About this project
What makes Marvin different from other films, and why should it be funded?
The best thing about our story, is the characters. Who wouldn't want to see a talking, whiskey drinking hamster, an insecure goof, and a spicy Latino heartthrob duke it out on screen? They are a unique and hilarious combination that make for a really enjoyable story. Not playing it safe, or asking for permission, our actors are not afraid to improvise and keep the material spontaneous and alive.
We almost made Marvin a few years ago, but decided to wait until we were better prepared. Now we have been putting it together for a solid year with a dedicated cast and crew. Their combination of talents, and love for this story is what makes Marvin stand out.
If this film is funded, its going to be a short film that people will love to see. Marvin is the hamster we all wish we had.
The money raised during this campaign will all be applied to the production of this film. We will have a cast and crew of 11 people to feed hot food in the cold winter shoot. We will also be using this money to animate the character of Marvin. In addition, we will need to rent a few lenses and lights, and pay for locations and costumes. We have a full cast and crew gathered, many of whom are working for free, and are excited to bring this story to life!
Seth Michael was born in NYC and started acting right out of High School. He acted with a unicorn in a film called 'The Cubicle'. He believes more films like 'Marvin' should be made. It has a unique vision, a buddy movie and a comedic love story, rolled into one.
This is breakthrough role for New York actor/comedian Tom Larochelle. He went to school for Journalism and did one Shakespearean play in which he had 3 lines!
Born and raised in Northern California, Candace is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She was recently featured in a Google and PC Richard and Son commercial. She's making this film because she loves the character Jenny, who is a tough, smart woman inside a petite girly figure.
Our Talented Crew:
A Bay Area native and Eagle Scout, Clark Barclay began his filmmaking career at the tender age of 17 when he wrote/directed his first short film Noise. Clark boasts over a decade of experience working in the film industry in both Los Angeles and the Bay Area in development, pre-production, and production. His repertoire consists of films ranging from no-budget shorts to multi-million dollar features. Although Clark proves adept at handling many aspects of filmmaking his expertise lies in the more creative processes: directing, writing, and acting. Clark earned his BA in Spanish at CSU Chico where he also studied Recording Arts and Theatre Arts. He has a passion for traveling and has lived abroad in Spain, Chile, Thailand, and Mexico. When he’s not making movies, he like to spend his time DJing and doing outdoor activities like snowboarding and rock climbing.
Vera Mohlin was born in Malmö, Sweden. At the age of 14, she started working as a Production Assistant at Komissionen, a TV-series in Sweden. The following summer, she continued her PA work, and throughout High School, she worked on a bunch of different projects in Sweden. After graduating, she got an opportunity to work as a Script Supervisor and ended up doing that for two different TV-pilots, both in Sweden. In 2010, she moved to New York to start a film program, which she finished after one year. In 2012 she worked on her first feature as a Script Supervisor, where she really fell in love with the profession. Vera is now enrolled at the City University of New York pursuing a degree in liberal arts, while working as a Script Supervisor on different projects in New York City.
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge in this project will be the low budget, but we are confident we will reach the finish line because so many people have invested their time and energy. Everybody involved is committed to seeing this project through to the end.
Other challenges will be animating Marvin, and feeding our cast and crew without a budget large enough for a mainstream caterer. But New York has taught us, that if you look hard enough, you can find resources and help in strange and wonderful places.
We are confident that with everything we've learned making films in New York, combined with your support, we can complete this film and share it with all of you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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