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"Art of the Bag" is a documentary film on the evolution of the speed bag and how it is being used in ways never imagined in the past.

"Art of the Bag" will follow the evolution of the speed bag and show that it's much more then just a boxing exercise.

More and more the speed bag is being used not only as part of the average person’s workout, but in rehabilitation centers and programs across the country. It has been proven to increase the quality of life for those with Parkinson's disease and helps build eye-hand coordination, speed and accuracy and is a great upper body workout.

I'll be talking indepth to Alan Kahn, author of "The Speed Bag Bible" about his extensive experience, insight and vision of speed bag training.

http://www.speedbagcentral.com/

Be sure to checkout SPEED B.A.G. III
http://speedbagiii.com/

WHY AM I FUNDRAISING?
Being an indie filmmaker has both positives and the not-so-positives…

THE POSITIVE
I’m lucky enough to have acquired (over the years) pretty much all the equipment I need to shoot and edit this film. This includes an HD camera, lighting and sound production gear…and a computer to put it all together.

THE "NOT-SO-POSITIVE"
As all indie filmmakers know, you have to fund most all of your projects personally or with the help of friends and family. BUT, it also means that you believe strongly in the project and will see it through to the end!

The funds raised here will subsidize my investment and go towards travel expenses so I can get to the heart of the story, visiting experts, trainers and rehab centers that use the speed bag in their daily routines. Help pay for the gas to drive down to Keyport, NJ and attend the SPEED B.A.G. III gathering. Sound design, music and color correction...Then there's the development of the web site for the film and duplication of the DVD's. 

If I can exceed the original funding, I'd like to look into renting a high-speed camera, for clear slow motion, to better show the coordination, timing and beauty of the combinations. Any additional funds will be used to make this film the best it can be!  ANY & ALL donations are greatly appreciated.

DONATE
Everyone who pledges becomes a part of this project and can help get this film out into the world. Please choose a level of donation that works for you and receive some great perks. As a reminder of how Kickstarter works, we have until May 31st to meet our goal of $5,000. If we don’t raise this amount by then, we receive nothing, so please make a donation and share this project with anyone who might be interested.


FOLLOW THE BLOG
Please visit the production blog & keep current. I’ll be posting regularly with interesting information & news about the film.
http://artofthebag.zazacast.com/

Bag on!

Joe Saba, Director/Producer
ZazaCast Films
www.zazacast.com

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Music:

"AG-SYS(the return)" by Tomas PhUsIoN
http://ccmixter.org/files/phusion/14129
is licensed under a Creative Commons license:
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

"Cirrus reborn" by Fireproof_Babies
http://ccmixter.org/files/Fireproof_Babies/11572
is licensed under a Creative Commons license:
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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    FLYING CHEST BUMP and many thanks! To show you that every little bit counts, your name will be added to the final credits of the film as a valued supporter.

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    Not only will you get added to the final credits but you will receive a limited addition ZazaCast Films lanyard!

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    THIS is the SWEET SPOT.... not only do you get all of the above rewards (name in the credits & a really cool lanyard), but you'll receive an HD download of the film for your viewing pleasure!

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    Now it's getting good... all the very generous supporters who opt-in at this level will not only receive all of the above rewards, but get a DVD of the final film. This DVD will include a bunch of the 'behind the scenes' footage too!

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    FORWARD FIST ROLL! You get it all here...a big thank you, the cool lanyard, an HD download, the DVD w/BTS footage...AND an autographed photo of ALAN KAHN, author of the Speed Bag Bible.

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    TRIPLE ELBOW STRIKE! This one is a knock-out and the higest level available. As a SUPER SUPPORTER, you'll receive everything above as well as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT.

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