Sneaker squeaks on waxed gym floors and leaky showerheads in locker rooms provide the soundtrack for Bandivans, an unflinching portrayal of a senior high school basketball player’s flirtation with madness and enlightenment as he pursues the perfect game within himself. Jack Wheatly is caught unaware by the hostile conditions of adolescence, as he bravely battles the circumstances raging about him. Turning up the heat in his quest to “never miss”, is the natural distraction of sexual pressures, the bully lying in wait, and the critical gaze of his father, a local college coach who sees more promise in his best friend, Magnet, than in his own son. His one consolation is the love of his terminally ill younger brother Jimmy, who shares words of wisdom with Jack on the faded leather hide of an old basketball and helps him uncover the hidden world within himself; a world where you do not surrender to an ordinary fate but insist that genius is normal, that you can love your enemy, and that you will find a way to never miss. Inspired by Catcher in the Rye , Siddhartha, and Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Bandivans offers this generation an alternative point of view which is as relevant and practical today as it was when it guided sages in the long ago.