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Help us bring LIKE BLOOD FROM A CHEAP CIGAR to Edinburgh!!!
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220 backers pledged $17,275 to help bring this project to life.

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"Like Blood From A Cheap Cigar" is a dark romantic comedy written by Genevieve Joy, starring Genevieve Joy & Joseph Reitman, that premiered in the Los Angeles Fringe Festival in 2016.  

It is a personal glimpse inside the intense, damaged relationship between George, an overgrown, past-his-prime 'bad boy' and Margo, his significantly younger girlfriend who's been driven to the brink of hilarious insanity by her irrational and uncontrollable love for him.  The show received wonderful reviews at the time of it's debut and during the ten week run in Hollywood that followed... 

The next step to bring the show to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which is the largest arts festival in the world and has given many artists and works of art an enormous boost on their way to success.  "Like blood From A cheap Cigar" has already been accepted to play at one of the best venues in the most coveted time slot.  However, there are a lot of expenses involved in getting there and making it happen, this is where you come in...  We need to raise $15,000 which will cover flights, transportation, lodging, production costs, and marketing costs while we are over there and we need your help!

Below are copies of the reviews "Like Blood From A Cheap Cigar" received in Los Angeles.  Please help us get more of these and take our play to the next level!

LA Fringe Festival Review
LA Fringe Festival Review

 

Tolucan Times Review
Tolucan Times Review

 

Risks and challenges

Because this show was enormously successful in Los Angeles, we are confident it will be a huge hit at Edinburgh... But there is just no way we can make this happen If we do not make our Kickstarter goal by ---.which is why your pledge is so critical!

We have taken all the preliminary steps to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible- we have been accepted by one of the top venues and are registered with the festival. We have also been researching the best ways to build an audience!

We are both working actors, and jobs do come up that sometimes conflict with other projects... but we are both incredibly committed to seeing this show reach it's potential; we realize that we are asking for your help and we take your investment and belief in us seriously. In the event that Spielberg calls offering one or both of us millions of dollars to star opposite Leonardo DiCaprio during the month of August 2017, all it will mean is that the show will have to go on hold until next year.

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    You hate us

    Donate a dollar to let us know you don't like us. Go ahead. We dare you. Show us your dislike. Give us a dollar. Oh....and by the way....we don't like you too. So there.

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    Joe dances to "Single Ladies" online

    Dance, Monkey, Dance!!!!! If we raise $1000 bucks in this reward zone in the next 48 hours Joe will put on a very "creative" outfit and make a video of him dancing to Single Ladies for your entertainment. If you would pay 2 bucks to see that live...why not risk 2 bucks (or more) here and have it live on line for a while. Something to make you smle whenever you are down. So...help crowd fund!! Send this to you friends!!! If they got 5 friends to kick in...and then they all shared and got 5 friend....we would have $1000 in no time! If you were thinking of getting t shirt just add 2 bucks to your pledge (make it $27 instead of $25 or if you were going to amke it $10 make it $12...or if you have already pledged add 2 bucks to your current pledge! We will add those in to these totally too! So lets do it!!! Have Joe make a fool of himself for your please! Do it now! The clock is ticking!!! This only hapens if we raise $1000 under these guidelines! Come on! 500 people! 2 bucks each! It will also let us know you don't hate us.

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    Personal Thank you on Social Media.

    Personal shout out to you on our @like_blood_from_a_cheap_cigar instagram page! It is the least you can do so it is the least we can do. We still think you are awesome.

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    Postcard signed by cast.

    Recieve in the mail a personal thank you postcard from Genevieve and Joe. We might even send it from Scotland! Using the mail! How amazing is that!!! Real mail!!!!

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    Like Blood From A Cheap Cigar T-shirt.

    A very cool t-shirt of the plays logo. Everybody needs T Shirts....you can never have to many. This one will be special because it will remind you of us & that should make you feel warm and fuzzy inside & put a smile on your face. Who doesn't want that? It will be like us hugging you without us having to be there!!!

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    Watch Joe Eat Taco Bell

    Choose this reward and Joe will get on a social media platform and eat an item from Taco Bell and mention you as he eats it. He will attempt to eat them all in one sitting. This could get interesting.

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    Taco /T-shirt /postcard Combo Deal

    Joe will eat Taco bell....get some of the food on the postcard while he signs it...and mail it to you with a t shirt when the time comes....or possibly serperately. This offer exists because we know some of you are weird. With that said...what a deal!

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    1/2 hour acting lesson/coaching with Joe

    Joe teaches actloing class in LA! For 30 min learn about acting! Or if you want apply it towards any private coaching hour you book with joe! This can be redemed with Joe in LA or over Skype!

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    Signed DVD of Play

    Receive a signed DVD of Like Blood From A Cheap Cigar

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    Prop from the show!

    Just pick something from the set. The air mattress....the empty bottle on stage....a book or two or three

    and we will send it to you. Heck, we can even pick something for you if you want to be surprised. :) We can totally make this work for you.

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    Poker Lesson with Joe

    Do you not know how to play poker and want to learn how? Joe will give you a beginner poker lesson and teach you the basics. (obviously this would take place in LA....unless you want to pay for Joe to come to you...or it can be done over Skype)

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    Special Thanks in printed program.

    Receive a signed Program with your name inside under 'Special Thanks' Yes!!! Your name in print! You can show it around and tell people that you are special! And that you did a good deed! Pretend to be a good person! YAY!

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    PERSONAL CHAUFFEUR SERVICE

    Genevieve, an official, certified Uber Driver will drive you anywhere you want to go (In the Los Angeles area) in her brand new white Ford Fiesta and will even let you choose the music (Just please, no rap!)

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    Sunset Sail

    Sailing trip aboard a pristine 38" Sailboat with classic lines and lots of teak. Sails out of Los Angeles!

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    Producer Credit.

    Receive a signed copy of our program with your name listed as a producer. So....this would make you officially a big deal. Not only that....but if you come to see the play in Scotland we will make sure you have a great seat and tell you we love you. Multiple times if needed.

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    The Kitchen Sink!!

    Everything but the private performance! From social Media thank you to Producer! You get anything you want!

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    A DATE WITH GENEVIEVE'S MOTHER

    We're not above it.

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    PRIVATE PERFORMACE OF THE PLAY!

    On a mutualy agreed upon day we will come to you and do the play once at a location of your choosing (within reason). So....the US or Mexico, or Canada are all good. Outside of that you might have to fly us....or give us your flight miles. You can get weird...but don't get too weird.

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