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A feature-length documentary-in-progress about the life and legacy of Olympic champion diver Greg Louganis. Read more

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A feature-length documentary-in-progress about the life and legacy of Olympic champion diver Greg Louganis.

New York, NY Documentary
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Upcoming Festivals! Long Island and NYC!

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Back on Board Greg Louganis
Back on Board Greg Louganis

Thank you Kickstarter Supporters! With your help, we have been able to get the film into film festivals, receive incredible reviews, and amazing audience responses! October was a busy month for us! We just wrapped up screenings in Portland, Seattle, Hot Springs, New Orleans and the Hamptons! And now we're gearing up for more!

Back on Board SPECIAL EVENT at DOCNYC
Back on Board SPECIAL EVENT at DOCNYC

We're thrilled to announce that BACK ON BOARD is coming to NYC! Our film will screen on November 16th at 6:45pm at the DOC NYC Film Festival! Greg Louganis and many members of our team will be in attendance! BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY

LONG ISLAND GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (OPENING NIGHT FILM) Friday, November 7th - 5:30pm Director Cheryl Furjanic & producer Will Sweeney in attendance! Greg Louganis Q&A via Skype! Cinema Arts Centre 423 Park Ave Huntington, NY 11743 

TICKETS: http://www.cinemaartscentre.org/event/long-island-gay-lesbian-film-festival-3/

DOC NYC (SPECIAL EVENT) Sunday, November 16th - 6:45pm Greg Louganis, director Cheryl Furjanic, producer Will Sweeney & more in attendance! SVA Theater 333 W 23rd St (Bet 8th & 9th) NY, NY 10011 

TICKETS: http://www.docnyc.net/film/back-on-board-greg-louganis/

For the most up-to-date details about the film, find us on Facebook or Twitter! Thanks again for your interest in BACK ON BOARD: GREG LOUGANIS and we'll see you at the movies, Cheryl Furjanic & Will Sweeney

* Photo above by Eric Gregory 

Help Us Share Greg's Story with the world
Help Us Share Greg's Story with the world

We are currently shopping our film around to potential broadcasters and distributors. As we do, we are still raising funds to pay for post-production costs -- especially archival footage fees! We'd be honored if you could make a tax-deductible contribution towards the future of our film. Or click here to become a producer on the film! DONATE TODAY!  https://secure.donationpay.org/documentaries/backonboard/

Join Team BACK ON BOARD! Or find us on the web

 Copyright © 2014 BOB Films LLC, All rights reserved.

October Film Festivals! Portland! Seattle! Hot Springs! Hamptons! New Orleans!

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Dear Kickstarter Backers!!

Thanks again for all of your incredible support of our film so far! After a very successful film festival run this summer, we’re THRILLED to announce the list of film festivals where you can catch BACK ON BOARD: GREG LOUGANIS in October!  Please help spread the word to your friends in these cities!

PORTLAND QUEER FILM FESTIVAL

Friday, October 3rd – 7:30 PM (OPENING NIGHT FILM) 

Greg Louganis & director Cheryl Furjanic in attendance!

Cinema 21 * 16 NW 21st Ave * Portland, Oregon 97209 

PORTLAND TICKETS: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=plgff

SEATTLE LESBIAN & GAY FILM FESTIVAL

Thursday, October 9th – 7:30 PM (OPENING NIGHT FILM)

Greg Louganis & director Cheryl Furjanic in attendance!

Egyptian Theatre * 801 E Pine Street * Seattle, WA, 98122 

SEATTLE TICKETS: http://slgff.strangertickets.com/films/17910446/back-on-board-greg-louganis

HOT SPRINGS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

Saturday, October 11th – 11:45am 

Greg Louganis & director Cheryl Furjanic in attendance! 

Arlington Cinema 2 * 239 Central Avenue * Hot Springs, AR 71901 

HOT SPRINGS TICKETS: http://www.hsdfi.org/

HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Producer Will Sweeney & editor Karen Sim in attendance! 

Saturday, October 11th - 12pm @  Sag Harbor Cinemas 

Monday, October 13th - 4pm @ East Hampton Cinemas

HAMPTONS TICKETS: https://www.ticketcentral.com/hamptonsfilmfest/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=3DF47DC5-6451-4FDB-A8B4-326A65055744

NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL

Thursday, October 23rd - 7:45pm 

Greg Louganis, Johnny Chaillot & director Cheryl Furjanic in attendance! 

Prytania Theatre 5339 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70115 

NEW ORLEANS TICKETS: http://tickets.neworleansfilmfestival.org/WebSales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=30647~5b4807da-9b07-4bbc-ab6b-7ddc653d87b3&epguid=fddf99d1-cb9f-4590-ae8d-e505347bd056&

And we’ll have a few exciting announcements about more east coast screenings soon! Stay tuned!

Thank you again so much for your patience as we work toward fulfilling your rewards! We are working to get distribution on a TV channel or in movie theaters. Unfortunately, we can’t deliver backer rewards until we have secured the rights to all the archival footage (a very costly endeavor) and selected a distributor.

Thanks again for your support and we’ll see you at the movies!

Cheryl Furjanic & Will Sweeney

p.s. The best way to keep up with the progress of our film is by LIKING us on Facebook or FOLLOWING us on Twitter!

BACK ON BOARD SUMMER UPDATE

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BACK ON BOARD to make WORLD PREMIERE at AFI DOCS Film Festival in June!

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Dearest Kickstarter supporters!  

After three years of hard work, long days, and cinematic elbow grease, the moment has arrived!!! We are thrilled and proud to announce that BACK ON BOARD: GREG LOUGANIS will have its will have its WORLD PREMIERE next month at the AFI DOCS Film Festival on Friday, June 20th at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. We could not be more excited to share our film with the world! All of the exciting details are below (including the information about our San Francisco screening at Frameline as well)!  We couldn't have made it here without you! 

Thank you for your believing in this project, for your enthusiasm, for your donations, and for your all around support. Thank you also for your patience in waiting for your backer rewards. This film has taken longer than we though to complete (Greg's story just kept going...) but we are confident that taking the time to finish the film well was the right decision. 

We are in the home stretch with post-production and we are still raising the funds we need to finish the film! A generous donor has agreed to a "matching program" to help us get to the finish line. This donor will MATCH every dollar that is pledged up to $25,000! That means you double the impact of your contribution towards the film. With your help, we can make it through this last phase of work on the film! We'd be honored if you could kick in a few dollars (or a hundred, or a thousand) towards this goal.

http://louganisdoc.com/donate/

Thank you for all of your incredible support over the years. It has been an amazing experience to make this film about Greg’s life and legacy. 

Here's to the home stretch and our WORLD PREMIERE!!! And please help us spread the word!! We hope to see some of you at the movies!!!! And thank you again for all of your support!!!!! 

Best, 

Cheryl Furjanic & Will Sweeney 

WORLD PREMIERE 

AFI DOCS Film Festival

Friday, June 20th – 4:45pm 

Smithsonian – The National Portrait Gallery Theatre 

The Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium Eighth and F Streets NW Washington, D.C. 20001 TICKETS

Saturday, June 21st – 1:45pm

AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center 

 8633 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD 20910

 TICKETS

FRAMELINE Film Festival

Wednesday, June 25th – 4:00 PM 

Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street 

San Francisco, CA 94114 

TICKETS 

2013 Year-End Wrap Up!

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Happy Holidays Kickstarter Backers! 

2013 was an incredible year for BACK ON BOARD Greg Louganis. With the help of the incredible support of many many supporters like you, we were able to finish principal photography on our film and we got some great attention in the process! We are now hard at work in the editing room and look forward to finishing the film in 2014. The film has taken longer than we anticipated to finish, but we know it will be worth it!

We write to you today, confident about the film and grateful for your encouragement, to ask for your year-end support.  If you're in a position to give your support again we would be so grateful! Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution now to help us finish the BACK ON BOARD.

Your year-end contribution will be used immediately to help pay for editing, sound mixing and design, color correction, archival footage and music.

In the spirit of reflecting on what we've done this year, we are proud to present to you our BACK ON BOARD year in review. In 2013:

  • BACK ON BOARD was nominated for IndieWire's Project of the Year 
  • Greg was back on TV as the star of ABC's SPLASH (we shot with him on the set)! 
  • We threw a big Pride Weekend fundraising party in NYC (thanks Robby Browne!) and 100+ people came to support the film and meet Greg 
  • Grey Sample came on board as our new Executive Producer! 
  • We received support for the film this year from Frameline Filmmaker Completion Fund, Andrew Tobias, The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, The Chessie Foundation, The Community Foundation for the Capital Region‘s Kate Cashel Fund, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Terrence Meck, Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, the National Swimming Pool Foundation and many more incredible individuals! 
  • We got some great press for our film in Huffington Post and GO MAGAZINE
  • Greg got engaged to Johnny Chaillot (we shot the proposal!) 
  • Greg became an outspoken activist powerful news appearances on Anderson Cooper, Hardball with Chris Matthews, and NPR's The Takeaway
  • Greg and Johnny got married in a sunset ceremony in Malibu, California (We shot all of the photos and video of the wedding!)

Thank you again for all of your support of our film so far.

Please consider making a contribution today to help us share our film and Greg's incredible story with the widest possible audience.

Thank you so much for your support. Happy Holidays!

Sincerely, 

Cheryl Furjanic, Will Sweeney, and Amanda Keropian

p.s. For more updates follow us on Facebook and Twitter!