ABOUT THE FILM
The year 1964 was a landmark year of firsts in U.S
history. Sidney Poitier became the first black actor to win the "best
actor" Academy Award, The Beatles made their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan
Show, Hasbro launched the G.I. Joe action figure, and the Buffalo Wing
was invented in Buffalo, NY. But for one city, 1964 was a year of lasts.
December 27th, 1964 the Cleveland Browns defeated the Baltimore Colts to win their fourth and
final NFL Championship - the last championship for any pro sports team in the city of Cleveland.
This 47 year drought marks the longest
championship drought for a city in professional sports
history which has led Cleveland sports fans to believe their
city is cursed. Despite making it to multiple World
Series, NBA Finals, and league championship games there is
some unknown force holding the Browns, Indians, and
Cavs back from winning it all.
Besides this “curse”, one thing that has been
consistent is the loyalty and support of the fans. Year after
year, heartbreak after heartbreak, the fans are
hopelessly optimistic - ready with high hopes of a better
year than the one before. The love for their teams and
their rich history makes the fans of Cleveland sports
arguably the best and most loyal fans anywhere.
This documentary will highlight the ups and
Cleveland sports in a unique way - with
interviews from experts, former players, and most importantly -
the fans. It is time for Cleveland fans to tell the world
their story - the story of the greatest uncrowned
teams in sports history, and the fans that love them.
WHY WE ARE MAKING THIS FILM
Our goal for the film, along with showing the rich history of Cleveland
sports, will be to show the dedication of the greatest sports fans in the world. Cleveland fans are the best fans in sports and it is time to put them in the spotlight. For a city that has not seen a championship in almost half a century, they have the most loyal fans that have never turned their backs on their teams and continue to offer their unconditional support year
HOW YOUR SUPPORT WILL HELP
Your support will help us with any and all production costs for the film to make it the best it can be. The production costs involved will cover licensing game footage, photographs, and radio broadcasts - Interviews with fans and personalities associated with the teams - Premiere event for the film to be held in Cleveland plus all other production costs we will have associated with editing, voiceover talent, legal fees, and promotion of the film.
Kickstarter is ALL OR NOTHING for funding so we need the support from Cleveland fans everywhere - wherever you may be. This film is our chance to share our story and show why we are the best fans in the world - and it won't be possible without your support. Please share this page and tell everyone you can about this project!
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
John is founder and CEO of JPA Entertainment LLC. Working with clients across the country since 2002, John has specialized in producing many different types of videos including projects for clients including Britney Spears, Weird Al, P!nk, and many more.
Check out the video below for a sample of John's previous productions:
Qualin was born and raised in Oberlin, Ohio a little college town about
45 minutes away from the city of Cleveland. Growing up, Qualin was very
active in sports and music falling in love with baseball, singing, and
the violin. At the University of Toledo, Qualin discovered his talent
and passion for film and television. Since graduating, he has been pursuing his
dreams by writing and producing a variety of projects.
WHAT DO I GET FOR MY SUPPORT?
The more you pledge, the better the rewards!