Lakeland College is a small school in Alberta's midwest region that caters mainly to farming and agriculture industries. Its athletic teams, named "Rustlers" sometimes struggle to recruit top-level athletes for a variety of reasons.
Arguably its most successful program is women's volleyball, which won the school's first CCAA (Canadian Colleges Athletic Association) national championship in 2017 and followed it up with a bronze medal in 2018.
Much of that success can be attributed to 3 athletes who played 5 years with the school, a rare occurrence in college sports. The 3 athletes approached us about producing a film dedicated to their head coach, Austin Dyer, who they credit all their success too.
We developed a script completely from their words and used a lot of shots from games we'd been shooting since 2018.