WILDCAT: Hard Work, No Excuses - Documentary

Follow the struggle and triumph of inner-city 4th graders’ AAU basketball team. Join WILDCAT Nation on the road to nationals!
Wild Cat
Norfolk, Virginia
United States
1 Team Member

UPDATE: This is it. We're making a Wildcat movie! Now the only question is: how big can we make it? We need your help!

We’re the WILDCATS, an inner city basketball team of 4th graders. We’re on our way to the Amateur Athletic Association finals, and we need your help to make it happen and to show the world that discipline, hard work, and responsibility can change young people’s lives forever.


UPDATE:Thank YOU once again for being part of This Inspirational project.

Only 18 days left.

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Please vote and SUPPORT to make our film live. If you help us to make our project visible to world and like our campaign on indiegogo page then we get exposure in the industry which will further help us to attract potential funding to finish the film. So your support would be most appreciated. 

Many thanks!

I’m Anthony, producer and co-director of "WILDCATS".  Along this journey, it has been an honor to mentor these young men, watch them grow, and help them turn hard work into success--both in basketball and in life. Our motto is “Hard Work, No Excuses” and it’s a saying we take very seriously.

The success of the team has been outstanding. Their story, both of struggle and triumph, is one of inspiration, and it’s a story that everyone needs to see.

Over the past year, I’ve collected hours of footage from practices, games, and personal interviews with the players. Some of it has been edited and some of it is still raw material waiting to be molded into a story.


As the team progresses toward nationals, we’ll need a videographer to take over filming and to help us capture the most important moments. I’ll also need help editing the film when it’s done. Of course the biggest hurdle for any documentary is getting it in front of audiences. Our greatest challenge is marketing and distribution.


We've come up with a series of fun perks we hope you like. And we'll be adding more as we go along. Here's photos of just a few of them.

Up to this point I’ve been handling everything myself--the filming, editing, and financing. But as the season progresses and the team gets closer to finals, I need to focus on coaching.

Help me show the world that hard work and determination can change lives. Your contribution will have a direct impact not only on the documentary but on the WILDCATS’ season.




I’m inspired every day by the story of these remarkable kids. And other people will be, too. Please share this page with your friends and family. Ask them join WILDCAT Nation and make a contribution to our journey.

Both the team and I are thankful for your support!

You can find us on…

Facebook: facebook.com/WildcatTheMovie
Twitter: @WildcatTheMovie
Instagram: @WildcatTheMovie
Website: WildcatTheMovie.com

Or sign up to receive the latest email updates from the team.

Thank you!

- Anthony & the WILDCATS

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    WILDCAT Nation!

    Your support means a lot to us. You’ll receive updates about the film and be listed as a supporter on our website.

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    EARLY SPECIAL: Download

    Thank you for being an early supporter of WILDCAT! You get the above + a digital download of the film.

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    EARLY SPECIAL: Credit Thanks

    Thank you for being an early supporter of WILDCAT! All of the above + SPECIAL THANKS in the credits.

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    Thank you for being an early supporter of WILDCAT! You get all of the above + a Special Edition DVD of WILDCAT.

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    Thank you for being an early supporter of WILDCAT! You get all of the above + the exclusive WILDCAT Indiegogo t-shirt.

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    EARLY SPECIAL: Signed Poster

    Thank you for being an early supporter of WILDCAT! All of the above + a signed WILDCAT movie poster.

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    Picture in the Credits

    All of the above + a PICTURE of you showing support for the WILDCATS during the credits.

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    Phone Call with Anthony

    All of the above + plus 10 min phone with the director about anything: film, sports, music, etc. Whatever you want to chat about!

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    Personal Letter & Picture

    All of the above + a personal letter and picture from the WILDCAT team thanking you for your generous support.

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    Meet the WILDCATS

    All of the above + a meet & greet with the team and dinner with the director/coach. (Travel not included.)

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    Associate Executive Producer

    All of the above + Associate Executive Producer credit in the film & on IMDB.

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    Executive Producer

    All of the above + the big “EXECUTIVE PRODUCER” credit. See your name in the opening credits of the film & on IMDB.

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    Sponsor a scene in the movie and have your brand or organization heavily featured via product placement, pre or post roll ads, or any other organic brand integration. (We retain the right to decline your sponsorship for moral or business reasons, and to have final cut and editorial control of any advertisement.)

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    Be in the Film!

    Inclusion in the film with an on-camera lunch / meet & greet of players/parents at one of our basketball tournament events. (Transportation/lodging not provided but the meal and tournament entry is on us!)

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