Bounce Back and the New Social Media Powerhouse

The blogging community is a pretty cool one, although I may be biased.  Some of the most amazing people I know I met through the blogging and volunteering work, and sometimes both.  It is a source of friendship building and discovery.  The things that I’ve learned about from my fellow blogging pals, from blogs in general, as well as the information I’ve gone to blogs to find, is crazy.  The power that blogs can wield is astounding at times.  You might have seen me blog, tweet and facebook about the upcoming Indie project The Bounce Back.  (My first blog post can be read here

I was so completely thrilled to be a part of this campaign from the very beginning.  First of all I jumped on board because my awesome friend Erica was heading it up, she’s a fellow milspouse.  But secondly, ummm hello..its Shemar Moore.  I’m a huge fan, mostly from his Criminal Minds acting….I’m a complete Crime Show nerd.  So this post is part introduction and part update.  As of today, right now, we have well exceeded our originial goal of $500,000.  We are at $605,810!!  How incredible is that?!  There was a part of me that was just wondering how this was going to be accomplished.  I remember hearing about the Veronica Mars thing and just being blown over.  I mean, these are just regular every day people who have a passion about something like a tv show.  It can seem silly when you just say it like that, but people know what they want.  How many movies and tv shows get made and you’re thinking, “What, really?!”  This was the chance to get something made because people wanted it to be made!!  We’ve set some records people!!  The Bounce Back is the #1 funded movie on indegogo and look at these stats for crowdfunded projects:

1. Veronica Mars Film – Kickstarter – $5.7M – campaign ended 91,585 funders

2. Wish I Were Here – Zach Braff – Kickstarter $3.1 M – campaign ended – 46,520 funders

3. Road Hard – Adam Corrolla – FundAnything $837,5K (campaign still running) – 8,571 funders

4. The Bounce Back Film – Indiegogo – $551.2K (campaign still running) – over 3000 funders

Fourth of all time?!  What?!!  The power of the people my friend, the power of the people.  So, today I wanted to share with you that this power is going to be taken to a whole new level, with the creation of the Entertainment New Media Network.   Blessed, isn’t really the word for it, but to be a part of something new like this is exciting!  My new boss said it best:

 There truly is power in numbers, and in Hollywood numbers are power. Entertainment New Media Network is where the two meet.  -Erica I. Pena-Vest

I get to be a part of a new network of bloggers that are working on entertainment-related campaigns; proving that there are power in numbers and that this power lies with regular people who have grabbed hold of a vision and gone for a ride!!! 

If you’re just hearing about this campaign…welcome..check it out and see if you want to be involved, contribute, whatever.  Ask me questions!!  I’d love to answer them.  And let me know what you think about the project.  Have you watched the video about it?  Are you a Shemar fan?  What do you think about the power of social media?

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The Bounce Back #TheBounceBack Huge Giveaway!!

Welcome to our giveaway. We are in the home stretch of this campaign.  We are so thankful for all the support and feedback so far. The Bounce Back film officially became the most funded film on Indiegogo and that is all thanks to you, the fans! To celebrate we have an amazing giveaway for you all. One lucky winner will receive two tickets to the movie premier and after party in LA! Good luck and thank you for helping us make this dream of our’s come true.

Read why I became a part of the campaign here!  Thanks for stopping by and good luck.  Make sure to check out my own giveaway for the movie.  You will have a chance to win an exclusive t-shirt.

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Win a t-shirt from The Bounce Back #TheBounceBack !!

Hi all!!  Hopefully by now you’ve heard a little bit about The Bounce Back.  If you’ve been following me on twitter, facebook or pinterest you might have seen me mention it a couple times (okay, maybe a lot of times!).  We are in the last couple days of this project, which is now the most funded film on Indiegogo, which is pretty darn cool.  I feel like this is another child.  I’ve been on this project for awhile now and its just truly amazing to see how it’s grown.  The people over at the film have kindly put together a huge giveaway, which you can check out here.

On my little ‘ole blog however you have the chance to win an exclusive t-shirt from the project!  Now you can show everyone that you were in on it from the beginning as well.  You still have some time to help this project meet it’s goal and take advantage of some of the “perks” there as well.  There are some pretty cool ones to snatch up, so head on over to the Indiegogo site.

disclaimer: I am being provided this opportunity in partnership with New Entertainment Media Network, and The Bounce Back film.  I am not being compensated in any way for this giveaway.  Any and all opinions expressed are my own and no one else’s.  Please seem Terms and Conditions for more information.

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#ad The Bounce Back….cuz I’m a succor for a good romance

Disclaimer:  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. All opinions are my own.

Before I go any further, who here is a fan of Criminal Minds…..well, you happen to be reading the blog of the Number 1 fan…and the daughter of the Number 2 fan (Hi MOM!).  If you know the show, you know this adorable guy…

Meet Shemar Moore, the adorable Derek.  I am so excited to be a part of a new campaign with Shemar, for his new movie The Bounce Back.  Derek is a talented actor, who also appeared in Diary of a Mad Black Women, who is now adding Executive Producer to his resume with his new filmThe Bounce Back is the story of finding courage to love, and bounce back, after love has let you down.  I have been very fortunate in life, to have found my Mr. Air Force at only 15, and to be so lucky as to have found that “love of my life.”  But loss is something that everyone can relate to.  No one is immune to it.  It is probably the great equalizer.  We all know what that is like and all the emotion that goes along with it.  It can be hard to recover from sometimes.  Shemar is no different.  He connected with the story and decided to take this project on. You need to have passion behind a project in order for it to truly succeed.

Take a look at this sneak peak!

Shemar decided to harness that passion in the form of the fans.  I’m sure you all remember the huge media frenzy over the donations for a Veronica Mars movie.  It was crazy how a small grass roots effort took off.  The idea behind this is similar.  I think its pretty awesome, getting the fans involved.  It makes us feel connected to something that we wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to connect to.  That’s pretty freaking awesome.  I know that I’m a succor, not only for romance and Criminal Minds, but for Hollywood and all the fun, the glitz and the glamour.  I’m also a fan of the smaller budget films.  From my experience these are the ones with the passion, with the meaning behind them.  They aren’t necessarily about the glitz and the flash.  Its usually the story that matters.  When I had the opportunity to read more about The Bounce Back, and how the people connected with the film felt about it, I knew that I wanted to be able to take the time to share this with all of you.

“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.” — Shemar Moore

Now you can be a part of this unique campaign by visiting The Bounce Back’s Indegogo page.  Word of mouth is the name of the game, and your involvement will not go without being rewarded.  There are some great gifts for getting involved.  Tweet about it, tell your friends on facebook or any other Social Media Outlet, so that we can get this movie made!  Because really, who doesn’t want a cute romance to watch….I mean seriously.  You can be a part of this and make The Bounce Back and success!

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