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‘Golden Age Karate’ Short Film

A high school student helps a group of senior citizens get active and combat loneliness – by teaching them karate.

Creative Lead

Winner at Tribeca X Awards 2022; 2x Winner at Shorty Awards 2021; 2x Nominee & 1x Honoree at Webby Awards 2021;
1x Winner & 1x Finalist at Brand Film Awards 2021; Vimeo ‘Best of the Year’ & Staff Picks Premiere (interview)

Film Festivals:
Tribeca Film Festival 2022, AFI Docs 2021, LA Shorts 2021, Indy Shorts International Film Festival 2021, Mountainfilm Festival 2021,
Provincetown Film Festival 2021, Feel Good Film Festival 2021, UnLonely Film Festival 2021

‘Golden Age Karate’ was produced as part of a brand storytelling series by Zendesk called ‘Stories about helpful people’. The series features short films and photo stories that embody the core of Zendesk – being helpful.

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Creative Direction: Erin Pinkley
Creative Leads: Olivia Kingsley, Elyse Kanagaratnam, Sam Bathe
Brand Producer: Ariana Blair
Film Directed by: Sindha Agha
Film Produced by: Malcolm Pullinger & Rachel Barth
Film Editing by: Matty Neikrug
A co-production by: Even/Odd & Zendesk

Sam Bathe, Creative Director & Interactive Designer