Private Project

Ball is Life

Ball is Life is the story of a young female basketball star on the verge of earning a Division I scholarship under the intense coaching of her overbearing father. But when her hoop dreams are jeopardized by an unplanned pregnancy, she must decide which is more important, Ball or Life?

  • Terry Bluez
  • Terry Bluez
  • Megan StCin
  • Dani B. Green
    Key Cast
    The Beginning and Ending of Everything
  • Michael Green
    Key Cast
    Carter High
  • Darius Alexander
    Key Cast
  • Theo Bray
    Key Cast
    The Network
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 27, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Granatum Short Film Fest
    Denton, TX
    United States
    June 25, 2016
  • Underground FilmFest

    May 29, 2016
  • Women Texas Film Festival
    Dallas, TX
    United States
    August 19, 2016
  • Frame4Frame Film Festival
    Arlington, TX
    United States
    September 17, 2016
  • Downtown Tyler Film Festival
    Tyler, TX
    United States
    September 22, 2016
  • Dallas Videofest 29
    Dallas, TX
    United States
    October 23, 2016
  • Orlando Urban Film Festival
    Orlando, FL
    United States
    November 12, 2016
    Best Dramatic Action Short
  • Langston Hughes African American Film Festival
    Seattle, WA
    United States
    November 26, 2016
  • 23rd Annual African-American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    January 13, 2017
  • Denton Black Film Festival
    Denton, TX
    United States
    January 27, 2017
  • Deep in the Heart of Texas Film Festival
    Waco, TX
    United States
    February 16, 2017
  • Boomtown Film and Music Festival
    Beaumont, TX
    United States
    February 23, 2017
  • Charlotte Black Film Festival
    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    April 1, 2017
  • National Black Film Festival
    Houston, TX
    United States
    April 7, 2017
Director Biography - Terry Bluez

Terry Raper aka Terry Bluez is a 2nd year graduate film student at the University of Texas-Arlington. Born and raised in Waco, TX, he developed a passion for storytelling at an early age by writing poetry, music and short stories. After graduating high school he joined the Army where he completed tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. After a seven year military career, he was honorably discharged from the service and returned to complete his BA degree in Communications Production where he began shooting music videos with a long time friend. He soon became fascinated with video and set his sights on a career in filmmaking. The majority of his work deals with the themes of race and identity and how that influences the human experience from a cultural standpoint.

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