FRANK & CHIP: THE OLYMPIC EXPERIENCE

By Dan FRANK

UPWARD RISING DEVELOPMENT - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2012

A story of the first married couple to compete in the Olympics together in 1936, and how they over came the Great Depression. A love story of passion, determination, and commitment to be the best.

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& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2012
Doc Corner
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 60 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Dan FRANK
    • Writer(s)
    • Jeremy DENEAU
    • Producer(s)
    • Daniel F. CELESTINA, Jeremy DENEAU, Willie GAULT
    • Synopsis
    • Frank and Chip Haubold were the first married couple to compete in the Olympics together. The year was 1936 and they were both gymnasts from New Jersey representing the United States. They marched in front of Hitler and were held in low regard because of Frank's German ancestry (much as was Jesse Owens). Their story is one of love , overcoming the depression, and working tirelessly not only to excel as gymnasts but also to be able to afford the traveling and uniform expenses that were a part of being on the team as there were no corporate sponsers to help them.
      The story begins in the roaring 20's and continues through the Great Depression, Nazi Germany, and World War II. But ultimately, it is the story of a special couple that overcame the odds to become champions.
    • Partners & financing
    • Michelle Brooks, Lisa Brewster
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 01, 2011
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