UPDATE: We did it! Thank you all so much!
Any additional funds that we raise will go towards editing and sound mixing, insurance, and paying people closer to what they deserve for their work!
$8,600- insurance! We don't want anyone to get screwed over if they somehow get hurt on set
$9,100- editing and sound mixing Making the finish product sound and look great for you all
$9,500- Paying the people, giving the actors and crew who are working at a super reduced rate, a little bit more money for their hard work.
We are raising money to produce the script, Local Celebrity, into a full-length pilot. Our plan is to submit it to festivals, distribute online, and get as many people to watch as possible and see what happens.
Franny Daniels (Emma Holder) can't figure out when everyone else around her decided to grow up. They did not let her in on plan. Franny is still trying to navigate a career as an actress and hates the idea of letting her dream die. She landed a gig playing Clucky Clara the spokes character for a local chain of fried chicken restaurants but her career has stalled since then. She is struggling to come to terms with her limited success and focus on her next career move but seems stuck in this world of small triumphs and fryer grease.
Surrounding her are her sleazy but endearing agent, Clark (Michael Jastroch), who is always way too involved in her life but never seems to be getting her gigs and the Clucky Feathers Restaurants owner, Fat Jim (Jericho Thorp), a sweet and simple Texas businessman with terrible ideas and money to throw behind them. Rounding out the cast is Arthur Simone as Franny's performance artist roommate, Patrick, Molly Karrasch as her best friend and roommate, Katie, Ashley Nugent as her sister, Hannah, and Byron Brown as her ex-boyfriend and current director, Ben.
The pilot will be directed by Kerri Lendo and produced by Christine GIordano.
Kerri Lendo is an award winning (Funniest Filmmaker in Austin competition winner) writer, director, actor and stand up comedian based in Austin. She has written and directed several short films ( First Date, Sleep Study, Modern Man) and played a lead role in the feature film, Pictures of Superheroes.
Christine Giordano has worked as a video producer in Austin, Boston, and Los Angeles. She has written, produced, and acted in several sketch comedy pieces, short films, commercials, and TV pilots.
Emma Holder has written and produced several plays and written for mulitple sketch comedy shows in Austin, Texas. She regularly performs improv and sketch comedy and has acted in various short films and video sketches. You can watch her improvise every Wednesday at 9pm central on www.e-mprov.com
We believe in the script and the people attached to it so much, but we need money to make this project happen and we want to make it the best 30 minutes of television it can be.
Your funding will go to renting the camera, lighting and sound equipment we can't borrow, paying the crew and actors for their time and talent, feeding the cast and crew on set, paying an editor to put it all together, making and buying props and costumes and renting shooting locations.
Thank you so so much! We're gonna have so much fun!
UPDATE: We are now a Kickstarter STAFF PICK! Cool!
Risks and challenges
The biggest risk is time and scheduling. One of our locations is a restaurant and that means we will probably be shooting over night and into the early morning when the restaurant is closed. This can be tough and we will be on a tight schedule but we have tons of time to prepare and plan. We will rehearse before shooting and be as organized and prepared as possible so when we do have access to our locations we can film as quickly as possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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