Mighty Jerome (Short Version)

Mighty Jerome (Short Version)

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In 1959, at just 19, Harry Jerome was Canada's most promising track and field star on his way to the Olympics in Rome. By 1962, after suffering a gruesome leg injury, there was every reason to think that his racing days were over. But Jerome was not just a champion on the track; he was doubly determined off it. And so began his climb to what his coach, Bill Bowerman, called "the greatest comeback in track and field history."

Through years of unparalleled political turbulence, racial conflict and his own personal challenges, Harry Jerome kept his head down and ran, displaying strength of character and willful perseverance every bit as impressive as his record-setting athleticism.

Filmmaker Charles Officer uses gorgeous monochrome imagery, impassioned interviews and astonishing archival footage to tell the runner's triumphant story, from his early days in North Vancouver, through his three Olympics and his unequalled streak of records, to his sudden and tragically premature death. Family, friends and teammates recall a man who forever changed the Canadian sports landscape and made an indelible mark upon the world.

Compelling, surprising and urgently paced, Mighty Jerome will electrify sports fans, history buffs and all those with an appreciation for tales of courage and redemption.

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Credits
  • writer
    Charles Officer
  • director
    Charles Officer
  • producer
    Selwyn Jacob
  • editor
    Jesse James Miller
  • director of photography
    John Price
  • original music composer
    Schaun Tozer
  • spoken word performer
    Saul Williams
  • sound design
    Jonathan Ritchie
  • supervising sound editor
    Jonathan Ritchie
  • sound recordist
    Eric Davies
    Tim Lue
  • dramatic re-enactment cast
    Nykeem Provo
    Claire Burns
    Fidel Dwayne Hodge
  • art director
    Diana Abbatangelo
  • set decorator
    Perri Gorrara
  • wardrobe
    Evilia Nikolouzos
  • makeup
    Evilia Nikolouzos
  • graphics
    Charles Officer
  • animation
    Paul Morstad
  • archival research
    Found Images Research
    Sylvia Mezei
  • research
    Stephen Brunt
    Cheryl Foggo
  • re-recording mixer
    Jonathan Ritchie
  • executive producer
    Tracey Friesen

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