Friday, April 20, 2007

Documentary is up on You Tube

OK here goes nothing, I've thought for a while about what to say to you about the documentary, all I hope is that you watch it with the understanding that they took the most heated moments of 2 YEARS of filming and made our story as dramatic as possible. Just to set the record straight... Vince and I are still great friends and he is still one of my favourite partners and hopefully now that he is back from Australia I will get the chance to play with him some again. No matter how much you like someone, or enjoy playing with someone, 5 years of tens of thousands of hands together can bring out the worst in anyone... and when you have cameras in your face after losing a big spingold match, you'd be surprised at what you say or do.

I heard the numbers of viewers, the method in which they come up with this is unknown, however on Saturday when they aired the documentary in Canada, the hockey game had 2.1 million viewers, the documentary had 518000, a new record for W-five (the show that produced the documentary) I'm really proud of that.

Lastly I want to thank Andy Pederson (the evil producer) and Warren (the unlucky camera guy). I think these guys did a tremendous job in livening up bridge for the camera. They took an otherwise boring couple of guys and made us appeal to a large audience, now I just hope that people see the documentary and have a place nearby where they can learn the game, in the end if anyone learns bridge because of the documentary, it will be a success.

Here are the links to the documentary, I'm not sure how long it will last on youtube because I think there may be copyright issues.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ccvPArUq18
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2Xn6-yCh6U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIbjS1DLmfA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C--FAcdtG2I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95Db-2ASnyA

Parts 4 and 5 arent working yet but should be up there soon.

Enjoy the show!

5 comments:

ann williams said...

Thank you for being such a good sport to be the subject of the film. I think it is a great documentary, extremely well done for our game and for both of you exemplifying how difficult it is to be a good bridge partner. But the documentary clearly shows how rewarding, fun and challenging the game of bridge is. Thank you for your part in that. Congratulations to you and your wife for your marriage and your bridge partnership.

Leah Newell

David said...

Hi,
Im David Synnott a junior from Ireland. I thought this was brillianty done. Well Done.

Joon said...

cool show. i know it must have been tough to have the ins and outs of your partnership caught on camera and dissected by the public, but it made for very good viewing. my wife (who is not a bridge player) enjoyed it along with me.

Jacky said...

The show is NOT available already..... when could I see the movie again?

Thanks

it teacher said...

Sadly the videos have gone. As a beginner I enjoy watching experienced players - thinking about what they played and why helps improve my own, rather poor, game.

Meanwhile, I learn to play bridge online