About this project
Stars, Stunts and Stories: One Man’s Fall to Fame
With A Foreword by Chuck Norris
Hi, I’m Carl Ciarfalio and I want to thank you for finding your way to my Kickstarter page. I’m here to ask for your support for a book I’ve written about my experiences in film and television over the last four decades. It’s called “Stars, Stunts and Stories: One Man’s Fall to Fame.”
My career has been quite a ride. I went from a summer job playing cowboy at Knott’s Berry Farm to a lifelong career as a stuntman and actor. You can see my work in productions like Casino, Fight Club, Out of the Furnace, The Book of Eli, Traffic, Walker: Texas Ranger, 24, Grimm and Extant.
Stuntmen and stuntwomen have the coolest jobs in the industry. We get to fight, fall, burn up, get blown up, kill and get killed. We crash cars, boats, motorcycles and planes. You'll also see us acting in vital supporting roles.
Whatever the assignment, our job always entails working in tandem with your favorite stars, taking orders from your favorite directors, and being intimately involved in the creation of your favorite shows. How cool is that?
Over the years I’ve received a steady stream of mail from TV and movie lovers wanting to know what it’s like to do what I do. So now, at this stage in my career, during this incredible age of communication, it’s finally the right time to put it all together and take everyone along for what is truly a thrilling journey.
What’s the book like?
My vision has been to create an easy-to-read collection of short stories accented with plenty of color photographs that treats the reader to intimate insider views of their favorite films, television shows and celebrities.
In the book I share exciting stories about stunts, near misses and injuries, and my experiences with your favorite stars. I also let you in on some of my life experiences off the set, including fatherhood, an attempted murder, and what I consider to have been the wedding of the century.
The book is an image-rich reading experience that combines equal parts testosterone and heart - a mixture that fuels all of the finest action you see onscreen.
What will your pledges cover?
Your Kickstarter pledges will go toward
- professional editing,
- cover design,
- book design,
- legal clearances,
- digital and print publishing,
- book distribution and
- delivery of rewards.
- Any funds we receive that exceed our goal will be applied toward recording an audio version of "Stars, Stunts and Stories."
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• INTERVIEWS and SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS available upon request.
Thank you all so much for your consideration and support. I look forward to partnering with you on this wild ride down memory lane.
Risks and challenges
My biggest challenge has been to create a book that makes readers laugh, gasp and learn - a book they'll enjoy from beginning to end. I believe we have met this challenge.
"Stars, Stunts and Stories" is already written, the photographs have been assembled, I've budgeted for the production details and have reached out to legal and publishing pros. With your assistance, we are ready to ensure that the book reaches your eyes and ears in its most professional and entertaining form.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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