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$3,105
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
28
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, March 23 2011 1:24 PM UTC +00:00

About

You don’t stop playing because you get old. You grow old because you stop playing. Frank Bernini, 80 years old, tells his friends: “When it’s my time to go, I want to go between second and third base...” Frank has been playing softball with 'The Relics’ since 1995 when the league started. His teammates, all guys over the age of 75, get together twice a week for four months a year to play ball. Our film, 'The Relics', is a documentary that explores more than just a team of seniors playing ball. It’s about confronting our greatest challenge: the end of our lives. These guys are rising to the challenge as a team, and even though they know it’s a game they won’t necessarily win, they’re playing it hard, having a lot of fun and doing it together. It is impossible not to be moved by their friendships, their camaraderie and the way they all push beyond the physical and emotional aches and pains that come with getting older...just to get back to the field to play a little ball. We decided to make this documentary because it’s an inspiration to all of us. We’re all going to get old, and if we’re lucky enough, we’ll do it amongst friends that share the same values and determination as ‘The Relics’. The Relics Film - Where we are now: We have already raised the funding needed to shoot over 200 hours of practice, game and tournament footage that includes interviews, intimate moments, antidotes, humor, sorrow and many lifetimes of lessons learned. We have signed Academy Award nominated actor Danny Aiello to narrate the film, and we have arranged to interview baseball great Bernie Williams. We are in the process of seeking other notable athletes to make cameo appearances in the film. Please visit ‘The Relics’ website @ http://www.therelicsmovie.com/ The Relics Film - Uses of the Kickstarter funding: We need to complete the principle photography, including interviews with Bernie Williams and several other athletes (to be named soon).

We need to record the score and the soundtrack for the film. Danny, Brendan and Paul are all musicians and producers; so look forward to a great score and soundtrack.

We want to become film-festival-ready. This is a story we want the world to see. We will be working hard to ensure this project has every opportunity to succeed.

The Relics is a great story. We cannot wait to share it with the rest of the world. With your generous support we can make it happen!

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    our undying gratitude, and a color Relics movie poster

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    a color Relics Movie Poster, and a packaged DVD of the film

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    a color Relics Movie Poster, and a packaged DVD of the film, and a high-quality, official Relics (the movie) t-shirt (shown on left)

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    everything listed above, and a high quality, Relics team sweatshirt, and a Thank You credit at the end of the film

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    everything listed above, and a large, color Relics movie poster signed by all the Western Mass Relics

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    everything listed above, and a team-signed, official, used (bat-dents included) Relics trophy-case softball (nicely packaged)

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    everything listed above, and a signed, official Relics team shirt - that will be professionally pinned and framed under glass, and an Associate Producer credit in the film

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- (90 days)