This Is A Game Ladies is a feature film directed and shot by six time Emmy award-winner Peter Schnall.
a PARTISAN PICTURES Production.
Produced by Tracey Barry & Peter Schnall
As seen on PBS
For more info check out pbs.org/thisisagame
"It's about more than just Basketball..."
The two-hour documentary and its director/cinematographer, Peter Schnall, were nominated for a 2005 Emmy in the category “Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Cinematography. This Is A Game Ladies made its national debut on PBS affiliates in December of 2004. It follows the Scarlet Knights throughout the 2000-2001 season, one year removed from Rutgers’ first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament Final Four. The piece made its international debut at the AFI/Discovery Silverdocs Film Festival in June of 2003 in Silver Springs, MD, and also appeared at the Starz Denver International Film Festival, the Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival, the High Falls (Rochester, NY) Film Festival and the Trenton Film Festival. This Is A Game Ladies won the Audience Award at Silverdocs, and was named Best Documentary at Ft. Lauderdale.
Director Peter Schnall dedicates this story not just to the players and their season, but also to the lady who gives all of her being to the cause. A visionary, a mother and a widow, Coach (C. Vivian) Stringer has overcome insurmountable odds and personal tragedy as she continues to form talented athletes into confident women and committed citizens. Some say that women’s basketball is more passionate and unaffected than its male counterpart, and This Is A Game Ladies makes a persuasive case.
Partisan Pictures, located in New York, NY, has filmed numerous documentaries for National Geographic TV, PBS, the History Channel, BBC, Devillier/Donegan and the Discovery Channel. Partisan founder Schnall has won six Emmys.
NEWS & DOCUMENTARY EMMY AWARD NOMINATION
Outstanding Achievement in a Craft: Cinematography
SILVERDOCS FILM FESTIVAL
Winner, Audience Award
FORT LAUDERDALE FILM FESTIVAL
Winner, Best Documentary
THE AURORA AWARDS
Winner, Best of Show
“This Is A Game Ladies succeeds on many levels. The outstanding cinematography and energizing music keep pace with the young women of Rutgers." - Gabriel Wardell of Silverdocs
"9 Stars (out of 10)! You don't have to be a jock ... to fall for this documentary..." - TV Guide
"... Involving and Exhilarating..." - Hollywood Reporter
"... Edge-of-the-seat Coverage..." - Philadelphia Inquirer
"... Dramatic and Affecting... " - New york Times
Cast & Crew:
Ellis Hall Jr.
Ellis Hall III
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER / ASSISTANT CAMERA
Glenn C. Reimer
MIXER AND SOUND DESIGN
David Markun, Henninger Capitol