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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