About this project
We are Will Corona Pilgrim & Adam Davis, and we're looking for your help to make our next short film, a horror/action hybrid called "No Touching," a reality. It's the biggest, most daunting project we've ever attempted and we're using this spooky month to raise awareness and funds for our slated November shoot. But we can't do it without your support! So what's it all about?
"No Touching" is about a shady haunted house attraction where the performers are assaulting female patrons in order to make a name for themselves. But the tables are turned when they attempt to take on two women who know how to kick some ass!
And those two women just so happen to be played by amazing actors/stuntwomen, Zoë Bell and Heidi Moneymaker.
You know them, you just may not know you do.
Check out the below clips to see where you've seen them in action:
New Zealand native Zoë Bell grew up with a background in gymnastics and martial arts and began working as a stunt woman when she doubled Lucy Lawless on the cult favorite TV series Xena: Warrior Princess. Her natural talent for stunt work was obvious and caught the attention of notorious film director Quentin Tarantino, landing the role of stunt double for Uma Thurman's role, The Bride, in Kill Bill Vol. 1&2.
Zoë has made a name for herself in the action world, combining her strong acting chops with her unique stunt skill set. She crossed into another arena last year with Raze, where she combined her talents as both the producer and star of the picture. By producing the film, Zoë was able to choreograph many of the stunts, thus setting the overall vision for the fight scenes.
A stunt woman and actress for over 10 years, Heidi Moneymaker has worked on over 65 film and television programs. She is most well-known for her work as Scarlett Johansson's stunt double in Marvel's Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Avengers: Age of Ultron. She has also worked on franchises such as Fast & Furious and Hunger Games and won a guest starring role as Cassidy Daniels on the popular CSI: New York.
Heidi is a crucial part of the Los Angeles-based 87Eleven Action Team, and is the team's only female member. Her physical abilities as a performer, coupled with her unique skills as a stunt coordinator and fight choreographer has led her to producing and directing her own short films. Her latest, Behind Every Great Man, is action-packed and stars Heidi along with her sister and fellow stuntwoman, Renae Moneymaker.
Alison M. Rosen is the host of the podcast "Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend" and the co-host of "The Adam Carolla Show." She is also a writer, TV personality and actress.
Jeremy Marinas is a 25-year-old stunt performer with a background in martial arts. Starting his training at the age of 4, he trained in various forms of martial arts such as Kajukenbo, Tae Kwon Do and MMA. At the age of 13, he started to make his name in the Martial Arts Tricking world. After 6 years of performing in the stunt business, his credits include some of the biggest movies today such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014 - Michelangelo Double), The Hunger Games (2012 - District 10 Tribute) and The Wolverine (2013 - Harada Double). He is an active member of the 87Eleven Action Design stunt team.
Very simply to give YOU something fun, spooky and action-packed that will not only be the best 10 minutes of your day, but something you'll be proud to have been part of.
And how will we accomplish this? By putting together the best team we possibly can.
Armed with a diverse creative palette honed by years of working in development at Marvel Studios and a passion for character-centric storytelling, Writer-Directors Will Corona Pilgrim and Adam Davis have pooled their independent talents into a fruitful collaboration that has resulted in numerous feature and television screenplays and most recently in the action/horror short film No Touching.
In mid-2013, they were hired to pen a feature script for Heidi Moneymaker set to be produced by Raging Bull Entertainment.
Director of Photography
Nancy Schreiber, ASC is an award-winning cinematographer based in both New York and Los Angeles.
Her cinematography credits include Your Friends & Neighbors for Neil LaBute, HBO’s The Comeback with Lisa Kudrow, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, and American Masters’ profiles for Woody Allen, Joni Mitchell and Robert Capa.
Schreiber was Director of Photography on The Nines directed by John August, American Gun, Every Day, and Loverboy directed by Kevin Bacon. Schreiber has also photographed over 100 music videos for such artists as Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel and Billy Idol.
Schreiber was honored with the Best Dramatic Cinematography Award at Sundance for November as well as sharing the award for My America…or Honk If You Love Buddah. She also garnered an Emmy nomination for HBO’s The Celluloid Closet and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Chain of Desire. Schreiber was recognized by 'Variety' as one of 10 DPs to watch, and received a Kodak Crystal Award from Women In Film. She has served on juries for Sundance, LA Film Festival and AFI Festival and has served on the boards of the ASC and Women In Film, and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Schreiber was the fourth woman to be voted into membership in the American Society of Cinematographers.
87Eleven is an action design company run by directors Chad Stahelski and Dave Leitch. The 87Eleven action team is composed of stunt coordinators, fight choreographers and stunt performers that have designed the action for such blockbuster movies as Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows, The Wolverine, The Hunger Games Trilogy, The Bourne Legacy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Marvel’s The Avengers. 87Eleven provides a comprehensive approach to action design utilizing their diverse knowledge and skill to create innovative, safe, and one of a kind action films.
No Touching reunites Chris Potts and Sarah Truly of Coradina with producer/songwriter Ian Flux. The collaboration began in 2001 when Potts and Flux co-founded the art-rock band, Cracked Knowledge, and continued when Flux joined Truly and Potts in the indie-rock band, Skitch. Together or apart, the productive trio strives to embody the spirit of cinema in sound.
Since his last collaboration with Potts and Truly, Flux has written and produced three albums, Floor of the City, In Sleep, and Configurations: FP Remixes, as Fact Pattern, an industrial/post-rock band operating throughout northern Orange County and Los Angeles. When not songwriting for Fact Pattern or playing with local bands like Joy Must Remain, Flux produces, mixes and masters for a host of L.A./O.C. bands out of his own Fly in the Eye studio in Tustin. Most recently, Flux scored Gennaro Despsito’s psychological horror film, Nicotine Stains, which premiered at the Long Beach Art Theatre in 2013.
Meanwhile, Potts and Truly recorded two EP’s, I Know I Have Lost and The Winter Singles, as Coradina, an indie-rock band based out of Los Angeles. Long-time friends and collaborators Antonio (drums) and Heather (bass) Dillehunt complete the Coradina live band. No Touching affords the band a perfect opportunity to get back into the studio—back to the work of marrying haunting melodies to a driving beat.
Jaime Gallagher is a producer, actress and casting director. Jaime most recently produced the avant-garde horror short Not Well starring Erin Cummings and is currently working with the same team on the short film King Ripple, which shoots this December in Detroit. She is also a producer on the Austin-based television series Aint’ It Cool with Harry Knowles, which is poised for it’s PBS debut this Fall. Jaime and her casting partner Sara Wallace recently cast the psychological horror short Kadence, where Jaime also enjoyed a strong supporting role with an all-star cast. She has also appeared in numerous feature ﬁlms and television series such as Ocean's 11, Red Wing, Unbreakable, Zoolander and HBO’s The Newsroom. Additionally, Jaime and Sara recently cast the sci-fi short Bunker, which is currently making it’s mark on the worldwide festival circuit and a host of Caliber Media’s ﬁlms, which include the highly anticipated action flick Chuck Hank & The San Diego Twins, the post apocalyptic feature Hot and the indie slasher Some Kind of Hate. Jaime and Sara are currently casting four features, Trafficked, Butterfly Caught, The Dead Man and Northstar and recently completed the short LOS and feature films Stepdaughter and Perception.
Jason Rostovsky is a recent graduate from Chapman University with his B.A. in Screenwriting. His recent written work has gained success in screenwriting competitions, such as BlueCat, Back in the Box, and Sene, among many others. He has written and produced a handful of short films and music videos, including A Coming Out Story, which went viral on Youtube and aired on PBS during a segment of shorts, and Eden, which just premiered at several festivals. He currently has a short that just wrapped in post-production, and set to release in 2014.
Special FX Makeup
Caitlyn Brisbin has been a special effects makeup artist since 2009 and has been fortunate enough to learn from some true artist in the field. Now she has started her own special effects business and is also pursuing a career as a fine art painter which also helps to bringing her makeups and creative designs to life.
Born and raised in the Midwest, Jacob Johnston moved out to California to attend the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University. After completing the program in 3 years, Jacob graduated early while finishing out an internship with Marvel Animation. Through his incredibly supportive internship supervisor, Jacob was able to meet with the production and development group on the feature side at Marvel Studios, including the newly created Visual Development team, which happened to have an opening.
4 years later, Jacob continues to work with the Visual Development team at Marvel Studios on such films as Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel's The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Our producing team has worked tirelessly on condensing the production costs into a realistic budget that won't sacrifice the final quality of the short. And although the majority of the crew will graciously be donating their talents, there are still resources that remain unavailable without the added power of the almighty dollar.
Here is a breakdown of where your donations will be going:
Risks and challenges
We've got a lot to accomplish in the next few months, including locking down locations, hiring additional actors and crew, working with the stunt choreographers and stunt team to create the best action and fighting you've ever seen in a short (or a feature) and of course, shooting and editing.
The bottom line is we won't be able to do this without your support. So please, give whatever you can and help spread the word!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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