By Liam Dacko
After three years of anticipation, the Stonehill-centered documentary “113 Days” is finally available online.
The first part of the 10-part documentary series premiered this afternoon on YouTube. The installment can be viewed by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc19tVNGB7s.
“113 Days” chronicles the journey of 2012 Stonehill women’s lacrosse team as they try to claim the team’s first National Championship title since 2005. The series promises to show “the history and traditions of Stonehill’s Women’s Lacrosse program, and will capture the failures and successes the 2012 team faces as it fights to create its own place in history,” according to the official website of “113 Days.”
The docu-series was produced and directed by adjunct professor Katie Shannon. Shannon, a member of the college’s growing Digital Media Production department, previously played on Stonehill’s lacrosse team.
“Being a former player at Stonehill, it was like a dream come true to be able to make a film about a lacrosse program that was so important to me,” she said in a recent interview with Lacrosse Magazine.
“It was definitely one of the most amazing filming experience I’ve had. It was my first documentary for me so I wasn’t sure what I was expecting. I think it was only natural for the players and coaches to be a bit hesitant in the beginning, but we had such a small crew, it didn’t take very long for everyone to forget that there were cameras around. By the end, you definitely knew the players who loved being in front of the camera.”
In addition to “113 Days,” Shannon has produced a number of other productions. “K&A,” her most recent series, was released in 2014. The series follows two hilariously dysfunctional roommates living in Boston. Five “K&A” shorts have been released thus far (To view all five shorts, visit the “K&A” YouTube page https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC77VC0OVAOFW7gT6cXYlRzw).