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Frustrated by the flakiness of Los Angeles, a neurotic young woman eschews cliche and actually makes an effort to keep in touch. Read more

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Frustrated by the flakiness of Los Angeles, a neurotic young woman eschews cliche and actually makes an effort to keep in touch.

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K.I.T. :  A FILM INSPIRED BY SOMETHING THAT COULD MAYBE HAPPEN IN REAL LIFE

Just because you shared a few laughs with someone and/or maybe spoke at length about organic cantaloupe doesn't mean that you should remain in each other's lives forever... or does it?

K.I.T. shares with us the story of Michelle, a guilt-ridden but well-intended yuppie, who finds herself at a crossroads when CJ, the sweet checkout clerk from her favorite overpriced organic market, informs her that she will no longer be working there. Motivated by a deep-seated need to prove to herself and to the world that she is a good person, Michelle goes to great lengths to keep in touch with CJ and cultivate a friendship outside of the market, only to realize that until you get right with yourself, you can never be friends with someone who wears a stuffed animal backpack as a purse.

K.I.T. :  A FILM YOU CAN GET BEHIND

Here at K.I.T. we'll take money from anyone. That's right, we're anti-discrimination. It doesn't matter to us if you're rich or poor, fat-skinny or skinny-fat, cool or nerd, happy or sad... Whoever you are, wherever you come from - we're glad to have you! Now how many places can you say that about? 

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 

HOW COME YOU GUYS DON'T HAVE A VIDEO? IT SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE ELSE ON HERE HAS A VIDEO...

Yeah. And when you see those videos don't you just think to yourself, hey, if you guys have the money and equipment to make this video then why didn't you just make your short film? Well, over here at K.I.T. we are gonna use every penny we have on our short film and not waste it on some cutesy video. We're smart like that.  

IF I GIVE YOU MONEY, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH IT?

Thanks for asking. Okay, here's the deal. Making a short film is way more expensive than it looks. Trust me. Even I was shocked at the price tag. And believe me, we are cutting corners here, people. There will be no private planes on this one. No sushi chefs. Not one. No wrap parties at the Soho House. This is a bare bones production, which means that every single dollar we receive will go towards really important stuff like renting a camera, lighting and sound equipment, location fees, and feeding our talented and amazing crew.  

WHY SHOULD I DONATE MONEY TO YOU WHEN THAT MEAN JOSEPH KONY GUY IS STILL ON THE LOOSE?

Well, I don't know, all that Kony stuff seems a little bit like a scam to me, but...regardless, I'm glad you brought this up. If you have a choice between saving someone's life or helping me with my movie, by all means, please save someone's life. But if you don't have to choose, then your contribution is greatly appreciated. And remember, this is an investment in your future as a movie watcher because I promise to never, ever make a bad, boring movie (on purpose) that you are forced to sit through. 

ONE LAST QUESTION... WHY ARE YOU MAKING THIS?

Imagine for a moment how you would feel if you made a huge, delicious sandwich...(or a salad if you're gluten-free) and you spent hours and days and maybe even years crafting every detail, making everything perfect, but instead of getting to eat it yourself you had to give it to someone else and watch them eat it. And most of the time they don't even offer you a taste. It's almost like they forgot you even made it. Okay, that's what being a screenwriter in Hollywood is like. You're the sandwich maker, and the director is the guy that gets to eat it. And that's why I'm making this, so that from now on when I make my own delcious sandwiches, I'll be able to eat them too. And it's common knowledge that sandwich makers who eat their own sandwiches are oftentimes the best sandwich makers of all!

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    If I see you at a party I will give you a hug and ask what you're up to these days and I will pay close attention to what you are saying instead of looking around to see who else just walked in.

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    If you've ever hurt my feelings or done something shitty to me, donating this amount is the perfect way to clear your karma. After donating you will immediately feel a greater sense of well being and things will come easier to you in life.

    If we've never had any issues then I will create a paper bag hand puppet likeness of you complete with googley eyes. These puppets are considered collector's items and will include a personal inscription from me. You are responsible for your own shipping.

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    Friends forever! You get all of the stuff listed above AND I'll even deliver your hand puppet to you if you live within 5 miles of me. Okay, 10 miles.

    You'll also get a shout out in the credits and a script signed by yours truly and the rest of the cast.

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    All of the shit that the other people get, but also....

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    AN EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT! INVITE TO THE SET! LUNCH WITH ME! A HAND-MADE K.I.T. DIORAMA! EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD KARMA! :)

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