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The “Hood” comes to Hollywood.

  The playground basketball court should be the place of dreams and healthy competition where hard work and practice pay off.  In heart-pounding moments, making a LeBron or Steph Curry move elevates a boy's or girl's spirit and lights up their life for a fleeting breath, one that disconnects from the surrounding, often threatening environment in which survival is questionable at best.  Dreams of greatness suspend the pain and nurture the human spirit.

Now imagine that same boy or girl given a chance to reach beyond the hood, to reach to a world of fame where their ball playing skills combined with unique personality will give them the key to compete for a part in a movie based on the novel Takin' It Back.

  The open casting call in cities across the country will be a TV program titled HoopDream Team.  The show will cover the compelling story of the teens who tryout for the movie and it will take us to the final selection. The prize, a role in a movie about teens - ones just like the contestants.

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Elixir has produced a documentary short that serves as the series pilot titled HoopDream Team.  The Palm Springs International Shorts Festival, an Oscar® qualifying festival, has selected the film for inclusion in their 2019 Film Market.  Additionally, the short is under consideration for "Official Selection" by the Austin After Dark Film Festival.
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