Award of Merit – Pivot (USA)

Title: Pivot
Runtime: 13 min
Country: USA 
Director: Blake C Williams
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: September, 2022

Synopsis: Leo, a young father, and former high-school basketball star works at a local grocery store. He’s an aspiring professional basketball player in his early 20’s. He believes the upcoming NBA G-League tryout is his chance to make it to the NBA. Leo wants to provide for his daughter Kyn, and his mother Hera, but his ego and short temper often cloud his decision-making. Leo is in the process of transforming into an adult and needs guidance. He is desperate and will risk everything for a chance to fulfill his dream. Concurrently, Leo’s desperation will put him in a dangerous position. Leo must reconsider his motives to be present when his family needs him the most.