The goal of Between the Lines is to honor the history of baseball by telling the stories in an original, narrative-driven video series.
Between the Lines: A Biography of Baseball
Baseball has existed as a Microcosm of the trials, tribulations and triumphs of the American struggle. As the landscape of modern America was formed, so was its most beloved sport. But somewhere along the way, the epic tales of legends past have been lost to a new generation of fans.
“Between the Lines” is a project designed to celebrate the great history of Baseball, by honoring the great tales that inspired us to call it our national pastime.
We'll tell the stories of the heroes of the game as well as the also-rans, and how they are cemented as a part of Americana in a series that focuses on one team or personality per episode. We are guided on this tour by our own Alex Cartwright, a nod to the Johnny Appleseed of baseball, as he goes to different locales to share the great stories of America’s game.
In our pilot episode "The Gashouse Gang" we'll Meet Dizzy Dean and Frankie Frisch's 1934 Cardinals and join them on their bumpy ride to try to capture an unlikely World Series championship.
Your donations will go to the production costs of this pilot. The equipment rental, food for cast and crew, location costs, costumes will all be covered by your generous funding. And the more we achieve through this funding, the better the final product will look and sound.
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We'll be making a very serious push to have Between the Lines shot and edited for release in March of 2014. This will require us to work in a very rigorous schedule. We have assembled a team worthy of the challenge. Camera, sound and lighting are all on board. The script is complete and the schedule is being polished up. As soon as we have funding we will begin casting and rehearsing. We plan to begin initial shooting before the end of 2012.
There will be many challenges in making this film. However, the creative team is fully prepared to tackle any challenges that may arise.
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Oct 10, 2012 - Nov 26, 2012
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Special Thanks. For a $10 donation your name will appear in the Thank You list in the closing credits of the “Gashouse Gang” premier episode of “Between the Lines”.Estimated delivery: Mar 2014
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"Between the Lines" Digital Copy . For a $20 donation you will receive a digital copy of “Between the Lines” and "Drawing the Lines" the sneak peek behind the scenes documentary of our efforts.Estimated delivery: Mar 2014
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"Between the Lines" Poster . For a $30 donation you will receive a numbered, limited edition poster with an original design for “Between the Lines”.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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"Between the Lines" T-Shirt. For a $50 donation you will receive a t-shirt with an original design for “Between the Lines”.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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Associate Producer Set. For a $100 donation you will receive a numbered, limited edition poster with an original design for “Between the Lines” signed by the creative team, the digital copy of the episode and documentary, the t-shirt, and an Associate Producer’s credit in the closing credits.Estimated delivery: Mar 2014
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Custom Sports Action Figure. For a $200 donation you will receive a one-of-a-kind customized action figure of the baseball player of your choice. You name the player, and “Between the Lines” co-creator will custom paint and package an ultra-realistic action figure for your display case. You’ll also receive an Associate Producer’s credit in the closing credits.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
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On-Set Visit. For a $300 donation you will be able to come visit us for a day of shooting. Meet the creators, actors and crew for the chance to see how we’re making “Between the Lines”. You’ll also receive an Associate Producer’s credit in the closing credits.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
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Premier Party. For a $500 donation you will receive an invitation for you and a guest to the premier screening of the “Gashouse Gang” episode of “Between the Lines”. Watch the episode in a special venue with the creators, actors and crew for a special reception. Food and drinks will be provided. You’ll also receive an Associate Producer’s credit in the closing credits.Estimated delivery: Mar 2014
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Extra Role. For a $750 donation you will get the chance to visit the set in a non-speaking extra role. You’ll be seen in the episode in period costume, and we’ll send you a production still of you on the set in your costume. You’ll also have you name in the credits along with the rest of the actors.Estimated delivery: Nov 2013
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Call Your Shot. For a $2,000 donation you will have the most unique prize we offer. Our writers will craft an original screenplay of your choice for later production. You tell us the baseball story you want to see and we’ll write it to match the style of the “Between the Lines” series.Estimated delivery: Dec 2015