"The Bounce Back" is a heartfelt romantic comedy about finding the courage to love after love has let you down. Read more
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on June 12, 2013.
About this project
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Why Shemar is doing KickStarter....
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.
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.
I’ve put a solid team of game-changers together, which includes a phenomenal Director, DP, music producers and a great production crew.
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."
Check out these beats which we're already building for the upcoming movie.
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.
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...
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
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.
ShemarLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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.
If we fall short of the final goal, the project will not fund and no money will be charged to your bank accounts. : (
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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