Ok... What is this all about?
In a rural lakeside community off the Appalachian Trail, tragedy strikes one family when Dave, an exterminator, drowns while swimming with his son. He leaves behind his wife, June, an unemployable mother of two. His daughter Dani finds work at a wallpaper factory in town and young Remy attempts to fill the roll of "man of the house". But it all hinges on June to keep her family in sync, while constantly being reminded of the threat that it could all fall apart.
We hope to utilize Kickstarter to alleviate the production costs of making Bug People, as well as connect film lovers and makers in different areas of the world who are vital to seeing works of this kind become a reality. A short film is an ideal way for new filmmakers to sharpen their skills and craft without "breaking the bank". In a few short months this film project will be completed and ready to make a world premiere at a film festival, in a local screening, or streaming on your computer.
But I'm still confused. How did this all begin and what makes this project special?
It all started with a sweet little poem by co-story writer Allison Becker titled “Beetle.” Her poem sheds light on a teenager's memory of her exterminator grandfather and the challanges of growing up. The poem is awesome... and one thing lead to another.
With Bug People we hope to open a window to a tiny world with character types, places and visuals rarely seen on film. Over the last few months, we have worked diligently to secure some exciting production elements such as synchronized water skiers (the Award Winning Lake Mohawk Ski Hawks) and a functioning wallpaper factory. We need your help to give our film the final push it needs as we approach principal photography. But it all starts here...
And... What the heck are bug people?
Some folks are dog people, some are cat people, but when Dad's an exterminator... you're a... well you get it.
- Jordan Fein Writer and Director
- Carlos Valdivia Producer
- Hunter Baker Director of Photography and Producer
- Cyrus Toulabi Producer and Assistant Director
- Adrienne Stern Casting Director
- Ari Alizio Production Designer
- Allison Becker Co-story Writer and Costume Designer
and many more...
All of the work ahead, fiscally, physically and emotionally, is only possible because of people like you. This project will give our cast and crew the opportunity to showcase their talents while expanding our audience.
Help start the conversation with hashtag #bugpeoplefilm and by sharing our project with your friends and family.
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