A Kickstarter STAFF PICK! Featured on the curated Kickstarter pages for Rooftop Films, Austin Film Society, Pratt Institute and IFP. Also check out the Rooftop Films article, our Filmwax Radio podcast interview and our interview on The Moveable Fest.
Check out our update section where you can view our new rewards! Two signed books of poetry by Denver Butson, Redheaded Peckerwood monograph by Christian Patterson, Selena Kimball's painting "No One Came to Meet Me", an editing session (or hot date) with our editor Michael Taylor, and a new artwork from me.
We're really excited to launch this new project via Kickstarter. It's a personal film and one we're very committed to bringing to life, but my films fall outside the mainstream and are hard to fund traditionally. This film was conceived to be small and nimble and collaborative, and crowdsourcing will allow us the freedom to keep it that way.
Without YOU there really will be no film, because we’re raising the majority of our production budget HERE and NOW. Please check out our rewards, take a look at the script and the lookbook, and watch our video above. We want to find a way to bring you on board, starting with offering you a look at the completed script:
If you’re like me and would rather know what you’re getting into first, you can download the full screenplay for EACH COMING NIGHT. We want to build our community through transparency, and thought offering up the script would be a great place to start. Hope you enjoy it!
EACH COMING NIGHT is a contemporary teenage drama that follows Dan, a high school senior confronting his immediate future. Dan works part-time at a local Mexican restaurant to help pay for his car, and lives with his mother who works the night shift at a downscale hotel. Dan soon meets Jessie, and falls hard. Their adventures grow their relationship quickly, and Dan finds beauty in her distance. As Dan becomes love sick, his new crush slowly spirals out of control. When he tries to cut ties with her and move on, she refuses to let him go, and threatens to take him down with her.
Powerful, quiet, funny, and engaging, EACH COMING NIGHT is a uniquely American script, a realistic coming of age story where the limits of self are tested at the most vulnerable age of one’s life. Download the film’s info/lookbook to learn more.
My Past Work
Winner of the 2012 Grand Jury Prize for Narrative Fiction at IFF Boston, my previous feature film ABOUT SUNNY stars Lauren Ambrose, Audrey Scott, Dylan Baker, and Penelope Ann Miller. The film premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival where Rex Reed called it a “wrenching but admirably unsentimental film about the bravery of the human condition.” Lauren Ambrose was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead. The film was released by Oscilloscope in 2013 and is available on all cable VOD and digital platforms including iTunes and Netflix. Called one of the best films of the year and a top ten notable indie, visit the film's website to watch the trailer or read some of the critical acclaim. More about my previous work can be found at my website: bryanwizemann.com.
To bring this project to the screen, we’ve assembled a team of experienced and successful creatives whose films have achieved critical acclaim and commercial success. Take a look, they got cred:
Our cinematographer Mark Schwartzbard shot ABOUT SUNNY as well as Rick Alverson’s THE COMEDY and Allison Bagnall’s THE DISH AND THE SPOON (among others). He’s great, and I’m not just saying that because he’s shot virtually everything I’ve done and will work for much less than he’s used to though he doesn’t know that yet. Adding to his many indie features, he was an operator on BORAT and BRUNO and just has a real knack for both visual poetry as well as keeping the train on the tracks.
Working with Michael Taylor on ABOUT SUNNY was one of the best parts of that process, and I hope to continue to work with him on whatever comes my way. He’s a constant source of positive energy and one of the best crafters of story I’ve ever worked with. His credits include Julia Loktev’s THE LONELIEST PLANET and DAY NIGHT DAY NIGHT, Rick Alverson’s THE COMEDY, Liza Johnson’s HATESHIP LOVESHIP, Eleanor Burke’s STRANGER THINGS, and Ira Sach’s LOVE IS STRANGE.
Mike Bowes helped produce my last film and we’re happy to also have him on this one. He likes producing films that strike a balance between being pragmatic and lean while remaining creative and ambitious, or so he says. Over the past 15 years Mike Bowes has created multiple award-winning independent feature films such as RED FLAG, RUBBERNECK, FAR FROM AFGHANISTAN, THE MULBERRY TREE, SLIP & FALL, and FREEBOX.
Niall McKay is an Emmy award-winning writer/director and producer. He is the director and curator of the Irish Film New York and the co-founder of San Francisco Irish Film Festival and Los Angeles Irish Film Festival. His personal documentary THE BASS PLAYER was nominated for a 2010 Irish Film and Television Award. Niall also produced Irvine Welsh’s first short film NUTS.
Danny Flaherty is cast in the role of Dan (and no lie that was the characters name before we ever approached him). I’m excited to work with him. He’s perhaps best known as the lovestruck and loyal friend, 'Stanley,' on MTV's SKINS. He also plays the role of Matthew Beeman on the FX series THE AMERICANS, and has appeared in NURSE JACKIE, UNFORGETTABLE, LAW & ORDER CRIMINAL INTENT, the Meryl Streep film HOPE SPRINGS, and the upcoming films PARADISE, ANATOMY OF THE TIDE, and THE CONTEST.
Joslyn Jensen is a really unique talent and lucky for us still under the radar, which will no doubt change once you’re finished reading this. For her work in her first feature film WITHOUT (2012), Joslyn Jensen won the Best Actress Award at the Marrakech International Film Festival and the Mar del Plata Film Festival, also receiving special jury prizes from Florida and Slamdance. She was recently cast as the lead in Allison Bagnall’s FUNNY BUNNY. Other films include: MALORIE'S FINAL SCORE, NOTHING IS FUN ANYMORE and DOUGLAS BROWN. Also, be sure to check out her amazing low-fi music covers on YouTube.
EACH COMING NIGHT promises to be an artfully crafted contemporary dramatic film. If you wish to support EACH COMING NIGHT, but say are a working artist in American so are completely dead broke, you can help us a great deal by forwarding this page to any friends, family, or mega-rich oil tycoons you think might be interested. For us, spreading the word is easily a form of contribution. And if you've made it this far, thanks for checking it out - we sincerely hope you can come on board and help us bring this project to life.
Opening photos by Harry Bloom and Sophie Van der Perre. Opening film clips are from Gus Van Sant’s ELEPHANT, Lukas Moodysson’s SHOW ME LOVE, Andrea Arnold’s FISH TANK, Abdellatif Kechiche’s BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR, Lynne Ramsay’s RATCATCHER, Tim Sutton’s PAVILION, and Emily Kai Bock’s music video for GRIMES - Oblivion. Daniel Flaherty’s clips are from the MTV series SKINS, Anthony Joseph Giunta’s CONTEST, and Shandoor Garrison’s short AMERICAN VIRAL. Joslyn Jensen’s clips are from Mark Jackson’s WITHOUT and Jordan Albertsen’s music video for INDIANS – Sink into You. Bryan Wizemann’s clips are from ABOUT SUNNY and the short FILM MAKES US HAPPY. Closing clips are from Rick Alverson’s THE COMEDY and Julia Loktev’s THE LONLIEST PLANET.
• You must be over 18 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to attend the premiere, visit the set, or appear in the film.
• To receive cast credit you must be a US citizen or have a US work visa, and not be a member of SAG/AFTRA.
• For any acting or dialogue provided, the production may refuse your contributions if we find it inappropriate. If you appear in the film, you will have to sign a release before any filming begins.
• We anticipate shooting in the New York area early fall 2014. Should this change we will keep you updated so you can plan ahead.
• This fundraising campaign is all subject to applicable Kickstarter rules & regulations as well as applicable state and federal law.
Risks and challenges
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