Dear America - The Base
Roxbury, MA, 2018
Through baseball, mentorship and tutoring, The Base works hard to get students from Boston’s under-served communities into college. In ten years, they've allowed over 250 students to attend college, an opportunity many of them are the first in their families to receive.
For this project, we expanded our directed documentary approach to a specific shotlist over multiple characters and storylines. This increased intention allowed us to be very specific in our visual goals, while also staying open to moments we cannot control. While still working with real people in their true environment, we are able to be more precise about our approach and control of the image.
It was a huge honor for us to see this story reach the big screen at Fenway Park on Juneteenth this year during a fundraiser celebration for The Base. The day marks the beginning of an exciting future for The Base as they expand to cities all across the country.
Agency: Boathouse Group
Director: Isaac Sokol
Director of Photography: Drew Levin
Executive Producer: Will Humphrey
Creative Director: Tripp Clemens
Head of Production: Harvey Burrell
Assistant Producer: Jordan Berry
Assistant Camera: Jamie Fitzpatrick
Sound Design: Jorel Corpus
Color: Phil Shoe at Nice Shoes
Production Partner: Jim Buckley at Bucko