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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Netflix Launches Its First Original Documentary, “The Short Game” on December 12



NETFLIX ADDS AWARD-WINNING FILM “THE SHORT GAME” TO ITS ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY SLATE

Beverly Hills, CA — Netflix will launch “The Short Game” on Thursday, December 12th at 12:01 AM PT.  The documentary, which will be the first original documentary available on the service, follows eight of the most competitive golfers around the globe, all who happen to be under the ripe age of seven years old, as they train for and compete in the World Championship of Junior Golf.  The Netflix original documentary will be available to stream in all territories where Netflix is available - U.S., Canada, the UK, Ireland, Latin America, the Nordics and the Netherlands.

Emmy® award-winning director Josh Greenbaum’s feature debut premiered at South by Southwest (SXSW) and won the 2013 Audience Award.  It was Academy qualified in a limited theatrical release through Phase 4 Films and Samuel Goldwyn Films.

“‘The Short Game’ provides a highly entertaining, family friendly and joyful vantage into a unique world that most people fantasize about: being the best in the world at something.  The fact that this dream is pursued by children playing a grownups’ game is intriguing and inspiring,” says Lisa Nishimura, Netflix VP of Original Documentary and Comedy.  “We seek to provide the very best storytelling within the documentary filmmaking category and ‘The Short Game’ is the rare example of a beautifully told and heart-warming tale which appeals to all generations.”

"As a filmmaker, you hope your work will reach as many people as possible and that's what's so exciting about partnering with Netflix, who are presenting some of the most original and cutting edge programming on the planet right now," said director Josh Greenbaum.  "The idea of people all across the world being able to watch the film is a dream come true."

“The Short Game” is produced by Rafael Marmor, Christopher Leggett, and Josh Greenbaum, and executive produced by Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake, Timm Oberwelland, John Battsek and David Frankel.

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