10/22/14: Process Welcomes Clubhouse
PROCESS WELCOMES CLUBHOUSE
NEW YORK, NY – October 23, 2014 – Production company Process today announced that Clubhouse — the award-winning directorial team comprising of Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin, and Jonathan Paley – has joined the company’s already impressive stable of directors.
“We’re very excited to have Clubhouse join our team,” says Tim Perell, Founder of Process. “We believe that their humanistic story telling, layered and authentic character portraits, will translate exceptionally well in the content space.”
Founded in 2009, the directorial team, although renamed Clubhouse in 2014 for their content and commercial work still goes by their original name Guagua Productions for their feature film directorial work. Clubhouse (Guagua Productions) brings a “docu-journalist” ethos to their work and are always focused on creating content that has an impact on conversation. Their feature film work has appeared in theaters and film festivals; been broadcast on HBO, Showtime, Epix, PBS, Fusion, and Netflix; and featured on the front pages of The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, VICE, and ESPN. The trio have also directed commercial work for the likes of Goodwill Industries International, Stanford University, Drew University, Tenet Healthcare, Scion, Adobe, Bankstreet College, Success Charter Networks, Roadside Food Projects, Ellipse Technologies, and others.
In 2012, Clubhouse directed “Ballplayer: Pelotero”, a hard-hitting documentary about Major League Baseball’s relentless and often-ruthless pursuit of young baseball players in the Dominican Republic. The film follows two teenagers as they attempt to navigate the recruitment process and make their major league dreams a reality. The film was a hit at film festivals around the country and received a nationwide theatrical release. It has since been broadcast on Fusion and HBO Latino, and is currently available on Netflix.
The sequel, “The Miguel Sano Story” a story about the fine line between Superstar and Never Was, tracking baseball’s top prospect from the barrios of the Dominican Republic all the way to the Big Leagues is due out in theaters in 2015.
In 2013, Clubhouse brought “Schooled: The Price of College Sports” to the Epix television channel. Examining the NCAA’s treatment of college athletes through the lens of human rights and economics, Schooled broke several national news stories and was featured on the front webpages of ESPN, CBS Sports, and Sports Illustrated.