Water Is A Different Ball Game

Black alumni from 5 different high schools (Star Spencer, Douglass, John Marshall, Millwood, Northeast) enter the world of rowing for the first time as they compete in the inaugural “River Bowl Classic" at Riversport OKC.

  • James "VideoHero" Ridley
  • Shawntay Alexander
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    14 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 14, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - James "VideoHero" Ridley

James "VideoHero" Ridley is an Oklahoma City native. His love for film began in 2009 and has been growing ever since. Self taught videographer and editor, James made a name for himself shooting music videos and weddings. Award winning filmmaker, (Audience Choice Award - 48hour FF & Best Documentary - Black Film Festival of New Orleans) James has directed over 10 independent films and series.

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Director Statement

I like being a part of projects that are "firsts" or unique in the black community. This project in particular has never been done before.