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A two part script: 242 pages. “BILLYBALL” details the life and death of famed baseball player/manager Billy Martin. My script describes Billy’s incessant frantic activities during his life, from his many physical brawls (most of which he won) to his many disagreements with Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, his antics with his “pard”, The Mick (Mickey Mantle, heated love making and arguments with both wives, Lois and Jill, his terrible drinking episodes (including Christmas Day 1989 the day of his untimely death at age 61. “BILLYBALL” hits hard almost as hard as Billy hit his adversaries, from his acid tongue (very, very acidic) to his abrupt decisions to leave various management positions when criticized unfairly (in his mind). “BILLYBALL” should be shot in black and white for the first half of the script then should change over to color at the signing of the change of ownership to shipping magnate George Steinbrenner. “BILLYBALL” is not a baseball story, “BILLYBALL” is a true account of how alcohol abuse can ruin a good person’s life, as the preamble to Billy’s story explains before credits.

  • Charles Petrilla
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  • Silk Road Film Awards Cannes
    Cannes, France
    August 1, 2021
    Best Web Series
  • Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift
    Toronto, Canada
    July 11, 2021
    Best Web Series
  • Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    May 19, 2020
    Best Web Series
  • Mile High International Film Festival
    Denver, Colorado
    July 1, 2021
    Best US Screenplay
  • Hollywood International Golden Age Festival
    Hollywood, California
    October 11, 2020
    Best Web Series
  • Reykjavik Visions Film Festival
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    October 1, 2020
    Best Screenplay Award Winner
  • Venice Shorts
    Venice, California
    December 11, 2020
    Best Web Series
  • New York Cinematography Awards (NYCA)
    New York City, New York
    June 1, 2020
    Best Screenplay
  • 52 Weeks Film Festival
    Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
    July 30, 2020
    Best Screenplay
  • Web Series Fesatival
    Hollywood, CA
    August 4, 2020
    Best Web Series Script
Writer - Charles Petrilla