2021 Atlanta Film Festival

Events Transpiring Before, During, and After a High School Basketball Game

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It’s 1999 and the Middleview Ducks boys' basketball team is about to play the most low-stakes game of their lives.

As the team prepares for another certain loss, dramas circling the game become more of a focus than the score. Locker room conversations about existentialism, an assistant coach’s obsession with an NBA offense technique, a radical theatre protest, and a frantic search for an osteoporosis-stricken canine are just some of the events that take place before, during, and after the high school basketball game.


Ted Stenson is a writer and filmmaker based in Calgary, Alberta. He graduated from the MFA Theatre program at the University of Calgary with a degree in playwriting. His plays and short films have been performed and screened at festivals across Canada and the United States. Recently, his play The Once and Future King of Zanzibar was staged at Pittsburgh New Works’ Lab Series. In 2015, his short Film Craig, the Loneliest Man in the World, Makes a Friend, Loses a Friend, and Subsequently Learns the Value of Solitude won Best Canadian Film at Videodrunk Toronto. He is currently developing a radio play about an animal plastic surgeon. Events Transpiring Before, During, and After a High School Basketball Game is his first feature film.

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    75 minutes
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  • Director
    Ted Stenson
  • Screenwriter
    Ted Stenson
  • Producer
    Nicola Waugh, Kevin Dong
  • Cast
    Andrew Phung, Paul Cowling, Ben Arthurs, Isra Abdelrahim