Harry Jerome : The Fastest Man on Earth

Harry Jerome : The Fastest Man on Earth

| 10 min

This short film is a condensed version of our feature documentary Mighty Jerome, made especially for elementary and middle-school classes. Canadian athlete Harry Jerome overcame racism to reach the height of track-and-field success. When an injury ended his career, Jerome continued training and went on to achieve one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.

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  • writer
    Ileana Pietrobruno
  • director
    Ileana Pietrobruno
  • producer
    Selwyn Jacob
  • editor
    Ileana Pietrobruno
  • additional cinematography
    Andrew Coppin
  • music composition
    Eric J. Paul
  • sound design
    Eric J. Paul
  • cast
    Fidel Dwayne Hodge
    Saphren Ma
  • sound recordist
    Sandor Gyurkovics
  • archival research
    Found Images Research
  • online editor
    Eliot Piltz
  • post-production services
    Finale Editworks
  • sound editor
    Brody Ratsoy
  • re-recording mixer
    Brody Ratsoy
  • re-recording studio
    DBC Sound Inc.
  • production coordinator
    Jennifer Roworth
  • technical coordinator
    Wes Machnikowski
  • production supervisor
    Kathryn Lynch
  • marketing manager
    Leslie Stafford
  • program administrator
    Janine Steele
  • executive producer
    Tracey Friesen

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  • Scocasso

    "...and because they couldn't believe that a Canadian could have run that fast they rounded it to ten point flat..." Bastards!! Reminds me of the crap Graeme Obree went through.

    Scocasso, 11 Nov 2010
  • Renee

    Wonderful story of a true Canadian hero. A story of a young mans struggle with life in a white world. With the help of those that believed in him and loved him - over came the critics, the injuries, and the racism. Thoughtful, sensitive and eye opening.

    Renee, 11 Oct 2010

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