In Theaters September 20th, "The Short Game" Has Come a Long Way

Getting a movie made... and bringing it to theaters... is a notoriously difficult undertaking, even when a project has all the traditional elements of a blockbuster. But what about when your movie is a documentary... without any known stars... that takes place entirely within the rarefied word of junior golf? 

I wrote about "The Short Game" in early March when it was about to premiere in the feature documentary category at SXSW.

Like lots of golf fans I fell in love with the film... and its precocious cast... the first time I viewed the trailer,  but I worried a distribution deal might not materialize in a landscape where a risk-averse distribution system seems to shy away from movies without extravagant special effects and A-list stars.

Well, I needn't have worried, "The Short Game" ultimately won the SXSW Audience Award, other awards followed during the Spring and Summer, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel signed on as executive producers and in early August a distribution deal was secured. 

 The film will hit theaters on September 20th.