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In the Eye of the Red Storm will be a feature-length documentary of 52 minutes, immersed in the daily life of an American men's college soccer team: the St. John's RedStorm (St John's University, New York). The idea is to follow the team throughout the entire season, from preseason, to graduation. Whether it is during practices, games, in the lockerroom or even in the classroom, the daily life of these student-athletes is a turning point in their lives. For some of them, foreigners, soccer is a way to get a scholarship and an American education in a prestigious university. For others, it is the path to the pros and the incredible opportunity to make a living off playing soccer. 

"The incredible journey of two Division I student-athletes and their soccer coach, from preseason to graduation"

  • In the Eye of the Red Storm (trad. "dans l’oeil du cyclone rouge"), sera un documentaire sportif de 52 minutes. L’idée est de suivre l’équipe universitaire de football (soccer aux Etats-Unis) de Saint John (New York) tout au long de la saison. De la reprise sportive jusqu’à la remise de diplôme, nous vivrons à l’entraînement, aux vestiaires, à la fac, aux matchs et même chez eux, le quotidien de ces étudiants/joueurs à un moment crucial de leur vie. Pour certains, étrangers, le football a été le moyen de vivre le rêve américain en obtenant une bourse pour étudier dans une prestigieuse fac des Etats-Unis. Pour d’autres, il peut leur permettre de se faire remarquer par les équipes professionnelles afin de faire du foot leur métier. Autant d’objectifs différents qui les mèneront, peut-être, vers un bonheur commun: remporter le championnat universitaire 2017.

"Le parcours incroyable de deux sportifs universitaires et leur coach de foot, de la pré-saison à la graduation (remise de diplôme)"

An idea of what to expect.

 

 

 

Dr. David Masur, Head Coach of SJU Men's Soccer Team
Dr. David Masur, Head Coach of SJU Men's Soccer Team

The seventh-winningest active Division I head men's soccer coach by victories (386) and the ninth-winningest by percentage (.689), Dr. David Masur enters his 31st season as a head coach, and his 26th with the Red Storm of St. John's University. In his tenure in Queens, NY, St. John's has won a national championship (1996), made four appearances in the NCAA College Cup (1996, 2001, 2003 and 2008) and reached 20 NCAA tournaments, including 15-straight from 1992-2006. 

Masur has instilled a team-first focus and an emphasis on group leadership and overall preparation to a St. John's program that has risen to the upper echelon of collegiate soccer. The Red Storm has garnered numerous team, individual and academic achievements, and Masur has guided the squad to an average of more than 13 wins per season. 

Individual accomplishments are as varied for Masur as they are for the many highly decorated players he has cochaed. The Montclair, N.J. native has twice been named national coach of the year in 1996 and in 2001. 

In addition to his work on the sidelines, Masur has also practiced what he has preached and delivered a positive message in the classroom. He holds a doctorate in eduaction administration supervision from St. John's, an M.A in physical education from Montlcair State and a B.S in sports managements from Rutgers and has instilled his value of education to each of the hundreds of players he has coached.

Dr. David Masur during a press conference
Dr. David Masur during a press conference

Head Coach: 

  • St. John's University (1991-present)
  • Montclair State University (1987-1990)

Assistant Coach: 

  • Rutgers University (1984-1986)

Professional Player: 

  • Chicago Sting, Toledo Pride, New Jersey Eagles, Penn Jersey Spirit, New Jersey Imperials.
  • Drafted by New York Cosmos out of Columbia High School in 1979.

 

Harry Cooksley @SJU
Harry Cooksley @SJU

Harry Cooksley is a 22-year-old English player. After going through the Reading Football Club academy and the AFC Wimbledon, the Londoner flew to South Carolina in 2014, where he joined the Division II soccer program at Limestone College. In the Spring of 2016, looking to achieve bigger goals, Harry moved to New York, where he now plays for St. John's University. In his final year - Harry is a senior -, he is about to start his second season with the RedStorm. 

With 5 goals and 6 assists in 17 games in 2016, Harry is the most important offensive asset for the RedStorm for the 2017 season. His main individual goal is clear: sign a professional contract and join the Major League Soccer (MLS) as soon as January 2018 during the Super Draft. 

This past season, the former Division II All-American at Limestone College earned a spot on the All-BIG EAST First Team, and was also named to NSCAA All-Region Second Team. 

http://www.redstormsports.com/sports/m-soccer/spec-rel/110516aac.html

http://www.redstormsports.com/sports/m-soccer/spec-rel/120716aaa.html

Harry Cooksley @SJU
Harry Cooksley @SJU
  • Harry Cooksley est un joueur Anglais de 22 ans. Après être passé par le centre de formation de Reading Football Club et l'AFC Wimbledon, le Londonien s'envole pour la Caroline du Sud aux USA en 2014, où il rejoint l'université de Limestone en NCAA Division II. Harry est transferé au RedStorm de St. John en janvier 2016, où il évolue désormais. En dernière année à l'université de St. John (senior), il entame en 2017 sa deuxième saison avec le RedStorm. 
  • Auteur de 5 buts et 6 passes décisives en 17 matches, Harry représente l'atout offensif le plus important du RedStorm pour la saison 2017. Son objectif individuel principal est clair: signer un contrat professionnel et rejoindre la Major League Soccer (MLS) dès le mois de janvier prochain lors de la MLS Super Draft. 
  • Harry a été séléctionné dans l'équipe type de la BIG-EAST (conférence dans laquelle le RedStorm évolue) lors de la saison 2016-2017. 

http://www.redstormsports.com/sports/m-soccer/spec-rel/110516aac.html

http://www.redstormsports.com/sports/m-soccer/spec-rel/120716aaa.html

Harry Cooksley named Offensive Player of the Week
Harry Cooksley named Offensive Player of the Week

 

 

Julien Rémiti, French soccer player
Julien Rémiti, French soccer player

Julien Rémiti is a 22-year-old former French professional soccer player. He started playing soccer at the age of 7 in Corsica, France, before joining the AC Ajaccio (French Ligue 1/Ligue 2) when he was 13. After 10 years spent in Corsica, Julien, whose dream "has always been to live in the U.S", will join the RedStorm in august of 2017.

  • Julien Rémiti est un joueur français de 22 ans. Julien commence le football à l'âge de 7 ans à la JSA (Jeunesse Sportive Ajaccienne) avant de rejoindre l'AC Ajaccio à l'âge de 13 ans. Après 10 années passées en Corse, Julien, qui a "toujours rêvé de vivre aux Etats-Unis" rejoindra le Red Storm de St. John's en août prochain.

 

St. John's University is a private, Roman Catholic, research university located in New York City. Founded by the Congregation of the Mision in 1870, the main campus is located in Queens, NY.

 

SJU Men's Soccer Team 2016
SJU Men's Soccer Team 2016

Created in 1979, the St. John's men's soccer program has appeared in 15 consecutive NCAA tournaments, advancing to the Sweet 16 in each of the last ten seasons, and the Final Four on 3 occasions. They have captured 11 Big East Championships, including the 2006 season title as well as the 2009 season title, and in 1996, St. John's won the NCAA National Championship. Their home games are hosted at Belson Stadium, a state-of-the-art 2,300-seat stadium on the university campus.

  • (SJU Men's Soccer: champions USA en 1996, finalistes en 2003, 1/4 de finalistes en 1998, 2001, 2004, 2008; 1/8 de finalistes de 1996 à 2005, 2008) + de 20 apparitions en championnat national. L'équipe évolue au Belson Stadium, stade sur le campus de l'université comportant 2,300 places. 
A History of Championships
A History of Championships

Click here for SJU Men's Soccer Twitter account. 

   

 

 

 

As you may know it already, making a movie costs a loooot of money. If you don't know why, it's pretty well explained here. However, we do not ask for $100,000,000, but for $20,000. Almost nothing, right? 

For us, the production part is by far the largest share of the project. Estimated at roughly $15,000, the production expenses include

video: camera, video tripod, batteries, chargers, memory cards...

audio: microphones, wireless microphones, recording devices...

editing: softwares, editing, mixing, coloring...

 
  • traveling: In order to always take part in the action, we will follow the SJU Men's Soccer Team along their away games by car, plane and also in the hotels in which the players and staff will be staying. The estimated minimum costs for traveling is $3,000, or about 8% of the toal project. Throughout the season, the SJU Men's Soccer Team (based in New York City) will travel to: 

- Washington D.C, MD (vs. Maryland) : August 11, 2017

- Philadelphia, PA (vs. Drexel) : August 25, 2017

- Baltimore, MD (vs. Loyola Maryland) : August 27, 2017

- South Orange, NJ (vs. Seton Hall) : September 16, 2017

- Bethlehem, PA (vs. Lehigh) : September 26, 2017

- Indianapolis, IN (vs. Butler) : September 30, 2017

- Omaha, NE (vs. Creighton) : October 6, 2017

- Princeton, NJ (vs. Princeton) : October 10, 2017

- Chicago, IL (vs. DePaul) : October 21, 2017

- Providence, RH (vs. Providence College) : November 2, 2017

Production

Comme vous le savez peut-être déjà, faire un film coûte un bras. Si vous ne savez pas pourquoi, c'est plutôt bien expliqué ici. Mais bon, nous on ne demande pas un million. Juste $20,000, presque rien non...? 

La production représente de loin la partie la plus considérable du projet. Estimés à environ $15,000, les coûts de production regroupent les éléments suivants: 

  • matériel (image, son, lumière, post-production)

Image: caméra, trépied vidéo, batteries, chargeurs, cartes mémoires...

Son: micros (HF (2), canon), pieds...

Post-Production: logiciels de montage, mixage, étalonnage, disques durs...

  • déplacements (vols, hôtels...): 

Afin de toujours être au plus près de l'action, nous devrons suivre les joueurs en voiture, avion et dans les hôtels dans lesquels ils logeront. Le coût minimal estimé pour les déplacements est de $3,000, soit environ 8% de la totalité du projet. Au cours de la saison, l'équipe de soccer (basée à New York) se déplacera à :

- Washington D.C, Maryland (vs. Université du Maryland) : 11 août 2017

- Philadelphie, Pennsylvanie (vs. Université Drexel) : 25 août 2017

- Baltimore, Maryland (vs. Université Loyola) : 27 août 2017

- South Orange, New Jersey (vs. Université Seton Hall) : 16 septembre 2017

- Bethlehem, Pennsylvanie (vs. Université Lehigh) : 26 septembre 2017

- Indianapolis, Indiania (vs. Université Butler) : 30 septembre 2017

- Omaha, Nebraska (vs. Université Creighton) : 6 octobre 2017

- Princeton, New Jersey (vs. Université de Princeton) : 10 octobre 2017

- Chicago, Illinois (vs. Université DePaul) : 21 octobre 2017

- Providence, Rhode Island (vs. Providence College) : 2 novembre 2017

The editing of the film is also a major part of the project. Color grading, editing, mixing... we estimated the costs at $1,500 for this part.

  • La post-production est aussi une partie importante du projet. Estimés à environ $1,500, les frais de production comprennent l'achat de logiciels, le montage, le mixage et l'étalonnage. 

Using musics we don't own the rights costs lots of money. It'll be roughly $2,000 for our project. Ouch.

  • L'utilisation de certaines musiques requiert une contribution financière. (Copyrights). Nous avons estimé ces frais-là à $2,000. Aïe. 

Finally, KickStarter makes it clear about the fees: "If your project is successfully funded, the following fees will be collected from your funding total: Kickstarter’s 5% fee, and payment processing fees (between 3% and 5%)." In our case, if we reach our $20,000 goal, roughly $2,000 will be withdrawn.

  • Enfin, pour tout projet voyant le jour, KickStarter prélève automatiquement entre 8% et 10% de frais. Si nous atteignons notre objectif de $20,000, environ $2,000 de frais nous seront instantanément déduits.
Harry during an interview
Harry during an interview

 

 

Paul is a 26-year-old journalist. Passionate about sports, Paul started playing football at the age of 6 at the Olympique Lyonnais academy, the club of Lyon where he is from. 10 years later, he joined the academy of Nancy where he stayed for 4 years, without succeeding in making football his profession. He resumed his studies in 2011 in Paris. A Bachelor in History and another one in Political Science later, he joined Canal + in 2014 and completed his studies with a master of journalism at the Practical Insitute of Journalism (IPJ). For the past three years, Paul has been reporting; In the Eye of the Red Storm would be his first feature-length documentary in immersion with a U.S collegiate soccer team, the RedStorm of St. John's University.

  • Paul est un journaliste de 26 ans. Passionné de sport, Paul commence le football à l'âge de 6 ans à l'OL, le club de Lyon dont il est originaire. 10 ans plus tard, il intègre le centre de formation de Nancy où il restera quatre ans, sans parvenir à faire du football son métier. Il reprend ses études en 2011 à Paris. Une licence d'Histoire et une autre de science politique en poche, il intègre Canal + en 2014 et termine son cursus avec un master de journalisme à l'Institut Pratique du Journalisme (IPJ). Depuis trois ans, il effectue des reportages au sein de la chaîne cryptée et souhaite réaliser avec "In the Eye of the Red Storm" son premier grand format en immersion avec une équipe de soccer aux États-Unis, le RedStorm de St. John's University.
Paul @Infosport +
Paul @Infosport +

 

At the age of 19, after three years spent at the Olympique Lyonnais academy (U17/U19/Reserve), Simon, aware that he will not sign a professional contract in France, tries his luck in the U.S. In the Spring of 2014, Simon gets recruited by the St. John's University men's soccer program with a full scholarship; very excited about the opportunity, the Lyon native flies to New York, where he continues his studies while playing for the NCAA Division I soccer team. At 23 and after three seasons with the RedStorm, Simon will graduate from St. John's University with a Master's degree in Sports Management in May 2018. In the Eye of the Red Storm will be Simon's first feature-length documentary.

  • C’est à 19 ans, après trois années passées au centre de formation de l’Olympique Lyonnais, que Simon décide de tenter sa chance aux États-Unis. Conscient qu’il ne signera pas de contrat professionnel en France, il envisage la piste USA et se fait alors recruter par l’université de St. John. Bourse sportive en poche, Simon s'envole pour New York en août 2014. Là-bas, il y poursuit ses études, tout en jouant pour l’équipe de soccer en Division 1 de championnat universitaire. À 23 ans, Simon est en passe d’obtenir un master de management du sport à la St. John’s University de New York. In the Eye of the Red Storm sera le premier documentaire de Simon.
Simon with the Athletic Director and the President of SJU
Simon with the Athletic Director and the President of SJU
 
Paul & Simon
Paul & Simon
 

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Risks and challenges

If we don't collect the $20,000 estimated, the movie will never see the light. We do need this much money to make something professional, to make something look good. That's why we need you and your support.

Also, since In the Eye of the Red Storm will be the first feature-length documentary for both Paul and Simon, we don't know yet if it will be screened in France or in the U.S once finished. We will do our best to make it look awesome in order to have the most chances of seeing it on TV. Again, we won't be able to do that without your help.

Paul and Simon.

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