STATE is inspired by the lives of Jimmy Iturralde and Ed Aycock both very successful high school football coaches that were pursuaded to coach a high school girls fastpitch softball team. In the beginning not everything went as planned but eventually they found success only to discover that one of life’s biggest challenges had thrown them a curve ball. The coaches taught their girls how to win but the girls ending up teaching the coaches how to live on their journey to STATE!
STATE is not an actual events story but an inspired by true story of the lives of these two men and the girls they coached. Jimmy and Ed were good friends but also arch rival coaches in the same community in South Louisiana. Because their stories parallel each other so close, in the story of STATE, we place them with their unique personalities coaching on the same team together.
The story of STATE has been described as being funny, heartwarming, intense, emotional and inspiring. It is a family friendly story that must be told!
"After reading the script, I was inspired by the story of STATE. It gets two thumbs up from me. Join me as we support this wonderful film project that features the sport of girls fastpitch softball"
1996, 2000, 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist
"This world could use more movies featuring female team sports. The producers of STATE seek to tell a story that honors this great sport. I plan to support them in telling others about the story of STATE. Will you join me?"
Girls Fast Pitch Softball by the Numbers
In the USA, the ASA organization registers over 245,000 softball teams with more than 3.5 million players. Of those teams, there are 83,000 youth girls fast-pitch softball teams with 1.2 million girls. Reference
In the United States there are 1,600 college softball programs. 286 NCAA DI, 264 NCAA DII, 392 NCAA DIII, 205 NAIA and 470 NJCAA softball programs. Reference
In 2014-2015, NHFS reports 15,115 high school girls fast pitch teams with 364,003 participants. Reference
WBSC recognizes 127 softball national governing bodies in their worldwide membership. Reference
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted unanimously to include baseball/softball in the sports package for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Reference
Some estimates are that 40 million Americans will play at least one softball game during a year. Reference
Viewership of the 2015 Women's College World Series, (WCWS) easily eclipsed the viewership of baseball's College World Series by 31%. Reference
Is there a sports movie featuring girls fastpitch softball?
It has been very difficult to find people to invest in a female sports movies. Our research shows that female sports movies do as well or better than male sports movies but its difficult to convince people of these facts. We decided to bring our project straight to the people who will support a female sports movie featuring girls fast pitch softball.
When this project if funded by invididuals who support female sports movies we will prove all of our critics wrong. It will open the door to develop more female sports movies in the future.
What is Crowdfunding?
The practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.
The industry standard with best reputation. It is all of nothing. Reach your goal or you don’t get funded. See kickstarter.com. STATE Kickstarter campaign will run from Tuesday May 2nd to Tuesday June 6th.
How much money do you plan to raise during the Kickstarter campaign?
Our goal is to raise $600k in 36 days....Tuesday May 2nd to Tuesday June 6th. An agressive goal but one that we feel we can hit.
What are some examples of rewards that will be offered in the Kickstarter campaign?
Social Media Shout Out by Name
Digital Download of Movie and a .pdf of the Shooting Script
DVD of Movie
Signed Copy of the Script by the Producers
Autographed Softball by Actors
Signed Copy of DVD from Actors
2 Autographed STATE Hairbows Worn During Filming of Movie
Be an Extra in STATE
Signed Game Jersey Limited to 50
Signed Softball Bat Limited to 25
Choose the Name of a Main Girl Player, Limited to 9
VIP Full Day on Set with Cast and Crew
Signage of your Business in the Outfield of Home Team
Name Appear in the Credits
Be a Featured Extra
Full Day of VIP Access and Private Party with Cast and Crew Post Filming
2 Tickets to the Premier
Speaking Role in the Movie
Producers Credit, plus 2 Tickets to World Premiere/After Party
Join our Kickstarter Promotional Team
We are looking for a team of dedicated people to be on our Kickstarter promotional team. It is not for everyone. We only want those individuals that have the same passion to produce a female sports movie that we have. You have to apply and be interviewed before being selected on our STATE Kickstarter promotional team.
What are the qualifications for being on the Kickstarter promotional team?
Passion. Determination. Dedication. Team Player. Great Attitude...
The same qualifications needed for being on a STATE championship winning team.
What will I do on the Kickstarter promotional team?
You will help us promote our Kickstarter campaign. Our campaign is scheduled to begin Tuesday May 2nd, 2017 and end Tuesday June 6th, 2017. You will assist us in promoting our web site and help grow our private facebook community group. We will decide on other task/roles after you are selected to be on our team.
Leading up to this event and especially during the event, we will meet as a team on a conference call, decide responsibilities and get to work promoting our Kickstarter campaign.
How many people are selected to be on the Kickstarter promotional team?
Up to 15 people will be selected to be on the starting team.
What are the benefits of being on the Kickstarter promotional team?
Be a part of history, something you can be proud of.
Be recognized in the movie credits as being a part of the STATE production team.
Permission to be on set during the filming of STATE and/or be an extra in the movie.
Invited to the post filming wrap up party and recognized for your role.
2 tickets to the premiere of STATE.
Signed softball by the cast and crew.
Digital download of the movie and .pdf copy of the final script.
When would I start? When will it end?
As soon as you are selected. We will end once we finish our Kickstarter campaign.
How do I join the Kickstarter promotional team?
Complete the form below and set up an interview with the producers of STATE!
Take the time to SHARE the story of STATE in your social networks. Together we can do this!