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Genre: Sports, Drama, Family

A father, desperate to connect with his son, tries to teach him baseball.


Tito:  Allan Cooke
Eileen: Lesley Ballantyne
Narrator: Olivia Jon
Joey: Geoff Mays
Frank: Shawn Devlin

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

A father, desperate to connect with his son, tries to force his passion for baseball onto his son who is more interested in music.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Family drama, sports drama.

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

This is a story about a parent and a child. Both love each other tremendously but fear they have nothing in common. They want nothing more than to have a connection. This is a universal theme and a story that an audience will connect with regardless of age and culture. I think audience would love to see it on the big screen.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

The two words would be: “love” and “passion”.

5. What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

Jaws .

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I began to write the script during the previous semester for an independent study I was participating in with one of my professors. During that time I wrote four drafts.

7. How many stories have you written?

I have been writing screenplays since I was fifteen so I have authored dozens of short films, teleplays and ten feature films scripts.

8. What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

“Danny Says” by the Ramones

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

I was fortunate in that I really connected with the story and understood the characters so I did not face many obstacles. I also had wonderful guidance from my professor.

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

My other interests include cooking, teaching and learning.

11. You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

They’ve been great! It’s an extremely helpful platform and is a must for anyone who is interest in submitting to festivals.

12. What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

Feedback on writing is essential and I’m always seeking out ways to get it. The initial feedback I received was extremely helpful.


Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

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