Island Cup Original Programming Overview

The Island Cup Original Programming tells the story of a very special, and somewhat unknown, aspect defining generations of people who are the backbone of two island communities—Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. We begin by telling this story of 2018’s annual Island Cup rival game, followed by a deep exploration of an inter-island rivalry, changing island demographics, and how the state of the sport nationwide impacts community football.

Why is this important?

We’re excited to share this “Coke and Pepsi” story, which has surprisingly impacted our lives through the research and filming, introducing us to new alliances in exploring and capturing the stories about the tradition of the rival games with our neighboring island of Martha’s Vineyard.

To be clear, this is not the booster club, this is original programming to showcase the tribal influence of the football players, cheerleaders, fans and the rivalry that binds generations of islanders going back fifty years.  

Interested?

We are currently in production and aim to premier the lead documentary at the Dreamland Theater on Nantucket and a theater on Martha’s Vineyard in 2020.  We need help to meet this goal.

Join Us: In addition to contributing, there are plenty of ways you can help!

Help Spread the Word: Share with your friends, family, and colleagues, or blog or write about our story. We’re happy to give interviews.

Volunteer: We’re looking for partners to help us with our fundraising event, at the Faregrounds Restaurant on November 23, 2019. There will be a raffle, auction items, food, and tickets at the door to raise funds for NCTV18’s original programming goals—creating various TV series about Nantucket by Nantucket.

Connect with Us: Join us by becoming a member of NCTV18, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Stay connected with the film’s progress and release date through email. Please sign up for our newsletter for upcoming announcements!

Become a business sponsor or donor of The Island Cup Original Programming!

Supporters have various levels to consider. For Donors, as an appreciation of your support, we will have car decals, movie posters, film tickets, and membership subscriptions for starters.  Business Sponsor levels are listed in the right-hand column of this page, please contact Arlene for details.

If our goal amount of $60,000 for the documentary film + mini-series, is not achieved, we will continue to work on this project regardless, a great deal sweat equity is already invested in the documentary portion. It may take many years, but we will finish this film and have it available to watch our Comcast channel and on-demand online.

If you can’t join us for our fundraiser this November – please click here for our secure donation form – every dollar helps us reach our goals!

Business Programming Sponsors

Lombardi Trophy $10,000

Producer sponsor level, you will receive:

Island Cup Producer Hat

  • Your name is credited as Producer on all of The Island Cup original programming for one year on Comcast channel 18 as well as digital on-demand. You will be credited as a producer on the film documentary forever.
  • Company logo is shown on all promotional materials (broadcast, print, digital & social)  for The Island Cup, including digital links when appropriate.
  • Company logo is prominently shown on the home page as a sponsor on nctv18.org.
  • NCTV Producer Hat.
  • 30-second promo with logo animation to appear on our channels,  the production is included.*
  • Tickets for four with reserved seating to the premiere of The Island Cup film documentary.
  • Your Name or company logo will appear on our Producer Wall in our future renovated media center forever.

Touchdown $5,000

Associate Producer sponsor level, you will receive:

Island Cup Associate Producer

  • Your name is credited as Associate Producer on all of The Island Cup original programming for one calendar year on Comcast NCTV channel as well as digital on-demand.
  • You will be credited as an associate producer on the film documentary forever.
  • Company logo is shown on all promotional materials (broadcast, print, digital & social) for The Island Cup, including digital links when appropriate.
  • Company logo is prominently shown on the home page as a sponsor on nctv18.org.
  • NCTV Associate Producer Hat.
  • 30-second basic promo to appear on our channel, the production included.*
  • Your Name or company logo will appear on our Producer’s Sound Boards in the future renovated new media studio.
  • Tickets for two with reserved seating to the premiere of The Island Cup film documentary at the Dreamland Theater.

Field Goal $2,500

Associate Director sponsor level, you will receive:

  • Your company or family name is credited as Associate Director on The Island Cup film documentary forever.
  • Company logo is shown on all promotional materials (broadcast, print, digital & social)  for The Island Cup, including digital links when appropriate.
  • Two tickets for premiering film The Island Cup at the Nantucket Dreamland Theater.
  • NCTV Associate Director Hat.
  • 15-second still thanking you for your sponsorship on Comcast channel 18, the production is included.*

Extra Point $1,000

Sponsored In Part level, you will receive:

  • Your name or company logo is credited on The Island Cup movie documentary as “sponsored in part” forever.
  • Company logo is shown on all promotional materials (broadcast, print, digital & social) for The Island Cup, including digital links when appropriate.
  • Two tickets for premiering film The Island Cup at Nantucket Dreamland Theater.
  • An Island Cup decal sticker.
  • 8-second still thanking your sponsorship on Comcast channel 18, the production is included.*

Cheerleader $500

As a Sponsor Supporter, you will receive:

  • Company name or individual name in credits on the film documentary forever.
  • A public thank you on NCTV social media channels.
  • Logo or name on NCTV’s Island cup website page with a link to your website.
  • Logo or name in NCTV’s email marketing regarding The Island Cup film documentary updates with a link to your website.
  • An Island Cup decal sticker.

Please contact Arlene O’Reilly, Director of Development and Marketing for details.

*Restrictions apply. Ending frames cannot directly sell products or services.