The Sun City Poms are a group of retiree cheerleaders from Arizona. Ranging in age from 55 to 85 and resplendent in sequins, they tackle ageing like you've never seen before.
Director: Todd Antony
DOP: Cameron Trejo
Editing: Ben Elkaim - Trim
COLOURIST: Jack McGinty - Cheat
Age is wisdom and knowledge.... TODD ANTONY wurde für sein wundervolles Projekt 'The Sun City Poms' auf Festivals und in der Presse gefeiert. Im Sommer erschien nun ein Film über sein Projekt, das wir Euch natürlich auf GoSee nicht vorenthalten wollen. Der Fotograf dazu : “Nestled away in the state of Arizona is the retirement community of Sun City. It is home to some 35,000 retirees, and playing a very active part of that community is a group called the Sun City Poms. A cheerleading troupe whose members range in age from 55 to 86 years old. Training twice a week and performing upwards of 40 times a year, they are the antidote to many peoples perceptions of aging.”
The Sun City Poms began in 1979 as a cheerleading group for the Sun City Saints’ women’s softball team. Since that time, the group has evolved from cheerleading into its structure today: a marching unit and a performing unit. The Sun City Poms are highly energetic performers who demonstrate the organization’s dance standards. Some even do acrobatics!
Members of the Sun City Poms come from all walks of life, and are more than entertainers. They represent the fulfillment of life at any age. Performing with the spunk and energy of their youths, these ladies are having the time of their lives while sharing positive aspects of retirement and aging, and shattering conventional images of senior citizens.