Anonymously Famous Hollywood Junkie is a short film dedicated to the thrill of the mysterious stranger and the joy of human connection. Read more
This project was successfully funded on February 21, 2011.
About this project
My name is Lonnie Hughes, and I am an Anonymously Famous Hollywood Junkie. This is my first film and goes in conjunction with my first novel: an auto-biography of my tsunami life spinning from person to person among celebrities, royalty, and the in-betweens like me. My career has ranged from party performances for foreign dignitaries, acting alongside likes of Jennifer Love-Hewitt, and gallery installations of my paintings from the US to the Virgin Islands.
Anonymously Famous Hollywood Junkie is a short film project dedicated to the thrill of the mysterious stranger and the joy of human connection. Who is sitting next to you? You don’t know? Why not? Oh, it’s dangerous… or not. So, do you let the moment pass?
I’ve always had an intense way of connecting with strangers. Every moment you could die, and every moment you are dying. So why waste any of it? Whenever I have found myself judging someone before I’ve met them, “I really hope this person doesn’t talk to me”, fate has already decided on our meeting and these particular strangers who live in that realm beyond my normal acceptance have always left the biggest imprints on my life. For instance, on the bus last week I was sitting in my polite unobtrusive world when a less-than-friendly looking thug took the seat next to me as he harshly scolded the miniature pincher sitting in his jacket pocket. I immediately spun out into a series of criticisms in my head: ugh of course the mini-dog thug sits next to me, mind your own business man, You’re killing my flow. I had created a whole person in my mind and had decided I didn’t like him. I got up and walked down the row when I heard, “Excuse me sir, you forgot these.” I turned around to see him handing me my keys that had fallen onto the seat. I thanked him sincerely, his response? “No problem, you seemed like a nice guy.” This film is dedicated to all the strangers that you’ve passed up, but secretly wanted to or should have met.
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A thank you on the website and a personalized hug in LA or NYC (travel not included ☹)
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Web thanks, Hug, copy of the DVD when finished.
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Web thanks, hug, dvd, personalized written thank you note, a youtube shoutout, and a signed copy of the Prologue from the book.
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Web thanks, hug, dvd, youtube shout out, personal phone thank you call, upon publication; a signed copy of the book.
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Web thanks, hug, dvd, youtube shout out, personal phone thank you call, upon publication; a signed copy of the book, and a signed print of selected art by Lonnie (as seen in the movie and book).
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Web thanks, hug, dvd, youtube shout out, personal phone thank you call, upon publication; a signed copy of the book, a signed print of selected art by Lonnie (as seen in the movie and book), and dinner on me in LA or NY (travel not included).
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Angel Contributors!!! All of the above, except the print but INSTEAD you get an original piece of art by me (as seen in movie and book)! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
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