Written and Directed by Neal McLughlin
Starring: Scott Monahan, Shey Zanotti, Jonathan Rossetti, Christian Drerup and maybe James Franco if he'd stop being such a movie star and return my damn calls.
TEENAGE WERESKUNK? HUH?
I Was a Teenage Wereskunk is a feature film comedy homage to the cheap drive-in monster movies of the 50's. You know, that endless stream of schlock featuring martians, giant insects, werethings, etc. Always low on production value but heavy on charm.
Wereskunk is the story of wholesome teenager Curtis Albright, who's world is thrown into chaos when he's sprayed in the face by an enchanted skunk. Now whenever Curtis feels sexually aroused - which is damn near constant for a teenage boy - he turns into a MURDEROUS WERESKUNK!
And temptation is everywhere! His buxom vet. His steady girl Mary Beth. A couple of skinny dipping trollops. Even the good ole fashion Sears Catalogue. Can Curtis keep the wereskunk at bay long enough to find a cure before the sheriff - oh, who just so happens to also be Curtis's dad - hunts it down and kills it? Good Golly!
YOU WANT MY HARD EARNED CASH? WHAT FOR?
Even cheap movies ain't cheap, especially when you try to color within the lines. There's the cast, the crew, the equipment, the props, the make-up, the special FX. Those three police costumes? Those are about $50 apiece. That food and those water bottles on set? That's about $100. Per day. That shredded up corpse? That's about $100 worth of make-up and another $100 to the make-up artist who applied it. Those mandatory contracts and releases signed by cast and crew? Those were drafted by lawyers. You wanna know how much lawyers cost? No. I assure you, you don't. That whiskey I'm gonna need every day after we wrap? Okay fine, I'll pay for that myself...
I'm fortunate in that I've amassed a lot of connections and resources over my several years in Hollywood. As a result, I'll be able to achieve the strongest possible product for the smallest possible amount of money. Unfortunately, in the movie world, even what's considered a "micro-budget" is still a pretty good hunk of dough for the common man like myself. But with your collective help I know we can get there.
YEAH? HOW DO I KNOW YOU'RE NOT JUST GONNA TAKE MY MONEY AND MOVE TO SOUTH AMERICA?
Well, because that would be stupid. There are probably better ways to raise $20K than to burn every bridge I've ever forged by stealing their money under the guise of making a movie about a giant skunk. But just to show you how serious we actually are, we went out and shot a teaser for the movie so folks could get an idea of what we're going for here. This teaser was shot in a single night with a crew of two on a budget of about 14 cents. Imagine what we could accomplish with $20,000!
OKAY! OKAY! SOLD! HOW CAN I HELP?
Well, the simple answer to that is... money. Even a $5 donation will buy a case of bottled water to keep those terrific actors hydrated as they spout off that endlessly clever dialogue. Browse the rewards on the right side of the screen, choose the one that best suits you and click that mouse. It's that simple!
Wallet a little light? That's okay. You can still help by spreading the Wereskunk word. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Repost! Retweet! Raise awareness. The more people who know about us the more likely we are to reach that goal!
STILL NOT CONVINCED?
Risks and challenges
WHAT HAPPENS IF...?
Yes. Things can go horribly wrong when it comes to filmmaking. Weather delays. Lost footage. Malfunctioning equipment. Actress moves to Canada halfway through the shoot. But rest assured, hell or high water we're making this movie. We've come way too far to let any setbacks derail this train. Even if it means I play every character myself and shoot it on my iPhone.
(Don't worry, I'm not going to have to play every single character myself and shoot it on my Iphone.)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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