Meet The Team

Kelsey Warren – Editor

is an award-winning video editor based in Los Angeles, CA. With 8 years in the industry, Kelsey has cut a wide variety of content in many different genres as well as television shows, documentaries, music videos, full-length films, branded content, and award-winning virtual reality experiences. Being nominated for 2 Emmy Awards and have won a Clio Award. Her enthusiasm for storytelling is matched only by her total dedication to the craft of video editing. She has worked independently and collaboratively creating next-level immersive experiences that invite audiences to connect, engage, and explore. Working with countless companies such as Disney, Forbes, and NFL Teams, to name a few.

Her hope is that this film will show that women should have all the same options and opportunities that men have. With a crew of mostly women creating this, it will show a true and detailed look of what it's like for women longing to be part of America's Pastime.

Barbara Gregorich – Consultant

is the author of the novel She’s on First, which was published in hardback, paperback, and in Japanese translation and which has been called the best book written on the subject of a woman playing major league baseball. Barbara is best known as the author of the groundbreaking Women at Play: The Story of Women in Baseball, which earned the SABR-MacMillan Award for best baseball research.

Debbie Shattuck Burton - Consultant

was born in Lorain, Ohio in 1959 and discovered her love of baseball in 5th grade after winning free tickets to a Cleveland Indians game. Watching televised games with her mom and joining pick-up games with the neighborhood boys, she dreamed of playing in the Big Leagues someday. At least until reality intervened. Shunted into softball along with other girls in her generation, Debbie wondered why America's "national pastime" was reserved only for boys and men. While researching the All-American Girls Baseball League for her Master's thesis, Debbie discovered a handful of articles about nineteenth-century women baseball players in the archives of the library at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and realized that baseball had not always been a man's game. After retiring from the Air Force in 2008, Debbie began researching nineteenth-century women baseball players full-time. She completed Bloomer Girls: Women Baseball Pioneers in 2016. It is the first book to focus exclusively on nineteenth-century women baseball players. She hopes it will inspire further research on women baseball players.

Fr3deR1cK – Camera Operator, Associate Producer

was in third grade when his teacher Mrs. Pollack assigned a visualization project for his class. Little did he know at the time it was more of a socialization project. Fr3deR1cK was asked to draw a portrait of his family and then talk about it. After Fr3deR1cK drew his family he privately talked to Mrs. Pollack. This all seems pretty normal except to his surprise she was audio recording their private talk. Fr3deR1cK was unfazed by this unique teaching approach. Fr3deR1cK loved anything electronic and audio recording was no exception. Mrs. Pollack looked at his drawing of his family and came to a startling revelation. "Frederick, why did you not color in the faces of your family?" she said. Fr3deR1cK looked at the picture in question and she was correct, he did not color in his family's skin tone. He had drawn his family on white paper. Fr3deR1cK's eyes slowly met and Mrs. Pollack said directly, "Would you like to color in your family's faces in brown?" Fr3deR1cK looked back at his picture and said, "No, it does not matter." As an artist Fr3deR1cK strives to prove race and social status does not matter.

We are all equal, some of us just come from different environments and circumstances. The core values that bind us as humans are the framework of truth that we all seek to fill our souls. Fr3deR1cK is an artist of the soul. His desire is to find the doors of humanity and open them. Fr3deR1cK looks at the surface of complex issues and inequities and knows the answer to the problem lies deeper. With the lens of a camera his focus is the book not the cover.

Amanda Probert – Still Photographer, Associate Producer

Amanda is an experienced Social Work Supervisor with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. She has strong commitment to the community and enjoys making the World better as a social services professional. She and her wife live in Queensland, Australia with their two children. She cares passionately for equality in all areas of life, especially the legalization of same sex marriage for all Australians. Amanda also studied photography and loved every moment at the Women’s Baseball World Cup in Venezuela documenting the action and watching women go for their dreams.

Felipe & Brooke – singer/songwriter duo

Felipe (Troncoso) & Brooke (R. Calder) are a Minnesota-based songwriting and production team with 20+ years of experience in various genres. They are pleased to be able to support THROW LIKE A GIRL with their original music, including the song STAND - a collaborative work w/ Justin Buck + Endif- is featured in the sizzle reel for TLAG.

Armida Corral – Camera Operator, Translator, Associate Producer

was born in Chihuahua, México. She relocated to Los Angeles with her family when she was 11 years old. She learned English, 10 words per day, thanks to an amazing and kind lady named Luz Trofler. She attended schools in the South Bay area and, upon graduating from Gardena High School, she studied at Whittier College. When she was not in classes, studying or working, Armida loved watching movies in the big screen—something she loved since she was a little girl. While working full time for the State of California as a Deputy Labor Commissioner and caring for her two young children, she attended law school at night, graduating in 1996. Her love for the big screen led her to take filmmaking classes at Los Angeles City College. She has assisted various filmmakers and loves to help promote and produce new projects. She also enjoys writing and is currently working on a very personal story about her incredible grandmother who taught her the importance of love, family, compassion, dedication, and good old-fashion hard work. Her spare time is mostly occupied by her Olympic volleyball team-hopeful player granddaughter. She loves being part of her granddaughter’s journey in volleyball as well as her academic endeavors.

Dawn Hoopes – Location Manager, Associate Producer

is the Coordinator of Family & Friends Program for Bucks County. She feels a deep connection to the motion picture industry and appreciates how documentary storytelling can improve lives and increase understanding and create awareness of people and issues. While recovering from a serious illness considered leaving social work and moving to Los Angeles to work in the movies. Deciding she could do more good being gainfully employed social services and producing “on the side.” She’s thrilled to be part of the TLAG team and happy to bring her organizing and considerable people skills to the production.

Throw Like A Girl Director's Statement

Throw Like A Girl is a quest to understand why American women don't routinely play baseball. Since Title IX, women's participation in sport has grown, as have opportunities for women - except in baseball. Basketball is basketball, tennis is tennis, golf is golf, swimming, skiing, surfing etc….all the same for men and women (with small modifications), but not baseball. "Baseball is for boys. Softball is for girls," we are told from age 8 or 10 on up. But why?

I’m a lifelong Red Sox fan, so after we Reversed the Curse at long last in 2004, I felt that the World had literally changed. That suddenly all my wishes, hopes and dreams could come true, that I wouldn’t always be a loser or an also-ran. A trip to the Red Sox Fantasy Camp to live out my dream of being a professional baseball player seemed to be the perfect way to celebrate this sea change. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the amazing experience I expected. There was a lot of teasing (A LOT) and general awkwardness, as if I didn’t belong there – simply because I was a woman. I went with my Dad, and had brought a camera crew to document our dreams coming true….but they didn’t.

This was before the Red Sox owned and ran the camp, and I did have permission to film everything that went on – Kangaroo Court to the Awards Banquet and everything in between, but the footage we gathereddidn’t reflect the film I wanted to make, so I shelved it until 2010 when I learned about USA Baseball’s National Women’s Baseball Team going to compete in the IBAF Women’s Baseball World Cup in Venezuela. I discovered pretty quickly I wasn’t good enough to make the team, but I could document their efforts and perhaps bring them some much needed attention. After that incredible experience,I decided to keep going and see if I could find a logical reason for the exclusion of 50% of the population from playing our National Pastime.

Drawing upon what I observed traveling to 6 different countries, and all around the USA, I use baseball as a microcosm for society and to examine unconscious gender bias in a fresh way. 3 young women, who were 11 when I began filming in 2010, are now in college. Their journey to keep playing baseball in the face of all the obstacles and temptations, is the core story. My intention is to start an international conversation about gender inequity and to use sport to make it more accessible to an audience who wouldn’t typically go see a “feminist documentary.”

One of the primary goals of this project is to let girls know they aren’t alone, they aren’t weird, and they aren’t troublemakers. Women have always played this game, in fact, we might have invented the progenitor of all stick-and-ball sports back in the 17th century. By showing girls and women excelling on the baseball field as players and umpires, and in the front office, we will encourage girls to go confidently for their dreams, and give them options and support them when they meet resistance.