Ethan King is a 15 year old from Michigan whose dream is to give soccer balls to kids all over the world. "Pass the Ball" chronicles Ethan's most recent trip to Mozambique with professional player Neven Subotić. Ethan and Neven not only donate new soccer balls but share how soccer can help cross borders and foster community.
At just 10 years old, Ethan started his own charity to deliver high-quality, professional soccer balls to kids who could otherwise not afford them. Since then, Ethan has helped hand-deliver over 4,000 soccer balls to youth in need across the world. Many many thanks to Sappi Paper and their Ideas that Matter Grant for making this possible.
*American Documentary Film Festival 2014 Official Selection
Directed by: Dress Code
Producer: Veronica Balta
DP: Adam McDaid and Andre Andreev
Music/Sound Design: YouTooCanWoo
Edited by: Dan Covert and Abdul Franklin
Production Cordinator: Megan Potter
Filmed with 2 Canon C300's
Seth is a local kid from Squamish that was crushing it so hard on a bike that we couldn't help but to sick the team on him. Where other young downhill mountain bikers are staying to the safety of the bike parks Seth shines on the steep wet faces and gaps of the Squamish backcountry.
« ... And this weekend there really is no time, but it’s no use thinking about that now, the boots sink into the snow, the pack resting heavily on the back and in your hand you hold a child. We leave the small road and go into the night. Straight pines slide out from the black and into the light of the headlamps. When the cloud cover for a moment opens up, the moon peeks through, orange, half-covered by Earth’s shadow: the lunar eclipse.»
Winter camping with children need not be a huge, insurmountable project. An extra sleeping bag, a thick sleeping mat, warm clothing and boots – the adventure is waiting right out there.