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DRIVEN probes the incredible personal story of legendary UFC fighter, Jens Pulver, as he journeys back into the cage for what may be his final bout.
DRIVEN probes the incredible personal story of legendary UFC fighter, Jens Pulver, as he journeys back into the cage for what may be his final bout.
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    3. Gregory Bayne 6-time creator on April 17, 2010

      Hey Mike, thanks for checking in! Film is coming along beautifully. You can see the latest clip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch…

      Hardest part? Most likely will come down to what NOT to use. There's so much good stuff in the footage.

      Thanks for being part of this!

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      Mike Schrage on April 8, 2010

      Hey Gregory... just wondering how the film is coming along. What is the hardest part of assembling this film? I really look forward to seeing the finished project.

      Best-

    5. Gregory Bayne 6-time creator on March 7, 2010

      Lotus, Fightlockdown...love you guys. Thank you for the amazing support of Jens, and this film. Truly incredible. So appreciated.

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      lotus on March 7, 2010

      jens even though you lost you showed nothing but strength and courage by doing what ya did. you heart came through and we at fightlockdown got nothing but love for you, we were all heartbroken to see you lose.

      keep on doin what you do jens we will still be here and we will still be cheering.

    7. Gregory Bayne 6-time creator on March 7, 2010

      Thank you Daniel.

      In my previous comment, I meant to write *supporting*

      Thanks again, everyone!

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      Daniel Cannon on March 7, 2010

      JENS YOU ARE MY HERO. THANK YOU

    9. Gregory Bayne 6-time creator on March 7, 2010

      Thanks for all the kind words. Jens is definitely a class act, through and through. Thank you for support him, and this film. We are both very grateful.

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      Mike Schrage on March 7, 2010

      Thanks, Jens. Classy in defeat and valiant in battle. Win, lose, or draw you are the epitomy of a fighter and father. Thanks for everything.

    11. Chris Cockrell on March 6, 2010

      These guys at 145 now are too fucking big for Pulver. I'm sure everyone saw the size difference. I'm not sure if he'd like the idea, but Pulver should drop to 135. The playing ground would be level.

      I hate it for Jens, but I said before that I support him win, lose, or draw and that's true. Jens is the same man he was before he walked into the cage tonight. Having a good heart is a lot more important than winning fights.

    12. Chris Cockrell on March 6, 2010

      Can't believe Pulver's fight is tonight! I wish him the best of luck and I hope the documentary is going well!

    13. Gregory Bayne 6-time creator on March 3, 2010

      Me too! War Pulver!

    14. Gregory Bayne 6-time creator on February 20, 2010

      Noah, me too. It's incredible to watch Jens's journey. Can't wait to share it all.

    15. Noah L on February 17, 2010

      http://mmajunkie.com/news/17974/wec-47s-jens-pulver-has-a-secret-weapon-for-javier-vazquez-a-gameplan.mma

      Jens has been making the press rounds already. Glad to hear he's in good headspace and excited to fight. Win, lose, or draw, I hope we see a barn burner.

      _N

    16. Gregory Bayne 6-time creator on February 6, 2010

      Mike, that is incredible. Thank you for sharing! I will pass on to Jens. THAT is what it's all about.

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      Mike Schrage on February 5, 2010

      Mr. Bayne-

      Congrats on reaching yout goal. I have never felt better about parting with fifty dollars. I was talking to a student the other day about turmoil going on in his life, and I told him all about Jens and what you are trying to do. That sophmore came up to me today and told me he went to wikipidia and Jens's official website, and let me know he had discovered a new outlook. Mr Baynes, thank you. Jens, thank you.

    18. Gregory Bayne 6-time creator on February 5, 2010

      Rescued Media- Nice! So you know Hilla then. Small world indeed! Appreciate the kind words. I wish you the best with your project as well!

    19. Rescued Media on February 5, 2010

      Congrats on reaching your goal. We have a doc. project on Kickstarter right now and your success inspires us. I was reading your bio and I see you worked some films that the Priddy Bros. were a part of. I worked on To Die in Jerusalem and After the Storm, both Priddy productions. Small world :)
      Good luck on your film it sounds great!

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      Jimmy Walling on February 1, 2010

      Congrats! Jens has an amazing story and I glad it will be told! I'm looking forward to seeing this amazing project come to life.

    21. Gregory Bayne 6-time creator on February 1, 2010

      Wow! Thanks for keeping it rolling! 2 hours left! Thank you everyone for this INCREDIBLE show of support!

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      Dabouck5 on February 1, 2010

      Good Job, It's great we've gotten it up this far. But don't stop now, I'm sure they could use some room to spare.

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      Alex Chung on February 1, 2010

      Up to $27,000, even! Keep it going!

    24. James Stewart on February 1, 2010

      So glad this made its goal. Cant wait to see the results and of course Jens' WEC fight!

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      Darren Macmillan on February 1, 2010

      So glad this reached the goal, Jen's story is inspirational and needs to be told.

    26. Gregory Bayne 6-time creator on February 1, 2010

      Stephen, thank you for being part of this! Thank you for your message.

    27. Gregory Bayne 6-time creator on February 1, 2010

      Bill, thank you. I couldn't have said it better myself. That is exactly what this film is all about. Appreciate your support!

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      Stephen Gossip on February 1, 2010

      So happy this has happened, really thought it was a long shot at day 15 when the goal seemed a million miles away, but its amazing how word of mouth can make such a different. Good luck with the filming Greg and all my support to Jens for his preparations leading up to a huge fight. Can't wait to see it!!

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      Bill Medina on February 1, 2010

      It’s amazing that most of the support came from fans that didn’t have a lot of money but gave what they could to support this project. The story of Jens Pulver is more than that of a champion; it’s a story of America and Americans that have had to struggle in whatever way they have to make something of themselves. Even though the goal has been met, I want to support this endeavor because it truly is a story that can inspire a generation, so full speed ahead and thanks for bringing this to us. Good luck Greg and Good Luck to Jens in his upcoming fight!

    30. Gregory Bayne 6-time creator on February 1, 2010

      CosmoSherry! Thank you so much for this message, and your amazing support of this project!

    31. Sherry "Cosmo" Cummings on February 1, 2010

      As a longtime MMA fan, Jens Pulver fan and a backer of this awesome project, I am elated to know that the goal has been met. Your dedication and subject insight combined with the wonderful fan base that Jens has is priceless in more ways than one! You both are very deserving. I am stoked to say the least.
      Congratulations Gregory!
      PS: I second Noah below :)

    32. Gregory Bayne 6-time creator on February 1, 2010

      Noah, thank your for your comment here. Cameras will indeed be rolling, and as I said, it doesn't end here. I'm deeply grateful to all of you, and we're in this together now. I'll be keeping you all posted every step of the way!

    33. Gregory Bayne 6-time creator on February 1, 2010

      Thank you again, Robert. Really appreciated your kind email.

    34. Gregory Bayne 6-time creator on February 1, 2010

      Sarah! Thank you for being part of this! And, yes, hope we're all getting together before then!

    35. Noah L on February 1, 2010

      Congratulations fellas, now the real work begins!

      I'm proud that my money will being going towards realizing this beast out of the gates and into audience's perceptions.

      Keep that camera rolling and the updates coming. If this isn't proof enough of excitement in this thing, then I dunno what is.

      Cheers,

      Noah

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      Robert Carlin on February 1, 2010

      Congrats Again to yourself and Jens, Gregory!! So excited for you both!!!!
      Well done!

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      Sarah Morrison on February 1, 2010

      Just hopped on to see how you were doing on the fundraising and am so excited you surpassed your goal!!! Congrats! Can't wait to see the film, hopefully I don't have to wait until another Fourth of July to see you again! Sarah

    38. Gregory Bayne 6-time creator on February 1, 2010

      dhw77 - Thank you! It's going to be great!

      Mina, appreciate your support. You are amazing!

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      dhw77 on February 1, 2010

      ...congratulations on an auspicious beginning to the project guys! Really looking forward to seeing this. :)

    40. Mina Raass-Dana on February 1, 2010

      Congratulations, Greg and Jens!

    41. Gregory Bayne 6-time creator on February 1, 2010

      Thank you, Rebekah. Tell Justin I miss him! And, yes, Harlow misses you!

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      Rebekah Dobbs on February 1, 2010

      Greg, Congrats!!! We know it's going to be amazing . . . . can't wait.
      R&J

    43. Gregory Bayne 6-time creator on February 1, 2010

      Thank you EVERYONE for the continued comments. Really thankful to all of you.

    44. Thomas Cunningham on February 1, 2010

      I have two words for you reaching your goal:
      FUCK. YEAH!

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      lotus on January 31, 2010

      congrats greg glad you made the total bud. best wishes from fld we are looking forward to watching your film homie.

    46. Marc Baker on January 31, 2010

      Hooray! I am incredibly excited about this project.
      Best of luck getting it all together Gregory.

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      Michael Burke on January 31, 2010

      Whoop!

      To everyone directly involved, best of luck with the project. I can't wait to see what you come up with. Jens, I'll be cheering for you!

      -Beau

    48. Mike Dion on January 31, 2010

      Way to go Gregory! There seems to be tons of heart & soul in this project.

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