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Project of the Day: ‘Fog City’

Project of the Day: 'Fog City'

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“Fog City”

Tweetable Logline: An American combat veteran hides in plain view as a member of an amateur hardball team in San Francisco

Elevator Pitch: “Fog City” is the naturalistic rendering of San Francisco native and amateur baseball player Jimmy Darcy. As Jimmy’s deliberately obscured military background comes into focus, we begin to understand how separate his generation of military veterans can feel from the rest of the population, and also how cultural touchstones such as baseball can bring people together from very different backgrounds. The film was cast entirely with actual ballplayers from the San Francisco Fog.
Production Team:

Liam Edward Brady, Writer/Director/Lead Actor 
Elizabeth O’Neal, Producer 
Daniel Brady, Assistant Director (& Liam’s brother) 
William Wohleb, Director of Photography 
Beth Trifilo, Production Designer 
Ash Bhalla, Script Supervisor
Seth Peterson, Sound Recordist 
Jillian Corsie, Editor

*made with a grant from the Spike Lee Production Fund

About the Production: During my research for the film, I learned a lot about why the veterans of my generation feel invisible to the rest of the population. As a filmmaker, I’ve learned how any individual can relate to this sensation of invisibility, regardless of their background. I attempted to create a character with conflicting desires – a guy who wants both to honor his past and escape from it, therefore dancing right on the edge of visibility. My experience with this film has indelibly shaped my personal understanding of today’s unusual divide between the military and civilian populations in America.

Current Status: Fundraising for post-production

For more information and to support this project: Seed&Spark Page

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FOG CITY :: SEED&SPARK from Liam Brady on Vimeo.

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