Over a year ago I was approached by Joshua Maxwell about my interest in producing a documentary about Nashville baseball history, centered on the city’s historic ballpark, Sulphur Dell. He had produced “The Kitty League: Hometown Heroes” in 2015, an excellent documentary about the heroes of the class D minor league that spanned four states, and their very unique stories from as far back as the early 1900s.
We agreed to co-produce, combining his skills in the techniques of audio and video recording with my love for research and collecting.
A Kickstarter campaign was begun to allow Joshua to purchase the appropriate equipment and assorted needs to get the project off on the right foot. 45 backers pledged $5,790, along with our own support, to help bring this project to life.
Since then, we have accumulated over nine hours of video footage from interviews, Nashville Sounds and Tennessee Vintage Baseball game footage, and scoured image files at Metro Archives and Tennessee State Library & Archives along with personal collections.
We had been hopeful of premiering our collaboration last year, but there was so much more to do. Besides, producing a film to fit in an hour time slot was a bit overwhelming, so we decided to postpone our project until July, 2017.
We have learned that mid-summer is not the best time to release a baseball movie.
We are asking for your patience once again, as it is imperative that the quality of our documentary is well-worth the telling of the story. Our investors and fans have been very patient, but today we are announcing that in April, 2018, our joint effort will be released.
Be looking for continued updates here, and should anyone have information deemed important to include, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Joshua at email@example.com.
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