© SARAH HENDERSON OF SIRENA PICTURES
We Grew Wings Poster.
Directors/Producers Sarah Henderson and Erich Lyttle have teamed up with Executive Producer Ellen Schmidt-Devlin to create the unique documentary We Grew Wings. We Grew Wings chronicles the untold story of the University of Oregon (U of O) women’s track and field team and the progression of women’s sports over the last 40 years since Title IX's passing. The film expresses a unique view of differences and similarities between two generations of athletes. Over the past two years, Ellen Schmidt-Devlin, an accomplished U of O runner during the late 1970s, envisioned the need to tell the story of an incredible era in women's track and field. She has worked with the creative team, helping to compile interviews, film clips and doing archival research.The film is narrated by actress Katharine Ross and will make its Portland debut at the Hollywood Theater with showings on July 15th, 22nd and 29th at 7:00PM. Still and motion production support was from Lensbaby and Go Pro.
© Sarah Henderson. Mandy White (L), U of O, Two-Time All-American Sprinter. Amber Purvis (R), U of O, 11-Time All-American Sprinter.
In addition to We Grew Wings, both Lyttle and Henderson have taken their previous project There Is No Finish Line: The Joan Benoit Samuelson Story (TINFL) on the road since debuting the film at Nike's Stanford Theater last summer. They are now partners/owners of the film since last fall, offering dvd's for sale online and in select college and Nike stores.
You can view more about photographer/director/producer Sarah Henderson at her Web site, www.sireneapictures.com.