The Phenom

Spotlight

World Premiere

USA | 88 MINUTES

THE PHENOM

Drama, Sports, NY Director(s)
Major-league rookie pitcher Hopper Gibson (Johnny Simmons) has lost his focus. After choking on the mound, he’s sent down to the minors and prescribed sessions with an unorthodox sports therapist (Paul Giamatti), who pushes him to uncover the origins of his anxiety. Beneath it all is his fraught relationship with his overbearing ex-con father (Ethan Hawke), whose tough love is the source of both his success and his paralysis. The Phenom is not your typical sports movie; TFF alumnus Noah Buschel (Glass Chin) brings depth and complexity to this gripping psychological portrait of an athlete at a crossroads in the big-league sports grind.

—Genna Terranova

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Noah Buschel

Buschel's body of work includes Glass Chin (TFF 2014), Sparrows Dance, The Missing Person, Neal Cassady and Bringing Rain.
Director
Noah Buschel
Screenwriter
Noah Buschel
Producer
Kim Jose, Antonia Bogdanovich
Cinematographer
Ryan Samul
Executive Producer
Aaron L. Gilbert, Gregory P. Shockro, Yul Vazquez
Composer
Aleks De Carvalho
Co-Producer
Louise Lovegrove
Production Designer
Sam Lisenco
Casting by
Billy Hopkins
Cast
Johnny Simmons, Ethan Hawke, Paul Giamatti, Alison Elliott, Yul Vazquez, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Marin Ireland, Elizabeth Marvel, Paul Adelstein, Louisa Krause, Frank Wood

CONTACTS

Print Source
Kim Jose
Armoury
New York, NY 10013
Phone: 917 561 0022
kimjose11@gmail.com
International Sales Contact
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Conquistador
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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US Sales Contact
Deb McIntosh
WME
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Press Contact
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Katrina Wan PR
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