Be Sweet is the story of a hot tempered soccer coach who gets kicked out of his daughter's U-10 league. So in order to still be a part of her life, he dresses up like his mother to attend her games and ends up being the coach again, but with a slightly different perspective.
I've been playing the "Sister" character since 1985 (based on an older lady I met at her garage sale) and often thought it would be a fun character for a film. Also, for the past 14 years, I've been a youth soccer referee and I've heard parents yell some crazy things. I often write them down.
So last summer, I wrote a film that combines the two!
I have two daughters that played from kindergarten through high school and my wife and I loved every minute of it. We've all seen the nutty parents at kid's soccer games. Heck, we've all been the nutty parents at soccer games. I want to make a film that captures that misdirected passion and show what happens when you have to, well...be nice...be kind...Be Sweet.
I've enlisted some of my fellow Screen Actors Guild friends to help me out. We'll be shooting lean and mean with a talented crew; that's why the budget's so small. (But Sister will finally be able to have a makeup-artist, and a decent shave!) It might be a low budget film, but it will be high quality. I've found if you get the right folks, who know how to do their jobs, it doesn't have to cost a fortune. Like we say in the movie, you don't have to be big to play big.
If you're like me, you probably miss the live action fun, family, g-rated movies of the past. I think we can make a film that's funny and entertaining for all ages, without having to make it vulgar or crass.
If you'd like to see a movie like this, please support us! And if you'd like to be an extra for some of the soccer games, let me know. You'd be welcome!
And here's "Sister's"spin, just for fun.
BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE SISTER!
Risks and challenges
I've been involved with production in pretty much all aspects for the past 29 years and feel I have the experience and drive to see this through. Some of my favorite behind-the-scene stories of films come from having to figure out an inexpensive way of doing something that LOOKS expensive . And the luxury of shooting in Los Angeles is, you rarely get rained out!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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