1. "Home Court" by Jesse Mechanic

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    "Home Court" is a student documentary film about the culture of pick-up basketball. The film was written, directed, filmed, edited, and produced by Jesse Mechanic in Professor Todd Taylor's ENGL 318 in the fall of 2014 at UNC Chapel Hill.

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    • The Soul of Silence

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      THE SOUL OF SILENCE A short film by Kevin Couliau inspired by the documentary DOIN' IT IN THE PARK: PICK-UP BASKETBALL, NYC (doinitinthepark.com) Growing up playing basketball, the park was a battlefield that educated me. It was also a second home where I created lifelong friendships. Nowadays, wherever I am, the playground is a natural refuge, a sanctuary that helps remind me who I am. In 2004, I started documenting playground basketball, walking in the steps of legendary photographers Rick Telander, Pete Kuhns and Larry Racioppo. I originally wanted to bring a different perspective, put the lights on an undocumented community through my website Freshoops.com (R.I.P.) and the pages of Bounce, Reverse & Fadeaway magazines. Traveling around the world over the last 10 years, I captured beautiful courts in the West Indies, Eastern Europe, Northern Africa, and USA, and became particularly fascinated by empty ones (http://alturl.com/psoef). New York City's basketball culture, history and abundance of playgrounds has helped it become the undeniable Mecca of the sport. You might have walked a thousand times in front of one of NYC's 700+ courts without having realized their beauty, story and soul. There's no other city in the world that combines such savant architecture and colorful public parks design. I am proud to share with you my perspective of this unique world. Enjoy! Everything was shot during the 2010 & 2011 summers. Kevin Couliau. Cameras : Canon 5D Mark II, 1D Mark IV Lenses : Canon 24-70mm f/2.8, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8, Canon 15mm Fisheye f/2.8, Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Slider : Glidetrack HD Shooter Original concept by Kevin Couliau for Doin' It In The Park. Directed by Kevin & David Couliau Produced by Bobbito Garcia, Kevin Couliau & 360 Creative. Edited by David Couliau at 360 Creative Director of Photography : Kevin Couliau Location Scout : Bobbito Garcia Color Corrected at GOLDCREST FILMS, NY. MUSIC / “The Sound of Silence” by Carmen McRae. Atlantic Records, 2005. DOIN' IT IN THE PARK: PICK-UP BASKETBALL, NYC A film by Bobbito Garcia & Kevin Couliau On Sale + In Theaters: doinitinthepark.com Follow us on : facebook.com/doinitinthepark twitter.com/doinitinthepark http://kevincouliau.com

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      • DOIN' IT IN THE PARK Official Theatrical Trailer 2013

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        ON SALE + IN SELECT THEATERS: www.doinitinthepark.com DOIN' IT IN THE PARK: PICK-UP BASKETBALL, NYC explores the history, culture and social impact of New York's summer b-ball scene, widely recognized as the worldwide "Mecca" of the sport. In New York City, pick-up basketball is not just a sport. It is a way of life. There are 700+ outdoor courts, and an estimated 500,000 players, the most loyal of which approach the game as a religion, and the playground as their church. "You can play high school or college for four years. You can play Pro for a decade. You can play pick-up ... for life." DOIN' IT IN THE PARK: PICK-UP BASKETBALL, NYC lovingly uncovers this movement through the voices of playground legends, NBA athletes, and most importantly the common ballplayer who all day looks forward to calling "next" game at their local schoolyard. Co-directors Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau visited 180 courts throughout NYC's five boroughs to create their debut documentary. They traveled to a majority of the locations by bicycle, carrying camera equipment and a ball in their backpacks. The film's title refers as much to the subject matter as it does to the method of filmmaking, providing an unprecedented perspective on urban America's most popular, and accessible, free recreation. Main film characters: Julius "Dr. J" Erving, Kenny Smith, "Pee Wee" Kirkland, "Fly" Williams, God Shammgod, Tim "Headache" Gittens, Corey "Homicide" Williams, Kenny Anderson, Jack Ryan, Richard "Crazy Legs" Colon, Niki Avery, Milani Malik, and the Park Pick-Up Players of NYC. Cameras : Canon 5D Mark II, 1D Mark IV Lenses : Canon 24-70mm f/2.8, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8, Canon 15mm Fisheye f/2.8, Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Slider : Glidetrack HD Shooter Directed & Produced by Bobbito Garcia & Kevin Couliau Trailer Music by 20syl from C2C Proudly Supported by The New York Knicks DOIN' IT IN THE PARK: PICK-UP BASKETBALL, NYC A film by Bobbito Garcia & Kevin Couliau On Sale + In Theaters: www.doinitinthepark.com Follow us on : facebook.com/doinitinthepark twitter.com/doinitinthepark

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        • DELETED SCENE: PEE WEE KIRKLAND'S $10,000 1-ON-1

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          Rucker legend Pee Wee Kirkland played a 1-on-1 game with $10,000 on the line. Who you think won?! DOIN' IT IN THE PARK worldwide digital release May 1 @ www.doinitinthepark.com

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          • DELETED SCENE: "THE BROOKLYN SMACK DOWN"

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            Summer of 2010. Dean Street, Brooklyn. Our camera didn't quite get the welcome we hoped by a player waiting for "next." Of the 180 courts we filmed, not all were friendly, particularly in BK which happens to have the toughest rep on the court. Digital downloads available May 1st! Pre-order now at http://doinitinthepark.com for $9.99 Follow the filmmakers journey on : doinitinthepark.com facebook.com/doinitinthepark twitter.com/doinitinthepark instagram.com/doinitinthepark

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            • DELETED SCENE: "ONE SHOT, ONE KILL" W. PLO

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              At St. James Park in the Bronx, PLO rules the local "One Shot, One Kill" game and challenges anyone with his statement, "Where's your name, lame?!" Digital downloads available May 1st! Pre-order the film at http://doinitinthepark.com for $9.99 Follow the filmmakers journey on : doinitinthepark.com facebook.com/doinitinthepark twitter.com/doinitinthepark instagram.com/doinitinthepark

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              • DELETED SCENE: "WHOOP, WHOOP, THAT'S THE SOUND OF THE POLICE!"

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                Although playing pick-up in the park is a safe haven for many, anything can happen at any moment. DOIN' IT IN THE PARK worldwide digital release May 1 @ www.doinitinthepark.com. In theaters May 22 (www.doinitinthepark.com/screenings). Follow the filmmakers journey on : doinitinthepark.com facebook.com/doinitinthepark twitter.com/doinitinthepark instagram.com/doinitinthepark

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                • DELETED SCENE: "WHAT'S MY NAME?"

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                  Nelson Park (Bronx) historian Mark Norman a.k.a. “The Movie” was explaining the art of the crossover, then got distracted! His hilarious character shined during our interview. Digital downloads on sale at http://doinitinthepark.com Follow the filmmakers journey on : doinitinthepark.com facebook.com/doinitinthepark twitter.com/doinitinthepark instagram.com/doinitinthepark

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                  • DELETED SCENE: "BABY CARRIAGE PICK" W. JACK "BLACK JACK" RYAN

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                    Using a baby carriage as a pick to get open for a jumper sounds incredulous, but Jack "Black Jack" Ryan retells a true story of how he did it! Digital downloads available May 1st. Pre-order the film at http://doinitinthepark.com for $9.99 Follow the filmmakers journey on : doinitinthepark.com facebook.com/doinitinthepark twitter.com/doinitinthepark instagram.com/doinitinthepark

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                    • DELETED SCENE: DAVE ZIRIN "I LANDED ON THE BACK OF MY HEAD"

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                      SLAM Magazine columnist Dave Zirin shares an improbable tale. You decide whether it's true or not! DOIN’ IT IN THE PARK . . . storytelling at its best. On sale now + in theaters: www.doinitinthepark.com Follow the filmmakers journey on : doinitinthepark.com facebook.com/doinitinthepark twitter.com/doinitinthepark instagram.com/doinitinthepark

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