Monica speaks to filmmaker and Olympian David Risotto about his passionate film. A true story of a courageous boy who becomes a legend. William “Dummy” Hoy living a dream that wouldn’t die; his passion empowered him to historically change the course of baseball.
Recorded live and unedited at the American Film Market in Santa Monica, California poolside at the Loews Hotel.
DAVID RISOTTO – Executive Producer/Director, As a USPA (United States Powerlifting Association) 3 time Gold Metal winner, Mr. Risotto also holds 3 World records in his age and weight class. Mr. Risotto’s dedicates himself and puts 100% into everything he does. Mr. Risotto has 25 years managerial experience, has a degree in Arts and Science and has 30 years experience in the entertainment industry as an actor, writer, director, editor and producer. He has worked at Fox in the Post Production Accounting Department where he learned Production Accounting and Budgeting. He wrote, co-directed, produced and starred in his first film, “Giving Up the Ghost” which was sold in the foreign market. Mr. Risotto has since written and directed “ONE PARTICULAR SUNDAY” and has DP’d, Produced and help Direct several Award winning Shorts and feature films. He has also written several scripts that he plans to produce through DA-COR PICTURES, LLC. Recently Mr. Risotto has Written, Produced and Directed a documentary about the first Deaf Major League Baseball Player, William “Dummy” Hoy who played from 1886 to 1903 and who introduced the hand signal for STRIKE and BALL which are still used today. The documentary has been recognized by MLB.com as one of the top ten indie baseball films to see. The Cincinnati Reds have also recognized the film as an inspirational film and is using it as a promotional video in their Hall of Fame to honor Dummy Hoy. Other teams such as the Philly’s have used it to help promote Deaf Awareness Day at their stadium. The Documentary aired on the Documentary Channel June 2009. With private funding the feature film will be produced through DA-COR PICTURES, LLC.