Sunday Shots

A family reflects upon love & loss amidst their basketball bond.

  • Duffy Higgins
    Brooklyn Basketball, Mow Crew, This Is A Big Deal, La Prochaine Fois
  • Duffy Higgins
    Brooklyn Basketball, Mow Crew, This Is A Big Deal, La Prochaine Fois
  • Duffy Higgins
    Brooklyn Basketball, Mow Crew, This Is A Big Deal, La Prochaine Fois
  • Jill Dugger
  • Nadia Adelay
    Key Cast
  • Leonard J Moore
    Key Cast
    Shut Up and Box, It's Ya Boy
  • Matt Elias
    Train Approaching, One Buck, Feral
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    9 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 26, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
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    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Duffy Higgins

Whether from behind a monitor, or clutching the camera himself, Duffy's approach to storytelling is an intimate and visual affair. He's brought his fresh and dynamic aesthetic to Levi's for ESPN Football, Citi for the Olympics, and to Kiehl's for a motorcycle ride across 1800 miles of Americana. Duffy dives into directing headfirst in order to conceptualize clients' and brands' belief systems. He infiltrates crowds in order to showcase the emotions of attending a festival. He removes crew and works with actors alone in a room to create intimacy. He crafts storylines so that an audience can connect to a sentiment and ultimately evoke an opinion. These commercial spots, webisodes, music videos, short films, and documentaries have been festival-nominated, award-winning, community-showcased, celebrity-blogged, classroom-professed, and client-praised. Most recently he’s worked with ESPN, Verizon, Netflix, Levi's, Anheuser-Busch, Google, Citi, L'Oreal, Sony Music, and Pandora.

He served as Assoc. Producer on the feature drama-comedy "Mow Crew" in 2009.
As Director, his short "La Prochaine Fois" from 2012 won domestic and international awards.
His short documentary "It's A Big Deal" was featured at the first FOODABLE film festival in Chicago 2016.
"Brooklyn Basketball" is his first full-length feature documentary showcasing at both the NYC and Coney Island film festivals.

Born and raised in Miami, FL
College educated in the great state of Alabama
Calls New York City "home" since pre-Y2K
Calls Miami "home #2" for Winter
Pops to #DubsTheBoxer & Owner of #BuckyDentTheBronco

Duffy is commercially represented by GreenCard Pictures for directing, and Content New York for photography.

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Director Statement

I crafted the idea behind Sunday Shots after a good photographer friend of mine put me onto this unique location. In his photos, there was this dream-like vibe with a basketball court within feet of the ocean and covered by palm trees. I knew fairly quickly there was a story there for me to tell, and in the process of writing all of the grief and love I'd been personally going through ultimately bled out onto the pages. At the time I was also feeling the need to get back into directing dialogue with actors. So developing characters that would allow the actors' personal experiences with Grief/Love to work their way into the script was very important to me. When we casted and found both Leonard and Nadia, I knew right away we were headed in a great direction and their performances are the proof. In the end, I hope that the audience can find connections to the characters and context, and if only one person who watches it finds comfort or guidance in dealing with their own grief then I'd consider the entire production process a success. It's certainly helped me with mine.