I wanted to put up a post to bring attention to an animated short film I've written and will be directing and producing.
On April 2nd, 1931 a young woman by the name of Jackie Mitchell made her debut in an exhibition game for the Chattanooga Lookouts as they played the famed New York Yankees. When she entered the game, she was tasked with facing the two of the most notable names in the history of sports in Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. She rose to the occasion by striking them both out on a combined 7 pitches.
Our film Curves takes Jackie Mitchell’s moment in baseball history out of obscurity and into the spotlight as well as featuring other scenes that lead to her appearance on the mound that day.
We're fortunate to have a small, but very talented crew to execute this project:
Joy + Noelle will be giving life to the story on the screen with their beautiful, charming and striking style of animation.
Laurissa Hughes is creating beautiful backgrounds (like the one seen in the above image) to give a tangible and unique look to the world around the action.
Rosanna Iarusso is designing characters with influence from the art of baseball cards and other memorabilia from that era.
And that's just on the visual side of the project.
As far as casting goes, we're hoping to be able to have a notable announcement or two in the coming weeks and months.
We're currently in the stage of obtaining financing for the film and that does include a Kickstarter campaign that'll be launching June 13th. So let me apologize for any obnoxious "Support our Film!" posts in advance during that time. It's just the nature of these things.
I hope you'll consider following this project's progress by liking the Curves Facebook Page.
Thanks for your support!