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The Love for the Game

Isaac, a former basketball player, watches old highlights from his games, he is visited by a Basketball Angel, who is trying to help Isaac get his enthusiasm back for basketball again. After Stella, Isaac's little sister, persuades her brother to take her to the local basketball court, Isaac is confronted with Basketball Angel as he expresses why he is done with the game he once loved. As Isaac expresses his emotions, Basketball Angel helps Isaac remember why he fell in love with the game in the first place.

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Josiah W. Jones is Apache, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Ohkay Owingeh and Kiowa, born and raised in Shawnee, OK. He graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a business degree in May 2021 but had always had a passion for filmmaking. After graduating, Josiah moved up to Tulsa to pursue a career in filmmaking. Here, he started working at Pursuit Films and was pulled on full time as a production assistant, assistant video editor, camera operator and producer. Outside of work, he is a writer and director. He received the Emerging Filmmakers award at the LA Skins Film Festival in 2021 for his short film, Chipisala’Cho.

Josiah has also starred in Reservation Dogs as Young Fixico, along with finishing up his short film "The Love for the Game" through the Vision Maker Media Creative Shorts Fellowship Grant.

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