SHORTS OUT OF COMPETITION

GONZO THE DERBY

Directed by Michael D. Ratner
SHORT DOCUMENTARY 13 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE GONZO THE DERBY
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.
Comedy, Sports, Documentary, Animation, NY Director(s)
About the Director(s)
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.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Shorts Out of Competition
  • Year:
    2016
  • Length:
    13 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    World
Cast & Credits
  • Executive Producer:
    Scott Ratner
  • Associate Producer:
    Ashish Ravinran, Kfir Goldberg, Sean Spencer
  • Director:
    Michael D. Ratner
  • Cinematographer:
    Chris Kostianis
  • Producer:
    Michael D. Ratner, Eric D. Cohen, Matthew Hirschhorn, Roman Gackowski, Sean Paulsen
  • Editor:
    Ashish Ravinran
  • Composer:
    Robert Miller
  • Cast:
    Sean Penn, Douglas Brinkley, Warren Hinckle, John Walsh, Ralph Steadman

Contacts
  • Print Source
    Eric D. Cohen
    OBB Pictures
    Beverly Hills, CA 90212
    Phone: 310 957 2614
    eric@obbpictures.com
  • 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
  • International Sales Contact
    Eric D. Cohen
    OBB Pictures
    Beverly Hills, CA 90212
    Phone: 310 957 2614
    eric@obbpictures.com