What the funds will be used for:
Since our friend Marty Brennaman has decided to retire after 46 years in the booth, the Producers at Barking Fish have decided to move forward on the dream project of telling his legendary story, and to also use our powers for good!
Funds raised from this campaign will be used to independently produce this charitable film. Crew, Equipment, Legal Fees, Travel, Insurance, etc. will all result in hard costs that need to be covered in order to produce a quality film. By raising funds through donations (as opposed to investments or deferred payments), the 1st penny earned will go directly to the select charities. Money will be earned through premiere events, digital downloads, streaming and broadcast opportunities.
NET PROCEEDS FROM THE FILM WILL BENEFIT THE REDS COMMUNITY FUND & AND THE DRAGONFLY FOUNDATION
“The Reds Community Fund means a great deal to me as it works year-round to provide a variety of outreach programs for underserved kids throughout Reds Country.”
"What the Dragonfly Foundation has done has given them an avenue here in Cincinnati to make them realize there are people that care about them, as individuals and a family as opposed to just a child that's undergoing the treatment," Brennaman said. "It gives them opportunities to do things that take them away from the hospital environment. It's a constant battle for them, because they're constantly raising funds to try and expand what they do. For me personally, I've never been as committed to anything in my life as I've been committed to what I can do to help them. It's been unbelievable."
Marty Brennaman has been the voice of the Cincinnati Reds since 1974. On January 16, 2019 Marty announced that this will be his 46th and FINAL year with the Cincinnati Reds. He is fully retiring, bringing to a close a legendary career.
The Barking Fish producers (4192: THE CROWNING OF THE HIT KING, AMERICAN FIGHTER, REBOUND: A BASKETBALL STORY) have been working with Marty to develop a 90 minute documentary film that will benefit two charities very close to his heart.
This film will, of course, highlight many of Marty's historic moments in baseball history including: Hank Aaron's 714th home run to tie Babe Ruth, the Reds’ 1975, 1976 and 1990 World Series wins, Tom Browning’s perfect game in 1988, and (perhaps Marty’s “single most exciting moment” in the game) his call in September of 1985 when Pete Rose broke Ty Cobb’s record to become the all-time base-hit leader.
In addition to Marty's famous play-by-play, this cinematic retrospective will capture personal behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes that he has shared over the years with fans, ballplayers and fellow broadcasters (most notably, his partner of 31 years, the Old Left-hander, Joe Nuxhall).
As we follow Marty through his final season, he will tell the stories himself, supported by other possible interviewees such as: members of the Big Red Machine, Kim Nuxhall, Jeff Brantley, Chris Welsh, Thom Brennaman, Bob Castellini, Ken Griffey Jr, Barry Larkin, Sean Casey, Lou Pinella, Bob Uecker, Vin Scully, and more.
This project will be produced as a charitable film with a style based on a proven sports documentary formula with a cinematic twist. Net Proceeds from this film will be donated to the Reds Community Fund and the Dragonfly Foundation.
Now is the perfect time to honor Marty Brennaman’s legacy as his final season with the Reds begins. Fans and historians will be eagerly awaiting the release of this timely documentary film.
Here is your chance to help bring Marty's legendary story to the screen and to help support the Reds Community Fund and the Dragonfly Foundation!
Thank you for your support.
Fundraising team: Hometown Heroes (2)