Smartphone-Oriented Social Attitude Degradation is becoming a pandemic of epic proportions!
bRudeNoMo® is a comedy short film, presented like a PSA (Public Service Announcement) about fictional smartphone application of the same name, that gives rude public cell phone users a reminder that they need to be more polite.
We all appreciate and depend on modern technology, but it is truly amazing at how it has begun to affect people's behavior. Kids constantly texting day and night; How much can you possibly have to say? Adults taking cell phone calls in public settings, talking loudly without regard to those around. And of course how many lives have been affected by someone texting or talking while behind the wheel of a car!
Concerned citizen Bric S. Haus (Sean Michael Beyer) wants nothing more than to cure those afflicted with "Smartphone-Oriented Social Attitude Degradation" or "SoSad." He solicits the services of computer genius Dr. Felix Johnston (Zach Cumer, best known as the hilarious hyper martial arts kid in the movie Smokin' Aces) who has created the bRudeNoMo smartphone app that gives the SoSad victim a "zap" by whomever happens to have installed Dr. Johnston's app (a detailed synopsis is available via email upon request email@example.com).
With our over-the-top humorous approach (think an SNL Digital short meets Monty Python), we want to provide a fun and entertaining public service announcement, yet at the same time shed some light on the inconsiderate behavior, many of us are guilty of. Our goal is for this project to go viral and in doing so, hopefully help people realize that they don't have to be a slave to their technology and remember how nice actual face-to-face human interaction can be.
We could certainly approach this from a serious standpoint, as this is a serious subject. But it's a proven fact that humor can be far more effective at getting across a point, especially with the younger generation. No one likes to be preached or talked down to, but everyone enjoys a good laugh.
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Exposure is the key. Please tell your friends and whomever you think might think this project is pretty cool. You can share this on Facebook, Twitter, etc. Sending an email to friends and colleagues is a good thing too.
Let's make this happen, have a few laughs and maybe, just maybe get a few folks to put down their phones for a few minutes and enjoy the finer things in life!
-Sean Michael Beyer and the bRudeNoMo Team
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pledged of $7,250 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 26, 2011.
May 17, 2011 - Jun 26, 2011 (40 days)
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You'll get a warm & friendly cyber handshake, plus a "Special Thanks" with your name in our end credits. Plus, it's good karma to support the arts!
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You'll get a warm & friendly cyber handshake, plus a "Special Thanks" with your name (or company name if you prefer) in our end credits and on IMDB.com.
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You'll get a really warm & friendly cyber handshake, plus a "Special Thanks" with your name (or company name if you prefer) in our end credits and on IMDB.com; Plus, a DVD copy once the projected is completed.
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For your contribution, you'll get an autographed copy of director/producer Sean Michael Beyer's book "Hometown Police Blotter" a collection of hilarious real-life 911 calls brought to life with illustration; A "Special Thanks" (name or company name; IMDb, etc), plus a DVD copy once completed.
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For this generous contribution you'll become an Associate Producer, with your name in our credit sequence and on IMDb; AND we'll name one of the characters after you, or a person of your choosing (first or last name only, unless the last name is common such as Smith, Jones, etc). And of course a DVD copy once completed.
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Now were talking... you'll receive a single card (all by yourself) credit in our title sequence, you'll get an autographed copy of Sean Michael Beyer's book "Hometown Police Blotter", be our guest on set (providing you live near Los Angeles*), AND drum roll please... you or a friend/family member will get a walk-on role! Plus, 2 DVDs once the project is completed. *If not in LA, we can prominently feature your product, company or similar within the project (aka "Product Placement").