Sunday, June 30, 2013

Shemar Moore (Criminal Minds) and The Bounce Back film

Shemar Moore and the cast of Criminal Minds
Something you might not know about me is that I like to partake in some TV when I'm not watching movies. I watch everything from Pretty Little Liars to Hot in Cleveland to Rookie Blue, and one of the shows I regularly watch is Criminal Minds. It's one of the best procedural shows on TV, and some of the storylines they come up with are crazy and very interesting. So when the opportunity came up to promote Shemar Moore (aka Derek on Criminal Minds) and his new movie, I definitely didn't hesitate in saying yes!

Shemar is using Indiegogo (similar to Kickstarter) to raise funds for his new movie, The Bounce Back. I read the plot synopsis over on his Indiegogo and it sounds like a good romantic film. Here's what Shemar has to say about it:

Shemar Moore
Shemar Moore
"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.
His Indiegogo goal is $500,000, and at the time of this post, $193,692 has been raised. Check out the page and maybe you'll consider supporting his movie - in the video below, he also explains why it is he's using Indiegogo instead of having the film paid for by "big studios."



And yes, there may be a scene in there where he takes his shirt off ... just sayin.' :)

Here's more info you may need to find out more about the movie, or follow them on their social networks:
And stay tuned - by being a Bounce Back blogger, I'm going to be able to have an exclusive video interview with Shemar as well as autographed photos to give away! So keep an eye out for those later this summer.

*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. 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.

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