Three brothers have to figure out what to do with their newly undead brother. A touching farce about zombies and brotherly love. Read more
This project was successfully funded on May 18, 2012.
About this project
FOUR BROTHERS. OR THREE. WAIT ... THREE.
"Four Brothers. Or Three. Wait ... Three." is a three-minute absurdist zombie farce on brotherhood. Because nothing is scarier or funnier than family.
After his brother Rob dies, Jeremy digs him up, stashes his body in the family barn, and goes to tell his other brothers, Marc and Greg, what he's done. But when the living brothers head back to the barn, they find that their dead brother isn't quite as dead as they thought. In Sam Shepard-meets-Wes Anderson-meets-The Coen Brothers fashion, Jeremy, Marc, and Greg have to figure out what to do with Zombie Rob. And they have to do it before their parents wake up ... .
Who we are.
We're a charming bunch of four actors and a director who, collectively, have film festival wins, an Emmy, screenwriting citations from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, television writing credits, 25 film appearances, and a whopping 1029 television episode appearances under our belts. And none of these are exaggerations. Except for the "charming" part.
Why we need you.
Because we want to make you laugh. And cry. And feel something in this frequently numbing — dare we say, zombifying — world. And to do that, we need to:
- rent professional camera, lighting, and sound equipment
- hire trained professionals to zombify Rob
- hire trained firearm safety professionals to get us out of this shoot alive
- feed cast and crew on set
- provide adequate transportation for said equipment, cast, crew, and food
- pay location/permitting fees
- get the finished film out there
... and much, much more!
What you'll get out of it.
Signed cast headshots, including one from an Emmy winner. Dinner with the cast and director. Photos from set. Access to on-set blooper reels. Producer credit. Executive producer credit. More than a few laughs. Other very specific stuff (see the pledge rewards list on the right side of this page). And that warm, fuzzy, priceless feeling of knowing you helped fund the creation of art.
We know times are tough, what with all the wars and political division and tenuous economy and stuff. But when times are toughest is when art becomes most important. We look to art to cheer us up, to make us cry, to heal, whether we realize it or not.
So in no small way, your contribution is healing. We sincerely believe that.
Which sort of makes us the healers. Yeah! Healers!!!
We're not naming names, but the director.
And that's out of 1600, not whatever it is these good-for-nothing kids are trying to score these days.
Indecent exposure. Although we thought the exposure was better than decent ...
Kidding. We'll never tell.
Something about Cheetos, followed by — and we're quoting directly here: "Valera ate all the toilet paper again."
We can dream, can't we?
In all seriousness, $5K goes fast in film world. So if any sugar mamas and/or sugar daddies want to take some of the pressure off, they are not only welcome, but encouraged. And rewarded.
We know Rob is the Zombie. But which of the others is the Vampire, which is the Fairy King, and which is the Werewolf?
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Our eternal gratitude and emailed photos from set.Estimated delivery:
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The above plus autographed cast headshots (including one from an Emmy-winner!), all of which will be worth money some day!Estimated delivery:
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The above plus a DVD copy of the completed film plus an emailed video clip from the cast and director thanking you personally for your contribution.Estimated delivery:
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The above plus a beautifully-bound copy of the script including the director's handwritten directorial notes in the margin, signed on the cover page by the cast and director.Estimated delivery:
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The above plus a DVD copy of the completed film signed by the cast and director plus co-producer credit on the film.Estimated delivery:
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The above plus producer credit on the film plus a 5-minute Skype session with the cast and director thanking you for your contribution.Estimated delivery:
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The above plus the 100%-guaranteed authentic shirt worn in the film by the cast member of your choice. Only four shirts available — the first supporter to pledge at this level will get first choice of the four available shirts; the second supporter to pledge at this level will get first choice of the three remaining shirts, etc., until all shirts are awarded.Estimated delivery:
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Everything listed in Reward #1 through Reward #9 above plus executive producer credit plus dinner with the cast and director anywhere within a 2-hour drive of Los Angeles. Plus, if any cast shirts worn during filming remain after all backers at Reward Level #10 claim their prizes, the first backer at Reward Level #11 may choose from the remaining shirts, followed by the second backer at Reward Level #11, etc., until all shirts are rewarded. Please understand that backers at Reward Level #10 above get priority when being awarded shirts worn by the cast during filming. These shirts are NOT guaranteed to backers at Reward Level #11 if all have been claimed by backers at Reward Level #10.Estimated delivery:
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The above plus one round-trip business-class airline ticket from anywhere in the continental United States to Los Angeles for a private screening party, or if you live in Los Angeles, an invitation to the screening party and a ticket to new york for funsies. Please understand that, concerning the awarding of shirts worn by the cast during filming, backers at Reward Level #10 shall get first priority; backers at Reward Level #11 shall get second priority, followed by backers at Reward Level #12. Shirts worn by the cast during filming are NOT guaranteed to backers at Reward Level #12 if all have been claimed by backers at Reward Levels #10 and #11.Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)