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"The Bounce Back" is a heartfelt romantic comedy about finding the courage to love after love has let you down.

CHECK OUT THE OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE FOR "THE BOUNCE BACK"  http://facebook.com/thebouncebackmovie

Why Shemar is doing KickStarter....

Love...

I’ve been in love a few times in my life and one of the most difficult things to do after a bad break-up is to get back up on that proverbial horse. You’re hurt, you feel a bit broken and vulnerable and the last thing you want is to open yourself up to the pain again. In the past, I have found myself filling up that loneliness with work, work and more work.  That did lead to success, but I felt as lonely as I ever had until... I realized something.  There is no substitute for love and the only way to get it back in my life was to be vulnerable again.  You can't have love if you're not willing to take the risk. 

The Plot...

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.

One of The Bounce Back Official T-Shirt

How I got here…

When I was cast as “Malcolm Winters” in The Young & The Restless over a decade ago, I had no idea what path my life would take as I stepped onto set that very first day. My exciting journey through Hollywood from ladies-man, “Malcolm” to my current role as the crime-solving, “Derek Morgan” with many unforgettable characters in between, has been much more than I could have ever asked for.

 I feel fortunate to have had success in the movie and television industry and from my experiences portraying such memorable characters on screen in such entertaining storylines, a dream to get behind the camera and make a heartfelt movie that my fans would want to see emerged.

The Plan…

I’ve put a solid team of game-changers together, which includes a phenomenal Director, DP, music producers and a great production crew. 

The Director...

Youssef Delara, has agreed to direct the film. Youssef shot the urban drama “Filly Brown” which debuted at the Sundance Film festival and was theatrically release this April.  The film is still in theaters in select markets after a strong opening weekend.

Filly Brown Trailer

Delara began his career as visual effects associate on the highly successful series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine going on to produce visual effects for Star Trek: Voyager as well as sequences for the popular Star Trek feature films Generations and Insurrection. An independent filmmaker for the past five years he has directed four feature films through the company he helped find, Cima Productions. “I feel blessed to be able to work closely with a talent like Shemar on ‘The Bounce Back, say's Delara. "Shemar's instincts and sense of story really matches my own. Were not just trying to tell a heartfelt story but also giving the audience something innovative."

Soundtracks...

Check out these beats which we're already building for the upcoming movie.

Cast...

I’ve locked up the script and currently I'm in talks with my friend (who you just met), Nadine Velasquez, who played opposite Denzel Washington in the motion picture FLIGHT.  She's some kind of sexy packed with all the zany a man can handle.  All I need now, is the $$$$ to make it all happen. That’s where YOU come in.

Nadine Velasquez - FLIGHT Premiere
Nadine Velasquez - FLIGHT Premiere

Why this route?

After reading so many of your endless comments, remarks, compliments, and love letters that you pour onto my Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages, I thought who better to ask for help-but you, my fans. I want to make this film for you. I know what you want. More than anyone. This movie will be an answer to the sheer loyalty and love you’ve given me over the span of my career.

Some of the REWARDS include Baby Girl Gears, Posters, Official Movie Merchandise and alot more...

The Budget…

I felt that with all my great friends supporting this endeavor, starting with you of course, I could bring this movie to life with a much smaller budget than most Hollywood films of this caliber.  We drafted up a budget for “The Bounce Back” and trimmed all the excesses of Hollywood productions to a lean 3M.  My goal would be that we’d raise half of that through Kickstarter & I will personally put in 1.5M (the other half of the budget) so we could begin production immediately.  If we don’t reach the ultimate goal, I believe in the project and the vision of the amazing team around me so much that I feel confident we can find the rest through regular channels… a.k.a. those dreaded financiers.

The reason I selected 1.5M as my Kickstarter goal is because that is the absolute minimum amount I need in order to make the movie I know you want to see.  The decision to go for a smaller number may delay the production or deter access to the rest of the needed financing.  My goal with this is to rally the amazing fans I have, leverage the super talented people I’ve surrounded myself with in order to create a movie that I believe in... a movie that I can’t wait to share with all of you

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The biggest challenge for any small to mid-size budget independent film is the size and scope of distribution. Of course we'd love the film to be a runaway hit and be in 3000 screens all over the country, but that would require a miraculous set of circumstances. Almost all films which get a wide release across the country are planned that way before a single frame is shot! Once "The Bounce Back" is complete, we are going to seek distribution from the multiple distributors my team has successfully done business with before. The size and scope I don't know, what I do know is that we will have a glorious premiere and we will get this movie in theaters. You got my word on that.

Whatever other challenges come our way, we will, however, be in constant contact with our backers so you know our progress every step along the way.

Love,

Shemar

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  • If we are fortunate enough to reach our goal, your generous pledges will be collected and deposited into a fund that will be used for the pre-production, production and post production of the film.

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  • Depending on how close we get to the ultimate goal using Kickstarter, we are planning to cast Nadine Velazquez (from Flight & My Name is Earl) and a few other well-known, talented names. We, however, have to secure the funding before we offer roles to any of them. So with your help, I promise an amazing cast that will come together and produce a quality and memorable film!

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    Don't have much to spend, but want to help the cause? At $1, you'll still have our eternal gratitude, plus you'll receive exclusive backer updates throughout the production and a signed head shot. Help us reach our goal and be a part of something that really special to me.

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    INSIDE SCOOP! Thank you for signing on to become part of the upcoming movie “The Bounce Back!” I am so excited about your decision to become an investor in this amazing movie-making journey.You will receive email updates from me about the “The Bounce Back” film that will include behind-the-scenes news, information about casting decisions and photos from the set!

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    INSIDE SCOOP BONUS! You will receive email updates from me about the “The Bounce Back” film that will include behind-the-scenes news, information about casting decisions and photos from the set! FREE SFM hat and a signed head shot.

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    MOVIE SOUNDTRACK AND PLAYLISTS// You'll be the first to hear the soundtrack for "THE BOUNCE BACK," before it's released, via a streaming link. And, I'll create and send you my brand new playlist each week of production for your listening pleasure. Plus you get everything listed in the tiers above.

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    SPOILER ALERT! I appreciate your willingness to support this film more than you know! I’ll send you a .pdf of the shooting script the same week of the film’s release. Additionally, we will email you a digital download of the movie the same week of the film's release! Of course you’ll also get all the inside scoop and behind the scenes email updates about the production of “The Bounce Back” Movie.

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    FROM MY LIVING ROOM TO YOURS. You will receive sponaneous personal video updates from me as I embark on this independent film-making journey. I’ll update you from the most random places (eating breakfast, shaving in my bathroom, driving in my car), to let you know all the details of what’s going on in the “Bounce Back” film world. You’ll also receive the email updates, the digital download of the movie and a .pdf of the script.

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    COMBO PACK! Poster of me, Baby Girl or SFM Hat and a signed Head Shot. I’ll send you a .pdf of the shooting script the same week of the film’s release. Additionally, we will email you a digital download of the movie the same week of the film's release! Of course you’ll also get all the inside scoop and behind the scenes email updates about the production of “The Bounce Back” Movie.

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    CALLING ALL BROKEN HEARTS. I will send you a limited BOUNCE BACK/KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN T-shirt. The shirts will come in black or white, ladies and men’s sizes. We are working on a great design that will be a perfect representation of the film’s theme. Think broken-heart, but think about the fact that a broken heart isn’t always a bad thing in the end! I will post the official design the moment we have it ready! You will also, of course, receive the other items listed in the the pledge tiers above.

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    INTERNATIONAL BACKER’S THANK YOU SCREENING// A live group movie screening across the world. I'll host at least three live online screenings of the film. Watch from your computer or mobile device, and after each screening, I'll stick around to answer as many of your questions about the film as I can via online Q&A. You will also, of course, receive the other items listed in the the pledge tiers above.

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    CALLING ALL “BABY GIRLS” Thank you so much for your interest in The Bounce Back film! You will be sent a limited-edition Shemar Moore “Baby Girl” T-shirt or "Baby Girl" Hat available only to Kickstarter backers. We’re working on the design now. We’ll post it here on the kickstarter page the moment it’s ready. In addition, you’ll be sent a.pdf of the shooting script and the digital download of the movie. Plus, you will receive regular updates and behind-the-scenes scoop throughout the fundraising and movie making process.

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    MOVIE POSTER. I’ll send you a “Bounce Back” movie poster for you to hang proudly in your home. After all, you are an integral part of the team in this movie making venture. You’ll also receive the official Bounce Back/Kickstarter T-shirt, the digital download of the movie and a.pdf of the shooting script. Plus, you will receive all email and video updates and behind-the-scenes scoop throughout the fundraising and movie making process.

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    MOVIE POSTER BOOK. 16 Production stills from the movie that includes behind the scenes photos of cast and crew. I'll send out a backer update with options, so you can help choose the selects you want included. THAT'S NOT IT FOLKS! You also get an autographed 16 page POSTER BOOK of yours truly. Additionally, you will receive the email and video updates, a .pdf of the shooting script on the day of the movie’s release, the movie poster, the digital download of the film and of course the "official" Kickstarter/Bounce Back T-shirt.

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    PRIVATE SCREENING! See the film before anyone else! Come join the Director and me at a private film screening in Los Angeles BEFORE the final cut. We’d love to sit with you while you watch the film for the first time. Afterwards we will ask you for your valuable opinion-what parts did you love? And what do you think should get the axe? Additionally, you will receive the email and video updates, a .pdf of the shooting script on the day of the movie’s release, the movie poster, the digital download of the film and of course the "official" Kickstarter/Bounce Back T-shirt.Please note that travel and lodging NOT included for domestic or International backers.

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    CAN'T FORGET ABOUT THE GUYS! Come to a private screening and Q & A before the film's release. Hang with Nadine and her female co-stars.You will also get the movie poster, the updates, the tee-shirt and the digital download of the film. You’ll also receive a movie poster, the limited-edition Kickstarter/Bounce Back T-shirt, the digital download of the movie and a .pdf of the shooting script. Available to US, Canada, Australia/New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, and Select EU countries Norway and Switzerland! Please note that travel and lodging NOT included for domestic or International backers.

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    TWEET. TWEET. I will personally follow you on TWITTER for one full year. You’ll also receive a .pdf copy of the shooting script, the official movie poster, plus you’ll receive the email, video updates, the digital download of the movie and the custom Kickstarter/Bounce Back T-shirt.

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    LOS ANGELES MEET AND GREET// Criminal Minds style. This reward is for you and a date to spend some time with me for an hour ON SET of Criminal Minds. You'll get to watch me FIGHT CRIME! You’ll also receive a movie poster, the limited-edition T-shirt, and a pdf of the shooting script and a digital download of the film. You'll have to provide your own travel and your own accommodation in LA.

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    CRIMINAL MINDS private viewing party! You and guest come hang out with me and PARTY while we watch an episode of Criminal Minds. We'll meet up at a restaurant in the Los Angeles area! There will be 3 separate viewings. You’ll also receive a movie poster, the limited-edition T-shirt, and a pdf of the shooting script and a digital download of the film. You'll have to provide your own travel and your own accommodation in LA.

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    NEW YORK MEET AND GREET// This reward is for you and a date to spend some time with me in the hour before the New York screening. A PRE PARTY. Also included are two tickets to the New York screening where I will show you the movie and stick around for a live ask me anything Q&A session. You’ll also receive a movie poster, the limited-edition Kickstarter/Bounce Back T-shirt, the digital download of the movie and a .pdf of the shooting script.

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    ATLANTA MEET AND GREET// This reward is for you and a date to spend some time with me in the hour before the ATLANTA screening. A PRE PARTY. Also included are two tickets to the ATLANTA screening where I will show you the movie and stick around for a live ask me anything Q&A session. You’ll also receive a movie poster, the limited-edition Kickstarter/Bounce Back T-shirt, the digital download of the movie and a .pdf of the shooting script.

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    CHICAGO MEET AND GREET// This reward is for you and a date to spend some time with me in the hour before the CHICAGO screening. A PRE PARTY. Also included are two tickets to the CHICAGO screening where I will show you the movie and stick around for a live ask me anything Q&A session. You’ll also receive a movie poster, the limited-edition Kickstarter/Bounce Back T-shirt, the digital download of the movie and a .pdf of the shooting script.

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    TORONTO MEET AND GREET// This reward is for you and a date to spend some time with me in the hour before the TORONTO screening. A PRE PARTY. Also included are two tickets to the TORONTO screening where I will show you the movie and stick around for a live ask me anything Q&A session. You’ll also receive a movie poster, the limited-edition Kickstarter/Bounce Back T-shirt, the digital download of the movie and a .pdf of the shooting script.

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    LOS ANGELES MEET AND GREET// This reward is for you and a date to spend some time with me in the hour before the LOS ANGELES screening. A PRE PARTY. Also included are two tickets to the LOS ANGELES screening where I will show you the movie and stick around for a live ask me anything Q&A session. You’ll also receive a movie poster, the limited-edition Kickstarter/Bounce Back T-shirt, the digital download of the movie and a .pdf of the shooting script.

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    PARIS MEET AND GREET// This reward is for you and a date to spend some time with me in the hour before the PARIS screening. A PRE PARTY. Also included are two tickets to the PARIS screening where I will show you the movie and stick around for a live ask me anything Q&A session. You’ll also receive a movie poster, the limited-edition Kickstarter/Bounce Back T-shirt, the digital download of the movie and a .pdf of the shooting script.

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    DALLAS MEET AND GREET// This reward is for you and a date to spend some time with me in the hour before the DALLAS screening. A PRE PARTY. Also included are two tickets to the DALLAS screening where I will show you the movie and stick around for a live ask me anything Q&A session. You’ll also receive a movie poster, the limited-edition Kickstarter/Bounce Back T-shirt, the digital download of the movie and a .pdf of the shooting script.

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    AFTER PARTY. Two tickets to the red carpet “The Bounce Back” movie premiere in Los Angeles attended by the cast and creators, plus two tickets to the exclusive after-party also attended by the cast and creators. You’ll also receive the email and video updates, movie poster, the T-shirt, and a .pdf of the shooting script and a digital download of the movie.

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    EXTRAS NEEDED! Be a featured background extra in the “Bounce Back” movie. You’ll spend the day on the set. We’ll put you in the background of a scene. If you’re a star, maybe we’ll even put you in the foreground! You’ll eat lunch with the cast and crew. We’ll do our best to feature you because we know you’re one of our most loyal supporters, but we can’t promise every extra will make the final cut. You’ll also receive the email updates, the movie poster, the Kickstarter/Bounce Back T-shirt, a pdf of the shooting script and a digital download of the movie. Extras will need to provide their own travel to our set, and their own lodging and transportation. The film will be shot in Los Angeles.

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    FEATURED! TWO featured background EXTRAS in “The Bounce Back” movie. You and your PLUS ONE will spend the day on the set. We’ll put both of you in the background (or foreground!) of scenes. You’ll eat lunch with the cast and crew. We’ll do our best to feature our Kickstarter extras in the scenes, but we can’t promise every extra will make the final cut. You’ll also receive the movie poster, the email and video updates, the T-shirt, a digital download of the movie and a pdf of the shooting script. We will do our best to accommodate our Kickstarter extras’ scheduling needs. Extras will need to provide their own travel to our set, and their own lodging and transportation. The film will be shot in Los Angeles.

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    DINNER IN TORONTO (10 available) For my Canadian friends! Thank you so much for your interest in the film! If you pledge 5,000 dollars or more, the Director of the film and myself will meet you for dinner and drinks as a group to discuss … well, anything you want to discuss about the world of acting and filmaking! WE CAN MEET OVERSEAS FOR DINNER IN LONDON OR FRANCE (10 per country available) I'm bringing Hollywood across the world to you in either London or France... Dinner, movie biz talk, or whatever you want to talk about! DINNER IN TEXAS (10 available) - The Director and myself will come to Texas. We'll even wear our cowboy boots! DINNER IN THE WINDY CITY (10 available) If you live in the mid-west and you want to show me around your parts, the Director and I will fly to the Chi for dinner and drinks and a conversation about The Bounce Back movie and everything and anything else under the sun!

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    DINNER IN HOLLYWOOD (10 available) Wow! You’re still reading! Thank you! If you pledge 5,000 dollars or more, the Director of the film and myself will meet you for dinner as a group to discuss … well, anything you want to discuss about the world of acting and filmaking! DINNER IN SAN FRANCISCO (10 available) If you can’t get down south to Los Angeles, let’s have dinner in San Francisco or somewhere fun in the Bay Area! DINNER IN NEW YORK (10 available) If you live on the East Coast and Hollywood seems like a world away, we can do dinner in New York! DINNER IN ATLANTA (10 available) And we wouldn’t want to leave my Southern peeps out… Dinner in the ATL for those who want to support the film with a $5,000 pledge! In addition to this fun, close and personal dinner event, you’ll receive the email and video updates, the movie poster, a digital download of the movie, the shooting script and the Kickstarter/ Bounce Back T-shirt.

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    YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS (or at least in the script)! Name a character in the movie! You will hear this character’s name said out loud at least one time in the movie. We guarantee this name will make the final cut. NOTE: we must be able to clear this name through our legal department. You will also receive two tickets to the red carpet “The Bounce Back” movie premiere in Los Angeles attended by the cast and creators, plus two tickets to the exclusive after-party also attended by the cast and creators. The signed movie poster, the email and video updates, the T-shirt, a digital download of the movie, and a .pdf of the shooting script are all included as well. Available to US, Canada, Australia/New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, and Select EU countries Norway and Switzerland! Please note that travel and lodging NOT included for domestic or International backers.

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    Two for Dinner! TWO tickets to any one of the dinners in Hollywood San Francisco New York or Atlanta. Plus you'll receive a signed movie poster, the email and video updates, the T-shirt, a digital download of the movie and a .pdf of the shooting script are all included as well. Additionally you will receive 2 tickets to the Los Angeles private screening

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    You will get a speaking role in the movie. We guarantee you will be on camera as you say the line. Now, if you get camera shy and it comes across to the point where we can’t edit out your embarrased-ridden-red cheeks and your incessant stuttering, we may have to cut you out all together. But, I promise that you and I will negotiate a plan B, something great we can all agree to! I have faith though that ultimately, you can pull it off. In addition to appearing in the movie, you’ll receive a framed copy of the page of the script (autographed by your cast-mates) that includes your line. You’ll get an invitation to the premiere and the after party. You are, after all, in the movie. You’ll also receive the movie poster, the T-shirt, a digital download of the film and a pdf of the shooting script. Available to US, Canada, Australia/New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, and Select EU countries Norway and Switzerland! Please note that travel and lodging NOT included for domestic or International backers.

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    BEHIND THE SCENES- Come hang out on set with me and the rest of the cast for an entire day (or two- if you just can't get enough). We'll order you your very own personalized DIRECTOR'S CHAIR where you can relax and watch the days events. You'll get to experience the world of film production up close and personal, have lunch, and take photos with the cast. PLUS: you'll get to come to the private screening, red carpet and the after party. You'll also get the email and video updates, a digital download of the film, a copy of the .pdf shooting script, poster and of course one of our official "BOUNCE BACK" t-shirts. Available to US, Canada, Australia/New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, and Select EU countries Norway and Switzerland! Please note that travel and lodging NOT included for domestic or International backers.

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