This project's funding goal was not reached on August 6, 2012.
About this project
Dry 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?
So, 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.
You 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.
This 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 interference.
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 February 2013.
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.
Thank you,Travis Legge
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