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Ghost Players Going Tropical
In late February, a few of the Ghost Players are heading over to Puerto Rico. This idea came about thanks to Ghost Player Paul Scherrman. He has been a Ghost Player ever since...
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Ghost Hauntings Started 25 Years Ago
The Field of Dreams’ Ghost Players started with an idea by Keith Rahe of Dyersville, Iowa. Keith lives on a farm just on the other side of where Field of Dreams was filmed...
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Only 15 Days Left to Join in the Fun
Want to join in the fun but not able to head off to Puerto Rico next month? How about helping the guys with some of their expenses for the trip.
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Rewards for Pledges for the Ghost Player Legacy
Paul Scherrman and Frank Dardis played on the Black Sox team for the movie Field of Dreams. This February, they are taking the Ghost Player team to Purto Rico to teach baseball and give sports equipment to disadvantaged youth through Roberto's Kids.
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What is this Roberto's Kid's Thing?
“We need to show love and to love, not only our kids and our family as a whole but also our neighbors. We're all brothers and sisters, and we must give each other a helping hand when it is needed. “ - Roberto Clemente
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Iowa's Presidential Passion for Baseball
The Signature of Baseball Exhibit opened at the Hoover Museum in West Branch and will be there until March 22, 2015. The Signature of Baseball, features over 180 signed baseballs from leaders...
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SABR Grows
The Society for American Baseball Research is a well-respected organization that focused on one of our favorite subjects-baseball. These people are dedicated, diligent, and discerning about...
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Ghost Player Legacy
Ever wanted a chance to chime in on your favorite Ghost Player?...
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You Are Invited!
Ghost Player LLC will be participating in the 2015 Community Block Party on Friday, February 6, from 4-7 inside the Roshek Building, in Dubuque Iowa....
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Norwalk Ballgame
September 20, 2014 was a beautiful day for ballgame in Norwalk, Iowa. The crowd was happy, the ball players were eager and the Ghost Players were hilarious. To make a good day even better, the Ghosts even won the game.
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Spend the Evening Under the Lights — 2014 Season Ender
2014 Season Ending Ghost Sunday - Spend the Evening Under the Lights August 31 @ 7:30 pm–9:00 pm The last scheduled Ghost Player siting for the 2014 season will be August 31, in the evening...
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Hey Rookie, You Were Good
Hunter Westhoff was introduced after appearing through the corn at the Field of Dreams movie site. We asked Hunter to tell us a bit about himself, here was his response:...
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Collector's Edition Ghosts Appearing in a Postcard
The old ball players in the movie Field of Dreams come back from the dead to play the game they love...
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Your Little Piece of the Field
Before they turn the lights out at the Field of Dreams for the Ghost Player season, it might be a good time to look at the many ways you can get involved in the future of the field...
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Thanks Guys!
Those of us at Ghost Player LLC, and DreamCatcher Productions want to thank all of you who have made this season such an incredible year for our community, our families, and for ourselves...
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Dwier Brown Interview
I had the pleasure of meeting actor/author Dwier Brown during the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival at the University of Dubuque’s Heritage Center before a screening of the classic baseball movie Field of Dreams..
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25th Anniversary Celebrity Celebration at the Field of Dreams
Father’s Day Weekend 2014 will be the perfect weekend to celebrate the Field of Dreams with the Ghost Players. The guys will be joined by National League Baseball greats and Hollywood celebrities to play a little ball, screen the film that started it all..
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Bob Costas, Kevin Costner, and Dwier Brown Join Ghosts
Ghost Players Frank Dardis and Marv Maiers were part of the national announcement about the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Field of Dream. They were able to shoot on location inside the house at the Field of Dreams...
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Official Field of Dreams Movie Site Souvenir Program on Sale
Get the real story behind the scenes on why the quaint farm outside of Dyersville, Iowa was chosen and what it took to film on-location during the summer on 1988. Over 65,000 people make the pilgrimage each year to the Field of Dreams Movie Site...
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The Baseball Bond
Sometimes the bonds that join us in life whether they are baseball related or not can be lifelong while others are severed too soon. This film is the story of men seeking to mend broken bonds...
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If You Build It?
This autobiographic book is a collection of stories written by actor Dwier Brown, who played John Kinsella in the movie Field of Dreams. He signed a limited number of copies while in Dubuque this April and they are for purchase at...
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Unintentional Inspiration
Twenty-seven years ago, filmmaker Brian Frankish had never even heard of Dyersville, Iowa and certainly had no idea of the impact his decision to make a film in Iowa would have in his own life nor in the lives of so many people around the world....
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Iowa Nice Guys Shows Up in Uniform at the FoD
Taking a brief break from the sage sarcasm that they have become famous for on ESPN are the Iowa Nice Guys. Thanks for stopping by Guys!...
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Producer and Actor Reunited at Film Festival
Ghost Player LLC and DreamCatcher Productions were proud to be involved in the 2014 Julien Dubuque International Film Festival. Many of the Ghost Players participated in the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Field of Dreams Premiere at the Heritage Center at the ...
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Dwier Brown, Thoughts on Fathers, Films, and Fonder Times.
25th Anniversary Celebrations have brought actor/filmmaker Dwier Brown back to the Midwest for a summer of reflection during his book tour for If You Build It...
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United Nations Ambassador Meets Ghosts
Every so often, a visitor comes to town and the Ghosts get to play tour guides. In early May, the Honarble Warren W Tichenor came to visit the Field of Dreams. It was a special trip for the former ambassador and his son...
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Newsletter Staff Update
Welcome to the DCP Team, Callie McKimpson! Can't wait to see the projects you will help with this summer...
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Welcome Back Costner and Cast
Father's Day Weekend - A Promise Will Be Fulfilled When Netflix held an event on Left and Center of the Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner and Modern West played a concert and Costner made a promise to return. Looking forward to you and the band returning, Mr. Costner.
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New Ending to Ghost Player and New Way to Watch It.
There have been so many changes in the short five years since Ghost Player: Relive the Magic was released that we at Ghost Player LLC decided that there needed to be an update added to the film, to tell the rest of the story! We have a great new way to access the film. It is through Video on Demand (VoD). VoD allows you to watch the film at your leisure through your computer, Smart Phone, and Smart TV.
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Ghost Players Featured in a TV Double-header
Mediacom Communications Corporation and DreamCatcher Productions have joined forces to spread the Ghost Player story throughout seven Midwestern states via Mediacom's broadcasts on MC22.
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Going the Distance
Decades ago, when W.P. Kinsella wrote those words “Go the Distance”, I am sure he had no clue how far people would go.
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Hey Dad, Wanna Have a Catch?
Ever wonder what the actor who played that famous ghost, John Kinsella, thinks about this film? Attendees of the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival 2014 will have a chance to ask their questions.
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25th Anniversary of the film release of the Field of Dreams
Hard to believe that 25 years ago, the Field of Dreams movie held its World Premiere. It is even harder to imagine what this world would be like without the catch phrases immortalized by this film.
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Almost Next Season
Congratulations go out to all the Ghost Players who once again took to the Field of Dreams last summer and shared their Sundays so faithfully. We appreciate you guys and look forward to seeing you take the field again this year.
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Ghost Player Fundraiser for St Jude
Limited Edition - Field of Dreams 25th Anniversary Ghost Players' Magic 3D Postcard This original postcard is only available at the Field of Dreams movie site and select retail stores in Dyersville, Iowa or through the Ghost Player’ eBay store.
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Ghostly Display in the Iowa Capital
Joe Scherrman, from Ghost Player LLC, stopped in at the Iowa State Historical Museum to drop off a ghost player cap, bat, and uniform. The items will be featured in the new exhibit, “Hollywood in the Heartland: A Century of Moviegoing in Iowa,...”
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Major League Exposure of Ghost Player, James Offerman
Jim is an excellent entertainer who has the unique ability to bring a smile to anyone he meets. Jim was an excellent pitcher in high school, leading his team to a state championship and played semi-pro baseball for the Dyersville Whitehawks and was known for his Ozzie Smith-like flips on the Field.
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Dreamfield
Dreamfield (Directed by Kris Ostrowski and Tim Crescenti, 1998) Hosted by James Earl Jones - need any more be said? This made-for-ESPN documentary explores the fan culture and popular destination known as the Field of Dreams movie site...
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Ghost Player
This version of the film has an updated ending that tells even more of the Ghost Player's story now that it includes the creation of the All-Star Ballpark Heaven and Go the Distance, LLC. as well as the sale of the land. Ghost Player was directed by Joe Scherrman and covers the 25-year history of the Field of Dreams and the Ghost Players.
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Kudos to DreamCatcher's Duo Directors!
Joe Scherrman and Tim Connery of DreamCatcher Productions were invited experts for a film distribution at the Iowa Motion Picture Association's Film Financing, Marketing & Distribution Roundtable on Saturday, March 29th, 2014.
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Behind the Scenes
Here is a link to some behind the scenes highlights of the MLB Network shoot.
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Let's Not Forget the Vintage '65 Chevy
What's a baseball event without an awesome looking truck? This well-kept beauty is the joy of Dale Merkes. He has been restoring it with all original parts. We were happy to have his truck on set during the MLB Network shoot...
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Letter of Thanks from Steve W
Hi Suzie and Joe, Thanks for allowing me to be a part of the filming at the Field of Dreams for the MLB Network. It was a great experience and something that I'll never forget.
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Newsletter Staff
Joe Scherrman and Nic Vetter take a few moments rest for their grip duties to watch the shoot.
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Ghost Player Dan Steps Up to Bat
Many people are eager and excited to begin playing ball at the All-Star Ballpark Heaven. Unfortunately, it looks as though they will have to wait a bit longer than originally anticipated due to construction delays.
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Team of Dreams Game to Honor Veterans and Show Support for Wounded Warriors
The Mystique Casino along with baseball great, Wade Boggs and the rest of the All-star Ballpark Heaven crew created an amazing event that we hope returns again next year.
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It Was a Beautiful Night for a Ballgame
Sunday, September 1 was the first time the Ghost Players held their comedy routine during a night game at the Field of Dreams.
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Reggie Returns
Welcome back to the Field of Dreams Mr. October!
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Once Before, Reggie Brought His Hall of Fame Buddies Along!
Sept. 2, 1991 - A team of former Major League stars played the Upper Deck All-Stars in the first competitive game ever played on the Field of Dreams.
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Fans Find Friendly Folks
Just a small example of the lovely and lively times the fans had while meeting Hall of Fame Ballplayers Rickey Henderson and Wade Boggs at the Team of Dreams event.
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Eyes on the Prize
Ozzie Smith - Played for the Padres and Cardinals
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Souvenir Shirts
Thanks to the talented Nick Vetter of Low and Inside, Ghost Player Jimmy Offerman and more than a dozen extras are sporting this swanky logo on the tee shirts DreamCatcher productions provided.
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Ozzy and Nick
The legendary Ozzy Smith and Low & Inside’s Nick Vetter both have a great history with the Ghost Players.
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This Sunday 1PM Last Ghosts Performance for the Season
Hey, not only are they on the infield, they are all over the field. Come see the Field of Dreams Ghost Players perform their free comedy routine.
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What Is a Ghost Player?
Ball player, Coach, Entertainer, Friend, Family
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Ghost Players Assemble
We can't wait to replace our ghost players team photo with one of the team as they return next month!
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DreamCatcher to Play Ball Too
Last month, Denise Stillman invited the Ghost Players to return to play at the field, the whole field, starting July 7th and to keep coming back every other Sunday, weather permitting.
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Who Is that Masked Man?
Not the Lone Ranger, it is Ghost Player Hank (Ron) Lucas.
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Ghost Players Archive Ready to Go On Deck
The Ghost Players originated with the pro ball players in the movie Field of Dreams. Since the movie's 1989 release, they have played exhibition games, performed comedy routines, and conducted kids' baseball clinics on the Field of Dreams and at ballparks around the world.
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A Game 20 Years in the Making
It was an historic day at the official Field of Dreams Movie site -under the lights at the Field of Dreams, a game between the Dyersville Hogs and the O'Fallon Flying Tigers marks the first official game to be played on the entire field in 20 years!
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Simply Synergy
One of the great things about making films is the way filmmaking is so interconnected.
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New Owner on the Field
For the first time since Denise Stillman came up with the idea to purchase the Field of Dreams Movie site and transform the surrounding area into All-Star Ballpark Heaven she was able to see the realization of her vision.
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Re-haunting the Field of Dreams
Well they are back. The historic return of the Ghost Players to the Field of Dreams will happen this July 7th.
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Friend on Letterman
Soon after meeting Watson in Texas, Scherrman's father Joe was filming Watson at Dubuque's Vintage Torque Fest 2013 at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds.
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Answered Dreams
Guys, we are so excited to see this dream coming true!
Play Ball!
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Ghosts Heading Toward Home
The boys will be suiting up and and showing up to their home field on July 7th.
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Pepsi Max Field of Dreams Game
Pepsi MAX hosted the largest gathering of MLB legends at the 2013 Pepsi MAX MLB Field of Dreams Game.
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Batter Up!
All-Star Ballpark Heaven has started signing up teams to play for the 2014 ball season. They have a pretty exciting experience planned for the kids.
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Now at Movie Site
Ghost Player: Relive the Magic, the award-winning documentary about the Field of Dreams' Ghost Players, on DVD is available for purchase at the Field of Dreams' and later this summer they will be sold on the FOD official webstore.
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Two of the Crew
Two amazing characters have teamed up to bring the Ghost Players back to the original Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa.
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We Will Be Back Premieres
We Will Be Back "The Lake Delhi Story" highlights a brief early history followed by stories and footage from decades of families enjoying the lake at such familiar places as "Campo Delhi" and "Freddy's Beach."
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Ghosts Float
The Dyersville St Patrick's Day Parade is one of the communty's most-loved and attended events.
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Blowing the Whistle on Kevin Costner
Oscar-winner, Kevin Costner will soon be setting aside his bat and glove to wear the coach's whistle in the film, Draft Day.
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Colts Documentary Help Needed
The Colts are the last Division One drum corps in Iowa and they've been around for 50 years.
Preservation and access of the stories and history of the Colts Drum & Bugle Corp is right up the alley for the production company of the Ghost Player Project.
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Hello Hometown
"ROUTER" is having its Dubuque Premier, screening three times during the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival (JIFFD), April 4-7.
The principle cast and a few key crew members will be joining Tim Connery for Q&A sessions following the screenings.
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Ghost Players Archive Ready to Go On Deck
The major finagling is done and the Ghost Players Collection Video Archive was recently sent to the Internet Archive to make sure the format works for them.
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ROUTER New Name for Easton
The documentary, Ghost Player: Relive the Magic, was the first feature movie for DreamCatcher Productions (DCP). Now DreamCatcher is helping with a sci-fi/drama called "ROUTER".
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ADDY-itional Awards
The awards were presented to the DreamCatcher Productions team during the annual ADDY Awards held by the American Advertising Federation of Dubuque.
The team won silver awards for their Dark Chamber Zombie Apocalypse and Mystic Tattoo commercials. Their third was for one of the coveted Final Fifteen Awards and was presented to the team for their Integrated Media campaign promoting Easton's Article.
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Matthew's on the Mend
Thanks for the many prayers for Little Matthew. He continues to do well after his heart surgery.
Ghost Player papa, Tony Scherrman, is already looking forward to the days when it will they can have a catch at the field of Dreams.
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Play Ball
The opening day of Iowa's most famous baseball field was this weekend. That's right, the Field of Dreams is open for frolicking in the outfield and having a catch in the bullpen.
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Lives Unfold When Stories Are Told - Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
The upcoming Julien Dubuque International Film Festival holds special significance to the DreamCatcher team. Last year, DreamCatcher came on as a corporate sponsor and the documentary "Ghost Player: Relive the Magic" enjoyed screening at the inaugural festival.
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An Impact on the Community
DreamCatcher's Suzanne Wright was nominated and won a 356 Impact Award to recognize her efforts to promote volunteerism in the community.
The 365 Impact Award is a steel sculpture, hand crafted by local artist, Gene Tully.
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Ghost Actor/Musician has Fantastic Rock-Pop Adventure
Rob Cunliffe is Actor/Musician and, at one time, a Ghost Player's movie representative.
Charlie and Mary Cunliffe are his parents and are producing, in association with DreamCatcher Productions, the new film about Lake Delhi called "We Will Be Back."
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First Competitive Game Ever Played at the Field of Dreams
1991- Sept. 2 Major League stars that played with the Upper Deck All-Stars in the first competitive game ever played on the Field of Dreams.
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"SOLD!" to Go the Distance, LLC.
The Field of Dreams is now the property of Go the Distance, LLC, which is an investment group started by Denise and Mike Stillman.
They will develop the land around the movie site into a sports complex called All-Star Ballpark Heaven.
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Wade Boggs - Hall of Famer and Farmer?
Corey and Shari Scherrman pose with baseball Hall of Famer, Wade Boggs, and Mike Stillman, one of the founders of All-Star Baseball Heaven, at Scherrman's Brand Source - located a few short miles from the Field of Dreams.
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Ghost Player's Child Update
We want to thank all of you who have supported Ghost Player Tony Scherrman and family, with your donations and prayers. Little Matthew is on the mend.
For those who don't know, Tony's son, Matthew, had open-heart surgery, in early September, when he was 8 weeks old.
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Old Visions for the Field
Joe Scherrman here, we can change this sign to say, "SOLD!" to Go the Distance, LLC.
There have been many different suggestions about what to do with the field. Many of these ideas were floating around since the days when the field's owners were hosting the Ghost Players during monthly games at the Field of Dreams.
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Guy Touched Base
For those who are longtime friends of the Ghost Players, here is a quick note from Guy Healy, our honorary Japan-based Ghost Player.
"Amazing stuff you are doing with the Ghosts and keeping the spirit alive! We had 4 Japanese college girls visiting Clarke again this fall." - Guy
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Expanding Dreams
The Ghost Player organization sends congratulations to the staff of DreamCatcher Productions on their recent expansion. DreamCatcher Productions is the company that created the Ghost Player documentary and continues to provide marking services to the Ghost Player organization.
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DreamCatcher to Sponsor Film Screenings Nationwide
DreamCatcher Productions -vendor and production house for the Ghost Player project to Sponsor Film Screenings Nationwide.
Over the last few months, film fans in 10 selected cities across the country have been given the opportunity to experience really excellent films thanks to the people at Film Festival Flix.
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Summer Recap
The end of baseball season flew passed us faster than the hottest pitch this year, which just happens to have been the fastest recorded pitch ever in a Major League Baseball game!
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Business Plan for the Field of Dreams
Saving the Field of Dreams for future generations to enjoy has been a topic for well over 10 years. Ghost Player LLC started working on this draft business plan around 2009. It is not complete but we did our best with the limited funds available. We had hope to start a Limited Liability Company called Field of Dreams Development that would take the project to the next step. Again, lack of funding so I brought the draft to an entrepreneurial person in Cedar Rapids.
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Economic Impact of Film
Denise Stillman, contractual owner of the Field of Dreams, came to JDIFF to talk about the economic impact of film during a press conference. While there, she shared a few amazing statistics on how the Field of Dreams has impacted the local economies as well as shared her vision for the future of the Field of Dreams, and the All-Star Ballpark Heaven.
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Field Of Dreams Supporters!
Here’s a note from Joe Scherrman.
You guys have been so positive about where the All-Star Ballpark Heaven plans are heading; you are awesome!
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JDIFF, Ghost Players, & a Secret
Ghost Players arrive on stage during the opening Launch Party at the Mississippi Moon Bar on April 19, 2012.
April made for an excellent time for an inaugural weekend for the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival.
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Ghost Player Website Stats
In the great tradition of baseball, we thought we would share a few stats about the Ghost Player website with our fans.
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Dear Friends and Fans of the Field of Dreams and the Ghost Players
I want you to help promote the Field of Dreams projects. My goal is to let the City Council know that residents, non-residents & businesses realize that the development of the All-Star Ballpark Heaven complex will ensure the preservation of the Field of Dreams movie site. I hope to let the council and media know how this magical place benefits people locally and around the world.
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Ghosts Summoned to Film Festival
DreamCatcher Productions from Dyersville, IA will be hosting a special screening of the award-winning documentary about the Field of Dreams Ghost Players during the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival.
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Ways and Means Makes Our Day
Tuesday night, March 21, a phone rang, and voting results were declared. The Field of Dreams Preservation bill has been passed by the Iowa House of Representatives' Ways and Means Committee! We discovered that it passed while perusing Mike Stillman's Facebook page.
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Ghost Player Screening in Miami
We are so pleased and honored that the people of Miami enjoyed the screening of GHOSTPLAYER: RELIVE THE MAGIC during the 2011 DocMiami Film Festival that they asked to do an encore screening of the film during the upcoming Relay for Life event this Friday, April 13th 10pm.
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Introducing – The Stillman Family
Baseball has been an important element in the formation of the Stillman family. One of their early dates while in college was to watch a lovely little film called, “Field of Dreams”. Mike and Denise spent their first wedding anniversary watching a ball game while nibbling Fenway Franks at the Fenway Ballpark. They have enjoyed many games at the old Comiskey Ballpark, sprinkled in a few games at Wrigley Field, but most often, they spend time at US Cellular Field.
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Behold My Shorts
There I sat, three feet in front of center stage: 10 days before a play’s world-premiere; to my left, Sue Riedel – an imminently respected director with more than 40 years of theater experience; to my right, Robert (Bob) Byrne – author, TV personality, and world-class billiards champion. How did I get to be so lucky?
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Sizzling for a Fine Play
DreamCatcher Productions staff including Joe Scherrman, Kylie Clark, Tim Connery, and Suzie Wright were on hand to create a sizzle reel to promote author Robert Byrne's play, BEHOLD MY SHORTS.
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Mickey Is a Winner!
The pint-clad Mickey McNulty Schuster won first place for her foamy costume.
In true "Clueless Joe" fashion Scherrman delayed the parade because he was wanting to stay next to a walking pint of Guinness.
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A Capitol Story
“Thank you so much for going to the Capitol. I hope you all had a good time and received a lot of FACTUAL & Informative information from Mike, Denise & David, their lobbyist. I will keep you up-to-date as the bill makes its way through the House & Senate. It was also an important day for Nancy Dunkel as she officially turned in her papers to run for Representative.” Karla Thompson - Executive Director, Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce
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Nancy Dunkel Submittes Official Application for State Representative
“Not only do I feel successful with our visits on behalf of All Star Ballpark Heaven, but meeting some new friends and bonding with old friends for a common cause is awesome. Thank you also everyone for all the support I received in getting my official papers filed to run for your State Representative.” Nancy Dunkel - Official Candidate for State Representative.
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St Patrick's Day Parade
DreamCatcher's very own jack-of-all trades, Tim Connery, checked at the annual St Patrick's Day parade in the always fun-filled Dyersville, Iowa.
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Winners!
Congratulations to Tim Connery and team, winners of a local short film contest. The winning video produced by DreamCatcher can be viewed here. This comedic internet promo was made for River Lights 2nd Edition Bookstore in Dubuque, Iowa with the purpose of promoting reading and independent bookstores.
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365 Impact Awards
Dubuque 365 started the Impact Awards four years ago as a way of annually recognizing outstanding organizations, businesses, and individuals in the community. DreamCatcher Productions' Joe Scherrman and Suzie Wright were on hand to applaud their friends and capture highlights of the events in the Mississippi Moon Bar in the Diamond Jo Casino.
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Hit Zone Baseball & Softball Academy GRAND OPENING
Dan Kennedy and his sons, on the last Ghost Sunday at the Field of Dreams in October 2008. Who knows, we might someday be back there again boys. Good thing the Hit Zone is going to open soon.
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DocMiami Fun Times
Shari and Joe Scherrman spending time in the Parrot Key Resort's sunny outside bar, while at the DocMiami International Film Festival.
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Gettysburg National Military Park Museum
On visiting the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum, it was an incredibly moving and educational experience where history comes to life.
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EZ Connects with (Our Other) Cooper
EZ Goen, and his Little Buddy paid a furry visit to the headquarters of the National Psoriasis Foundation. EZ was there to talk about his PURPAL mission (People Releaving Painful American Lives).
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Fun, Fall, Film Festival - Driftless Here We Come!
We are in the early days of autumn, the vistas and bluffs will be blazing with the bright colored foliage typical of this area.
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DocMiami 2011 International Film Festival
Hooray! The documentary has been selected for another film-festival!
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On-Going Mission
When Joe Scherrman started Ghost Player LLC he had two seemingly simple missions – (1) to preserve the large collection of Ghost Player highlights video footage taken over nearly 20 years and (2) to make an entertaining and educational movie about the Ghost Players.
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Cooper Came Along
Darrin Butland was one of the Ghost Player fans that submitted an entry in the writing contest for the book, Travels with Ghosts and Other Tales.
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Minnesota Mission: Joe's Reflection
Wow! I learned a lot trying to put together a Ghost tour.
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Easton's Ever Eager Fans Get A Wee Peak
In late August, a short clip of the much anticipated EASTON'S ARTICLE feature film was shown at Monk's in Dubuque, IA.
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Ghost Fans Field Guests from Japan
Tom (Ironman) Wickham and family were the happy hostst of the two students from Japan.
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Chisholm Road Trip: Darrin Butland's Thoughts
Amazing. This trip provided memorable moments that will stay with me for the rest of my life.
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Wisconsin Rapids Experience: Coach's Notes
Here are some thoughts on our trip to Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin on Sunday July 17th where the Ghost Players participated in a celebrity game during All-Star Game weekend for the Northwoods Baseball League.
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Doc "Moonlight" Graham - Ground Zero Flag - Ghost Players Tour
Check out the dates, times and details on the Ghost Players Tour.
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Kiwanis Miracle League/Mid-Iowa Baseball League Invitation
The Kiwanis Miracle League and the Mid-Iowa Baseball League would like to invite the Ghost Players to Des Moines for an afternoon of baseball to benefit children with disabilities.
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Doc "MOONLIGHT" Graham Road Trip August 11-14, 2011
Planning is coming together for a chance for the Ghosts' to don their uniforms once again combined with a road trip great for the whole family. Fans, friends, families and Ghosts set aside these dates: August 11-14, 2011.
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Ghosts in the Library of Congress?
Ghost Player LLC, in collaboration with The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, is preparing a historical video archive of the Field of Dreams Ghost Players for permanent access on the Internet, for researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public, including adapted
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"Heroes of the Diamond" By Crash T. Allvord
Hey all you patriotic baseball fans, remember those great baseball guys from the US Military All-stars? They are still touring strong this summer, thanking service members past and present, as well as law enforcement officers, fire fighters and others who defend our freedom.
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The Bell Tolls for Thee
The Iowa Baseball Museum of Norway tells the story of how baseball got started in Iowa and Norway, Iowa (population 600) and progressed over the years. There is, however, one characteristic, one feature that distinguishes Norway and makes it unique among all the other similarly-sized hamlets: Baseball and the museum produced totally by volunteers.
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Note from Al Vigil
Remember September 18, 1994 1:15 pm in Dyersville, Iowa. Home of the original movie "Field of Dreams" Tim Crescenti making his 1st Documentary "Dreamfield" hosted by James Earl Jones, It premiered on ESPN at 6:00 pm, CST November 8, 1994?
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Movie-making Mania Hits Dubuque
Ever since DreamCatcher Productions helped to form the Great River Film Initiative 2.5 years ago, the local movie-making scene has grown leaps and bounds. In the last few weeks, DCP has been working in partnership with members of GRIFIN to grow again.
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Saying Goodbye
The staff of DreamCatcher was saddened at the passing of Dubuque's City Councilman Dirk Voetberg. Three years ago, Voetberg (then president of Shepherd Incorporated) entered into a sponsorship relationship with DCP to create our book, Travels with Ghosts and Other Tale.
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Ghosts Abroad Update
As the Ghost Players followed the news reports of the devastation of Japan and the other countries effected by the subsequent earthquakes, aftershocks, and tsunamis our hearts and minds turned to our fans and friends made during our three tours of Japan, and other trips overseas.
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Doc "Moonlight" Graham Days! August 11th-14th 2011
Ghost Players, families and friends are invited to Doc "Moonlight" Graham Days! August 11th-14th 2011. Planning is underway for attending this fine summer event in Chisholm, MN.
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Sedona International Film Festival
The new year brought word that our movie, GHOST PLAYER about the lovable and loyal ball players, has been invited to be shown as a finalist in the next Sedona International Film Festival.
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USS Dubuque
Later this year the bell to the US Navy ship the USS Dubuque will ring out one last doleful peal. It will signal the end of service for the ship which has helped to defend freedom for more than 40 years.
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Nic News
In Iowa, we wallow through winter's weary way, dreaming of a warm summer's balmy breeze and baseball. Spring training is soon to be here and so we thought we should touch base with Nic Ungs.
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Good Ghosts Are Hard to Stop
In spite of having recently suffered a severe back injury, Ghost Player Dan Davis is still ready and able to help promote a good cause for others.
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SDCFF Recap
The San Diego Christian Film Festival was held in late December and those who attended our screenings had a great time getting to know the guys on the team.
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EZ Documentary
EZ Goen's video footage of his 48 state trip across America continues to be reviewed and is in the editing process.
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Easton's Article Update
Principle photography has wrapped on the first feature film by writer/director Tim Connery.
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UNVEILING ...a TV Series
A made for cable-access TV show called Unveiling Easton's Article is in production.
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Filmmakers in the Classroom
Joe Scherrman, Tim Connery, and Suzie Wright of DreamCatcher Productions and the Great River Film Initiative (GRIFIN) have been working with students at Dubuque's Alternative Learning Center during their January J-term class.
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Field of Dreams Purchase Status
News broke in mid-January that there may be a serious offer for the Field of Dreams this spring according to former baseball player/real estate consultant, Ken Sanders.
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Canned Film Competition - "Plan It, Cram It and Can It"
Great River Film Initiative members, Christopher Kulovitz and Michael Coty have created something new and exciting for filmmakers-the Canned Film Competition.
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A Grand Event Bridal Extravaganza 2011
For the second year in a row, DreamCatcher Productions was invited to capture on video the fun and fashion of the bridal show hosted by Sherrie Keating.
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Lake Delhi Documentary
Charlie & Mary Cunliffe of Creative Maxims and DreamCatcher Productions continue their work on the Documentary about Lake Delhi.
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Award-Winning Filmmakers Join Forces to Make Next Great Feature Film in Dubuque, Iowa
Multiple award-winning filmmaker Joe Scherrman, from DreamCatcher Productions, has committed to act as Executive Producer for the feature film Easton's.
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Chagrin Update!
The Chagrin Falls International Documentary Film Festival, was held on October 10-12, 2010 and featured GHOST PLAYER as one of the winning films shown.
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Redeemed and How We Love to Proclaim It!
Redemptive Film Festival Selected GP as a Winning Film!
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Ghost Player Distribution Update!
That's right, the movie has gained enough momentum that we are now being represented by a distribution company.
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BCIFF Honorable Mention
Field of Dream Ghost Player documentary received, Honorable Mention at the Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival (BCIFF).
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San Diego Christian Film Festival
Ghost Player is a finalist for the SDCFF, which will be held December 27-30, 2010.
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Field of Screams
Feeling like a good bit of the supernatural to close the baseball season and Halloween? If so, we would like to suggest you pick up a copy of the book, Field of Screams by Mickey Bradley and Dan Gordon, from Lyons Press.
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EZ Goen Made It Home
On 10-10-10, Tom (EZ) Goen returned to the Field of Dreams after his 48-state motorcycle tour of the United States.
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Me and My Old Man Concert
Clay Riness will preform a concert at the Pump House, located in scenic La Crosse, Wisconsin, on Saturday, November 6 (7:30 pm). Combined with this much anticipated concert by the multi-talented musician is an artist's reception honoring nationally acclaimed artist Jerry Riness - Clay's father.
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And the Oscar goes to . . . Dubuque?
DreamCatcher Production?s is happy to welcome back to Dubuque County Oscar-winner Louie Psihoyos, director of THE COVE.
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16 To Life
On September 7th, there was a sneak preview of the new movie 16 to Life starring Hallee Hirsh held at the Mindframe Theaters in Dubuque.
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The Governor and the Ghost Player
On September 23, Governor Chet Culver came to Dubuque, IA and GHOST PLAYER director Joe Scherrman drifted in from near by Dyersville, IA to shake his hand again.
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Major League Baseball Productions Recruits Ghost Players
A new documentary, Triumph and Tragedy: The 1919 Chicago White Sox, has begun production in Iowa. Included in the film are some of our very own Ghost Players re-enacting their legendary counterparts.
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Kolle Family Benefit
It was a beautiful day for baseball at the Jenk Field in Dyersville, IA. The Kolle Family was well-blessed with the number of family & friends.
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Peachtree Village International Film Festival Recap
GHOST PLAYER was a hit in Atlanta according to Jameela Lee, Assistant Director of Marketing and Sponsorship Peachtree Village International Film Festival (PVIFF)-“The festival and the movie were GREAT!"
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Doing Good in Des Moines
One of the favorite things that the Ghost Players are invited to do is to work charity events with young athletes. They were given that chance again on August 15th when they were invited to Des Moines, IA to an event for the Kiwanis Miracle League.
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Black Sox Scandal Discussion Followed by Ghosts
“It totally blew them away. One guy said he had tears in his eyes, another said he'd like to see it again,” Co-Chairperson Joanne Hulbert, SABR Baseball Arts Committee reported about the movie “Ghost Player: Relive the Magic”.
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All Sports LA Film Festival
That’s right, it is almost time for GHOST PLAYER to screen in Hollywood. The film festival will be July 10 and 11 and will celebrate sports and competition. The movie will be showing at the Mary Pickford Theater around 3pm on that Sunday.
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Interrobang Awards
GHOST PLAYER: Relive the Magic Wins Best Iowa Filmmaker
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PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILM FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR SPORTS CONFERENCE
DE PERE, WIS: The Vincent Awards, named after the legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi, were handed out at Lambeau Field for the conference, "A Mirror of Our Culture: Sport and Society in America." First place went to the film "Ghost Player: Relive the Magic."
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Dreams For Sale
Field of Dreams Could Be Yours
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Field of Dreams for Sale 5.4 million
Will the Ghost Return?
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Marv's One Regret about the Field of Dreams
Marv Maires, served as the Ghost Players’ manager and coach for many of the team's 18 year history.
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On Deck to Sell the Dream
It takes someone with a passion for baseball to understand the special nuances and circumstances surrounding the sale of a baseball diamond, especially one as well-loved as the FIELD OF DREAMS movie site.
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Congratulations Local IMPA Award Winners!
The Iowa Motion Picture Association has awarded DreamCatcher Production of Dyersville Iowa four Awards of Achievement during the Association Award Banquet Saturday May 1st. 2010 at the Holiday Inn Downtown Des Moines, Iowa.
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Cedar Rapids Independent Filmmakers Announce Film Festival Award
The Cedar Rapids Independent Filmmakers held their Tenth Annual Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival on Friday and Saturday, April 9 and 10 at the Collins Road Theatres in Marion, Iowa.
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History of the Process for the Ghost Player Project
See the timeline and details from the Ghost Player project.
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Field of Dreams Ghosts WEBISODES
The archive of the Ghost Player video is about to be available on the web.
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Ghost Player wins ADDY Award
Joe & Shari Scherrman, representing DreamCatcher Production LLC from Dyersville, Iowa proudly accepted two ADDY Awards during the gala. The ADDY Awards is the world’s largest and toughest advertising competition with more than 60,000 entries annually.
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Ghost from the Field of Dreams to haunt, possible the largest campus-based film festival in the United States: Wisconsin Film Festival
In its twelfth year, the Wisconsin Film Festival presents a broad range of independent American and world cinema. The festival plays in eight theaters, all within walking distance, in the heart of the state’s capital city.
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Ghosts in Fairfield
Matthew Mohlke is the writer of the book called: The Man Who Swam the Amazon.  It’s a gripping and inspirational story of perseverance, passion, and endurance: a real-life odyssey of a rare and driven man featured in the award-winning documentary Big River Man.
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Ghost Player: Relive the Magic production crew helps produce multiple Grammy nominee Greg Brown Concert DVD
The Artists Recovery Fund Benefit Concert DVD starring Greg Brown and featuring Radoslav Lorkovic was nominated for an award at the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance Innovation and Excellence Awards – the Ickys.
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Fairfield Film Expo Screens Ghost Players from the Field of Dreams documentary
The “Fairfield Film Expo” is promoting the continued efforts of local artists all across Southeast Iowa and beyond to foster an appreciation of the Iowa Film Industry. The Film Expo explores topics relevant to contemporary life, seeking to inspire audiences to live their full potential.
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REPORT on CURRENT STATUS of GHOST PLAYER PROJECT
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Promises Made, Promises Kept
Iowa Governor Chet Culver is lifting the tax incentive suspension on Iowa-related expenditures and is resuming contract talks with projects like the movie "Ghost Player".
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Ghost Player Film Wins Two Awards at Wild Rose Film Festival
DreamCatcher Production's movie, GHOST PLAYER: RELIVE THE MAGIC, was honored late November 7, 2009, with two awards at the Wild Rose Independent Film Festival in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Ghost Player on Public Television Again
"Ghost Player: Relive the Magic" will be aired on Iowa Public Television on Sunday, November 29 at 1:30 p.m.
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Wild Rose Independent Film Festival nominates GHOST PLAYER for Best Documentary Award 10.28.09
Fans of the Ghost Players from the movie Field of Dreams will have the opportunity to watch a screening of the documentary on November 7, near the popular East Village Cultural and Entertainment District.
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Cooperstown was an Amazing Weekend 10.16.09
Cooperstown was such an amazing weekend. The time spent with Ron (Hank) Lucas as we traveled from Iowa to New York fell past and was just great.
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Rally to the Capitol 10.16.09
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.
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Naperville Independent Film Festival Results 09.29.09
Beth and Suzie Wright, fellow members of the Great River Film Initiative joined me at the first film festival that accepted GHOST PLAYER.
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Cooperstown Here We Come 09.29.09
GHOST PLAYER: RELIVE THE MAGIC will be shown next on October 4, 1 pm in Cooperstown, NY as part of the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Film Festival.
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First screening at first Festival 09.25.09
Hotel Holiday Inn Select is friendly and have a great shuttle service. Sunday's family day events looked like fun and were well attended. Chicago Bears game was great at a local pub.
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Iowa Tax Credit Incentives 09.24.09
Stronger controls and more manpower need to be in place to protect against abuses in the film tax credit program.
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Naperville Film Fest Round 1 Recap 09.21.09
The first screening of Ghost Player took place 09.20.09 at the Naperville Film Festival in Illinois.
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Filmmaker Sends his Dream to the Sundance Film Festival 09.02.09
Joe Scherrman is a realist about his movie making. The 55-minute documentary made from over 600 hours of the travels and effects of the baseball team from the Field of Dreams was done from his heart.
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Cooperstown Selects Iowa Movie 09.01.09
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Letter to a Ghost Player Fan 08.11.09
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Las Vegas Private Screening Announced 08.08.09
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Wisconsin Public TV Broadcast Schedule 08.05.09
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Patriot Night Highlights
Wow, what a day! Patriot Night at the Ballpark on July 19th was a hit. Watch Video
Book Signing in Dubuque 07.25.09
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Ghost Player Documentary Selected for the Naperville Independent Film Festival 07.24.09
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Patriot Night In Dyersville Iowa is a Hit 07.20.09
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Patriot Night At The Ballpark 07.19.09
USA Military All Stars vs Ghost Players Event. Read More
Patriot Night Pewter Collector Coins Available 07.12.09
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Patriot Night Live Band Lineup Announced 07.11.09
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Ghosts Appear at Veterans Memorial Stadium 07.10.09
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Color Commentators Announced for Patriot Night 07.08.09
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Patriot Night at the Ballpark Official Logo Released 06.12.09
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Ghost Players return for July 19 exhibition 06.11.09
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Ghost Players return for July 19 exhibition 06.11.09
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Iowa Public Tv Broadcast Agreement 06.01.09
Iowa Public Television (IPTV) wishes to broadcast "Ghost Player The Documentary" two times this July. IPTV has offered to be a participating station of Ghost Player as we approach other public broadcast stations outside Iowa. Comcast SportsNet Chicago, MLB Network and Japan TV say they are interested but have not committed.
Iowa Public Tv Broadcast Agreement
DISH Network Summit Excursion - Denver CO 05.11.09
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Weekend Adventure & Chisholm MN Screening 05.01.09
The first weekend in May was full of promotion and connections en route to Chisholm, Minnesota which was home of the real life Archibald “Doc” Moonlight Graham featured in the movie Field of Dreams released 20 years ago. Read More
Chisholm, MN Preview Screening of Ghost Player Documentary 05.01.09
Joe Scherrman, producer/director of GHOST PLAYER the movie and owner of DreamCatcher Productions located in Dyersville, Iowa and the Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce announce the pre-screening of the film. Read More
Chisholm Event
Thank you From Ghost Player Producer/Director 04.24.09
It is amazing sitting in a theater with so many friends and everybody watching at the same time. I caught myself holding my breath knowing a funny part was coming and hoping the audience would laugh. And it would happen. People would laugh. And during the emotional moments my wife Shari and I squeezed hands for you could hear a pin drop. People were watching and sharing a really special story. I could hardly speak after it was over. So many emotions and so many to thank, I couldn’t do it then so I’ll do it now. Thank you to all the people that have helped get the stories of the Ghost Players out to the public. Filmmaking is an interdependent not independent business.
Joe
Ghost Player Preview Summary 04.22.09
Over 140 people attended the 7 PM rough-cut screening of the movie Ghost Player. A second showing of the movie took place at 9 PM for support staff and late arrivals to enjoy. Read More
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Writing Contest Announced - 03.05.09
The book, Traveling with Ghosts and Other Tales, is a celebration of the Ghost Players and the Field of Dreams that was commissioned as a companion to the Field of Dreams Ghost Players documentary. Read More
Studio Production Team - 3.04.09
Ghost Player studio production team is pictured here during a rare break at Metro Studios where we are continuing to make editing progress on the documentary. Pictured left to right is: Aaron Spears, Jeff Tucker, Alicia LeGrand, Keith Hindman and Yours Truly.
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Studio Production Update - 2.27.09
I am in Hiawatha, Iowa again, working with Metro Studios' editor Aaron Spears. Read More
Production Update - 2.20.09
Spent the whole day in Metro Studios in full blown production mode. Coffee pot is on 24/7. Man-Oh-Man, is there some fun stuff here to work with!
Field of Dreams 20 Years Later - They Still Come - 2.11.09
20 years later 65,000 people a year on average still come out to see the place. Read More
Where we are at as of - 2.4.09
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Ozzy Osbourne Sees A Ghost Player! - 1.28.09
At least I think that’s what he said. I met Ozzy and his beautiful entourage of six young ladies getting out of a stretch limo. It was outside the Mandalay Bay and Casino in Las Vegas. Read More
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St. Patrick's Day Parade – Ghost Players to be Grand Marshal - 2.29.09
The Ghost Players have been invited to be Grand Marshals for 2009 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dyersville, Iowa. Read More
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Interest in the Film Industry Evident in Iowa - 10.23.2008
Worked the International Documentary Associations (IDA) booth during the NATPE convention in Las Vegas Tuesday and Wednesday. Read More
Interest in the Film Industry Evident in Iowa - 10.23.2008
Dubuque County, Iowa — On October 21, 2008 two separate workshops were held concerning the film industry in the local Dubuque area. Read More
October Update - 10.10.2008
Traveling the word with a great bunch of people and shooting video to help tell their stories was great. The rest of the art of filmmaking can be a pain. There is this synopsis/treatment thing that seems to be so important. It basically tells what the story is and how I it will be told in the movie. This is an ongoing process. I’m pretty comfortable with the last version. If you would like to see it please request by E-mail. Read More
Press Biz Meet and Workshop
Independent filmmaker Kelley Baker will conduct an independent filmmaking workshop "Guerilla Marketing and Self Distribution of Your Film" from 7p.m.–10 p.m., Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at Mindframe Theaters, Kennedy Mall. The event is open and free to students and $5 for adults. Pre-registration is not required but RSVP is appreciated. Read More
Wheeler Tax Credit Incentive Meeting - 9.24.2008
Tom Wheeler, Manager of the Iowa Film Office will be presenting a talk on the Tax Credit Incentives that are available to investors and companies that provide services to films productions within the state of Iowa. Read More
Ghost Players Merchandise Now Available
New Ghost Players Merchandise is now available in our Ebay store.
Funding Awards Announced, $18,000 to Ghost Players/Field of Dreams
The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD) has been notified of award funding in the amount of $18,000 for the project titled: Historical Preservation of the Iowa Legends: Ghost Players/Field of Dreams. Read More
Dyersvillle Area Lions Club Awards Keith Rahe Citizen of the Year
Manager of Ghost Players received Citizen of the Year Award from the Dyersville Area Lions Club on March 3rd 2008. Keith is the 40th recipient of this prestigious award. Read complete article in the Dyersville Commercial on-line.
Film Crews To Once Again Invade Cornfields of N.E. Iowa
Capturing the emotion and celebration of the last performance of the Ghost Players’ at Left and Center Field of Dreams is a natural fit for the documentary and historical preservation project Joe Scherrman of DreamCatcher Production started preparing for years ago. Over 660 hours of footage about the Ghost Players has been collected as they traveled throughout the world. Read More
Ghost Players Team Make Final Appearances
Dyersville, IA – For years they have entertained, made crowds of thousands laugh and helped to make dreams come true. Now, after 18 years together, the Ghost Players of Left & Center Field of Dreams will be hanging up their spikes for the last time. Read More

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