About this project
Thank you everyone for supporting INTRAMURAL and helping us reach our goal! It has been an AMAZING journey for us all, and the whole cast and crew is excited to show the world our epic sports comedy. As we start wrapping production, we remember the people who have kept us running... friends, family, and those who have just started to follow along. Thank you for joining our team and helping us make INTRAMURAL everything it can be.
In the next 43 hours, we'll be working to expand the INTRAMURAL family - the team that will help take us to the theaters and make this one for the books. Any donations above and beyond our goal will go towards music licensing/composition, fun marketing events, and more hilarious content released before the premiere of the show. We will continue to post fun BACKERS ONLY behind the scenes videos, stories, and other updates, so keep telling your friends to JOIN THE TEAM!
From The Filmmakers Who Brought You
comes a feature length comedy called INTRAMURAL starring Jake Lacy (THE OFFICE), Beck Bennett (AT&T spokesman), Nick Rutherford (Good Neighbor comedy group), DC Pierson (Derrick Comedy), Michael Hogan (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) and folks from TWILIGHT, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, and many other great shows. Intramural is written by Bradley Jackson, directed by Andrew Disney, and produced by Russell Groves, Andrew Lee, David Ward, Red Sanders, and Tucker Moore.
A hilarious sendup of inspirational sports movies replete with epic training montages, over the top motivational speeches and bone crunching tackles, “Intramural” tells an epic tale of a group of 5th year seniors who form an intramural football team in their final year of college before being forced out into the real world. “Intramural” is the GLORIOUS love child of cult classics such as “Wet Hot American Summer” and “Dodgeball”. It is the first ever movie about intramural sports.
We’re calling it: The epic sports movie... for the guys who don’t deserve one.
You know your friends who take sports way too seriously? They watch all the pro games and play relentlessly in the nearby park reliving their glory days in high school sports, pretending to be Rocky while quoting Remember the Titans. If you don't know that person, it means you are that person, which means this movie is for you.
Stay tuned for updates because we'll be announcing our cast very soon.
We’re going to be shooting some incredible football scenes of your not-so-athletic heroes as they battle it out on the field with the variety of characters that sign up for intramural football. We’re shooting it in the style of Any Given Sunday, Friday Night Lights, and Rudy, and we have the crew to make it happen (see FAQ below). We’re looking for the perfect equipment to help us achieve the look we need to pull it off.
Here are the toys:
This camera is THE camera for slow motion photography. With all the face crushing, slide tackles, mud splashing, and rain falling, the Phantom will be the perfect camera to capture the action.
It’s not the sun. It’s not the moon. But, it’s the next best thing: huge film lights that will illuminate all our overnight football scenes. Shooting at night is the smarter strategy for outdoor shoots in Texas summers, but lighting a huge field with dozens of players is a challenge. The more lights we can afford, the quicker we can shoot and the more time we can get awesome, epic footage.
Every great 80's sports movie has an epic theme song! What's Karate Kid without "You're the Best Around" or Rocky III without "Eye of the Tiger"? Well INTRAMURAL will be no different. We want to commission a band or musician similar to Peter Cetera, Europe, Survivor or Journey to write and record our classic Intramural rock anthem. If we raise enough we might even hire one of those bands to do it for us!
The remaining portion of the funds will go to marketing the movie.
“But why marketing? That’s so unglamorous and intangible.”
The reason why we need help in this area is to help level the playing field when we bring the project to distributors and get the film out to theaters. It is crucial to have a robust marketing budget to rise above all the noise in today’s crowded indie movie market. Marketing monies will go into poster designs, editing trailers, setting up fun contests with more giveaways.
To be honest - we believe we have the script, the director, the cast and the crew to make a movie just as funny as the best big budget Hollywood comedies... but where we can’t compete is the marketing budget. Most Hollywood movies have a minimum of 25 million dollars to market their movies. We’re most likely dealing with a fraction of a fraction of that -- but with your help -- we can even the playing field and get our movie in front of the most number of people.
Some of you just found out about us and are interested in getting involved with a kickass movie. Welcome to our club! Some of you have followed and supported us throughout the years, and we thank you. Your contributions have opened doors and helped make us who we are today. INTRAMURAL is the culmination of all the blood, sweat, and tears of the past few years, and this Kickstarter will help us push it over the top. Please help us make this movie the best it can be, and you can tell your friends that you were part of the team that made that movie with that star. It’s going to be epic.
Risks and challenges
While production is not an easy monster to tackle, we have a super strong team of crew that can take us to the end (see FAQs for crew bios). Our biggest obstacle is rising above the indie film noise and get our audience excited about INTRAMURAL. Our goal is to get the word out about the movie through our aggressive marketing tactics and internet savvy. We're going to make it fun, and everyone will want to tell their friends about INTRAMURAL.
How will we do it? We will employ a number of marketing tactics that we've developed through our previous films (https://www.facebook.com/The.Spirit.Molecule) and through our online videos (http://www.youtube.com/watch…). We've also kept a close eye on several successfully marketed and financially successful indie films to help add to our arsenal of strategies. We will also innovate new ways to reach our potential fans. Throughout the process, we hope to blog our experiences of what worked and what didn't. Hopefully, we'll level the playing field a little more against the tentpole movies, and you'll enjoy following along our journey.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
DIRECTOR - ANDREW DISNEY
At age 18, Andrew Disney exhibited a short film at the Los Angeles International Film Festival and studied abroad at the famous Cinecetta Studios in Rome, Italy. He studied film production at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, receiving BFA in Film Production in 2007. At the end of 2007, Andrew completed his award-winning short film “Frank’s Last Shot,” which debuted at the Lone Star International Film Festival and played in festivals across the country. In 2012, Mr. Disney wrote and directed his first feature film, Searching for Sonny, starring Minka Kelly, Jason Dohring, and Masi Oka. After playing thirty festivals and accumulating fifteen awards including eight "Best of Fests" and two "Audience Choice" awards, Searching for Sonny was released in August 2012. He resides in Austin, TX.
WRITER - BRADLEY JACKSON
Writer/director, Bradley Jackson’s most recent film “The Man Who Never Cried” has won numerous awards including the Audience Award and $100,000 grand prize at the Doorpost Film Project. Recently, his screenplay Mr. Lively (which he co-wrote with veteran filmmaker Dan Ireland) currently has a few well-known Hollywood actors agreed to star and Raffaella de Laurentiis (Conan the Barbarian, Backdraft) agreed to produce. Most recently, Bradley was hired by Amazon Studios, an Amazon.com affiliate, to re-write their high school road trip comedy “I Think My Facebook Friend is Dead.” Mr. Jackson is currently managed by Hollywood talent firm Principato-Young Entertainment. He received a B.S. in Communications from the University of Texas in Austin in 2007. He resides in Austin, Texas.
CINEMATOGRAPHER - JEFFREY WALDRON
Jeffrey Waldron earned a B.A. from the University of Southern California’s Cinema-Television Production program and an M.F.A. in Cinematography from the American Film Institute (AFI) Conservatory in 2006. He received two Best Cinematography awards at international festivals for his AFI thesis film. He then pursued the freelance world, shooting features, short films, commercials, music videos and documentaries. His feature film works include The Dynamiter, an official selection of both the Berlin and Los Angeles Film Festivals, lauded by critics as “beautifully lensed” (LA WEEKLY) and “well-shot, a beautiful work of cinema," (GIANT ROBOT), and Searching for Sonny, starring Minka Kelly, Jason Dohring and Masi Oka. In 2012, Mr. Waldron earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Cinematography for his work on The Dynamiter. He resides in Los Angeles.
CASTING DIRECTOR - NANCY NAYOR
Nancy Nayor grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and graduated from Wellesley College. She began her casting career off-Broadway at Manhattan Theater Club in New York, then moved to Los Angeles where she worked as Senior Vice President of Feature Film Casting for Universal Studios. There she enjoyed overseeing casting for Universal’s slate of films for Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Ron Howard, Oliver Stone, John Hughes and more. She spent 14 years at Universal and then opened her own freelance casting company in 1997 and has since cast such films as Road Trip, The Whole Nine Yards, The Grudge, Exorcism of Emily Rose, When A Stranger Calls, Nim’s Island with Jodie Foster, as well as Wes Craven’s Scream 4. She continues to cast studio and independent films as well as TV pilots and commercials. She also teaches audition workshops and coaches actors privately.
PRODUCER - RUSSELL WAYNE GROVES
Russell Groves attended the University of Texas at Austin studying civil engineering and radio, television and film. He was employed by Rodman Companies, a civil engineering firm from 2004 to 2008, securing and managing over $250 million in civil construction projects. In 2007, his interest in film led him to begin “moonlighting” as a film producer. Following some success with multiple short films (including winning a $110,000 prize with the short film “The Man Who Never Cried”). In 2012, his first feature film 420 Austin High secured digital distribution. Mr. Groves recently produced a feature-length documentary titled Lord Montagu which privately premiered in London before the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in front of well-known industry professionals and a member of the British Royal Family. He lives in Austin, Texas.
PRODUCER - ANDREW LEE
Andrew Lee began his career as a TV commercial producer, and has overseen regional and national commercial productions for a variety of clients including Proctor & Gamble, Dell, Sears, Las Vegas tourism and more, bringing in millions in revenue. Since then, he produced award winning short films including “Chicken vs Penguin” (2010 Nikon Festival $100,000 grand prize winner), “Table 7” (official selection of 15 film fests), “The Man Who Never Cried” (2010 Doorpost Film Project $110,000 grand prize winner) and many more. His independently produced feature documentary, DMT: The Spirit Molecule has a fan base of over 220,000 Facebook fans and had a Video On Demand release by Gravitas Ventures/Warner Bros Digital in October 2011. DMT: The Spirit Molecule is currently distributing royalty checks to its investors. Mr. Lee received a B.S. in Communications from the University of Texas in 2006.
PRODUCER - DAVID JAMES WARD
David Ward is a writer, director and producer living in Austin, TX. His videos have been featured on G4’s Attack of the Show, NFL.com, Sports Illustrated, Gizmodo, LA Times, Huffington Post, CBS This Morning, Reddit, and Yahoo! news. His spec commercial “Make Your Own Doritos” had 1 million views in 2 days upon its release, and currently sits at over 3.5 million views. His recent work has been selected for several festivals including LA Comedy Shorts, Boulder International, Iron Mule, and Austin Film Festival. Mr. Ward is one of the driving forces behind HUMORdy.com, a multi-platform outlet for a collection of comedic creators, and collectively his videos have received over 8 million views online. Mr. Ward received a B.S. in Communications from Ball State University in 2005.
PRODUCER - RED SANDERS
Red Sanders started his first successful entertainment company at the ripe age of 12. Since then, he has combined his entrepreneurial spirit, media expertise, and love of visual storytelling to create one of the premier media companies in DFW. Red graduated from Texas Christian University in 2004 where he majored in Radio, Television and Film, and studied in the Neeley Entrepreneurship Program. His first documentary film, Regeneration, landed an Emmy for Outstanding Student Achievement. His first feature film, Karma Police, was invited to premiere at the AFI Dallas Film Festival. His next feature film, Searching for Sonny (starring Jason Dohring, Minka Kelly, Michael Hogan, and Masi Oka), won 14 best picture awards at festivals before being released nationwide in 2012 and is now available on iTunes and Amazon.
PRODUCER - TUCKER MOORE
Tucker Moore, a native of Ft. Worth, Texas, is an energetic young film producer with a passion for all things creative. Along with his younger brothers, Tucker began making films at an early age to entertain and amuse his friends and family, later pursuing Radio/Television/Film studies in Austin at the University of Texas. While still attending school, Moore's passion for the entertainment industry led him to form Raindance Entertainment, LP which brought him to Santa Monica-based ARC Entertainment and Kickstart Productions, where he now works in development, production & distribution, both for live-action feature films and animated projects. With ARC and Kickstart, Moore became involved with three separate projects in 2012: Bounty Killer, Space Warriors, and Sweetwater. Moore’s previous experience includes serving as a production assistant for The Jimmy Kimmel Live Show and ABC's General Hospital, as well as providing script coverage for Automatik, a production partner of IMGlobal. Moore has also played an integral role in the development and launch of the budding music career of his brother Hudson, a rising young singer/songwriter on the Texas county-rock music scene. Hudson’s latest single "Fireworks" recently hit #1 on the Texas Music Chart. Moore currently has a wide variety of projects in various stages of development. He resides in Los Angeles.
We’re shooting in July and August 2013. Unfortunately, we cannot push the shoot any later because several of our actors have TV or movie projects soon after we wrap.
If the movie is being made right now, then how can y'all utilize the Kickstarter money for production?
It's all about cash-flow. If we know that we will get enough Kickstarter funds to get our toys, then we'll dip into our post production funds to pay for what we need for production. The Kickstarter funds will fill back in the post production budget.
This will be up to our distributor, but we anticipate releasing the movie during the 2014 football season.
We will message you and schedule in a time for you to visit set in August. We will try to give you as much time to plan ahead, but because we’re in such a tight time frame, we have to do with what we got.
Once we release the movie digitally (iTunes, Amazon, etc.), we’ll have a platform to distribute our movie to our donors. We’ll provide you a code to download the movie for free. If we did it anytime before, we would scare off movie distributors who insist on having the “first run” of movies before DVDs and digital download/rental.
We will send out more details as we get closer to the releasing the film, but the after party will happen right after the premiere. Both the premiere and after party will be held in Austin, TX. Donors will have to provide their own travel and accommodations, but we'll definitely make it up in fun, swag, and a killer movie.
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