The Third Period Exceeds Goal for First Round of Funding

GoFundMe development fund campaign raises more than $41,000 to help spearhead feature-length hockey film with support from key donors including LIVE! Technologies, Giant Eagle, and R Bar

 

COLUMBUS, OH (AUGUST 6, 2018) – Eleven One Productions today announced the development fundraising campaign for The Third Period film has raised $42,900 – exceeding its goal by more than $12,000.  Key corporate partners including LIVE! Technologies and Giant Eagle, provided significant support in addition to the dozens of corporate and individual donors.

The Third Period is a gritty, feature-length ice hockey drama, written, produced and directed by Steph Greegor, former Fox Sports Ohio reporter and on-air Blue Jackets Live commentator. Greegor’s short film “Olsky,” the short proof-of-concept for The Third Period was Emmy-nominated and festival-accepted. The Third Period is the first feature-length hockey film in U.S. history to be written, produced and directed by a woman.

The movie is set to film in Columbus beginning June 2019.

“It’s a tremendous milestone to exceed our first fundraising benchmark,” Greegor said. “Not only does it allow us to properly lay the foundation for this film, it shows the tremendous support this project is building from local businesses, hockey fans and the entire central Ohio community.  We have a lot of work to do before the first scene is shot, but we’re well on our way to bringing a little Hollywood to Columbus.”

To date, nine local businesses have signed on as film partners through a combination of monetary and in-kind donations. LIVE! Technologies is now the official live production partner and Platinum sponsor of the film; Giant Eagle is the official catering partner and Gold sponsor; and Michael Darr of RBar Arena and Three-Legged Mare is the official bar & restaurant partner. Other partners include CD102.5, Studio 35 Cinema & DrafthouseThe Chiller Ice Rinks, Pendulum PR and Creative Strategies and The Reel Law Firm.

The production has also gleaned local support from the Greater Columbus Film Commission, Experience Columbus, GCAC, and others.

“As the sales and marketing organization for the Columbus Region, we appreciate how the film will shine a positive light on our city, including its sports, restaurants and shopping,” said Brian Ross, President and CEO of Experience Columbus, in a letter of support for the film. “The film could serve as ‘advertising’ for our thriving community and build awareness of Columbus as an attractive destination for visitors, conventions and sporting events. Also, the economic impact to Columbus and Franklin County during six weeks of filming in 2019 will be significant.”

Economic impact for Columbus would be approximately $3.5 million with the creation of close to 170 jobs locally and regionally.

“This is a project that not only the Columbus hockey and arts communities can rally around, but area businesses need to understand the economic impact of a movie of this scale,” said Live! Technologies Executive Producer Michael Farrell. “It’s not everyday film projects of this scale are spearheaded in Columbus. We appreciate how Steph has built this film around the local community, engaged area businesses and cast local talent to be a part of the movie.”

The Third Period has also identified four charities for which the team will raise money throughout production. Charity partners include Hinote’s Heroes, First Responder Faceoff Foundation, Columbus Ice Hockey Club and CD 102.5’s For the Kids.  The first official fundraiser event is happening now at RBar in the Arena District. Throughout the month of August, all purchases can be rounded up to the nearest dollar and 100 percent of those monies will be divided equally between the four charities.

In addition to the round-up campaign at RBar, The Third Period will be hosting the film’s three lead actors Chris Tschupp (California), Myles Clohessy (New York), and Aaron Massey (Columbus) in Central Ohio. Tschupp, a former NHL athlete and Calvin Klein model will play the lead character “Mike Olsky,” an aging ice hockey star who must battle his way back from injury before retirement. The hot-shot antagonist “Teddy Hendrix” will be played by Quantico cast member Clohessy, a former Division 1 athlete, who played ice hockey for two years. The best friend, who bridges the gap in between, will be played by Massey. More information about this weekend visit will be posted on the film’s website in the coming weeks.

The Third Period will be produced by Len Hartman, an award-winning screenwriter and film producer who worked on projects including Free State of Jones, a Civil War era historical drama starring Matthew McConaughey. Ohio Film Group is set to provide post-production services.

For more information on the film, visit http://www.thirdperiodfilm.com.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Chris Herbert 614-448-8703  chrish@pendulumstrategygroup.com
Brock Schmaltz 614-209-8683 brock@highstakespr.com

 

 

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Join us at RBar Arena during the month of August to raise money for THE THIRD PERIOD film’s four official charities:

Columbus Ice Hockey Club

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First Responders Face-Off Foundation

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CD102.5’s For the Kids

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Hinote’s Heroes

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Simply head to RBar Arena in the Arena District next to Nationwide Arena and enjoy lunch, dinner, or a drink, then #RoundUp your tab to donate to our charities. It’s that easy! Support local business and charities that support children and families.

Mark your calendar for August by clicking “Interested” or “Yes” on Facebook HERE.

Thank you!


FRFOF HHH TM LogoTHE THIRD PERIOD production welcomes the Central Ohio First Responder Face-Off Foundation as its fourth, and final, nonprofit charity to benefit from various fundraisers throughout the production cycle.

First Responder Foundation joins Hinote’s Heroes, CD102.5’s For the Kids, and the Columbus Ice Hockey Club. Learn more about all our charity partners here.

The First Responder Face-Off Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that provides resources to First Responders across Central Ohio with assistance from its Community Partners.

The Foundation hosts its annual fundraiser, the First Responder Face-Off™, and other hockey related experiences throughout the year, to fulfill its mission of:

Education
The First Responder Face-Off Foundation Scholarship Program awards annual scholarships to children of first responders who become severely injured or disabled in the line of duty.

Health, Wellness & Safety
Provides funds for philanthropic and research efforts in the area of early detection of health and occupational disease (including Cancer) for first responders.

Financial
Provides direct, economic hardship grants to first responders and their families in times of tragedy and unexpected loss.

Mobility & Accommodation
Provides assistance with mobility and accommodation of first responders when faced with life altering injury or disability.

To donate to the Foundation and to help support its mission, head here.

Stay tuned to THE THIRD PERIOD website and news for upcoming fundraising events for these four charities.

Dan HinoteCOLUMBUS – CD102.5 Morning Jock Brian Phillips talks hockey and the upcoming indie feature length film THE THIRD PERIOD, set to be shot in Columbus, Ohio, during the summer of 2019, with Stanley Cup Champ and former Columbus Blue Jackets assistant coach Dan Hinote.

Hinote is executive producing the ice hockey drama about an aging hockey star who must battle back from injury to win big in the third period of his life. Chris Tschupp leads the cast with Myles Clohessy as the young, superstar gunning for his place.

You can listen to his interview with Hinote below.

Chris Tschupp has obviously got The Look.

It’s a look that attracted the attention of the Calgary Flames, who drafted the All-American prep school star 125th overall in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.

It’s a look that prompted fashion maven Calvin Klein to walk over to Tschupp’s table in a New York City restaurant to ask if he’d be interested in modelling.

It’s a look that landed him photo shoots and runway shows alongside Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Christy Turlington and made him the face of worldwide campaigns for Banana Republic, Versace, Gap, Armani and, most recently, Ralph Lauren.

Translating that look into an acting career that has seen him on Sex and the City and several movies, Tschupp is now poised to be the lead in an upcoming hockey movie he feels brings him full circle….”

Read the rest of the article HERE.

The Third Period is the first feature-length hockey film in U.S. history to be written, produced and directed by a woman – former Fox Sports Ohio writer Steph Greegor

 

Chris Tschupp as “Mike Olsky”

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Myles Clohessy as “Teddy Hendrix”

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COLUMBUS, OH (MAY 7, 2018) – Eleven One Productions has selected former athletes Chris Tschupp and Myles Clohessy as its leads in the gritty, feature-length ice hockey drama, The Third Period, set to be filmed in Columbus, Ohio, beginning June 2019.

The Third Period writer and director Steph Greegor has selected former NHL athlete and Calvin Klein model Chris Tschupp to play the lead character “Mike Olsky,” in her film about an aging ice hockey star who must battle his way back from injury before retirement.

The hot-shot antagonist “Teddy Hendrix” will be played by up-and-coming New York actor and Quantico cast member Myles Clohessy, a former Division 1 athlete, who played ice hockey for two years.

“I think it’s incredibly important that hockey players are in leading roles in this film,” Greegor said. “Hockey fans are very particular about what they see on film. They know when it’s real and they know when you’re faking it. So, there’s no faking here. We have legit players, who also have entertainment experience.”

Tschupp was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Notre Dame for ice hockey before being drafted by the NHL’s Calgary Flames at 18 and playing four years in the ECHL. He was then discovered as a model by Calvin Klein himself before having stints on Sex and the City, October Road, Life on Mars, and Paintball: The Movie (2005).

“I felt like this role was written for me,” Tschupp said. “The script is amazing and I’m excited to get on the ice and get started. I think we can change the way people look at the game through Steph’s eyes.”

Clohessy is a former Division I soccer player for Central Connecticut State University, who also played a couple years of hockey and is now training with a pro hockey coach.

“I got some of the skating genes from my mom (figure skater Catherine Erhardt)…so I grew up skating a lot,” said Clohessy. “Hockey is a sport that I’ve always loved. It’s exciting that I’m getting back into it. This is a skill set that takes immense dedication, and that’s something that I look forward to honing and perfecting to the best of my ability before we start shooting.”

For Clohessy acting is a family business. He grew up going to set with his father, actor Robert Clohessy (Blue Bloods, The Avengers). Clohessy attended the Purchase Conservatory of Acting in NY, played prime time T.V. guest star roles as well as and is a current Wilhelmina model. You can spot him on the hit T.V. show Quantico during the second half of this season.

“I’m really excited for Steph. I know Steph loves hockey, and I think it will give it a better perspective other than all of the male-centric sports films that have come out,” said Clohessy, who was especially impressed with The Third Period’s script, also written by Greegor. “I think Steph has a really great script here that’s really character-driven and isn’t just about sports, but how through sports you can overcome the hardest struggles in life. I think that’s something that’s really unique about the script that I’m excited to delve into.”

The Third Period is the first feature-length hockey film in U.S. history to be written, produced and directed by a woman – former Fox Sports Ohio writer and on-air Blue Jackets Live guest Steph Greegor. Following a lifelong, award-winning journalism career and five seasons covering the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, Greegor began writing and producing films. Her short film “Olsky,” the short proof-of-concept for The Third Period was Emmy-nominated and festival-accepted.

“I was going through something similar to the main character, Mike Olsky, while I was covering hockey and it absolutely inspired me to write this script,” Greegor said. “Ice hockey is a beautiful sport; precise, fast, and tough. And I wanted to capture that in film. Particularly at a time when the hockey fan base is growing, especially among women and kids. It’s exciting for me, as a woman, to be one of the first helming such a male-dominated arena.”

Dan Hinote, a Stanley Cup Champion and former Columbus Blue Jackets’ assistant coach is Executive Producer of the film. Hinote was the first NHL player ever to be drafted from West Point when the Colorado Avalanche selected him in the 7th round (167th overall pick) of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. Hinote was a member of the Stanley Cup champion Avalanche in 2001. He went on to play with the St. Louis Blues and the MoDo Hockey in the Swedish Elitserien. Hinote retired following the 2009-10 season and took a job as an assistant coach with the Columbus Blue Jackets

The Third Period will be produced by Len Hartman, an award-winning screenwriter and film producer who worked on projects including Free State of Jones, a Civil War era historical drama starring Matthew McConaughey.

The Third Period will be filmed in Columbus from June 3 through July 14 of 2019.

Exclusive private premier tickets and behind-the-scenes perks are available by making a donation to support the development phase here: GO FUND ME.

For more information on the film, visit the Official Website.

MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Herbert at 614-448-8703 or chrish@redefiningpr.com

 

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