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Ron Taylor: Dr. Baseball

WINTER FILM AWARDS 2016 NOMINEE - BEST DOCUMENTARY

  • 2015
  • Canada, United States
  • 20 mins
  • English

Documentary Film Competition

Drew Taylor, Matthew Taylor
Drew Taylor, Matthew Taylor
Ron Taylor, Joe Torre, Bob Gibson, Ferguson Jenkins, Joe Carter, Tim McCarver, Art Shamsky, Kelly Gruber, Mike Shannon, Cito Gaston

Ron Taylor: Dr. Baseball is the story of an 11-year major League pitcher, who after winning two world championships with the 1964 St. Louis Cardinals and the 1969 Miracle Mets, embarked on a USO tour through Vietnam that would change his life. After visiting field hospitals, Ron devoted the rest of his life to medicine, enrolling in Medical School at 35 and eventually becoming the team physician for the Toronto Blue Jays. Through interviews with former teammates and friends, his two sons uncover the course of their father’s life.

Drew Taylor is a co-founder of Film House Inc. and has a true passion for documentary film making. Drew also holds bachelors and masters degrees in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Michigan where he captained the NCAA Michigan Wolverines Baseball team. He then returned home to the University of Toronto for his PhD in Biomedical Engineering. Matthew Taylor is a co-founder of Film House Inc. and has a strong background in the industry. He attended Queens University,and after graduation, he worked for Alliance Atlantis and then CanWest in television programming and market research.

Awards

2015 Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival (Canada) – Audience Choice Best Short Film
2015 Eugene International Film Festival (US) – Winner Best Short Documentary
2015 Hollywood Film Festival (US) – Nominated Best Short Documentary
2015 Napa Valley Film Festival (US) – Audience Choice Best Documentary Short
2015 Nevada International Film Festival (US) – Silver Screen Award
2015 Orlando Film Festival (US) – Winner Best Short Documentary
2015 Regina International Film Festival: Canada: Winner Critics Choice
2015 Sunscreen Film Festival West (US) – Nominated Best Documentary

About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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