UPDATE: GREAT NEWS! The Bounce Back Film has far surpassed their goal of $500,000 in film funding and are well on their way to a new goal: $700,000! We're doing a live Twitter Party TONIGHT (Sunday, August 4, 2013) at 4pm PST with Shemar Moore. The last day to invest in The Bounce Back and be a part of film making history is TODAY!
Interview with Shemar Moore: My interview with Shemar Moore was by far one of the most enlightening, humbling, and eye-opening experiences as a blogger and woman! Shemar not only talked about The Bounce Back, but also his life goals, his ambitions, and things he enjoys doing. I got to know Shemar as a person who drives on success, but also has a sense of balance to enjoy things like hanging out with his pups, enjoying the beach, and cycling for a cause that he holds dear to his heart (the national MS Bike Ride for his Mom). If there is one thing I will never forget that Shemar said, it was his view on life: “I don't want to leave this world being known as the guy with a six pack. I want to leave this world knowing that I made a difference, and I successfully accomplished the things I was meant to do. That I fulfilled my purpose.” I've taken those words to heart , and have a new found respect for Shemar – he's not just a lady's man…he's a successful man, a man who loves his mom, and a man who wants to fulfill his purpose in life, and the man who wants to fulfill his dream of producing his own movie – The Bounce Back.
Here are a few of the questions we were able to capture on video during our exclusive interview with Shemar at the Hyatt Regeny Century Plaza in July 2013:
BREAKING NEWS!!! Many of you know this heart stopping celebrity, and I know you'll be excited to hear that Shemar Moore (star of the top-rated CBS crime show CRIMINAL MINDS and actor of several success films such as Diary of a Mad Black Woman and soap operas such as Young and the Restless) is producing his very own movie – The Bounce Back!
As an extremely talented (and gorgeous, I know, I had to throw that in there) actor – he is debuting as an Executive Producer to a new film in the making— The Bounce Back.
“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.
Shemar Moore wanted to make this an independent film with participation from those who love him, and Shemar Moore is personally asking for your help! TheItMom.com, along with some amazing bloggers, have teamed up to help kick-off his new movie campaign The Bounce Back and show our support to Shemar Moore.
Many of you entrepreneurs and bloggers know how essential word of mouth is for crowdfunding campaigns such as Indiegogo. So far, they have relied on their Facebook page and Twitter account to spread the word, but they can't do this alone! Take a moment and check it ou, and after you decide to pledge, tell ALL your friends and family about the project! If you're going to tweet about it – be sure to you the hashtag #TheBounceBack so you'll get Shemar Moore's attention!
And your donations will definitely not go unnoticed, because there are exclusive opportunities for you to receive goodies as Shemar's way of saying ‘Thank you!”. AND GREAT NEWS! Because Shemar's received an overwhelming number of emails requesting more Criminal Minds set visits, personal meetings and a personalized photo shoot, he's offering these three new perks:
A Night to Remember – ($2500) Want to go clubbing in Hollywood with me and some of your friends? You and FOUR of your friends can meet me for a night on the town. The five of you will join me for some flirty, fun dancing at a popular LA night club and hang out for the evening VIP style. (Travel not provided)
Personal Photo Shoot – ($1,500) Join me on the set of an upcoming photo shoot and be photographed with me by a professional photographer. You will have a memento to show off and keep forever. I will send you an 8X10 print autographed and dedicated to you (as well as the digital file to keep). (Travel not provided)
Criminal Minds Set Visit – ($500) Back by popular demand, you and a guest can visit the set on Criminal Minds for an hour to watch filming behind the scenes. (Travel not provided) (50 available) (Travel not provided)
Please join us as we spread the word for The Bounce Back Film!
Visit Indiegogo to help donate: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-bounce-back?c=home
Follow them on Twitter: @bouncebackfilm and @shemarmoore
Like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBounceBackMovie
Official Hashtag: #TheBounceBack
Disclosure: I was asked to participate in this campaign by the Bounce Back Film Campaign as part of a first-of-its-kind blogger initiative. TheItMom.com will cover the making of the movie from fundraising to film 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.