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A fledgling boys high school soccer program unites together to go on a magical run during their 2015 season. Despite losing their best player, and having to overcome multiple language barriers, they make it to the state tournament only to be matched up against Minnesota’s best soccer player in a wild game... played in a blizzard.

  • Brad Baker
  • Samuel Plucker
  • Brad Baker
  • Samuel Plucker
  • Brad Baker
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  • Runtime:
    44 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 20, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Distribution Information
  • Minnesota United FC
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Brad Baker, Samuel Plucker

It’s been a long, winding road to get here. After graduating from the North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking, Brad spent several years in Los Angeles working for the producer of the RUSH HOUR franchise before finding a marriage of passions while working for NFL Network: Sports and Filmmaking. Brad would spend the next two years as the Production Manager for the Washington Redskins, during which time he would be awarded with an Emmy for his work on “Remembering 21: A Tribute To Sean Taylor.” Having gained experience in all facets of sports television production, he moved to the deep south of Athens, Georgia, where he would start a new video department for the University of Georgia Bulldogs. The next four years were spent creating one of the most revered and reputable media teams in collegiate athletics. In February of 2013, it was a move from the deep south to the frozen tundra of the Twin Cities that brought Brad to Minnesota United FC, where he has once again built one of the premiere video departments of US Soccer franchises, helping launch MNUFC as a global soccer brand.

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Director Statement

This film is part of a larger on-going series, entitled FROM THE NORTH, focusing on soccer-based stories within Minnesota that haven't been told, but deserve to be seen.