Spell is a feature length romantic comedy about a woman who is going through a divorce and preparing to
enter the dating world. One night she discovers that her ability to become
aroused has left her. In short, she’s dried up. Believing that this is
caused by guilt about moving on before her ex-husband has, she embarks on
a quest to get him laid.
With a screenplay by Kyle Hoskins
and Travis Legge, Dry Spell is a sexy, smart, lewd and oddly touching
(pun only halfway intended) story that focuses on the fact that getting
divorced can do funny things to a girl.
We have assembled an amazing cast for this film, including Suzi
Lorraine (Music and Lyrics, Won Ton Baby!), Kyle Hoskins (Raymond Did It, Nightwing: Escalation) and the incredible Debbie Rochon (Tromeo and Juliet, Slime City Massacre)!
Some of those names may sound familiar, especially to indie horror
fans. I am a huge fan of horror films (in fact, my first feature film
was the indie slasher Raymond Did It) and I knew that if I was going to
pull off a low-budget romantic comedy, I would need actors with a broad
emotional range, the ability to go over the top, absolutely zero fear of
looking silly or being uncomfortable in the name of getting the shot,
and the desire to work hard, spending long hours getting it right.
OF COURSE I sought out people from the horror community. Who would be better suited to this kind of project?
we have a great cast on hand, we have a script by Kyle Hoskins and
Travis Legge that is both hysterical and poignant, and we have been able
to assemble all of the elements to film our story in NEW YORK CITY for
the low sum of only $23,000!
...but we don't HAVE $23,000.
Which brings us to Kickstarter.
see, in 2009, I began the process of producing my first film, Raymond
Did It. I sought traditional financing through investors. I borrowed
money from friends and family as well as small business owners. I
supplemented the budget with a bit of crowdfunding, and what I couldn't
raise there I put up out of pocket. We filmed Raymond Did It in the
summer of 2010. In February of 2011, we did a limited theatrical run,
touring the film in Rockford, Illinois, Milwaukee, Wi, Elroy, Wi, Los
Angeles, Ca, and New York, NY. Shortly after our theatrical run, we were
picked up for international DVD distribution.
For several reasons that I simply cannot get into on a public forum, I
am less than pleased with the way the traditional distribution model
has panned out for us. Furthermore, when I've spoken of doing an indie
romantic comedy, I've been told over and over again by traditional
distribution outlets that "you can't make a successful independent
romantic comedy without an A-List actor attached" I despise being told
what I "can't" do and I want to make this movie my way, on my terms and
tell the story I want to tell. So, I've decided to go a different route
with this film.
We are going to treat Kickstarter as our primary distribution outlet.
means that as of right now, this will be the ONLY means of getting a
hold of this film. We are taking advantage of the technology at our
disposal and offering both digital download AND DVD options for
contributors. We are offering several other cool perks to allow you to
see behind the scenes of the film as it is being made, to become a part
of the film with a walk on role, or even to arrange a private screening
with members of the cast and crew. By approaching the creation of the
film this way, we will be able to make the movie we want to the way we
want to and present it to our audience the way we want to without
Once we have met our goal, we will begin principal photography in
October of 2012 in the city of New York. We will film for two weeks and
immediately enter postproduction upon completion. Digital copies of the
film will be available for download NO LATER than February 13, 2013. DVD
copies will be placed in the mail NO LATER than the second week of
After we have completed the film, if we manage to raise
additional funds beyond our goal, we will look into bringing Dry Spell
to festivals and submitting the film to more traditional distribution
avenues. At that point we will have already done what we were told we couldn't
do. We will have made our successful indie romantic comedy.
We have been INCREDIBLY lucky to be able to assemble such a
talented cast and crew. The stars have aligned properly, the timing was
right and we were able to pull together some INCREDIBLY impressive
elements. If we don't reach our fundraising goal for this project,
honestly, I will find another way to make the movie, somewhere down the
line. I'm not a quitter, and I feel that this story is just too
good to allow this movie not to get made. However, the Fates have been
very kind to allow us to assemble such a great team. If we have to
postpone, that just may not happen again. Please help us get there, and
get yourself a hilarious, raunchy, fun, fantastic film in the process.