The Emerald Diamond is an amazing feature-length documentary following the history of Baseball Ireland and the Irish National Baseball Team. Filming began in May 2004 and has continued in Dublin, Belfast, New York, Rhode Island, Los Angeles and Germany. The sold-out World Premiere took place on February 25th, 2006 at the prestigious Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, New York. The first round of twenty theatrical screenings around America are sponsored by Boru Vodka.Ireland and Baseball - I think this movie was made for me.
Director John Fitzgerald financed the film almost entirely on credit cards while working freelance at various jobs in the TV and film industries. The film crew was comprised of professionals from in and around Fitzgerald's hometown of Valhalla, NY, with each crew member coincidentally living in towns along the Metro North Railroad's Harlem Line - leading to the creation of Harlem Line Pictures.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Public Service Announcement
Go see the Irish Baseball Movie at E Street Theater tonight at 7pm! (If you're in DC, that is.)