BRAGGING RITES: THE CAROLINA-CLEMSON RIVALRY is on Netflix.
How did our film get there?
Neither I, nor Jeff Sumerel (writer-director) had anything to do with it. And yet…there it is, our little film from 2003.
I mean, our BIG film. Jeff and I went all over state to document a century of college football rivalry in our home state. Both schools were downright cooperative during the production, although you could tell that there was great interest in promoting the most positive image of both schools (South Carolina and Clemson) and protecting their claims to any profits.
The process did leave a bad taste in my mouth in regards to corporate sponsorship of film projects. Carolina First Bank (now TD) was downright unethical in their dealings with us.