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Ryan Sidhoo | 2018

True North (Parts 1- 4)

This riveting docu-series follows 5 of Toronto's young hopefuls as they navigate the pressures and potential stardom of their hoop dreams.

June 15, 2019

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Making the National Basketball Association (NBA) is every young player’s dream, but for Toronto’s hopefuls, it seems the ultimate goal might be just a bit closer to reach.  Next to USA, Canada provides more talent to NBA than anywhere else in the world, and Toronto is at the centre of this boom. The city’s programs and coaches are some of the country’s best, but what does it really take to make the ultimate hoop dream come true?  This slick documentary series follows five of the city’s leading players, including Keone Davis, Malachi Ndur, Cordell Veira, Jalen Celestine and the world’s top-ranked 12 year-old Elijah Fisher.  But as courtside cameras and intimate exchanges reveal, it takes more than athletic ability to navigate their paths to success.  Strong communities, emotional bonds and mental focus don’t happen on the hardwood, but somewhere much deeper.  As fast-paced and as engaging as the game itself, this striking series takes us into the very heart of Toronto’s basketball scene. 


 
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As part of this program, following the film screenings we will host The New Locker Room Talk – Healthy Male Community Through Sports, a live discussion with the athletes and thought leaders as part of our Illuminating Ideas series. 

Luminato’s 2019 film series is curated in partnership with Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. This film has been programmed by Myrocia Watamaniuk, Senior International Programmer, Hot Docs Festival.

 
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Ryan Sidhoo | 2018

True North (Parts 1- 4)

This riveting docu-series follows 5 of Toronto's young hopefuls as they navigate the pressures and potential stardom of their hoop dreams.

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Performance: Saturday, June 15, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre
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Creative Team

CREATOR AND DIRECTOR
Ryan Sidhoo

PRODUCER
​Shirley Vercruysse

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Shirley Vercruysse

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
John Price

EDITOR
Graham Withers

COMPOSER
Alex Punzalan

SOUND DESIGNER
​John Diemer

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Jennifer Roworth

ASSISTANT EDITOR
Mike Howey

TECHNICAL COORDINATOR
Wes Machnikowski

RESEARCHER
​Caroline Coutts

COORDINATOR, PRO ATHLETE INTERVIEWS
​Mike Hamilton

ADDITIONAL CAMERA
Chris Romeike, Jesse McCracken, Matthew Nauser, Andrew Bissonnette, Mike McLaughlin, James Pace-Cornsilk, Chris Wardle 

SOUND RECORDISTS
Ryan Cox, Nick Davey, Neil Curschman, Benjamin Barton, Dane Kelly, Nathaniel Robinson, Kevin Brown, Mike Kool, Bernie Ozol, Max Hirtenstein, Justin Lacroix, Zach Thorpe

PRODUCTION COORDINATORS
Veronika Paz, Kristyn Stilling

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PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS
​Patrick Sue-Chan, Mackie Montgomery, Paul Kim, Marcus Armstrong, Chris Niesing

STILLS PHOTOGRAPHER
​Yasin Osman

RE-RECORDING MIXER
Luc Léger, Geoff Mitchell

SOUND EDITOR
Michelle Hwu, Chris Robison

DIGITAL COLOURIST 
Serge Verreault

GRAPHICS
​Jacknife

VFX
​Bun Lee, Cynthia Ouellet