Wow. Where do I even begin? The past five months have been special, and I couldn't be more appreciative for everyone who helped make A-Town Divided a reality. I work full-time in Marketing, so I knew before making this film that it would be a challenge. Working some weekends, writing scripts after work, reaching out to folks after work hours, setting up interviews -- the list goes on and on. The amount of support I received from DAY ONE is truly incredible and the amount of comments, love, positive vibes and gratitude I've received this past week have truly been a highlight of my entire life. From support from my parents, friends, girlfriend, former coaches, players, administrators and more, A-Town Divided would be nothing without the help of everyone who pitched in.
I wanted to give a special shout out to Stephanie Bruner at WLWT-Channel 5 for the help in accessing and getting permission to use clips from the 2007 season. Caroline Armstrong at WLWT. My parents for loving me and helping me purchase my camera. My girlfriend Kelly Pulskamp for loving me (and putting up with me talking about the documentary for five months). Denise and Mike White for the amazing footage from the 2007 Regional Final game. Catherine Neal, Lynn Seibert and Karen Bruner for the amazing Turpin & Anderson photos. Nick Watkins for taking time out of his weekends to help us get some amazing footage. Eric Fry. Dan Albers. Chris Newton. Andy Cruse. Ryan Fehrenbach. Luke Kelly. Tyler White. Brian Thatcher. Kevin Chapman. Daniel Rod. John Runk. Jason Bruner. Max Elliott. Jeff Giesting. Dan Kraft.
And to everyone that showed up last Friday, you all are the greatest! The list goes on and on and on.
Last Friday night was one of the greatest nights of my life. 80 or so people showed up ready to watch my film, and I can't even really describe that feeling in words. It was truly magical. Thank you to anyone who showed up, watched the documentary, commented on Facebook, sent me Snapchats, sent me a text, gave me a call, sent their love and support, shared it with friends and so much more.
It means the world to me and I truly feel lucky and blessed for how the evening turned out, and the overall response to A-Town Divided as well. Here's to good vibes and all the love, folks. Let's keep spreading it! Thank you for the love and support. All you need is love.