The strange but true story of how Japanese racehorse Haru Urara became a nationally celebrated symbol of perseverance while enduring a losing streak of epic proportions.

Created for ESPN Films as part of their 30for30 series.


Official Sundance 2016 Selection

Official SXSW 2016 Selection

Awarded Best Short Documentary at Hot Docs 2016


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Director and Illustrator : Mickey Duzyj

Executive Producer : Erik Rydholm

Producer : Mona Panchal

Producer (Japan) : Yuka Uchida

Editor : Casimir Nozkowski

Animator : Naoko Hara

Composter : Terry Dame

Background Artist : Kyle Stecker

Director of Photography : Nobutaka Shirahama

Translators : Yurina Ko, Jin Yoshikawa


Client : ESPN

Year : 2014–2016