In 2003, Japan was plunged into economic darkness, and its people needed a ray of hope. They found one in Haru Urara, a racehorse with a pink Hello Kitty mask and a career-long losing streak.
ESPN 30 for 30 short. Screenings at Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Hot Docs, and more.
WINNER – Best Short Documentary, Hot Docs 2016
Directed by: Mickey Duzyj
Produced by: Mona Panchal, Yuka Uchida (Japan)
Edited by: Casimir Nozkowski
Composed by: Terry Dame
Executive Producers: Erik Rydholm, Connor Schell, Libby Geist, John Dahl
Director of Photography: Nobutaka Shirahama
Original Art by: Mickey Duzyj
Art Assistant: Kyle Stecker
Animation by: Naoko Hara
Sound design by: Greg Smith
Featuring: Koji Hashiguchi, Masashi Yoshida, Dai Muneishi, Ken Ishii