Dec. 5, 2013 – Film production company, CelebrityFilms®, is proud to announce that they recently received an Emmy® Award for the short film documentary, “Esperanza.” The film took home the Emmy for Outstanding Topical Documentary. Emmy® Award winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton, was also nominated for his contributions as Director. The Emmy® Ceremony was held on November 24, 2013 in Miami, Florida (Sun Coast Region.)
“Esperanza” is the inspirational story of how the Great American Pastime of Baseball led a young ball player to his life’s mission. While playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic in 1985, Dave Valle, a Seattle Mariner’s catcher, was swarmed by young children as most young fans would do. Dave soon realized, however, that an autograph was the last thing they wanted; they wanted food. They were starving, and they weren’t the only ones. The ball park was surrounded by poverty stricken villages. After that eye opening experience Dave and his wife Vicky made a pact to return and make a difference. It was in that moment, Esperanza was born.
The film showcases Esperanza International (http://esperanza.org/home/about-us/leadership.html) – an organization that dedicates itself to free children and their families from poverty through initiatives that generate income, education and health, restoring self-worth and dignity to those who have lost hope. It reveals an in-depth look at Esperanza International’s incredible story and what can happen when people believe in an idea and act to make it come true.
View the trailer here: http://www.celebrityfilms.com/our-latest-films
Many talented people helped make this documentary happen. Here are the team members who helped bring the story of “Esperanza” to the screen:
Sound: Adam Bowen
Second Camera: Michael Cardwell
Editors: Amardeep Kaleka and Aviv Rubinstien
Director of Photography:Ramy Romany
Story Producer: Kasey Brennan
Director: Nick Nanton
Executive Producers: James Butler, Tracy Myers, Bill Gough, Rod Polston, Nick Nemeth, Cary Bryson, Luba Winter, David Wolfe, Tim Autrey, John Ledford, Nick Nanton, JW Dicks
To learn more about this film and others, please visit http://www.CelebrityFilms.com