Monday, July 8, 2013

The Bounce Back Blogger Junket

**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. 

I was recently invited to attend The Bounce Back junket in L.A. where we were able to meet with Shemar Moore and director, Youssef Delara.

The Bounce Back is a movie about losing love and learning to love again.  The Bounce Back is a romantic comedy about finding the courage to love after love has let you down.

During our one-on-one chats with Shemar, said:

"I've been in love a few times in my life and one of the most difficult things to do after a bad break-up is to get back up on that proverbial horse. You’re hurt, you feel a bit broken and vulnerable and the last thing you want is to open yourself up to the pain again. In the past, I have found myself filling up that loneliness with work, work and more work.  That did lead to success, but I felt as lonely as I ever had until... I realized something.  There is no substitute for love and the only way to get it back in my life was to be vulnerable again.  You can't have love if you're not willing to take the risk."

Check out this video (courtesy of Jamie) of Shemar discussing The Bounce Back:

I was also fortunate to sit down with the film's director, Youssef Delara, who began his career as a visual effects associate on the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine series.  He then went on to produce visual effect for Star Trek: Voyager.  Delara has been an independent filmmaker  for the past five years and has directed four films through Cima Productions.   Delara says, "I feel blessed to be able to work closely with a talent lie Shemar on ‘The Bounce Back, say's Delara. "Shemar's instincts and sense of story really matches my own. Were not just trying to tell a heartfelt story but also giving the audience something innovative."

With talent and a story line like this, I, for one, cannot wait to see this movie.  I have a feeling my girlfriends and I will be having a "Bounce Back Mommies' Night Out" when it comes out!  Will you?

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