It’s not everyday you get to help make dreams come true. Especially a dream that’s been 20 years in the making. But this spring, that’s exactly what Metro Studios had the privilege of doing.
In 1988, Field of Dreams, thought to be one of the greatest sports movies ever made, was filmed in Dyersville, Iowa. Following the movie’s release, an unlikely group of men came together to continue the Field of Dreams legacy as a traveling baseball team, performing at military bases and family-oriented events around the world. They became the Ghostplayers.
For the past 20 years, Joe Scherrman, owner of Dreamcatcher Productions and a Ghostplayer himself, has chronicled their adventures on video. His documentary tells the story of how this zany team ranging from a hog farmer to a state representative moved audiences around the world and changed the players’ lives forever.
Dreamcatcher Productions enlisted the help of Aaron Spears, one of our Metro Studios video editors, to take more than 200 hours of Ghostplayers video and cut it into an hour documentary spanning the team’s 20 year journey. This included organizing the raw footage, writing a screenplay, conducting interviews and editing it all together.
From January through April, Metro Studios worked to create the film, and the results have been phenomenal. The documentary was shown to a sold-out preview in April, with an official premiere taking place in July. What’s more, Iowa Public Television plans to broadcast the documentary in July.
Metro Studios is proud to have a part in showcasing this Iowa legacy. We’re also glad to say that Aaron isn’t trapped in the editing suite surrounded by more than 200 hours of video footage.
If you’d like to learn more about the Ghostplayers documentary, check it out online at http://ghostplayer.us Or, watch them play their final game July 19 in Dyersville, Iowa against the U.S. Military All-Stars.
Or, if you’d like to learn more about how you can benefit from Metro Studio’s video editing services whether in Iowa or Arizona, visit our website.