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Netflix to screen its first original documentary in December

Netflix is to stream its first original documentary, The Short Game, on 12 December.

The film follows eight of the most competitive golfers around the globe, all of whom just happen to be under seven years old, as they train for and compete in the World Championship of Junior Golf.

The Netflix original documentary will be available to stream in all territories where Netflix is available – the UK, Ireland, the U.S., Canada, Latin America, the Nordics and the Netherlands.

Read Recombu Digital’s guide to NetflixEmmy award-winning director Josh Greenbaum’s feature debut premiered at South by Southwest (SXSW) and won the 2013 Audience Award. It was Academy qualified in a limited cinema release through Phase 4 Films and Samuel Goldwyn Films.

The Short Game’ provides a highly entertaining, family-friendly and joyful window into a unique world that most people fantasise about: being the best in the world at something.  The fact that this dream is pursued by children playing a grown-ups’ game is intriguing and inspiring,” says Lisa Nishimura, Netflix vice president of Original Documentary and Comedy.

“We seek to provide the very best storytelling within the documentary film-making category, and ‘The Short Game’ is that rare example of a beautifully told and heartwarming tale that appeals to all generations.”

“As a film-maker, you hope your work will reach as many people as possible – and that’s what’s so exciting about partnering with Netflix, who are presenting some of the most original and cutting edge programming on the planet right now,” said director Josh Greenbaum.  

“The idea of people all across the world being able to watch the film is a dream come true.”


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