Young suburbanites who visit North Camden's Pyne Poynt Park are liable to be looking for heroin.
But Steve Patrick Ercolani, who hails from Haddonfield, is there to make a documentary about baseball. Footage that he and his collaborators have shot in recent weeks has been crafted into a compelling trailer (the video is below) to promote a $15,000 Kickstarter fundraising campaign.
Ercolani, 26, and Gabe Dinsmoor, 25, of Baltimore, hope to tell the story of activist Bryan Morton and the North Camden Little League, which gives kids in one of America's toughest neighborhoods a chance to enjoy America's pasttime.
The youngsters play on a scenic patch of Camden County parkland where redevelopment plans and current realities meet. "There are junkies shooting up in the blue porta-potties, then coming out and watching the kids practice," Ercolani says.