Introducing Team Italy Manager Mike Piazza

Nov 09, 2020 920

BY: Roberto Angotti

Pato Banton joins forces with award-winning film director Roberto Angotti to create Introducing Team Italy Manager Mike Piazza, which has just been selected as a finalist in the 2020 FICTS (Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs) Worldwide Championship of Television, Cinema, Sport, Culture and Communication in Milan.

Director Roberto Angotti returns for his second FICTS Sport Movies & TV World Challenge after his Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Award-winning Italian American Baseball Family documentary was selected as a finalist in 2018.

The grand final of 20 World FICTS Challenge Festivals spanning five continents, the Sport Movies & TV 2020 Festival will be livestreamed on the ms360.tv website and broadcast live on MS Channel Sky 814. Introducing Team Italy Manager Mike Piazza will be livestreamed Monday, November 9, 2020 at 11:15 am (EST) on both platforms.

Introducing Team Italy Manager Mike Piazza is a musical odyssey documentary that charts the life and career of one of baseball's most iconic figures and features the amazing music soundtrack and specialized lyrical content of Grammy nominee Pato Banton. Filmed at the Italian National Olympic Committee headquarters in Rome and the 2020 CON6 Baseball and Softball Convention in Rimini, the documentary highlights the celebrated career of National Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Piazza and captures the new leader of the Italian national baseball program as he meets the press and his team for the first time since his appointment.

Introducing Team Italy Manager Mike Piazza provides a behind-the-scenes perspective on the iconic baseball figure and features interviews with Hall of Fame Manager Tommy Lasorda, New York Mets Announcer Wayne Randazzo, Team Italy pitching coach Bill Holmberg, and former major leaguers John Franco and Chris Colabello. During his induction speech into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Mike Piazza thanked the country of Italy for giving him the gift of his father, whose family roots stem from Sciacca, Sicily. Mike Piazza honored his ancestral heritage by playing for Team Italy in the 2006 World Baseball Classic and later coaching the Azzurri squad to two European Baseball Championships.

The official movie trailer is just a small sneak preview of the full documentary that is guaranteed to be a unique and totally enjoyable experience for movie lovers, sports enthusiasts and music fans all over the world! https://youtu.be/1gpxE1IMhqE 

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