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.
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!