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"The Miguel Sano Story"
To make it to the big leagues, baseball is the easy part.
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.
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
In production, moving into post-production.
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