Documentary from Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love aka DJ Cucumber Slice, and Kevin Couliau about playground ball in NYC. They’re looking for some support through their Kickstarter campaign so be sure to donate a lil’ something if you’re feeling the doc. I know I sure am. With appearances by former NBA stars Kenny Anderson, Kenny Smith, and Hall of Famer Dr. J. link, website
Hello! Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love and Kevin Couliau here. We co-directed the doc DOIN’ IT IN THE PARK: PICK-UP BASKETBALL, NYC (www.doinitinthepark.com), and produced/finished the project with our own funds, completely DIY status. This is the first film either of us have ever made.
Since the summer of 2012, we’ve screened it at various festivals and outdoor community events throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa. Our highlight was winning the Audience Award for Best Feature at the Urbanworld Film Festival in September!
Our next step is to do an independent commercial release this spring 2013, but we need your involvement! Whatever funds you contribute will help us pay for:
-remaining music license fees
-the costs to create/market/promote/advertise our own theatrical bookings
-production costs for DVD/Blu-Ray mastering/manufacturing
We have some great rewards to offer! We appreciate whatever you can contribute, whether it’s $5 or $5,000. Every little bit counts, thanks!
Our biggest challenge right now is that we’re debut filmmakers, feel 110% satisfied with how our project came out and has been received (by the audiences at the various festivals and outdoor events we’ve screened it at), but we haven’t been able to secure any major distribution so that people everywhere can enjoy and be inspired by it. So we’ve decided to self-distribute! We’re learning how to do that as we go, but we’ve also been guided by some wonderful people who really believe in the project. We are thankful to all of them, and to you!
We are ballplayers first and foremost, and made the film to advocate pick-up basketball as a global movement, for all the good that free recreation brings to whatever community the game touches. Our screenings have brought people together and uplifted them, and we hope that having it in theaters, on DVD, digital downloads, etc. this spring 2013 will only continue to spread that feeling and our message.
Thank you for your contribution! We hope that you all have the opportunity to see our film, and play ball with us one day.