“Housebroken” is a short comedy about a hopeless romantic who falls into a precarious menage-a-trois with a long-term couple.
*** We're STILL GOING! Final Goal is $8000 to cover post-production and fest submissions!***
WELCOME TO THE FOUR DOLLAR FUNDRAISER
My name is Wade Gasque. I’m a writer/director in Los Angeles working with Steakhaus Productions on Half Truth - a feature film which has already garnered recognition from the Academy, Netflix, and Film Independent. Before I make that one, however, I'm shooting a short film this September called Housebroken that will light up film festivals across this lovely nation and help to set the stage for my feature directing debut. I invite you, my amazing friends, family, and random good people of the internet to help me make this little film by joining in the world’s first... FOUR DOLLAR FUNDRAISER.
That is a loaf of bread, people. A gallon of gas. One beer at happy hour. I want this to be something that EVERYONE can be a part of, so we've kept the film's budget to a bare-bones minimum of $4000 for production + $4000 for post-production and festival submissions. I have an incredible team of award-winning filmmakers who are all donating their time and skills to make this something truly special.
We've hit our first goal, but to raise the next 4K, we’re gonna have to go VIRAL! If you like the video above, if you like me, if you like America… spread the good word. Share this on Facebook, Twitter, email, snail mail, carrier pigeon, whatever. Let’s see just how far we can take this. Who doesn’t have $4, right?
Here’s what to do:
1) Click that lil green donate button before you leave this page. Why wait? Seriously, ANY contribution large or small is AMAZING and you will be rewarded with all sorts of cool swag. Original artwork, a screening party, we’ll even come cook for you! Check those rewards out on the right there.
2) Get just 5 of your friends to give at least $4 and I will reward you even more. Here’s what I’ll do:
- I will get screenwriter Jim Uhls to autograph a copy of his kick-ass screenplay Fight Club personally to YOU. Yes, THAT Fight Club. Yes yes, the one with Brad Pitt. Mr. Uhls wrote it. He will sign it. And you will sleep with it under your pillow every night.
- Or maybe you don’t remember Fight Club? Maybe you don’t remember anything because you’re Matt Damon and you’ve got amnesia and wait, what, that’s The Bourne Identity. That’s Blake Herron’s juggernaut of a script that launched an entire franchise. Well, how about I get Mr. Herron to sign a copy of THAT script to YOU. Yes. I will do it. Watch me.
- Or maybe you’re a rom-com lover? You like your movie’s fun and sexy and starring Betty White making boob jokes. Fine, then how about I get Pete Chiarelli, screenwriter of 2009’s The Proposal (yes, the one with Sandra Bullock!!), to sign a copy of THAT script just for YOU.
These writers are all doing me this huge favor because they are awesome. And so are you. Just shoot me an email (see link at the top of the page) with the names of the 5 people you’ve referred who have all contributed and the signed script is all yours!
MORE ABOUT HOUSEBROKEN (Hint: it’s not about a dog)
Relationships are tricky. When we’re not in one, we can start to feel worthless and view every couple we meet with envy. On the flip-side, anyone in a long-term relationship can attest to that yearning for the fun, simple days of single life. I wrote Housebroken to explore these themes and toy a little with our preconceptions of what it means to be in a committed relationship.
Housebroken is a 15-minute comedy about a hopeless romantic who falls into a precarious menage-a-trois with a long-term couple. It’s a wry and fun little romp of a movie that will skewer our sometimes simplistic and tidy visions of love.
MORE ABOUT US
My producers- Steak House, Dominic Ottersbach, Savannah Collins- and myself are award-winning filmmakers with many years in the industry. I’m a 2010 Nicholl Semifinalist (placing in the top 110 out of 6300 entries) with my feature screenplay Half Truth. I was also chosen for each of the Film Independent Filmmaker Labs (Director, Screenwriter, and Producer). The gang at Steakhaus Productions have produced over 30 films which have played theatrically across the country as well as on Lifetime, LOGO and at festivals like Sundance, Tribeca, and more.
"Like” us on Facebook and we’ll keep you in the loop. We’ll post photos of the shoot and keep you informed of when/where the movie will be premiering near you. From auditioning actors to building sets to editing hours of footage - if you’ve ever wanted to see how it all goes down, join the party now!
My goal is that one day soon you’ll be able to sit in a theatre and beam with pride knowing YOU helped make this film- a film that will be funny, original and thought-provoking. It’s gonna be a fun ride so spread the word and give what you can… even just, I don’t know, like, $4.
With huge heartfelt thanks.
PS. To see the breakdown of how your money will be spent, check out my update here.
Kickstarter has been providing this crowd-funding service for years now. Your credit card info is 100% safe and secure here. No one has access to it. Not even us. But if you don't feel comfortable with this, no worries. Just email me using that link at the top of the page and we'll figure something else out.
Wouldn't that be dreamy? The answer is, yes yes yes. The $4000 we are raising on kickstarter will not cover all our expenses. Expenses like actual DVD's and/or prints of the movie, copies, festival submission fees, postage, and more is NOT included in this budget. Plus, it would be SO nice to be able to pay our actors and crew a little stipend for their time. Any money that comes in above our goal will be put directly towards this project.
If "Housebroken" is successfully funded, your card will be charged when we reach our funding deadline. If we do not reach our funding goal, your card is never charged. That's why they're called pledges.
No. Only we will be able to see your pledge amount.
We see your Kickstarter username, your pledge amount, and the reward you've selected. If funding succeeds we'll also see your email address so that we can contact you about receiving your reward.
Just visit this page again and click “Manage Your Pledge.” Enter a new amount in the pledge amount box. Note that you are not adding to your existing pledge; the amount you enter will be the total amount collected if "Housebroken" is successfully funded.
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Congratulations! Despite Watson's taunting, you are NOT a cheap bastard. You get our hearfelt appreciation, a thanks on our Facebook page, and an e-hug. Yay you! (And don't forget to tell your friends so you can get your signed copy of "Fight Club", "The Bourne Identity" or "The Proposal")
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Uh-oh. Somebody's movin on up. Okay, okay, you're also gonna get a Facebook thanks and e-hug PLUS we're gonna write you a little poem. A HAIKU to be exact. With your name in it. For real. The director, producers, actors, everyone on set will all be helping to write these. We'll email it to you and post it on our fb page. Haiku's are the shiz and so are you!
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You know how to make us smile, don't you? Okay, for $25, you're getting the Facebook shout out PLUS an actual THANK YOU IN THE CREDITS OF THE FILM. That's right. When the film is done, your name will be up there on the screen. And that's not all. We will also send you a PASSWORD-PROTECTED LINK to the finished film to view before it's released, before anyone else sees it. You deserve this. You are a class act.
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Don't feel like getting five other people to donate $4? Wanna get your hands on one of those signed scripts the easy way? Done. For a $30 pledge, it's all yours. Choose between a Jim Uhls signed "Fight Club", a Blake Herron signed "The Bourne Identity" or a Pete Chiarelli signed "The Proposal". When the campaign ends, we'll email you to find out which script you want. You'll also get the facebook thanks, plus, I don't know if you can feel it but you're getting an e-hug RIGHT NOW. Mmmmmm...Estimated delivery:
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Hear that? That's the sound of us swooning. For $50, you're getting the fb mention, the thanks in the credits PLUS A SIGNED DVD of the finished film. None of this internet crap. You're getting something you can hold in your hands and throw in the DVD player whenever you want and watch over and over as you laugh and shout to the heavens "I AM A GOD! LOOK WHAT I CREATED!!!!"
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NEW REWARD! Beautiful DRIFTWOOD PAINTING by Jenny Brown. The link to the painting is just to the left below my signature. Only one of these so grab it quick! 11.5" X 5.5" acrylic on driftwood. Lovely and serene. You'll also get the signed DVD, thanks in the credits and the fb mention.Estimated delivery:
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Welcome to the big time. You've now entered an exclusive level of amazingness. You, my friend, deserve a party. You're getting the fb mention, the thanks in the credits, the signed DVD, PLUS an invite to our CAST AND CREW SCREENING PARTY. Mingle with the stars, hobnob with the director, drink too much and go home with one of the extras. You never know what can happen at a Steakhaus Party. We can't wait to burn up the dancefloor with you, baby.
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NEW REWARD! Can't make it to the party? Then we'll bring a little mayhem to you. Donate $100 and we'll give you the fb mention, the thanks in the credits, the signed DVD, PLUS a BLOOPER REEL OF THE MOVIE with all the behind-the-scenes ridiculousness that ensues. PLUS we'll throw in a SIGNED COPY OF THE SCRIPT! The actors, the director, the producers, everyone will sign it. With this talented bunch, that's going to be worth a LOT more than $100. Trust!Estimated delivery:
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This one is for the writers out there. Donate $150 and you get a FREE MONTH at LA's premiere alternative workspace, theOffice. www.theOfficeOnline.com. That's a month of quiet, creative bliss to finish writing your own movie. You'll also get the fb mention, the thanks in the credits of the film, the signed DVD and a party invite.
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Wanna know how the shoot went? Want to hear all the juicy, behind-the-scenes gossip? Want to know more about filmmaking in general? This one gets you a 1 hour SKYPE SESSION with the director and producers of the film. We'll talk to you about anything and everything. One on one, up close and personal. (If you're local, we'll set up a time for you to come to the Steakhaus office) You'll also get the fb mention, thanks in the credits, a signed DVD and a party invite.
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OK, this might just be the coolest reward yet. We've got a one-of-a-kind piece of art from the amazing Chad Mize at BlueLucy.net. It's an 18" x 18" painting of the one, the only, DOLLY PARTON. It's acrylic and enamel on wood, lightly sanded. It's beautiful. The link to the painting is just to your left, below my signature. There's only one of these, so do it now, people. You'll also get the fb mention, thanks in the credits, a signed DVD, and a party invite.
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We're coming for you. Yep, for $500, the director and producers will come to your house (LA patrons only, please) and COOK YOU DINNER. You just sit back and drink the wine and we'll do the rest. We throw a mean dinner party, people. It will be a special night that none of us will remember. You'll also get the fb mention, thanks in the credits, a signed DVD, and a party invite.
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You are officially, certifiably, indisputably a member of our team. Give $1000 and you are our new ASSOCIATE PRODUCER. You will be credited on the film and on IMDb. You will forever be associated with quality, independent cinema. (You'll also get the fb mention, thanks in the credits, a signed DVD, a party invite, and a homemade dinner.)
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You mean business. We mean business. Give $2500 and you get the big one. EXECUTIVE PRODUCER. That's you. EP. You'll be in the credits and on IMDb. You are a sharp and savvy patron of the arts. You will be in our inner circle forever. You'll have the exclusive opportunity to come onboard all of our future projects. You'll be accepting that Oscar right next to us one day. Welcome to the big time. (You'll also get the fb mention, thanks in the credits, a signed DVD, a party invite, and a homemade dinner.)
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