We wanted to send an update on where we are in The Search and upcoming plans.
As you probably already know from visiting the website, we regretfully had to postpone the August 5 Scripted performance of Last at Bat due to Mark Donahue having to be hospitalized for a kidney stone. He is on the mend, but not quite 100% as of this writing. No one was more disappointed than he when we made the decision not to go ahead as planned, but 'pulling the plug' three days prior to the event proved to be the wise course of action.
We were also extremely disappointed that due to a second surgery being scheduled for August 20th forced the cancellation of our Schenectady, NY tryout. Many folks had already signed up, it was with a heavy heart that this too was put on hold.
In the meantime, we continue work behind the scenes to get Last at Bat to the big screen. We are revamping the
and putting together our IndieGoGo crowd funding project as the second leg of this journey.
For those of you who were not in the Scripted cast,
REMEMBER, we promised that all of you would have a crack at being in the movie, and will be announcing the names of the participants who excelled on the baseball side of the tryouts--do not be disheartened if you were not called back to be on stage. We will want and need you on the field.
Our scoring system was based on four factors: Fielding, Arm, Hitting and On-Field Presence, with each category having a 1 to 5 point value. You may be pleasantly surprised to know that many of you scored at least 15, and some even 'broke the scorecard', by demonstrating particular talent in pitching and/or catching, pushing the final score above the 100% value. You will be hearing from us.
Everyone though, will be asked to participate in one way or another, be it in the stands, a crowd scene, or background personalities. Many who auditioned for speaking roles were exemplary, so it was not a lack of talent that precluded an invitation to be on stage, but simply not having a role suitable for some of those who tried out. The film will require far more people, and roles will be yours for the taking.
We will continue to keep you updated as news develops. We thank you all for your continued support, interest and kind emails and texts to and for Mark--it is the best medicine available, we could not ask for anything better.
August 9, 2015