On the tiny Caribbean island of Curaçao, a scrappy baseball team on an incredible winning streak dreams of becoming champions at the Little League World Series. The Curaçao All-Stars have competed at the Little League World Series for an incredible seven consecutive years, defeating baseball powerhouses like the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico to earn their spot in America.
During the summer of 2008, the boys face injuries and obstacles in an attempt to keep the winning streak alive and become World Champions. We follow the team through grueling practices and major tournaments, with glimpses into their homes, schools, churches and close-knit community. Manager Vernon Isabella and his team learn the meaning of national pride as they travel from a humble island ball field to the international spotlight and back.
In a newly autonomous country that was once the center of the Dutch slave trade, the accomplishments of their children inspire a nation.
Keith Aumont completed a masters’ degree at Columbia University’s Graduate Film School, where his short film “American Exquisite” won the National Board of Review award and Microsoft's “Most Outstanding Digital Short.” As president of The Putty Division in Brooklyn, New York, Keith also produces and directs commercials, videos and interstitials. In 2005, Keith married writer Jennifer van der Kwast on the island of Curaçao, where she grew up. BOYS OF SUMMER is Keith’s feature debut.