My mom is an AVID watcher of the soap opera, The Young and the Restless, so I’ve known who Shemar Moore was for quite a while (you may also be a huge fan of his role as Derek Morgan on Criminal Minds). He sure packs a punch in the looks department and he’s a fabulous actor! When I told my mom I was working with other fabulous bloggers on a campaign to support the funding of “Malcolm Winters‘” new film, her eyes widened and she let out a gasp and a “WHAT, WHO, WAIT from my soap?!” She’s already said she’s jumping in my suitcase if I have a chance to meet him…we’ll get to that in another post!
Nonetheless, Shemar Moore is heading up a project to fund an upcoming movie called, “The Bounce Back.” Out of loyalty and of of his fans, he is reaching out to them (and us in social media) to ask for help in building this movie up from ground level with a smaller budget than most Hollywood films of this same caliber. His ultimate goal is to raise half of the money through Indiegogo and he’d personally come up with the other half, thus beginning production immediately!
About the Movie
“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.
Now check out this sneak peek!
I was asked to participate in this campaign by the Bounce Back Film Campaign as part of a first-of-its-kind blogger initiative. I will cover the making of the movie from fundraising to premiere throughout the next year. I am being provided promotional material, giveaways and exclusive interviews but this is not a paid post. As always, my opinions are my own.