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Fabio MonticoneBy Fabio Monticone
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Fabio MonticoneBy Fabio Monticone
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About

My name is Fabio Monticone and I am a huge lover of baseball. Nothing strange about that you might say. What's strange is that I wasn't born and raised in the land of this great American past time but actually in the land of soccer-- Italy.

 I grew up every day battling my friends and acquaintances, who didn't understand my passion for this "strange" and unfamiliar sport and I got made fun of so many times for this choice of sport.

A choice of sport that, even when I moved to Indiana for university, was considered strange even by the Americans who I came across.

And it was just like that, while completing my Masters in Design and Production from Indiana University, I decided to tell the story, through a documentary called "Slug it Out", about the life of baseball in Italy and the passion with which those few men and lovers of the sport, continue to live out their passion every day in a country that has eyes only for soccer.

 This is the story that came out!

At this point however I need a hand in finishing the second step in this incredible adventure. I want to be able to produce around 1000 DVDs to distribute for free in Italy to the entire baseball community and beyond. I also want to hire a translator and technical professional who can add Italian subtitles to the entire documentary. Lastly I would like to be able to create a website to promote this documentary. 

 The objective is to raise $4000. It should be enough to cover all the expenses to get this off the ground.

 It would pay for:

 -1000 DVDs-full color cover at about $1.40 each one, plus artwork done by illustrator Bee Johnson (www.beejohnson.com) (~1500-$2000)

 -A professional who can translate the entire documentary from English to Italian and add appropriate subtitles (~$600-$1000) 

-Building, running and maintaining a website (~$500-$700) 

 PLEDGE: You can pledge $10, $20 or $30 or more. 

You will get a copy no matter what amount you pledge once I reach the goal.

 If I reach my goal, this is what I plan to do:

 $10=copy of the DVD

 $20 & $30=copy of the DVD and Slug it out T shirt 

$50+=copy of the DVD, Slug it out T-shirt and your name on the cover of the DVD!

Thank you!!! I appreciate your help!

http://kickingitforward.org

VERSIONE ITALIANA

Il mio nome è Fabio Monticone e sono, prima di tutto, un appassionato del baseball. Niente di strano, direte voi. Di strano c’è che il sottoscritto non è nato e cresciuto nella patria di “American Pastime”, uno dei film più significativi sul baseball – cioè gli Stati Uniti – ma, piuttosto, in una delle patrie dichiarate del calcio. L’Italia. Sono cresciuto “combattendo”, ogni giorno, contro i miei amici e i miei conoscenti che, non capendo la passione per questo “strano” sport, mi hanno più volte preso in giro per la mia scelta sportiva piuttosto inconsueta, almeno in Italia. 

Ma non c’è da stupirsi. La mia scelta sportiva, paradossalmente, è risultata strana anche agli stessi americani quando, qualche anno fa, mi sono trasferito a Bloomington, nello stato dell’Indiana, per gli studi universitari. Ma io ho tenuto duro nelle mie convinzione.

Ed è così che, durante il mio Master in Design e Production presso l’Indiana University ho deciso di raccontare, tramite un documentario intitolato “Slug It Out”, la realtà del baseball in Italia, prendendo spunto dalla storia di Alex Liddi, primo giocatore italiano in assoluto, nella Major League statunitense. Proprio l’avventura, davvero straordinaria di Alex, mi ha permesso di raccontare la passione (e le enormi difficoltà) con cui, quei pochi ragazzi amanti di questo sport, portano avanti la loro disciplina sportiva in un paese come l’Italia che ha occhi ed orecchie solo per il calcio.

Questa è la storia che ne è uscita!

A questo punto, però, ho bisogno di una mano per terminare il secondo step di questa incredibile avventura. Vorrei poter produrre 1000 dvd da distribuire, gratuitamente, in Italia, a tutte le comunità del baseball e non solo. Vorrei, inoltre, poter contattare un traduttore e tecnico professionista per poter sottotitolare in italiano l’intero documentario ed, infine, vorrei creare un sito internet per promuovere il documentario.

L’obiettivo che mi sono posto è quello di raggiungere la cifra di 4000 dollari. Dovrebbero essere sufficienti per poter coprire le spese di partenza:

- 1000 dvd/1,40 dollari ciascuno con copertina colorata ed illustrazioni opera della bravissima Bee Johnson;

- Sottotitoli/600-1000 dollari per poter usufruire della collaborazione di un professionista del settore dei sottotitoli

- Website/500-700 dollari per realizzare e amministrare il sito internet  

PLEDGE

Si può scegliere di contribuire con 10, 20, 30 o 50 dollari. Ogni donatore riceverà una copia del dvd prodotto grazie a questa campagna; le donazioni da 20 e 30 dollari includono anche una t-shirt originale di “Slug It Out”; infine, con la donazione da 50 dollari, il nome del donatore verrà stampato sulla copertina del dvd.

ATTENZIONE: Se, per qualsiasi ragione, non si dovesse raggiungere l’obiettivo dei 4000 dollari entro la data di scadenza, TUTTE le donazioni, nessuna esclusa, saranno automaticamente restituite dal sito Kickstarter.

Un grazie anticipato per l’interesse in “Slug It Out”.

Risks and challenges

Since the documentary has already been produced, the only risk I can encounter is some sort of delay due to the production of the DVDs and Subtitles. I don't have a lot of experience in this aspect of the field and I am doing a lot of research to find the best company that can help me fulfill my project. Having already a really great illustrator on board such as Bee Johnson is a very good start and gives a little boost in confidence to the entire project.

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