2015 Special Olympics

Justin Bastien's recent collaboration with Microsoft brought him to the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles to shoot four inspiring athletes from around the world. Justin captured each of their incredible stories through competition footage and interviews showcasing their passion and dedication to their sports. No distance was too far, no obstacle too difficult, no hurdle too high for these athletes to reach their personal bests.

The four films were shot, edited and scored to original music over the course of four days. We kept pace with the athletes, families and coaches as these emotional stories unfolded on a daily basis. Their heartfelt wins, loses, struggles and triumphs were exciting to follow. The objective of this quick turn around was to share the athletes' stories with the online audience while they followed along on social media and other outlets. Thank you to the Special Olympics, Microsoft and Todd Hannigan, the music composer, for bringing these great stories together.