“Burn the Ships” will premier at the Akron Summit County Library on Friday, March 31, at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at http://www.clevelandfilm.org. Anyone who attends a screening of “Burn the Ships” during the festival will receive a complimentary ticket to an Akron Racers game, courtesy of the Racers.
“Burn the Ships” is directed and produced by Think Media Studios’ Julia Thorndike and Danielle Miller. Following a year in the life of the Akron Racers, “Burn the Ships” tells the story of women’s professional softball and its struggle to find security on behalf of those who have sacrificed for its future.
Led by Co-Owner and General Manager Joey Arrietta, the Akron Racers are the oldest team in the National Pro Fastpitch league. Think Media Studios was inspired to tell the story of the Racers because of the passion and relentless dedication of Arietta and the players who fight for the sport they love.
“When Joey first shared her story with us, it was apparent that this league hasn’t struggled because people don’t care, but because people don’t know that it exists. We wanted to do something to help change that in hopes that someday, these women will earn what they deserve as the best softball players in the world.”
Think Media Studios, a Cleveland-based video production company, specializes in video production, virtual reality, motion graphics, sports videos, corporate videos, short form documentaries, 3D animation, healthcare videos, content marketing, brand stories and story-telling. With a business team, production team and post-production team, Think Media has successfully produced award-winning video content and multimedia assets for over 100 clients since its start. For more information, visit www.thinkmediastudios.com.
The Akron Racers, headquartered in Akron, is the oldest existing team in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league. The Racers will celebrate their 16th season of play in 2017. The Akron Racers competed in the Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL) for two seasons in 1999 and 2000 and in the NPF since 2004. Historic Firestone Stadium is home to the Racers and numerous amateur events at all levels of play. For info, visit www.akronracers.org.