Superbad meets Passion Of The Christ. A love letter to the town and people that we grew up with. A dark comedy about finding the light.
Money doesn't grow on trees, and neither do movies. In light of this agricultural misfortune, we have created this page on Kickstarter to help raise the funds for creating our feature film. Your kind donations will be used for the camera, lighting, and sound equipment, as well as feeding the cast and crew. Every dollar counts, and each person that donates will receive fantastic rewards, such as custom-made t-shirts, free digital copies of the movie, and a date with Tad Hamelton.
The three of us are attending film schools at NYU, BU and UT. Since middle school we have been making films together, but this is by far our most ambitious project:
We (Chris Gilman, Will Kempner, and Jeff Marks) have written a comedy film based off of our own high school experiences. The story takes place on one of the last days of the summer in suburban New Jersey. Ricky, a local burnout, has an encounter with the devil who convinces him he has the power to save his generation. Meanwhile, Brock, the elitist douche of his high school, prepares for his birthday celebration, but one act of cruelty to the wrong person puts a dent in his reputation. As all of the stories of Ricky, Brock, The Devil, two cops, two drug dealers, and an evil senile neighbor intersect, the whole town comes together to find the light that will save them from their internal and public dooms.
What this film is really about is making you laugh. It's a comedy in the same vein of such classics as Superbad, Rat Race, and Dazed and Confused. Combined with elements of To Kill a Mockingbird, Ironman 2, and The Passion of the Christ, this film is a dark comedy about finding the light and an affectionate look at our youth culture.