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The Annual Taylor Family Thanksgiving Day Ping Pong Tournament

Mark Hayes is a quiet young man who doesn't exactly fit in with the Taylors, a rowdy bunch whose favorite Thanksgiving Day tradition is the no holds barred, foul mouthed infused, winner take all, ping pong tournament. Usually Mark is no match for his competitive family members, but this year is finally his year. A win here will prove that he’s a worthy member of the Taylor Clan. That is until an unexpected competitor decides to come knocking. That competitor is Mark’s Uncle Teddy, a man no one’s seen in at least 10 years, who’s ready to take the trophy for himself. Now Mark is forced to really step up his game as he battles his way through the family in a tournament for the ages. Everything is on the line for Mark, as only one can walk away with the trophy and the ultimate glory that comes with winning the Annual Taylor Family Thanksgiving Day Ping Pong Tournament.

  • Warner Nieborg
  • Warner Nieborg
  • Miann Wilson
  • August Leagre
    Key Cast
  • Hil Kilgore
    Key Cast
  • Patrick Deering
    Key Cast
  • Garrett Lennington
    Director of Photography
  • Parker Bradford
    Production Designer
  • Mohamed Nazar
  • Jonathan Gilmer
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Coming of Age, Ping Pong
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 10, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, RED
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Iron Mule Short Comedy Film Fesitval
    New York, New York
    United States
    January 31, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Portland Comedy Film Festival
    Portland, Oregon
    United States
    March 24, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    August 26, 2017
  • Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    Online Selection
Director Biography - Warner Nieborg

Warner Nieborg is a director/writer from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He enjoys making comedy films that entertain people, make them laugh, and tell stories that (hopefully) aren’t plagiarized. When he’s not making films, he enjoys panning for gold in the Everglades and dabbling in the sport of competitive meerkat racing.

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Good laughs and good craft, that's all you need