Ping Pong



Theatrical Releases: UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand & Taiwan

TV Broadcasts: POV PBS, Film 4, NRK, VRT, Mexico, Israel, Taiwan

Terry (81) having been given a week to live, gets in sight of winning gold. Inge (89) has used table tennis to train her way out of the dementia ward she committed herself to.  Australian legend Dorothy deLow is 100, and finds herself a mega celebrity in this rarefied world and Texan Lisa Modlich, a new-comer at 85 years old, is determined to do whatever it takes to win her first gold. This film is as much about the tenacity of the human spirit as it is a meditation on mortality.


"It is about ageing, mortality, friendship, ambition and love. The stories stay with you for hours, weeks, after the credits have rolled. But perhaps its most powerful achievement is to leave us with a more humane conception of sport, and of life itself."

Matthew Syed - The Times


Meet the filmmakers

Anson Hartford


Hugh Hartford

Anson Hartford

Anson Hartford has produced documentaries for the BBC, Al Jazeera English, Sky Arts, PBS as well as the Film Council and BBC Films.

His BBC4 Arts documentary ‘James Ravilious; a world in photographs’ about one of the great unknowns of British photography won best arts doc at New York Film Festival.


Hugh Hartford

Hugh is a producer and director of documentaries for UK and international broadcasters through Banyak Films - a company he co-founded. Hugh’s projects include ‘Us Now’, first aired on Channel 4’s international feature documentary slot True Stories.