Like so many of my friends and colleagues, I have spent the early part of my career making silly videos, which I love. Lately, though, I have wondered if it is possible for someone, like me, to make a sincere film about real human experiences? Better yet, what if I got some of NY's best improvisors to dedicate their craft to something that wasn't wholly comedic, but instead, to some real artistic expression and stuff? That's sort of the idea of this film: Let's take a group of people who work their ass off to make people laugh, and see what happens when they devote the same time and energy into being artistically truthful and perhaps revealing a part of themselves that we don't see on stage or in funny videos.
The story, itself, looks at the dilemma of monogamy through exploring all of the risks, rewards, and consequences of breaking it. We will see all of the options that the protagonist has in a dubious situation, in sort of a "choose your own adventure" that only film can make possible! With cast members like Nate Dern (UCB performer & artistic director, "Beauty and the Geek", "Gossip Girl"), Veronica Osorio (UCB, MTV), Kate Riley ("Colbert Report", "Gossip Girl", MTV), Bridey Elliot ("The Late Show", MTV) and crew like Paul Rondeau (College Humor, "Mansome"), Ed Mundy ("Archer", "Inside Amy Shumer"), and Mack Williams ("Archer", "Sealab 2021") involved, I can't think of a collaboration more jam-packed with talented, dedicated people. And don't worry, WE'RE NOT TAKING OURSELVES TOO SERIOUSLY!!! These folks can't avoid being funny at least some of the time.
Last night we hit our goal of 12,000! I am beside myself with happiness and gratitude. Thank you all so very very much! This means that no matter what, the project will be funded, and we'll make a great film, all thanks to you. There are still 24 hours to go. If you do know people who were thinking about donating, we are striving now, towards a secondary goal of $14,000. That extra $2,000 would allow us to do even bigger and better things with the film we didn't think would be possible before like: increasing our art direction budget, allowing us to invest in original music and professional sound mix, and helping us pay for festival fees and promotional material. Let anyone asking know, it would be money we could really use and would be well spent.
Risks and challenges
Our biggest challenges are the typical intangibles of production: achieving the right paperwork, permits, permissions, location fees, feeding/paying cast and crew, long hours, transportation, equipment, insurance, etc. Not to mention distribution and publicity costs once the thing is done. And, of course, there always the risk of falling flat on your face and looking like a dumb dumb, but I'm pretty used to that kind of thing at this point.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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