THE TACKLE GIRLS: One Team, One Mission
A new documentary by PYEWACKITT PRODUCTIONS
Official website: http://www.TheTackleGirls.org
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THE LAST GREAT SPORT OF MALE DOMINATION.
NOT. ANY. MORE.
Meet the TACKLE GIRLS, an exceptional team of football players, as they hit the field to knock down lingering misconceptions that women can’t play real professional football. No lingerie models here, just true grit and determination. Same game, same field, same uniforms. These women play with the same power and intensity as the men. And they’re making history. Just like the pioneers of women’s professional tennis and the WNBA did before them.
Now the 2013 American All-Star team is headed back into the international arena to defend their World Championship title. A mom, a teacher, a rock musician, an executive and an entrepreneur all suit up to kick butt on the gridiron. TACKLE GIRLS follows the U.S. team to the International Federation of American Football’s 2013 Women’s World Championship in Finland. We go inside the locker room, the huddles and on to the field to witness the team prepare for the biggest game of their lives against competitors from Spain, Canada, Sweden, Finland, and Germany. TACKLE GIRLS explores the lives of players both on and off the turf, and reveals what drives them to sacrifice so much in pursuit of the sport they love, giving a whole new meaning to “hits like a girl.”
Following a successful NYC sneak-peek preview screening during Super Bowl week, this exhilarating sports documentary featuring the world champion TEAM USA, is in the final stages of post-production. The TACKLE GIRLS will be completed over the summer for a scheduled festival run and broadcast distribution by the end of the year.
THE FILMMAKERS | PYEWACKITT PRODUCTIONS
Executive Producer | Co-Director
Bill Harris is CEO and co-owner of PYEWACKITT Productions. A television programming executive with 30 years broadcast and cable experience with ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS, he spent 16 years as head of production for the A&E Television Networks, which includes A&E, History, Lifetime and Biography channels, among others.
Initially, Bill oversaw Documentary Programming, including the development, launch and unprecedented success of the Emmy Award-winning BIOGRAPHY® series. As VP of Production, he managed the launch of The History Channel before becoming Senior Vice President of Production and Broadcast Operations. Earlier in his career, Bill was an award-winning Producer, Photographer and Editor in news, sports, entertainment and documentary. A multiple Emmy, Telly, Ace, Cine and Vision Award winner, Bill has been inducted into the National Association of Minorities in Cable (NAMIC) Hall of Fame and was named a Cable Maverick by the Cable Center in October, 2008.
Executive Producer | Co-Director
Megan’s career encompasses documentary, television, film, theater and radio both in Canada and the U.S. She is the president and co-owner of PYEWACKITT Productions. She produced, directed and co-wrote the feature documentary TRIAL BY FIRE: LIVES RE-FORGED dubbed “a must-see” by Real Screen, “emotionally potent” by the Los Angeles Times, and “a truly important film” by PBS International. Megan also produced and directed SURROGATE STORIES, CHILD BRIDES and POLYGAMY, all for the Women’s Entertainment Network. In Canada, she produced 24 short documentary films on celebrated individuals in the arts; produced and wrote MAD IN CANADA, a hit comedy revue, and co-wrote 50 episodes of the national CBC comedy radio series, THE NORM. She is also the programmer and moderator of the New Perspectives Documentary Series in Wilton, Connecticut.