Four years ago, the Carleton football program was reborn.
“Year Four” is a documentary made by recent journalism graduates Lewis Gordon, Austin Stanton, and Cameron Newbigging that chronicles the rebirth of the program and follows the team throughout the 2016 football season.
The film crew received exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the team and captured memorable moments throughout the season such as the team’s early season upset of Western, the 2016 Panda Game and the team’s heartbreaking loss in playoffs. The film also takes a look at the strong bond the team’s players and coaches have formed since the team’s rebirth.
“Year Four” also features notable Carleton alumni and acclaimed Canadian sports personalities James Duthie and Tim Micallef.
The three journalism students, who all graduated this past spring, took it upon themselves to make the documentary outside of class.
“We saw the potential for a great story here and an opportunity to grow as filmmakers during our final year of school,” said Gordon, who directed, shot and edited the film as Stanton and Newbigging produced.
“The great reception we’ve received so far from the team and the Ottawa community has made it all worth it,” he said.
The filmmakers are no strangers to accolades. Earlier this year, Gordon and Stanton were named winners of TVO’s Short Doc Contest for their short film, “More Than A Refugee.”
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