Playing basketball barefoot with Jay Williams sparked a movie idea lol

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  1. mojofilms

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    I just had a crazy week in Los Angeles [​IMG]

    Not sure if anyone remembers, but I posted about me winning "most unique short film" on Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's Project Greenlight and NT was a HUGE part of that. (Crazy thread: http://niketalk.com/t/623041/nt-they-want-to-collaborate

    So anyways, I ended up in Los Angeles to pitch ideas to a few studios out there but i'll get back to that later, this part is more important [​IMG]

    What stood out the most was my random trip to Venice beach the day before the biggest meeting. I only had slippers on and didn't really know we were going to end up at the courts where they filmed "White Men Can't Jump". I freaked out and just wanted to play (haven't played basketball in almost 3 years). Since I normally played with no shoes on in the Philippines, I said why not... [​IMG]  ended up playing 3 on 3 with some guys and then I kept hearing someone yell "Dude is killing you guys and he has no shoes!!!" [​IMG]  turned out to be Jay Williams, the Duke and Chicago Bull and I freaked out. The guy was crazy nice. Ended up playing a few minutes with him but my blisters got really bad...

    What I love about this experience though is that it sparked an idea the night before the meeting and I ended up not focusing on the idea I had worked on for months and they ended up liking this new idea even more because of how passionate I was about it. All I could talk about was my Venice Beach trip.

    The meeting went great and if all things go well, hopefully be filming sometime early next year.  

    and then my last meeting was with Quinton from Blind Side and getting him on board as well. I can't say much now but I will keep you guys updated! 
     
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  2. mojofilms

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    15-second teaser video of my 5-day trip - 


    my "highlights" if you can call it that [​IMG]  

     
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  3. brendasdeadbaby

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    Dope.

    Your handles >>>>>>>> EWD
     
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  4. htg designs

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    You should never let blisters stop you b.
    That wouldn't have stopped Kunta.
    But dope none the less.
     
  5. mojofilms

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    I know... /= I was disappointed in myself but didn't want my feet to be so bad where I had to crawl into the meeting room lolll
     
  6. willchamberlain

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    U low key nice op. Barefootsanity and dude on yo team had on his church loafers... Loafersanity.
     
  7. picasso swerve

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    Repped on the fact you really balled barefoot, on blacktop. To me thats amazing. :lol
     
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  8. AZwildcats

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    It hurts me to play on the blacktop in certain shoes, and you did it barefoot. Bravo man
     
  9. diego

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    Your hips are fluid, papi.

    Keep doing your thing.
     
  10. al audi

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    cool story bro

    i meant that in a serious way
     
  11. japejapejape

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    [​IMG]  good job OP
     
  12. billieve15

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    It took some guts to do that. Best of luck developing your movie idea.
     
  13. sea manup

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    Dope story, best of luck to ya op
     
  14. shoeking2102

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  15. gil23

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    cool story bro
     
  16. agentzero

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    That Jordan fake at :17 [​IMG]  [​IMG]
     
  17. RustyShackleford

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    That's all good and well brah, and I'm happy for you

    BUT

    Please make sense of this **** for me :lol


    What are those?
     
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  18. dh1water

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    10K mile trips with elaborate planning to visit a chicc you in the friend-zone with and now hooping barefoot out in LA....this was less of an L. Best of lucc with the film opportunities though
     
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  19. mojofilms

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    He's a good friend of mine from the Philippines and was a college player out there years ago haha we went to Venice Beach forgetting there were basketball courts. I couldn't stop laughing because Jay Will was cracking jokes [​IMG]  
     
  20. willchamberlain

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    Nothing about son says college player