Nenad, who plays ping pong

Nenad Bach is a world-class musician that decided to stop performing publicly after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2010. In the wake of his diagnosis he discovered that playing ping pong helped to alleviate his symptoms. Now he’s attempting to help millions of others do the same.


Director & Editor: Brandon Lavoie
Producers: Barbara Kopple, David Cassidy & Williams Cole
Associate Producer: Daniel Order
Cinematography: Jonah Markowitz & David Quateman
Sound Recordist: José Gorritti
Post Sound Engineer: Justin Enoch
Colorist: Mikey Pehanich
Title & Credit Design: Sophia Baraschi-Ehrlich
Year of production: 2020
Duration: 5.29


2020 Cannes Young Director Award Shortlist
Selection Featured on Directors Library
Shots New Directors Showcase 2020
Official Selection of 2020  Mountainfilm Festival
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Brandon Lavoie

“My interests as a filmmaker are tied directly to my fascination with people and the power of their personal narratives. The stories I’m most interested in are intimate, character-driven portraits of people, often split between two worlds, dealing with the choices and circumstances of their lives. The work I set out to create exists at the intersection of narrative filmmaking and non-fiction storytelling”.

At the end of 2020 he was selected to SHOOT Online’s 18th Annual New Directors Showcase. His films have screened at festivals and events around the world, been shortlisted for Cannes Young Director and Venice TV Awards, received Vimeo Staff Picks and have been published and shared via many online platforms, such as The Atlantic, The Guardian, SHOTS. Director’s Notes, Film Shortage and many more.