After 20+ years as a Script Supervisor, I've decided to direct a Short Film! Can you help an old broad out? No amount is too small!
So, I'm trying to raise funding to direct this wonderful short that Ketti wrote, called "Truckin'," a comedy about family, friendship, and the food truck craze! The film will star Pamela Adlon (CALIFORNICATION, KING OF THE HILL) and Monica Potter (PARENTHOOD, WITHOUT LIMITS.) Two wonderful friends of mine who are super-awesome, mega-talented chicks. The film will be shot in one weekend in the beautiful San Fernando valley! The first day will feature two fantastic young actresses, who will play the 12-year-old versions of Pamela and Monica. This opening scene takes place in 1987, and takes a nostalgic trip down memory lane. The next day of shooting, featuring Pamela and Monica, takes place in the present, as we see their characters reunite as rival food truck owners. All of my crew are volunteers, from people that I work with on PARENTHOOD to friends I've made working on different projects over the years. And most things are being donated. However, I will use the money I raise for insurance, food for the crew, permits, etc. This is a chance for me to show people what I've learned sitting next to talented directors for the past 20+ years as a Script Supervisor. I plan on entering it into as many Film Festivals as I possibly can! Thank you!
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My project will film in one weekend. The first day we will shoot the kids' side of the film and the second day, we will shoot the adult version. My main challenge will be that the days are getting shorter as we head in to winter and the Daylight Savings time changing, so I will have less time to shoot because my script is all Day/Exterior. All I can do to overcome this challenge (since I can't stop time) will be to be incredibly prepared with each set-up and be very conscious of my time. I really don't forsee any major risks or challenges, other than having to re-schedule the shooting days if we are rained out. That being said, I have prepped extensively, and have an excellent cast and crew on board!
Right now, my biggest challenge seems to be coordinating all of my friends with their diverse schedules and talent, to rally behind me and to devote their weekend to helping me achieve my dream as a director. I feel very fortunate to have amassed an incredibly loyal, friendly and talented bunch of people to be so generous with their time and craft - I don't want to let them down!
I plan on finishing post on my short as soon as possible, so I can meet all of the various Film Festival deadlines that are coming up, as well as to be able to deliver reward DVDs to everyone that has donated to my short.
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Oct 24, 2012 - Nov 19, 2012
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A DVD copy of the short, Thank-you in the credits, Walk-On appearance in the short (if you live in L.A.,) Exec. Producer credit.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Ships within the US only