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"The Cheer Ambassadors" Film Enters Final Fundraising PhaseAward Winning Thai Film Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Post-Production and Distribution (June 06, 2012)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA and BANGKOK, THAILAND -- (Marketwire) -- 06/06/12 -- The Thai film production company, A Single Production Company, announces that its film, The Cheer Ambassadors, has entered its final fundraising drive. After utilizing personal funds and donations, the team has turned to Kickstarter to raise funds for post-production and distribution. Kickstarter is an "all-or-nothing" fundraising site; if they don't reach their goal, they receive no money.
The Cheer Ambassadors Kickstarter campaign expires Saturday, July 7th, 2012.
"The Cheer Ambassadors" is a documentary that follows the amazing true story of the Bangkok University Cheerleading Team as they compete in the International Cheer Union's (ICU) World Championships in Orlando, Florida, USA. The feature-length film examines what it means to be an athlete and the deep bonds of friendship that form when athletes from radically different socioeconomic backgrounds spend years living and training together. The film documents the unique relationship that developed between cheerleaders in the United States and Thailand, with both groups inspiring and idolizing each other. It is an inspirational, moving, underdog story about a team that wins.
"The film recently won Best Documentary at the 60N Os Festival in Norway. However, we need to complete a Dolby surround-sound mix, color correction, and distribute it," added Luke Cassady-Dorion, the film's director.
Thapanont (Tae) Phithakrattanayothin, assistant coach and the film's production manager added, "I spent 16 years of my life training with this team and then another one and a half years helping to produce the film. I'm honored that people around the world are moved by our story, and want to make sure that as many people see it as possible."
About "The Cheer Ambassadors"
The Cheer Ambassadors chronicles the Thai National Cheerleading Team's inspiring story of a coach and his team as they travel from the city streets and rice fields in Thailand to the International Cheer Union's (ICU) World Championship in Orlando, Florida. http://www.TheCheerAmbassadors.com/
Cheerleading is the fastest growing sport in the world with over 4,000,000 athletes training in more than 100 countries. Via its official governing body, the International Cheer Union (ICU), it was recently granted official sport status by SportAccord, and has applied to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Cheerleading in the USA began in 1869 and in Thailand in 1994. While the Thai National Team / Bangkok University is mostly self-taught, it is widely considered to be the most creative team competing today.
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