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Update #9 - For backers only

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Update #8 - For backers only

south side update

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Update #7 - For backers only

End-of-Summer Update

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Update #6

Chicago United Hoops Classic

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Backers... we meet again.

I've been out of the field a couple weeks working on the business/legal aspects of the filmmaking process, but had to attend and film an exhibition basketball game pitting high school all-stars from the West Side of Chicago versus their counterparts on the South Side.  A few notables were in attendance, including the mayor, an NFL player or two, and director John Singleton (Boyz n the Hood, Higher Learning).  I need to work on my elevator pitch so that next time I run into a famous person and want to pitch my project I don't just say, "Hey what's up John Singleton!"

Some footage: http://bit.ly/JalKUF

Enjoy, and be in touch.  I love all of you.


Update #5

March 2012 Update

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Hey all!


Just wanted to send a quick hello and let you know that things have been going really well here in Chicago.  I've been out to a bunch of new places recently, continue to meet really awesome people, and I'm keeping the camera rolling.

Here's the latest: http://cyrusdowlatshahi.tumblr.com/post/20014528248/im-on-twitter


Read the tumblr and follow on twitter for the day-to-day stuff, and expect an update like this (via Kickstarter) about rewards coming soon...



Cyrus


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