Match Point

Benn, a young tennis ball, starts to play the game of his life. That's where he meets Durlot and Winston, they tell him the bad news: the end of the game signifies the end of their lives. There is only one way to avoid certain death, reaching the hands of the spectators.
At the time Benn decides to ignore them but soon witnesses, during one of his games, the state in which the balls that could not fulfill their destiny find themselves in. Benn must reach the crowd before the daunting cry signals the end: MATCH POINT!
Many strong hits delay his achievement but Winston sees something special in Benn, that's why Winston sacrifices himself in order to give Benn another chance. Time seems to stop when Benn nearly crashes into a wall but is saved just in time by a fortunate hand that stops his fall. A little boy holds him and Benn finally gets his dream of playing forever more.

  • Nicolas Roldan
    Director
  • Evangelina Romero Belvedere
    Writer
  • Micaela Tais Pereyra
    Writer
  • Nicolas Roldan
    Writer
  • Evangelina Romero Belvedere
    Producer
  • Javier Alejandro Etcheverry
    Character Design
  • Eric Roldan
    Character Design
  • Evangelina Romero Belvedere
    Casting
  • Pedro Garcia
    Key Cast
    “Benn”
  • Martín Amselem
    Key Cast
    “Durlot”
  • Ricardo Bangueses
    Key Cast
    “Winston”
  • Evangelina Romero Belvedere
    Key Cast
    “N°19 / Car ball”
  • Nahuel Quimey Dragonetti
    Sound Designer
  • Micaela Tais Pereyra
    Art Director
  • Gonzalo Villafañe
    Director of photography
  • Jimena Martínez Sáez
    Original Music Score
  • Micaela Carballo
    Original Music Score
  • Camila Guerra
    Distribution
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Match Point
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 12, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    1,600 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Argentina
  • Country of Filming:
    Argentina
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Nicolas Roldan

Nicolás Roldan, in 2019, finished his Audiovisual Design degree in the University of Buenos Aires. These past few years his interest in the world of animation has grown, and he has finished a number of courses on the School of Multimedia Art Da Vinci on the subject of modeling, digital sculpting and 3D animation. In 2018 he was praised and rewarded by the jury of that same school for his last year 3D animation project.

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Director Statement

In "Match Point" Benn must face the harsh reality in order to realize his dream of playing forever more. And so did I, forcing myself to abandon the comfort of the known to step into the unknown chasing that little boy´s dream; the dream to take the game to anyone, anywhere and everywhere. The long lasting dream of playing for life.