This Is What Happens When Film and Fatherhood Come Together

Few short films have been able to move me like Behind Greatness, and it’s all thanks to the talented and creative mind of Garrett Marks.

Garrett Marks is a director, writer, editor, animator, and all around filmmaker that quite simply put, get’s filmmaking.

Marks has created incredible films for companies like Toyota, Intel, Kawasaki, and so many more; but it’s his latest short film that is sure to cause ripples in the filmmaking community.

Behind Greatness follows the upbringing of a young boy being coached by his father. From getting his first mini basketball at two years old to hitting the courts in high school, his father was always there to make him better. But a feud between the son and father starts a conversation that leads the father to realize that all he really needs to be for his son is his father.

The story is incredibly moving and is paired with incredibly beautiful cinematography. From the beautiful framed to the exquisitely colored, each shot is magnificently paired with shots taken at the hoop.

What I love most is Mark’s vision behind the film.

“My hope is that we can start a movement and inspire fathers and individuals to understand the value and importance they have with their children and the people around them.” – Garret Marks

This is a truly inspiring piece of art that you definitely need to check out and pass along to your community of filmmaking friends!

“Win or lose… you’ll always be my son. And I’ll always be your biggest fan.”
-William (dad)

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