Sandy, Utah – Dave Bresnahan of Faranabrack LLC has announced that David Mickey Evans has signed an agreement to be the director of the film The Duke of Tralee.
Evans, who was the screenwriter, director, and narrator of the iconic classic film The Sandlot, said he loves the concept of a film based on the life of Hall of Fame catcher Roger Bresnahan set in the early years of major league baseball.
Roger Bresnahan, The Duke of Tralee, was just 18 when he became a major league baseball player in 1897, but his factory-working immigrant father told him to quit playing a boy’s game and be a man with a real job.
Sons, then and now, have often had difficulty meeting the expectations of their fathers, and immigrants to this day struggle teaching their American-born children about their heritage and culture that was left behind to come to America.
Baseball in the early 1900s had more aggressive play, no safety gear, spit balls, and tactics some today might call dirty ball, but the crowds back then loved it. The Duke of Tralee played with greats like Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson, Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, Miller Huggins, and John McGraw.
Evans said he looks forward to returning to Utah where many of the baseball scenes will be filmed in the new Park City Film Studios. He filmed The Sandlot in Utah and said he enjoyed working with local cast and crew.
Dave Bresnahan, who is a distant cousin of the Duke of Tralee, is the owner of Faranabrack LLC, is the film’s producer and is co-screen writer with Evans.
Faranabrack LLC is a Utah film production company with a website at www.Faranabrack.com.