THE OLYMPIC GAMES + P&G | GLOBAL THANK YOU MOMs CAMPAIGn
My contribution of 7x films to the Olympic Games and P&G’s global Thank You Moms campaign. I was recruited for the job through my award winning documentary for the Wounded Warriors Foundation. My team was sent throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico and Russia to capture Olympic athlete stories through their mothers’ eyes. We had only 2 days to shoot each film, 2x interviews, as well as all B-roll in completely unfamiliar territory, without prior location or talent scouting available to us. These films were made from a basic story outline “on the fly” where my creative shot selection happened in real time on location. In other words, very challenging conditions. We utilized our talents to the fullest on this project, creating our stories in “real time” and in post.
This is by far my favorite project of my career, as it involved learning the stories of true athletic heroes, who had to preserver through incredible odds and hardship to become world champions.
P&G :: Raising an Olympian :: Taylor Lipsett
This heart-wrenching film chronicles the story of 2x sled-hockey gold medalist Taylor Lipsett, a young man born without legs who became an American hero when he scored the gold medal winning goal in Vancouver, CA.
P&G :: Raising an Olympian :: JULIE CHU
This film chronicles female powerhouse and 3x Olympic silver medalist Julie Chu, who is tied as the second-most decorated U.S. female in Olympic Winter Games history. She was selected by fellow Team USA members to be the flag bearer at the Closing Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
P&G :: Raising an Olympian :: TED LIGETY
This film follows Ted Ligety, who at age 21, shocked the world by becoming the youngest American male to win an Olympic gold medal in Alpine Skiing. He continues to dominate the men’s alpine circuit with five World Cup Overall giant slalom titles and five World Championship titles.
P&G :: Raising an Olympian :: ELENA Ilinykh
This film follows Elena Ilinykh and the hard sacrifices her mother made to help her become an Olympian. Elena was a 2014 Olympic champion in the ice dance team event, a 2014 Olympic bronze medalist in ice dancing, a three-time European silver medalist and the 2010 World Junior champion.
P&G :: Raising an Olympian :: JON MONTGOMERY
This film follows Jon Montgomery, who became a Canadian legend when he defied great odds to win the Gold Medal in Skeleton racing at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics – beating out his closest opponent by 7/100th of a second. Jon has gone on to become a compelling inspirational speaker and is the outgoing and engaging host of The Amazing Race of Canada.