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ABOUT THE FILM
Age of Champions is the award-winning documentary following five competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. You’ll meet a 100 year-old tennis champion, 86 year-old pole vaulter, and rough-and-tumble basketball grandmothers as they triumph over the limitations of age. The film premiered at AFI Docs film festival and will reach more than 3 million viewers on PBS.
MEET THE CHARACTERS
Watch a six-minute clip introducing each of the characters in the film:
Filmmakers Christopher Rufo and Keith Ochwat have spoken at dozens of conferences, events, and film festivals around of the world. Senior living communities have used Age of Champions speaking engagements to inspire residents, generate local media coverage, and achieve their marketing goals.
Here are some success stories from recent speaking events:
- After a speaking event at an assisted living facility in Sacramento, a 94-year-old woman was so inspired she set the goal of living without her walker for an entire day each week—six months later, she’s kept it up.
- A senior living facility and YMCA in Oklahoma City partnered to host a speaking event and encourage seniors in their community to join their new senior wellness initiative—in one week, the program doubled.
- A senior living community in Virginia Beach generated prominent newspaper, radio, and television coverage about their speaking event—it was the most powerful and cost-effective marketing they’ve done this year.
WATCH THE FILMMAKERS ON CNN
Watch an interview with the filmmakers on CNN's Sanjay Gupta MD:
ABOUT THE PRESENTATION
The filmmakers’ presentation weaves together thought-provoking ideas about aging and personal reflections on making the film. As young men in their late 20s, they offer a unique perspective on senior adults and how we can honor the older generation.
The broader themes of their presentation include:
- Why they made the film and how it changed their perspective on older adults
- How new movements like the Senior Games are redefining what it means to “grow old”
- How we can all challenge ourselves to be active, healthy, and happy at 100 years old
- Director Christopher Rufo
Christopher has directed three films for PBS and practices Crossfit and yoga.
- Producer Keith Ochwat
Keith has produced three films for PBS and recently completed an Olympic triathlon.
- Producer Tad Ochwat
Tad is a producer for Age of Champions and an avid rock climber.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT
Age of Champions is a proven tool to inspire audiences, generate media coverage, and engage with potential sales prospects. Senior living communities often organize their screening for residents, send out direct mail invitations to prospects, and open their event to the public.
A senior living community in Virginia Beach recently hosted an event and attracted more than 450 attendees. After the film, their marketing staff showed a short video about their facility, collected information from new prospects, and scheduled appointments for tours. Their screening was so successful, they have invited us back for an encore event.
Our goal is to build on the inspirational story of the film and help achieve your concrete goals. To help with your marketing and publicity efforts, we will provide you with:
- Customizable Age of Champions graphics you can use for your marketing materials
- Customizable press release and resources for generating local media coverage
- License to use our multimedia content on your website and social media
LEARN MORE ABOUT BOOKING A SPEAKER
Contact us now to learn more about booking the filmmakers for your next conference, screening, or special event.
Contact us now to learn more about booking the filmmakers for your next conference, screening, or special event:Keith Ochwat
916-456-5229 x 3
TESTIMONIALS“Age of Champions generated a chorus of cheers and spontaneous standing ovation from the audience. We highly recommend this inspirational film. It touched our hearts and motivated us to a higher calling of service.”
Gary W. Luft
Texas Conference on Aging
“We had more than 150 people attend our event and people are still talking about the film. We now have ten or fifteen seniors running and working out because they were inspired to get active!”
“Very fun and very inspiring... the true value for staff is that they can see the abilities and possibilities rather than the disabilities and liabilities of older adults. It opened their thinking to what older adults can do!”
"We recently screened Age of Champions as part of a community event and it was a great success! The message is simple: you are never too old to achieve your dreams or do something great with your life."
South Bay Hospital
“The people highlighted in the film will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between. We screened it at our state aging conference and it was a fun way to encourage older adults!”
South Jordan Senior Center
“We screened this with our management team and it led us to plan an entire month of wellness activities with our residents, including a mini health fair, sports day, and lecture from a local doctor on preventing injuries.”
We've partnered with leading senior, health, and fitness organizations to spread the message of lifelong vitality: