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Thursday the 12th is an independent comedy about one man’s struggle to overcome another man’s superstition.

The Cast
The Cast

ABOUT THE FILM

In 2009, there were 3 Fridays the 13th. I noticed every one of them the day before on Thursday the 12th. I started to think that if unlucky days were real, Thursday the 12th would be a pretty crummy day. So I wrote a comedy about Terrance who finds himself in that very position. Bad luck literally beats him up him every Thursday the 12th in the form of a wacko childhood bully who’s convinced that Terrance cursed him.

PLOT:

Terrance prepares for another Thursday of getting beaten up by his childhood bully Buck, but when Terrance’s wide-eyed girlfriend, Janine, reminds him he’s supposed to meet her parents that day, he realizes his problems are bigger than he thought. With the help of his Cat loving friend, Margret, and neat freak coworker, Michael, Terrance finally tries to fight back, but does he stand a chance against the force of nature that is Buck?

CREATORS:

J.R. Cox, Director– Ambiguously housed somewhere in Hollywood, J.R. has won numerous festival awards (2 is number, and therefore numerous) for previous comedic shorts including one from prestigious Columbia University, which is in New York, so you know it had to be good for them to award it to someone out of state.

Chris Balboni, Director of Photography – Balboni, as he’s called in the biz, knows how to run a camera. After years of pioneering in the thick Montanan wild to capture the deepest secrets of the forest on a photosensitive plate, he is finally returning to civilization to offer his deft ability to only the highest quality projects.

Parker Mann, Production Designer – Parker is many, many things. He’s an animator, painter, robotic engineer, philosopher, but mostly he’s a man, just like you. That is, if you have sick arts and craft skills and an amazing eye for design.

Kyle Sorenson, Editor – He edits on Community. Isn’t that one of your favorite shows? Don’t ask how he got involved with this project because you’ll just be disappointed, but rest assured postproduction is in good hands because he won’t shut up about his Emmy.

PLAYERS:

Justin Marshall Elias, Terrance – Justin for whatever reason insists on using his first middle and last names, so that should tell something about how seriously he takes comedy. He’s been nominated for and won a variety of acting accolades for his work in comedy, and he’s tall and skinny like a string bean, so he’s even just funny to look at.

Josh Ball, Buck – Buck is a silent character, so we don’t need a great actor to play him, but we got one just in case. Josh’s commanding stage presence, cultivated in decades of award winning theatre performance, translates into an imposing physicality on screen that is also just funny to look at.

WHAT AM I DOING WITH YOUR MONEY?

Most of the budget goes toward paying the cast and crew. They ‘re so good at what they do that, unfortunately, I’m not the only one who wants them. Of course, they want to work on my project, but, for most of them, food and housing has to take priority. Snobs. After that about a third of the budget will be used to secure locations, purchase props and costuming elements and rent equipment.

WHAT AM I DOING WITH YOUR REWARDS?

The $1000 donation will net all this fun and lucky nonsense.
The $1000 donation will net all this fun and lucky nonsense.

We’ll begin shooting in late March and move into post production in early April. Rewards will be ready and shipped out in the weeks leading up to the premiere of the film, which is serendipitously scheduled for Thursday, September 12th.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The biggest risk of this project is that it’s about bad luck. I don’t know of a worse way to tempt fate. Other than that, the shooting schedule will be tight as we’ll be fitting a lot of content into a few days at our locations, and there will be practical effects and stunts during the wild climax of the movie, wherein Buck virtually destroys Janine’s apartment. I consider that more of a challenge than a risk because my crew is experienced with this type of shooting, and I’ve done many similar, successful productions with them before.

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