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This project was successfully funded on June 30, 2011.

A walking paradox. A living breathing contradiction. This man is a priest. They call him Priest.

Gregg de Domenico
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At its core, our film project Hip Priest is a visceral and emotional exploration of the duality of man and the place for God in a sometimes dismal world. Our character, Priest, is a honest and enigmatic man, living by a personal code based in compassion and enlightment. He smokes, he drinks, he puts one foot in front of the other, everyday, day in and day out. The film will follow Priest, for a day in his life, in the neighborhood of East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where he glides along with a street handshake and dreams to hold tight. 

Originally inspired by the above photo, taken by photographer Paul McDonough in NYC circa 1968-1972, the film is set in present day Brooklyn. It will be filmed in black and white in a 2.40 aspect ratio with an ARRI Alexa camera, a Phantom high speed camera, steadicam, dolly, and Zeiss Master Primes. 

CAST AND CREW CREDITS...........(ONLY TOP SHELF ON THIS ONE) 

Gregg de Domenico, DIRECTOR/ PRODUCER/ CO-WRITER

Gregg is a New York based director and DP.  As a former Local 600/ICG camera assistant and operator, he has worked on over three hundred commercials, 100 music videos and multiple feature length films.  His feature film credits include "SPIDERMAN 3", "JUNEBUG", "NEIL YOUNG: HEART OF GOLD", "DAVE CHAPELLE'S BLOCK PARTY", "CEREMONY", "LITTLE CHILDREN", and "CHE".  His directing and DP credits include work in documentaries, live music performances, EPKs, commercial web campaigns, and music videos. He has shot 2 feature documentaries slated for release in 2012, "GAGETOWN" and "MADE IN JAPAN". 

"HIP PRIEST" is his narrative directorial debut and he's damn thrilled to be alive. He thanks all of you from the bottom of his heart. 

Ryan Connolly, PRODUCER/ CO-WRITER/ SET PHOTOGRAPHER

Born and raised on the mean streets of Pittsburgh, Ryan is the founder of www.tapwatr.com and the pioneer of VisuaLiving. He can be found somewhere between Montana and Manhattan on a tireless quest to capture and document the essence of the nano seconds of life. Follow his journey at www.tapwatr.com, on Twitter @Tapwatr and look for Tapwatr -- VisuaLiving on Facebook.

Gerard, "Priest", LEAD ACTOR

Gerard is the operations manager at world famous night club/music venue WEBSTER HALL NYC.

Jillian Stricker, PRODUCER

Jilly is presently an on-staff producer at Mr. Thick Films and Act Zero Films in New York City. http://www.actzerofilms.com/

She has been in freelance film and commercial production since 2006 and has extensive production experience on over fifty commercials and ten feature and short films.  She has also been a location manager on numerous projects, including Michael Imperioli's directorial debut, "THE HUNGRY GHOSTS". She is also currently producing "GAGETOWN", a documentary about the victims of a herbicide spray program on a military base in Eastern Canada. 

Jillian de Domenico, ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Andrew Voegeli, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/ STEADICAM OPERATOR

Andrew is currently the "A" camera operator on AMC's "BREAKING BAD". His numerous credits include AMC's "RUBICON", and FOX's "RUNNING WILDE" and "FRINGE". 

Stephen Wilfong, SET PHOTOGRAPHER 

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Fabio Iadeluca, CO-DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

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Christopher Raymond, CO-DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

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Gerald Zecker, Jr., EDITOR

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Gerard is currently working as a freelance editor at Humble.tv

Andrea Papazoglou, POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

Andrea is currently the Senior Producer/Post Producer at Humble.tv.

Jim Muscarella, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Jim is a producer and founder/director of The Royal Flush Film and Music Festival in NYC, http://www.royalflushfestival.com

FAQ

  • I believe the donations will be electronically collected, once if we reach our 10,000$ goal, by June 2, the day after our deadline. We only receive our funding if we reach our goal. If we are under the limit, the production gets nothing.

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  • Our preliminary budget stands at 15,300$ but that number could increase slightly. Our goal is actually to raise that full amount. We used the 10,000$ goal so we would be more confident about reaching an attainable goal.

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    An Executive Producer credit, multiple limited edition poster art prints for the film, (5) limited edition Hip Priest t-shirts for you and your friends, an VIP invitation to the party/live music show that will be filmed for the movie and sponsored by an yet-to-be-determined alcohol beverage company, and a VIP invitation to a private NYC screening of the film.

Funding period

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