About this project
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?
Fred Zara has been making films and videos for most of his life. The Trenton, New Jersey native has had his work screened at festivals all across the country for over a decade.
His 2009 personal documentary Average Community premiered in New York City's famed CMJ Film and Music Festival and took home the audience award.
Video Update - Aug 18th
Patrick Gallo "Roger"
Janie Michele Simms "Rachel"
Marty Stonerock "Avalon"
7 Lives of Chance
The Ah of Life
The Donut, the Balloon and the Lifesaver
The film will shoot in early 2014, and be ready to premiere by late summer of the same year.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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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!Estimated delivery:
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.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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!
**Only Kickstarter backers can join in on this!**Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Wow, you rock! All of the above, plus an early DVD screener of the film. And your name will appear in the Special Thanks section of the end credits.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
We are humbled. You will receive all of the above, plus a limited addition 11x17 signed poster and a T-shirt.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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Come join us - All of the above, plus you will be invited to spend time on set to watch production or to be an extra.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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Same as above, plus name a character! Name a character after your Mom, your Dad, or even yourself. You give us a few names to choose from and we will fit one of them with a character in the film.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Associate Producer - All of the above plus, your credit of ASSOCIATE PRODUCER will appear in the credits of the film and on the IMDB page.
You will also receive an invitation for 2 to attend the first public screening of the film with the cast and crew to be held in Orlando (airfare and hotel not included).Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Executive Producer - All of the above, plus an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit in the film, which will appear before and after the film in the credits and on the IMDB page.
You will also receive an invitation for up to 5 people to attend the first public screening of the film with the cast and crew to be held in Orlando, FL (airfare and hotel not included).Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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