Documentary Film '113 Days' Begins Shooting

Easton, MA February 17th Thompson Films has begun production of the documentary 113 Days, which will follow the 25 players and two coaches from Division II Stonehill College in their quest for their first national championship since 2005.

The 2003 team brought the college its first national champion in school history, and this past fall both the 2003 and 2005 teams were inducted into the Stonehill College Hall of Fame. Over the past seven years, the women's lacrosse program has fought to step out from behind the large shadow of those teams and create their own footprint in the school's history.

Katie Lambert Conover was a member of the 2003 championship team and took over as head coach in 2008. 113 Days will follow the team from preseason training through regular season games to the post-season and will include game footage along with coach and player interviews. The goal is not only to capture the trials and tribulations of any athletic season, but also to raise awareness to what it means to be a female collegiate athlete.

"As a former player, this was the only program I wanted to do this documentary on," says 113 Days creator Katie Shannon. "I wanted a realistic portrayal of a collegiate sport's season as well as the life of a collegiate athlete, and I wanted to put the sport of women's lacrosse in the forefront."

The production company is currently seeking to raise $45,000 to continue production of the film. 113 Days is collaborating with the Filmmakers Collaborative is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for donations, which will help pay for essential equipment, travel to away games, and small stipends for the crew. Tax-deductible donations can made at filmmakerscollab.org/films/113-days/.

To keep up with the production of the film, visit www.113days.com or follow them on Facebook at 113 Days and Twitter @113 Days.

2012-02-17



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