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About

The Last White Man is a feature film produced and written by Dean Tatulli and Mark L. Mazzeo. It is a dark satire/thriller with a focus on race, identity, and social politics in modern day America.

OUR FILM:

Karl Gordon, an underemployed pizza delivery boy works in his quiet suburban hometown where romantic, professional, and social failures fuel his hatred for the changing world around him, setting him on a course that can only lead to carnage. ​ 

CHARACTERS:

In modern American suburbia, KARL GORDON is a pushing 30 pizza delivery boy who lives with his mom. Karl’s warped worldview and shifting perception of reality shape his interactions with the people in his life. He spends his time ruminating on the modern world and his place in it. 

When we first meet him, he’s stalking an ex-girlfriend, fuming that she doesn’t want a “real man” like him. LINDSEY WEST is a college student in her early 20s. She briefly dated Karl but dumped him due to his myriad of personality defects. Karl stalks her as she goes to school, dates, and lives her daily life. VINNIE RIZZO is Karl’s only friend and the owner of Goomba’s Pizza where Karl works. Vinnie, an old school Italian American, acts as Karl’s sounding board and tries to give Karl advice in a fatherly manner, which Karl often takes the wrong way, resulting in disaster. KEISHA BOOKER is a young black woman who works at a local marketing firm as a brand manager. She meets Karl when he delivers pizza to her apartment. She finds Karl to be somewhat strange, but also intriguing. Keisha asks him out, thinking she can help him loosen up. KEVIN BROWN is Keisha’s best friend who happens to be gay, much to Karl’s chagrin. Karl begins to see Kevin as an obstacle in his courtship of Keisha.

BTS of the Sizzle Reel
BTS of the Sizzle Reel

BUDGET:

Breakdown of Expenses
Breakdown of Expenses
  • ​The script has few characters and can be shot with a very small crew, needing little to no special effects or complicated setups.
  • Through a combination of vérité techniques and noir aesthetics, the film’s unique gritty visual style will be achieved in a way that allows for a quick and relatively inexpensive shooting schedule.
  • The film takes place mostly in a small number of locations that are readily available and will not require much in the way of locations fees. 

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

The biggest challenge for us has always been that we are two guys making movies without the backing and infrastructure of a hollywood studio or independent film company. And we've overcome that before - with nothing but our own gumption.

On the set of Something Better Comes Along - Our First Feature
On the set of Something Better Comes Along - Our First Feature

On our last film, we self financed, and when you're making a movie without money, you have to work around availability of cast and crew who are more prone to unreliability; you don't have the ability to pay location fees or get permits so you're always struggling to find locations and when you do there's always the chance you get kicked out; you're working with cheap and homemade gear that doesn't always perform the way you want it to.

DIY: Homemade Lights and Camera on Skateboard
DIY: Homemade Lights and Camera on Skateboard
DIY: Homemade Car Mount
DIY: Homemade Car Mount

With all of those challenges it was pretty close to a miracle that we even finished our last feature. But we did it. We kept our noses to the proverbial grindstone and got it done. 

The World-Premiere of Something Better Comes Along
The World-Premiere of Something Better Comes Along

Because of that, we're sure that whatever problems arise during this production we will be able to overcome them between our stick-to-itiveness and your help.

About Us

Shooting Guerrilla Style
Shooting Guerrilla Style

Mark L. Mazzeo - Writer/Director 

Mark is a filmmaker currently based in the South Jersey/Philadelphia area. He has made a variety of award winning short films, as well as his first feature film, Something Better Comes Along. He is an industry professional with credits on multiple network television shows.  

Mark slates a shot
Mark slates a shot

Dean Tatulli - Writer/Director of Photography

Dean is a video professional based in Philadelphia with 7 of years of on-set experience in a variety of roles. In addition to that he has worked on award winning short films, a web series, and a feature film as a producer and director of photography. 

Dean getting ready to shoot some handheld
Dean getting ready to shoot some handheld

 LINKS:

Official Website

Mark's Website | Instagram

Dean's Website | Instagram

Grapejuice Pictures Youtube | Facebook | Twitter

Risks and challenges

Making a truly independent film is always going to be fraught with challenges, and this film will be no exception. We believe we are equipped to to face and overcome these challenges based on what we've done to this point. We've made several short films and a feature length film, and while we can't say we know all the problems we will face, having gone through the process and learning as we've gone will help us to face whatever comes next. We know that you always have to expect the unexpected and we are ready for that.

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