Strike: The Greatest Bowling Story Ever Told
Bill Fong lives for bowling. On one seemingly ordinary night all may change for this underdog as Fong begins to get strike after strike. Will he attain the ‘perfect series,’ the pinnacle achievement in bowling, or buckle under the pressure?
Strike on The New York Times
Strike is the first doc to be featured in a new Made with Kickstarter curated series on The New York Times.
A Quest for Perfection
Bill Fong is passionate about bowling. When he’s not working at the bowling shop he’s studying YouTube videos, playing 20 games a week as a member of four active leagues, and memorizing the characteristics of each of the 48 lanes at his regular bowling alley. Yet despite all of Bill’s determination, he has yet to achieve his dream of going pro. One seeming ordinary night all may change for this underdog as Fong begins to get strike after strike, nearing the ever elusive ‘perfect series,’ a feat only achieved 27 times since 1895. The achievement would be historical, the first for Texas and the first by an Asian-American. A perfect series could be just the thing to launch Bill into the pros but will he be able to make it or buckle under the pressure?
Strike was independently produced by Coffee & Celluloid Inc. with some crowdfunding through Kickstarter.
Runtime 12 minutes
Director Joey Daoud
Producers Joey Daoud, Michael J. Mooney, Gabriela Granda
Cinematographer David Bornfriend
Editor Joey Daoud
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