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After his company goes under, a family man deals with his home life and a job he reluctantly accepts from a dishonest businessman.

In today's economy many people are down on their luck and suffering from lack of funding in order to provide for their families. The story of Dave Choice takes us on a journey of one man's eagerness to succeed in the world. 

Dave Choice is a working class cable technician for the past six years. After arriving at his job one day, he quickly learns that his boss has embezzled millions out of other corporations and the company that he depended on to make ends meet...falls short. Dave's eagerness and passion to be successful and provide for his family embarks him on the hunt to find legitimate work in such a downtrodden economy. Bringing comedy and light to a situation that many of us face today is Dave's ultimate challenge. 

After realizing that no work exists for him and not settling for unemployment wages, Dave gets word from a close friend who refers him to a relative with a business in the field of cable installing. Upon interviewing with an uneasy business man name Dolla, Dave becomes unsure what type of business he may be getting involved with. When Dolla offers Dave a job installing illegal cable for him, Dave is taken back forbidding to do the work. When he is hit with the fact that he must provide for his family in some way...Dave takes the ultimate dive and reluctantly gives in to the gig.

When Dave learns that his fiancee' Angie, who has spent the last three years finishing school, lands a good job at the police department it drives him up the wall. This leads Dave to feel mediocre when he learns she is earning a better paycheck than he is. 

Dave attempts to keep the news of his illegal cable doings from Angie as long as he possibly can...all while attempting to find a legitimate line of work in such a tough market. 

WHY WE NEED KICKSTARTER:

Kickstarter is the ultimate place for hardworking filmmakers to gain funding for their projects. After shooting several episodes we know that this project is capable of success as we work to complete our first season of this series. We have already scripted thirteen entertaining episodes and simply need funds in order to continue to produce them. 

We have a highly talented cast as you can see as well as a hardworking crew all in hopes to bring this project to fruition. Listed is what your contributions will cover. 

BUDGET LIST:

  • Cast
  • Crew
  • Camera Equipment
  • Lighting Equipment
  • Sound Equipment
  • Post Production/Editing
  • Music
  • Catering/Craft Service
  • Locations
  • Wardrobe
  • Hair/Makeup
  • Transportation

We thank you for taking the time and considering being a part of what we look to be a classic web series. We truly appreciate any contribution that you are able to make and feel as though every penny counts. From the cast and crew of NOT BY CHOICE it is our duty and focus to bring you a great project and simply good entertainment that can garner a broad audience from all walks of life.  


TEAM

Michael Glenn - Creator

Michael Glenn is the creator behind the idea of Not by Choice. After years of working as a cable technician Michael came up with a story loosely based off of various experiences working in the field. Upon being referred to Brandon Kyle the project was developed and brought to life. Michael also serves as Consulting Producer for the project using his expertise in the field for various stories and scenarios. 

Pentené Monique Woolen - Producer

Pentené Monique Woolen is a producer, actress and singer. She always focused on honing her skills as an entertainer. After years of being a trained singer, Pentené discovered that her love for acting and producing was just as much of a passion in her life. In 2002, she relocated to Los Angeles from her hometown, San Diego, CA to attend California State University of Northridge. She graduated in 2005 earning a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. Following graduation, Pentené began to explore her niche in the entertainment industry by taking acting classes, being on various television and film productions to gain the experience and acted in various TV projects. She eventually began developing her own TV, reality and film production projects with her husband, Brandon Kyle. She is currently producing and acting in the web series entitled, “Not by Choice” as the character “Niecy”.

Brandon Kyle - Executive Producer

Brandon Kyle is an Actor, Writer, Producer and Director. After several years of intense acting training in Los Angeles and attending Liberal Arts and Film School, Brandon worked various jobs on television series, commercials and film productions. He soon began studying numerous Hollywood scripts and screenwriters to further his skills in writing. In 2009 Brandon formed a production company where he began developing and producing independent projects. In 2011 Brandon formed Name Brand Films, an independent production company devoted to various forms of entertainment from film, television, and web based series. Brandon has written a variety of screenplays and television pilots and is currently Executive Producer on the web series entitled NOT BY CHOICE which he also serves as Head Writer and Director.

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"Not by Choice" originally started over a year ago as an independent film created by Michael Glenn and scribed by Brandon Kyle loosely based on Michael's life as a cable technician. After successfully auditioning 120 actors for various roles and completing casting by locking down deals with named Hollywood Actors and a million dollar budget, the film came to a halt due to unforeseen funding issues. After months and months of sitting on the project and moving forward with other works, the idea of a web series was put in tact by Producer Pentené Woolen and referenced us back to create this show.
We have gone through re-casting, a new crew, a revamp and re-development of the project from hiring a writing team, and gaining a clear direction of where we want this project to go.
A multitude of challenges have risen throughout this project but we have overcome that to complete four full 15 minute episodes of this show and are continuously coming up with new ideas, new scripts, new characters, new angles, all to make sure this project becomes the best that it could be.
Our team of producers, associate producers and marketing, as well as a great crew is comprised of solid hardworking individuals who have the patience, sustainability and intelligence to cope with the challenges that rise in the business of production.

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