The Louisville Kentucky Basketball Rivalry is undoubtedly college basketball’s ultimate feud, and The Rivalry: Red V. Blue is the first film to document this incredible sports story.
The Rivalry: Red V. Blue weaves the fascinating history of one of college basketball’s greatest rivalries with the incredible back-to-back championship runs of the Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals in 2012 and 2013. From Louisville’s upset win over Adolf Rupp’s Wildcats in 1959 to the 1983 Dream Game and the 2012 Final Four clash in the Big Easy, “Red V. Blue” documents why the Kentucky-Louisville rivalry is second to none. Thanks again to Gillette for sponsoring “The Rivalry: Red V. Blue!”
P.S. The release date announcement is coming soon!
Go behind the scenes with “Mr. Horsepower” Kent Rose (a.k.a. the “Arm Drop Guy“) and see how he gets in the zone for the Hillbilly Drags. This August 30th and 31st come out and see Mr. Horsepower arm-drop over 300 cars at the Combs Airport between Paintsville and Prestonsburg, located just off of the Country Music Highway!
Thursday night The Rivalry: Red V. Blue surged past $10,000 in kickstarter pledges thanks to Kentucky Pride and the generosity of “Red V. Blue” nation!
To say thank you, we released a new video “Kentucky Pride,” featuring one of our favorite UK fans, Doug Young.
Doug Young owns the Finishing Touch frame shop in Paintsville, KY. In this clip he explains what Kentucky basketball means to him and so many others in the state.
But Doug’s message of the importance of tradition is as applicable to Louisville fans as it is to Kentucky fans. Just as Doug is a lifelong Wildcats supporter because UK was his dad’s team, there are thousands of Louisville Cardinal fans with similar stories whose love for the Cards grew out of their love for a family member or good friend.
“Red V. Blue” isn’t just a basketball documentary. It’s a movie about the rich traditions of Kentucky and their meaning to generations of Kentuckians.
Today producer Adam Lefkoe was a guest on the Leach Report with the Voice of the Wildcats, Tom Leach.
This weekend we will be featured in the Lexington Herald and the Appalachian News-Express.
Additionally, director Rory Owen Delaney was interviewed by Surreelfilm. The interview will air Sunday at 1 pm EST on Crescent Hill Radio in Louisville and will be simulcast on crescenthillradio.com!
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Thank you for your support so far. We have come a long way and owe it all to you!
Although John Calipari and Rick Pitino are officially on good terms, it is no secret that unofficially the two coaches despise each other. Red V. Blue explores the impact this coaching feud has had on the rivalry between the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville. In this clip, Oscar Combs, founder of the Cats’ Pause, speaks on the seriousness of the bad blood between John Calipari and Rick Pitino. “Red V. Blue” is the first movie to document the history of the Kentucky-Louisville college basketball rivalry. Please visit our Kickstarter page to help get this movie made!
“The Rivalry: Red V. Blue” is the first and only movie to document college basketball’s hottest rivalry: the Kentucky Wildcats versus the Louisville Cardinals. Now we need YOUR help to finish this one-of-a-kind sports documentary. Please visit our Kickstarter page to donate or promote our documentary!
We debuted our newest teaser for the college hoops documentary RED V. BLUE last week at the Louisville Venture Connectors meeting. The pitch went over well, and the folks at Louisville Business First called it the “best film-financing pitch” that they have ever seen. Literally.
“Bomb It 2,” the sequel to the global graffiti doc “Bomb It,” is just months away from its Spring 2013 release. To get you in the spirit, check out the brand new trailer. “Bomb It 2″ is directed by Jon Reiss and co-produced by Rory Owen Delaney.
It’s 2013 and we are excited to release the first official Hillbilly Drags trailer to jump-start the new reality TV show featuring Mr. Horsepower Kent Rose and Willard Kinzer. Stay tuned for more Hillbilly Drags Clips!
Here it is: The first Red V. Blue teaser featuring Denny Crum, Joe B. Hall, Adam Lefkoe and many more. Red V. Blue is a documentary about the Louisville-Kentucky college basketball rivalry, two schools separated by less than 60 miles. From the storied 1983 Dream Game to the legislation passed in its wake that mandated the annual clash, Red V. Blue details the extraordinary circumstances that helped create one of the nation’s fiercest college rivalries.
In November, we were in Kentucky, working on our Red V. Blue documentary about the UofL-UK college basketball rivalry. The documentary has been in production since December 2011 and is picking up steam. Among the developments, we have added a new producer WHAS sports reporter Adam Lefkoe who started the popular UofL-UK themed “The Rivalry” YouTube series.
Most recently, we were in Louisville, KY, where we went inside WAG’s barbershop, a “divided” establishment where UK and Louisville fans once sat side by side. Boone clipped the Wildcat fans, and Mark Wagner and Mark Wagner Jr. clipped the Cardinals supporters. You may remember them from Adam Lefkoe’s “The Rivalry” YouTube channel.
After the 2012 UK national championship, the barbers butted heads, and Boone struck out on his own. “Designed by Miracles” was the result, a barbershop with an interior painted entirely blue and white about twenty blocks east of WAG’s on Broadway Avenue in downtown Louisville. For Red V. Blue we check in with Boone and the Wagner family before reuniting the barbers for a passionate debate on UK-UofL basketball.