THEY CALLED US THE MOD SQUAD! 

Our new documentary tells the unlikely story of the 1969-70 Jacksonville University Dolphins, the most magical March Madness Cinderella team ever!

The sports media dubbed them The Mod Squad, but to the college basketball establishment they were...Jacksonville WHO?

A team that will bring home to their own racially divided city in the Deep South, a new vision of blacks and whites working and winning together. 

Miss November Sweeps

"Just for shits and giggles," as Ernie would say...

Dear Paul Thomas Anderson,

Hope all’s well.

By way of introduction, I wrote and produced my first promos with the legendary Ernie Anderson back at the dawn of the 80’s. He was ever loathe to work in the announce booth, so my dozens of subsequent voiceover sessions with Ernie, throughout the 80’s and beyond, were almost always conducted elbow to elbow.

Fast fwd to the present: my producing partner and I are developing a film, MISS NOVEMBER SWEEPS; and I’m writing to you with this personal heads up that the story features a pivotal character, ARTIE ABBOTT, who is largely based on my own - apparently indelible - experiences with Ernie.


This project is one from the heart, my movie Valentine to our fabled "Promowood" scene at the dawn of the 80's in L.A.




 







We can see/hear Bryan Cranston working his Breaking Bad magic as Artie. 

We can also see/hear Eddie Redmayne as JUSTIN PAGE, THE NARRATOR.

And we're very much intrigued by the possibility of doing Miss November as a podcast. Here's a sample with Ernie doing Artie.


To sample Artie Abbott on the page, email for for Chapter One "The Voice in Her Head".

All the best,
Steve Brodeur
@KissTheSkyFilm

Kiss the Sky

@KissTheSkyFilm











 BASE Jumping is the vehicle that drives the story in KISS THE SKY.

BASE Jumping is skydiving, but not from a plane. Instead, it's a leap from a building or a bridge, a cliff or - a radio tower.
  
Tom Lemoine is a late night radio story teller, who will soon be signing off his show with "Parachute Woman, land on me tonight..." by the Rolling Stones.

Cali is a BASE Jumper, a fatal beauty who free falls from atop his station's radio tower; to stick her landing in the headlights of Lemoine's oncoming car.

Inspired by true events, their story spirals into romantic obsession, adrenalized emotions and truth or dare sex, with death lurking in the wings.
 Watch Jacksonville WHO?
Password:  WHO
Running time: 53 minutes

Our new feature documentary premiered on NBA TV in celebration of Black History Month. Now on Amazon Prime!

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Jacksonville WHO?











Our new documentary tells the unlikely story of the 1969-70 Jacksonville University Dolphins, the most magical March Madness Cinderella team ever!

The sports media dubbed them The Mod Squad, but to the college basketball establishment they were...Jacksonville WHO?

A team that will bring home to their own racially divided city in the Deep South, a new vision of blacks and whites working and winning together.

Lead by seven-foot-two Artis Gilmore - future ABA icon, NBA All Star, and Basketball Hall of Famer - the JU Dolphins play for the smallest school in the NCAA; and fifty basketball seasons later JU still stands as the smallest school ever to reach the Final Four.

Their fairy tale season will take The Mod Squad from straight out of nowhere all the way to a national title game showdown with defending champs UCLA and their legendary coach John Wooden, the Wizard of Westwood.

Along the way this team of destiny will overcome racial barriers, and bring their own playful brand of revolution to college basketball in the Deep South.

Adidas Goes Mod!






My short film details how the Adidas Superstar became the Glass Slipper for the wildest, grooviest March Madness Cinderella team ever! The 1969-70 JU Dolphins.

Adidas Goes Mod!
https://vimeo.com/224063883
Password: MOD
   
It's a sports fashion story about the arrival of the premium basketball shoe, the foundation of today's Athleisure lifestyle, and this enduring icon of it all, the Adidas Superstar.
 
And dig the retro basketball uniforms!

The story of The Mod Squad 
is the centerpiece of our new feature documentary, 
Jacksonville WHO?

Now on Amazon Prime! 

 








ABOUT SB

Steve Brodeur is an American writer and multimedia content creator.

Brodeur started his professional career as a journalist - and dinner theatre critic - on his hometown morning daily paper, The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville. He currently writes for The Bicoastal Times in Los Angeles.

An award-winning writer-producer of entertainment advertising, SteveBrodeur.tv is widely recognized by industry peers as the quintessential West Coast promo creative.

Brodeur's voice work appears on Unsung Hero > Audiobooks

His abiding passion for the sport of tennis flirts with the surreal: Tennis Playing Mantis: Doubles Partner to the Stars