About this project
TICK TOCK BOOM CLAP
This independent romantic dramedy was completely self-financed, and after numerous test screenings and premieres in theaters, we now know what we have, and we are ready to launch distribution... in time for holiday gift-giving!
But we need your help.
Our goal is set low, so that we can finance our first run of duplications. However, the more we raise (over our goal), the more we'll distribute. Our cover art is ready, and we have a company lined up for duplication, so we're aiming for delivery of rewards before Christmas.
Well, first, a DVD is the perfect size for a stocking stuffer. Secondly, there is so much going on in several of the big cast scenes, that you'll want to watch them more than once. Trust us. Even though we've seen this movie more than 100 times, we're STILL catching some of the improv that took place. Thirdly, it's just the kind of movie you want to pop into your DVD player and watch from the comfort of your couch with family or friends.
Tick Tock Boom Clap has received wonderful reviews, which can be viewed on our website at www.ticktockboomclap.com as well as our Facebook movie page. The movie catches many people by surprise, as it's not just a simple movie about a community theater putting on a production of Peter Pan. It's a comical, emotional, multi-layered movie inspired by real stories of family, friends, childhood, aging, and grief. We've had the opportunity to enjoy audiences laughing out loud, and we've been honored to see people leave the theater with tear-stained cheeks. We've touched the hearts of teenagers, Oakland Raiders' fans, and even my father-in-law (who told us prior to viewing that he usually doesn't like romantic dramedies). Plus our original songs ROCK!
Cast & Crew
The film stars Melissa Fahn (Wicked/Vox Lumiere) and Sam Zeller (Cathy Rigby's Peter Pan), with Heather Phillips (Dedalus Lounge), Dyan McBride, Gene Bencomo, Jack Beck, George Maguire, Hector Correa, Amy Griffin (NEWSical/Grinch), Michael K. Cassidy, Dae Spering, Ben Van Dyke, Charlie McGowan (A Chorus Line)... and a brief cameo by Wesley Mann (Hudson Valley Shakespeare/Wallet Guy). TTBC includes a cast of 50+, mostly with stage backgrounds. And because we had an amazingly talented cast and crew, we were able to shoot 56 scenes in 15 locations in 17 days.
TTBC is best suited for Ages 12+ due to adult situations and a bit of adult language. You definitely don't need a theater background to enjoy it, but if you've ever done any type of stage show (even an elementary school production), you'll relate to what goes on behind-the-scenes of a production. We've received a lot of heartfelt compliments, especially from those who have dealt with the loss of a loved one.
Beginning to Present
The project started out as a story that Sara Pedri, writer/producer/director, wanted to tell her son. She began writing it down in Spring 2007, and it has had a life of its own since then. After a first reading, the screenplay was revised, and pre-production began in Spring 2010. Principal photography commenced in January 2011, and the Cast/Crew screening of what's now affectionately known as "Rough Cut 8 - Director's Cut" was held in October 2011. After many, many test screenings and many, many more edits and revisions, a sneak peek was shown at InvaderCon 2012 (the Invader Zim convention). In August, we held our World Premiere in Beverly Hills and our Northern California Premiere in Fairfield, and we just recently returned from our New York City Premiere, which was held in association with Dancers Over 40.
And now we want to get it to YOU! We greatly appreciate any donation you can give us, and we hope to see your name on our list of backers!
Thanks so much,
Cherished Rapscallion Pictures, LLC and Roaring Mouse Productions
Risks and challenges
Delivery of rewards should be possible prior to December 23rd in the U.S. However, if you're outside the U.S., we may not make that deadline... but we'll sure try.
This film was an enormous undertaking for a tiny company like us, not only financially during one of the worst economies ever, but strategically. Every book we read said "Don't make a romantic comedy without big name talent and/or backers." But we did. About 300 pieces to the puzzle had to come together on the first day of principal photography alone. There was no "staff" for pre-production, post-production, or publicity. And amidst a sea of thousands of films, many of which are backed by big names, there has been one woman continuing to scream "We Are Here", so that the talents and efforts, time and energy, of cast and crew weren't wasted.
The project, from the get go, had serendipity going for it. Many, many hurdles presented themselves along the way, but a solution was always found.
When people ask what we've risked, we say "We risked it all."Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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