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Water Polo: Beneath the Surface

12:32:08 09.10.2009 posted by admin at 12:32:08 09.10.2009

Dawn Young, has been involved with film and television as an actor and voiceover artist in New York for many years doing feature and independent film, primetime and daytime television, commercials and print work. In 1996 she moved to the other side of the lens, as well, and began shooting and creating her own projects. "Beneath the Surface" (1996-2005) is Dawn's debut feature length documentary, shot over an 8 year period in Europe, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, and the United States.

The story of Wolf Wigo gives viewers a rare insight into the exciting and demanding sport of water polo, played for the love of the game alone since it's not a professional sport in the USA. The documentary shows exciting action in the pool both above and below the water. It illustrates in depth the grueling mental and physical stamina necessary to prevail while swimming up to 2 - 3 miles per game amidst fierce fighting and wrestling for position in water well over their heads.

View an extended video preview of “Beneath the Surface” (3m 24s flashplayer required to view)

Young, who is Wolf's mother, reveals the behind- the-scenes struggle that Olympians go through and how it affects their lives and the lives of those closest to them. The film features comments from the best coaches and players in the world including those who competed in the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

Find out more on the film at

As well as making more films, Dawn has also created "the perfect gift for the water polo player who has everything including a newborn baby or toddler"! at Swimming gear includes a bathing suit and a signature water polo cap complete with "earguards" and a team number.


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