Sandy, Utah – Dave Bresnahan of Faranabrack LLC has announced that the film The Duke of Tralee is in development with plans to begin filming in Utah, Ohio, and Ireland in the summer of 2017.
David Mickey Evans, who was the screenwriter, director, and narrator of the iconic classic film The Sandlot, has signed on as Director and co-screen writer with Bresnahan.
Faranabrack has contracted with Moving Pictures Media Group to provide services for both the development and production of the film. TriStar Film Finance has been contracted to obtain funding for the project.
Faranabrack produces films with broad audience appeal, and which offers exciting stories that families can enjoy. The majority of the project will be filmed in Utah, with portions that will be filmed in Ohio and Ireland.
Roger Bresnahan, The Duke of Tralee, was just 18 when he became a major league baseball player in 1897, but his factory-working Irish immigrant father told him to quit playing a boy’s game and be a man with a real job. He wanted to please his father, and be a baseball player. Finding a way to do both seemed impossible.
Baseball in the early 1900s had no safety gear, spit balls were legal, and tactics today’s fans might call dirty, 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.
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. The film website is at www.TheDukeOfTralee.com.
Faranabrack LLC is a Utah film production company with a website at www.Faranabrack.com.