30 for 30 Shorts

30 for 30 Shorts

30 for 30 Shorts is a collaboration between ESPN Films and Each short film represents the specific point of view of a filmmaker. Showcasing their unique take and visual style. By moving away from the traditional four-act treatment, the short film format provides filmmakers new flexibility in the types of stories they can tell. A new 30 for 30 Short will premiere monthly on and each one will be complemented by a written feature and additional material to provide context.

The first short, "Arnold's Blueprint," premiered Sept. 2012. "We thought these short films were a logical extension in 30 for 30's evolution and Grantland's evolution, too," said executive producer Bill Simmons. "We want Grantland to be a multimedia site and breaking into visual storytelling is a big part of that. With the advances in streaming video and mobile devices, this is the perfect time creatively to do something like this."

"Arnold's Blueprint" focuses on Arnold Schwarzenegger's teenage years in the Austrian Army and is directed by Michael and Jeff Zimbalist, who previously directed the highly-acclaimed 30 for 30 film "The Two Escobars." This 10-minute film focuses on the years before he was the "Universe's Perfect Specimen," when a young Schwarzenegger seized upon an opportunity to use the sport of bodybuilding to catapult himself to international stardom. The short documentary will show how the young Austrian farm boy's mandatory military service played a critical role in his journey to international fame. (Source: ESPN 30 for 30 page)

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