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A Big Man's Game: The Earl Boykins Story

This is a story about a father and son bond that transcends the game of basketball.

A Big Man's Game: The Earl Boykins Story

This is a story about a father and son bond that transcends the game of basketball.

$66
pledged of $42,000pledged of $42,000 goal
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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, September 12 2015 8:32 PM UTC +00:00

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Digital Movie Poster
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Swag-Out Sticker
Swag-Out Sticker
A Big Man's Game - Backbone T-shirt
A Big Man's Game - Backbone T-shirt
Boykins Basketball Academy Shooting Jersey
Boykins Basketball Academy Shooting Jersey
Authentic Signed/Framed Denver Nuggetts Jersey
Authentic Signed/Framed Denver Nuggetts Jersey

 INTRODUCTION

This is a story of a Father & Son bond that transcends the game of basketball.  Our documentary tells the story of retired NBA Veteran Earl Boykins.  Witness his journey through a big man's game as he overcomes stereotypes of his 5'5" 133 lbs size.  Earl Boykins was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio; a city that has been overwhelmed with poverty, devastated by crime, and torn by the heartbreaks and losses from their professional sports programs failure to win it all.  Growing up in the inner-city, Earl had no choice but to have heart.   

At every level Earl played on, everyone knew he was a special player.  The one thing his teammates all agree on, was his unbelievable amount of CONFIDENCE in himself.  Earl knew that if he didn't have confidence in himself; especially because of his size, that no one else would believe in his skills. 


THE STORY & GAMEPLAN

Boykins had a rare inner-city bond with his Father that allowed him to have an extremely successful basketball career from Cleveland Central Catholic High School to Eastern Michigan University and to a 13 year campaign in the NBA.  Watch a scene from our film that displays how a Father's love provides the tools his son would need to conquer his giants.  You will see how his Father would lay the ground work to make his son's undersized frame, and inner-city upbringing non-factors.


WHY USE KICKSTARTER?

We feel that our film signifies what KICKSTARTER is all about.  Earl has always been criticized and chopped down by the game of basketball because he was a very small competing in a big man's game. Therefore, Boykins was ALWAYS considered to be an underdog no matter what level he played on.  Just like Earl's career, Kickstarter gives the "little guy" or "dark horse" an opportunity to compete and stay relevant through you the backers/supporters.  Their crowdfunding platform allows you the backers to be part of our project from the beginning stages by pledging money towards the documentary in exchange for rewards for your donations.  We hope that you enjoy being part of a worthy project from its conception to completion!


BENEFITS OF RAISING FUNDS

When earl played for the Denver Nuggets he received over 50 letters a week from parents thanking him for inspiring their undersized kids.  The advantage of having funds from your donations will allow us to influence undersized children all over the world.  In addition to, the funds will expedite the shooting of additional interviews, travel expenses, editing hours of footage, licensing rights, legal fees, marketing and promotional material.  The more funds we can raise, the better we can make this INSPIRATIONAL film for all to enjoy. 

Ideas for making a documentary are a dime a dozen, the hard part is finding the funds to actually turn it in to a commodity.  Kickstarter will help us reach those undersized children as well as those individuals who will benefit from Earl's story based on CONFIDENCE.


WHY NOT ASK EARL FOR THE FUNDS?

Earl is a very humble and modest retired professional basketball player.  He is not a film maker nor does he have a production company.  Having him fund our film would go against every principal of making a TRUE documentary.  Seeing the CONFIDENCE displayed by one of the NBA's smallest basketball player night-in-and-night-out encourages us to have the BACKBONE to believe we can meet out financial goal within the 30 day deadline.

Risks and challenges

Getting Earl to do this film project was a BIG challenge because of his humble nature. We have concerns of securing the necessary rights for footage and audio production, along with distribution after the documentary is finished (especially by us being independent). The understanding we have as being an independent company in both the film and music industry presents us with so many obstacles that our out-of-pocket budget may not be able to handle. But through our experiences, dedication, devotion, and fiery spirit in conjunction with your pledges our efforts in making this film become fool proof.

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    -we will give you a personalized signed basketball, a Boykins Basketball Academy Shooting Jersey, along with "A Big Man's Game" flexible USB Wristband for convenient and secure carriage of your data and the movie and soundtrack for "A Big Man's Game: The Earl Boykins Story", a Backbone T-Shirt and a limited edition of "A Big Man's Game" Sticker to swag-out your tablet, laptop,gym bag, phone, etc., and a limited edition of "A Big Man's Game" Digital Movie Poster that you can post, use as a wallpaper, tweet or share with friends.

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    -we will give you a personal phone call from Earl Boykins and one of the producers thanking you for your donations, a personalized signed basketball, a Boykins Basketball Academy Shooting Jersey, along with "A Big Man's Game" flexible USB Wristband for convenient and secure carriage of your data and the movie and soundtrack for "A Big Man's Game: The Earl Boykins Story", a Backbone T-Shirt, a limited edition of "A Big Man's Game" Sticker to swag-out your tablet, laptop,gym bag, phone, etc., and a limited edition of "A Big Man's Game" Digital Movie Poster that you can post, use as a wallpaper, tweet or share with friends.

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    -we will give you your name listed on the film's credits as an "Associate Producer", a personal phone call from Earl Boykins and one of the producers thanking you for your donations, a personalized signed basketball along with a Boykins Basketball Academy Shooting Jersey, a "A Big Man's Game" flexible USB Wristband for convenient and secure carriage of your data and the movie and soundtrack for "A Big Man's Game: The Earl Boykins Story", a Backbone T-Shirt, a limited edition of "A Big Man's Game" Sticker to swag-out your tablet, laptop,gym bag, phone, etc., and a limited edition of "A Big Man's Game" Digital Movie Poster that you can post, use as a wallpaper, tweet or share with friends.

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    -we give you a framed signed Denver Nuggets Jersey plus a personal phone call from Earl Boykins and one of the producers thanking you for your donations, a personalized signed basketball, a Boykins Basketball Academy Shooting Jersey, along with "A Big Man's Game" flexible USB wristband for convenient and secure carriage of your data of the digital movie and soundtrack for the film, along with a Backbone T-Shirt, a limited edition of "A Big Man's Game" Sticker to swag-out your tablet, laptop,gym bag, phone, etc., and a limited edition of "A Big Man's Game" Digital Movie Poster that you can post, use as a wallpaper, tweet or share with friends.

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    we will give you your name listed on the film's credits as an "Executive Producer", along with a framed signed Denver Nuggets Jersey plus an opportunity to golf with Earl Boykins at a special golf outting, a personal phone call from Earl Boykins and one of the producers thanking you for your donations, a personalized signed basketball, a Boykins Basketball Academy Shooting Jersey, along with "A Big Man's Game" flexible USB Wristband for convenient and secure carriage of your data and the movie and soundtrack for the "A Big man's Game: The Earl Boykins Story", a Backbone T-Shirt, a limited edition of "A Big Man's Game" Sticker to swag-out your tablet, laptop,gym bag, phone, etc., and a limited edition of "A Big Man's Game" Digital Movie Poster that you can post, use as a wallpaper, tweet or share with friends.

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