The Little Boy and the Ball

Director: Damian Marcano
2011, Trinidad+Tobago / USA
Dramatic short 11 minutes


Richard, a 10-year-old boy who lives with his grandparents, has an attachment to his football as if it were his best friend. As time progresses, the ball develops blemishes and scratches as a result of their activities together. The lesson learned is simple: a friend is a friend no matter the person—or thing.

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Damian Marcano was born in Trinidad and moved to the US at the age of 12. After enrolling as a pre-med student at Ohio State University, he moved to New York and became a web design programmer. He then entered film, and made his first short, The Little Boy and the Ball. He is in pre-production for his first feature, God Loves the Fighter.



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Thurs 22 Sept 7.00pm, NALIS, Point Fortin
Fri 23 Sept 7.00pm, Charlotteville Community Centre, Tobago
Wed 28 Sept 7.00pm, Mayaro Resource Centre
Sat 01 Oct 4.30pm, The Little Carib Theatre

Date: Sun 17 Jul, 2011
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