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By Fuzzy Logic Entertainment
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THE STORY...

What would you do if the fate of the world was literally in your hands?  If every day you alone controlled whether reality stayed glued together or swirled into chaos and oblivion? 

Walter Strand doesn't have to wonder.  It's been his sole responsibility for the last eight years.  Or at least that's what he thinks.  So far, he's doing great... crippling OCD, crippling lonliness, a soul-sucking job, and of course no girl.  And then there's that little matter of saving the world every night.  What keeps him going?  Especially when people just seem to piss him off most of the time.

When our story begins, he's pretty much accepted his fate... a life without people, for people.  Then he meets Barney, a chaotic girl in need of a little order in her life.  He's perfect for her, and she's dead set on proving she's perfect for him.  The biggest thing standing in the way?   You guessed it... that little matter about saving the world.  That, and Walter's, reclusive, possessive, over-bearing jerk of a roommate, Nick.

WHY WE WANNA MAKE IT...

We love the idea of the fate of the Universe being in the hands of a single human being, and the world being totally oblivious to it.  It's a Faustian bargain.  Every night you'd have to struggle with letting it all end or not.  And what if you had a really crappy day?  Quite frankly it's the most thankless job in the history of reality.

We wanted to spin the whole story around like a screwball (comedy that is), creating a fun, energetic movie filled with oddball characters and quasi-fantastical situations.  In other words, something that makes you laugh, possibly cry, and maybe, just maybe restore your faith in humanity (assuming you've lost it somewhere along the way).


$9,000 NO <BLEEP>ING WAY!

YES,  <bleep>ing way.  I mean, sure, we could use ALL we can get (and I do mean all), BUT, we can STILL do a bang -up job for $9K.  How, you might ask?  Here's how...

1)  We got friends out the wazoo (at least they say they like us to our face).  And they got a WHOLE LOTTA STUFF, i.e. equipment.  We do a lotta favors... we called in a lot of said favors.  (Well our friends did a lot of favors.  We just know them.  But hey... it's who you know, right?)  Most of our money would have gone to camera, lighting, sound, and post-production, so this saves a butt load right off the bat.

2)  MEMPHIS- "Thank ya very much."  We live in a very, VERY movie friendly town just itching to get more productions heading this way (don't believe us, check out Moviemaker Magazine, "#9 - Best Places to Live and Work as a Filmmaker 2014").  That means; virtually no permits, we can shoot or can get permission to shoot just about anywhere; our cast and crew are all based here so no big transportation and housing fees, oh, and they're all damn good by the way.  Seriously, just check 'em out below.   

3)  This ain't our first rodeo. 

These are awards...yep!
These are awards...yep!

Our previous feature comedy, "The Importance of Being Russell", time-traveled and red-necked its way into thirteen festivals literally across the country, winning SIX awards (and you wouldn't believe what we made IT for). We've also made several well received shorts, so combining our skills with the likes of Drew Smith, Alexis Grace, John Pickle, and cinematographer Ryan Earl Parker we're putting a really good team together that knows how to tackle the world of micro-budget filmmaking.

Here's where YOUR money will be going...

THE PLAYERS...

DREW SMITH - Actor/Exec. Producer

In a word (borrowed from his own movie), Drew's pretty awesome.  Witty, sharp, good at improv, plays well with others. We've wanted to work with him for a while and now's our chance.  Hot off the heels of his own award winning feature, "Being Awesome", Drew's ready to get back in the driver's seat.  Here's the "Being Awesome" trailer: 

 ALEXIS GRACE - Actor/Exec. Producer

When we approached Alexis to play Barney, she told us we were the first Memphis filmmakers to ask her to be in a movie.  We were floored.  Everybody knows she can sing.  She got rave reviews in Playhouse on the Square's "Chicago" (which means she can act, dance, and do comedy, too, whew.).  Come to think of it, lucky for us we WERE the first.  Check this out...   

JOHN PICKLE - Actor

What can we say about John?  Actually we don't have to say anything.  Everything you need to know about him is in his work.  Not just the incomparable Pickle TV show, but ALL the work he's done in this town (and for whom).  Not everyone has seen John at his very best in a role... but we have.  Here's a tiny sampling...

THE PRODUCERS...

JEFF BRYANT - Producer

Jeff Bryant - Producer
Jeff Bryant - Producer

We've known Jeff for... well we're not gonna say... but we've been working with him for over 16 years. He's produced and directed hundreds of commercials in that time. Raised a family. Even taught filmmaking to middle schoolers. So, his knowledge of running a business (which every movie should be treated as no matter its budget size or Indie status), and his skill at dealing with kids (grown-up or not) makes him perfectly suited to oversee this kinda project.

BRYCE SOUTHARD - Producer

Bryce Southard - Producer
Bryce Southard - Producer

Bryce is a mercurial figure to say the least. We met him several years ago when we were shooting green screen shots at a local studio. He was an in-house editor at the time. Cut to now, he's a successful producer of a surprising Indie success story, "N'SECURE". He's worked with a lotta people in the commercial and video industry in and outta town. His help (with planning, tech advice, and calling in favors) allows us to really focus the bulk of our Kickstarter funding elsewhere.

THE CINEMATOGRAPHER...

RYAN EARL PARKER - Cinematographer

In a word, PROFESSIONAL.  And a hoot.  One of the most accomplished cinematographers in town, Ryan's done some amazing work making micro budget movies look, well, amazing.  Like Drew, we've wanted to work with him for a long time. By the way he shot "Being Awesome" as well.  Here's some more reasons why we can't wait to get shooting...

SONGS & SCORE...

SWEDISH GUN FACTORY & ALEXIS GRACE - Music

An all-genre musical project created by multi-instrumentalist/singer/music producer (and highly skilled tap-dancer) Thomas Bergstig, one of the elusive minds behind the tap/rock/rhythm group JEERK (touring the world since 2002).  For "Old Nick", Swedish Gun Factory is co-writing the original score together with singer/songwriter (TOLD you we were lucky), and co-star Alexis Grace! 

You can follow Thomas and Swedish Gun Factory on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud, Vine, and he has a blog on Wordpress.

You can enjoy his music on iTunes, spotify, CD Baby, Rhapsody, Google Play,  and many more...


THE CUTTER...

DRUVIO SHMALD - Editor

Druvio Shmald - Editor
Druvio Shmald - Editor

Coerced out of re-re-retirement, Mr. Shmald has been working on movies since World War II (rumor has it he edited propaganda material for the Yugoslav partisans).  He has a crazy good eye for detail and crafting a compelling story from beginning to end.  If only we can keep him awake (and alive) long enough to finish "Old Nick" this fall.

AND THE WEIRDOS...

Sean Plemmons & Jeff Hassen - The Weirdos
Sean Plemmons & Jeff Hassen - The Weirdos

Yep, that's us.  We conceived the notion of "Old Nick".  We made the video.  We built the oldnickmovie.com website and this Kickstarter page.  We're busy little bees hoping to make some scrumptious honey from your donation flowers... or something like that.  We've put together a great team, though.  And we're talking with other great actors and crew to round out the "Old Nick" platoon.  Check back later on in the campaign for UPDATES! 

Make sure you scroll down to see what you get with your donation...


"OLD NICK" REWARDS MOLECULE...

"OLD NICK" REWARDS MOLECULE
"OLD NICK" REWARDS MOLECULE

Risks and challenges

We always prepare. In fact we probably over-prepare. It's a result of nurturing both features and shorts from the ground up... something we've done more than a few times. We aim to be ready and flexible to handle what comes next. But, you're never truly prepared for what each film throws at you. It's like a baby. Sometimes they cry all night for six months leaving you an exhausted heap. Other times it's smooth sailing (with a ship only slightly out of control).

The Biggest Risk - Not finishing the movie. For whatever reason (and there be a plethora) a lot of Indie films just don't get finished. We have ALWAYS finished our projects. Come hell or high water, you WILL get your movie, and we'll work tirelessly to make you damn proud to say you helped get it made. This we promise. Not only to you but to our entire cast and crew. Thanks for any support you can give us.

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