Posts Tagged ‘filming’

Tommie Copper at the World Barefoot Center

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Keith St. Onge, Tom Kallish, Jeff Sussman and Josh Chapman

In April, the Tommie Copper company came out to the World Barefoot Center to film Karen Putz and Keith St. Onge on and off the water.

Tommie Copper is a company which makes copper-infused compression wear for pain relief and injuries.  The owner, Tom Kallish, experienced a water ski accident after slaloming over a submerged log.  He endured several operations on his back, hips and knees.  His doctor prescribed compression wear for his injuries, but Tom found the products bulky and uncomfortable.  He researched the healing properties of copper, developed a copper-infused yarn and patented the fabric and process.  One year ago, Karen discovered the Tommie Copper products after recovering from surgery.  For the full story of how this film project came about:

Karen Putz and the Tommie Copper Story

A video is in the works and the company released a web commercial:

Tom Kallish slaloming at the WBC

KSO being interviewed

Tom Kallish and Karen Putz