So Tell Me About DADDY
Colin McCormack (Gerald McCullouch) thinks he has it all — a great job, a steady stream of hot younger guys, and a best friend, Stew (Dan Via), whose devotion he takes for granted. But when a charming and mercurial intern sweeps him off his feet, Colin sees a chance for something more: A family of his own. What he discovers instead is a shattering truth that may cost Colin everything -- and everyone -- he holds dear.
By turns funny and heartbreaking, DADDY explores the universal need for love and connection, and the evolving understanding of "family" in today's rapidly changing world. Following a buzz-heavy world premiere in New York and an extended run in LA, the critical smash play by actor/writer Dan Via is now coming to the big screen in a film directed by Gerald McCullouch.
Why This Story Now?
With great change comes uncertainty. Colin is a successful gay man in his 40s who is suddenly confronted with options he never thought he’d have: marriage, parenthood, family. Because he grew up believing these things were out of reach, he made choices accordingly. So is he even prepared to embrace these new options? Is it too late?
The changing dynamics also shine a spotlight on Colin’s relationship with his best friend, Stew. They’ve essentially been each other’s family for 20+ years. Where does that type of bond fit into the new world order? Although DADDY isn’t “about” these issues – it’s first and foremost a compelling story – these themes are definitely woven into the fabric of the characters’ lives, enhancing the timeliness and impact of the film.
DADDY is being brought to life by the people best suited to do it the right way: Actor/Director Gerald McCullouch (“CSI”, BearCity and BearCity2), who originated the role of Colin in the New York premiere of the play and reprised the role in Los Angeles, and Dan Via, who wrote both the play and the screenplay, and played Stew opposite Gerald in both productions. And providing guidance, deep knowledge and invaluable experience is Stephen Israel (Swimming with Sharks, Boy Culture, G.B.F.)
We’ve been fortunate enough to secure roughly 2/3 of the budget required to make the film without any financier demands that would interfere with our vision. No “You have to cast my nephew Chuckie.” No “What if Colin were straight and Stew was a beagle?” In order to keep this level of creative freedom, we’re hoping to raise the rest of our budget with the help of generous people like you. So...
We hope you'll agree with us that DADDY is a worthy project, and that you'll consider helping to make it happen.
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Risks and challenges
We need your support to raise the financing required to bring DADDY through production. The more we raise together, the more value we can afford to put on screen. The money raised through this campaign will help us acquire the highest quality product, materials, locations and a multitude of other production costs including paying for necessary bonds and insurance fees. Making a great film is challenging and we may face unforeseen obstacles and with you support and a successful campaign we will be certain to achieve our goal: to make a strong and commanding film worthy of it's critical acclaim.
We are a modest operation with our creative team donating their time and resources. No funds raised will go to our creative team. All funds will be applied to production costs to prep, shoot, and complete our film. With the critical praise this story received on both coasts, we are certain our energy will pay off in the end with a powerful film that will resonate with a very long life.
Film-making, however, is a long and arduous process. There are inherent risks of delay in the process (this is the film business, after all!). We will communicate with our backers throughout the campaign and the journey as our feature film gets made and out into the world. The film won't be finished until next summer, and will most likely be released in 2015. But we guarantee that it will be completed, and that the entire creative team will endlessly dedicate our efforts until the film reaches its highest potential. With your support, we are certain this film can reach a worldwide audience. Let's do this together!
Thank you so much for your time. And most of all, your support. And, hopefully, welcome to the family.
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P.P.S. Kickstarter is ALL OR NOTHING fund-raising. If we don’t hit our target, even if we’re only 10 bucks short, we don’t receive a penny. Your credit card will be charged at the end of the campaign only if the campaign hits the goal.
P.P.S.S. As long as you do it before the campaign deadline, you can make additional donations to your heart’s content. You just need to click on the “Manage This Donation” button once you've contributed and logged-in again. And to that we say, "Who's your Daddy?"
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