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This project was successfully funded on March 26, 2012.

A documentary team follows Richard Johnston as he struggles to make it in the cut throat entertainment industry.

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www.gibbonstail.com

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Hey Guys!

We're Gibbon's Tail Comedy and we're making our first feature film as a production team.  We have made close to a hundred sketches, videos, short films, and features solo but we have never made a feature together and we would absolutely love your support in helping to make this goal/dream/wish come true!  

This mockumentary style film will bring an edge, humanity, reality, and of course humor to the well known genre.  

Richard Johnston, is a comedy where a documentary film crew follows around a man as he pursues ACTING during the biggest two weeks of his budding career.  After years at another job, the only thing standing in the way of Richard Johnston "making it" is his himself.

We think it's a hilarious, novel idea and would love for this community to help bring this heart felt comedy to life!  Thanks guys, this is truly a one of a kind forum! 

SOME OF THE PEOPLE INVOLVED:

Sean Crampton - "Richard Johnston", Writer.

Sean has been in the improv/sketch comedy group Gibbon's Tail.  He recently came off a James Franco/ Gus van Sant project.  He has directed and written several short films and sketches. Sean has trained at Playhouse West and UCB and is a regular performer at iO West.

Devin Crittenden - "Director", Director.

Devin has been working in the business for the past few years.  On shows like, Greek, The Leauge, CSI, and Criminal Minds.  He recently just wrapped the Curtis Hanson feature, Of Men and Mavericks. He trained at Groundlings, UCB and Playhouse West.

Harris Markson - "Boom Operator", Boom Op.

Harris, also a performer at iO West, has trained at UCB and Playhouse West.  He sword fights professionally and just wrapped an episode of Modern Family. Harris also won Best Actor at the prestigious Playhouse West Film Festival for our highly popular spoof, 127 Seconds

Kim Beavers - "Personal Assistant" , Jacqueline-Of-All-Trades.

Kim is one of the most sought after people I know in our network.  She is constantly working on all aspects of cinema, but mostly acting.  She also supports other people a great deal which is highly appreciated.  She has been a part of 99.8% of all our sketches, and a vast majority of other people's projects. 

Gabe Grier - "Rival" , Awesome - Man.

Gabe has been a part of a lot of things.  Most recently he did two James Franco projects.  He performs at iO West and trains at Playhouse West.  Gabe runs our comedy group Gibbon's Tail and can really work a sock puppet.

Sarah Elizabeth Johnston - "Best Friend's Sister", Script Supervisor.

Sarah has been working steadily since she arrived in LA a few years back.  With several commercial bookings, a celebrity PSA (hilarious) and a spot on Nip/Tuck.    

Jeffrey Oliphant - "Musician", Behind The Scenes.

Jeff handles anything, and I mean anything, that goes on behind the screen.  The computer screen.  He is the head of our Facebook, Twitter, Home Page, etc.  He also wrote "Teach Me How To Dookie", "The N Word", and co-produced our last two live shows.

Beth Goldberg - "Casting Director", P/A.

Beth has quickly become one of the most productive members of our group.  Writing several live and video sketches she has really come into her own and is definitely using that improv comedy background.

Kyle Brady - "Little Brother" , Sound.

Kyle is a master at characterizations and voices and will bring his vast talent to this film like no other.  Kyle is just one audition/movie/ show away from exploding on the scene.  Watch out!

Miguel Rios - "Friend", P/A.

Miguel is known for his commitment to a part. So much so that he won best actor at the 72 Film Festival for our comedy, "McNutty & Rios" which he co-authored.

Any other questions, comments, concerns, can be directed to our website or to the comments section here.

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  • Richard Johnston moves to LA at the age of 18 to pursue acting, flash forward 7 years and he's the most recognizable porn star in the world; he abruptly retires from the porn industry to re-pursue acting. This documentary crew follows Richard around for months but the film focuses on the week surrounding his potential big break.

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