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Our all-local, 100% indigenous New Orleans indie film needs to be completed!
Our all-local, 100% indigenous New Orleans indie film is now being completed, thanx to you!
Our all-local, 100% indigenous New Orleans indie film is now being completed, thanx to you!
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We did it!!!!!!

But can we do better— more money gives us more time on the mixing stage and ADR sessions to get things right. Mo' $$= Mo' quality so let's try to get at least one more day of post— stretch goal= $11,000! Go for it  you crazy, generous, lovable people!

UPDATE— All pledges & boosts are MATCHED til the end! Your $=$$ until it's all over!

UPDATE— Today's party was awesome! Thanx to Gal Holiday, Sneaky Pete, Jim Smith, and Heather Koehler— and all our new backers!— for such a great time! 

UPDATE— A new scene is out! Also, I have an article in Filmmaker Magazine about this experience 

UPDATE— Another scene from the film is out! Thanx to The Examiner for the exclusive premiere. (Watch the 1st scene courtesy Filmmaker Magazine)

UPDATE— Music Week has begun with a SPECIAL OFFER: all new backers over $25 and all pledge boosts no matter how small will receive our amazing SOUNDTRACK ALBUM as a special thank-you. Choose between physical CD or mp3 files. 

UPDATE— Been getting so much <3 on social media! High-5s to Jon Cryer (Pretty In Pink), Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Bilge Ebiri (Vulture), Eddie Jemison (Ocean's 11), Paul Osborne (Favor), and Scott Macaulay (Filmmaker Magazine)

Hi! I'm Randy Mack, a New Orleans writer-director/producer. After several years of blood/sweat/tears my film LAUNDRY DAY is in the can and almost finished. It's a dark comedy set in a 24hr bar-laundromat-night club in New Orleans, about a bar fight between a gutterpunk, a bartender, a drug dealer, and a musician, explored through multiple perspectives on a single day. Think BARFLY meets MAGNOLIA.

  •  Check out Laundry Day's trailer in the above video.
stills from the film
stills from the film

  I'm reaching out to the greater community of indie film aficionados and lovers of New Orleans: my goal is to make the best film written, cast, crewed, shot, cut, & completed in this city, so I've acquired sweetheart deals with our best post-production technicians. $9999 gives us bare minimal time & no frills (see chart) to get it done; with your generosity we'll go for stretch goals for more time and for marketing sizzle like key art and posters.

  I want to prove that it's possible tell gritty, entertaining, thoughtful, and exciting stories of life in New Orleans without resorting to cliches and horror tropes, as I believe life here is already plenty full of magic, surprise, humor, and drama. While "Hollywood South" does its thing on a cloud of money, I designed this film to give local filmmakers a low-budget template from which they can tell their New Orleans stories on a modest budget while delivering production value, thrills, and authenticity.

Update! The rewards have been expanded— DVDs, Blu-Rays, shout-outs, tickets to our screening party, producer credit, etc. Every $1k raised will unlock new surprises, including new Rewards, celebrity shout-outs, special videos, and more. Reward numbers are funky pop culture references (tip o' the hat to Kingdom of Loathing).

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original reward levels

 MUSIC: Our soundtrack is a showcase of original New Orleans songwriters both legendary and up-and-coming: The Happy Talk Band, Caddywhompus, Sneaky Pete and The Fens, Sweet Crude, Vox and the Hound, Beth Patterson, Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue, Andy J Forest, Jim Smith and the Damn FrontierLynn Drury, and Dirty Mouth. Peter Orr of the Fens composed a breathtaking score and wrote new songs for the film, including the hilarious title track.

  THANK YOU SO MUCH! Candace Jones is working with me to spread the word, so feel free to hit us up with questions, comments, and reward requests. 

<3
_Randy

Risks and challenges

It's possible a vendor who we've made a deal with might move away or go out of business, in which case we will use another New Orleans technician for the task. Worst case scenario is we will be forced to go out of town for the service, but this is highly unlikely. Honestly, the biggest risk is this campaign!

We are very confident in the quality of the film and hope it will become the most New Orleans-y film ever made. All the vendors are signed on, their deals are made, everything is prepped, it's just a question of doing it. So let's do it!

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    Reciprocity is sweet— Hall of fame, shout-out, plus a VIP ticket to the invite-only New Orleans SCREENING party with CAST & DIRECTOR of the finished film (date TBD)

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    Being Your Huckleberry— Hall of fame, shout-out, tickets to the New Orleans screening, a special edition DVD of the finished film, and director RANDY MACK will DO YOUR LAUNDRY in Checkpoint Charlie's. (New Orleans-only)

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    The Big Bill— ALL OF THE ABOVE plus an autographed DELUXE EDITION BLU-RAY of the finished film, and the CREDIT of your choice in our billing blocks and key art.

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