The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere (2016)

In 2003, Japan was plunged into economic darkness, and its people needed a ray of hope. They found one in Haru Urara, a racehorse with a pink Hello Kitty mask and a career-long losing streak.

Haru Urara, a Japanese racehorse, became a national icon after enduring a losing streak of epic proportions.

Short Film Festival: ESPN 30 for 30 short. Screenings at Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Hot Docs, and more. WINNER – Best Short Documentary, Hot Docs 2016

Directed by: Mickey Duzyj

Produced by: Mona Panchal, Yuka Uchida (Japan)

Edited by: Casimir Nozkowski

Composed by: Terry Dame

Executive Producers: Erik Rydholm, Connor Schell, Libby Geist, John Dahl

Director of Photography: Nobutaka Shirahama

Original Art by: Mickey Duzyj

Art Assistant: Kyle Stecker

Animation by: Naoko Hara

Sound design by: Greg Smith

Featuring: Koji Hashiguchi, Masashi Yoshida, Dai Muneishi, Ken Ishii

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