The Documentary

Hi everyone, Adam and Dan Stern here. We're both SWS graduates, and we both played under Coach Stark (a long time ago). We recently co-directed a documentary about Grant High School football called Give Us This Day. We were able to reconnect with Coach Stark when he came to a screening of GUTD. Later, while attending the Waves heartbreaking defeat in the 2016 section championship game, Coach brought up an idea he'd had about filming a documentary on SWS hoops. We loved the idea and jumped at the chance to help tell this story and rekindle our memories of playing sports at SWS. 

Over a season, we were able to capture many amazing moments on film and now we're about to put it all together. Our hope is that through the lens of the 2016/17 team - we can preserve a piece of SWS history, and deliver a film the entire SWS community (past, present, and future) can enjoy. 

- Adam & Dan Stern

Teaser Trailer + A Message From Coach Stark

Hi everyone, I've been wanting to see this happen for many years and I'm extremely excited that we're making it a reality! Thanks for your support!

- Dean Stark


Interview Snippets

Why We Need Your Help

We've come a long way on our own + with the help of two very generous SWS parents. Now we're turning to the community for support to get the film finished. Check out how you'll be rewarded for helping us out below.

Currently our goal is to raise $20,000. When we meet our goal we'll be able to make the film the way we want to make it, and more importantly when we want to make it - now.  Specifically, your contributions will go towards the following: filming key alumni interviews, filming Coach's final interview, filming b-roll at SWS, editing the film, and music. Thank you for taking the time to check out the project and for your consideration in being a part of it. Go Waves!


Contribution Levels + Rewards

EXclusive backer updates

We will be giving all of our backers updates throughout our progress on production and postproduction, including sneak peeks of the footage, estimated completion dates, and the status of your rewards including details on the film's premiere event.

Thank you for your support!


Waves Stories is a place for Waldorf alumni to connect and share their own stories of playing sports at the Sacramento Waldorf School. We'd love to hear from you, so be sure to check out our Facebook page and share your story, photos and videos, or both. Go Waves!