Support 'Doin' It In The Park'
The new film "Doin' It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC" offers people an inside glimpse into the social and cultural dynamic of New York's outdoor b-ball scene. The documentary has already received awards from multiple film festivals and now the directorsÂ are looking for fan support to release it.
Co-directors Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau launched a Kickstarter Campaign to raise $35,000 so that they can independently distribute their film worldwide this spring. The funds, raised by backers who pledge, help cover music licensing fees, poster artwork, and the ability to create, market, promote and advertise theatrical bookings. Contributions also help with production costs for DVD and Blue-Ray mastering and manufacturing. There are great rewards for every level of backing, including t-shirts, autographed DVDs, and even a pick-up game with the filmmakers!
Thus far, the campaign has raised nearly 67 percentÂ of the $35,000 goal and has less than two weeks left to get the rest of the funding. The drive ends on February 19. Jimmy Jazz is a proud supporter of the film, which has earned praise and great reviews from some heavy hitters.
"Beautifully depicted... evokes passion that anyone who has ever played may savor," Ira Berkow, a former New York Times sports columnist, offered after seeing the documentary's at the World Premiere event last Fall.
"I urge everyone to watch this film. If you can, bring a ball with you. As your date," Rick Telander, a Sports Illustrated writer and author of "Heaven is a Playground," wrote regarding the film.Â
"Doin' It In The Park" won the Audience Award for Best Feature at theÂ Urbanworld Film Festival. Those interested in making a pledge can do so by visiting the campaign's website.
Have you seen the film? Would you contribute?