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Strike Zone Short Film (Full Length) – 2003 Drama

Strike Zone

Short Film (Full Length) – 2003 Drama

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Featuring cameos from numerous softball legends (including the late Kevin Herlihy), Strike Zone is a love-letter to the game from director and NZ under-16 pitcher Cameron Duncan. Duncan stars as a dying coach trying to motivate his team to win a key game. The messages of teamwork and not giving up are made more poignant by the many real-life parallels: during filming torrential rain turned the diamond into a quagmire, and Strike Zone's teen director, himself stricken by cancer, almost died on set, before going on to compere the film's premiere.

Key Cast & Crew

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Cameron Duncan

Director, Writer, As: Coach, Editor

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Sharon Duncan

Producer

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John Dybvig

As: Commentator

Strike Zone is Cameron’s way of honouring the game of softball, the New Zealand Black Sox, and the pitcher he idolised, Kevin Herlihy. This is a story he had to tell, in the limited time frame he had.
– Sharon Duncan

Produced by

Broadcast Arts Film & Video Unit

Source

Broadcast Arts Film & Video Unit

Availability

Available to buy: Email bavu@xtra.co.nz

 

Acknowledgements

Thanks to the sponsorship and support received from the "dedicated, overworked, unpaid, greatly appreciated, vigilant crew"

 

The cast and crew would like to thank Cameron Duncan, who literally put his life on the line to tell his story and see his movie to fruition.

 

 

Music

Music composed by Andrew McDowall