DHTV Digital takes great pride in its documentary production. As an independent film production company, we enjoy the process of crafting a compelling and impactful story. Some of the stories we produce for theatrical and television distribution are our own ideas. A case study of our latest film, Town Teams: Bigger than Baseball, is detailed below. But we have taken on projects written and produced by outside independent filmmakers and even some businesses. If it’s a great story, we want in. Call us to discuss your ideas.
Town Teams: Bigger than Baseball is a documentary short (40 minutes) that examines the players, the fans, the rivalries, and the impact of town team baseball in Kansas in the early 1900's. Virtually every town, no matter how small, had a baseball team. And on Sunday afternoons, after working 60-70 hours, the men of the town would put on their uniforms and play ball. For most, there was no pay and no shot at the majors. It was just for the love of the game.
Town Teams examines why amateur and semi-pro baseball exploded in popularity. The film explains how baseball became the ‘social media’ of its time. It connected people through athletic competition. But it grew to become much ‘Bigger than Baseball’ as towns across the state competed for highways, county seats, and economic development.
Town Teams: Bigger than Baseball Official Trailer
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Naples Daily News - July 10, 2016 - Author Dorothy Seymour Mills Inspires Town Teams Documentary
Fox4 Kansas City - April 28, 2016 - Nice feature by my Cinematographer Jon Haiduk
Shawnee Dispatch, April 26, 2016 - For the love of the game: Shawnee production company behind documentary highlighting small-town Kansas baseball
Topeka Capitol Journal - Sept 28, 2015 - Director to use Rossville's Joe Campbell Memorial Stadium in documentary on 1920s-era baseball