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ABOUT

The National Girls Baseball League (NGBL) was a professional women’s softball league featuring teams from the Chicagoland area. The circuit was founded with five ballclubs in 1944 and lasted until 1954. Very little information exists concerning the league, teams, and players. Our purpose in creating this documentary film is to give the NGBL the recognition that it deserves as a pioneer in women's sports.

FILMMAKERS

ADAM CHU

Adam Chu is an independent documentary filmmaker. He is a 2012 graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) majoring in Film, Video, New Media, & Animation (FVNMA) while earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts (BFA). Born in Elmhurst, Illinois, Chu is a former United States Marine who started working as a freelance video professional in 2009. His previous work includes experimental videos and short films.

DIRECTOR / INTERVIEWER / PRODUCER

DAVID LEE

​David Lee graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts (BFA). He has made documentary shorts that have screened at film festivals across the country. Most recently, his documentary short, INDIAN SANTA (co-directed, co-produced, and edited), screened at various film festivals including the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian. As a part of the release, the documentary raised money for the Indian Santa Program in Houma, LA. He is currently working on a documentary short in Peru and in post-production on a feature length documentary.

EDITOR / VIDEOGRAPHER

ADAN PULIDO

​Adan Pulido is an alumnus of the Cinema Department at San Francisco State University (SFSU) and has many years experience in the Bay Area film industry with various production companies in diverse roles. His current dramatic short, LOCKER ROOM POLITICS, about a returning Iraq War veteran and his interactions with an older man who also shoulders the burden of war, is on a festival run in the U.S. Adan is also an Iraq War veteran. He served with the Marine Corps from 2002-2006 where he was deployed on two tours during peaks of violence. He has spoken to many academic audiences on his personal narrative about his experiences overseas, return to civilian life, and continues to champion the voice of veterans.

DIRECTOR / INTERVIEWER / VIDEOGRAPHER

ANTHONY RIZZO

​Anthony Rizzo is a filmmaker from Chicago, IL. He graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 2011. Anthony screened a rough cut of his first feature film (which he wrote, directed, produced, and edited) his final year at SAIC. He has been working professionally since 2009 as a videographer and editor. Since graduating, many of his projects have included videography for the Chicago fashion industry, corporations, plus motion graphic animations. In 2015, he formed his own video production company, TR Media.

EDITOR / VIDEOGRAPHER

MASASHI TAKANO

​Masashi Takano is a freelance photographer/photo editor from Yamanashi, Japan. He is a 2012 graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) earning his Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts (BFA). He is also a painter who's work has been seen in gallery shows all over Southern California and the Chicagoland area. Masashi has also worked as a bridal photographer in Japan.

PHOTO EDITOR / PHOTOGRAPHER

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