Toss Up: Who We Are
Toss up is a witty narrative comedy centered around the fast-paced high school quiz bowl environment. With raw characters and a genuine spirit, this television show captures the essence of life in an all-American high school.
Brandon Sparks (Writer/Director): Brandon, a Tuscaloosa native wrote this story based on his unique and charismatic high-school experience. Brandon has also produced a web-series and documentary films that have been successful in collegiate community. This is Brandon's directorial debut.
Amy Tippit (Producer): A senior, majoring in the nation's first undergraduate program in Production Management, Amy drives this production using her experience from live show productions, film festival production management, and internship with the Walt Disney Company. Amy is also the founder of the Student Producers Association. This is Amy's first television project.
Toss Up: Season One, Episode One
Mr. Martin learns that he will be coaching the Brookside High School Quiz Bowl Team, and their first match is Saturday! In just a few short days, Mr. Martin has to turn this motley crew of teenagers into a well-oiled quiz bowl machine. Is he up for the challenge? Watch, as the Brookside High School Stampede faces off against their rivals the Woodland Panthers, in the pilot episode of Toss Up!
How You Can Help:
We need monetary donations in the following increments:
$1-$10: You will be considered a "Contributing Nerd" and receive a personal thank-you card from the director and producer.
$11-$25: You will be considered a "Contributing Brainiac" and receive a personal thank-you card and a signed poster from the cast and crew
$25-$50: You will be considered a "Contributing Wiz-Kid" and receive a personal thank-you card, signed poster from the cast and crew, and a t-shirt
$50-$100: You will be considered a "Contributing Genius" and receive a personal thank-you card, signed poster from the cast and crew, a t-shirt, and a spot under "Special Thanks To" section in the credits
$100+: You will receive "Executive Producer" status as a financial contributor and receive a personal thank-you, a signed poster from the cast and crew, a t-shirt and a listing in the credits as an Executive Producer
What It Would Mean to Us...
Your donations will go toward: equipment, craft services (food and water for the cast and crew), festival submission fees, marketing/ad campaign fund, and props/costuming.
Contributing to our project would mean the world to us. In this industry, it is so difficult to make headway. We have put ourselves on the line to make this project, and we need help.
We have limited opportunities in our community, as funds for film are low. This would give us the opportunity to show people that students are capable, willing and determined. Hopefully, if we do well, funds will be raised in the future for other students.
Help be a part of our story.
If You Can't Help Financially:
Send us an email, and give us your feedback. We would love to know that you support us, even if you cannot financially.
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Thank you so much for your consideration!