Pinball: The Man Who Saved The GameUnited States, 2022 : Canadian Premiere
Based on the true story of Roger Sharpe, a young midwesterner who overturned New York City's 35 year-old ban on pinball machines.
An unsettled writer with a fantastic mustache, Roger Sharpe, finds solace and confidence in one thing he has mastered: pinball. When a police raid destroys the only machines he can find in 1970s New York City, he learns the game is illegal. Roger reluctantly joins forces with the Music and Amusement Association to overturn the ban while falling in love with Ellen, an artist and single mother. Roger’s path to save pinball ultimately rescues him. He and Ellen overcome their pasts and take a shot at love. Roger learns what it means to take a chance—and that commitment is the most rewarding gamble of all.
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Hamptons International Film Festival 2022
Newport Beach International Film Festival 2022
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 2022
Raindance Film Festival 2022
Cucalorus Film Festival 2022
Brothers Austin and Meredith Bragg have spent years channeling their sibling rivalry into award-winning content. In 2005 they founded a small production company that specializes in creating short-form comedy for the web. Their web series, THE DEFENDERS OF STAN, was bought by Warner Brothers Television, and later co-wrote the half-hour pilot. Their recent short film A PIECE OF CAKE (2020) took several awards on the festival circuit. PINBALL: THE MAN WHO SAVED THE GAME (2022), is their debut feature film.
press for Pinball: The Man Who Saved The Game
"Refreshingly witty, funny and captivating."- NYC Movie Guru
"A compelling angle to tell this wild true story."- The Only Critic
screened with a short film
2022, 8 m, Canada, Director Alec PronovostA recent graduate with a bachelor's degree in History and Civilization, struggles to find a job in his field and accepts a position as a clerk in a pool shop. Feeling down, he navigates his new profession as best he can.
Roger C. Sharpe
Summer Crockett Moore