Sisters on Track is a coming of age story following the three Sheppard sisters, Tai (12), Rainn (11) and Brooke (10) from the 2016 media storm that propels them into the national spotlight, when all three are chosen to be the Sports Illustrated Kids of the Year, into their final years of Junior High. The film offers a rare intimate glimpse into a tight-knit Brooklyn family’s journey to recover from trauma and tragedy moving away from their life in a shelter.
Guided by coach Jean Bell and her Jeuness Track Club, who inspires them to beat the odds, dream big and aim for higher education, the girls are finding their voices as athletes and as young adults. At the heart of the story is the bond between a family and a whole community of women, passing the baton of self-empowerment through track and field, from generation to generation of hopeful young girls.
Sisters on Track starts out as a flashy success story about headline-making kids but turns into something much more meaningful: a tribute to the value of being strong in spirit.” – Christian Science Monitor
You are a shining example of what we can all do, how to do it better, be a better mother, be a better parent, be a better friend, be a better coach.” — Whoopi Goldberg, The View
Award-winning Dutch director Corinne van der Borch is based in Brooklyn. Corinne’s feature debut, Girl With Black Balloons, won the main award at DOC NYC in 2011. Tone Grøttjord-Glenne is an award-winning Norwegian director and producer. Her films Brothers and Prirechnyy premiered at IDFA, and her film All That I Am premiered in competition at Hot Docs 2020. Read more about the filmmakers below or see full film credits.
Sant & Usant is a Norwegian production company established in 2005. The company has developed a strong voice in the Nordic and European documentary industry, producing films for established filmmakers as well as new voices. The company has been shortlisted for an Academy Award and nominated for the European Film Awards, Cinema Eye Honors, Critics Choice Documentary Award, and the American Cinematographer Award. Their films have received awards in festivals such as HotDocs, IDFA, Sheffield, CPH:DOX, and Stockholm. They have been working with broadcasters, theatrical distributors and NETFLIX. Sant & Usant focuses on films with new visuals perspectives and strong impact. The company is also involved in international co-productions with their latest films Writing With Fire and President both premiered in the competition at Sundance 2021.
Their latest catalogue consists of GUNDA (2020) ALL THAT I AM (2020) 69 MINUTES OF 86 DAYS (2018) EXIT (2018) I AM KUBA (2016) VARICELLA (2015) DANCING FOR YOU (2015).
CORINNE VAN DER BORCH & TONE GRØTTJORD-GLENNE
ANITA REHOFF LARSEN
DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
CORINNE VAN DER BORCH
SLOANE KLEVIN, ACE
VERALUCIA QUISPE CHIRINOS
TANK AND THE BANGAS
CECILIA R. MEJIA
CORINNE VAN DER BORCH
VALERIE A. WILLIAMS