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In the blackout of Hurricane Sandy, an internet savvy couple deals with a flailing relationship in an analogue world [Feature-Comedy]
In the blackout of Hurricane Sandy, an internet savvy couple deals with a flailing relationship in an analogue world [Feature-Comedy]
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Hey Everybody!

If you haven’t seen the trailer, do that HERE.

3RD STREET BLACKOUT is a feature-length romantic comedy set in the blackout after hurricane Sandy in New York City. We're raising money to finish and bring it to a theater near you!

It's got an incridiculous cast (that’s incredible & ridiculous in one word) -  Ed Weeks from The Mindy Project, Janeane Garofalo from Wet Hot American Summer, John Hodgman from The Daily Show, Jordan Carlos from The Nightly Show, Phyllis Somerville from House of Cards and so many more. It's a comedy with romance in it… like a romantic comedy and we’re damn near certain you’ll dig it.

All we need to finish off this film and bring it to theaters is a little cash money to cover the following: 

  • legal fees! 
  • music licences! 
  • insurance! 
  • paying the music composer! 
  • putting the movie on those drive thingees that they use in theaters! (DCP’s)! 
  • paying for E&O insurance! 
  • paying for the PR person to make magic press happen! 

The list is long, and parts of it are extremely boring. But this is what you need to get a movie done and we would love - nay LURVE! - your help in getting us there. The more money we raise, the more DCP’s we’ll be able to make and the more cities the movie will be able to play in.

You’re getting on board a very important train - a train called “independent film.” Okay that was cheesy, BUT it's true. Without support from individuals like you, we can’t tell the small stories that need to be told. A studio film isn't going to show you how wonderful the blacked out neighborhoods of NYC became during that time, how everyone seemed to make contact, and actually CARE. Without the support of viewers like you, we definitely wouldn’t be able to put an Iranian-American Muslim girl in the lead, flanked by a diverse and intergenerational cast. It just wouldn’t happen. Backing a project like this really matters.

Please let us know if you have any questions about our expenditures, our film, our… well anything. Let’s get real intimate, why don’t we?  We hope you’ll considering helping us out and in the meantime, we hope things are going swimmingly for you, because if you got this far, you’re clearly great.

LOVE, 

Negin & Jeremy (and everyone at 3SBO)

P.S. If you can't give, will you consider sharing this page with your peeps? 

P.P.S. Think we should bring this to your city? Let us know!

Risks and challenges

We're freelancers juggling a number of projects and there's certainly a risk that there will be delays on fulfilling perks. Making this film without enough staff required us to multi-task like crazy and we're prepared to do that to keep our commitments. That being said, if we feel like we're in danger of missing a deadline, we'll be sure to let you know as soon as possible when you can expect it.

But lucky for you, we take things personally and probably wouldn't be able to live with the guilt of not keeping our word!

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    You will receive a beautified personalized thank you email from Jeremy and Negin, but we’re not just writing a simple thank you, oh no! We’re gonna make it PRETTY.

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    We’ll send ya a postcard from the East Village with your fortune on it.
    Here’s a sample: You will grow a third arm that will bring you great fortune. Plus, you’ll get that beautified email!

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    See the movie with a 100% handmade, bespoke digital link! Watch in the comfort of your hemp pajamas as you enjoy your morning Kombucha. Plus the stuff above.

    (We're putting June 2016 but exact timing TBD in conversation with distributor)

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    Own the movie on DVD! DVD’s are like the new vinyl records, they’re special again! We'll also send you a limited edition super-handy 3rd Street Blackout flashlight keychain. And you’ll get the stuff above.

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    We'll send you a MYSTERY BOX of analogue fun. The entertainment will last for hours or days... depending on how easily bored you are. You'll also get a DVD, a flashlight, a streaming copy and a thank you!

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    We will call your mom/dad/parental figure and tell them three reasons they should be proud of you. AND we’ll send you a signed copy of Negin’s book, How To Make White People Laugh when it drops in May. (Yeah, that’s on top of the keychain and all the other stuff.)

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    A script consultation with executive producer of 3rd Street Blackout, Samuel Goldberg of Samuel Goldberg Entertainment. He’ll tell you how to fix your script! You will also receive a 3rd Street Blackout DVD, mystery box, book, flashlight and thank you!

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    A brainstorming phone call with Negin & Jeremy on how to make your next movie or creative project happen. You will also receive a 3rd Street Blackout DVD, flashlight, book, mystery box and thank you!

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    Ed Weeks will send you a personalized video message in his dreamy British accent. You will also receive a mystery box, book, DVD, flashlight and personalized thank you!

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    The trophy from the movie. This prop is crucial to the storyline and even more crucial to your burgeoning movie memorabilia collection. With friends and family, you can pretend that you’ve won something! You’ll also receive a brainstorming session, book, DVD, flashlight, mystery box and hearty thank you!

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    A comedian from the movie will do standup FOR YOU in your living room (it will probably be Negin but maybe we could convince one of the famouses, who knows!) You’ll also get a book, DVD, flashlight, mystery box and thank you!

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    Associate Producer Credit! That’s right, your name will shine on IMDB like never before. Plus, we’ll get you tickets to the New York Premiere. Plus you’ll get the movie, the keychain, the book, the box, the banana (there’s no banana, just checking to see if you’re paying attention).

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    Consulting Producer Credit! That’s a very fancy credit. AND you’ll get tickets to New York Premiere including a one night stay in a New York Hotel. You will also receive a 3rd Street Blackout DVD, mystery box, book, flashlight and banana (there’s no banana)

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