When a corrupt kingpin threatens to take his car, Jack has a choice: lose his only shot at his California dream life, or get while the getting is good. Jack (an eternal optimist) decides to make a break for it and enlists the help of his best friend Scottie (an eternal troublemaker).
After a disastrous attempt to steal a tank of gas lands them with an accidental hostage, the boys quickly find themselves in over their heads. Now Johnny Law is bearing down on them, and that's if Blue Eyes, a demented bounty hunter, doesn't get them first!
The boys embrace their newfound outlaw status, robbing their way across the Southwest. Along the way, they form an unlikely friendship with their accidental hostage, a hapless milquetoast named Collin.
Easy Does It is a movie about friendship, chasing dreams, and the sacrifices that come when we have to choose between the two.
The film's vintage pallet, a decrepit fantasy take on 1970s deep South Americana, was chosen because of the Vietnam war era's heightened disillusionment with the American Dream.
Stylistically, the film will combine the experimental feel and gritty realism of the late 1960s "Hollywood New Wave" (Bonnie and Clyde, Easy Rider) with the auteur flourishes and quirky dark humor of contemporary filmmakers like the Coen Brothers (The Big Lebowski, O Brother Where Art Thou) and Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs).
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Our team met and started collaborating in 2008 at the University of New Orleans film school. After graduating, we got on-the-job training in a flourishing Louisiana film industry. Members of our team have worked on such projects as 12 Years A Slave, True Detective, Jurassic World, The Big Short, and more.
However, the careers of our (collective) dreams are in independent filmmaking. So, through the years we've kept collaborating and kept producing our own indie projects. Now, with our first feature film, Easy Does It, we have the chance to take our careers to the next level.
We've put everything on the line for this project. Raising funds through Kickstarter would provide the momentum we need to not only make this film a reality, but to make our dream careers a reality.
Learn more about us in the bio tab at the top!
Kickstarter enables filmmakers, artists, musicians, and inventors to gain funding for projects that they wouldn't normally be able to afford. People create a Kickstarter page, set a financial goal, and set a deadline. Then you and all your friends decide if the project is worth backing. We have until December 16th to meet or exceed our goal of $25,000.
Money raised will be used towards:
- Paying actors
- Feeding the crew
- Renting Equipment
- the perfect "Hero Car"
- and much more
Kickstarter projects are "all or nothing", if a project doesn't reach its goal you won't be charged. This whole process is called "crowd-funding" and it's changing the way art is made.
If you back a project you get great rewards. In our case, you can be the first to see Easy Does It when it's done with an invitation to an exclusive screening. There are many more great rewards available. Take a look on the right side of this page to see all of the cool options!
Risks and challenges
"Easy Does It" is a passion project three years in the making. In this time, we've built a production strategy that we believe ensures our success.
If we are able to attach name actors, we can use these Kickstarter funds to book them, then raise further funds from investors. But film investment is full of challenges and surprises.
If we are unable to raise further funds, we will simply make this film for $25k. It might mean a rewrite, our crew working for deferred pay, and bologna sandwiches for lunch every day, but nobody said making art would be easy. This film is our passion and our responsibility. It represents our best shot at the careers we are determined to have and the lives we dream of leading.
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