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Keep Going Joon

Juniper, a middle-age father, severely injures himself playing his favorite Tuesday night pick-up basketball game. After surgery to repair his torn ACL, he goes through a tedious rehab to get back to his beloved pastime; only to injure himself again ... and then again. Each surgery causes him to confront his love for the game and his wife’s hope that he’ll stop playing.

  • Cedar Daniels
  • Cedar Daniels, Brandon Beilis
  • Ryan Parks, Peter Demas, Cedar Daniels
  • Stephanie Kurtzuba
    Key Cast
    The Wolf of Wall Street, The Irishman, The Good Wife, Annie
  • Todd Alan Crain
    Key Cast
    "DR. DAVID"
    The Punisher, Broad City, 30 Rock, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Jeremy Holm
    Key Cast
    The Ranger, House of Cards, Mr. Robot
  • Brandon Beilis
    Key Cast
  • Yamaneika Saunders
    Key Cast
    Inside Amy Schumer, The Jim Gaffigan Show
  • Nimesh Patel
    Key Cast
    Saturday Night Live Writer
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  • Runtime:
    25 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Alexa Mini
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Director Biography - Cedar Daniels

Cedar Daniels is a writer, director and editor. He studied and received his MFA in film and motion graphics from Parsons in 2005. He’s been in television and film for the last 18 years and has written, directed and edited films that have screened at Cannes, Tribeca, Atlanta, Urban World, Tokyo, Sydney, La Short Fest and other film festivals to name a few. 'Keep Going Joon' is his second short film. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and two daughters.

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Director Statement

This film is a personal journey through the 3 plus years is took me to recover from having multiple surgeries in order to play my favorite Tuesday night pick-up basketball game. It’s my love letter to the sport, as it is my therapy, my main form of exercise and one of the few pastimes that keeps me balanced. The bond I’ve built with the basketball players of Tuesday night, goes beyond the 15 years that we’ve spent on the hardwood floor. It’s a brotherhood of aging men trying their best to hold onto their competitive youth, while trying not to get hurt. More importantly, I made this film for anyone who has been injured playing the sport they love for no reward or trophies, yet persevered with only a concerned look from loved ones.