Inspiring Filmmaker: 2014
Angela Gorsica Alford
Angela Alford is a first-time filmmaker and lifetime basketball player. She played for USA Basketball and for Vanderbilt University from 1994-1997, and, after a career as a software engineer and a motherhood sabbatical, started her own video production company in 2007. Her love of telling personal narratives led her into documentary work. Angela graduated from Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies in 2011. Granny’s Got Game is her first film.
FILM: Granny’s Got Game
Granny’s Got Game follows a group of septuagenarian women who don’t let age and ailments stop them from doing what they love—playing basketball. Their team, the “Fabulous Seventies,” is based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and competes in senior tournaments around the United States. The Fabulous Seventies have won a multitude of medals over their nineteen years together, including a national championship. Despite their competitive natures, these women know that friendship is as important as winning.
- Audience Choice Award, Beaufort International Film Festival
- Third Place, International Features in Development, MY HERO International Film Festival
- Athena Film Festival (Feb 2013)
- Beaufort International Film Festival (Feb 2013)
- Knoxville Film Festival (planned for Sept 2013)
- MY HERO International Film Festival (2012)
- Tucker Film Festival (Feb 2013)