Filmmakers see Lorena Ochoa's trip to No. 1 in women's golf
Christopher Vitiello and Jonathan Ochoa have been around. From Guadalajara to Los Angeles to Augusta and many a stop in between, the longtime friends have been spending a lot of time on the road, watching golf. Actually, watching a golfer.
The pair, both 24, have spent the last year following Ochoa’s famous cousin - reigning LPGA Player of the Year Lorena Ochoa - and putting together a documentary based on the young Mexican sensation.
And a sensation she is, especially in Mexico, say the pair, where they’ve seen her develop into a full-fledged superstar in her home nation.
“To put it into perspective, last week at the Morelia Championship, the President of Mexico showed up to giver her an award,” said Jonathon Ochoa. ” Right now in Mexico, the Mexican soccer league playoffs are about to start, but in the paper they’re putting women’s golf stories ahead of soccer stories.”
Ochoa and Vitiello had a lot more to say about their project, which they hope to release in 2008, and have used creative financing - the two have caddied, worked at a toy store and other jobs - to travel around following their subject. They expect to finish shooting at the Women’s British Open.
Keep your eyes on WorldGolf.com to see the full article, and see what else the pair has learned on their spectacular odyssey.
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As opposed to a book about a youngster (Wie) who has not yet earned her stripes, this film showcases the trials and tribulations on the eventual path to greatness for Ochoa.
BTW, when IS Michelle Wie's movie coming to theaters?
in the spirit mission of Jesus Christ come to life
in a film that should be worth viewing. Thank you
for doing it. gs
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