Jon Mercer and Tim O’Donnell, Directors of Life Without Basketball

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Tim O'Donnell is an Emmy-nominated and award-winning documentary filmmaker. His work has appeared on ESPN, NBC, PBS, OutsideTV, the Sundance Film Festival, and events around the world. His films have garnered the Audience Award at the Independent Film Festival of Boston, Jury Prizes at the Phoenix Film Festival and Woods Hole Film Festival, and IndieWire's Project of the Month. His most recent film, “Not a War Story”, premiered at the Academy of Motion Pictures.

Director and editor Jon Mercer’s work has been broadcast nationally and helped expand viewership for a number of online platforms. His films have screened internationally at festivals and can also be seen on PBS. Mercer’s passions for travel and active adventure have led to a career pursuit of stories that are hard to reach, often at the margins of culture and nature.