An eternally optimistic screw-up risks everything to save his family’s drive-thru coffee hut by going undercover to sabotage the rival. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on May 15, 2014.
About this project
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-----------UPDATE Video: Burger Barn Killed By Corporate America-----------
By supporting this kickstarter project for the movie Save the Grind you're helping stop corporate takeovers like the one told in this story.
When a corporate land developer bought up the Burger Barn, a favorite local hamburger hangout, owner Marcus Fox's life changed forever. Not for the better...
So who the heck is making this movie?
Directing Team: Matthew Moglia and Eric Wilson produced projects under their name E&M Productions before founding Oakland Illest Pictures LLC. The two have been working together for 28 years. Their main inspiration comes from ’80s and ’90s movies such as Dumb and Dumber, Tommy Boy, Spaceballs, Wayne’s World, Kingpin, Dead Alive, and The Goonies.
Matthew is a full-time screenwriter. Eric is a full-time editor for NCIS: Los Angeles.
Why do we need the money?
We're raising $60,000 which will go directly to paying the cast, crew, equipment, locations, wardrobe, props, insurance, etc. The directors are not taking a salary.
What's the schedule?
We will be shooting for 15 days in July 2014.
Why should you join our crew?
We're launching this hilarious comedy for all those who love '80s-style buddy film spy heist family comedies. If you ever loved Nintendo games, Saved by the Bell, Saturday Night Live, PacMan, Mario Brothers, Zelda, calculator watches, Robocop, Rubixcubes, Nike pumps, Mr. T, Back to the Future, comic books, Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Walkman, MTV, and Spy Hunter, then you'll love this movie.
Producer: Henry J. Kim is a writer, director, and producer. He’s produced a number of actions films under the series moniker "No Rest."
Producer: Felise Guillory is a marketing and public relations expert. She’s worked with numerous high-profile brands.
Screenplay Consultant: Sammy Wegent wrote the first draft of the film initially titled Operation Peet’s. He is a stand-up comedian and a damn funny fella.
Screenplay Consultant: Victor Miller is the cult hero screenwriter of Friday the 13th and consulted in the development of Save the Grind.
Music Supervisor: Kim Nieva is a music supervisor and licensing executive. She supervised the music production for the wildly successful game series Guitar Hero.
Screenplay Consultant: Marcus Gorman is a novelist, playwright, and screenwriter.
Editor: Paul is an editor. He also works for Disney.
Storyboard Artist: Chris Buchinsky is a CLIO Award-winning storyboard artist. He has boarded 500+ Hollywood films, including Office Space, Dodgeball, As Good as it Gets, Brüno, Spider-Man 2, iRobot, and Moneyball.
Sample storyboards for the film:
Thank you: http://kickingitforward.org for the support.
Risks and challenges
We've been producing entertainment products professionally for ten years and there are always some hiccups. When we encounter these problems we throw money at it, JUST KIDDING we work to find an efficient and affordable solution. We have contacts throughout the the entertainment industry who will offer us guidance and assistance when needed.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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