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$1,200
pledged of $35,000pledged of $35,000 goal
6
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, August 6 2012 7:05 PM UTC +00:00

About

Universal Babe is a historical documentary detailing many facets of Babe Ruth's character not often portrayed in the media. The documentary will utilize the expertise of many expert authors and historians, current and former baseball stars, and family members to share stories about Babe Ruth the humanitarian, the civil rights leader and the guardian of children.

The reason for this fundraising campaign is to complete post-production of the film, which currently has more than 20 hours of interviews and sports footage from Major League Baseball, the Negro Leagues and the Japanese Leagues.

Our goal is to cover the licensing fees for this footage (the most expensive aspect of the film) and to complete final edit, add the narrator, graphics, lower thirds and audio mix.

We have self-funded all previous projects before distributing to television networks, however, the death of both my father and sister, and me breaking my elbow in 3 places, all in 2011, curtailed our standard operating procedure.

The project will be released on national television in 2012.

We are excited to partner with the Ruth family to provide some truly rare Babe Ruth items for this project, especially given the rash of FAKE Babe Ruth items that have been sold lately online. The items we are offering come directly from the family of Dorothy Pirone, Babe's daughter, and offer fans a REAL chance to share something with the Babe.

We hope you enjoy UNVERSAL BABE and thank you for your support.

Thanks,

Byron Hunter

Producer/Director, "UNIVERSAL BABE"

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    High Quality Copies of Three (3) Rare Babe Ruth photos;

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    Autographed copy of “Bonsai Babe” book signed by Robert Fitts

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    High Quality Copies of Three (3) Rare Babe Ruth photos;

    Name listed in credits of documentary;

    Autographed copy of “Bonsai Babe” book signed by Robert Fitts;

    One Limited Edition “Universal Babe” giclee by James Fiorentino

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    Babe Ruth photograph signed by Linda Ruth Tosetti;

    High Quality Copies of Three (3) Rare Babe Ruth photos;

    Name listed in credits of documentary;

    Autographed copy of “Bonsai Babe” book signed by Robert Fitts;

    One Limited Edition “Universal Babe” giclee by James Fiorentino;

    VIP invitation for four (4) people to Universal Babe premiere of documentary in NYC;

    Limited Edition “Universal Babe” bat (w/gold
    lettering) signed by Linda Ruth Tosetti (1 of only 5)

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    Thank You Letter from Producers (Byron Hunter and Linda Ruth Tosetti);

    Lapel Pin;

    Babe Ruth photograph signed by Linda Ruth Tosetti;

    High Quality Copies of Three (3) Rare Babe Ruth photos;

    Name listed in credits of documentary;

    Autographed copy of “Bonsai Babe” book signed by Robert Fitts;

    One Limited Edition “Universal Babe” giclee by James Fiorentino;

    VIP invitation for four people to Universal Babe premiere of documentary in NYC;

    Two original storyboards from “Universal Babe” signed by illustrator Rob Castillo;

    Dinner for four (4) people with producers Byron Hunter and Linda Ruth Tosetti in NYC

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Funding period

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