NEW STRETCH GOAL ANNOUNCED... 5000 dollars
As we get deeper into the fundraising period, more and more of my friends, peers, and colleagues are coming to me telling me they are so excited we raised to money to reach the 2000 goal so quickly, but actually in order to assure the post production and festival submissions are done completely and to the professional level that will truly make this worthwhile to lead to a feature film or other projects...maybe we should have a STRETCH GOAL, since there is so much time left (three weeks left and we are already over half way there)
(click photo above to see video ...the photo above is of our stars 22 years ago or so...the characters they play in this film have known each other since grade school...so it's a great fortune of casting...getting back to roots)
We chose 2000 as a goal because honestly I thought i would be pushing all month just to raise that amount (we did it in two days...grateful) so pushing on we are still collecting contributions for the great rewards...
Any funds raised above and beyond the 2,000 dollar goal... will go towards bettering the project and distribution possibilities...also into development of a feature film...
If we reach 5000...we will most assuredly have not only enough to make sure all bases are covered (post-production, recording of original song, travel to assure the lead actress gets here) but also maybe all of the crew could be paid... these productions happen all of the time...and no one makes money.... in this case it would be awesome to know with YOUR help... we started a real production company where professionals were actually paid for their time and expertise!
thank you so so so so much in advance and for everything you have done so far...
This short film is called THE SPEECH. It is also possibly the first scene in a feature film called INSIDE OF YOU...but one step at a time. It also works as a short film on it's own...and that's the goal for now.
Since it is just a short film and I don't want to give it all away...all I can say for now is that it is about the coming together of hearts outside of a wedding.... (everyone loves a wedding movie)
It is a romantic comedy drama with an erotic tinge...inspired by woody allen, sam shepard, checkov, and shakespeare...so I've been told by others anyway.
From my perspective it's just me doing my thing as a writer and actor (wearing my heart on my sleeve).
This Film will also include an original song writen by By Me...Brian Gaskill...and Produced and performed By Zach Throne (lead singer of THE SIN CITY SINNERS...and from the Aaron Spelling show The Heights "how do you talk to an angel")
AND I want all my friends and fans to be a part of this! We have tons of wonderful perks for those who donate to the film, from your name in the credits , to autographed scripts to IMDB and Producer Credits, to DVDs and MP3s...etc etc (set visits, lunch with me ..or skype call...etc etc etc) Just look over to the right, find the level you want to give, your perks will come to you with my thanks at the time they are promised...YOU ROCK!
Click on all photos for more info on individuals...
Very happy and excited to be reuniting with a fellow graduate of SUNY Purchase (Clea Rivera)...I thought we would all be working together all these years...but this is a first for me, and I couldn't be happier...bringing back the source of where it all started...and the characters have known each other a very long time so that works.
BRIAN GASKILL (WRITER/CO-DIRECTOR/CAST)
CLEA RIVERA (CAST)
GARRETT ROBINSON (CO-DIRECTOR/CREATIVE PARTNER)
WHITT SPURGEON (PRODUCER/CREATIVE PARTNER)
DENNY KUKAHIKO (DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY)
ZACHARY THRONE (MUSIC ADVISOR/MUSIC PRODUCER)
Risks and challenges
Once the project is complete, the plan is to pursue all avenues and decide what is best...FESTIVALS...ONLINE....DEVELOPMENT AND PITCHING AS A FEATURE FILM ETC ETC
The feature (if it moves on to that, after short is complete) would be an ensemble comedy/drama about people in their 40's finally saying what's in their heart and attempting to live up to it and change their lives in today's world and economic climate...and the ups and downs of all that follows...INCLUDING ORIGINAL SONGS....
As we work tightly with a pro active creative group in Hollywood called "WE MAKE MOVIES" ...my partners and I will figure out what is the best path...and we are confident that if funded we will be successfulLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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