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.
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.
- (45 days)