Narrated by Bill Murray, the film will be released in US theaters June 7th
Gravitas Ventures has acquired worldwide rights to new documentary feature Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk, narrated by Bill Murray and directed by Jason Baffa. The film will be available in US theaters from June 7th.
Centuries old and enjoyed by millions of people worldwide, golf is seen by many as more than a sport. Yet what do we know about the other person on the course? The man or woman behind the player carrying the bag. In a narrative never before covered in any feature length documentary, Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk explores the incredible personal bond that a golfer and a caddie develop through hours of time together.
Baffa’s previous films such as Bella Vita and One California Day are known for their visual beauty and authentic portrayal of the surfing experience. Here, he takes on golf and the sub-culture of caddying, and the result is just as spectacular.
Producer David Brookwell said, “We’re thrilled to be working with Gravitas on this project. This documentary with global appeal is right in their wheel-house and we were impressed with the marketing plan they put forth.”
“I caddied for more than 10 years and the job taught me a lot about people, life, and hard work,” said Michael Murphy President at Gravitas Ventures. “We couldn’t be more excited to bring Loopers to theaters this summer. Ultimately it’s going to be an ever-green documentary that will resonate with audiences from around the world.”
Loopers made its film festival premiere on Feb. 2 at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and also successfully showed at the Boulder (CO) International Film Festival in March. Upcoming film festivals include Cleveland (April 3); Newport Beach, CA (April 25-May 2); Greenwich, CT (May 29 opening night film); and the international premiere in mid-June.
Unknown stories are revealed in the film, such as Greg Puga, who grew up in East Los Angeles, went on to caddie at Los Angeles’ Bel-Air Country Club and qualified as an amateur to play in the Masters Tournament. Another is the compelling legacy of caddie master Mike Kiely, who has been the caddie organizer at historic Canterbury Golf Club in Cleveland for a half-century and guided many caddies toward successful lives. The Evans Scholars Foundation is also featured, highlighting the program which has given college scholarships to more than 10,000 caddies since 1930.