A small-time Bookie, in a desperate moment, decides a kidnapping is the answer to recovering his debts and restoring his reputation. But it's a gamble that leaves him in way over his head...

Betting the Game was a 546 award winning thesis project in the Graduate Film Production Program, at U.S.C.

Officially selected for 19 International Film Festivals.

Winning awards at:
Worldfest 2001, 1st place Platinum Award Best Short Narrative (1,400 short entries)
Atalantic City Film Festival, 1st place, Gold Award – Best Dramatic Short.
49th Columbus International Film Festival - Bronze plaque.
Rocester International Film Festival Trophy Winner

Picked up for international Broadcast Television by:
PBS (U.S.A) Annual KCET ‘Fine Cut’ Series
The Sci-fi Channel (U.S.A.) ‘Exposure Series’
Newwork 2 (Ireland) ‘Debut Series’
Universal Television (Spain)
Film Four (U.K)
BS Japan Network (Tokyo Japan)
RTE National Broadcast Station (Ireland)

The feature length script was also a Finalist for the Sundance institute Feature Filmmakers lab. 2002.

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