A BOTTOM OF THE NINTH FILM
A FILM ABOUT THE SCOUTS
WHO FIND THE PLAYERS.
IT’S A LOVE STORY.
DIRECTED & PRODUCED BY: MOLLY SECOURS CO-PRODUCED BY: BILL MURRAY & WADE BOGGS NARRATION BY: BILL MURRAY
Scouting for Diamonds is a feature-length documentary film about the invisible heroes of baseball: the scouts. It’s about the men (and women) who are blessed and cursed by an unwavering commitment to their first love: baseball.
In the film we meet dozens of men and women who have given their lives to the game in search of that ‘next great player.’ Told from the perspective of legendary players and the scouts who discovered them, the film reaches into their hearts, and ours, as we learn what scouts see in players that no one else can. And it is about the ‘art of scouting’ and an era of scouting that is, perhaps facing extinction.
George Digby with a group of scouts in the 50’s | Molly with HOFer George Brett & Art Stewart | George Digby with Ted Williams
FROM THE DIRECTOR…
Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I’d be directing & producing a feature documentary film about baseball scouts. Ever. Up until now most of my work has been in the non-profit world of social justice advocating for the ‘under dog’. And after hearing about a guy named George Digby, a Boston Red Sox scout who signed dozens of great players including Hall Of Famer, Wade Boggs, I realized there were hundreds–if not thousands–of scouts who have devoted their lives to combing the bushes in search of that ‘next great player’. And although Mr. Dibgy is honored and recognized by the Boston Red Sox, most scouts remain anonymous. And because of the generosity, sincerity and blessing of Wade Boggs, we pressed forward.
IT’S THE BOTTOM OF THE NINTH…
Obviously, as independent filmmakers, we need money to finish the film. In addition to traveling the US, our story brings us to Cuba, Dominican Republic and perhaps even Japan. And because there is no big Hollywood studio picking up the tab, we must lean on supporters.
Until now, we’ve relied on a few generous angel investors who helped get us started. With their support we’ve spent time with some of the greatest living legends in baseball, including Wade Boggs, Willie Mays, George Brett, Tommy LaSorda, Dusty Baker & more (all whom you will meet in the film) and many others whose names are probably unfamiliar.
The remaining budget needed is approximately $840,000.
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