Goal! The Incredible Journey: News
We are excited to find out that a group of social entrepreneurs has come up with an innovative approach to the age-old problem of homelessness. As the gap between rich and poor in the U.S. is increasing, huge resources and taxpayer dollars are directed toward this issue, without significant improvements. Nobody (outside a small circle) has heard of Street Soccer USA, so the film will bring some news on the homeless front, but also about what the impact sports can have on social issues.
Can soccer help people out of homelessness? The transformative power of sports launches Kay from Charlotte, Angelina from Sacramento and their teammates from around the country out of their shelters and lives at the margins of society to represent the U.S. in the Homeless World Cup. This initiative combines soccer with assistance in transitioning out of homelessness through job, education and housing. Boarding an international flight, the players embark on a journey of a lifetime, where they will meet and compete against homeless soccer teams from 50 nations, and be challenged to their limits.
Watch the reel here.
Read project synopsis.
Goal! completes Kickstarter run
June 9, 2014
We hit our target, but we’re still fundraising because we had to use some of our own money to reach the 30K marker. After deducting Kickstarter commissions, we cleared only 21K. If you’d like to support this important film, please contact us. All contributions are tax-free
GOAL! is an inspiring documentary about how soccer helps the homeless regain control of their lives. It follows the five women who go on the U.S. team to the Homeless World Cup.
Production Almost Completed for Goal!
Jan 10, 2014
We did follow-up filming with our characters , Kay in Charlotte, NC, and Maria in Minneapolis to see how their lives have changed since the trip to Poland.
We still need to film a follow-up with the other three players before wrapping up principal photography. The process of logging and transcribing the footage is well under way.
Filming the Homeless World Cup
Nov. 20, 2013
The U.S. sent both Men’s and Women’s teams to the Homeless World Cup, which took place this year in Poznan, Poland. Over 50 countries participated, and the place felt like an Olympic Village. Our players, who have never left the country before, had a real eye-opener to the Big World out there. Friendships formed easily. We filmed there for ten days with two Polish shooters.
The San Francisco Foundation Supports New Project
August 20, 2013
Teddy Bear Films filming in Times Square
July 20, 2013
The three-day, eight-camera shoot of the Street Soccer USA Cup is a key part of our new project. Production begun in March. Many thanks to GoPro for donating HERO 3 cameras, which enabled us to get some awesome footage…