Football themed films are far from foreign on the silver screen. We Are Marshall, Remember the Titans, Little Giants, Any Given Sunday, and Varsity Blues are just a few of the flicks that take place on the grid-iron. However, none of these films feature females driving to the endzone. Cydonia Films is hoping to change that, by filming Powder Puff: The Movie, a full-length documentary chronicling the 38 year-old girls’ flag football game in the small town of Wallingford, Connecticut. This unique tradition pits senior girls from opposing town high schools against each other in a game played annually on the day before Thanksgiving. It is suspected that Wallingford’s is one of the longest running powder puff traditions in the country.
Wallingford native Scott Selmecki is set to be the film’s executive producer, and Cool Culture, a non-profit organization based out of New York has been tapped as a fiscal sponsor, as preliminary talks with the town Board of Education revealed that school policy strictly forbids for-profit ventures in public schools.
While Cydonia Films was eager to film the movie this year, proper procedures and abiding school policies, while making sure to gain proper clearance with the parents of students who would be featured, require more time and consideration. The item is on the agenda for next month’s school board meeting. Provided that a potential policy change is passed, the production company would then need to present a proposal to the board sometime after January in anticipation of shooting the film next fall.
Hollywood East Connection is a proud supporter of Wallingford Powder Puff and the 38th annual Samaha Bowl. Look for our ad in the official program on game day!