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Time In The Minors

Two Players. One Dream...What's it like trying to make it to the Major Leagues?

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"Time In The Minors" Film Trailer

Overview

Genre
Sports, Human Interest, Lifestyle, Biography, and Society
Synopsis

Every year in June approximately 1500 new players out of high school and college are chosen from the amateur baseball draft and sent to play in the minor leagues. Trying to make it in the fiercely competitive world of professional baseball can make or break you. "Time In The Minors" documents the lives and passionate dreams of two minor league players on their arduous journey to becoming Major League Baseball players. John Drennen (19), a High School All-American from San Diego, California was selected in the first round of the 2005 amateur baseball draft by the Cleveland Indians and offered a one million dollar signing bonus. 2006 will mark John’s first full season in professional baseball. Tony Schrager (28), a 1998 and 6th-round draft pick out of Omaha, Nebraska is an 8-year veteran of the minor leagues. The 2006 season may be Tony’s last shot to make it.

Follow each player from pre-season and beyond through the ups and downs of life in professional baseball.

Stage
finished
Running time
60 and 85 minutes

Credits

  • Tony Okun ... Producer, Director, Editor, Cinematographer
  • David P. Ramos ... Cinematographer
  • Eric Sandmeyer ... Original Music Score, Sound Mix
  • Arielle Krnich ... Post-Production Advisor

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Oh! Show Productions
Country
United States
Years of Production
2005-2009
Locations
USA

Distribution Details

Release year
2010
Festivals
All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival, Lakedance International Film Festival, Asheville Film Festival, Iowa City International Film Festival, Idaho International Film Festival, Docutah International Film Festival
Awards
Winner Best Documentary, "Lakedance International Film Festival (2009) / Winner Best Feature-Documentary, "Idaho International Film Festival" (2009)
Distribution
The Television Syndication Company (Broadcast Distributor) / Landmark Media (DVD Distributor)
Broadcast (Acq.)
NHK BS1 (Japan, 2010 & 2011)
Language
English
Subtitles
n/a

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