“Documentarians Kevin Friend and Jason Carter followed us through the travails, challenges and triumphs of the 25th season,” explains Dan Keating, Captain. “By their acclaimed body of work, I knew they would bring passion, expertise and comprehensiveness to telling our story.”
BCN Productions’ Kevin G. Friend directed and co-produced the documentary with award winning cinematographer Jason Elmer Carter, capturing footage from June through September during the Polo Series' 25th anniversary season. Through location filming at the International Polo Grounds in Portsmouth, aerial footage and scenes and events on location in Newport, RI, the 70 minute epic narrative compiles inside-the-chukker experiences, candid player and fan interviews, back story of the club, behind the scenes preparations, and reveals from the glittery gala to daybreak rituals, into a cinematic celebration of the spirit of Newport Polo, one of the most renown polo experiences in the world today.
A cocktail party is scheduled at 7pm to meet & greet the filmmakers and players, followed by the film at 8pm, concluding with a Q&A with the filmmakers. Proceeds will benefit Friends of the Jane Pickens Theater.
The premiere is being presented on the concluding weekend of the Newport Winter Festival, which will also feature Beach Polo at 1pm on Feb. 25 & 26, hosted by Newport Polo