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Two middle aged superheros return to work by becoming villians, in order to renew their health care benefits.

Friends Without Benefits:
After successfully ridding their city of crime for the last twenty years, two middle aged superheros return to work by causing some havoc, in order to renew their health care benefits.

Friends Without Benefits is a short film project conceived and written by John Szablewski and Kyle Mecca, two Television and Film Arts students at Buffalo State College. (www.buffalostate.edu/tvfilm) In a collaboration of different class levels and departments. The goal is to create a short film  that tackles social issues and brings laughter into ironic situations. The film will also be entered in film festivals such as JUST FOR LAUGHS, SUNDANCE, and, THE SUNYWIDE FILM FESTIVAL.


Starring Tim Joyce, a theater professor at Buffalo State college, who is best known for his Stand-up Comedy and has appeared on both Comedy Central and ABC, in the role of Sidekick.. www.thejoycer.com

 Now, what better way would there be to spend that premium payment to your insurance company on, then this project? After all, superheros are people too!

 Money raised will go toward production costs such as: Kraft Services during shoots, securing locations, compensation for actors and crew members, costume building, prop creation, travel fees, crew premiere party, the film premiere celebration, as well as entry fees for festivals.

Funding will also be used for promotions, DVD reproduction, and mailing fees for festival entry.

If you need some more incentive to part with your hard earned government taxed money, look at what you can receive just for letting that credit card breathe some fresh air, and typing sixteen little numbers into your computer!

Thanks for your support!!!

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  • BUDGET BREAKDOWN

    DIRECTOR……………………………………………………………………$200.00

    PRODUCER……….…………………………………………………………$200.00

    CAST

    1.HERO……………….........……………………………..$300.00

    2.SIDEKICK……...,……………………………………….$300.00

    3.PRESIDENT…………….……………………………….$100.00

    4.COLONEL SAVAGE………………………………………………..$50.00

    5.COLONEL SAVAGE VOICE……………..........…………………$50.00

    6.UNION STEWARD……………………………………………….$50.00

    7.YOUNG HERO………………………………………………………………………………….$50.00

    8.YOUNG SIDEKICK………………………………………………$50.00

    ABOVE THE LINE TOTAL…………………………………….$1350.00

    Craft Services (12 shooting days)……………………………… $150.00

    Camera (D.P.)……………………………….........……………...$200.00

    Sound………………………………………………………$200.00

    Wardrobe…………………………………………………..$200.00

    Props……………………………………………………….$300.00

    Lighting.....………………………………………………….$75.00

    Office Expenses…………………...……………………….$75.00

    DVDs………………………………………………………..$150.00
    Petty Cash…………………………....……………………$150.00

    Editing (Editor)…………………………….……………….$200.00

    PRODUCTION TOTAL………………………………….$1700.00

    Festival Submissions…………………………………….$500.00

    Premiere Party…………………………………………..$550.00

    Cast and Crew Wrap Party…………………………..$300.00

    POST PRODUCTION TOTAL……………………..$1350.00

    OVERALL TOTAL…….…………………………..$4400.00

    Kickstarter fees 5% of all funding raised.

    Amazon.com fees of 5 to 10% of all funding raised.

    CAMPAGIN GOAL $5000.

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    Everything above plus. . . Receive a Special Thanks in the Film Credits Plus a downloadable high resolution FWOB One Sheet Movie Poster

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    Everything above plus a signed hard copy of the FWOB Screenplay by writers John Szablewski and Kyle Mecca, an 8”X10” photo of you and the cast at the world Premiere of the film at Buffalo State College (does not include travel fees or lodging fees)

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