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Last Sunday I had to the opportunity to meet with Actor Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds) and Director Youssef Delara (Filly Brown) to discuss their newest film The Bounce Back. They are doing something I have never seen before in Hollywood and putting the fate of the project into our hands.
“The Bounce Back” is a heartfelt romantic comedy about finding the courage to love after love has let you down.
When I read “The Bounce Back” – that very same issue was at the core of the script and the character, Matthew Taylor. I saw a lot of myself in Matthew, although I’ve never written a book (but I’m thinking about it now, hint, hint). I felt a kindred spirit to what Matthew was going through and my own life. Matthew loses his wife, his first love and after a short recovery creates a best selling book and a system of survival in order to shield himself from the pain. He throws himself into a year long speaking tour.
That system of survival; his book and speaking tour, keeps him from falling in love again when he meets the perfect girl, the beautiful and zany Kristin Moreland. Matthew realizes that he has to renounce his book and the world he has created around it in order to take the big unknown plunge of letting himself fall in love again.
I think there is a wonderful poetry to that, the idea of risking it all for love. And I feel, in my heart, that is why we’re here on this planet. To love. After I put down the screenplay, “The Bounce Back,” I knew I had to make this movie simply because I believe in love all the way down to the fabric of my being.
How are they putting this project into our hands? They are asking us to contribute to help fund the film on Indiegogo. We need to show Hollywood that there is already a fan base out there and a demand for the film. The Bounce Back will be a great romantic comedy. I don’t know about you, but some of my favorite movies happen to be romantic comedies. Who doesn’t love a good love story that you can relate to and that makes you laugh so you feel you aren’t alone? Chances are we have all been there at some point.
Getting to speak with Shemar Moore and Youssef Delara, you really heard their passion for this movie in the words they spoke. Here is a video of Shemar Moore during the interview:
Currently they are more than half way to their funding goal of $500,000. I am asking you, whether you are a fan of Shemar Moore’s, a fan of a good love story, or just a fan of movies, to contribute at least $5.00 to see this movie reach its goal. Your donation won’t go un-missed as you can earn some amazing perks just by contributing. You can visit their Indiegogo page by visiting this link: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-bounce-back
Here are some photos from the press junket:
After the press junket I had the opportunity to help Shemar Moore with his very first Twitter party! This was an incredible experience to be a part of as his fan base made a huge presence. Within 20 minutes of the Twitter party our hashtag, #ShemarMoore, trended worldwide. His fans were wonderful in asking questions and engaging in conversation with Shemar.