What drew me to the story of Sullivan High’s soccer team was the raw humanity and relatability the team exuded. I saw a team rich with grueling life experience, but I also saw a group of people filled with unbounded hope, brotherly encouragement, and a strong desire to build a better life for themselves and their families.
This story serves as proof that a diverse group of people can not only coexist in peace but can actually embolden one another to be better people as well. It was incredible to see all of the players working to overcome language barriers and individualized struggles through a mutual love for the game. This might be a documentary about soccer, but it is more than a sports story, it’s a tribute to America and its unique ability to create a melting pot of fresh starts. This film could have been about ballet, medicine, or archaeology; these are simply the mediums that help us remember that we’re not so different after all.
Anthony Pellino Director
Thibaut Estellon Executive Producer
Ahad Mahmood Director of Photography
Jason Koontz Director of Photography
Scott Wietrzykowski Sound
Carlos Espinoza Editor