Gonzo @ the Derby

Shorts Out of Competition

World Premiere

USA | 13 MINUTES

GONZO @ THE DERBY

Comedy, Sports, Documentary, Animation, NY Director(s)
In 1970, writer Hunter S. Thompson and illustrator Ralph Steadman covered the Kentucky Derby for Scanlan's Monthly. The resulting article, "The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved," marked the beginnings of gonzo journalism. Gonzo @ the Derby looks at the article and the lasting impact on media and sports journalism.

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Michael D. Ratner

TFF alumnus Michael D. Ratner is a 26-year-old writer, director, and producer based out of LA, currently running a scripted comedy at go90. Throughout the years, Ratner has produced documentaries, music videos, been hired to create content for major companies and won five Emmy Awards. His romantic comedy The 30 Year Old Bris was an official selection of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.
Director
Michael D. Ratner
Producer
Michael D. Ratner, Eric D. Cohen, Matthew Hirschhorn, Roman Gackowski, Sean Paulsen
Editor
Ashish Ravinran
Associate Producer
Ashish Ravinran, Kfir Goldberg, Sean Spencer
Cinematographer
Chris Kostianis
Executive Producer
Scott Ratner
Composer
Robert Miller
Cast
Sean Penn, Douglas Brinkley, Warren Hinckle, John Walsh, Ralph Steadman

CONTACTS

US Sales Contact
Eric D. Cohen
OBB Pictures
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310 957 2614
eric@obbpictures.com
Press Contact
Jennifer Cingari Christie
ESPN
New York, NY 10023
Phone: 646 547 5840
jennifer.j.cingari@espn.com
Print Source
Eric D. Cohen
OBB Pictures
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310 957 2614
eric@obbpictures.com
International Sales Contact
Eric D. Cohen
OBB Pictures
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310 957 2614
eric@obbpictures.com