Jockey Jackson Silva (Clifton Collins Jr., awarded for this role at Sundance) has spent his entire life in the saddle. It failed to bring him fame, wealth, let alone health, but he still loves his job; pity that it’s usually an unrequited love. Beautifully shot by cinematographer Adolpho Veloso, debut director Clint Bentley uses professional riders to bear out the true passion that always pushes competitors forward while eating the from the inside. Even so, when the last chance for a victory that would crown his entire career finally emerges, Jackson doesn't hesitate a moment. Who he is actually fighting for? Himself, the horse's owner, who seems an empathetic friend (Molly Parker, Emmy nominee for House of Cards) or maybe the estranged boy claiming to be his son? Can his ageing body handle the pressure?
Clint Bentley is an American director, screenwriter, and producer. His feature-length debut, Jockey, screened at the Sundance Film Festival, where Clifton Collins Jr. also won the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting for his portrayal of Clifton Collins Jr. Bentley often collaborates with Greg Kwedar, with whom he previously made the short films 9 Races and I'll Remember Everything. Together, they wrote the script for the film Trans-Pecos, presented at the American Film Festival in 2016. A year later, MovieMaker magazine ranked him among the top 25 screenwriters to watch.
2008 Boulders Fall to Each (short)
2014 I'll Remember Everything (short)
2017 9 Races (short)
2021 Dżokej / Jockey