Thanks kindly to Deadspin and Dave Mayers for featuring my work on their site. I knew I always liked those dudes.
In the latest incredible event around the release of "The Perfect 18", Rick Baird was invited onto the TODAY Show to talk about his perfect round of Putt-Putt and our film about it.
To greet him & his game, the producers built a few tiny-but-maniacally-difficult holes out on the plaza, where Rick tested his skill with Matt Lauer and Carson Daly through the interview. It was great to be there and cheer Rick on.
The segment is up on the TODAY show site:
After many months of work, I'm proud and excited to announce that my first short film, "The Perfect 18", was released today on Grantland. It tells the true story of how a 56 yr old IT guy scored a perfect game in Putt-Putt (18 hole-in-ones in a row), and features interviews from a group of players who were there that day.
This film was a joint-production between myself, Grantland, and Victory Journal, and I'm very grateful to everyone who helped make it possible. Special thanks to executive producers Dave Jacoby and Bill Simmons at Grantland, Jeremy Johnstone and Chris Isenberg at Victory Journal, Casimir Nozkowski, Kyle Stecker, Cory Grey, and Jesse Clark for their help in production, and of course to Rick Baird and the rest of the players who generously sat down with us for interviews.
In the near-future, I'll follow this up with a making-of post, but for now I hope you enjoy the film.
With Rick on the course in August.
The feature I designed about El Duque's escape from Cuba is now up on the Victory Journal site. It's fairly deluxe.
Special thank yous to the talented crew who made this possible: writer Brin-Jonathan Butler, editors Christopher Isenberg and Piotr Orlov, writers Steve Fainaru, Ray Sanchez, and S.L. Price for giving us permission to use stories from their books*, and to designers Mike Fey and Aaron Amaro for building this out for the web.
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