LOSING LEBRON is a feature-length documentary chronicling NBA superstar LeBron James' first season with the Miami Heat, through the eyes of the fans he left behind.
LOSING LEBRON will go deep into the homes and workplaces of Cleveland residents to find out how they have been affected by this move, why basketball is so important to them, and watch as they adjust to a season without LeBron. Think Hoop Dreams meets Roger & Me. Fans and foes alike will document themselves through user-generated content as we experience this unique chapter in sports history. We will provide selected participants with HD Flip Cams so they can interview themselves, their family, and their friends, and become a part of the film's production.
LOSING LEBRON is a film about community. We both have family members and friends in Cleveland and Akron who feel betrayed by LeBron’s decision to go to Miami. They, and so many other basketball fans, see his choice as a slap in the face to the people of Cleveland who loved and supported him. But they also see this as a trend in their long-associated history with sports heartache in their city, and a sign of the future of their city’s pride. We want this film to be an opportunity to tell these stories, and to show how beloved the city is by so many.
We're hoping to raise $10,000 on Kickstarter. This is the minimum amount we need to cover our production expenses (transportation, lodging, equipment, etc.), and the cost of 50 HD Flip Cams that we will be handing out to selected Cleveland participants. The more money we raise, the more time we can spend shooting in Cleveland and helping to discover and share all its hidden gems!
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