Pick-up basketball is the truest essence of the sport. There is no governing body, no schedules, no coaches or referees; only unwritten rules that change from park to park. People from all walks of life voluntarily step on the asphalt wholeheartedly for the love of the game. Over decades, this passion has manifested a rich culture with its own unique language, attitude, behavior, and style. DOIN’ IT IN THE PARK: PICK-UP BASKETBALL, NYC lovingly uncovers this movement through the voices of playground legends, NBA athletes, and most importantly the common ballplayer who dreams all day about getting off work.
Frenchman KEVIN COULIAU is widely recognized as the most prolific outdoor basketball photographer of the last decade. His images have appeared in Reverse Magazine (France), Bounce Magazine (US), and Fadeaway Magazine (UK). His video work has been seen in the Australian documentary “The Mystery of Flying Kicks” and Brand Jordan’s annual Quai 54 Tournament DVDs. In 2010, he directed a music/streetball video titled “Heart & Soul Of New York City”, which has accumulated 500,000+ views online and counting.
Native New-Yorker DJ BOBBITO GARCIA is the co-founder of “Bounce: From The Playground Magazine” and critically-acclaimed author of “Where’d You Get Those? NYC’s Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987.” “Kool Bob Love” has done live halftime reports for the NY Knicks, voiced NBA 2K video games, and hosted/creative produced ESPN’s “It’s the Shoes” series. Currently, he is the play-by-play announcer for ESPNU’s annual Boost Mobile Elite 24 HS All-American Game and Dunk Contest.
DOIN’ IT IN THE PARK
SPECIAL SCREENING: Never Before Seen Footage
DIRECTORS: Bobbito Garcia, Kevin Couliau
WRITER: Bobbito Garcia
PRODUCERS: Bobbito Garcia, Kevin Couliau, Thibaut De Longeville, Flore Biet
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kevin Couliau
EDITOR: David Couliau
FEATURING: Jack Ryan,James Williams, Julius Erving, Kenny Smith, Kenny Anderson, Niki Avery, Richard Kirkland