An Award Winning Volleyball Documentary

Court & Spark: A Volleyball Documentary
has won the Platinum Remi
in the Sports Documentary Category of the
World Fest Houston International Film Festival! 
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Finally, A Film That Highlights Why We Love Volleyball



Courtney Thompson lives the life of a professional American volleyball star. In the dead of winter in the heart of Poland, she tries to lead the Łódź Boat Builders to respectability. As we follow her season, America’s Olympic setter guides us through a fascinating and complicated conversation about sport, gender, parents, coaches, competition, ethics, money and success. Her journey provides the documentary’s path.



As Courtney moves from chapter to chapter, we hear from some of the finest minds in the sport: Karch Kiraly, Hugh McCutcheon, Doug Beal, John Dunning, Mick Haley, Kathy DeBoer, John Cook and Bill Neville among others. We’ll hear from parents, youth coaches, and other volleyball athletes, young and old. 



Courtney Thompson is a Seattle kid. Undersized. Overachieving. Dreams large. Outworks everyone. Takes risks. Unafraid to fail. Learns from losses. Refuses to quit. State champ. National Champ. All-American. Player of the Year. And—against staggering odds—Olympic medalist. A rare character who seems too good to be true, too interesting to ignore. Wise beyond her years. Passionate. Honest. Smart. Funny. Hugely entertaining.


Why Courtney Thompson?

"What sets Courtney apart is, she battles. She owns the moment of competition. She’s not afraid to get in there and mix it up. She doesn’t back down from that. She makes those around her better."
-Hugh McCutcheon, Olympic gold and silver medal-winning head volleyball coach

"Courtney has a presence about her that I’ve never witnessed in anybody else. She is 100% a leader."  
-Christa Harmotto, Olympic medal-winning volleyball player

"Courtney’s out of the ordinary. Her team rallies around her leadership. She moves the group forward, no matter how much adversity."  
-John Dunning,
head volleyball coach, Stanford University.