Tumbleweed Pictures presents a documentary about racism, segregation and civil rights in America, told through the lives of the Negro League baseball players.
Official Selection
Baseball Film Festival 
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Official Selection
Queen City Film Festival (NJ)
Hot Films in the Making
Roy W. Dean
Best Choice


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2020 Marks the 100th Anniversary of the founding of The Negro Leagues. Join us in celebrating these Civil  Rights Trailblazers.

"A league born out of exclusion would become one of this countries most inclusive entities." Bob Kendrick
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2020 AL Rookie of the Year, Kyle Lewis, joins us for the conversation during a community program in the PNW.

Directed by Lauren Meyer

Emmy Nominated Director

2020 AL ROY Kyle Lewis joins Lauren Meyer and Dave Sims for a community program in the Pacific NW.

"Spartanburg will never be the same! The film was truly amazing! "

Luther Norman,  Youth Sports Bureau

"extraordinarily moving and shapes the first half of the 20th century expertly. I laughed, learned, and cried my way through it. I thoroughly enjoyed The Other Boys of Summer."

H. Michael Harvey - author of Freaknik Lawyer: A Memoir on the Craft of Resistance

"I’d highly recommend that other teams and communities consider this opportunity to share the Negro Leagues history and embark on a social and cultural conversation that’s more relevant today than ever."

Charley Frank, Executive Director, Reds Community Fund

"The film is also a story of hope:  of our nation struggling to become more of who we are meant to be united in our diversity."

Joe Marx, - Director, Program Communications & Partnerships - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

"We are using storytelling to get us to understand each other’s stories and contributions. Highly recommend The Other Boys of Summer."

Anilu Vazquez-Ubarri - Partner, CHRO - TPG

"I'm still on a high from the private screening of "The Other Boys of Summer" that our The NETwork National team held today...it was food for my soul."

Latya Taylor  - AT&T

"... weaves the black game into the story of segregation, and how that game fits into the larger story of what these players faced as they played their game as the "other boys of summer."

Dr. Lawrence Hogan , Author - The Forgotten History of African American Baseball.


a Program

The The Other Boys of Summer was an integral part of MLB's Diversity & Inclusion Activation "The Bridge"

at the 2019 All Star Game. Press release available here.

ProgramOur program at The Texas Rangers Youth Academy was featured on MLB.com and Fox Sports.

 A sample of organizations who have found our program valuable to their employees, students and community:

This is an important story that deserves to be shared. Together we can unite communities and expand the reach of these inspiring stories. 2021 is the time to be proactive and show your commitment to racial equity & inclusion. Be an ally. Together we will build bridges and create opportunities to amplify diverse voices, unite and inspire. Join us in celebrating the legacy and honoring these civil rights trailblazers.

Tumbleweed Pictures

450 7th St

Unit 1H

Hoboken, NJ 07030

Executive Producer

Lauren Meyer


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