Clark Kellogg, a 35-year-old high school drop out, never learned how to read words due to dyslexia, but he can read people. It’s an innate skill he developed over a lifetime of navigating a world he can’t understand, and he uses this sixth sense largely to protect himself from embarrassment and shame.
Clark lives his life as a passive spectator.
After watching his mother walk out on him and his father as a boy, he’s content with the status quo: working as a dishwasher by day, puttering around in solitude at night. But when he meets Rachel, a struggling actress with her own unsettling past, he’s forced to confront the ugly truth that life is passing him by. Can he overcome the one obstacle from which his intuition can’t guard him?
Keeping the characters and locations in the script to a minimum is helping to keep costs down. However we will still need funding for the following:
- Secure acting talent - Assembling props and wardrobe for the cast - Secure appropriate locations - Transportation, accommodation & feeding of cast/crew - Gear Rental & Crew- Promotional and marketing costs
The film will be shot using RED cameras
Risks and challenges
Making films is always challenging, whether it's a small indie or a big Hollywood blockbuster. Since my days of wielding a VHS video camera as a kid, to my time in the Valencia Film Program, to my work in the independent film world, I've always met that challenge.
Films made with small budgets like this one most certainly have obstacles to overcome, like trying to find cheap locations to shoot in, to building props, to making sure people get paid for their work. Actors are often times looked at as a good way of saving money by asking them to work for free. This is not the way I intend to work. I may not have a budget to pay actors what they deserve, but I want to make sure they get some payment for their work.
Thank you! Your name will be announced on social media as a supporter of the film with an online THANK YOU! You can follow the progress of the film via Twitter @fred_zara, with on set photos and tweets. And on the blog page of fredzara.com. We can't do this without YOU!
Thank you so much! Same as above, plus you will be among the first to receive exclusive access to a digital download of the film. And you'll receive a digital download package, including a PDF of the screenplay and behind the scenes photos.
Thank you so SO much! Same as above, plus you will have exclusive access for Kickstarter backers ONLY to an Online Diary. Which will give you a behind the scenes look at the movie making process. From auditions, to finding locations, to all the craziness each day on the set. You'll be there!
You are way too cool! All of the above, plus a page from the shooting script that will be signed by the cast and crew during production. And access to a digital download of behind the scenes footage and interviews of the cast and crew.