March is one of my favorite times of year because I can almost taste baseball’s opening day just around the corner and over in Hollywood, it’s Oscar time. In addition to being your friendly neighborhood baseball columnist, I’m also a filmmaker and member of the Screen Actors Guild. My love of cinema rivals my love of the game of baseball, so you can imagine how much I admire the guys over at Reel Hardball.
The Reel Hardball team, PJ Moynihan, Brett Rapkin, and Erik Kesten have three outstanding films under their belts: Cobb Field: A Day at the Ballpark, Holy Land Hardball, and Spaceman: A Baseball Odyssey. Each film explores the depths of the sport where others only skim the surface. Impressive locations and great interviews lead the way to stellar production value that will have you enjoying every minute of these films.
This summer you can catch the Reel Hardball team at a stadium near you as they visit minor and amateur league ball parks to screen their films. As great at these films already are, I can only imagine that watching them from an actual ballfield will enhance the experience. Watch for the tour schedule at the start of the 2010 MLB season on the Reel Hardball website. If you can’t make it out for the summer tour, be sure to check out the MLB Network where the films will be screening during this baseball season.
“We were excited to work with a distribution partner that afforded us the opportunity to deliver quality films about baseball directly to those most likely to enjoy them. It was a perfect fit,” says PJ Moynihan.
For a complete list of show times please visit the link below.
For more information on Reel Hardball please visit: http://www.reelhardball.com/index/
Jay Ferraro is the Executive Producer of Baseball Digest LIVE and Gotham Baseball LIVE. He is also a columnist for Baseball Digest ,Baseballdigest.com, and Gothambaseball.com. You can reach him at Jay_Ferraro@Juno.com , follow him on Twitter here and add him on Facebook here.