So what's this about?
Synopsis: Kyle is a down-on-his-luck romantic in his mid-twenties who's been with the girl he loves for three years. One week before proposing to her, he discovers that she's been sleeping with another man. Unemployed, saddled with debt, and depressed, Kyle embarks on a funny yet affecting journey to recovery that involves living in his car, bottom-of-the-barrel jobs, therapy, online dating, and Kyle's own wild, fantastical, and snarky imagination.
...and what are you looking for?
The Pitch: Well to be honest, we have a really great story here. We've got great actors, and we've got a Director / Cinematographer team that has already made one successful independent film. What we need is some front end help with our budget. We're looking to make this thing happen on more than just the extra room on a credit card, and to do so...well, that's where you come in. The awesome thing is that we've already got some interest in distribution, but to lock it down we have to really nail the production. The more you can help, the better off we'll be!
...and who's involved again?
Writer/director: Jonathan Smith graduated from Yale University in 2004 with a degree in Film Studies. His first feature film, BREAST PICTURE, which he wrote and directed, was released on June 1, 2010 by Gravitas Ventures. You can currently see the film on Netflix and Amazon.com. He recently optioned a feature comedy script entitled BATSHIT BRIDE with Oscar-winning director James Moll at Allentown Productions at Universal Studios. Jonathan is also heavily involved in the Los Angeles improv scene, where he has written and performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and where he co-founded and runs a weekly improv show called Tuesday Night Thunder. Jonathan's online video work on FunnyOrDie.com, YouTube.com, and UCBComedy.com has garnered millions of hits.
Producer: Originally from Missouri, Bernie Stern graduated from the University of Oklahoma's BFA program. In 2007, Stern co-wrote and directed the short Every Last One, which was selected for the New York International Film Festival. In 2009, he produced The Show Businessman, which was recognized with an Award for Outstanding Filmmaking at the Las Vegas Film Festival (2010). He has worked in Visual Effects on various projects like G.I. Joe and the HBO miniseries, The Pacific, and then with Boardwalk Empire, he was recognized for his contribution to the winning of a 2011 Primetime Emmy. Last year, he produced the sci-fi series, The Failing Man, which is set to be released on Google's New Nation channel in September.
Producer / "Amber": Amy Vorpahl, a Texas native, is proud to be a producer and lead actor in the film. She has a BFA in acting from OU, and her 5 years in LA has been full of sketch/improv experience from UCB and Groundlings. She can most recently be seen on TV in her recurring role on ABC's Body of Proof, her staged one-woman show Dungeons and Dragons: A One Nerd Show, and in several national commercials including Stride Whitemint Gum and Progressive Insurance. Tweet her @amyvorpahl!
"Kyle": Trevor St. John David grew up outside of Dallas, TX and graduated with a BFA in acting from The University of Oklahoma. Since moving to LA, he has starred in two Hollywood Fringe productions (Round Rock, and The Birthday Boys), the latter of which won Best World Premiere. He has also starred in numerous indie films including The Fun Park and Every Last One. He is currently acting in a new web series, The Kill Corporation.
So... how 'bout it? Could you spare a few bucks to help us out?
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