I co-produced the first Professional Italian short-movie about Wheelchair Basketball


This story, starts when me and Steven Alex Renso got to know each other in 2014. I was playing Wheelchair Basketball since a few years, just got back to my home town, Verona, and he asked us for a joint project to produce a documentary about our team.

Steven created this creative firm, in memory of Claudio, a very close friend to Steven that died early for a bad diseases he encountered in his life. And Klodjo was in his memory.

Logo of the Klodjo Production, a brand registered by Steven Renso, owner of all rights.

The first Documentary was made with zero budget, images were nice but audio was often disturbed. Anyway, we used it a lot for our presentations in schools as a way to share with them life-experiences and much more.

The main character was Andrea (Arbez) that shared his story about how he was an Italian Junior BMX Champion of the Under-16 category and he suddenly got an accident, finding himself on the wheelchair, starting playing wheelchair basketball.

That Documentary, even being quite amatorial, got a huge success and arouse big emotions in many of the watchers.
You can find the Documentary here: it’s in Italian, but you can put English subs to understand our speeches.

After careful evaluation, together with the Board of the Directors of the Association, we decided to try to invest some money to issue a more professional one, with dedicated days of recording and professional people as well.

In that case, Steven provided us with a professional sound engineer, a Production Assistant, a professional photographer to catch the best moments from the scenes, professional movie cameras to be able to record in 4K quality and much more.

The main character was still Andrea (Arbez), impersonating himself few years ago, when starting playing wheelchair basketball. His path, in a more romantic way, about how an individual player became a team player, understanding that his personal goals had to be subdued to the Team Goals.

The story starts with Arbez quite bored and sad since he felt alone and with no stimuli in his life.

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Here is me, impersonating the Coach, presenting to the newcomers the more experienced players

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And here a screen of a training (the so called V, where in two different rows we shoot and we get the rebound)

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And here Arbez, while attempting to shoot

And here following, me, while pushing Arbez in doing his best

The beginning and motivating scream, how we opened matches (a sort of All Blacks Haka)

And here below in a café, where the Captain (the real Captains of Verona’s team) was sharing with Arbez motivational ideas about how to grow as a person and overcome limits

All ending with a good glass of Italian Wine

Followed by a sane rush challenge between Lucio, the Motivational Coach and the wheelchair guys!

And here, the more expert team-mate sharing with Arbez tips and tricks on how to deal with the team, the competition and much more!

And well, the hot part is what comes after such moments so I suggest you to watch the entire movie from here (with English subs)

What is the message of the Short-Movie is up to you to decide. We tried to include as many input as we could and I hope you will enjoy it.
That movie was also nominated for the Donatello Prize that is one of the most important recognition in Italy for the independent movies.
I hope you will enjoy it and if you feel to share your thoughts in the comments, they will be much appreciated!


Excellent work. A few years ago, I watched documentaries about sports disciplines for the disabled. One of them touched me deeply, about a young gymnast who lost both her legs after being hit by a drunk driver. After a year, the young girl returned to the gym to continue her training…


Thanks for sharing such great story. Yes, the sport-handi-people are usually the ones that decided to take another chance on their life.

In the movie (and in the team I was playing with until the last year) there was a guy that had an explosion under the truck when he was on a mission in Middle East. He inspired me so much.


Ma quante cose fai? ma bravo bravo bravo ho letto il post ma mi vedrò con calma il video. Questi sono i progetti importanti che emozionano e allenano oltre alla mente il cuore!


Eh sì, credo che il video ti piacerà molto. E' tutto ambientato a Verona e provincia (in particolare casa del protagonista, fra Verona e Vicenza e zone del Lago di Garda).

Sul quante ne faccio, beh sì, mi piace tenermi impegnato in attività e progetti "nutrienti" per il corpo e per lo spirito :D


Well, @mikezillo, you definitely you feel proud about your participation on this short film. Plus, the plot, I mean, what is this all about is just meaningful.


Thanks a lot for your comment. I am really happy that I have beeen able to bring such product we have worked on a lot, to you all. I know that many people in here are really human and I was sure many could enjoy this project :D


Count me in, mate. Definitely I will watch this. Amazing, just astonishing. Cheers, mate! @mikezillo