The Last Gold is the USA Swimming-produced documentary spotlighting the 1976 women’s U.S. Olympic Team and the East German doping scandal. Considered one of the greatest untold stories in Olympic history, The Last Gold details the heroic efforts of the women’s 1976 U.S. Olympic swim team as they competed against the systematically-doped East Germans. After an entire competition of disappointing results, winning no races and facing critical media that heaped on additional pressure, the U.S. women rallied together to do […]
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Over the course of two days, I filmed underwater footage of our swimmers with fellow DP Anthony Lenzo of ASL. We have spent years together as collaborators and this was an incredible opportunity to work together once again. I choreographed movement above water and created these sequences which were reflections, if not dreamlike memories from our female swimmer’s psyche. They were used as reflective transitions throughout the film.