History and Legacy: The Dad Vail Regatta

The Dad Vail Regatta is a 85 year tradition for the city of Philadelphia. It is the largest collegiate regatta in the world. Athletes from across the nation descend on the banks of the Schuylkill River every May to compete for the title of Dad Vail Champion. For Drexel University and its rowers, the Dad Vails means something more than just another race; it stands as a continuation of their team's legacy.

  • Colin Stewart
    Director
    The Fear is Love, Homecoming, Summer of Dreams
  • Richard Heidelbaugh
    Camera Operator
    The Fear is Love
  • Jamie Case
    Drone
  • Justin Best
    Key Cast
    "Himself"
  • Amanda Reale
    Key Cast
    "Herself"
  • Stephanie Horn
    Key Cast
    "Herself"
  • Anthony Williams
    Key Cast
    "Himself"
  • Doug Davis
    Key Cast
    "Himself"
  • Anna Savage
    Key Cast
    "Herself"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Student
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 9, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Ocean City Film Festival
    Ocean City MD
    United States
    March 7, 2020
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Colin Stewart


Colin is currently a Junior at Drexel University, who loves the art of film making. Currently he is an intern with the production team at Alkemy X in Philadelphia. In the past, he has worked free lance for organizations such as Up2U Sports and the Mad Dragon Record Label. He is currently running a small production company of fellow college film majors from his local area. He hopes to continue directing in the future with bigger and more ambitious projects.

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