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Women’s Basketball Documentary Pitches Online to Raise Funds Independently

Ms. Hargrove and Patrick Alphonse, independent filmmakers and media artists, turn to alternative funding sources for their latest feature film, “Concrete Rose,” a documentary about the evolution of Women’s Basketball. With a set number of days to fund the project, the process is testing both the online fundraising model, as well as the nerves of the filmmakers.

Brooklyn, NY, March 19, 2015 --( With funding as the first major obstacle to getting any film off the ground, current economic conditions don't make the job any easier. Filmmakers have to become more innovative in their fundraising tactics. The independent filmmaking community has embraced sites such as, a crowd funding site dedicated to all things sports.

With a flexible campaign, NLAB Sports charges a small fee of 5% of every donation received along with a 2.9% and .30 cents transaction fee. Even if the project doesn’t reach its goal, funds raised will still be released so the project can proceed.

In line with NLAB (Never Leaving Athletes Behind) Sports guidelines, sports-related projects have a set number of days to raise funds. Ms. Hargrove and Patrick Alphonse’ Concrete Rose Documentary has a 28­ day fundraising window from start to finish. The allotted budget ($100,000 US) needs to be raised on or before March 29, 2015. When asked about why NLAB Sports was appealing, Ms.Hargrove noted, "the ability to spread the word quickly online to sports fans across the globe and keep them updated on the status of the project is invaluable." An added advantage for artists is NLAB Sports’ merchant partner, which enables each project the convenience of receiving funds from anywhere in the world. Each pledge giver is rewarded with gifts or once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

The Concrete Rose Documentary is a documentary about The Rose Classic Tournament and its place in the history of women’s basketball. Not since Nancy Lieberman’s Rucker womens tournaments have there been anything like the Rose Classic platform. The first elite girls basketball youth travel & AAU tournament of its kind, the Rose Classic is something female hoopsters can call their own. The documentary will reveal the history of triumphs, struggles and accomplishments within women’s basketball.

A feature ­length documentary, Concrete Rose will use stylized interview portraits of the men and women who are the games trailblazers to tell a universal story about women’s basketball. Thematically organized around on-the-court play that reflect a wide range of human emotion and experience, the film seeks to reveal a larger more complex portrait of our shared love for basketball. The film will be shot on location all over the country and overseas. Ms. Hargrove will be shooting on a hybrid 2 camera HD Canon 7D. When the film is successfully funded, Ms. Hargrove and Patrick Alphonse expect to deliver the rough cut before the end of the year.

To learn more about the film, readers can visit the project's pitch page here:­rose­documentary

About Ms. Hargrove: Ms. Hargrove is the founder of Tenth & Fifth Films, Inc. A leading film, television and theatre production company dedicated to the craft of storytelling, Tenth & Fifth Films, Inc creates non­fiction programming with the feel and emotional impact of fiction, and fiction programming with the grit and realism of documentary. Contact: Ms.Hargrove Tenth & Fifth Films, Inc 917­982­8126 IG: @ConcreteRoseFilmProject Twitter: @ConcreteRoseFP ###
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