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At some point you have interacted with our website or have a connection to Ghost Player - The Documentary, which we are currently entering in festivals and looking for wider distribution. This is an informal method to keep our Ghost Friends updated with news and share special offers with you as the project gets introduced to audiences across the US. Please visit our website for more detailed information and related content about the project. Thank you.

 Wild Rose Independent Film Festival
 Ghost Player Nominated For Best Documentary

Wild Rose Logo You are invited to the screening of the Field of Dreams Ghost Player movie. Nominated for Best Documentary in the Wild Rose Independent Film Festival, "Ghost Player: Relive the Magic" will be screened on Saturday November 7 at the State Historical Building 600 E. Locust St. Des Moines, IA. Ticket Price $7

FESTIVAL MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The wild rose is the official flower of the state of Iowa, a thing of beauty growing "in the wild." The Wild Rose Independent Film Festival is a celebration of the vast, diverse, bizarre, hilarious, beautiful cinema art being created by independent moviemakers outside the mainstream.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Now in its seventh year, The 2009 Wild Rose Independent Film Festival will be held November 5-8 at the Iowa State Historical Building in Des Moines, Iowa.

Attracting entries from across the U.S. as well as many international entries, and awarding films and filmmakers in over 20 categories, this year's Wild Rose also includes cash prizes! Offering Workshops, a Special Guest Speaker, and a culminating Awards Ceremony, the WRIFF is an exciting event for both filmmakers and film buffs.

Held in the popular East Village Cultural and Entertainment District and just walking distance from a wide range of shops, restaurants, brewpubs, live music venues, and nearby Downtown hotels, "The Wild Rose" is fast becoming one of the top trendy, indie film festivals in the Midwest.

Kimberly Busbee WRIFF Director

Wild Rose Independent Film Festival Summary 


 Cooperstown Fun
 Ghost Player Screening A Success

HOF Hank Joe The recent trip to Cooperstown, NY was such an amazing weekend in October.

The time spent with Ron (Hank) Lucas went fast as we traveled from Iowa to New York and was just great. Nothing like jumping into a plane with Hank to bring back the Ghost Player memories of trips long past.

Curits Mack joined us from Florida and we hit the Hall of Fame, eager to see the sites, talk with filmmakers, and watch the other baseball films. What amazing flicks!

The filmmakers and festival organizers treated us well. Hank & Mac were a hit as they shared stories of baseball and of our travels as Ghost Players.

What an honor to have GHOST PLAYER shown as the last screened film of the festival. Once the screening was over and the audience questions were fielded, it was time to get ready for the awards ceremony. Hank and Mac participated in the Q & A.

The festival judges were complimentary to the project and treated it well. Rob Edelman had to withhold his comments as he was credited in the movie for the submitted stories he made to the movie's companion book, TRAVELS WITH GHOSTS AND OTHER TALES.

We didn't come home with the top trophy but being one of the runners up is still pretty sweet. Sounds like Iowa Public Television may run the movie again during Thanksgiving weekend. Also talked with a production and distribution company in Sydney, Australia to introduce the movie into the Australian/NZ markets.

Road trip anyone?

See Ghost Player Video Summary at Hall of Fame 


 Rally At The Iowa Capitol
 Iowa Film Industry - A Positive Venture

Capitol Building Representatives from DreamCatcher Productions and Great River Film Initiative (GRFI) traveled west to Iowa's Capital in Des Moines to rally with other filmmakers on October 15, 2009.

Actors, artists, directors and producers assembled on the west stairs for a press conference about the future of Iowa's Film Industry. Though the temperature was cool and the rains fell media crews and moviemakers discussed the ideas they hoped to share with Governor Chet Culver.

The thirty plus citizens entered the Capital passing through security as cameras rolled. The Governor was not in so the group presented his staff with a three- step process to save the film industry.

Suzie Wright, president of the Great River Film Initiative, and Joe Scherrman fellow board member of GRFI and owner of DreamCatcher Productions attended the rally to advocate Iowa's Film Industry. While there Ms Wright and Mr. Scherrman dropped off a copy of the movie "Ghost Player: Relive the Magic" and the companion book "Travels With Ghosts and Other Tales". Along with the DVD and book they distributed lenticular postcards featuring the men made famous in the movie Field of Dreams. The postcard was a hit amongst staff members and moviemakers alike.

"We unified the rift with postcards", joked Suzie Wright. "It may be an over statement but people really enjoyed talking about the Ghost Players and their adventures. It lightened the moment." "It was nice to leave behind evidence of how the film industry is good for Iowa. I hope the Governor and his family enjoy the movie and the antics of the Ghost Player as they represented Iowa around the world. What an adventure", Joe remarked. The film has now been shown in: Iowa and Wisconsin Public Television; Chisholm, Minnesota; Las Vegas, Nevada; Naperville, Illinois; and in Cooperstown, New York at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Talks are on going with the National Education Association (NETA) and with a production and distribution company in Sydney, Australia to introduce the movie into the Australian/NZ markets.

View Video Clip of Rally in Des Moines IA 


 Naperville Independent Film Festival
 Letter From Festival Founder to Ghost Player

Naperville Ghosts Dear Ghosts!!!! We so loved having you here at the festival. Still talking about downtown Naperville walk.   I also have the lenticular post card on the front of my NIFF folder, and everyone wants to know what it is, and what it's about. And Polly and Rick took your info back to Portland, Oregon and really spread the word about what a wonderful undertaking you people did.  Thanks again, and come on back for a visit!

Glessna Coisson

FOUNDER: NAPERVILLE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

www.naperfilmfest.org

2009 Naperville Independant Film Festival Highlight Video 


 Purchase "Ghost Player: Relive The Magic" DVD
 Order Ghost Player The Documentary Today!

GP-DVD COVER 8/09 GHOST PLAYER: Relive The Magic, The Team. The Times. The History - Home Edition DVD Movie. ISBN: 978-0-9840878-1-5

GHOST PLAYER tells the story of how this zany team ranging from a farmer to a state representative moved audiences around the world and changed the players' lives forever. From Dyersville, Iowa, we follow the Ghost Players around the world as warm hearted, comedic ambassadors of the best that the American Heartland has to offer - baseball, tomfoolery and good old-fashioned family fun. We see them bring the comfort that only baseball can give to men and women stationed in the military in the far-flung corners of the world. But most of all, we witness how America's favorite pastime and a Hollywood movie set can give one group of men from a small Iowa town a second chance to live the life they've always dreamed.

GHOST PLAYER: RELIVE THE MAGIC

THE TEAM. THE TIMES. THE HISTORY.



"Ghost Player: Relive The Magic" DVD Purchase Details 


 Purchase "Travels with Ghosts & Other Tales" Book
 Order The Brand New Ghost Player Book Today!

GP Book Image Travels with Ghosts and Other Tales - Home Edition Book. ISBN: 978-0-9840878-0-8

Hometown heros and MLB Hall of Famers grace the pages of this retrospective on Ghost Player baseball.

The Ghost Players team started as a lark that soon grew into something amazing that changed the lives of the players and the community they represented forever. They traveled the world and shared the magic of baseball with the Japanese people and US military personal and families in Asia, Europe and North America.

This image-rich coffee table book has a wonderful mixture of moments preserved for readers to enjoy. Roughly 200 pages of 4-color photos. The book holds stories, poems and images of the team told through the voices of players, family and fans. Many of the stories are those of the players but included are stories from fans from as far away as Alaska and Japan. Also included is a piece from Rob Edelman, author of Great Baseball Films and Baseball on the Web. Other members of the Society of American Baseball Researcher Association (SABR) are participating as well.

The compositor has been Shepherd Incorporated and the publisher is DreamCatcher Productions. We have created, printed and bound the book all in Iowa.

"Travels with Ghosts & Other Tales" Book Purchase Details 


 Purchase Ghost Player DVD & Book Package
 Great Price on DVD & Book Combo Package!

GP-DVD & BOOK PIC GHOST PLAYER: RELIVE THE MAGIC, The Team. The Times. The History - Home Edition DVD Movie. ISBN: 978-0-9840878-1-5 TRAVELS WITH GHOSTS AND OTHER TALES, Home Edition Book. ISBN: 978- 0-9840878-0-8

Details about these products as well as other items about the Ghost Players can be found in the Official Ghost Player eBay Store using the link below.

The movie and book are selling well and receiving great praise by local and national fans. The book and DVD are available for purchase at the Dubuque Sports Complex, the Welcome Center connected to the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce and Scherrman's Brand Source in Dyersville, IA. The book is also available at the River Lights 2nd Edition bookstore, in Dubuque, IA.

"Ghost Player: Relive The Magic" Combo Purchase Details 


 Promotions
 FREE Lenticular Postcard With Your Order!

Pcard-Lenticular Special Promotion - Free Limited Edition Collector Lenticular 4x6 Postcard with any purchase of Ghost Player DVD and Book Package! This is a special 2-scene lenticular postcard that has an empty cornfield photo and when you flip it slightly upwards - the Ghost Players magically appear from out of the corn into full view.

Order Your Combination Package Today!


Ghost Player, LLC is organized under the Limited Liability Company Act, Chapter 490A, Code of Iowa and is the "Producer" for the Field of Dreams Ghost Player project. As "Producer" Ghost Player LLC is responsible for financing, finding the creative and artist feel, getting the film developed, produced and marketed.

FIELD OF DREAMS GHOST PLAYERS has received support from The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, and is funded-in-part-by grants from the Iowa Community Cultural Grant Program (Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs) and the Historical Resource Development Program (Historical Society of Iowa). Additional support comes from the Targeted Industries Internship Program (Iowa Department of Economic Development), and an endowment of $10,000 exists with The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque for the project.

Sincerely,