About this project
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.
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Some people see Biffle and Shooster and say, "Why?" We see Biffle and Shooster and say, "Why not?"
Nick and Will created the team some time ago, but never really did much with it; I don't think they even had first names. It seemed like the best way to establish them was to make an in-period two-reel comedy. Moreover, when was the last time anyone even MADE a two-reel comedy? It just seemed like a happy synchronicity begging to be taken advantage of.
Well, it's possible, assuming we can afford to make another film that's not intended to recoup its costs. But as you can see on the right, we have plenty of titles to choose from. Plus I promised Will he could play the ukulele in the next one.
Aw, c'mon. If we told you, it wouldn't be a surprise. But we'll give you a hint: it's not Chuck Norris.
Would that we could afford film! But we can't. However, we'll do our darnedest to make sure it looks like film.
1. Never put your own money in the show.
2. NEVER PUT YOUR OWN MONEY IN THE SHOW!!!!!