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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.

Role: Creative Lead
In-House: Zendesk

Awards: Winner at Tribeca X Awards; 2x Winner at Shorty Awards; 2x Nominee & 1x Honoree at Webby Awards; Vimeo ‘Best of the Year’ & 2x Staff Picks; 1x Winner, 1x Honorable Mention & 1x Finalist at Brand Film Awards; Shortlist at The One Show Awards

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

‘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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VP Creative: Erin Pinkley
Creative Leads: Sam Bathe, Olivia Kingsley, Elyse Kanagaratnam
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