“Thoroughbred” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Concert Pianist Ivan Moshchuk Directed By Kurt Schneider.
Edited and Directed by: Kurt Schneider
Narrated and Performed by: Ivan Moshchuk
Produced by: Eightfold
Director of Photography: Casey Stolberg
1st AC: Quinton Rodriguez
2nd AC: Vinnie Bredemus
Steadicam: Greg Johnson
Gaffer: Taylor McKean
Grip: Jake Gottman
PA: Kyle Brow
Sound Design: Tailorsound
Color: Matt Osborne
“Thoroughbred is a film about the isolating pursuit of perfection. The daily battle waged between ambition and anxiety.”
Here again, seated with a gnawing feeling of dissatisfaction.
The ache in my stomach, the push at my back, always constant.
Driven by that ambiguous spark.
I question its origin, its impetus.
Burning, my envy rages against those so easily satisfied.
To know that peace would be bliss.
Yet were it offered, I know I would decline.
For as much as I disdain its presence, I invite its consistency.
Always more, always next.
For now, that great fear, the gap between my accomplishments and its expectations, subsides for the day.
I’ve earned this calm, this freedom.
But it is fleeting.
For tomorrow, we start again.