Lucky 21’s Andrew Ryan Shepherd Directs 'It Breaks You In'

Lucky 21’s Andrew Ryan Shepherd Directs 'It Breaks You In'

In his latest work, Lucky 21’s Andrew Ryan Shepherd took a cinematic look at a young man’s life shaped and changed over time, like his Nokona baseball glove. “It Breaks You In” is an ode to baseball that wields quietly powerful emotion, where moments of heartbreak and defeat yield to small joys and earned triumphs. The Texas-made glove is a constant companion throughout this journey.

Since 1934, in Nocona, Texas, premium ball gloves have been handcrafted by skilled American workers using the world’s highest quality leathers. Nokona gloves are individually cut, stamped, stitched, laced, and embroidered, which gives each one its own unique identity and feel. That spirit of individual identity and personality within a collective effort is ever-present in Shepherd’s piece and a reflection of baseball itself.

Nokona "It Breaks You In" from Lucky 21 on Vimeo.

To create this passion project, Shepherd collaborated with the team at Lucky Post. Having worked together on other projects made this labor of love an act of friendship, one that ushered forth a filmic narrative that strikes a chord no matter what moves you forward through strikeouts and home runs.

Credits:

Production Company: Lucky 21

Director: Andrew Ryan Shepherd

Executive Producer: John Gilliland

Executive Producer/Line Producer: Brandon Tapp

Post Production: Lucky Post

Editor: Sai Selvarajan

Assistant Editor: Jake Odgers

Audio: Scottie Richardson

Graphics: Seth Olson

Color: Neil Anderson

Finish: John Valle

Producer: Anne Strock

Executive Producer: Jessica Berry