About this project
MovieMaker.com - http://www.moviemaker.com/articles/crowdfunder-of-the-week-toy/
Entertainment Tonight Online - www.etonline.com/movies/139938_Andrea_Roth_Stars_In_Toy_Kickstarter_Tease/index.html
Savannah College of Art and Design - http://scadcass.tumblr.com/post/64397536648/feature-friday-new-feature-film-project-toy
What Is ToY?
'ToY' is the story of a gifted yet troubled young artist who is in search of deeper meaning within her works. ‘College’, finds her muse in the embattled life of a high-end escort, ‘Pro’, at the end of her career in Las Vegas Nevada. 'ToY' aims to draw attention to the inner struggles that each and every one of us face on a daily basis. It aims to highlight the fleeting possibility of dreams, the realization of failures, and the confusion of desires within our hearts. It is a film that Hollywood no longer will make. This is not a super-hero film; there are no special effects or cliché Hollywood stigmas. This is a film for true independent film fans; it is one for the audience.
We have been lucky enough to assemble an amazing crew for 'ToY'. Spanning numerous areas of the entertainment industry, our team has an incredible range of skills that will make for an extremely professional and efficient production.
DIRECTOR/CO-WRITER: PATRICK CHAPMAN
Raised with a passion for painting, Patrick became interested in cinema while attending College in Savannah, Georgia. Patrick graduated from University with a degree in both Fine Arts and Film and has gone on to have a successful career as an editor working for such companies as; CBS, FOX, Tony Hawk, ESPN, and the Discovery Channel. After dabbling in the creation of a TV Pilot and numerous Shorts, Patrick went on to film his first full -length feature film; ‘PHIN’.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: VERNON RUDOLPH
An accomplished filmmaker in Raleigh, North Carolina, Vernon flies West as often as possible to work on independent films alongside Patrick. Vernon was the DP on ‘PHIN’, and we are incredibly lucky to be working with such a well-respected leader in the film community.
PRODUCER: KEITH BLACK
Currently a Creative Producer for the NFL Network and former Assistant Director of ‘PHIN’, Keith brings a unique and youthful perspective to this generation crossing film. Originally entering the industry as a comedic personality, Keith has gone on to establish himself as an incredibly valuable producer for television shows such as; Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, NFL AM, and Universal Sports.
CO-WRITER: ANDREW HANSON
Winner of the Austin Film Festival’s, “Screenplay and Teleplay Award”, Andrew joins the team as a highly respected Screenwriter. Andrew has worked with Patrick on numerous other projects and has been noted for his creativity and ability to place an audience in the eyes of the characters. In a project as emotional and sensitive as ‘ToY’, this connection with our audience will be the key to the film’s success.
COMPOSER: SEAN MCCANN
Andrea Roth: We are very excited to announce that Andrea will be playing ‘PRO’ for our Kickstarter teaser. You might know her as Janet Gavin, the wife of main character Tommy Gavin played by Denis Leary on FX’s television series 'Rescue Me'. Andrea has had a long and successful career in Television and Film, and we are thrilled to have such a versatile and well respected actress on our team.
Jillian Leigh: Accompanying the talented Andrea Roth is Jillian Leigh. You may have recently seen Jillian in ‘A Big Love Story’ or ‘ City Baby’, two recently released independent films in Los Angeles, CA.. She will play ‘COLLEGE’, which is loosely based off the life of Francesca Woodman, the famous American photographer who tragically took her life in 1981.
Where Your Donation Goes
‘ToY’ is an adult story that takes on difficult subjects. It is the story about two severely broken characters, and in order to tell our story the way it is meant to be seen, we need to add one more member to our Crew, and that is YOU. With your help we will be able to properly lodge and equip our team with professional lighting, video, and sound equipment for three weeks on location. These improvements will launch ‘ToY’ to an entirely grander level of production. It will allow us to create the work that we know will touch true independent film lovers such as ourselves. This has been a dream of ours and your help will allow us the necessary time to cinematically shoot and direct ‘ToY’ without the pressure of having to look at our watches and budgets every few minutes. After filming ‘PHIN’, a 130 page script in 6 days, we know the pains and pleasures of shooting on a limited schedule, and hope to alleviate these pressures to focus on the story rather than the clock.
Donation Incentives !
With your help we will be able to make ‘ToY’ literally come alive. However, we are not simply pan handling, we would love your involvement in this film. In return for donating to our dream project, whether it be small of large, we are offering a range of hands on involvement within the film. To the right we have broken down our incentive packages, and further more we have created a space for you to request your own incentive for a larger donation. If you don’t see a perk that looks appealing to you for your donation, Email Us and we will do whatever we can to get you involved in this project.
'ToY' is the story of creative inspiration and desperation, addiction and betrayal. It’s a film about two lost souls finding each other amongst the desperation and glamour that fuels Las Vegas.
Please feel free to contact us at any time regarding any concerns or thoughts on our project. You are part of the team and we value your opinion the most, as you are our audience.
Meg Heinzer Chapman
Delleon J. Weins
Risks and challenges
Film is one of those particular art forms that undoubtedly will always come with set backs. Fortunately, we as a team are well prepared for any unprecedented set backs. After completing a film in 6 days, we are all too familiar with the necessities of a successful production.
In light of any unforeseen complications, whether they be during casting, filming, or post production, we are committed to overcoming any hurdle without impact on our backers. This film will be made, and with your help it will be made to the caliber that it deserves. Rest assured that you are funding a team of committed, passionate, and experienced professionals who want nothing more than to bring this film to your homes.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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