Legends film headed for Cooperstown
The documentary by director Michael Crisp and producer Scott Hall has been selected for the Baseball Film Festival, which is Sept. 28 to 30 at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. The film documents the unlikely emergence of the Legends and the team’s rise to become one of the most successful sports franchises in the country. Among the legendary moments in the teams’ history are winning the South Atlantic League Championship in its first season and the 2006 appearance by legendary pitcher Roger Clemens, who was coming out of retirement. According to the Hall of Fame website, any film made within the last five years that has baseball as a central theme is eligible for inclusion in the festival.
“We’re thrilled for Michael and Scott and all the folks at Remix Films,” Legends General Manager Seth Poteat said in press release. “This is quite an honor and we’re excited for the story behind the Legends to reach an even broader audience.”
Legends President and COO Andy Shea said, “The film does a great job telling the story of the Legends, and to be recognized in Cooperstown is a great honor for anyone associated with baseball. Congratulations to everyone at Remix Films.”
Crisp and his Remix Films company also made the documentary The Very Worst Thing, about the 1958 Floyd County bus crash which stands as the worst school bus accident in United States history, and When Happy Met Froggy, a look back at Happy’s Hour, a children’s show on WTVQ in the 1970s. Hall also produced the Froggy film.
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