BLOODY EASTER SUNDAY is a quirky dark comedy about the struggles of a family when a twisted serial killer (the "Bunny Man") escapes from prison on Easter Sunday. Suddenly the kids are mysteriously kidnapped, forcing Glen, the slacker dad, to step up and save his family. But is the kidnapper and the escaped serial killer one in the same? Will Glen save the day? Will the kids survive the wrath of the Bunny Man?
What YOU will be supporting: Funds raised on Kickstarter will directly provide for the various and numerous expenses associated with the film's pre-production, production, and post-production needs. By raising $2,000 we will be able to utilize the best equipment and finance the necessary professionals needed in order to make this a world class short comedy.
What WE aim to achieve: We believe that Bloody Easter Sunday--a comedy with a touch of the absurd (a la DELICATESSEN)--will bring cinematic and intellectual clout to Miami as it is a story that will challenge the stereotypes of cocaine, fast cars and action films that many believe are the only kind of depth Miami's art community can achieve.
With our smart script and gifted cast and crew we aim to enter various national and international film festivals to showcase our talents and bring the funny!
Director - Jon Jones:
Jon is a Miami-based director focusing on telling imaginative stories in the genres of comedy, drama, and narrative music video. Jon graduated with a bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Central Florida but soon after the film gods struck his heart with a cinema-tainted arrow. He joined a production team that created book trailers for middle-school students to inspire their interests in literature. Jon wrapped Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 and other novels into two minute video trailers utilizing high production value techniques, such as burning books dangling from fishing poles. Those projects led Jon to be the producer for several short films and his music video gained recognition as an official selection to the Los Angeles International and South By Southwest film festivals.
Afterward, Jon pursued MFA in Film Production at the University of Miami where his thesis film won multiple awards including Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Overall Graduate film at the 2011 Canes Film Festival. His shorts and music videos have played numerous festivals and film projects have taken him to locations like India, Bermuda and the Navajo Nation.
Producer - Daryl Baboulis-Gyscek:
Daryl is a Screenwriting MFA candidate focused on writing quirky/comedic teleplays, absurd "dramedies" that often feature dwarfs and using skills from her former life as a Capitol Hill Staffer and Rugby player to produce projects she is passionate about, such as Bloody Easter Sunday.
Daryl’s love affair with dramatic writing and the arts commenced at the age of 7, writing plays to be performed at subsequent birthday parties. When she could no longer coerce her friends to perform, Daryl took her plays to school where she acquired a real stage and convinced teachers to do the coercing for her.
Daryl attended Lafayette College in Easton, PA where she obtained her B.A. in Political Theory. In 2008, Daryl worked as an Intern and later as a Legislative Assistant in our Nation’s Capitol for Congressman Scott Garrett. On the eve of taking her LSATS, instead of studying, Daryl was making an outline for her latest screenplay. Needless to say, she never took the LSATs and studied screenwriting under Dallas Brennan (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1440950/) in New York City.
In 2010, Daryl moved to Miami to pursue a MFA in Screenwriting. This past year she was a development intern for Sentinel Pictures (Los Angeles) and was dubbed "Best Producer" at the Canes Film Festival for producing the award-winning short film AURORA, which debuted at Paramount Studios to an audience of LA heavy hitters (John Landau, Ray Liotta, Barry Waldman, David Nutter, Michael Robin, Juan Carlos Coto, Jeff Respress, Charles Vignola, Erin Moyer, David Issacs and many others).
Presently, Daryl is a development intern at Dolphin Entertainment and continues to tutor the University of Miami Football team.
Writer/Executive Producer - David Laffey
David Laffey is currently an MFA – Screenwriting Candidate at the University of Miami.
Beyond screenwriting, David has professional creative development experience at the Los Angles based Sentinel Pictures and Voltage Pictures (The Hurt Locker). Having worked for these Hollywood development and production companies in 2011 and 2012, David has learned the process of feature film development, preproduction, and motion picture talent packaging.
He is also affiliated with the Gersh Agency where he has worked within the Motion Pictures Literary Department during the summer of 2012. David graduated with a B.S. from the Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware in 2009.
Director of Photography - Jonathan Franklin
Jonathan is a Kenyan-born American who grew up in Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa and is often referred to as the "White African American". While living in Kenya he was first exposed to photography at age 8 when his mother handed him a 35mm Canon AE1 SLR and sent him off to the game park with his father to "shoot some animals." At age 18 he moved to Miami, to pursue a BSC at the University of Miami with specific focus on Cinematography, Photography and Digital Imaging. Since graduating he has shot National TV spots for Prosecco Zonin Wines & Dell Computers as well as assisting in the camera department on “Charlie's Angels”; numerous music videos for top billing artists; national TV spots, documentaries for Rakontur such as “The U” and “Square Grouper” as well as feature length films and high end fashion shoots. His passion for cinematography borders obsession and he is always on set or on the way to set. On a side note, he speaks British English with an American accent and often mixes his Swahili into his broken Spanish.
Director of Photography - Jonathan Franklin
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