Excited to announce that MLB pitcher Jeremy Guthrie of the Kansas City Royals has joined the movie as a Co-Executive Producer! This also means we'll get a look at Jeremy's amazing sneaker vault!!!
For a $1000 contribution you can snag a custom pair of SNEAKERHEADZ kicks (and much more)! Only 100 of these babies are being made! A special colorway designed by us with our "Sneakerheadz" logo stitched on the heel! Get 'em while they last!!!
SNEAKERHEADZ will examine the worldwide phenomenon of sneaker collecting from the streets of Hollywood to downtown Tokyo. This will be a feature length documentary chronicling the coolest kicks and the obsessive collectors who chase after the ultimate prize: Rare “Deadstock” – sneakers that have never been worn but are worth hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars.
How did sneakers become as prized as collectable art? Who collects? Why? SNEAKERHEADZ will delve into this exploding subculture and interview a number of celebrity collectors to find out what makes their appetite for a fresh new pair so strong.
We will reach out to celebrities like Jay-Z, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams; athletes like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and OGs like Dr. J; designers like Jeremy Scott and John Varvados. We will literally open the vault on some of the biggest and best sneaker collections around! Shoe collecting has never been more popular. SNEAKERHEADZ will serve as the ultimate exploration of those who don’t just want to admire art, they want to wear it.
Mike Epps gave us a tour in his closet and showed us his most cherished sneaker collection.
David Friendly & Mike Epps
WHAT YOU GET & WHAT WE NEED
Why crowdfunding? Because we want to make sure we represent the sneaker culture in an authentic and accurate way. This movie is about sneakerheads so we want to go straight to the source – Which kicks should we feature? Who are some big time collectors you want to hear from? What makes sneakers special to you and what locations should we seek out? (Post in comments! We'll read everything!)
We’ve already raised $200k of our budget from private investors but still need additional funds to make this the freshest sneaker documentary in the history of the universe. Our goal is to raise another $100k and all of the money is going on the screen. What does that mean? Making a professional doc is not cheap! There are travel costs to reach all the people we all want to hear from, cool music that has to be licensed and all sorts of other stuff that adds up really quickly.
So what’s in it for you? Turns out, we have some special premiums for all of you who join the team. The coolest ones actually PUT YOU IN THE MOVIE!
WHO WE ARE
Co-Executive Producer DJ Skee has been recognized as one of the most influential figures in todays entertainment business by both Forbes & Billboard magazine, DJ Skee is carving a new definition for what a DJ is. With a thriving/blossoming career as an entertainer and multiple ventures under his umbrella, DJ Skee is at the forefront of popular culture. In raw numbers, DJ Skee has generated over one billion media impressions in under a decade, and has a network of over 500,000 social network followers.
With a massive sneaker collection, you never know what DJ Skee might rock!
Producer/Co-Director David T. Friendly was nominated for an Academy Award for producing Best Picture nominee, Little Miss Sunshine. He has been a film producer and motion picture executive for the last twenty-five years. During his career, he has produced over twenty-five films to date and worked with some of the most prestigious directors including Ron Howard, Ed Zwick and the team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.
Friendly is the producer and creative force behind the hugely profitable Big Momma’s House franchise which has generated three films.
He’s partial to Adidas Superstars.
Producer/Co-Director Mick Partridge has helped produce the feature films SEVEN DAYS IN UTOPIA, starring Robert Duvall and Melissa Leo, THE BROOKLYN BROTHERS BEAT THE BEST, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Fesitval in 2011, and DECODING ANNIE PARKER, starring Samantha Morton and Helen Hunt. He has also produced and directed numerous music videos for Interscope Records, including artists Robin Thicke, Nova, LMFAO, Lauren Bennett, and Samantha Ronson. Mick just wrapped production this summer on the film, MERCY, which was written and directed by Robin Thicke and stars Robert Patrick and Paula Patton.
Mick can usually be found walking his dog, Elroy, in a pair of Jordan 3s.
THE REST OF OUR TEAM
Above, from left to right: Michael Rizzi (Director of Photography); Lindsay Hovel (Associate Producer); David T. Friendly (Producer/Co-Director); Mick Partridge (Producer/Co-Director); Felipe Linz (Associate Producer/Editor)
Executive Producer Andy Friendly is an Emmy Award-Nominated veteran producer and executive who previously served as President of King World/CBS, ran primetime programming at CNBC and launched Entertainment Tonight as an Original Producer/Writer. He also produced Richard Pryor's HERE AND NOW for Columbia Pictures as well as Tom Snyder's "The Tomorrow Show" and various network specials for NBC.
Executive Producer, Steve Rader
Line Producer, Paul Davis
Associate Producer/Casting Coordinator, Chase Herschman
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