Over the 50% mark and two INTERESTING FACTS about the production
Thanks to the help of the 92 of you, we're now at $5425 with 10 days to go!
I'd like to share two INTERESTING FACTS about the production that you may not know...
1) This will be the first film/tv adaptation of "Birdbath" since 1971!
The play "Birdbath" is the most famous work of well-loved playwright Leonard Melfi. I love the piece so much that I would have made the film without the rights, even if it meant not being able to show it, HOWEVER, I was granted the rights from Leonard's brother (and project Backer!) John Melfi, who has had "numerous requests over the years".
So, this project is a rare and exciting opportunity, and I want to make it as great as I believe it can be.
2) We filmed in the N.Y. East Village (Melfi's old stomping ground).
"Birdbath" first opened in 1965 at a theatre in St. Mark's Church (in the East Village), and Leonard Melfi worked extensively at La MaMa (also in the East Village), so we thought it appropriate to film in the neighborhood, which worked out very well.
The exterior bird footage was mostly filmed outside of St. Mark's. And we found a nice grimy/artsy section of street a few blocks from there to film the walking scene. It was pretty busy at night, and the noise of late night drunk people and rats really added atmosphere.
Thanks again for your support and for the many Facebook/email/etc. shares! It's been a very big help and is greatly appreciated!
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