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Tuesday June 10, 2014 2:21am

Joined Jun 2013
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Hi all

I posted here about a year ago as I was casting a documentary called ACADEMY about American soccer players. We got a good response as far as submissions so I thought I'd update you. For the past year we've been working non-stop, shooting the film throughout the Northeast.

This film ACADEMY is the study of elite American soccer players' training lives at various levels. In three separate parts, the documentary chronicles the practice sessions of the U17 Boys National Champion club team, Smithtown Arsenal; then travels to England to study American boys training at an elite academy or two there; then the film returns Stateside to study the lives of former players of various levels, each pursuing new career paths with the same rigor they brought to their playing lives.

We're now just a few months from wrapping photography and are starting to get word out about the film. We're hoping to build a community of supporters who can help us as we crowd-fund the final bit of shooting-the unofficial 'yanks abroad' portion of the film, if you will. We have tentative plans to shoot in England with some Americans training over there, but we need to raise the money before we can lock anything in. We really need your help!

I want to invite you all to check out the page, watch our campaign video, have a look at the perks, and maybe you'll be interested in helping us complete this film.

I really think you all will be into this film. It's about Americans at home pushing themselves and also about Americans who go abroad to learn. I can't think of a single soccer player or fan in this country who wouldn't want to see this film. It's not an editorial type film, it does not make a commentary on the game-its goal is merely to observe what it's like in these training environments, taking the viewer inside.

I'd be thrilled if you could share our campaign with any player or coach you can think of. Or if you're so inclined, to support us yourself.

Happy to answer any questions about the project if you have em! Message me here or email

Thanks for reading,

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