This feature film, starring Josh Dov, Amy Acker, and Timm Sharp was shot in 2000, but never completed due to lack of finishing funds.
The Energy Specialist is about what you do after college, when you have spent most your college days partying. After graduating from U. Mass Amherst, Dev Teller (Josh Dov) decides he's going to "live a little" before embarking down any career path. So he sticks around his college town of Northampton, where he gets a job blowing insulation for a ragtag company called The Energy Specialists. Dev becomes good friends with his co-worker Curran (Timm Sharp), who moves in with Dev, when his girlfriend Sheila (Layna Fisher) kicks him out. Dev and Curran light up the small town, getting drunk, smoking weed, tooting coke, going to strip bars, getting in fights, and just hanging out playing guitar on the front porch of their dumpy house. It gets to be a little bit too much for some of Dev's more serious friends, like Stacey (Juliette Morgan), who threatens Dev with an intervention. Dev gets in trouble with Vic (Matt Skollar), his best friend from Amherst College, after sleeping with Vic's girlfriend Claire (Amy Acker), who has been flirting with Dev all along. One year after college, pretty much nobody, except Curran, wants to have much to do with Dev, including the bartenders.
It's Curran's mother (Elizabeth Ann Townsend), who inspires Dev to interview at People Magazine in NY, which he does. And to Dev's surprise he gets an entry level position as a fact checker. Dev leaves his college town behind and moves to New York to start his new life, leaving Curran on the front porch.
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There are risks we face in completing the film. There is the chance that collaborator's schedules could delay the projected date of completion, and as we are working at a low budget, we may need to wait for the lab to schedule our color correct or sound mix at their convenience. Also, the marketing strategy depends on timing, so it may be that we delay the release of the film to a time that makes the most sense for the films success.
Here's what's needed to complete the film:
All of the footage needs to be recaptured into Final Cut Pro: $1,000
An Editor will complete the edit and lock picture: $10,000
5 weeks of sound editing: $10,000
5 days to mix the sound: $10,000
5 days to color correct the picture: $12,000
Create Closed Captioning file: $2,000
Print Master and DVD's: $2,000
Art Work for DVD's and Website: $1,000
Professional Streaming Website: $3,000
Kickstarter Fees: $4,000
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