About this project
This campaign will fund two short films.
Direction is a about a guy who gets some unexpected help while on a first date from an old colleague who happens to be sitting at the next table. This old friend is an award winning director and she knows how to get the best performances out of her actors - apparently even when they're out on dates.
The Exchange shows the grueling, horribly awkward moments experienced when two different perspectives of a relationship's depth and status are exposed through the revealing contents of a gift exchange.
The distribution plan for both of these films is to first screen them at as many important film festivals that will have them. After the year of running in festivals is complete, and if no airline wants to buy them as inflight entertainment… they'll be allowed to live happily on youtube. BUT, all backers of this campaign will have private access to watch these on the internet the moment they are complete.
Risks and challenges
I've completed over 20 short films. A few years ago I decided to challenge myself by writing and producing a new short film every month. It was an exciting year. I completed it… and kept going. It was a habit I couldn't kick. At least my habit was legal (well… mostly, I stole plenty of locations). But like all expensive addictions, the costs eventually caught up to me. I went broke. Ended up on the street (kinda true, couch-surfed for 3 months). And was forced to give in and sell my body ….to an environmental consulting firm for two years. Ah, it was so awful, I don't want to talk about it, I might get flashbacks. But, happily, I'm out of debt and ready to start creating again. One risk though, is that I will probably reestablish my addiction to making things… and that means you're an enabler.
These films will be made. I've built a wonderful community of friends, artists, actors, co-creators that have helped me make all these films. And the beauty is with each new project, the circle of that community constantly expands.
My goal with these films is to raise my game. To put the quality of these films on a much higher level. I want these films to play at major film festivals. Not just internet sites. A bunch of my earlier films did play at festivals, but they were created for the small screen, so when they were projected, they didn't look or feel as good as they do on the computer. So, that is a new challenge I'm taking on.
Also, of course, there is never a guarantee of film festival selection. Especially with comedies. (Although, I must say, I'm not sure that The Exchange is a comedy. I'm shooting for just brutal truth. If you think other people's awkward pain is funny, then yeah, it might be a comedy.) So, these films may simply wind up only on the internet. If that's a risk you're willing to take, please join in as a contributor.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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