A bro-mantic comedy about rediscovering independence after an unexpected "annulment of friendship".
WHAT IS OUR PROJECT?
The Roommates is a short bro-mantic comedy about two beer-guzzling roommates, David and Nathan. Fed up with his roommate, and with their lease coming to an end, David decides to "break up" with Nathan and venture to the west-side of town, alone. This decision is one that he soon regrets as he begins interviewing potential roommates that are far worse than what he had. Nathan quickly "rebounds" when he meets Vincento, a worldly European eccentric with a flair for free jazz and fine wine. David soon learns that one doesn't realize what they have until it is gone. Will David be able to rekindle their friendship, or is it damaged beyond repair?
WHAT'S THE BIG PICTURE?
The Roommates is the second in a series of short films centered around a central theme. Dan and Mark's previous film, shot over the summer, entitled John and the Scarf, is a hip comedy about the tangled web of casual-romantic relationships. The Roommates digs a little deeper and is focused on the dynamics of modern friendships. Both of these styles are to be synthesized in a feature length screenplay entitled Lying, Cheating, Drunken Bastards which is currently in development. Dan and Mark hope to use a successful festival run for both The Roommates and John and the Scarf to aid in procuring funds to develop and produce Lying, Cheating, Drunken Bastards. But we can't do it without your help!
WHAT IS KICKSTARTER?
Kickstarter.com is way for you to support emerging artists by pledging financial contributions towards the production of various projects; in our case it is a short film comedy. You can pledge anything from $1 to the entire budget of the film, and you will be rewarded with the gratitude of the filmmakers as well as cool stuff. Look to the right to see what we offer. Thank You in advance!
WHY DO WE NEED YOUR HELP?
Filmmaking is expensive, the cast and crew have donated their time, but the various odds and ends required to run a successful set add up quickly.
Your pledges will help cover the following:
-Food to feed the cast and crew during production.
-Props, set-dressing, make-up, and wardrobe.
-Consumables (batteries, bounce card, etc.)
-Pesky licensing and location fees.
WHY SHOULD I HELP FUND THIS PROJECT?
This is a Cleveland project in every sense. Dan and Mark are native Clevelanders; they grew up, studied, and nearly died a couple times in Cleveland. The film is cast with Cleveland actors. Music will be provided by, and even performed in a scene by, local musicians. Cleveland native visual artists and painters will loan paintings and set dressing to give the film a unique look. It has been a long-held dream of the filmmakers to not only produce a hysterically funny film, but to support the growth of the Cleveland art scene by incorporating as many facets of the local arts community as possible.
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Oct 24, 2011 - Nov 23, 2011 (30 days)
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Pledge $5 or more
A personalized "Thank You" signed by the filmmakers as well as our undying gratitude.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $20 or more
All of the previous rewards as well as a copy of the film on DVD. Furthermore, we promise to try very hard not to make fun of, nor to publicly humiliate you for a period of no less than one year.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $50 or more
All of the previous rewards as well as a super deluxe signature special edition director's cut copy of the film on DVD signed by the filmmakers, complete with behind-the-scenes, outtakes, and blooper reels. Furthermore, we promise we will try to consider to possibly write a character based on you, in your likeness, at some point in the foreseeable future.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $100 or more
All of the previous rewards, including an actual copy of the shooting script complete with coffee, wine, and cheesy popcorn stains signed by the filmmakers. In addition, you will receive a special thanks credit in the film. Furthermore, we promise NOT to write a character that in any way demeans yourself or your immediate family for no less than 6 months.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $250 or more
All of the previous rewards as well as an Executive Producer credit and a prop or piece of wardrobe used in the film such as a scarf or pair of aviator sunglasses. Furthermore, we will extend an invitation to both our wrap and premier party, and your choice of Dan or Mark serving you drinks and feeding you grapes.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $500 or more
All of the previous rewards as well as a personalized video thanking you for your contribution to the film. Furthermore, Dan "Soft Hands" Griffith will rub your feet while Mark "The Shark" Meyers will work out the knots in your back with his extensive collection of scented oils, all while dressed in actual wardrobe from the film for no less than 6.3 minutes. The filmmakers will also provide a boombox equipped with free jazz cassettes for your listening pleasure. This facet of the reward is limited to contributors located in the Greater Cleveland area, unless the contributor would be willing to provide travel expenses for Dan, Mark, and Dan's cat Sophia, who only flies first class.Estimated delivery: May 2012