Disclaimer: I was asked to participate in this campaign by the Bounce Back Film Campaign as part of a first-of-its-kind blogger initiative. I will cover the making of the movie from fundraising to premiere throughout the next year. I am being provided promotional material, giveaways and exclusive interviews but this is not a paid post. All opinions are my own.
Before I go any further, who here is a fan of Criminal Minds.....well, you happen to be reading the blog of the Number 1 fan...and the daughter of the Number 2 fan (Hi MOM!). If you know the show, you know this adorable guy...
Meet Shemar Moore, the adorable Derek. I am so excited to be a part of a new campaign with Shemar, for his new movie The Bounce Back. Derek is a talented actor, who also appeared in Diary of a Mad Black Women, who is now adding Executive Producer to his resume with his new film. The Bounce Back is the story of finding courage to love, and bounce back, after love has let you down. I have been very fortunate in life, to have found my Mr. Air Force at only 15, and to be so lucky as to have found that "love of my life." But loss is something that everyone can relate to. No one is immune to it. It is probably the great equalizer. We all know what that is like and all the emotion that goes along with it. It can be hard to recover from sometimes. Shemar is no different. He connected with the story and decided to take this project on. You need to have passion behind a project in order for it to truly succeed.
Take a look at this sneak peak!
Shemar decided to harness that passion in the form of the fans. I'm sure you all remember the huge media frenzy over the donations for a Veronica Mars movie. It was crazy how a small grass roots effort took off. The idea behind this is similar. I think its pretty awesome, getting the fans involved. It makes us feel connected to something that we wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to connect to. That's pretty freaking awesome. I know that I'm a succor, not only for romance and Criminal Minds, but for Hollywood and all the fun, the glitz and the glamour. I'm also a fan of the smaller budget films. From my experience these are the ones with the passion, with the meaning behind them. They aren't necessarily about the glitz and the flash. Its usually the story that matters. When I had the opportunity to read more about The Bounce Back, and how the people connected with the film felt about it, I knew that I wanted to be able to take the time to share this with all of you.
When I read “The Bounce Back” - that very same issue was at the core of the script and the character, Matthew Taylor. I saw a lot of myself in Matthew, although I've never written a book (but I’m thinking about it now, hint, hint). I felt a kindred spirit to what Matthew was going through and my own life. Matthew loses his wife, his first love and after a short recovery creates a best selling book and a system of survival in order to shield himself from the pain. He throws himself into a year long speaking tour.
That system of survival; his book and speaking tour, keeps him from falling in love again when he meets the perfect girl, the beautiful and zany Kristin Moreland. Matthew realizes that he has to renounce his book and the world he has created around it in order to take the big unknown plunge of letting himself fall in love again.
I think there is a wonderful poetry to that, the idea of risking it all for love. And I feel, in my heart, that is why we’re here on this planet. To love. After I put down the screenplay, “The Bounce Back,” I knew I had to make this movie simply because I believe in love all the way down to the fabric of my being." -- Shemar Moore
Now you can be a part of this unique campaign by visiting The Bounce Back's Indegogo page. Word of mouth is the name of the game, and your involvement will not go without being rewarded. There are some great gifts for getting involved. Tweet about it, tell your friends on facebook or any other Social Media Outlet, so that we can get this movie made! Because really, who doesn't want a cute romance to watch....I mean seriously. You can be a part of this and make The Bounce Back and success!
What you need:
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donation and info website: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-bounce-back?c=home