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“Witty & sweet... This earnest & amusing documentary conveys an invigorating message: it is never too late (or too early, as Andrew Napier began filming 'Mary & Bill' aged 16) to do what you want to do, to be inspired & to inspire others. Napier beautifully cuts the documentary to enhance how the older generation can still be exciting role models & he is certainly a talent to watch out for himself... 'Mary & Bill' is so incredibly uplifting you’ll need to be peeled off the ceiling after watching it.” ~ The Upcoming 06/28/13
Mary Stroebe is a 90-year-old triathlete & breast cancer survivor. Bill Wambach is an 83-year-old high jump champion & pilot. Mary appeared on the 'Regis and Kelly' show and received a 'Relly award' after competing in their Super Senior Challange. Bill holds the national record in his age bracket for high jump and was named “Male Athlete of the Year” by the National Congress of State Games. This documentary follows both Mary and Bill immediately after they experience serious health related problems. Mary breaks her leg while downhill skiing, and Bill, who smoked for 45 years, is recovering from a heart attack. Despite these physical ailments, both decide to train for 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.
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A short film that documents the 2008 trip of the McKelvey Foundation's Entrepreneurial Scholarships winners. Andy McKelvey (co-founder of Monster.com, billionaire and philanthropist) and his daughter Christine (president of the McKelvey Foundation) initially selected Andrew as one of their scholarship winners in 2007, funding his education at UW-Madison. They brought him back to film the 2008 trip to make this video. One of the stipulations of the full ride scholarship was that one was not allowed to miss a single semester of college. Andrew faced a dilemma when he was fortunate to get the opportunity to work on the set of Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" later that year in 2008. But that meant missing well over a semester at UW-Madison. Andrew discussed this with Andy during the making of this video at the 2008 retreat, and Andy was kind enough to make the exception to allow Andrew to go back to school with the scholarship if he wanted after the experience working for Tarantino. But Andy also said that after that experience, he was very confident that Andrew would not be going back to school, and that he would move to Los Angeles pursue filmmaking. He was 100% right. Andy McKelvey died in New York City at age 74 on November 27, 2008 of pancreatic cancer. Both Christine and Andy were large influences on Andrew's life, and he is deeply and forever grateful.
Blind Ambition is a short documentary directed by Logan Cascia and Co-edited by Andrew Napier. The film follows Tommy, who at the age of two was left completely blind after being diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma. Between skateboarding, playing in a band, wrestling, and running cross country, Tommy has not allowed his handicap to, well, handicap him. Andrew is proud to present Tommy’s inspirational story.
Trailer for the short film "Grandma's Not A Toaster!" directed by Andrew Napier and written by and starring Academy Award®-Winner Shawn Christensen. From the filmmaking team that made the Oscar Winning short film 'Curfew', comes 'Grandma's Not A Toaster!" (Tribeca Film Festival 2013). Synopsis: A whiskey-guzzling-mother-to-be, Susannah, tries to persuade her neurotic brother Arnie into helping her steal their ailing Grandmother’s fortune. But things get complicated when their degenerate younger brother, Eddie, shows up with intentions of his own. Unfortunately for all of them, Grandma isn’t goin’ down without a fight. Like the film at: facebook.com/GrandmasNotAToaster and follow the filmmaker at: twitter.com/AndrewNapier for updates on his other films and projects. Check out their next film, a feature documentary called "Mad As Hell" about Cenk Uygur & The Young Turks: MadAsHellFilm.com