BOUNCE is a feature documentary that takes us to the far reaches of the globe and the deep recesses of our ancient past to answer the question: Why do we play ball?



From Brazilian favelas to dusty Congolese villages, from a Neolithic Scottish island and Mayan royal courts to modern English soccer pitches, BOUNCE explores the little-known origins of our favorite sports across the centuries, and traces how a simple invention like the ball has come to stake an unrivaled claim on our passions, our money, and our lives.  Equal parts science, history and visual essay, BOUNCE removes us from the scandals and commercialism of today's sports world to uncover the true reasons we play ball, helping us reclaim our universal connection to the games we love.

We are currently in production for a 2014 release.  Join us as we round the globe, posting images and clips of an extraordinary adventure.


Bounce is based on the book, The Ball: Discovering the Object of the Game, by John Fox (HarperCollins, May 2012)