Two OSCAR®-Shortlisted Doc Shorts from Netflix: AUDIBLE & LEAD ME HOME
January 23, 2022, 5:00 P.M.
Live Online Webinar
Outside the Box [Office] and Netflix invite you to attend
A special live online screening of
Two OSCAR®-Shortlisted Doc Shorts
Audible & Lead Me Home
Followed by a Live Virtual Q&A with Filmmakers Matt Ogens, Pedro Kos, and Jon Shenk
5:00 P.M. PST on Sunday, January 23rd, 2022
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Both short films will be screened directly through the Webinar.
Total running time: 78 minutes.
Open to all USC Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and the General Public.
About the Shorts
USA, 38 minutes. Directed by Matt Ogens.
Audible is a cinematic and immersive coming of age documentary following Maryland School for the Deaf high school athlete Amaree McKenstry and his close friends as they face the pressures of senior year and grappling with the realities of venturing off into the hearing world. Amaree and his teammates take out their frustrations on the football field as they battle to protect an unprecedented winning streak, while coming to terms with the tragic loss of a close friend. This is a story about kids who stand up to adversity. They face conflict, but approach the future with hope – shouting to the world that they exist and they matter.
MATT OGENS (Director)
Matt Ogens is an award-winning filmmaker known for capturing an evocative visual and narrative aesthetic across a variety of media including documentary, narrative, and branded content. His breakthrough documentary CONFESSIONS OF A SUPERHERO premiered at SXSW to critical acclaim, and he subsequently went on to earn a Primetime Emmy Award for his ESPN 30 for 30, FROM HARLEM WITH LOVE about the Globetrotters. Recent projects include the two-time Emmy-nominated documentary series WHY WE FIGHT, which Ogens created and executive produces, the Emmy-nominated LA LOUVRE, an augmented reality film directed for RYOT and Huffington Post, and two films for the UFC’s 25 YEARS IN SHORT series which was nominated for an Emmy Award and won a Clio. His last feature HOME + AWAY, which follows high school athletes living on the US/Mexico border, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. On the advertising side, Ogens collaborates with top agencies and brands, helming major campaigns, which has garnered several prominent awards including a SXSW Interactive Award, Clios, One Show, and Cannes Lions. Most recently, he directed a Super Bowl campaign for Verizon titled THE TEAM WHO WOULDN’T BE HERE, earning three Cannes Lions, four Clio Awards, a Webby Award, and a One Show Award. Matt’s Netflix Original documentary AUDIBLE is a coming-of-age story told from the perspective of Deaf high school students. The entire film is communicated through sign language.
LEAD ME HOME
USA, 40 minutes. Directed by Pedro Kos and Jon Shenk.
500,000 Americans experience homelessness every night. Lead Me Home is a documentary short by Jon Shenk and Pedro Kos that captures the experience from multiple perspectives. This immersive, cinematic film personalizes the overwhelming issue by telling the real-life stories of those going through it as a first step toward challenging uninformed attitudes and outmoded policies and gives the audience a rare, in-depth look at the scale, scope and diversity of unsheltered America today.
PEDRO KOS (Director)
Pedro Kos’ latest documentary feature film REBEL HEARTS, which he directed, wrote, and edited premiered in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and was released worldwide by Discovery+. Prior to that he wrote and produced Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer’s Netflix Original Documentary THE GREAT HACK which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for a BAFTA award. His feature directorial debut BENDING THE ARC (co-directed with Kief Davidson) premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Previously, he edited Jehane Noujaim’s Academy Award nominee THE SQUARE which earned Pedro an Emmy Award for Best Editing for a Non-Fiction program, Lucy Walker’s Academy Award nominee WASTE LAND and THE CRASH REEL (2013 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award winner), Jon Shenk’s THE ISLAND PRESIDENT (2011 TIFF Documentary People’s Choice Award winner) among others. Pedro is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and received his B.A. in Theater Directing from Yale University.
JON SHENK (Director)
Jon Shenk recently co-directed the Emmy award winning ATHLETE A with his film partner, Bonni Cohen. ATHLETE A (Netflix) premiered at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival and has been nominated for two Emmy Awards. Jon co-directed and photographed AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER (Participant Media/Paramount) which premiered on opening night of the Sundance Film Festival in 2017, was shortlisted for the 2018 Oscars, and was nominated for a 2018 BAFTA for Best Documentary. In 2016, Jon co-directed and photographed the Peabody Award-winning film AUDRIE & DAISY (Netflix), which premiered in competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. In 2011, Jon directed THE ISLAND PRESIDENT (Goldwyn Films), winner of the 2011 TIFF’s People’s Choice Award and IDA’s Pare Lorentz Award. Jon was awarded the 2004 Independent Spirit Award for directing LOST BOYS OF SUDAN (Shadow Distribution/PBS), served as the DP for the 2008 Academy Award-winning SMILE PINKI, and won an Emmy for BLAME SOMEBODY ELSE (PBS), 2007.
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