Honkbal: Baseball in the Netherlands Independent Film Pitch

by Chris Dunn
(Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Honkbal: Baseball in the Netherlands (working title)

Honkbal: Baseball in the Netherlands (working title)

HONKBAL: BASEBALL IN THE NETHERLANDS takes us on the journey of a top-level baseball, excuse me, “honkbal” team, and it’s players through a Dutch summer. The project will feature current, former, and future MLB ball players in addition to exploring the game in the Netherlands.

Baseball in the Netherlands has a long, yet almost anonymous existence to many people outside of the Dutch Kingdom (and to many inside of it as well). The Honkbal Hoofdklasse, which is the Dutch premier league, is considered without question the best in Europe.

By European standards, the Netherlands reign supreme in baseball. Out of the thirty-two European Baseball Championships held, the Netherlands have been crowned king twenty times, along with eight second place finishes. As a testament to their dominance, they have never finished lower than second in this tournament.

When involved in other international competitions, the Honkbalers have shown that they can hold their own against powerful American, Caribbean, and Asian squads. With their recent success in the World Baseball Classic, including two wins against the MLB All Star laden Dominican Republic team, fans all around the baseball world are starting to pay attention.

So it makes me wonder: what is Honkbal all about?????

Featured Participants:
Bert Blyleven
Randall Simon
Rick Van den Hurk
Dennis Halman
MLB representatives and more!

Submitted Wed Dec 29 03:48:15 2010 EST
By: Chris Dunn,
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Comments for Honkbal: Baseball in the Netherlands Independent Film Pitch

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Dec 12, 2011
Looking to remake project in 2012
by: Dunny

In our attempt to make this project in 2010, we unfortunately ran into several roadblocks that derailed the project before it's completion. I would like to note that everyone who put money into the project retrieved their investment.

Having spent the summer in the Netherlands was not a failure. We learned quite a bit about Dutch baseball, made very strong contacts with domestic crew and production services, met and have maintained relationships with many important people and players in Dutch (and European) baseball, and it allowed us to gain a better perspective on the baseball scene in Holland to strengthen our new story.

This past Fall, the Dutch have stunned the baseball world by capturing the World Cup of baseball in Panama.

Please stay tuned for updated information. If you have any questions, please email us at

Jan 15, 2011
Great topic for a film
by: Anonymous

I'm an American fan of European baseball and when you tell American fans, who are VERY immersed in the game here in the US that there is a long history of baseball overseas, and that the Netherlands team is among the world leaders, they are skeptical or confused. It would be great to include in the film the "person in the street" reactions to learning about the Dutch baseball story.

In any case, it would be an interesting hook, in my opinion, to include some insight into why someone in the Netherlands even cares about the sport, and what they hope they can achieve, from just having fun to possible making it to the big leagues some day.

I hope the film gets made - wish I could contribute some $ but I cannot...

Jan 14, 2011
dutch baseball
by: Jim

I played in Holland for six years. I have the best Dutch baseball stories ever/

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Independent Film Pitch.

Promote YOUR Story, Business, Film on FilmProposals

Indie Filmmaker Tips

Do you have some great indie filmmaker tips to share with other aspiring or current filmmakers? Do you want to promote your latest film or service to a huge global network of filmmakers, producers, directors, potential investors and distributors? Here is a great opportunity to first pay it forward, and then promote your projects, products and services.

More Info: Filmmaker Tips - Write for FilmProposals

More from FilmProposals

Movie Investor Toolkit

Speed through the learning curve and fast-track your way to film financing. Download our tools immediately to help you ace your business plan, easily crunch your numbers, find and pitch film investors and fund your film.

Read More

Film Investor Guide

Are you really ready for film investors? You must demonstrate you take film investors seriously before investors will be serious about you. Learn the key steps you need to prepare for, attract, find and secure investors.

Read More

Feedback & Testimonials

"Just finished post on our $1.5 million picture, Coming Through the Rye. I could not have raised this money or made this film without the materials you provided -- and for $99? The bargain of my career!"

Read More

Subscribe to Movie Cents

Get your FREE 8 Week Film Financing, Film Investors and Business Plan E-Course. Stay up to date on the latest Film Investors seeking projects, Film Making Tips, Film Grant and Festival deadlines and more.

Read More