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Project of the Day: Miguel Sano Heads to the Majors. Here's His Story.

By Indiewire | Indiewire April 17, 2013 at 10:39AM

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The Miguel Sano Story

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"The Miguel Sano Story"
 
Tweetable Logline:
 
To make it to the big leagues, baseball is the easy part.
 
Elevator Pitch:
 
At 15 years old Miguel Sano was plucked from obscurity and poverty in the Dominican Republic and put on a path towards the Majors. Today he is one of baseball's top prospects and could be a star in the Big Leagues in a few short years. But baseball is the easy part. Miguel faces a jarring acculturation to American life, a painful separation from his family and a growing web of hangers-on seeking to capitalize on his success. We will tell, for the first time ever on film, the complete story of a major athlete's rise from anonymity to superstardom.
 
Production Team:
 

Co-Directors - Ross Finkel, Jon Paley, Trevor Martin -
Ballplayer: Pelotero (2012) - Co-Directors
12 O'Clock Boys (2013) - Associate Producers

Producer - Isaac Solotaroff
Wham! Bam! Islam! (2011) - Director
Ballplayer: Pelotero (2012) - Producer
Visioning Tibet (2005) - Director/Producer

About the Production:
 
"At the end of our film, "Ballplayer: Pelotero", Miguel Sano signed a jaw-dropping $3.15 Million contract with the Minnesota Twins. But Miguel’s dreams didn’t stop there, and neither did ours. We realized we had a unique opportunity to tell an in-depth story that many had attempted and failed -- a complex look at the rise of a professional athlete. America's pastime is changing, as Latinos makeup an ever larger percentage of the game and our country. Miguel's story is a study of baseball's future, and a classic look at the American dream through the eyes of America's fastest growing minority" -- Jonathan Paley
 
Current Status:
 
In production, moving into post-production.
 
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