IT'S A FRAME-UP!
IT'S A FRAME-UP!
Those merry madcaps of mayhem, Biffle & Shooster, in the movie that sets comedy back 75 years--to when it was, y'know, actually funny.
Those merry madcaps of mayhem, Biffle & Shooster, in the movie that sets comedy back 75 years--to when it was, y'know, actually funny. Read more
About this project
The legendary vaudeville team of Biffle and Shooster made 16 two-reel comedy shorts between 1934 and 1938; this was their final one. The boys get jobs in an art gallery on the very same day that a priceless painting is delivered. You can pretty much imagine how this will play out.
Those titans of tomfoolery, Nick Santa Maria and Will Ryan, star as Biffle and Shooster, joined by such "Lost Skeleton" vets as Daniel Roebuck, Andrew Parks, Fay Masterson, and The Woman Of A Thousand Headpieces, Alison Martin. Plus a surprise guest star! (No, not me.)
Shot in glorious B&W and 1.33:1, IT'S A FRAME-UP! will be an authentic-as-possible recreation of the glory days of Hollywood comedy teams, replete with snappy dialogue, grievous puns, plenty of slapstick, familiar-seeming character actors and even impressions--plus a plot twist or two or three. Yes, boys and girls, they CAN make 'em like they used to...and we're just the idiots to do it!
Risks and challenges
The risks involved are minimal, as the cost of this film is relatively low and we are making it as a calling card to raise money for future features by Larry Blamire and other Bantam Street folks (including me). As it is not intended to make money in and of itself, there is little pressure other than to try and keep costs within the proscribed budget. (Any overages will of course come out of my own pocket, especially if we fail to meet our goal. And yes, I know I'm violating The Two Rules of "The Producers," but sometimes a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.)
As for challenges, obviously making a vintage-looking comedy in 2012 is not something a lot of people can--or even might--do, but the Bantam team is not only immensely talented but also used to working "in period." Thus I have no doubt that we will create a film that is as authentic as it is entertaining.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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