Losing Grip


The Main 5 Sun, Apr 16, 2023 5:25 PM
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Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Festival Programs:New American Visions
Minnesota Made
Release Year:2023
Runtime:62 min
Print Source:S Nye Films
Minnesota Made
Director:Steven Nye
Executive Producer:Robert Nye
Aaron Walker
Producer:Christopher Boulton
Steven Nye
Cinematographer:Steven Nye
Editor:Steven Nye


Special Guest Attending.


Minnesota gymnast Shane Wiskus is at the top of his game, destined for a spot on the Olympic team. But when the COVID pandemic hits, and the University of Minnesota sees this as an opportunity to cut the program, will Shane be able to realize his dreams?

As the winner of numerous gold and silver medals in NCAA gymnastics tournaments, including the Nissen Emery Award, their highest honor, one would think that Shane would have the support of his university. But the pandemic changes everything, and he is forced to train independently, and in order to reach the Olympic trials, he will have to succeed in the U.S. Championships. Director Steven Nye’s thrilling documentary will have you on the edge of your seat.

Director Biography

Steven Nye is a documentary filmmaker from Minneapolis. He is the director of the short documentary films “El Paquete Semanal” (2017), “American Air Boss” (2021) and “A Day in the Life of a Stunt Pilot” (2021). Losing Grip (2023) is his debut documentary feature.