REVIEWS

THAT MOMENT IN - DAVID DUPREY

There’s a warm, lived-in-feel to Extra Innings, the film deeply respectful of its characters and its time, patient in allowing them the spaces they need as it all orbits David and his choices. Dabah, in his feature length directorial debut, is obviously well-connected to it and his cast feels as committed, the film never not authentic, even as some moments feel purposefully elaborated. A Sentimental and profoundly sincere effort. Highly recommended.”

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EVERY MOVIE HAS A LESSON
- DON SHANAHAN

Extra Innings challenges suicide with a very virtuous balance of wrought drama and disarming brevity. This can be a hard watch, but an overwhelmingly heartwarming one as well.”

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SET THE TAPE - TAWNY FARBER

The movie does an amazing job of telling the story of mental illness from a perspective of those helpless to understand or help those afflicted, but whom are loved dearly. For anyone who has lived or loved someone with mental illness, this will surely draw parallels, and for those who haven’t, it certainly pulls back the curtain and allows a peek into the confusing and trying world of being in such a situation.

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SEARCH MY TRASH
- MIKE HABERFELNER

“Based on a true story, Extra Innings is a film that actually feels very real - and touching at the same time, precisely because it doesn’t try to hard to hammer its story home but really lets the story unfold, warts and all, with a cast of characters that feel so real and relatable because they are all fallible and loveable at the same time.

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INDEPENDENT FILM NOW - MIKE FISHMAN

“Screenwriter and director Albert Dabah (Dabah also stars in the film as David’s father and shared directing duties with Brian Dillinger) mines his own life experiences and his years working as a social worker to give the film a marked emotional authenticity. The pacing displays a care and patience with the material that takes viewers into a time of rotary phones and baseball coaches smoking cigarettes, with occasional nods to the changing times.”

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THE HINDU - RADHAKRISHNAN KUTTOOR

Though the film revolves around David and his baseball game, it makes sure to give credit to other characters as well and a feeling of warmth to the viewers for the whole of its two-hour span.”

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ARTICLES

ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
- ALBERT DABAH

“I want to start a conversation about the stigma that surrounds mental health because I believe that it is the biggest obstacle to getting help.”

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FILMMAKING LIFESTYLE
- ALBERT DABAH

“Extra Innings is in many ways autobiographical. It is very personal and unique to me and my story. I was spurred to create it because I wanted to share my own experiences, and so much of what went into the final film – characters, impactful moments, conflicts – were based on events that I recall from my past.”

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SEARCH MY TRASH
- MICHAEL HABERFELNER INTERVIEWS ALBERT DABAH

“Revisiting my own past was at times extremely difficult. I had to revisit the sadness and confusion that I felt and now I was revisiting the past and all the pain resurfaced. As the feelings resurfaced, I was better able to understand the pain and suffering that they experienced in their lives.”

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