Watch: Netflix's Original Youth Golf Doc 'The Short Game' First Trailer
by Ethan Anderton
November 8, 2013
Just recently, we talked about how Netflix wants to get into the film distribution game, and not only stream feature films through their service, but make big films available day and date with the theatrical release. In the meantime, they're releasing an original documentary called The Short Game, a festival favorite executive produced by Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel that follows a group of youth golfers as they they train for the World Championships of Junior Golf. It's reminiscent of the spelling bee doc Spellbound, with the added bonus of music by Mark Mothersbaugh. The film won the audience award at SXSW and hit limited theaters in September, but everyone should check it out on Netflix next month. Watch below!
Here's the first trailer for Josh Greenbaum's The Short Game direct from Netflix:
The Short Game is directed by Josh Greenbaum and follows the lives of eight of the best 7-year-old golfers in the world as they train for and compete in the World Championships of Junior Golf. The annual tournament held at golfing mecca Pinehurst, North Carolina, brings in 1500 young golfers from 54 different countries and determines who will be crowned golfs next phenom. In its course, the eight stories entwine to form a fascinating and often funny portrait of a group of very young athletes and their families, in which the narrow-focused, peculiar and highly competitive junior golf subculture becomes both a window into contemporary culture and an inspiring reflection of the human condition. It hits Netflix December 12th.