We are very excited to be hosting Lasse Lorenzen and Steffen Niemann for a special screening of their 2016 Documentary ‘The White Puma’ on Nov. 11th at 7pm at the Mill. Lasse Lorenzen and Steffen Niemann will introduce the film and afterwards be available for a Q&A session.
The White Puma tells the amazing story of former soccer superstar Jimmy Nielsen (of Denmark and Sporting Kansas City) who must prove his worth as coach of third-tier Oklahoma City Energy FC. After recovering from a gambling addiction that almost cost him both his family and career, Jimmy aka. The White Puma is once again putting everything at stake.
The movie is not only a reflection of giving it all for the course you believe in, but also an interesting look into what it means to uproot your entire life and move to a new country, both something that is very familiar for many of the people deeply involved with Arts Letters & Numbers.
We hope that you will join us for this special screening!
Directed by: Lasse Lorenzen | Steffen Niemann
Country: USA | Canada | Denmark
Language: Danish | English
Release Date: January 2017
Run Time: 58 min
Award: Best Documentary Feature at the Hamilton International Film Festival
Born in the South of Denmark - currently residing in New York City. Since obtaining his Masters degree in Film Studies from the University of Copenhagen Lasse has worked in many different areas in the Danish film and television industry, giving him a great opportunity to learn both the theoretical and practical aspects of filmmaking. His first short film, LIFE, won several awards and screened at film festivals around the world.
Born in 1976 and raised in Copenhagen Denmark, Steffen grew up on a steady diet of soccer and movies and expanded his knowledge of film as an art form by studying Film Science at the University of Copenhagen. To learn more practical film making skills he went to Film School in Madison, Wisconsin where he grew to love the Midwestern lifestyle. Since 2009 he has lived and worked as an editor and filmmaker in New York where he is now passing on his love for soccer to his young daughter.