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KICKSTARTER: DOIN’ IT IN THE PARK, a film by Bobbito Garcia & Kevin Couliau

on January 29, 2013with 0 comments

Exploring the culture and social impact of New York’s basketball scene

AUDIENCE AWARD — BEST FEATURE, URBANWORLD FILM FEST 2012

JURY WINNER — BEST DOC, NEW JERSEY INT’L FILM FESTIVAL 2012

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 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! www.doinitinthepark.com

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

-artwork/poster

-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!

Here’s what some important audience members have said about our film after seeing it:

“Beautifully depicted . . . evokes passion that anyone who has ever played may savor.”

Ira Berkow, former New York Times sports columnist

“I urge everyone to watch this film. If you can, bring a ball with you. As your date.”

Rick Telander, Sports Illustrated writer and Heaven Is A Playground author

“ . . . one of those rare documentaries which reveal a vital underground phenomenon with exuberance, humor and love.”

Henry Chalfant, legendary Style Wars film producer

“. . . a triumph capturing a culture of champions without medallions.”

Michaela Angela Davis, writer/image activist, BET Network

“Certified classic!”

Fab Five Freddy, former host of YO! MTV Raps television series

“A first of its kind film!”

Ben Osborne, SLAM MAGAZINE Editor In Chief

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