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PROUD is a feature documentary following Bryan Ruby, a professional baseball player and country singer-songwriter who is at a crossroads.
Living true to himself means becoming professional baseball's first openly LGBTQ player – but with homophobia rampant, it could also cost him his career.
Bryan decides if baseball doesn't accept him, he'll embark on his backup plan: to become a Country music singer-songwriter – in an equally challenging industry to live and love freely.
When coming face to face with harassment and polarizing ostracism, most would hedge their bets. But Ruby knows there is only one path for him – and while it's not smooth and it sure ain't easy – it will always be authentic.
MEET BRYAN RUBY
Bryan Ruby is a Professional Baseball Third Baseman and Outfielder. He graduated from Vassar College in 2019 and has played internationally in 6 Countries and currently plays for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in Oregon.
In the offseason, Bryan lives and works in Nashville, TN. He spends the mornings doing baseball training and spends afternoons & evenings as a working Country Music Singer & Songwriter. Bryan considers himself a proud Journeyman. He recently wrote a country song called ‘Journeyman’ and fittingly sings ‘if you need me there, tell me where, it probably ain’t too far’.
MEET THE TEAM
An award-winning writer, producer, cinematographer, and director, Clay’s investment in the film industry is spurred by stories that impact society and drive social change.
His belief in cinema’s power brought him to photograph Life in the Doghouse for Netflix and Miss You Can Do It, which he co-produced for HBO under his Imaginaut Entertainment banner. His work has been nominated for Grammy and Emmy awards, and has played in such celebrated film festivals as Sundance, Slamdance, Clermont-Ferrand, and Tribeca.
Clay is a member of the SOC, the IDA, and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Tara Gore is a Sports and Entertainment Executive with over 20 years experience in content creation and distribution. Tara is currently the Owner and CEO of Gore Media which specializes in cutting edge creative projects ranging from music videos to documentary and docuseries production.
Tara spent 14 years at Major League Baseball as Executive Producer of Music & Entertainment as well as Sr. Director of Growth Marketing at the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball. In that time, Tara produced over 300 live music performances with the biggest music artists in the world. She specialized in original content for music and sports that was featured and sponsored by leading brands in both the music and sports world.
A veteran in the film industry Jim Langlois started his career working for Steven Spielberg and Amblin Entertainment. Jim has worked on “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”, “War of the Roses”, “Home Alone”, and “Clueless” in various production roles.
Jim is an award-winning director of the film “Em & Me” and an EmmyNominated director for “Rise and Grind”, a groundbreaking series on the PAC-12 Network.
Jim is also a co-founder of Quarter4, an award-winning turnkey marketing and production company serving a client list including Nike, LSU, The University of Michigan and the PAC-12 Conference. Through Quarter4, he has directed/produced spots featuring athletes like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Rafael Nadal. Mr. Langlois has also directed and produced a series of commercials for Chevron and Chevy.
Kristen’s passion for telling unforgettable stories about strong women is the foundation of her company, Goldilocks Productions. She is an award-winning Producer and Creator, her short film, Snowflake, won “Best Narrative Short” at the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival in 2017, as well as many others.
Kristen recently added Talent Manager to her resume and repositioned Goldilocks with a new focus on the development and representation of a unique, diverse roster of talent through strategic brand business partnerships and collaborations. She has a roster of actors, writers, creators and musical artists so Bryan fits perfectly into this world.
Bryan’s story doesn't fall within her typical wheelhouse of female driven stories, but as soon as she met him, Kristen knew his story had to be told.