“I made art for 14 years after college, and I had a very split life, very committed to playing sports and then also making art in relative isolation. Then I woke up one day and had this huge leap of faith that I was going to make a film. It made so much sense to me to be able to bridge this gap in my life that I don’t know why it took me so long to figure it out.”
Jeremy Spear, is an award winning filmmaker, artist and professional athlete. He is a graduate of Yale University (B.A. Studio Art, 1982), where he played second base on the Ivy League Championship and NCAA Tournament Baseball team. Jeremy worked and lived in New York City as a sculptor/ painter from 1983-2001. He also discovered fastpitch softball during this period and was selected to the 1993 and 1997 USA Men's Maccabiah Team that won silver and bronze medals in Israel. Jeremy currently plays shortstop for the Heflin Builders (2004 ISC World Ranking #8) and also played for the Christchurch United Club in Aotearoa (New Zealand) in 2001.
His award-winning first film FASTPITCH (Director, Writer, Producer), was distributed theatrically (35mm) by Artistic License Films. Jeremy was also featured on NBC’s The Today Show with Matt Lauer. FASTPITCH received critical acclaim from The New York Times, The New York Post, New York Newsday, The LA Times, The Chicago Sun-Times and WNBC -TV film critic Jeffrey Lyons.
$19.95 | 90 minutes
(2000) - Actor, Director, Screenwriter
A 35 year-old New York artist, director Jeremy Spear longs for the athletic days of his college years. He finds the solution in joining a fastpitch softball league in Ashland, Ohio and the result is this spirited, humorous, human documentary&hellip…