October 9, 2017

Monday Thoughts: “Long Shot” the Documentary Film

Four years ago I met with Jacob LaMendola and talked about his documentary film project called “Long Shot,” that was in the pre-production stage and looking for financing. This weekend, I watched it on Netflix and couldn’t help but find happiness in so many nuanced ways.

Like all great documentaries, there is a real sense of emotional connection between the main characters and the film’s narrative. The drama builds throughout and you find yourself completely invested in the storyline. If you are a fan of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” (which launched its first new season last week since 2011) you will find an unbelievable twist in the documentary that will also heighten your experience.

Jacob is a young, creative guy with a passion for storytelling; his perseverance and compelling subject matter allow him to breakthrough. Jason grew up nearby in Demarest, NJ and he has produced a movie that people will talk about. WATCH THE TRAILER and check it out on NETFLIX. It will make you laugh and cry.

Congrats to Jacob! We just launched our new Documentary Film Program for Teens this week. Not only is Jacob an inspiration for me, but he will surely allow us to celebrate our launch with a wonderful real-life story from our community.

Long Shot

Matt Ross

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