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Sometimes we get caught in a routine that we can't break out of. This is a film about making a decision to be happy.
Sometimes we get caught in a routine that we can't break out of. This is a film about making a decision to be happy.
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SYNOPSIS

My film is about a young woman who is caught in a routine that she can't break out of. This film is about turning moments of crisis into something positive and seeing it as an opportunity to be happy for once.

WHAT YOUR DONATION WILL GO TOWARDS

Your donation will help us finish the film. We've already started production on WORK SUCKS, but we just need a little bit of funding to get it over the finish line. The money raised here will go towards paying the cast and crew, as well as any post production costs we run into and festival/distribution costs. 

Annie Pautsch has been incredible as our star. I'm super stoked that I get to make this film with her. You can also see her star in the 2012 Disposable Film Festival Trailer.

Carlton Evans is an amazing producer. Best producer I've ever worked with. Oh and he also does other stuff, like Executively Direct The Disposable Film Festival, oh and win the KRF Filmmaking Grant from the San Francisco Film Society!

Nilanjan Nag is the Director of Photography and has been an inspiration to work with. He's an amazing photographer also. You can check out his work here.

Katie Gillum is great. Like Tony the Tiger Grrrrrreat! I couldn't do it without her help. She keeps us on schedule and makes sure that we get the shots that we need. Seriously. She also laughs at my jokes and enjoys watching me stretch. She also does some pretty amazing work of her own, like being the managing director for the Disposable Film Festival. Follow her on Twitter here.

Ben Zweig is one cool ass dude. Yeah. I said that. Just don't tell him that I said it. It might go to his head. You can see some of the work he's produced and edited here.

Tim Palmer is doing the graphic design and titles for the film. His work is ok. I KID I KID! It's seriously sick!! Check it out for yourself here.

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    Digital download of film and postcard. Once the film is completed, I'll send you a super secret link to the film where you can download it. I'll try not to upload the wrong file. Like the one where I cut my hair into a mullet one time. That one's a doozy.

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    Digital download of film AND soundtrack (and postcard). That's right. There's gonna be some sick ass music in the mother effer and you're gonna have a copy of it. A digital one that is.

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    DVD of the film and a phone call thank you from me (and digital download and postcard). You'll get a limited edition DVD of the film, probably with some other stuff on it too, since it's only a short AND a phone call from me! It would be super cool if we could meet up and THEN call each other. You know and get the echoy thing that happens. Whatever. I'll just call you. OKAY!?

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    Limited edition poster from amazing graphic designer Tim Palmer (and all above). If you don't know Tim Palmer, you should. He's one of the coolest people I know. And I know a lot of cool people. You can check out some of his work here: www.todayistomorrow.net
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    Go on a bike ride in San Francisco to either the beach or the Ferry Building with me and members of the cast and crew and have a lunch of 2 Bahn Mi or Bahn Mi and drink (and all above). Must be in San Francisco or Bay Area. This one is gonna be awesomely fun. DO IT!

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    Sommer Murray, from Cooking with Sommer, will come over to your house, cook you dinner and film an episode of Cooking with Sommer where you are the special guest (must be in SF Bay Area) (and all above). Not only is Sommer Murray an amazing woman (and my super hot girlfriend), but she's been an incredible help to me on this film. She's been amazingly supportive. You should watch all of her episodes of Cooking with Sommer and get familiar with her whole body of work. Huh huh. If you choose that reward, we'll come to your house and cook you a meal that you may or may not want to eat. But it'll be tons of fun either way. Watch them here: https://vimeo.com/album/1679969

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    Co-Producer credit in film and on IMDB and your choice of either bike ride/lunch or CWS/dinner (and all above). This is where the real stuff starts. You'll be a legit producer because it'll be on IMDB!

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    Executive Producer credit in film and on IMDB and your choice of either bike ride/lunch or CWS/dinner AND a Public Bike that's yours to keep! (and all above). This is the creme de la creme. Unless you're lactose intolerant, then please disregard that last comment. Public Bikes are awesome. They're even more awesome because they've donated TWO bikes to the production. One of them is the main characters bike and the other is being used as a reward, actually THE BEST reward. Dan Nguyen-Tan from Public Bikes has been great and we're honored that we get to work with them on this project.

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