There was a time when you really had to search out a short documentary film, a time when the fiction film was most definitely the alpha male in the world of the short. However, over the last decade, with the ready availability of cheaper production equipment and the Internet providing an arena to screen, the documentary short definitely seems to be a format in ascension in current times. A quick browse through Vimeo or YouTube will bring forth an abundance of short docs and a wealth of competition for filmmakers operating within this field. This means that if you want your doc to stand out, it has to be engaging, entertaining and well made, under this criteria, Sean Dunne’s The Bowler is definitely a stand out film.
Meet Rocky Salemmo. He’s a ramblin’ gamblin’ man. For the majority of his adult life Rocky has hustled bowling for a living.
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