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(E) Home Team Productions - Composing Croatia
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  11/16/2003 | Friends | Unrated
(E) Home Team Productions - Composing Croatia
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from the the the screen.


Nenad Bach was a rock star in his native country, albeit a classically trained one; but in 1984 he made the decision to expatriate in order to follow his dream of finding a U.S. market for his music. The singer/songwriter has appeared, Zelig-like, with musicians ranging from Bono to Pavarotti to Garth Hudson and the late Rick Danko of The Band. He has hobnobbed with actors and heads of states in his role as an unofficial ambassador for peace, having transcended the trauma of war back home to emerge empowered to effect change. In addition to recording his own music, he has produced CD’s featuring the never-before recorded folk music of his homeland, the haunting acappella sounds of “klapa,” with its universal themes of love, the sea, the fight for freedom and the heroic human struggle. HOME TEAM has been documenting Nenad over the past five years – witness to his personal struggle to make the transition from stardom in Croatia to outsider in an industry dominated by youth and pop culture. He has never given up. Now, he is composing scores for independent films as he continues to perform and write his own music. Perhaps most importantly, he remains committed to his work as a “citizen of the world,” a tireless antiwar activist, the driving passion which infuses his life and the music

Home Team Productions was launched in December, 1999. Its founding members are Producer/Directors Victor Zimet and Stephanie Silber. Home Team's opening season was a busy one. Credits include WORKFORCE, a pilot for Fox; segments for BRAZELTON ON PARENTING for Fox Family; work on Rob Reiner's I AM YOUR CHILD FOUNDATION videos, for New Screen Concepts; and a one-hour BRAVO Profile on Cyndi Lauper. A second BRAVO Profile produced and directed by Home Team about the actor/director Robert Duvall aired October, 2002. The hour, shot in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as well as in America's heartland, took a close up look at Duvall's creative process as he produced and directed his film, ASSASSINATION TANGO. No ordinary man; no ordinary profile. The documentary won a Telly Award and an Aurora Award, 2003.

Currently Zimet and Silber are at work on a long-form concert documentary about the late Irish blues guitar great, Rory Gallagher.

Stephanie directing in Argentina             Victor directing "Chasing A Dream"

Stephanie Silber has worked in entertainment and the media for over twenty years. Her theatrical experience includes work both on the boards and behind the scenes, and includes associations with Playwrights Horizons and The Ensemble Studio Theatre. After a stint as a print journalist, writing primarily about entertainment, Silber began producing, writing, and directing long-form documentaries which have aired on outlets such as Court Television, The History Channel and The Learning Channel. Her educational video, ENVIRONMENTALISTS UNDER FIRE, for the Sierra Club and Amnesty International, was recognized in 2000 with a Telly Award, and was represented at the Amnesty International Film Festival in Vancouver, 2002. Silber brings her vision as a painter and a novelist to her work.

Victor Zimet has worked in the film and television business for twenty-five years. Along the way he collected an Emmy for producing and directing a magazine segment on the victorious 1986 Mets for WYNC. Prior to the launching of HOME TEAM, he edited many network specials, and developed a stellar reputation at CBS, editing on various series including STREET STORIES with Ed Bradley, EYE TO EYE with Connie Chung, and PUBLIC EYE with Bryant Gumbel, during which he received another Emmy nomination. In 1999 he co-produced a story for National Geographic about his friends, The Flying Neutrinos, formerly homeless street musicians who managed through hard work and a totally original vision to build a raft and sail the Atlantic from New York to Ireland.

Silber and Zimet are real-life teammates as well. They were married during the period in the early 80's when they were producing and directing two documentaries about baseball, Victor's first love, operating as Home Plate Productions in those days. Their current collaboration marks the realization of a dream no longer deferred.

The Home Team philosophy can be summed up simply: from the the the screen.

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118 Dubois Avenue
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
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  • Comment #1 (Posted by Dino)

    Home Team Productions hit a grand slam with their recent documentary "Songs and Stories - New York remembers Rory Gallagher." This DVD captures the energy, talent and passion of Irish guitar legend Rory Gallagher. Find out why Fender Guitar honored Rory by producing an exact replica - scatches and all - of the guitar he played (one of only two guitarists so honored).

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