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A washed up 80s boy band member finds himself single, broke and homeless in Hollywood. His only hope? Move back in with mom and dad. Read more

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Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on July 21, 2013.

A washed up 80s boy band member finds himself single, broke and homeless in Hollywood. His only hope? Move back in with mom and dad.

About this project

Have your dreams given up on you?  

Maybe.  Maybe not.

"Wayside Wonder Days," is a funny, yet honest script that has come from my sometimes-wacky mind and almost-always-happy heart.

Much like last year's award-winning film, "Homecoming," this story is based on the experiences and observations that have been my journey in life thus far.   Like Zack Slater, the main character in the film, I have had dreams of greatness that have not come true in the way I had hoped.  I have witnessed others whose dreams also seemed elusive.

I believe very strongly that this script speaks to all of us - from the dreamer who has become a doubter to the uninspired who has yet to believe.

The budget needed to fully realize this film is $150,000.  The film will be shot entirely in my home state of Ohio.  The many talented people who helped propel "Homecoming" to film festivals around the country are coming back again.

Please visit our official site:  Wayside Wonder Days Movie for more details on the project.

The Wayside Team

Team Member IMDB Links

John David Hartfield - as Zack

Adam White - Director of Photography

Brynn Thayer - as Eileen

Andrea Cambern - as Angeline

Matt Marinchick - as Gary

Larry Morgan -  as himself

Jay Graves - Production Designer

Lori Taggart - Associate Producer

TJ George - Composer

Doug Hughes - First AD

Alison Brooks - Costume Designer

Noel Dannemiller - Sound Mixer

Jeff Morgan - Associate Producer

Wayside Wonder Press

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The story

Zack's story is tragic, but funny as hell.  Imagine a week of your life where everything near and dear to you was taken away: relationship, mentor, job and home.   Okay, now imagine that your only option is to move back to your hometown - and in with your parents.  Not only that, but you have to go back to work for your sister at the family business - a bowling alley.  Wait, there's more.  Your family guilt trips you into going 'Putt-Putting' (and you hate, absolutely hate, Putt-Putt!)  This is the opening act of "Wayside Wonder Days."  

There's much more and we are ready, willing and able to make it all happen.  If you want to know what how it all turns out in the end, then please help us reach our goal. 

Please, take a look at our perks.  There are some really great ones and I hope something catches your eye.  No amount is too small (or too large!)

Thanks again for the continued support and belief in "Wayside Wonder Days."

Hold Your Heart Video Cast and Crew

The Fresh Five

John David Hartfield, Anthony Damico, Matt Puleri, Jeremiah Dotson, TJ George

The Girls

Annelise Binnig, Caroline Ogle, Katie Taggart

The Guy

Michael Taggart

Director of Photography

John Ondo

Second Camera

Bryan Smith

Assistant Cinematographer

Kyle Johnston

Makeup

Erica Stewart

Props

The Taggart Family

Wardrobe

Alison Brooks

Creative Consultant

Lori Taggart

Risks and challenges

As with any motion picture, we are subject to challenges from weather, cast and crew illness, plagues and acts of God.

In the event that I am unable to complete the film due to unforeseen circumstances - which I find highly unlikely - I will search for alternate financing/producing partners to help facilitate the completion.

In the event that the film is delayed, perks will be made available from one to six months from the final day (wrap) of shooting.

For the individuals who choose the perks with tickets to the premiere of "Wayside Wonder Days:" the premiere will be date and time will be determined by the producer upon completion of editing, festival status and distribution potential.

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    Ringtones for "Hold Your Heart For You" and "Something's Got a Hold on Me Tonight" as performed by The Fresh Five. Never heard of the Fresh Five? Don't worry, they're a fictional 80's boy band that I've written into the script. Soon, however, they'll be a real live boy band with real songs.

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    You get the ringtones and an MP3 and a digital video the of "Hold Your Heart" music video by the Fresh Five (the fictional 80's boy band in the film.)

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    You get all the above, plus an official 8x10 cast photo.

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    You get all of the above plus a online screening of the film hours before the actual premiere.

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    9 backers

    Same deal: all of the above plus two tickets to a post screening cast and crew party in either Los Angeles California or Columbus, Ohio. *Travel to location not included.

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    One of our actors will record a personal voice message for you to use on your phone or other electronic device. *Availability of actors will be determined prior to recording. All actors from the film may or may not be available. This reward does not migrate to the upper levels. This is a single reward, limited to 20 backers.

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    Yeah. Yeah. Everything above plus an autographed picture of you with the cast members at the post screening party in either Los Angeles, California or Columbus, Ohio. *Travel to location not included.

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    1 backer Limited (49 left of 50)

    You know the drill: you get everything listed above plus you get reserved seating at a cast and crew screening in either Los Angeles, California or Columbus, Ohio. *Travel to location not included.

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    I'm getting tired of typing. Here goes: all of the above plus a "Special Thanks" in the film credits! How cool is that? *Travel to location not included.

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    Hands are cramping now. You get all the above plus you will be used as an extra in the film and receive two tickets to the premiere (location to be determined.) You choose the city. Director and Producer choose the scene. *Travel to location for shooting and premiere not included.

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    Do I even need to type this? You know you get everything listed above plus you get a one-line speaking role in the film. To top it off, you will receive two tickets to the premiere (location to be determined.) Speaking part to be determined by Director and Producer. *Travel to location for shooting and premiere not included.

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    OHIO ONLY - This is for Ohio Residents: 2-for-1 you and a ... friend, family member, co-worker, boss, whatever... EACH get to have a line in the film. Speaking role will be at the sole discretion of the director/producer. Great way to get into the movies on a budget - split the cost! This reward does not migrate to the upper levels. No other perk rewards promised, implied or intended. Must be verified by New Street Pix, Ltd. Travel, room and board not included.

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    Everything! You get everything listed above PLUS: two tickets to dine with the cast before the premiere (location to be determined)
    and an autographed DVD or BluRay of the completed film. *Travel to location not included.

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    Associate Producer Credit for the film!

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    This is the premium package! Everything listed above PLUS: you get to star in a music video for the film with members of The Fresh Five. *Travel to location not included.

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    Executive Producer Credit for the film! Plus you get to be on set with us. YAY! This does not bestow any creative control in the film.

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