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In a world of cultural confusion, Habib bin Habib al Fulan is profiled while he tries to pawn his guitar and reconcile with his wife. Read more

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In a world of cultural confusion, Habib bin Habib al Fulan is profiled while he tries to pawn his guitar and reconcile with his wife.

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GOAL:

We have an award winning script and an amazingly talented team. "Proof of Concept and Teamwork."  We need your support.

Once we are FULLY FUNDED by your generous PLEDGES, our goal is to produce an award winning short movie, and get in front of film festival audiences, agents, producers and studios in the industry.

Please, take your time, and look at the video and links, listen to the music, then scroll through all of the great movie rewards that you will receive just for pledging to our campaign.

American Coffee with Exotic Notes (original  music by Andy Most)

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SCRIPT AWARDS:

THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT has won 10 'BEST' screenplay awards, including the 2013 Beverly Hills Film Festival Golden Palm Screenplay Award, presented by Jon Voight.

Beverly Hills Film Festival 'Golden Palm Award'
Beverly Hills Film Festival 'Golden Palm Award'

"The Beverly Hills Film Festival awards the Golden Palm to a screenwriter that possesses extraordinary writing ability and a deep understanding of structure, premise, characters, and dialogue. We want to feel the heart of the story beating, be swept up by its driving force; we want to see what’s at stake and feel so compelled with the story that it’s virtually impossible to stop reading it."

  • 2013 Beverly Hills Film Festival: Golden Palm Screenplay Award
  • 2013 Hollywood Screenplay Contest: Grand Prize Winner
  • 2013 St. Tropez International Film Festival: Winner
  • 2013 Silent River Film Festival: Winner
  • 2013 Bloody Hero International Film Festival:Winner
  • 2012 Nevada Film Festival: Winner/ 1st Place
  • 2012 L.A. Neo-Noir Erotic Film Festival: Best Short Screenplay
  • 2012 Action on Film: Best Short Screenplay
  • 2012 American IFF: Best Screenplay
  • 2012 L.A. Screenplay Competition: Winner

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COVERAGE:

     "THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT is an exemplary show of how to tell an intelligent, thought provoking story without pretensions.

"What kills me is I will be thinking about this story for a long time.  The images of Habib and the hyenas on the TV haunt me.  The story investigates the audience's reserves for love and hate and how life contradicts those reserves to a boiling point by following a seemingly unrelatable character and then flattening the audience with gradual, expertly timed revelation."  Gabe DiDomenico, Talentville.com

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     "THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT is one of those scripts that leaves you pleasantly surprised...brilliant, even poetic at times. It's gold. Pure gold.

"The story steadily takes us on a road that ends in a paradigm shift. We first see Habib through the eyes of a dog on the highway. The dog is a domesticated beast, right at the border between the modern world and the old world. He's part of both and none at the same time - the perfect neutral observer.

"Perfect. Just perfect. Congratulations, David. You've got yourself a masterpiece."  Andrei Celmare, Talentville.com

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SCREENWRITER:

David j Schroeder
David j Schroeder

David J Schroeder is a University of Miami alumni and faculty member at Miami-Dade College since 1984.  He studied with Nobel Laureate IB Singer, and was a colleague with novelist and filmmaker Charles Willeford.  Since 2010, he has won 43 'Best' screenplay awards for 6 different scripts.

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DIRECTOR:

Alex Merkin
Alex Merkin

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PRODUCERS:

  • Roman Media  IMDB
  • Russel Katzman  IMDB

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ACTORS:

Jordi Vilasuso
Jordi Vilasuso

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Michelle Romano
Michelle Romano
  • Michelle Romano  IMDB

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Antone Corone
Antone Corone

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Thom Michael Mulligan
Thom Michael Mulligan

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Don Tempesta
Don Tempesta

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David Yuzuk
David Yuzuk

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Tom Brunstetter
Tom Brunstetter
  • Tom Brunstetter - cinematographer  IMDB

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KICKSTARTER VIDEO TEAM:

  • David J Schroeder - producer
  • Tom Brunstetter - producer, cinematographer  IMDB
  • Walter Collins - editing  IMDB
  • Christine Llorente - graphic design/titles  LINK
  • Andy Most - music and sound engineering  LINK  / Original Soundtrack

Risks and challenges

• PLEASE, scroll through all of the great movie rewards that you will receive just for pledging to our campaign.

Though we may have potential risks and challenges in making this film, we have a fantastic team with lots of experience and success.

We understand the risk and rewards. Our ambition is to make an award winning film, and get in front of agents, producers and studios.

Furthermore, we want you to know that we we will work hard to follow through, no matter what. You can count on us!

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