Title: The Roper
Year: 2014
Project: Short Film
Production: Lucid Inc.

 

Kendrick is a young, black calf roper grafting through the local, all-white rodeo circuits of the southern United States. Soft spoken and gentlemanly, roping is Kendrick’s singular focus, his ‘good addiction’. He practices long into the night and is happiest when he is on the road to a competition. Before each rodeo he prays for the safety of his horse and himself, and to win a check.

Ever since he was a boy he has dreamed to one day making it to the National Rodeo Finals in Las Vegas. This is the beginning of that story.

The Roper won a Webby  ‘Best Documentary 2013′, The One Club One Screen ‘Best documentary’ & a Cinema Eye ‘ Best Short Film’ nomination. The film screened at a number of  film festivals  including Sundance & SXSW.