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Golden Valley football documentary to be shown in Santa Clarita

The documentary follows Golden Valley’s 2012 season

Posted: May 18, 2013 11:31 p.m.
Updated: May 18, 2013 11:31 p.m.

A movie documenting the 2012 Golden Valley football team will play to an invite-only audience on Wednesday at the Edwards Valencia Stadium 12 theaters.

“A Different Kind of Victory,” filmed over the course of the 2012 Foothill League season and the Grizzlies’ final preleague game against Simi Valley tells the story of Golden Valley’s journey to win its first Foothill League game in program history.

The film’s working title was “One Is Not Enough,” but filmmaker Jim Chevious said the story changed once his crew got into the editing process.

“They’re great kids but have to deal with all the stuff around them,” Chevious said. “Everybody should have a little compassion. These kids are student athletes. ... It’s an amazing bunch of great kids who get dealt a bad hand because they’re treated as losers. They’re not. Not a kid on the team. Not the coaches.”

Chevious’ passion for the school and the inspiration for the movie came from his son James, who began his high school tenure at Golden Valley, but transferred to Hart as a junior, seeking greener pastures. James, a basketball and track and field athlete, then went back to Golden Valley for his senior year, which meant his family had to move back into the Golden Valley boundary.

“My son was one of those kids that left. But he wanted to come back. His passion was so strong,” Jim said. “He wanted to graduate from Golden Valley.”

Transfers has been an issue for Golden Valley’s entire varsity football history, which began in 2006.

That’s an issue addressed in the movie.

But there is also a lot of football action and emotion.

“It brings back the memory of the season and all their passion and hard work the kids put in to get that victory,” said Golden Valley head football coach Robert Fisher on what he got out of the movie. “It reminds of you of what we’re here to do and teach kids life lessons and the great lessons they could learn through sports and football.”

Jim said the movie will play on nearly 180 screens this summer and has been picked up by Dish Network and Netflix.

Part of the proceeds from the movie will fund Families in Need (F.I.N.), which has been established within the William S. Hart Union High School District, Jim said, and will give money to students with hardships.

Each school featured in the movie will also receive money, he added.

For more information about the project, email


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