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A man tries to not get any parking tickets when faced with the unexpected responsibility of parking a very old car in New York City. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on July 12, 2012.

A man tries to not get any parking tickets when faced with the unexpected responsibility of parking a very old car in New York City.

New York, NY Shorts
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About five years ago my wife and I were given a car as a gift. No strings attached, just something the extended family thought we might want and could use. It seemed like a great idea, until we quickly learned that having a car in New York City is no easy task. Before we could even take our first trip to the local TARGET, we had racked up tons of parking tickets.  Not to mention, the car itself had a mind of its own. Heat would turn on and off whenever it wanted, the AC never worked, the radio didn't work…Nothing seemed to work except for the engine! So SHERRY, as we nicknamed the car, became our family car- for better or worse.

It wasn't long before I found inspiration in all this madness and quickly wrote a first draft for a short film titled TYCO PARKS THE CAR. The story follows Tyco Bangler, an out of work Broadway dancer who is suddenly faced with the responsibility of parking a car in NYC, and tries desperately to not get a parking ticket. 

At about the same time I wrote "Tyco," my wife and I met this great Greek couple that had just moved down the hall and seemed like a great addition to our building and floor. The wife was this little ball of fire with energy to match my own. Vilka! Whenever Vilka and I passed in the hallway we would talk "shop.”  Vilka, a filmmaker working on documentary and fiction films and I a successful stage actor trying to make the leap to film as a screenwriter and actor thought we should join forces.  "Let's make a film together," we said.  After months of similar conversations in the hallway we finally did.  And by the end of January 2012, TYCO PARKS THE CAR was “in the can.”

What started out as a simple hallway conversation blossomed into a great friendship and partnership. We laughed, cried, yelled, and at times sounded like a married couple!  But something very important happened. We realized the possibility of a great film in TYCO so we decided to spare no expense in getting the best crew and securing everything we needed to make it.

We are very excited about our little "Parking Comedy." However, In order to finish the film we need to raise additional funds.  All the money will go towards post-production and distribution of the film.  This includes editing, color correcting, scoring, sound design, marketing, and finally screening our film at festivals in the US and abroad.  With your help, Vilka and I hope to shed some much needed light and laughter in people’s hearts…and the parking universe.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read our story and donating to our film.  Every dollar counts.  Happy Parking!

Jeff & Vilka

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    18 backers

    A Personal Thank You credit on our website.

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    19 backers

    A Personal Thank you on the website and an autographed photo of the cast. AND A COPY OF A PARKING TICKET WITH YOUR NAME ON IT!

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    16 backers

    Personal Thank you on the website, autographed photo of the cast and a free digital download of Tyco Parks The Car. PARKING TICKET TOO!!

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    Everything above, and a copy of the DVD. AND A PERSONALIZED PARKING TICKET. (We will send one to a friend or family member for you. Happy Birthday Ticket?)

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    7 backers

    Everything above, an autographed copy of the script, a Tyco Parks the Car T-shirt! AND A PERSONALIZED PARKING TICKET TOO!

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    Everything above, plus YOUR NAME on the big screen with a screen credit. Also, a backstage tour at the Imperial Theater where Jeff performs nightly on Broadway in the hit show "Nice Work If you Can Get It."

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    Everything above, plus a co-producer credit in the film and AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF THE MOVIE POSTER.

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    Everything above, A VIP invite for you (and a guest) to NYC premiere of TYCO PARKS THE CAR, and meet and greet with the cast. (Cost of travel and hotel not included.)

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