CAMP HILL, Pa., March 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Film producers Jameson Hesse and A.J. Ferrara announced today that they plan to make a feature film, entitled AGAINST THE ODDS, about the Red Land boys' baseball team from Lewisberry, PA, (pop. 356) who grabbed the hearts of fans around the globe as they won the 2015 U.S. World Series Championship in Williamsport, PA.
"Our film, and a supporting documentary, will capture how the Red Land champs brought a community together like we've never seen before," said Producer and Director Jameson Hesse. "We plan to keep this film true to its local roots by shooting the entire movie in Central PA. Plus, we intend to donate a portion of the net profits of AGAINST THE ODDS to Red Land so they can build a new youth baseball complex and inspire future ballplayers to pursue their dreams." Mr. Hesse, who grew up in Lewisberry and played baseball for Red Land, is an L.A.-based filmmaker and author of the acclaimed novel, Whisper of Crows.
Mr. Ferrara, owner of Magic City Pictures, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, said, "This is an amazing story along the lines of classic baseball films like The Rookie and the powerful emotional ride the boys and their families experienced will resonate with sports fans around the world." Mr. Ferrara added, "We are thrilled to announce that actors James Wilder (Melrose Place) and Peter Dobson, (Forrest Gump), popular voiceover artist E.G. Daily (voice of Babe, Tommy Pickles, and Buttercup of the Powerpuff Girls), and Steadicam pioneer Ron Vidor, (noted for his camera work on Rocky III, Jaws and Stand By Me), have already attached to the project."
Red Land went 20-0 to win the U.S. title and shattered all attendance records as a crowd of nearly 50,000 fans blanketed the stands and hills surrounding the stadium.
Fans across the country can participate in the making of AGAINST THE ODDS. To learn more, go to www.againsttheoddsmovie.com.
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SOURCE Against The Odds Movie, Inc.