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The first time Julia and I met with Joey Arietta, the General Manager of the Akron Racers, she told us her story and we hung on her every word. Never before had I met someone so dedicated and unwavering in her goals. Joey never had...

The future is coming fast for technology, and specifically in the realm of virtual reality. Virtual reality, which involves stitching together recorded video for a seamless 360-degree picture, allows for users to travel into new environments without ever taking one step. Its uses have made...

“So what’s this daggone movie about?!?” you ask? Let’s get to it! Burn this Ships is the story of the Akron Racers, the only team to survive since the National Pro Fastpitch League’s inception in 1996. Led by Joey Arietta, the General Manager, and her tireless...

Hello, and welcome to the Burn the Ships blog! I’m Danielle, and this is my co-director Julia.    In the fall of 2014, Think Media Studios was approached with the idea of making a documentary about the Akron Racers and the NPF, the women’s professional fastpitch softball league. Didn’t...

I am not throwing away my shot I’m just like my country I’m young, scrappy and hungry And I’m not throwing away my shot! These words are from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway hit Hamilton, a musical you may recognize from their recent Grammy win for Best Musical Theater Album. The...

The Renegades are a youth football club started in 1986 by a man named Phil Cullem. Cullem’s goal was simple; to keep kids off the streets and to make a safe zone for them to achieve their goals both on and off the field. Now,...