Our project is a feature length dark comedy about a struggling playwright living in New York.
Our production is a micro budget film, independently produced, and will be the first feature created by our new company, Hand-Me-Down Films. The money raised through kickstarter would be the primary budget for the film, and would be used for renting camera lenses, buying costumes, makeup, building sets, and catering. We hope with your help to make something amazing.
THE BLAME GAME is a dark comedy set in New York, which follows TOMMY, a playwright, struggling to make it on Broadway. One of his friends, Allie, invites him to a party she's throwing with a bunch of her successful "artsy" friends.
Tommy, hoping to make some contacts, maybe get inspired, or even just to get a meal, goes to the party. During the course of the night some strange events transpire in which a pair of dauchsunds is kidnapped, someone catches on fire, and one of the artists turns up dead. It's soon made apparent that one of the group is the murderer, which sets Tommy on a mission to discover which one of them it is.
And no, it was not the butler.
We're in college, and some of us are about to finish up. We figured, why wait for life to provide us with an opportunity to make something we love, when we have the means to do it ourselves?
We decided to take a chance, and put all the stuff we've been learning at school to the test. This isn't just some crappy school project. We are taking this seriously (not that we don't take our school seriously) and treating this like a real film. That means production budgets, schedules, building sets, renting equipment, the whole nine yards. We want to try and make this as good as we can.
Most of the cast and crew are students at George Mason University. It stars Matt Pechiney, James Snow, Julie Kann, Dylan Hares, Christine Corbett, Alec Mohn, and Andy Raoufi.
It is written and directed by Zack Gross, and produced by Nathan McFarland.
Zack Gross is a filmmaker from Herndon, Virginia whose credits include writer/director of the feature, The Odd Spot and playing the character Brosef on Deep Cover.
The Odd Spot is available for purchase at:
Nathan McFarland is a filmmaker and musician from Manasas, Virginia whose credits include creator/director for the webseries Deep Cover, producer for the webseries Absolution, and member of the band Sleeper District.
They are the primary founders of Hand-Me-Down Films.
If you've read this far, we hope you're willing to go a little farther and help us out by donating to our project. We can't do this on our own, which is why we need all the help we can get; from people like you.
Thanks so much for reading, and for your support!
- Nathan McFarland and Zack Gross
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pledged of $3,000 goal
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Mar 5, 2012 - Apr 4, 2012 (30 days)
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*The Contributor* Our eternal gratitude! A special thanks in the credits, and exclusive updates on our adventure via email.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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*The Hipster* + Limited time early streaming of the film BEFORE the release.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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*The Collector* + DVD signed by members of the Cast and Crew.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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*The Exhibitionist* + An EXCLUSIVE poster signed by members of the cast and crew.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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*The Enthusiast* + A chance to look behind the scenes, and visit the Blame Game set during principle photography. (transportation/lodging not included)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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*The Producer* + A ticket to the premiere of the film, with VIP seating, and a copy of the script signed by members of the cast and crew. Also your name listed as an Assistant Producer in the credits of the film. (Transportation/lodging not included. Premiere date TBD)Estimated delivery: Jan 2013