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Rocketball: Not a Typo, Definitely Exciting!

by Cindy Tilbury and Alex Glaros

Okay, Racquetball Family! Here’s a chance to do a little to make a BIG difference for racquetball.

Northern California screenwriter/director Alex Glaros has written a racquetball-related movie script and it is now time to crowdfund to GET IT MADE into an independent feature film entitled “Rocketball.” USA Racquetball has generously volunteered to let us publicize the project via the Serving Up the News newsletter.

Act today! The deadline for crowdfunding is March 22.If the goal is not reached, all crowdfunders’ credit cards will be refunded.

To make your pledge and show your support for the racquetball-themed movie entitled “Rocketball”, click on this link and choose your pledge amount.  Please have your friends participate, too! https://seedandspark.com/fund/rocketball/

Thanks in advance for your help and giving us a chance to celebrate our sport outside of the gyms and clubs!

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Rocketball Director Alex Garros HeadShot

Photo by Martine Glaros

WHAT’S GOING ON?

A racquetball-related film is in the works! One of the goals of the film is to promote the sport of racquetball. I need your help to make it happen. It’s time to gauge the level of interest of our avid racquetball-playing community. Check out the initial plans and the trailer here: https://youtu.be/suQ4iCYFTAM. I need you to be part of the team. 

 

WHO IS DRIVING THIS PROJECT?

I, Alex Glaros, am a writer/director from Northern California (Winters) and I wrote the script. After submitting it to various screenwriting film festivals, I am now asking for help from the racquetball community to get the film made and shown to the masses. My plan is to shoot the movie near my home, plus integrate high-quality video generously donated by the IRT men’s pro tour. You can learn more about me and my project here. https://www.rocketballmovie.com. See more details and links below. Cindy Tilbury from Southern California is helping coordinate some of the crowdfunding and promotion, too. 

IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED FROM YOU!

This movie will never happen unless I get some seed money within the next 30 days.  My team has until March 22, 2023, at 8:00 pm Pacific Time to determine if the film generates enough interest in the racquetball community and independent film fans.  If you love racquetball, you’ll want to be one of the trailblazers of this adventure. I am asking you to pledge your level of interest, with contribution as low as $4.00—the price of a screening when the film is final. Higher levels of commitment are available, with greater rewards (your name in the credits, or acting as an extra, for example). If your budget is tight, your best option is to pay for pre-rental of the film. Then simply watch it at no further cost when it comes out.

EVERY DONATION IS GREATLY APPRECIATED. 

To make your pledge and show your support for the racquetball-themed movie entitled “Rocketball”, click on this link and choose your pledge amount. Please have your friends participate, too! https://seedandspark.com/fund/rocketball/

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Your card will not be charged for 30 days. If audience commitment is achieved, the funds you pledge will be released to the production group to enable film creation. If the funding goal is not met, pledges will be refunded. You will be notified that filming will commence, with regular updates and an invite to showings. 

HOW DOES THIS HELP OUR SPORT?

The USA Racquetball Board of Directors, committees, pro tours, and I will try to integrate the film with USA Racquetball, racquetball groups, and industry marketing so that viewers new to racquetball can act on their interest. I want to create a path to help viewers find clubs, find racquetball ambassadors, and get introduced to our favorite sport. If interest is high, more films will be considered for future production. 

SPECIAL SOCIAL MEDIA CONSIDERATIONS

Please like, share, and post on social media, and ask every person you know to pledge here and share with their friends: https://seedandspark.com/fund/rocketball/

If you are an influencer, please share with your audience: https://seedandspark.com/fund/rocketball/

SPECIAL FILM/TV INDUSTRY NOTE

This movie will be produced on a shoestring budget. If you have special equipment or skills or talents to contribute to this film, I want to talk to you. See my contact info below. 

SPECIAL RACQUETBALL MANUFACTURER INVITATION

Racquetball equipment/apparel will be shown in this film, and I want it to be your company’s products. Please contact me directly to talk about product placement. This would include racquets, balls, bags, shirts, shoes, hats, gloves.

RECAP / LINKS

The script is finished and the screenplay has won or placed in most film festivals entered. If you still have questions, explore the links below and contact me. 

 

Thanks in advance for your pledge and for playing the great sport of racquetball. Remember that we only have 10 more days to get this crowdfunded! I look forward to hearing from you.

 


Sincerely,

Alex Glaros

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