We interrupt this last minute fundraising effort to bring you a big casting announcement:
We are thrilled to inform you that DALTON LEEB has signed on to play the lead role of DREW in FEEDING MR. BALDWIN! If you're not familiar with the name, you'll more than likely be familar with the face. Dalton has appeared in some of the most popular nationally televised commercials in recent years. And if you don't recognize him, well, give it time. The dude is LEGIT. He's an extraordinary talent whose star is on the rise. We're super lucky to have him with us.
More on Dalton:
Dalton grew up in a small suburb of Minneapolis. After considering a much different career path, he decided to relocate to Los Angeles and dedicate himself to acting. He trained at Playhouse West (in North Hollywood) with Robert Carnegie. His credits include the indie film ONE DAY LIKE RAIN (with Jesse Eisenberg), GREEK on ABC Family, and commercials for companies including VERIZON, PLAYSTATION, McDONALD'S, WENDY'S, STRIDE GUM, TIME WARNER CABLE, 901 TEQUILA (directed by Justin Timberlake), and perhaps most recognizably for BRIDGESTONE in their 2010 Super Bowl ad WHALE OF A TALE.
More on the character:
Drew works at Clayton’s Furniture Emporium and absolutely hates it. There's nothing career worthy about shoving armoires into hatchbacks on a daily basis. Thankfully he's created a promising relationship with one of the store’s biggest customers, successful entrepreneur LANCE BRYANT. In Lance, Drew sees everything he wants to be…even though he doesn’t really know what it is exactly Lance even does. Regardless, once Lance offers him a chance to audition for a job, Drew jumps at the opportunity. You’d think house sitting for a guy like Lance wouldn’t be a problem--keep the place tidy, feed the dog, and sign for any packages. But since he wants to make a good impression, Drew finds himself under extreme pressure to not screw up and decides he'll do just about anything to earn the job-- including coercing an old friend to help him cover up a felonious act.
Here's a look at Dalton in a scene from GREEK and in the short film THE WEIGHT:
So please, PLEASE, take this exciting news and help us complete the fundraising effort! Only 14 HOURS LEFT!
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COMEDY PACKAGE. Receive everything above plus The Greater Good's "Greatest Goods"-- a compilation DVD of comedy sketches with special bonus features like out-takes, commentary, and the lost second season of ONE LIFE TO GIVE. Those who have already donated $150 or more will receive a copy (unless you selected "no reward") while those of you who donated $149 or lower should consider bumping up your donation so you can also own a copy! greatergoodcomedy.comEstimated delivery: Apr 2013
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Everything listed above plus ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit and two seats at a STAG DINING GROUP event. Most events take place in San Francisco, but with the way things are going, one could certainly find its way to a city near you. www.dinestag.com (transportation not included)Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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MEGA PACKAGE. Everything listed above plus EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit on the film. You are officially part of the team and we couldn't have done it without you!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012