Providence Christian grads Aaron Chewning and Andrew Averso have released "The Legend of El Oso Blanco" to honor Braves rookie Evan Gattis.
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The Gwinnett-based, creative minds that produced the Atlanta Braves' "Beasts from the East" song released another video Friday morning about rookie sensation Evan Gattis.
Titled "The Legend of El Oso Blanco," the humorous video plays on Gattis' nickname and his unique path to the major leagues, which included a hiatus from baseball that saw him work odd jobs to make a living.
Providence Christian grads Aaron Chewning and Andrew Averso wrote and performed the lyrics, while Averso teamed up with Nathan Smith on writing and performing the music. Chewning, 23, also was the director, while the Gwinnett cast also included actor Brad Gissell of Providence and two local production assistants — Central Gwinnett grad Lindsey NeSmith and Grayson native Jacob Austin.
The Gattis tribute was shot and edited by Remedy Films, courtesy of two more Providence products, Chase Andrews and Jamie Graff.
"Andrew and I came up with the idea two months ago, right in the middle of Gattis' hot streak (to start the season)," said Chewning, who is working on a career in comedy. "Something like this was going to take awhile, so we were hoping he would stay hot while we were making it. The story kind of wrote itself and we decided we would go with the mariachi, spaghetti western theme."
The crew shot at Turner Field thanks to their past relationship with the Braves, who even played "Beasts from the East" at games. That video got more than 113,000 hits.
The other scene locations were Lake Lanier Islands and Veggie Patch Farm in Commerce.
"There was no budget for this," Chewning said. "Everybody was great to donate their time."