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The Rebound; Screening with: Ruggers

  • Colligan Plaza Theater 1020 River Street Santa Cruz, CA, 95060 United States (map)

The Rebound

(Documentary Feature) 

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Synopsis: The Rebound follows the underdog journey of the Miami Heat Wheels wheelchair basketball team, in their quest for a national championship. Despite a disappointing elimination the year before and the team’s dwindling resources, adaptive athletes rally towards the title while each striving for their own dreams, second chances, and to win against all odds.

Director: Shaina Allen is an award-winning director, DP and editor focused on telling impactful stories with creativity and purpose. Her experience includes a broad range of work in documentary and cinematic storytelling, editing for sports and news broadcasting, creative content production, and award-winning lifestyle cinematography. She is a graduate of James Madison's University's School of Media Arts and Design (GO DUKES!), currently Creative Director and Co-founder of Shaina Koren Cinematography.

Screening with: 


(Local Short, 6 mins)

Attending: Alison Hoffman (Director) Michael Bryant (Co-Director)

Synopsis: Ruggers tells the story of how one rugby player sparked a movement at Southern Oregon University, how the rugby team began, and how the sport changed each Rugger's life.

Director: Alison Hoffman is a recent graduate of Southern Oregon University where she found her passion for both filmmaking and the sport of rugby. Alison now works in the camera department on various films and TV shows. Michael Bryant is also a recent graduate of Southern Oregon University, and is now a documentary filmmaker with a passion for exploring stories of courage, authenticity, and humanity.

Earlier Event: October 13
You're Not Alone: Narrative Shorts Program
Later Event: October 13
Burning Paradise