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Fencing For The Edge is a high-energy, sports documentary following the 50th competitive high school fencing season in New Jersey and the journey these students take on their way to fitness, discipline, and lasting friendships.
Check out the progress of the film here: http://fencingfortheedge.wordpress.com/
It's finally Spring and we're moving along the long road of editing the film. With renewed energy and motivation to highlight women in sports, we are including an historic component in the film. Did you know, the longest-running American fencing tournament is the NIWFA championships for women? Started in 1929 by Julia Jones, they only had foil but now hold contests in all three weapons. I recently interviewed Denise O'Connor and learned all about it!
Cinematographer: Kim Bunce, Fencing Legend: Denise O'Connor, Director: Holly Buechel
Shaping the film hasn't been easy, but now that we have decided to focus on our four girls teams we have a clearer direction. Using the 2013-14 competitive season to frame the story, we'll be exploring some of the history in the sport and how fencing has evolved to a nearly gender equal sport today. Culminating in the team finals, we have an exciting documentary on our hands and are working hard to complete it!