Becoming LEV

OFFICIAL SELECTION - SPORT FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM - 2019
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FILM FESTIVALS - 7 - SELECTIONS
WINNER - ROTTERDAM SPORT FILM AWARD - 2019
BEST HERO AWARD - INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF SPORT MOVIES KRASNOGORSKI - 2020-2

A JaJa Film Productions production in co-production with Thomas Roos Films and Outlandish Films

Starring: Lev & Valerii

Director: Jamillah van der Hulst & Thomas Roos

Producers: Jamillah van der Hulst & Conrad Alleblas

Co-Producers: Thomas Roos & Bernd Out

Executive Producer: Nico de Borst

Duration: 16’57” minutes

Premiere: 13 April 2019 at Sport Film Festival Rotterdam (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Sales by JaJa Film Productions.

The short documentary film Becoming LEV tells the inspiring story of Valerii, a young boy from Kharkiv, Ukraine. Valerii has one dream; to become a professional football player just like Evgeniy Levchenko (LEV). It takes dedication, passion and family to reach this goal. Valerii had a rough start in life but thanks to his supporting foster family he is able to dream again.

The production of Becoming LEV was made possible through a unique collaboration between many organizations and individuals, spearheaded by JaJa Film Productions and Breath Care for Kids, with the aim to tell an inspiring and gripping story about the importance of family, the right to play and future goals for young children.