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Baseball - 30. May 2016.

Girls of Summer-- Feature Documentary

As a kid, Matthew Temple loved to play baseball. So
when he had kids (all daughters) and shared his baseball stories, they
wanted to play baseball, too. Yes, hardball. “Little did I know at that
time that my daughters would always be the only girls on their teams, and
often the only girls in their league,” Temple said. This led him down a
rabbit hole of why girls so often don’t play, and the stories of those who
do.  As a filmmaker by trade, he’s now taking a camera down that rabbit
hole.



This summer, women and girls from all over the United States will attend
open tryouts for Team USA, in hopes to make the team that will travel to
South Korea to play in the Women’s Baseball World Cup for a shot at the
Gold Medal. Temple’s documentary team will follow these women from tryouts
to the World Cup, as they hope to finally snatch the Gold from the
perennial powerhouse, Japan.



He is
 also meeting with and interviewing girls and women who play, to
explore *their* world in baseball, learn their stories, hear their voices
perspectives from the highly competitive levels to the recreational levels,
from youth baseball and high school to college. The players who persevered,
the ones who decided not to push back against the status quo and move to
softball or another sport completely, and others who came to baseball after
playing softball. And of course, there are also the stories of the parents,
coaches, and the boys who play with them, from the ones who welcome the
girls to the ones who don’t.

“This is not a cause film,” says Temple, “it’s a human film, following the
stories of the girls and women who play now, who want to play, and what
they go through in order to play.” First and foremost, this is a film about
the women and girls who play baseball, but he adds, “it is also, in part, a
reflection of our society and our cultural relationship to gender, gender
expectations, women in sports and the freedom to pursue dreams, hopes, and
one’s own path regardless of gender.”

GIRLS OF SUMMER is on Facebook, (www.facebook.com/girlsofsummerdoc) where
you can join the mailing list, follow the story, and view videos. They have
just launched a crowd funding campaign (
www.seedandspark.com/studio/girls-of-summer) and released a video (
https://youtu.be/VDe3EAXnfa8). WeStrive, a California 501(c)3 non-profit is
fiscal sponsor.



ABOUT MATTHEW TEMPLE

Matthew Temple is a Los Angeles based filmmaker, having produced such films
as DRAGON NEST: WARRIORS’ DAWN, THE ADVOCATE and FIRST LOVE: IT’S THE MUSIC
and directed numerous commercials, music videos and short-form content.
Additionally, he serves as Executive Director of The Wandering Reel
Traveling Film Festival, which he co-founded.

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