'Mary and Bill' is a feature length documentary about Mary Stroebe, a 90-year-old triathlete, and Bill Wambach, an 83-year-old high jumper who holds the National record in his age bracket. Bill was also named "Male Athlete of the Year" by the National Congress of State Games, and Mary appeared on the Regis and Kelly Show and received a "Relly
The film follows Mary and Bill immediately after they experience health related problems. Mary just broke her leg while down hill skiing and Bill, who smoked for 45 years, is recovering from a heart attack. Despite these physical ailments, both decide to train and compete in their respective events. Mary hopes to complete the Lifetime Fitness triathlon and Bill will attempt to win the National Senior Olympics. Through their amazing commitment, both Mary and Bill prove that age is just a number.
Andrew Napier is a 22-year-old filmmaker and a director/producer for the popular online news and entertainment show, The Young Turks.
Filmmaking captured his heart early on at the age of nine when he learned how to edit video on his home computer. Through middle school and high school Andrew ran a video production business, but ultimately became more interested in story telling. At 17, as a senior in high school, Andrew began filming Mary Stroebe and Bill Wambach. For three years he followed them around in order to document their extraordinary lives. After two additional years of editing and post production, Andrew is excited to be able to finally share the incredible story of Mary and Bill.
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