Fight Like Hell is an Alpheus Media film which chronicles the experience of Brian, a professional baseball coach, through his diagnosis with stage 4 melanoma, as he undergoes treatment, navigates the health care system, and confronts challenges that all cancer survivors must face. In life as in baseball, you have to have a team to be successful, and Brian is supported along the way by his girlfriend Lupe, his family and LIVESTRONG.
Filming locations: Austin, Houston, Los Angeles
Running time: 10
Director: Mat Hames
Producer: Anne Nagelkirk
Production Company: Alpheus Media, Inc.
Cinematographer: Wilson Waggoner
Editor: Karen Skloss
Sound: Eric Friend
Mat Hames is an award-winning director whose most recent film, When I Rise, premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival, is currently on the festival circuit, and is airing nationally on PBS’ Independent Lens series. He directed the documentary Fighting Goliath for Robert Redford’s Sundance Preserve. It was an official selection of 12 film festivals, was awarded the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for Best Documentary Short at the Red Rock Film Festival and the Golden Sun at the Barcelona International Film Festival, and aired nationally on the Sundance Channel and PBS. Mat’s directorial credits also include Last Best Hope, an award-winning documentary film about the Belgian Resistance during WWII, which aired nationally on PBS and garnered numerous awards at eight film festivals. Mat also directed and produced the Emmy-winning State of Tomorrow PBS series. His commercial and non-profit work has garnered numerous national awards.