Bad Roomies is a dark comedy about two guys living together who, after losing their roommate, put out an ad to find a new one. After a series of disastrous interviews with potential roommates they settle on an apparently harmless but beautiful girl. All seems to be going well despite the simmering rivalry until one drunken night causes all three roommates to make a horrible mistake that start them on a downward spiral. A hilarious yet disastrous game of roommate versus roommate takes a turn that will change all their lives forever.
In order to give you a taste of this movie, we created a webseries loosely based on the characters in Bad Roomies. We brought in some of our friends, Tom from The Syndicate Project, Eric Pumphrey (The Online Gamer), Lindsey Reckis (Psycho Girlfriend) and Luke Baybak (Park It Up), added some "special" effects and voila!.. Entertainment!
Just a sampling of the rewards that could be yours!
Patrick Renna - Actor/Producer
Patrick was born in Boston, and though he moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting at a young age, his accent still comes through when he gets excited. While definitely recognized for his roles in The Sandlot and The Big Green, Patrick worked steadily throughout the '90s and '00s in such films as 'Son In Law', 'Ricky 6', 'Very Mean Men', 'Life Blood', 'Dark Ride', 'Dorm Daze' and countless others. He also has done several Movies of the Week and starred on such shows as 'ER', 'The X-Files' & 'Boston Legal' (where he didn't have a Boston accent... #irony). Bad Roomies is Patrick's first film as a producer and his return to the big screen as an actor.
Tommy Savas - Actor/Producer
Tommy claims to be a New Yorker though in fact he was raised in New Jersey. In 2003, while already an accomplished actor in the award winning film 'Rodger Dodger' and 'The Sopranos', he decided to move the Hollywood where he has steadily worked as an actor ever since, appearing in many hit TV shows such as 'Arrested Development', 'Cold Case', 'The New Adventures of Old Christine', 'CSI New York', 'Castle', 'House' and 'Justified'. In recent years, he has starred in an ungodly amount of Reckless Tortuga sketches, playing famed characters in 'The Online Gamer', 'Psycho Girlfriend', 'Office Douche Bag' & dozens of other sketches on the hit YouTube channel. He's basically been viewed over 250 million times and on occasion gets fan mail from prison inmates. He very recently finished the feature film, 'The Moment', starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and is currently filming the upcoming TNT drama, 'The Last Ship'.
Jason Schnell - Director
Jason is the third member of the team who is so proud to be an East Coaster that he moved to Los Angeles as soon as he could. An accomplished short film director specializing in comedy, Jason produced, shot, edited and scored a short film "Max and Josh" an official selection and award winner at Sundance in 2006. Jason went on to direct a musical comedy short 'Worse Than Vietnam: A High School Musical' that swept the awards at the 48 Silverlake Film Festival. In 2008, Jason co-founded the YouTube channel, Reckless Tortuga, which has become one of the most popular narrative comedy destinations on YouTube with over one million subscribers, 250 million views and nearly 350 videos. Directing such Reckless hits as 'The Online Gamer', 'Psycho Girlfriend', 'The Basement', 'Bad Friends', etc. Jason went on to direct 'Th3 cLAN', a 10 part webseries for Machinima Prime with over 5 million views. Jason is excited to be directing his first feature film especially since he can finally make something longer than 5 minutes.
Justin Mooney - Writer
Born in Chicago, Justin is the writer of Bad Roomies. This is his first feature film. He has written many sketches on Reckless Tortuga but his main claim to fame was that he did an episode of Amazing Stories in 1986 and Steven Spielberg complimented him on his professionalism. He soon after quit acting. He was a very dumb 8 year old.
At 75,000, we are guaranteeing the budget needed to make the movie but obviously movies are expensive and we have some really cool things planed if we go over our goal, like:
at 85,000 We can shoot the fight scene planned for a full day instead of 6 hours.
at 100,000 shooting the desert sequence (which opens and closes the movie) at night the way it was intended in the script.
at 125,000 getting an awesome actor for a surprise role in the movie. As well as being able to shoot some additional really funny scenes that we currently have to cut due to the amount of shoot days.
at 150,000 add a week of shooting and make the movie that much better!
We want you to know every dollar we raise is going on the screen. We are trying to make the best movie we can and with additional funding it will only make the film better!
Why not! Everyone else is doing it and we desperately want to be cool.
The actual fact is, we are making the movie we want to make. We want to take this project from conception to completion to distribution on our own terms, but that's not the easiest thing to do without backing and support. While the obvious support we need is financial, we also want to build a community of contributors who are personally invested in this film, making it bigger than just "our" movie.
In this history of filmmaking, never before the last few years was there the opportunity to make movies the way they can be made now. The artist has a voice and it can be heard without being filtered by corporate America.
Not that we are against the mainstream... we'd love for this movie to be in huge theaters all around the world... we'd love to be showered with awards and accolades, but the fact is with your help we can bring this movie directly to our audience and with the new media revolution, this is becoming more possible and successful every day.
It's the backing from you, the Kickstarter community, that is allowing all this to happen.
Risks and challenges
THE SIX REASONS:
Of course, any feature film endeavor has its risks and challenges. However, this project in particular is more than prepared to overcome anything thrown our way.
1) While this is the first feature film for this team, individually and together we have made hundreds of shorts, tallying thousands of hours. Between Patrick and Tommy there is the experience as actors of nearly 30 feature films and so many TV show appearances it would bore you if we listed them all.
2) Our director, Jason Schnell, has directed those hundreds of shorts for Reckless Tortuga. He also had a short win an award at Sundance so he's kind of a big shot too.
3) Our script is awesome and is already drawing interest industry wide from fantastic talent. Our writer, Justin Mooney, is getting egotistical and we probably shouldn't have let him write this part.
4) We're putting our money where our mouths are on this. We are all personally invested in this project right there with you. We don't want to lose all our money. We're not going to waste your money. We've come too far!
5) We're all in love with this project. We're going to make a great, and really funny movie that we know you will love as much as we do. (Unless you don't like comedy, then you may have come to the wrong page.) We are all willing to do whatever it takes to make this movie. (If this fails, we each have compromising photos of each other and will sell them for top dollar, however we think Kickstarter is a better idea.)
6) While this may not apply to this section, we love the idea of having people all around the world become a part of this project through Kickstarter. The financial support is awesome and needed, but the emotional investment and belief in this project makes it much bigger than four guys making a movie.
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