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A professional American basketball player accepts an offer to play in one of the world's most feared countries: Iran.
744 backers pledged $100,466 to help bring this project to life.

Vancouver update - 25K to go

Posted by Sara Nodjoumi & Till Schauder (Creator)

Hello everyone!

We're looking forward to our second screening here at the Vancouver Intl. Film Festival tonight. It's been really nice up here, they gave us a super warm reception - and who would've thought there are so many Iranians here!

The Vancouver festival comes right at the heels of a whirlwind press day in NYC. In New York Kevin and Till were interviewed for CNN...

... and they also made us shoot some hoops for the camera... We're not going to reveal the final score but let's just say it was no contest...

Meanwhile, the LA theatrical run is still going strong. Please help us keep it that way by sending anyone you know in Southern California to the shows. There are two shows today - for tickets and show times click here:

And we're of course getting ready for our NYC opening next Friday: If you're in NYC please get your tickets soon. They will go on sale tomorrow afternoon at this link:

Most importantly we're working very hard on expanding the release to more cities and hopefully countries. For this to work it's crucial that our NEW Kickstarter campaign keeps moving in the right direction, meaning UP UP UP. Currently we're are at 35K raised with 18 days to go. However, in Kickstarter math we won't see any of this funding unless we reach our total goal of 60K.

How can we get there? One way is this: if each of you can inspire one person to match you pledge we'll be funded... We're aware that not everyone can do this but we're hoping that on average each of you can inspire one more backer -- it really makes a huge difference.

And to those of you who haven't migrated your support to the NEW campaign yet -- now is a great time to do so. It directly affect our ability to release this film now.

Every time we screen the film, whether it's in LA or at Berkely a couple weeks ago, or now in Vancouver the same question keeps coming up from the audience: "How can this film get a wider release - beyond LA and NY - so that it can have a real impact." The NEW Kickstarter campaign is the best way to ensure that the film does get a wider release and we appreciate your help immensely in spreading the word about it. Here is the link again. Please spread it far and wide...

Many thanks to all of you -- wherever you are in the world - we hope to see many of you in Los Angeles this weekend and through the week, and then starting next Friday in NEW YORK!

Much love,

Sara & Till


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