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An Interview with Albert Dabah Producer for Movie Extra Innings

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

It is not easy to produce a movie. It is not cheap either. Albert Dabah is hoping to begin production for his new baseball movie Extra Innings sometime in the next couple months under the name Simba Productions. He could probably still use some help financially to get the movie produced. If you are an entrepreneur and always wanted to get involved in the movie business this could be your opportunity. Ron Bloomberg and Art Shamsky will serve as baseball consultants for the movie.

Below are ten questions we asked Mr. Dabah about his movie Extra Innings or baseball in general, one for each inning and a last question for the extra inning. There is a link you can click on below that will send you to you tube for the movie. They are also looking for baseball blogs to build a larger fan base to help spread the word on the movie.

Top of First Question - What have been some of your projects prior to Extra Innings? Or is this your first big project?

Over the past 36 years, I’ve done numerous videos, starting with training, cooking, promotional, documentaries, music videos. This is our first feature film, so, yes, it is our first big project.

Top of Second Question - What is the motivation behind the film?

Sports, in particular baseball in this film can help someone focus on discipline to grow and mature. Eventually it gives them sense of hope and following a dream. Additionally I wish to increase awareness of mental health issues and to open discussion on the stigma.

Top of the third Question - Can you provide a small synopsis of the story?

Extra Innings is a coming of age story set in the 1960’s within a Syrian Jewish community in Brooklyn. The protagonist, David Sabah, 12, is a misfit in his family. An overbearing father Eli, an absent minded mother Esther, an emotionally withdrawn older brother Morris, an eccentric older sister Vivian, and a goody-two-shoes sister Rita round out the Sabah household. When tragedy strikes, David’s only escape from the looming darkness is on the baseball field. It opens up a world for him outside of his community and religion and offers a reprieve from the dramatic life at home. When an opportunity presents itself for David to move out to California to play baseball, he realizes this is his chance to escape his community and build the life he dreams of. Things are no less complicated for David as he deals with abandoning his friends, his community, and the weight of disapproval from his father. Will he find himself hopeless and give up on his dream, or will he learn that life goes on?

Top of the fourth Question - What is the most difficult part about putting a movie together?

Sometimes every aspect seems like the most difficult part. Writing a script that is based on a true story has been difficult because it’s hard to throw yourself into it and taking the authenticity of the events that occurred and making them dramatic.

Top of the fifth Question - What are some of the areas you need help stringing together in order to finish this film?

Currently for me the biggest problem is raising the money to start filming, as it is for any independent movie.

Top of the sixth Question - Have you gotten commitments from any actors to play characters in the film or is that still too early in the process?

We are currently working on getting commitments from actors.

Top of the seventh Question - When do you anticipate filming for this movie or has production already begun?

We are hoping to start filming in July or August the latest.

Top of the eighth Question - Have you ever attended a baseball game outside the United States? Is so, where and what was your experience?

Not outside, but I’ve been to one in Puerto Rico. I suppose that’s why it felt like a very similar game to the one in the States. J

Top of the ninth Question - If you could fulfill one wish in life would you wish to be a professional baseball player who had a good enough year to win the MVP of the league or would you want to produce a film that wins an Oscar?

It’s a tough one. I’d choose to win the MVP. But I’d like to win an Oscar, too. But you can see, I’m a baseball player at heart.

The Extra Inning Question - What do you hope people will come away with after watching this film?

I think people would come away with a sense of thinking of their own families and their own upbringings. This film might be similar or so different to their experiences, but it should make them feel connected to their families.

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Extra Innings Movie Production for Next Year

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Simba Productions is planning on producing a baseball movie for next year titled Extra Innings. Myworld is always excited about new baseball movies. You can read about the story at the link below. You can also follow them on Twitter at Follow@extrainningsmov.

While they do have a corporate sponsor in Mountaingirl Productions to assist them in getting the movie out they are looking for other partners to invest, assist in branding or get the word out about the production of the movie. For those who want to get involved in the movie business this could be your opportunity.

Myworld would recommend you contact them at the link below. Albert Dabah is the writer and director of the movie. Good luck.

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Myworld’s Top Five Baseball Movies

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Below are the top five baseball movies for myworld.

1. Natural - A classic movie of a pitcher who failed in his early years to be the best there ever was. He comes back as a hitter a bit worn by age, sits on the bench until given a chance by the death of the right fielder during a game. A lot different from the book with a more feel good ending. Robert Redford stars as the best hitter there ever was.

2. Bull Durham - We’ve been to the park where the movie was filmed. A great movie about life in the minor leagues with the mythical character Crash Davis who has more homeruns than any player in the minor leagues. The veteran catcher comes to Durham to tame a wild pitcher with a major league arm but a minor league brain.

3. Field of Dreams - Myworld traveled to iowa to see the actual field. The movie like Bull Durham stars Kevin Costner as a farmer who struggles to make the payments on his farm. Based on voices he hears inside his head he builds a baseball field in the middle of his farm. Most think he’s crazy but there is a surprise waiting for him once he builds the ball field.

4. Damn Yankees - An older movie about the Washington Senators, who are consistent losers to the New York Yankees. A fan is willing to sell his soul to the devil to have the Senators beat the Yankees. The devil arrives, makes a deal with this fan who comes back as a power hitting outfielder who leads the Senators in their chase against the Yankees. Will he sell his soul to beat the Yankees?

5. Pride of the Yankees - An older movie about the life of Lou Gehrig starring Gary Cooper. A bit campy but you do get teary eyed at the end.

We would like to see the Taiwan baseball movie Kano which chronicles a baseball team from Taiwan, under occupation by Japan go to Japan to compete in the celebrated Koshein tournament and shocking many of the Japanese high school teams there. I’m sure that would hit our top five if we watched it.

There is also another movie in production called Extra Innings. We don’t know too much about the movie but we are always willing to see a baseball movie come to life. Myworld has been asked to help find partners willing to invest in its production. We will provide more details on this tomorrow.