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A lonely alcoholic finds his calling in bare-knuckle boxing.

WHAT WE NEED TO DO:

So we've put about $1,500 into the film already and have shot about half of the film. What we still need to shoot are the organized fight scenes and some interactions between Mr. Nice, Ace and the drunk at the end. Fortunately for us, they are all at the same location so we will be able to get it all in one day, but it's going to be a long day. This is where you come in!

Here is a more detailed synopsis of the film. 

We meet the unnamed protagonist as he meets the antagonist, Ace, after getting into a fight at a bar. Ace, who just lost a substantial amount of money gambling on bare-knuckle boxing, hopes to make his money back by using this new fighter in a match, which seems to be a sure thing. What he quickly realizes is that his prized fighter is really just an angry drunk who can't show up in an organized fight. After losing the first fight it seems as if the drunk doesn't plan on trying again which leaves Ace to come up with a new plan. The next day Ace has an unexpected meeting with Mr. Nice, the loan shark with whom he is in debt to. The meeting has Ace fearing for his life but he is able to prolong his time only just as Mr. Nice is intrigued by Ace's words. Later that night we meet back up with the drunk who, believe it or not is stumbling home from a bar. Hungry for a fight in his drunken state, he goes back to give it another try, surprising Ace. Unsure of how the drunk will do, Ace makes a daring decision to bet against him and not tell him. So through out losing a number of fights and sort of becoming "the guy who always loses," we see the drunk's pride start to kick in, which is not good for Ace who has been raking in the cash while playing the drunk for a fool. In a surprising fit of rage, the drunk shows the skill that Ace saw in him initially and wins his first organized fight sending Ace into a panic. The drunk realizes that he's been screwed but before he can do anything about it, he's being handed an envelope full of cash and a proposal from Mr. Nice to "fight for real." 

I don't want to give the whole thing away so I'll leave Ace's fate to your imagination, but I think it's pretty obvious what happens. 

What your donations will go towards are the following:

The location. We will be filming at a parking garage in Harlem, NY, after business hours so someone will need to be there to let us in and out and to make sure everything goes smoothly as far as using the location goes and we will be looking to compensate that person. 

Transportation. We want to be able to compensate everybody's travel expenses since they are doing us a huge favor by being a part of this film.

Food. This is going to be an overnight shoot and we'll want to make sure we keep everybody well fed and hydrated so everybody is good to go the whole night. 

Rentals. This isn't a student project so we can't rely on a school to help us out with equipment so we will be looking to rent from a NYC rental house and with the size of the shoot we're going to need a lot of equipment.

Promotion. The reason we make films is so people can watch them, and for people to watch them they need to be promoted. We hope to get the film seen by entering it in as many festivals as we can. We also plan to give out dvds and have a couple screenings. 

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We've already had to deal with a number of problems in shooting thus far. The main problem being the weather as the majority of the shoots were outside. I have a great group of people working on this project and I'm fortunate to say they all believe in it. What that means is that we are all willing to do what it takes, short of killing ourselves, to get it done. Whether its dragging equipment through rainy NYC streets in search of a cab, or dealing with actual drunk people in the middle of our set, or powering through a shoot as your last battery dies, I feel confident in saying we'll do what it takes.

I think the biggest challenge in finishing this film will be raising the money needed to finish it the way I want to finish it. If I have to make changes due to lack of budget that's one thing, but I plan on finishing this film no matter what.

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