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DOG BOWL is a short movie about a girl who steals the vest off a service dog.

I don't know if it will work out here if you steal this one.
I don't know if it will work out here if you steal this one.

What is our movie?

DOG BOWL is a short movie about a girl who steals the vest off a service dog. We will be shooting this autumn. Brittany Slattery will be playing the girl who steals the vest off a service dog. 

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Here is an excerpt from the script WARNING well too late:

INT. RESTAURANT KITCHEN - DISH ROOM - DAY
Dressed as a waiter, Debra unloads a bunch of dishes by the dishwasher from a tray.

A short older unattractive dishwasher steps around and starts feeling her ass and everything, copping major feels.

She just lets him, completely detached, then walks away.

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Ultimately, what brings her to this decision to steal the vest from a service dog? How does she get the vest? What happens when she does? Support the production of DOG BOWL and find out everything.

Brittany Slattery

Brittany will play the lead role in DOG BOWL.

Born in New York City, Brittany has been acting professionally since eighteen months old. In 2004, she graduated from the esteemed LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts (the “FAME” school) with a degree in Drama. Brittany studied filmmaking at NYU, further rounding out her skills as an artist.
Off-Broadway, Brittany appeared in "The Glory of Living" with Anna Paquin, directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, as well as in Neil LaBute’s "Autobahn” opposite Bill Pullman. In Los Angeles, she's worked with many acclaimed theater companies, winning a 2011 LA Weekly Award and a LA Drama Critics Circle Award for her work in “Margo Veil.”  Brittany’s television work includes “Rescue Me” “Law & Order” “Law & Order: SVU” “Guiding Light” and “All My Children," as well as numerous commercials and voice-overs. Film work includes "National Lampoon’s Favorite Deadly Sins" directed by Denis Leary, “The Curio Shop” and "Your Name Here", also starring Bill Pullman.  You can see her regularly in the popular web-series “Ave. 43” and she will be appearing on “Dexter” this October.

Gordy Hoffman

Gordy is the writer and director of DOG BOWL. After working on a family film for a few years, he unconsciously decided to write a short he would feel uncomfortable showing his family, and now he's gonna make it, re: DOG BOWL.

After making his first film at age 12, Gordy has continued to tell original stories in film and theatre his whole life. Winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at Sundance for LOVE LIZA, Gordy went on to world premiere his directorial debut, A COAT OF SNOW, as the only US competition entry at the Locarno International Film Festival. He has worked with Chris Cunningham, Bob Byington, Pat Healy and Abigail Spencer, founded the BlueCat Screenplay Competition, and taught screenwriting at USC. He recently completed a screenplay on Christmas shopping.

Chris Frederick

Producer

Born and raised in Lawrence, KS, Chris has been making movies ever since he could hold a camera. After graduating from the University of Kansas, he came to Los Angeles where he's worked in production on several projects, most notably on Christopher Nolan's THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and Quentin Tarantino's DJANGO UNCHAINED. Chris is currently partnered with actor Rob Riggle (THE HANGOVER, 21 JUMP STREET, and STEP BROTHERS) to produce a variety of content for film and television.

One of the greatest Jayhawks ever, his charisma, leadership, and knack for comedy gold make Chris a perfect fit for Dog Bowl.

Kalyn Corstanje

Kalyn will play a featured role in this story.

Kalyn is no stranger to public performances. Her first modeling gig was as a runway model for Bebe Kids clothing in Japan, at the age of 4. She has spent several years performing on Cincinnati stages with Acting Up and The Lebanon Theatre Company,  her favorite roles including:  "Wicked Witch" in The Wizard of Oz, "Frenchie" in Grease, "Ariel Moore" in Footloose the Musical, "Hedy LaRue" in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, "Glinda" in another production of The Wizard of Oz, "Audrey" in Little Shop of Horrors, "Abigail Williams" in The Crucible, and "Tillie" in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds. Her film credits include "The Hiking Trip" directed by Mike Kukuris and "Conniptions" directed by Mike Anderson. She recently wrapped up production for FilmDayton's web series, "Freak Show" , as Morgan Green.

Dan Klass

Excited to have Dan in the cast of DOG BOWL.

Born in Southern California, raised in upstate New York, Dan has been acting
since Jr. High, about the same time he met Gordy Hoffman. Their friendship was solidified forever when, as high school seniors, they were cast in a production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Since then, Dan's stage work has included appearing in On Four and The Boiler Room at Actor's Art Theater in Los Angeles, in Gordy Hoffman's BedSet and in Steven Wagner's improvised stage series Town Meeting at Creativity: The Bookstore.

Dan has appeared in several TV pilots and shows such as The X-Files, Party of Five and Chicago Hope and others, and in the movies The Girl Next Door and Love Liza (we love that fucking movie).

Klass has turned his hand to directing, helming solo stage shows "Sex: The Good, The Back and The Ugly" and "No, I Didn't Even Kiss Her" by hipster monologist Lance Anderson, and directing the Red Rover music video for alt-rock band Kittens for Christian (Serjical Strike/SONY).

With his storytelling audio-blog The Bitterest Pill, the former stand-up
comedian was a pioneer of podcasting, launching his show in 2004 and being
amoung the first podcasters to draw the attention of the news media to the
flegling form. Soon to publish the 300th episode of the award-winning podcast
The New York Times called "Sublime," Klass is developing the show into a
webseries and a book of personal essays. Or two.

The Patron Saint of Rewriting
The Patron Saint of Rewriting

Thank you so much for your support of this story. We are sincerely grateful for any help you may be able to provide and we very much look forward to collaborating with you on the making of DOG BOWL.

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    The DOG HONOR. Do you love your dog? Is that like the most dumbassed question in the history of dog? Well, here's an amazing way to answer our gentle query. We have eight spots at the end of our movie during our credits where we are going to put eight photos of dogs, and pledging at this level will allow you to put your favorite photo of your favorite dog in the end credits of DOG BOWL. Not a montage jammed in there, not stuck next to names of actors and writers and stuff like that where no one will fully be able to intoxicate on the total god quality of your beloved dog. This will be an entire frame of your whole dog, because really, we all want to look at dogs at the ends of most movies. I just saw Total Recall and wanted like 50 dogs in the end credits. You will also receive the DVD and Download of DOG BOWL, as well as all exclusive, raw, behind-the-scenes DOG BOWL video and images from the set, delivered electronically to you daily. Thank you so much for helping our movie finish and come to audiences, and thank you so much for putting your dog in our picture.

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    THE PRIVATE SCREENING. Look, I understand, at this point you're like everybody else, you're completely dying to see this DOG BOWL thing, and you want to see it before anybody else, and you want to see it with the people who actually created it. This pledge gives you two tickets to a private screening with Gordy Hoffman and Brittany Slattery at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles, well before anybody else can see it. Before we download it for people, before the DVD goes out, everything, you want to be first. First rocks, and not only will you be number one, you will also get the DVD and Download of DOG BOWL, as well as all exclusive, raw, behind-the-scenes DOG BOWL video and images from the set, delivered electronically to you daily, of course. Please come join us for a very awesome night.

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    THE CO-PRODUCER. Would you like your name permanently linked to this incredibly special project, listed on IMDB forever as a Co-Producer? If you want to make a real commitment to the future of this movie, as well as feeling pride for the rest of your life for being on the right side of cinematic history, this is your cue. Along with this unique role in our production, you will also be invited to join us for dinner and a private screening in Los Angeles, as well as also receiving the DVD and Download of DOG BOWL, and all exclusive, raw, behind-the-scenes DOG BOWL video and images from the set, delivered electronically to you daily. Thank you for stepping up and taking DOG BOWL to the house.

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    The ANGEL. This reward allows you to support Dog Bowl quietly and anonymously. Swoop in and help us massively create a more wonderful picture without taking a public credit in the movie. Perhaps you'd like a copy of the movie, maybe attend a screening someday? Just let us know. This reward allows you be a DOG BOWL backer without the drama of having to pick something to receive in return. You don't need anything in return, do you? This is your reward. Thank you so much.

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    The DOG BOWL role. You might be offered roles in movies every other day, but this is a role in DOG BOWL, where there won't be an inch of space for bad movie. Here is your only opportunity to have a speaking role with Brittany Slattery in the movie and be listed as a character in the credits as well as on IMDB without training half your life and auditioning your face off a few thousand times. And it's not like a "here's your mail" nameless nobody character, you will be the narrative marshall of a very cool classic moment that no one will be able to recognize as stunt casting at all, but rather woven masterfully into the fabric of the DOG BOWL myth. You will also have a private dinner and screening with us, along with DVD and download, as well as all exclusive, raw, behind-the-scenes DOG BOWL video and images from the set, delivered electronically to you daily. If you want the bonafide experience to act in a picture that will permanently enhance your entire existence, take this reward now before it's gone and you think about it the rest of your days.

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    The DOG IN DOG BOWL Reward. It might be completely obvious, but we're gonna need some dogs in our movie and lookie here, this is where you can cast your own sweetie in the movie. You know what they say about working with animals? I forgot and I don't care. We have one role for a dog in the movie that we want to offer to our incredible DOG BOWL backers. Must be able to travel to Los Angeles for the shoot (we are kinda flexible on dates.) What a lovely way to immortalize your dog and help us make this beautiful movie. You might end up being in the movie as well depending on whatever, so this is very rewarding. Includes two tickets to theatrical screening, DVD and download, along with exclusive, raw, behind-the-scenes DOG BOWL video and images from the set, delivered electronically to you daily. Please let us know if you have any questions about this special way you can help us make this original tale.

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    The SUPERHERO. This reward is similar to the Angel reward in that it allows you to back our movie with great celestial powers, yet slip away as silently as Clark Kent or Wonder Woman, if she had more of a mask. You can let us know what type of reward if any you'd like to receive, but this is a behind the scenes donation, an opportunity to bank incredible Karma. We only have one Superhero for DOG BOWL. If the gods call on you to wield your great powers, we would humbly accept your incredible gesture. Thank you so much for your help!

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    The COMMISSION. Are you a filmmaker without a script? Are you determined to make a classic short film, but don't have a compelling story you're passionate about? Here's your chance to develop, acquire and own the world rights to an original short screenplay written by Gordy Hoffman. Provide Gordy with your creative parameters, a concept, idea or theme, or give him absolutely nothing, and Gordy will personally collaborate with you to deliver a 5-8 page short screenplay, complete with two rewrites, sufficient to make Gordy become so emotionally attached to the script he will deeply regret ever seeing your face, yet because you made this pledge to DOG BOWL, you will walk away with the ultimate slam dunk story, a foundation for a great film and a smile plastered across your face like you've never seen in your entire life, including childhood and Halloween. Absolute home run for the right person, why suffer any more with no script? Relieve your denial instantly and pull the trigger, and for Gordy's sake, here's hoping you don't bother, but somebody will. Somebody always does. Includes nothing else because you won't care about anything else except your movie, which is life.

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