Synopsis: Anton is committed to killing himself until Hannah, his next door neighbor, catches him in the act. She has been down that dark path, and knows exactly how to talk him off the ledge. Their bond spawns romance; a first for Hannah in years because of a crazy ex-boyfriend. The Crazy-ex happens to cross their path on a date, goes berserk, and takes it out on Anton, brutally beating him up in front of onlooking restaurateurs. The Crazy-ex grabs Hannah, throws her in his car, and takes off with an injured Anton in pursuit. Genreful is the story of Anton chasing the one that got away. The film will shift tones, embracing the devices of Drama, Romantic Comedy, Thriller, Action, Horror, Animation, and Sci-Fi, in their identifiable forms, yet tell one cohesive story.
Why you should help us: Tired of seeing the same old film? This project is a film for dreamers. It's wholly original, packed with talented actors getting to strut their stuff in a way they never have before, and a very high concept premise. It's just not the sort of thing that gets a green light, which is why the perfect home for this project is here on Kickstarter. Be involved from the ground up, through production, and be the first to see it once completed.
Anton - Bradford Anderson:
Crazy-X - Jason Mewes:
Doctor - Frank Collison:
HANNNA: COMING SOON!!!
The Restaurant scene:
Director - Jason Cook:Jason Cook has been working in the entertainment industry for 15 years. He began as an actor on several Disney and Nickelodeon shows until he landed a starring role on Days of Our Lives. While on the show he directed and produced two short films, The Making of Triassic Park and Social Security Guard. He left Days behind after selling options on two screenplays, then touring the world directing his feature documentary Numb To Life on the pharmaceutical drug industry (www.NumbToLife.com). He is also a prolific writer who has written a young adult novel titled The Boy and his Gryphon, While currently starring on General Hospital, he has been co-producing and directing the philanthropic adventure show LifeChange with Arianne Zucker. He is also the founder of Digital Cuvee, a mixed-media production company, focusing on unique branded content partnerships with broad, cross platform reach. His company has brought several products and media campaigns to market, most recently with the forthcoming Chop This! Jason is a founding member of The Lupus Foundation in Los Angeles, supports The Variety Club where he has hosted their telethon 10 times raising over 34 million dollars, and is the host of Miss World. He does not believe in spare time.
Cinematographer- Amanda Treyz: Amanda has always had a passion for making images. She was born in New York and grew up immersed in all the visual art the city has to offer. She came to Los Angeles in 2002 to pursue filmmaking. She attended the LA Film School, earning a Women in Film scholarship. After graduating, she honed her lighting skills for six years working mostly as a Gaffer. In 2006 she dedicated herself exclusively to Cinematography by going back to school at AFI. While there, she was awarded the Bennet Scholarship and a Fotokem Grant. Since graduating she's photographen six feature films, numerous shorts and music videos. She's also received a 2008 ASC Heritage awart, and won Best Cinematography at the Big Bear Film Festival.
What is our Kickstarter goal?: We're aiming for $50k on this campaign to cover our basic production (Pre through Post) expenses and ensure we can deliver a film, no different than the quality we are accustomed to in the theater. Oh wait, that is not saying much...okay, we believe we can deliver a superior quality film than most of what is in the theaters right now for our goal. Except it will be less than 20 minutes. If we are fortunate enough to meet, and then even surpass 50K, all the money will go towards increasing the scale of the effects, bigger stunts, a better camera, more elaborate car chase, trick shots, maybe even recording a live score. As anyone who has seen a Michael Bay film knows, explosions can't save a bad film, but they are cool to see!
What if we don't meet out goal?: Well, we don't want to think about that. The idea of making this kind of ambitious project with a community of people backing it from the start is incredible, and just makes sense. At this point we just can't see it any other way.
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