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About

You Are Not Special is a short film about realizing the great things that can happen when you recognize that you are, in fact, special.

Lauren has no illusions about finding fairy-tale love in cut-throat New York City. Beautiful, talented and independent, she's her own life partner. But when she meets Joe, she starts to believe that not only is her perfect guy out there, he actually wants to date her. It’s when their relationship takes an unexpected turn that Lauren learns what it means to be truly ready for love.

Also making appearances in the film are some of New York's finest comedic talent, including Brian Scott McFadden (The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson), Fara Greenbaum, and Mark DeMayo. Addtional talent inclues the uber-talented and funny actors Marc Sinoway, Errickson Wilcox, and Nathan Spiteri. 

Our amazing crew includes noted fashion photographer Thomas Concordia, Lee Baran and Adrian Taverner of Chaos Complex, Janice Yim, and production guru Matthew Matossian

All of these people have given us their talent for free in order to be part of this film. We've come this far with no funding other than our meager bank accounts. Now, with all principal photography completed, we head into post-production. But in order to get into that edit bay, we need funding to get us there. We need to edit the film, mix the sound, complete compilation of the soundtrack, create the website for the film so that people can find us, and prepare and submit the film for film festival entry. With your help we'll be able to complete this film and get it out into the world!

Risks and challenges

Making a film, even a short film, is an enormous undertaking. In addition to the writing, planning the shoots, gathering the talent, and executing the shoots, there is a huge amount of work to be done once all the filming is completed. Part of the reason we're asking for help to fund the remainder of this project is so that we can secure the right talent to edit the film, and work with the right people to help us market the film - this includes all sorts of marketing collateral that goes into not only promoting the film but also the materials necessary for film festival entry. Being able to hire and pay the right people for these next steps will help us ensure that we maintain the high standard of quality we've already put on film.

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    Get your very own copy of the film, which you can watch while you're wearing your very special "You Are Not Special" t-shirt, because you're getting one of those too!

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    A copy of the film *and* the film's soundtrack, which features original music by incredibly talented musicians!

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    Be our guest! You're invited to the screening of our film in New York City! (Please note, this reward does not include airfare and accommodations).

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    Are you ready for your close up? Donate $250 and you'll receive a walk-on in our next film, in addition to all the other goodies like a t-shirt and a soundtrack!

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    In addition to the t-shirt, copies of the film and its soundtrack, you'll receive a small role - with lines! - in our next movie!

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    In addition to the t-shirt, copies of the film and its soundtrack, an invitation to the screening, you'll be given an Associate Producer credit in the film!

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    A t-shirt, a soundtrack, a copy of the movie, and invitation to a screening of "You Are Not Special" in New York City, a walk-on role in our next film, an Associate Producer credit for this film, AND...a date with star and director, Lauren B. Martin.

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- (30 days)