The three things I love most are family, music, and soccer -- all things that make this project so important to me. I hope it will feel just as important to you.
In December of 2014, I went back home (Las Cruces, New Mexico) to visit family for the holidays. I'd been wanting to make a video for a song I wrote called "Start Over Again” but just hadn’t found the time or inspiration to get it done. One morning I was watching my nephew Simon (11 years old) juggle a soccer ball and it came to me. Simon is an amazing soccer player and happens to look a lot like his soccer idol Cristiano Ronaldo. The idea was to use the story of Ronaldo's difficult childhood as inspiration for the music video. Within the next week we had shot, edited, and posted the video to YOUTUBE.
If you haven’t seen the first two videos I’ve included them below!
The response to the video blew us all away. People from all over the world reached out to tell us just how moved and inspired they were. There was a big article in the local paper and lots of attention that we weren’t prepared for. 12 million views later (and still going strong) new fans started asking about a sequel. So we crowd funded right here on Kickstarter and raised enough to produce part 3! We launched it less than a month ago and lightning seems to have struck twice. The sequel has gone viral reaching its first Million views in less than 3 weeks. It is currently getting viewed over 100K every day! So naturally the fan base which has been growing rapidly is already asking about Part 3. Because of the long gap we had between Part 1 and 2 we want to try and avoid that this time around which is why we are crowdfunding now even though Part 2 was recently launched. If we raise the necessary funds soon we can have Part 3 ready to release quicker. Just have a look at the thousands of comments on Part 2 from all over the world asking when the next one will be ready!
That’s where you come in and why we need your help. This time around we want to do something even more powerful. The plan is to use our epic new song written by Jared Sagal called "DARE TO DREAM"and to film at elite training facilities using even better equipment and top level performance coaching. We definitely want to maintain the intimate simplicity of the original video and we have a great script and story. In this video, Simon has to overcome adversity, bullying, homesickness and self doubt all things that we want to help kids deal with better. Imagine Rocky meets The Karate Kid, but for soccer! Part 3" DARE TO DREAM" is destined to be another big success and we would love you to help us continue to make impactful and quality content for kids all over the world!
We’ve done our best to come up with cool rewards for your support but ultimately we hope that you will want to be a part of our project because, like us, you love family, music, and soccer -- and never giving up on a dream.
Risks and challenges
Although we do not anticipate having any hold ups with our shoot we feel the need to let you know that there may be some time issues based upon field availability and Simon's very busy soccer schedule. We will do our best to get the finished video out ASAP! Thanks so much for your understanding.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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