WHAT IS THIS?
"The Lonely Italian" is a unique documentary that traces a young man's journey as he searches for love in 21st Century America. When we think of Italian men, we think of suave, debonair lovers with an endless slew of willing ladies at their beck and call. Domenico Nesci is not one of those Italian men. Rather, he is a foreigner with a very common problem: he just can't connect with members of the opposite sex. Why? Because everywhere he goes, women are buried in their smart-phones, their tablets, their laptops, looking down instead of looking around, hoping that technology will bring them closer to their soulmate in this new era of interconnectivity. So Domenico decides not only to join the online masses, but to document his journey as he joins every dating site he can, from mainstream to fringe, casting an ever-widening net in the hopes he can find the love of his life. What he ends up with is a hilarious journey not just of love and companionship, but of unexpected introspection as well.
WHY ARE WE ON KICKSTARTER?
The film is in the can, and right now we have a solid rough cut of the movie. But we still have several more very important post-production steps to complete before the film's ready to be shown to the world and mamma back home in Italy. And since many of the steps involve hiring professionals to fiddle with expensive equipment, hunched for long hours in dark, expensive studio spaces, all of them are costly.
Here is an example, just a tidbit, of the type of stop-motion animation and graphics we'll be using in different parts of the film by artist Stefano Bulbarello. http://www.bulbagallery.com/
WHO ARE WE?
Domenico is THE LONELY ITALIAN. He has been called by industry insiders: One of a kind, an absolute treasure. He is a dynamic and extremely animated Italian TV and Radio Host with tremendous energy and charisma. Domenico has a huge international fan base from his 2 popular shows on MTV -“That's Amore” and "A Shot At Love with Tila Tequila". He hosted MTV International's "Crispy News" where he had the privilege of interviewing a myriad of stars at the MTV Movie Awards. Domenico has also gained wide recognition in Italy having starred in several hit shows including “L'Isola dei famosi” (italian Celebrity Survivor) on RAI 2, “Living In America” on Deejay TV (2 season documentary series), “Vacanze Romagne” on Deejay TV (pop culture show), “Via Massena” on Deejay TV (sketch-comedy). In addition he hosted a radio show for Radio Deejay (One of Italy's most prominent radio stations) and worked in the past few years for Australian and Canadian Networks. He lives in Los Angeles, has no muscles and definitely can't surf.
LEE FARBER (Director).
Emmy-Award winning writer currently the Co-Executive Producer of “The Soup” on E! Entertainment Television. He has been a Writer, Director and Performer on the weekly comedy series since January of 2005. Prior to that, he served as Writer/Producer on “The Wayne Brady Show” for Buena Vista Television, for which he received an Emmy Award and two nominations, as well as Wayne Brady’s variety show for ABC. Additionally, Lee created and Executive Produced the popular comedy series “The Stash” for Playboy Television. He has also contributed material for several award shows and roasts, most recently the 2014 White House Correspondents Dinner. He lives in Los Angeles and has a wife, two daughters, and firm buttocks.
WHAT IF WE GET EXTRA MONEY PAST OUR GOAL?
The Goal we are trying to reach is the bare minimum we need in order to complete the movie appropriately. Any extra money we can raise in our budget is going to allow us to complete The Lonely Italian much more comfortably and increase the quality of the final product. So please be generous and keep donating!!!
Risks and challenges
The Lonely Italian is a very ambitious project to say the least. The good news is that we already shot the film, so that eliminates a degree of worry right away. So many man-hours have been put into creating this that we can't wait to finally bring the final project to life for all of you to enjoy. Post production is an expensive part of the process and we have already used most of our time and resources to make it to this stage. Making films is hard, especially when you are venturing a crazy journey like the one we took. We just need your support to help us get over the finish line.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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