Directed By: Adrian Wallace⎥ Canada ⎥ 2020 ⎥ 5m 28s⎥
On a hot day during the first pandemic-hit summer, bored-out-their-mind friends “Slime” and “Buzz” wander aimlessly around their community. Upon passing a basketball court, Slime notices an uncanny familiarity to a high profile basketball celebrity from afar. He alarms Buzz, and the two go to investigate their curiosity. When they approach the familiar-looking man on the court, they are quickly setback by a few spotted differences made up close. The man in question — supporting a full Houston Rockets NBA basketball team uniform, and a signature beard, gets confronted by Slime and Buzz about his assumed identity. When Slime and Buzz deem him a fake, the doppelganger makes a desperate attempt to prove his identity to the straying boys, and undergoes a ‘James Harden’ authenticity test…
About the Director:
Adrian Wallace is an award-winning director, screenwriter and actor from Toronto, Ontario. As a grad-student of a vast array of creative fields in post-secondary from comedy writing, dramatic arts, acting for film and television, and film and television production, Adrian strives to tell stories through multiple art forms. His debut film, a short comedic doc titled Pull Up Your Pants screened at the 2014 Montreal World Film Festival and won ‘Best Student Documentary’. Since then, Adrian’s post-work has seen the eyes of festivals internationally. As the creator, writer, director and co-lead in the web series Courtside, it has notched six official selections to date, and took home ‘Best Web Series’ at the 2018 Toronto Nollywood International Film Festival. Currently, Adrian is premiering his second documentary film, Black Sun, and is developing season two of Courtside, his debut feature, and a TV original.