Baseball, Matthew, Lance Mcalister discussed on Lance McAlister
At Amelia starlight drive in it's a locally produced and Phil Movie About Baseball and teenage relationships and the effects of teen suicide. It's based on the true story of Chance Smith. Who played for Flash Baseball in Brown County The film was to open in thirty nine theaters in April, but the pandemic forced a change in plans showtime tomorrow night. And Sunday is eight forty five. Our next guest stars as the Youth Baseball Coach in the film. He's played roles in full metal jacket. Stranger things weeds Birdie any given Sunday I'm a huge fan of his nineteen eighty-five Movie Vision Quest, and his role as high school wrestler Louden Swain. It is an honor to welcome in Matthew, Modine Matthew Lance McAlister welcome to sportstalk. Thank you so much for having me on search pleasure to be here. How did you become involved in a project like this? Well, my daily, who runs that flash baseball is white is really good taste and she suggested he hired me moving. And I read the script, and and it was just so terrific. I Love Baseball, and and so really that's all they had to say in the first couple of pages. was that it that it was about baseball and I was I was pretty much in could kick. Give me an opportunity to put put on baseball uniform and go spend some quality time with with young athletes who who always teach me about life. It is a boy. It's A. It's a powerful story powerful message, isn't it? Really is and just say it's based on a true story about the young chance. They grew up there and and and I, I don't know how how to put it in words. You know that you and I did grow up in in a time of texting, and it's one thing for you to say that somebody or you're an idiot and Gonna I'm GonNa Kick Your Butt after school or something, but with texting when you, when you put it in writing and send it to somebody's phone, it has a different impact than than. Than if if you say you know what I mean. You've actually put it in writing, and you send it to your personal device, your phone and and It it it. It carries a greater weight than than the words used to when we were in school so Teen teen suicide is is a real. Problem, and and we all have to do what we can to try to provide opportunity and and resources for young people who find who don't have somebody that can speak to them and help them through a dark period, Matthew. How much time did you spend here shooting the film?.