Watch: Comedic Short ‘The Ref’ About a Youth Sports Ref vs. Parents
by Alex Billington
August 5, 2022
“We will resume play.” The most annoying factor about youth sports activities shouldn’t be the sport itself, or the altered guidelines, it is all of the hysterical mother and father who get upset at just about something. Proper, proper? Or is it additionally the a-hole referees who do not actually care in regards to the recreation? Most likely each. The Ref is an ungainly comedic brief movie made by filmmaker Peter Edlund, co-written by Peter and his brother Ian Edlund. The brief is a couple of younger referee who struggles to keep up management over a 2nd grade basketball recreation. The children aren’t the problem. Every thing breaks down when he will get into an argument with one of many mother and father, although each final one of many adults right here is annoying. However that is the purpose. The Ref stars co-writer Ian Edlund because the ref, together with Frank Boyd, Emily Chisholm, Kevin Kelly, Keaton Whittaker, Christopher Goodson, Ian Lerch. That is so good it performs like a doc not a fictional movie, as if they only strolled right into a recreation then turned the digicam on.
Due to Short of the Week for that includes this one. Transient description from YouTube: “A referee struggles to keep up management over a 2nd-grade basketball recreation.” The Ref is directed by Seattle-based filmmaker Peter Edlund – you possibly can see extra of his work on his Vimeo or go to his manufacturing firm Visible Air pollution’s web site. The screenplay is written by Peter Edlund and Ian Edlund. From a narrative by Ian Edlund. After being prompted to give you an concept, Ian was “‘crossing Atlantic Avenue, I noticed a picture of a referee slamming a ball to the bottom in frustration.’ This random scene is what Ian credit as the primary spark of inspiration for The Ref, as he was transported again to his experiences watching his brother in youth basketball.” Produced by Megan Leonard. Co-produced by Séverine Tibi and Anaïs Calmels. With cinematography by Ty Migota, and music by Erik Blood. For more information, go to the movie’s web site. To observe extra shorts, click on right here. Ideas?