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Practice Makes Perfect

Paul is an English teacher and wannabe stand up comedian who jeopardizes his job when his classroom becomes a test audience for jokes.

Practice Makes Perfect

Paul is an English teacher and wannabe stand up comedian who jeopardizes his job when his classroom becomes a test audience for jokes.

$5,700
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, August 19 2014 3:58 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 19, 2014

About

Practice Makes Perfect (2015) [click to visit IMDB page]

Paul Brokovich (Michael Malkiewicz) is an english teacher by day and a stand up comedian by night. Unfortunately Paul’s interest in becoming a recognized comic greatly outweighs his desire to educate the struggling students of his summer school class at Parkins' Regional High. His indecisiveness to stick to one career path leads Paul to no longer view his classroom as a place of learning, but a crowd to test potential stage material. As a result, Paul’s job as a teacher falls into jeopardy and it’s up to him to pick up the pieces before facing unemployment and isolation from his family and friends. Practice Makes Perfect also stars Jayme Karales, Alex Hand, Ken Dereste Dorcely, Levar Burton, and Jack Viera as the voice of radio personality Billy Beantown.

Practice Makes Perfect is based on the upcoming ThatLitPress novella of the same name, written by Jayme Karales--the film's screenwriter and director. Karales' first novel Disorderly was published in 2013 by Before Sunrise Press and his second novel Clever Animals will be released later this year. 

Karales, along with Executive Producer Joel Amat Güell, formed UnHollywood Films--a two man production company for independent cinema. Practice Makes Perfect will be the first film released under the UnHollywood banner.  

Michael Malkiewicz is a stand up comedian and podcast personality from Atlantic City, New Jersey. Practice Makes Perfect marks his feature film debut. 

Michael Malkiewicz stars as Paul
Michael Malkiewicz stars as Paul

Paul Brokovich is a struggling stand up comic and the Parkins' Regional High School summer school teacher for English. Having panicked on a career choice in his early college days, Paul fell back on English as a major and--with the help of his friend Max--managed to land a gig teaching at the local high school. Paul's style of humor is very off color and inappropriate, which, as you can imagine, does not necessarily meld with his 'teacher' image. 

Jayme Karales stars as Max
Jayme Karales stars as Max

Jayme Karales is a writer, director, actor, podcaster, and the editor-in-chief of ThatLitSite.com. His first novel Disorderly was published in 2013 by Before Sunrise Press. He previously voiced the character of Dolan Duck in the online animated series Gooby Pls. Practice Makes Perfect is his directorial debut. 

Max Hutchinson is the long-time best friend of Paul and is the Parkins' Regional High School history teacher. Unlike Paul, Max is grounded and has found his place in the world being a fiancé and podcast host. However that doesn't mean he's interested in helping his friend mature. 

Alex Hand stars as Marbo
Alex Hand stars as Marbo

Alex Hand is an actor and film producer from Scullville, New Jersey. He has acted in a number of independent projects and has often been compared to the likes of James Franco and James Dean.

Wesley Marbo is the bohemian, Blu-smoking antagonist of the film. Marbo has no sense of humor and moreover, no tolerance for Paul's. 

Kenney Dorcely stars as Bishop
Kenney Dorcely stars as Bishop

 Ken Dereste Dorcely is an actor and poet from Boston, Massachusetts. He has starred in a number of short films including Vice Presents - 'Marvin: The Corn Man' (2014), Killcount (2012), and the online animated series Gooby Pls as the titular character Gooby.

Janitor Bishop is a very questionable human being. I'll leave it at that.

The film also stars Levar Burton as Principal Healy, Jack Viera as the hacky radio personality Billy Beantown, Alexander Lynch as Mr. Reddigan, Julian Kosova as Arnold, and many other talented actors and actresses. 

Only one month ago the cast and crew met and shot a significant portion of the movie, which was funded out of pocket by the crew. However due to budget and time restrictions we didn't complete filming in its entirety and had to miss out on shooting a number of crucial scenes. We thought it would be better to resume filming when we could put forth the proper funds to shoot the scenes, rather than rush and cheapen what was left and have the film come out half-baked. Unfortunately, without this Kickstarter, that may take a very long time. So we're looking to the public to help fund these crucial portions of the film and the movie's post-production.

With your help we'll be able to finance the following:

  • location rentals (booking a school for multiple days of filming does not come cheap--nor do bars or cafes)
  • production insurance
  • props and set decoration
  • lighting equipment rental
  • sound, and audio mastering
  • transportation to Boston, MA., Atlantic City, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA. (the filming locations)
  • post production
  • DVDs, Blu-Rays, and other rewards
  • and more

Funding Practice Makes Perfect not only means helping a movie meet its completion, but jumpstarting UnHollywood Films and its future as a leading provider of independent film. 

Risks and challenges

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