Sub Eleven Seconds

Sub Eleven Seconds, a documentary short film on Sha’Carri Richardson directed by Bafic and executive produced by Virgil Abloh, will world premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

Sub Eleven Seconds is a poetic imagining of the quest of Sha’Carri Richardson, a young track & field athlete, to achieve her dream of qualifying for the Olympic Games. Sprinting the 100-meter dash is one of the most expressive feats a human being can attempt; what is it like to spend years of one's life dedicated to clocking the shortest conceivable time? A rumination on time, loss, and hope, Sub Eleven Seconds distills the proverbial "10,000 hours" along Sha'Carri's path to master her craft, as she seeks to run the 100-meter dash in under 11 seconds on the world's stage.


Starts Thursday, January 20 at 9:00 AM MST

Available Until Sunday, January 30 at 11:59 PM MST

Watch at Sundance 2022 online:

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About The Production

Shot on location during the U.S.A. Track & Field Olympic Trials in June 2021, Sub Eleven Seconds was commissioned and produced by Architecture Films, an independent film collective founded by Virgil Abloh, Mahfuz Sultan, and Chloe Sultan. In association with Architecture Films, the film was directed by Bafic, an award-winning artist and filmmaker.

  • Runtime: 24:05
  • Directed by Bafic
  • Executive produced by Virgil Abloh
  • Produced by Chloe Sultan & Mahfuz Sultan
  • Cinematography by Ben Kutchins
  • Edited by Harry Yoon, ACE
  • Original score by Asma Maroof & Daniel Pineda

About the Director

BAFIC is an award-winning artist and filmmaker based in London and the internet. Bafic’s work has been commissioned by artists and brands including Neneh Cherry, Louis Vuitton, Kiko Kostadinov, Off-White™, A-COLD-WALL*, and Gucci. Bafic’s commercial “Skate Nation Ghana”, directed with Elliott Power and Justyna Obasi for Facebook, was recently awarded the Grand Prix at the 2021 Ciclope Festival.