Streetballers Special Edition DVD

"Streetballers crackles with energy, style and the sense of an auspicious young director making his voice heard." Scott Foundas, LA Weekly

"The greatest basketball film ever made!" Josh Powell, World Champion Lakers

"Streetballers is a detailed, expressive, wonderfull film... it will get you to thinking about more than just the immediate. You don’t have to love basketball to love this story of redemption, inspiration and courage." Campus Circle Magazine

”My first thought after finishing Streetballers was, Wow! I want everybody to see this movie.” Bob Andelman - Mr. Media

“Streetballers is a riveting cinematic experience that successfully captures the struggles, triumphs and passion of street basketball. A must see for any basketball player, fan or enthusiast.” Greg Johnson - CEO, Streetball.com

"Plot: Simply put, strong. Encompassing much, utilizing twist, turns and subplots strongly, Streetballers will have your full attention throughout. Aside from the obligatory basketball, rap, guns and violence, this flick is about so much more. It’s about family; it’s about friends; it’s about hope; it’s about making the most of the least." Tzvi Twersky - SLAM ONLINE

“Streetballers is a great movie. It can hold it's own on "the court" visually with any high budget studio film but it was made for a tenth of the cost." TheFlickFanatic.com

“Overall, Streetballers killed all my expectations and left me excited for the future of the talent in this film. It is nice to see St. Louis represented by some great new up and coming talent. It is an impressive first feature effort from this team and I can only hope that their second effort is as good.” Reviewstl.com

SYNOPSIS:

Streetballers is an Irish-Urban drama exploring the lives of two junior-college basketball players and their struggles within a divided city, broken homes and the demands of college-level athletics. Both players are drawn into an underground world of gambling and crime on the courts of the city’s tough Northside.

Constantly searching for sanity in the midst of alcoholism, racism and drugs, John Hogan and Jacob Whitmore find release and therapy while competing on one of the most competitive street courts in the U.S. Both men spend an entire summer helping one another overcome adversity to reach their goals. Their dedication and love for the game of basketball transcends the playground courts, reaching into their dysfunctional households, where the two boys play the constant role of the father figure.

Pounding through life one day at a time, Jacob has no choice but to play in an underground league, constantly fighting to keep his cousin Damon out of debt and away from danger and possible death. John’s overpowering guilt and family trauma erupt into a state of beautiful confusion with each spiritual intervention by Terry Gibson, a neighborhood boy killed years earlier in a drunk-driving accident.

Together, John and Jacob paint a sad and hopeful portrait with their innocence, concerns, and faith in the unknown.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

- FILMMAKERS' COMMENTARY (Matt Krentz, Craig Thomas, Patrick Rooney)
- CUTTING ROOM FLOOR (10 Deleted Scenes)
- THREE TRAILERS (Spec, Uncut, Theatrical)
- LAKERS MANN CHINESE PROMO
- SHOCK CITY SHOT-OUT
- CAST & CREW SLIDESHOW
- THE MAKING OF A TRULY 100% INDEPENDENT FILM (Original Documentary)

FESTIVALS:

WINNER | Dramatic Feature | Saint Louis Filmakers Showcase
WINNER | Audience Choice Award | Saint Louis International Film Festival
WINNER | Jury Award | Hollywood Black Film Festival
WINNER | Best Cinematography | Trinity Film Coalition - Detroit
OFFICIAL SELECTION | UrbanWorld Film Festival - New York
OFFICIAL SELECTION | U.S. Sports Film Festival - Philadelphia
OFFICIAL SELECTION | Nashville International Film Festival

CAST:

Jacob Whitemore: Jimmy McKinney (Former Mizzou NCAA Div. I Allstar playing professional ball in
Frankfurt, Germany.)
John Hogan: Matthew Scott Krentz (Writer/Producer/Director)
Sarah: Adrieanne Perez (Attends the American Musical & Dramatic Academy in LA)
Damon: Craig Thomas (Former NCAA Div. I guard and NBA Agent)
Michael: Patrick Rooney (Credits include Baldwin Productions Game of Their Lives)
Dante: Justin Tatum (Former NCAA Div. I forward who played professional ball in Holland)
Caitlin: Megan Howley
Terry Gibson: Eric Fletcher
Little Ty: Jordan Ward
Kat: Marybeth Scherr (Credits include A Day Without a Mexican, ER, The West Wing)
Aunt Rose: Peggy Neely Harris (The St. Louis Black Rep)
Mr. Henry: Craig Hawksley (Credits include Baldwin Productions Game of Their Lives, and George
Hickenlooper’s The Big Brass Ring)
Streetfighters: Mike Rodgers and Tracey Taylor (UFC Fighters)
Rufus: Ryan Johnson (Former NCAA Div. I football and basketball player)
Helicopter: John Griffin (Plays professional ball in Iceland)
Big T: John Oden (Former NCAA Div. I center who plays professional ball in Poland)
West Side Player: Rodney Bond (Plays for the ABA)
The East St. Louis Ballers: Played by the East St. Louis Ballers
Skinny Rick: James “Slim” Cunningham

PRODUCTION CREDITS:

Production Companies: MSK Productions, in association with Counterhound Productions
Writer/Director/Producer: Matthew Scott Krentz
Producers: Craig Thomas, Patrick Rooney, Vernon Whitlock
Co-Producer: Anthony Cabral, Ezra Hubbard
Cinematographer: Nick Gartner
Editor: Ezra Hubbard
Composer: Dan Godsil
Associate Producers: Jen Sawyer, Rachael Haley
Line Producer: Geoffe Tippit
Gaffer: Dan Gartner
Production Designer: Sean Gartner
Original Music By: Laura Kerr, Anthony Carr (Big Ant C), Capo
First Assistant Director: William Jennings
Make-up/Hair: Rachael Haley
Location Manager: Mike Forest
Basketball Advisor: Coach Preston Thomas
Press Kit: Douglas M. Lindsay
Web Design: Brett Zaiss

* WARNING: This DVD is licensed for home use only. Public Performance rights are not included. Buyers may use the video in non-institutional contexts only; it may not be used in schools, by community or faith-based groups or exhibited to the general public.

Price: $20.00