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The Medicine Game

57 min | Documentary Feature | Lukas Korver & Jason Halpin

The Medicine Game is a feature documentary following two brothers from the Onondaga Nation pursue their dreams of playing lacrosse for national powerhouse Syracuse University. The obstacles in their way are frequent and daunting, but their love for the game, each other, and their family’s unyielding determination, propels these youth towards their dream.

“There are two times of the year that stir the blood. In the fall for the hunt, and now for lacrosse.” -Esteemed Elder Oren Lyons, Jr. (Onondaga/Seneca)

Release: September 30, 2013

Expiration: April 30, 2024

Distributor: APT

NOLA: MEGA 000

Rights: Renewed – Six (6) releases over three (3) years beginning 4/30/2021;

SCH/1YR (for K‐12); and non‐commercial cable rights.

Lukas Korver

Director/Producer/Cinematographer
Lukas has been fortunate to have spent the last ten years working on documentary, commercial, and television projects, shooting all over the United States as well as Europe, Australia, Africa, China, and the Middle East. After graduating from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications, Lukas has offered his cinematography talents to a variety of successful projects including Unfiltered, a feature length documentary starring Olympian Michael Phelps, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Jason Halpin

Co-Producer
Jason graduated from Syracuse University in 2003, where he studied Television, Radio and Film at the Newhouse School. As a senior, Jason co‐wrote, produced and directed his first documentary film, a feature‐length social and political piece on the impact that closing the nation’s oldest and largest chocolate plant would have on a town and the plant’s workers. Upon graduation, Jason teamed with Lukas Korver and traveled to Florida to work as a producer on a documentary about the questionable suicide of a black man residing in a racially divided, impoverished community.