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an underdog story

Miracle meets Moneyball
— Reed Albergotti, Wall Street Journal
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'Miracle meets moneyball'

 

PERSONAL GOLD - described by Reed Albergotti of the Wall Street Journal as 'Miracle meets Moneyball' gives a behind-the-scenes experience of four underdog women cyclists who become America's hope for a medal at the London Olympics after the men's team is banned during the Lance Armstrong drug scandal. 

The underfunded women turn to volunteers, including their husbands and an innovative approach using 'Data not Doping' in an attempt to do the impossible; win the first U.S. Women's Track Cycling medal in over 20 years. 

One of the best underdog films
since Rocky!
— Personal Gold Audience Member
 

Exec. Producer: Bill Gerber (Gran Torino)
Director: Tamara Christopherson (Olympian)
Legal: Donaldson+Callif (20 Feet from Stardom)
Writer: James Lockard (Untouchable: Children of God)
Composer: Christian Davis (Hans Zimmer RC Studios)

Producer: Sky Christopherson (Olympic Athlete)
FULL CAST & CREW (click here)

Documentary/Sports/Inspirational. 88mins 

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official trailer

 

 

 

 

COMING SOON

 

 

 

 

 

screenings

Adrenaline-pumping inspiration
You MUST see this!
— Christine D'Ercole, New York, NY

2014-2016 TOUR

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July 10-12, 2015 Manchester, England Manchester, England Public
June 20, 2015 San Francisco, CA 'Quantified Self' Global Conference +Medalist Q&A Public
May 16, 2015 Seattle, WA Personal Gold World Premiere + Medalist Q&A Public
April 24, 2015 Newport Beach, CA 'Sneak Peek' Newport Beach Film Fest + Medalist Q&A Private
April 11, 2015 Seattle, WA Private Event in Seattle +Olympic Medalists Q&A Private
February 28, 2015 Scottsdale, AZ Private Event at Harkins Theaters +Q&A Private
February 26, 2015 San Jose, CA 'The Tech' IMAX +Olympic Medalist Q&A Private
February 8-16 2015 Missoula, MT Private Event at Blue Sky Film Festival Private
January 24, 2015 Rosarito, Mexico 'Homes for Hope' Mexico +Olympic Medalist Q&A Private
January, 2015 Las Vegas, NV Consumer Electronics Show +Q&A Private
December 4, 2014 La Costa, CA SEALFIT Conference +Olympic Medalist Q&A Private
November 16, 2014 New York, NY New York Helen Mills +Q&A Private
November 13, 2014 Houston, TX Atomic /River Oaks Theater +Q&A Private
November 3, 2014 Palo Alto, CA Brien Shamp Children's Bootcamps +Q&A Private
October 13, 2014 Dana Point, CA Verizon Private +Q&A Private
September 9, 2014 Las Vegas, NV AT&T Private +Q&A Private
September 8, 2014 San Francisco, CA Bay Area Healthtech +Q&A Private
August 9, 2014 Seattle, WA JRF for Olympic Hopefuls +Q&A Private
July 25, 2014 Beverly Hills, CA Bausch CEO Annual Retreat +Q&A Private
July 21, 2014 San Francisco, CA Bay Area Innovators/Quantified Self +Q&A Private
June 23, 2014 Pasadena, CA US Olympic Committee Olympic Day +Q&A Private
June 16, 2014 La Jolla, CA Qualcomm +Dr Eric Topol & Olympic Medalist Q&A Private
June 10, 2014 Newport Beach, CA Connie Cycling Foundation +Q&A Private
May 31, 2014 Cambridge, MA Harvard University Alumni +Q&A Private
May 16, 2014 Hollywood, CA US Olympic Alumni +Olympic Medalist Q&A Private
March 8, 2014 Hollywood, CA Academy Linwood Dunn +Olympic Medalist Q&A Private
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

‘Miracle meets Moneyball’
— Reed Albergotti, Wall Street Journal
They really held that race together with duct tape!
— Frank Marshall, Producer 'Indiana Jones'
SHIIIT! Those American Cyclist babes pumped it out! Go USA!!
— Samuel L. Jackson
Loudest applause in a movie theater I have ever heard!!
— Mary-Lynne Williams, Mobile Design Lead, Microsoft
You can buy a lot of things, but you can’t buy heart- ‘Personal Gold’ is by far the best documentary that I’ve seen in quite some time!
— Joan Dietchman, Race Across America compeitior
Adrenaline pumping inspiration, You MUST see this!
— Christine D'Ercole, New York
One of the best underdog films since Rocky!
— Personal Gold Audience Member
This is pure women’s empowerment
— Jill Schiller, Chicago, IL
Couldn’t be more proud and inspired in my whole life!!!!
Go USA and women athletes everywhere!
— Meghan Smith, Seattle WA
We felt their blood, sweat, tears
— Ron Skarin, Olympian '72 '76
These are REAL role models
— Martin Galbut, Partner Galbut & Galbut Attorneys
An extraordinary documentary
— Rick Scott, Press Agent, Hollywood, CA
A must-see for anyone motivated to improve with lessons about ‘Data not Doping’
— Dick Fosbury, Olympian, Innovator 'Fosbury Flop'
Seeing what they were up against, You realize ANYTHING is possible
— Doug Winters, San Diego, CA
I left inspired and yearning more to improve my own performance
— Anna Warble, Founder Phoenix Spokespeople

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News & Updates

 

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April, 2015- The World Premiere of 'Personal Gold: An Underdog Story' will take place in Seattle, WA on Saturday May 16th and will feature live Q&A with filmmakers and Olympic Medalists Dotsie Bausch, Jennie Reed, and Sarah Hammer.     

July 21, 2014- Wired Magazine editor Gary Wolf hosted a private screening event in San Francisco featuring director & Olympian Tamara Christopherson and the Quantified Self.

March 8, 2014- The Academy of Motion Pictures in Hollywood hosted Personal Gold's Friends & Family Screening. Q&A included filmmakers and Olympic medalists Dotsie Bausch, Jennie Reed, and Sarah Hammer.

 

 
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SUPPORTERS
 

2015 PRESENTING SPONSOR:

GOLD SUPPORTERS:

Gretchen Burks • Robert Francis • Terrance H. Gregg • Mary Jane Stricker

SILVER SUPPORTERS:

Alexandria Bowmer • Gary Burkholder • David Christopherson • Jefferey Cinnamond • Anne Chen • Kyle & Laura Carpenter • Eugene Diggs • Mike Faello • Lori Ford • Ellie Franges • Cliff Hammer • Steve Lindell • Tanya Lindenmouth • Cykler Mallorca • Mark McCulley • Frank Moustirats • Michael & Lindsay Morris • Duane Reed • Mike Rosa • Danielle Shaver • Suzanne Strom-Reed • Timothy Reinholtz • Mike Rucker • Peter Simpson • Marylee Vetrano • Charles Yoo  

BRONZE SUPPORTERS:

Ann Bartlett • Mike Baldwin • Elizabeth Reap Carlson • Rose Cameron • Adam Duvendek • Christian Williams Shellie Matthews • Marian Dillon • Matthew Brandon • Rick Delombard • Ben Sherman • John B Griffith • Heather VanVelkenburg • Harrison Devine • Linea Nasman • Kenny Pittenger • David Sugarman • Lindsay Felker • Justin Smith • Jefferey M LaBauve • Bobby Dymond • Kurt Achtenhagen • James Lehman • Megan Hottman • Jackson Perry • Cynthia A. Carter • Randi Hammer • Andrea Duvendek Gaines • Tim Paul • Wesley Pierce • Amir Sani • Steve Standridge • E Rieden • Richard Voss • Brett Clothier Sharm

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

The City of Alaro, Spain • Palma De Mallorca Velodrome  • Can Xim Hotel • Petit Hotel Alaro • The City of London  • Quantified Self • Adam Laurent • Brandon Madden and Family • Kirk Bausch and Family • Cowden Family • Reed Family • Cliff Hammer and Hammer Family •  Andy Sparks • CDR Mark Divine • Dr. Eric Topol • Stefan Groschupf • Dr. Gil Blander • Dr. Sonia Ancoli-Israel • Dan Harms • Neal Henderson • Gina Sanchez • Raj Mehta • Stig Severinsen • Andrejz Bek • Dr. Brent Kay • Doug Thralls  • Randy Wilbur • 1901 Cafe Restaurant • The Velo Sports Center • Adam Duvendek • Nate Koch • Jan Bartlett • Jenny Jenkins • Matthew Witschonke • Hadoop ‘Big Data’ Community • Matthew Lange, PhD • Omar Saad • Scripps Translational Science Institute • Datameer • Stefan Groschupf • Pathway Genomics • Inside Tracker • T2 Technologies • Dexcom • SKINS Cycling Apparel • Tracy Laurent • Scarlett Laurent • Jeff Kranzler • Lori Ford • Derek van der Schroeff • Robyn & John Tosick • Liz Abbett • Ben Sharp  • Mike Tamayo • Tamayo Family • Nicola Cranmer • Mitch Thrower • Cory Christopherson • Lewis Elliott • Matt Heinemann • Passion Pictures • SealFit and Unbeatable Mind • Cindy Chapman • Geoff Haskell • Chris Leavell • Christian VandeVelde • Beth Binger • Binger Communications • The Academy Linwood Dunn Theater • AKA Hotels • The Qualcomm Institute • Ernesto Ramirez • UCSD • CalIT2 • Jennifer Hoelzer • Gini Martin • Cherie Turner • Greg Hanson • Ben Sherman Dr. Paul Abramson • Bob Biddinger • United States Anti Doping Administration • Travis Tygart • Betsy Andreu • John Naber • Southern California Olympians & Paralympians • United States Olympians & Paralympians Association • The United States Olympic Committee • International Olympic Committee

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