A struggling actress lands the role of her life when she is mistaken for Hollywood royalty. Starring Sean Young, Michael Monks and more
Fame is everything... Reality is relative.
Come along on a wild ride and join Eve Downey Jr, a true Hollywood wannabe, as she experiences the fast rise and even faster fall of her starlet career. Sick of small-town trailer trash living, Eve runs away from her oppressive Momma and pet pig, setting her sights instead on the one place where all her dreams can come true, Hollywood.
After weeks of getting paid pennies as a Dorothy impersonator, she lands the audition of a life-time but soon learns that negotiating the biz isn’t nearly as challenging as getting rid of her Mother. Filled with a cast of crazy characters CRAZY TOWN is sure to live up to its name-sake.
The locations are locked, we've have the equipment, and we've already started shooting! The only thing that's left for you to do help us raise the money to finish the film. We need to raise $16,000 to continue our shoot. The money that we collect will pay for the following.
Locations include but not limited to:
- Historical Grauman's Chinese Theatre
- The vintage Million Dollar Theater in downtown LA
- The skankiest Los Angeles Alleyway we can find
- Use of Civic Center Studios for our additional scenes
Equipment and additional costs include:
- Rental on a Red M-X Camera Package
- Specialty Costumes
- Film insurance
- Closing a lane of traffic on Hollywood Boulevard
- Sound equipment and lights
- A wind machine
- Food for the cast and crew
Sean Young, Eve Downey Sr:
Internationally acclaimed star of Screen, Television, and Stage, Sean Young began her film career in 1980 in the film "Jane Austen in Manhattan", followed by a small role in the 1981 film "Stripes" with Bill Murray. Her body of work includes the roles Rachael, an other-worldy replicant in the film "Blade Runner" opposite Harrison Ford, Kate Gekko in "Wall Street" with Michael Douglas, Susan Atwell, the lusty mistress in "No Way Out" with Kevin Costner and Gene Hackman, as well as Lois Einhorn in the break out comedy "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" with Jim Carrey.
Michael Monks, Mr. McCallister:
Michael began his acting career studying under Stanford Meisner at The Neighborhood Playhouse. He moved to L.A. and immediately started working in film and television with "Rock and Roll High School Forever" and "Out on a Limb". Other films include "Air Force One", "Clean Slate", "Little Giants", "Hard Rain", "Angie", "What's Love Got to do With It", "Winchell", and "Illicit Behavior". He has guest starred on many TV shows including "ER", "NYPD Blue", "Friends", "Bones", "NCIS", and many more.
Ed Gale, Pat:
Ed Gale has appeared in over 130 television shows, films, and commercials; playing some of Hollywood's famous and infamous characters such as Howard in "Howard the Duck", Chucky in "Child's Play", "Child's Play 2", and "The Bride of Chucky". Other highlights include Lavalle in "Bones", Little Prisoner in "My Name is Earl", and Little Man in "O Brother, Where Art Though".
Jules Dameron, Director:
Jules is an award winning filmmaker who has earned a Master's Degree in Film Production from the University of Southern California. She most recently directed the music video "Hero" with Sean Berdy (of Switched at Birth fame) and has completed numerous other music videos such as "Let's Mambo" with Sean Forbes and Oscar Winner Marlee Matlin, and "Hot and Cold". She has also directed the dark opera "Glee!" and numerous shorts. Oh yeah, and she's deaf, but that's just a footnote to her life.
Adam Bricker, Cinematographer:
Adam Bricker is a cinematographer living and working in Los Angeles. Born in Chicago and raised in New Jersey, Adam moved west to attend film school at the University of Southern California. He has shot music videos for Patrick Stump, Lupe Fiasco, Stone Temple Pilots, and Garfunkel & Oats. In December, Adam wrapped principal photography on Lust for Love, a Kick Starter funded feature film directed by Anton King and starring Fran Krantz, Beau Garrett, and Dichen Lachman. He has a cat named Batman and plans to name all future pets after Denzel Washington characters.
Carson Turell, Co-Writer, Producer
Carson Turell is a New Yorker who has written and produced television for the past decade, including hit reality series, documentaries, and a more recent foray into scripted dramas. She's worked with Penn & Teller (The WB pilot, Whatever you Want), Anderson Cooper (ABC's The Mole), Natasha Henstridge (TLC's Mostly True Stories: Urban Legends Revealed) and George Clooney (on the groundbreaking multi-network America: A Tribute to Heroes). Carson lives in Los Angeles where she is also developing several television dramas on top of her work on Crazy Town.
Raising $16,000 may seem like a lot of money but so much labor and materials are being put into making this film a possibility! For your support we have collected a large array of gifts to show our appreciation. Everything from our Website Thanks, to our Private VIP Website, to our larger prizes has been painstakingly put together by Kyla to give you as much pleasure in Crazy Town as it's given us. Take a look at the Rewards page to see what we have to offer and just click the green "Back This Project" button to join our family!
Every Kickstarter Project must be fully funded by the time the time expires or that's it! Sayonara! No money will be charged on your credit or debit card and the project won't made, and Crazy Town is no different. If we don't make our goal by the time our time expires, we expire, so join us now while you can!
- The shipping for each project is included in the contribution price
- You will receive a username and password for our Private VIP Website once our project has been successfully funded so don't be shy about supplying the best email address to get a hold of you. And get ready to login!
- For additional prizes please supply a good mailing address and expect the gifts to roll-in around the month of June.
- Please note, DVDs will not be released until after our film has shown at festivals. This does not mean we have forgotten you! Quite the contrary! Once our film has premiered we will send you your DVD copy, we thank you for your patience.
- For Festival Tickets and Production Credit in our larger prizes, we will mail you your Tickets and contact you personally to let you know the low-down of the where, when, and who's who, and just know that we will be dying to meet you!
Please feel free to email us with any questions you may have about contributing and we will get back to you promptly!
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In addition to the above, you will receive a Super Secret login username and password to gain access to our Private VIP Website filled with regularly updated videos of cast and crew hijinks, insider trivia, backstage photos, and entries from Kyla's Production Blog- where you can learn all about what goes into making a movie!Estimated delivery:
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You will receive all of the swag and credit listed above. In addition, the creator and lead actress, Kyla Druckman will fly to the city you live in, bringing swag from the shoot and literally kiss the ground you walk on. Then lead a personal commentary in the privacy of your own living room. Totally awesome hook-up, check!Estimated delivery:
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