In 2003, Japan was plunged into economic darkness, and its people needed a ray of hope. They found one in Haru Urara, a racehorse with a pink Hello Kitty mask and a career-long losing streak.
ESPN 30 for 30 short. Screenings at Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Hot Docs, and more.

WINNER – Best Short Documentary, Hot Docs 2016

Directed by:
Mickey Duzyj

Produced by:
Mona Panchal
Yuka Uchida (Japan)

Edited by:
Casimir Nozkowski

Composed by:
Terry Dame

Executive Producers:
Erik Rydholm
Connor Schell
Libby Geist
John Dahl

Director of Photography:
Nobutaka Shirahama

Original Art by:
Mickey Duzyj

Art Assistant:
Kyle Stecker

Animation by:
Naoko Hara

Sound design by:
Greg Smith

Koji Hashiguchi
Masashi Yoshida
Dai Muneishi
Ken Ishii