“I just want to understand how people misunderstand each other!” ― Ramana Pemmaraju
What is Home Is Where The Park Is?
HOME IS WHERE THE PARK IS portrays an unexpected encounter between Jessica, a stressed out mum on the verge of a meltdown, and Robin, a homeless man.
Jessica is over-worked (by her boss), under-valued (by her family), and over-medicated (in response to both). When her upscale car breaks down beside a rundown park, she bulldozes her way across the park trying to pick up a decent mobile phone signal.
Oblivious to all but her own situation, she bumps into Robin, a sage of the streets with intelligence, wit…and a fondness for bin picking. The pair strike up an unexpected conversation that turns our perceptions of what “having it all” means upside down.
As Robin and Jessica kick social assumptions into the bin like a pair of worn trainers, titbits in the most unlikely of places are revealed to be treasures.
After intense development by the team we have put together a group of great committed filmmakers. Development of the stageplay included performances at Los Angeles' Whitefire Theatre [www.whitefiretheatre.com] and refinement of the screenplay with assistance from the London Comedy Writers [http://www.londoncomedywriters.com].
We can’t wait to bring the final film to you! Any help you can give us is greatly appreciated.
CAST & CREW
Lynwood Shiva Sawyer, Screenwriter
Lynwood Shiva Sawyer is a writer whose goal is to escape life with no hyphens. His first produced film was Space Avenger, (one of the world’s last true three-strip Technicolor films) for director Richard Haines. He also co-wrote Spy, The Movie (the one with Vincent Pastore, not the other one). Recently he finished two feature scripts for EQ Films-UK, a sci-fi, Symbiont, and a horror, Vampires of Hollywood (to co-star Darryl Hannah and Malcolm McDowell). Both are in financing/pre-production.
Trudi Roth, Playwright/Screenwriter
Trudi Roth is a writer and playwright (Home is Where the Park Is, Keeping Up With The Kringles) who lives in Los Angeles, CA. She's also a mommy" blogger who publishes weekly installments from the trenches of domesticity in her blog, Bitch'in Suburbia (http://bitchinsuburbia.com/). You can also check her out as a cast member on the popular web series, "Adults React" and "Parents React" on the Fine Bros. React Channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/React).
Marianna Dean, Director/Producer
Marianna Dean is a director, producer and an actress. As a director she has produced and directed a number of online commercials and promotional content. Marianna has been involved in productions such as Guardians of the Galaxy, Everest and Avengers: Age of Ultron. She is working on a feature film that is currently in pre-production stage.
Gemma Paget, Actress (Jessica)
Gemma Paget trained at Manchester Metropolitan's School of Theatre. Recent credits include: Loaded - AlterEgo Theatre (theatre), Gut Girls - Out Foxed Productions (theatre), The Hunt - Mini Mammoth Productions (web series), Streets of Narm - Brit Films (film), Behind Closed Doors - ITV (TV), Ford Vignale (commercial). She has done 4 seasons with The Cambridge Shakespeare Festival and is co-director of AlterEgo Creative Solutions, a production company specialising in issue based theatre and film projects.
Justin Aves, Actor (Robin)
Justin Aves trained method acting with Brian Timmoney and Sam Rumbelow. He also studied Martial Arts for over 17 years which lead him to land acting roles in the movies such as Thor the Dark World, Fury, and Pride & Prejudice Zombies. Most recently he acted alongside Jude Law in King Arthur.
What the money will be used for
We need to raise £5,858 to make this film happen excluding Kickstarter fees. We are hoping to raise a total of £6,443 (approx. $9,255) with your help.
Here’s the breakdown ($ approximately):
Location £1,625 ($2,334)
Cast/Crew/Equipment £2,790 ($4,007)
Food & Travel £430 ($618)
Insurance £413 ($593)
Postproduction £600 ($863)
Kickstarter Fees £585 ($840)
Risks and challenges
We’re taking all the precautions, and we have all sorts of backup plans. However, even films with millions of dollars run into delays and budget problems, so that’s always a possibility with any production.
A good thing is we have all the quotes for location and equipment in. And all the cast and crew are ready to go :)
Either way, we’ll keep you all up to date.
Important Information About Rewards:
• Travel, lodging and transportation to events not included in any reward bundle.
• Must be over 18 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to attend events.
• Kickstarter backers at £30 and above will receive a digital version of the film within a few days of the theatrical or festival premiere.
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