Directed by Farzad Nikbakht
In 2005 at Middlebury College in Vermont, a small group of creative students decided to do the impossible: adapt quidditch into a real-life sport. Only a few years later, quidditch has exploded on over 300 college campuses across a dozen countries and has become a grassroots sporting phenomenon.
Mudbloods follows the resilient underdogs of the UCLA quidditch team as they make their way, bearing broomsticks, to the Fifth Annual Quidditch World Cup in New York City. We get to know Tom Marks, the founder and leader of the UCLA team, and the dapper Alex Benepe, one of the founders of the sport at Middlebury and now Commissioner of the International Quidditch Association. Benepe’s alma mater continues to dominate the sport, but Marks and his team will not be intimidated.
An official selection of the 2014 AFI Documentary Film Festival, Mudbloods captures the passion and humor of the competitors and their sport, thanks to the skillful eye of relative newcomer Farzad Nikbakht.
Director: Farzad Nikbakht
Screenwriters: Eric Francis Martin, Farzad Nikbakht
Cinematographer: Jason Knutzen
Editor: Farzad Nikbakht
Music: Kevin Matley
Running Time: 89 minutes