So Good (Mini Dv, 7min, Color, 2016)

Growing up playing sports at a highly competitive level is familiar to many kids from the California suburbs. With little else to do, sports dominates youth culture. I was not an exception. I didnt have the skill or the size or the drive to continue on and try to make sports a career and so, like many other fallen high school stars, I play in parks and recreation leagues, mens leagues, church leagues, summer leagues, corporate leagues. This is a film about what it looks like to balance that youthful drive that is still in me, with being just a normal human non-professional-athlete adult.

Full film



2016. Mini-dv tape, 7 min





ABOUT
Cuyler Ballenger is an American independent artist and filmmaker. He is a minimalist filmmaker whose work is rooted in documentary practice and characterized by industrial and domestic landscapes. He was born and raised in Novato, California.