'Emerald Diamond' director John Fitzgerald's candid and enjoyable 'making of' series moves to part three, and focuses on his interview on Fox Sports News. A very enjoyable, insightful read. His first 'making of' piece set the scene, part two is an excellent read. If you are interested in either Irish baseball or even documentary movie making, his 'making of' series is an entertaining, informative read. Check out part three right here.
What is all the fuss about anyway?
The Emerald Diamond is a 90-minute documentary about the Irish National Baseball Team. The film's budget of $70,000 was financed on credit cards by first-time filmmaker John Fitzgerald.
The film debuted to a sold out crowd in New York on February 25, 2006 and has been seen in over 20 theaters across the country since then. It has been featured by The New York Times, New York Post, FoxNews, National Public Radio and has also been covered extensively by the Irish media. Reuters came to Corcaigh Park, home of Irish Baseball, and reported the story as such.
Frank McNally of the Irish Times wrote this brilliant article after he had seen the Emerald Diamond at the Sugar Club in Dublin.
On November 12, 2006, "The Emerald Diamond" won the Critic's Choice Award at the National Baseball Hall of Fame Film Festival in Cooperstown, NY. The award was selected and presented by film critic Jeffrey Lyons.
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