This is a clip from the upcoming
"Diamond in the Rough""
For several months now people have been showing up on weekends to groom, clean and prepare the historic field. Baseball has been played on this corner for over a hundred years. Every member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame has played on this field. It continues today
thanks to these metro-Detroiters.
The official motto of the city of Detroit is:
"Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus"
"We hope for better things, it will arise from the ashes"
Before E! Entertainment Television, the cable channel existed as Movietime. (late 80's?). I lived in L.A.
then, working as a stage manager and prop guy
on game shows and sit-coms. That's also when and where I started my "career" as a documentary film maker. So, here I am with some guy named Greg on a show on Movietime to discuss two of my L.A. docs, "Bombing L.A." a graffiti documentary and "Justiceville" which had then just come out on VHS. The show was called Videoactive and featured new home video releases. Can you say precursor (for Greg) to Talk Soup/The Soup? And yes, I am wearing suspenders.
Remember it was the 80's.
I was one of two camera operators on this "grind house" trailer for a non-existing horror film. It was well received at SXSW last year, and remains a local favorite.
Not for the squeamish, it features flesh eating zombie