Aggravated is your everyday run-of-the-mill tale of love, revenge, attempted arson, and a cricket…a very unfriendly cricket.
Reginald Dunlap suffers from nightmares in which a giant cricket stalks him. That's okay, as long as it's just a dream...
But when a relentless cricket takes up residence in Reggie’s house, his dreams and his reality begin to blur. What ensues is a fast paced comedy that touches on human psychology, strained relationships, and the ravages of insomnia.
As the sleepless nights add up, his sanity breaks down. With his sanity now hanging by a thread—Reggie has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. Late at night, when the rest of the world slumbers, Reggie prepares for war.
There’s no way a goddamned cricket is going to ruin Reginald Dunlap’s life … and get away with it.
Aggravated is based on the short story "Aggravated" written by Robert Judge Woerheide, and published in his book Traveling Sitting Still, www.travelingsittingstill.com. Fred Buckley who was recently honored with the Lazarus Screenwriting Scholarship wrote it for the screen.
It's a fast, original, and most of all; funny screenplay. It will be submitted to film festivals; so you never know; your donation may help launch a career in filmmaking. The next time you go to the movies, you can tell your date, “I made his career”. :)
We’re making this on a very small budget, so your money will be spent only on essentials, such as equipment rentals, food for the cast and crew during production, locations, and postproduction. Please help a group of student filmmakers bring this great character story to life!
For further information about the film, please visit www.aggravatedthemovie.com. At our site, you can read bios of the crew and visit the Director’s Chat page to post comments/questions directly to the director (me). I will respond to any post within twenty-four hours.
The crew of Aggravated would like to extend our most sincere gratitude for your consideration in helping to fund this project.
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