An inspirational but tragic true story of a teen love triangle told through the lens of elite youth baseball.

  • May 22, 2020
  • Drama

Cast & Crew

  • Matthew ModineActor

    The youngest of seven, Matthew was born in Loma Linda, Ca, to Dolores (Warner), a bookkeeper, and Mark Alexander Modine, a drive-in theater manager. After graduating high school in Imperial Beach, Ca. Modine moved to NYC (1979). Matthew studied with Stella Adler at her Conservatory of Acting. While still a student of hers, he began landing starring roles in film, and later theatre and television. Matthew has worked with many of the most highly regarded directors including, Christopher Nolan, Oliver Stone, Sir Alan Parker, Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman, Abel Ferrara, Alan J. Pakula, John Schlesinger, Tony Richardson, Robert Falls, Sir Peter Hall, Spike Lee, Tom DiCillo, Mike Figgis, Jonathan Demme and John Sayles. A partial list of his films include: The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Birdy (1984), Vision Quest (1985), Full Metal Jacket (1987), Married to the Mob (1988), Gross Anatomy (1989), Memphis Belle (1990), Pacific Heights (1990), Short Cuts (1993), The Browning Version (1994) and Any Given Sunday (1999). Matthew is the recipient of a Golden Globe Award, Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup and Golden Lion. Mary (2005), directed by Abel Ferrara, co-starring Juliette Binoche and Forest Whitaker, won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. Birdy won the Cannes Film Festival Gran Prix. Equinox (1992), directed by Alan Rudolph, received four Independent Spirit Award nominations including Best Actor and Best Film. For his work in television, Matthew was part of the Emmy winning Showtime series Weeds (2005). He has received Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations for the M.O.W. What the Deaf Man Heard (1997) and HBO's Emmy winning And the Band Played On (1993). Modine has directed several distinguished short films: When I Was a Boy (1993), Smoking (1994), Ecce Pirate (1997), I Think I Thought (2008) and To Kill an American (2008).



    Gattlin Griffith began auditioning at the tender age of seven years old. His first attempt at acting followed in the footsteps of his father, stuntman Tad Griffith, when he auditioned for a commercial role requiring stunt work. While he did not get that part, Gattlin did catch the eye of the casting director who had him audition for a national commercial for Yamaha motorbikes. Gattlin got the part and soon after booked a series of television commercials for Home Depot. Following that, his first TV series appearance came on Untold Stories of the ER (2004) in 2006 and his career took off from there. He went on to appear in hit television shows such as Cold Case (2003), How I Met Your Mother (2005), Monk (2002), Supernatural (2005), and Criminal Minds (2005). Griffith made his feature film debut opposite Angelina Jolie in the Academy Award nominated film Changeling (2008). To date, Gattlin has appeared in nearly a dozen films, most notably: "Couples Retreat" for Universal Pictures opposite Vince Vaughn, "The New Daughter" with Kevin Costner for Mandate Pictures, and "Green Lantern" opposite Tim Robbins for Warner Brothers. When he's not acting, Gattlin is an accomplished equestrian gymnast and 4th generation trick rider whose grandparents, Dick and Connie Griffith, are in the Pro Rodeo, National Cowboy and Cowgirl Halls of Fame. His first exhibition rodeo was in January 2012 at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo with his younger brothers, Callder, Arrden, and Garrison.

    Blake Cooper, who began acting at 10, is best known for his endearing portrayal of Chuck, the youngest "Glader" in the international blockbuster, The Maze Runner. In May, 2018, Blake, singled out by Variety in their annual Youth Impact Issue as "one to watch", will be seen in the coming of age film Measure of a Man. He plays Bobby Marks, an overweight and bullied teen who experiences a turning point one summer and learns to stand up for himself. Based on the book by legendary sports writer Robert Lypsyte, Measure of a Man, also stars Donald Sutherland, Judy Greer and Luke Wilson. The story behind Blake being cast in The Maze Runner is an example of true persistence and self-belief. After reading James Dashner's book, Blake instantly knew that he was perfect to play Chuck and began a one-man Twitter campaign for the role. As Blake's support continued to grow, director Wes Ball heard about the determined young man, offered him an audition which ultimately landed him the role in the mega hit that grossed over $348MM worldwide. Other credits include The Late Bloomer (2016), alongside J.K. Simmons, Jane Lynch, Brittany Snow and Maria Bello. This black comedy is a true story about a young man who, at 27, finally experience's puberty once he is treated for a benign brain tumor. The quirky film received two awards for Best Comedy at The San Diego Film Festival. In 2015, Blake starred in the highly anticipated Amazon pilot Cocked playing the title role of Xander Paxson, the youngest member of a gun manufacturing dynasty. The cast included Sam Trammell, Jason Lee and Brian Dennehy. Additional credits include Parental Guidance, with Billy Crystal, and USA Network's Necessary Roughness. Blake attends high school in Northern Minnesota and also takes college level courses at a nearby state university where he's on the Dean's List. An outdoor enthusiast, he and his three siblings grew up on a farm outside Atlanta with horses, Jacob Sheep, four dogs, five cats, a mule, a donkey and a flop eared bunny named Charlie Pat. A true music enthusiast, Blake is learning music scoring for film and taking vocal, guitar and piano lessons in his spare time. In 2019, Blake won the Jury Prize for the Best Youth Performance from the International Expert Jury in the Competition of Feature Films at Zlin Film Festival for the role of "Bobby Marks" in the feature film Measure of a Man, directed by Jim Loach Blake splits his time between Northern Minnesota and the northern Atlanta suburb where he was raised. He is represented by Kazarian, Measure, Ruskin, & Associates and his remarkable mom, Sharon.