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ABOUT THIS PROJECT

This is a comedy that I need to make. It's been rumbling around in this tiny little head of mine for far too long. I originally wrote the script five years ago with the intent to make the feature myself, but somewhere between bicycling across America, the faces of Kilimanjaro, and discovering uncharted oceans, I realized I was only prolonging the inevitable: the movie. So, here we are three months before the cameras role; we have assembled the crew, the actors, the locations, the equipment, and the confidence that we're likely to keep most of our limbs. 

This project is a low-budget film and that's a good thing. We wanted the opportunity to do it ourselves; a project that would be challenging with the potential for success. We were fortunate enough to obtain a post-production and top of the line camera package (cameras, lights, audio equipment, etc.) that will instantly boost the production value and our chances for film festival exposure, but now it's time to fill in the financial gaps. 

So, the heart of the matter is with your support we can have some fun and make this comedy, and without it, well let's not think that way. Thanks for your help and we truly appreciate any contribution you can afford. Make sure to view some of the helpful FAQ at the bottom of the page and please spread the word about the project. Thanks again. One more thing, keep track of Crackerjack's progress on our Facebook page. The link is on the bottom right of this page.

SHORT SYNOPSIS

Crackerjack is an absurd comedy about LONNIE WASHINGTON, a bright twenty-something without any clear idea for his future. When faced with moving back home, he ambivalently teams-up with his old best friend in an impractical t-shirt business.

Amid their differing priorities and illusions of success, the friends future begins to take shape when they unexpectedly meet a lively girl, MALLORY, who mockingly diagnoses Lonnie's life predicament as mere self-importance.

The hopeless business struggles to develop until a seemingly inexperienced twelve year old steals the boys fateful ideas turning them to gold. The newly found talent is just enough to send the fledgling men reeling for answers to a business deal gone bad.

The boys plot a pointless revenge landing them in more trouble than bargained for, leaving them to realize that sometimes life's short-comings are just life worth living.

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    We're thinking that ten moments is five too many. Think about it, what if one hundred people donate ten dollars each; that's a thousand moments. Hey, we got a movie to make. How about ten imaginary pressed roses all at once -- colors of your choice.

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    If and when we move to the Caribbean to open a fish taco stand, we will name a taco after you. For example, say your name is George and you donated twenty five dollars and one day we happened to move to the Caribbean to open a little fish taco stand from our bedroom window, you could come to that window and ask to see the menu, and we would say, "On the wall, friend.", and on that wall would be your name, "George", and you could say, "Hey, can I have a George?", and if we happened not to have run out of Georges that day, we'd say, "Yeah, sure thing. One George coming right up." And you would smile. And we would sing. Plus, you will receive a signed production still. And that's the truth.

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    We'll perform one act of civil disobedience in the privacy of our own home. Plus you get a handcrafted thank you letter from a lead character and a signed production still.

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    I feel like sharing. Do you? Good. Here's an original t-shirt from the lead character's failed business venture. You'd think we'd offer you more, huh? Well take a look below.

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    A Crackerjack DVD and haikus from all of the lead characters and a Co-Producer credit.

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    You ever heard of a hunger strike? How about an Associate Producer credit? Because that's the offer on the table, George. And a Crackerjack DVD. And a booklet of production stills with director and actor written commentary. Really.

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    Associate Producer credit. A Crackerjack DVD. Plus you will be featured in our next movie, unless you're shy and you prefer not to be featured, then send us a picture of you or something with flare to accent our next film instead.

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    Co-Executive Producer credit. A Crackerjack DVD. Two tickets to see the lead actor in a major stage production this fall in Chicago, plus drinks after the show with the Crackerjack Production team. If you can't make Chicago, then come to a film festival with us instead.

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    Co-Executive Producer credit. And an invite to all major film festivals that accept Crackerjack.
    Plus, picture a sailboat tearing through the Cook Islands, and on that sailboat is you and five of your closest friends, laughing, sun in your face, martinis, you're gaffing fish right out of the water, it's everything you've ever wanted. That would be nice, wouldn't it? Well we can't afford that, but it's nice to picture. The invite will have to do.

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    Boom. What, you don't like explosions? Well, you better cozy up to 'em, because your pager's blowing up, Mr. Executive Producer, you. That's right an Executive Producer credit. And a Crackerjack DVD. And the booklet of production stills with director and actor written commentary. And an invite to all film festivals. And featured in our next movie. And two tickets to paradise*. (*an incomprehensible place.)

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    Executive Producer Credit. Plus any of the aforementioned gifts. Also, if and when we accept an Academy Award for Crackerjack, we'll talk only about your favorite things. In addition, we will fly to your house, manicure your lawn, pedicure your toes, and make you a delicious din-din.

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