A short romantic comedy about two men and their epic quest for a grown-up bed. Starring Ben Lerman & Walter Replogle.
Hey, everyone! My name is Bryan Horch and I am a filmmaker and an American Sign Language Interpreter living in Western Massachusetts. I have been professionally involved in documentary and educational filmmaking for over fifteen years. I also love making playful and provocative narrative films that illuminate the absurdities and contradictions of life. Spooners is my latest venture in this direction. This time, however, we are stepping up the production values with a talented team of actors and crew, which means we will need financial support.
THE REAL STORY
Occasionally I'm faced with those awkward moments when employees at stores make assumptions about my sexual orientation, asking questions about my "wife" or "girlfriend." So when I was shopping for a bed this past summer, I was impressed when the computerized mattress analyzer asked me about the gender of my "sleeping partner." But when it announced in a booming computer voice: YOU ARE A MALE WITH A MALE SLEEPING PARTNER, I wanted to crawl under the bed.
It was telling the truth, but I admit- I became queasy imagining what it would do with the information, how the other shoppers might react, and what presumptuous questions about my bed habits were coming next. After bolting from the store, and catching my breath from laughing at the ridiculousness of it all, I kicked myself for not sticking around for the rest of the interrogation. I decided to let my imagination run wild in the form of a short screenplay, which is how Spooners was born.
THE BUDGET GOAL
We would like to make a beautiful film with high production values that will be seen in film festivals all over the world. We determined that it will cost about $15,000 to make Spooners. We are asking for you to help us reach a portion of that goal- $7,500. If we exceed our goal, the additional funds will go towards editing, visual effects, sound mixing, music composition, and distribution.
Your contribution will go directly toward paying professional camera operators, sound technicians, lighting designers, actors and scenic designers (to name only a few) to make this happen. We will also integrate captions seamlessly with the aesthetic of the film for full language accessibility, which incurs additional costs. With amazing locations secured and a talented cast and crew waiting in the wings, we are eager to move forward on the production.
The talented team of artists who will collaborate on this film include comedian Ben Lerman, actor Walter Replogle, Director of Photography Matt Bucy, Producer Amanda Hannan, Assistant Director Rye Zemelsky and Scenic Designer/ puppeteer David Regan to name a few. With your contribution and support, you also become a valued part of the team and will be recognized on our website and in the credits.
No matter how much you can donate, we will be incredibly grateful. Every cent will be put to good use. There are various rewards available for your generosity: buttons, drool-proof Spooners pillow cases, and signed DVDs. And if you really love this project and want top billing, you can be credited as the Executive Producer!
Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing funding platform. If we don't reach our goal, then your credit cards will not be charged- which means we won't receive a penny (and we really need your pennies). This is a high stakes campaign. So please spread the word!
Thanks in advance for helping us make this funny, whimsical and relevant short film come to life!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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FUTON LEVEL: Thank you!! Every dollar helps. To show our gratitude, you'll receive a fist bump from afar, props on our website, and a cool Spooners button.Estimated delivery:
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COMFORTER LEVEL: All of the above, plus a free digital download with password protection to be among the first to see the film, and your name will be listed under "Comforters" in the credits.Estimated delivery:
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FIRM SUPPORT LEVEL: All of the above, plus you will receive a DVD of the film with outtakes and your name will be listed under "Firm Supporters" in the credits.Estimated delivery:
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TEAM PLAYER! For a limited time only (Feb. 10th until the end of the campaign) You can look as hot as Anderson Cooper in your very own SPOONERS t-shirt! (see picture to the left). Plus all the above rewards and your name in the credits!Estimated delivery:
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QUEEN LEVEL: All of the above, plus you will receive a DVD autographed by Ben, Walter, and Bryan, a drool-proof "Spooners" pillow case, and will be listed in the credits under "Queen-Sized Supporters."Estimated delivery:
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WATER BED LEVEL: So groovy!! You will get all of the rewards listed above, plus a signed 11 by 17 Spooners film poster. Your name will be listed under "Water Bed Supporters."Estimated delivery:
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KING LEVEL: Besides all of the cool schwag listed above, you will receive an invitation to the wrap party (travel not included), and your name will be listed in the credits under "King-Sized Supporters".Estimated delivery:
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CALIFORNIA KING LEVEL: You deserve royal treatment for this, your highness! Not only will you receive all of the above items, but you can have a cameo appearance in the film (travel not included), and a big fat credit in the "California King" category.Estimated delivery:
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SMART BED MAMA/ DADDY: This is roughly how much it will cost to create the snarky, computerized talking bed which plays a prominent role in the film. If you donate $750 you are guaranteeing that a critical high quality prop is designed and built, you will receive all the Spooners schwag, plus a credit in the film as "Smart Bed Mama (or Daddy)"Estimated delivery:
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ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: You're dreamy- Thanks for believing in our project! You are a true supporter of the arts. To show our gratitude, you will receive all the Spooners tchotchkes, your name in lights as "Associate Producer," an invitation to the wrap party, and dinner with the filmmakers. Plus an enthusiastic hug, if so desired.Estimated delivery:
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SILVER SPOONER: Okay, you are a superhero in our book! If you show this much love, you are officially an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER on the film. Besides all of the rewards above, you will get your own screen-time for a juicy credit, AND an IMDB listing to show off to your friends.Estimated delivery:
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