My name is Jillian Mayer.
Twelve years ago, I received the award for "Best Attitude" on my soccer team.
Since then, I spend my time making artwork often featuring anthropomorphized animals heavily influenced by 80's cartoons.
You can see the work here: http://www.jillianmayer.net/
My latest body of work is documentations of performance art that has never happened... weird? It entails me popping out of scenes that I build, you can check it out here: http://www.jillianmayer.net/index.php...
But mostly, I am a performance artist. And, I like art that is funny.
Recently I got the opportunity to put together a performance art avant-guard musical at the most official place in town. I got awesome write ups and press. Basically, I tired to recreate the overwhelming color saturation and experience that a kid feels basking in the glow of their television on Saturdays mornings-but on stage.
But why stop at theatre? Several film makers started to contact me about turning my play into a short film. So why not turn my live show that is based on television into a movie. Obvious route, right?
So now here we are, you and I, sitting together with this white screen with black text with the same common goal-makin' cool stuff happen.
So let's do it! The prizes are awesome and I am a nice person who tries to keep it positive and gets out of the car to help animals cross the road!* * 4 days ago, I helped a turtle cross the road (I live in FL).
Why you should fund "Mrs. Ms"
The money you would graciously bestow upon my productions pays for everything from Twizzlers for the crew to eat, to the hot glue, to the Band-aids for my burnt fingers from the hot glue. Your money may even pay for the surgery I will need to hot glue on new fingers because my last ones are so burnt. ouch.
I am working hard with some amazingly talented people (the director's last film went to Cannes and the crew is from an awesome local indie organization called the Borscht Film Festival) and some cash would up our production tremendously. Making a movie with no money turns you in the ultimate scrub. And to tell you the truth, nobody likes a scrub. If I don't get some funds to subsidize my peers, I will have no one to hang out with ever, because my friends will be exhausted from me. I am already all tapped out on the 'barter system.'
___But I digress. Lets make creative babies together, stranger.
'Mrs. Ms' by way of my dog named Shivers, will be our love child.
By the way,
I know how crazy the plot is and how I talk about my dog is. Just to let you know, I am in on the joke.
- (37 days)