Pitching for the Heights (2013)
When Everett comes back to his old neighbourhood, Regal Heights, he’s feeling a little down. He and his girlfriend have just broken up, he’s striking out in baseball, and to make matters worse, his old house has fallen to ruins and will likely be demolished. Everett’s oldest friend, Chris, is quick to pull Everett out of his rut, reminding him that when the going gets tough, sometimes you just have to eat some pie and watch the sunset on the Toronto skyline.
‘Pitching for the Heights’ was en experiment somewhat based on Cesare Zavattini’s article ‘Some Ideas on the Cinema.’ The use of non-professional actors and real locations was directly inspired by the Italian filmmaker’s writing, though the project itself doesn’t entirely fit the suggested model.
Nick Lucifero was cast to play the part of Chris in the production. He has had an interest in acting since high school, where he played a role in a production of “One flew over the cuckoos nest.” Nick is an avid practitioner of all-things fitness related. He is a certified personal trainer, pursues bodybuilding, and has a passion for helping and educating people on nutrition and lifestyle choices.
Patrick Love was cast to play the part of Everett in the production “Pitching for the Heights”. Before joining the project, he had acted in a high school production of Grease, as well as the YouTube series ‘The Avenue’. Outside of film, Patrick is an avid follower of technology & interactive design, a shameless fan of Wes Anderson films, and an amateur antique hunter. You can follow him on instagram.
Julia Hutchison is a creative producer based out of Toronto, Canada. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Studies at Ryerson University. Her thesis film, “Bull”, directed by Max Martin is an official selection at the EnRoute Film Festival and continues the festival circuit. Julia has started her film career upon graduation as a freelance production assistant. This allows her the opportunity to learn on set and gain valuable insight into producing feature films in Canada. Julia loves the collaborative nature of filmmaking and hopes to continue to produce unique accessible films.
Eric Rowe is a Toronto based freelance cinematographer and filmmaker, who is currently in his fourth and final year of the Image Arts: Film Studies program at Ryerson University. Some of his short-film credits include Circles, The Gospel of Peanutbutter Face, Ed and Leonard and Pitching for the Heights.
Editor: Sierra Wong
Sound Designer: Keifer Wiseman
Music: the Tape Deck Bros
Nicholas W and the B Squad
Assistant Director: Zachary Ouellette
Art Director: Jenn Gaines
For the rest of the Cast and Crew, please refer to the ‘Pitching for the Heights’ IMDB page.