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INSIDE IRVIN - Dramatic Hitchcockian Stage Play

An intense look into one man's mind... An agoraphobic nightmare that demands more than one viewing.

INSIDE IRVIN - Dramatic Hitchcockian Stage Play

An intense look into one man's mind... An agoraphobic nightmare that demands more than one viewing.

$380
pledged of $40,000pledged of $40,000 goal
7
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, September 8 2012 4:11 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated September 8, 2012

About

GOAL:

We need $40,000 to cover the cost of a THREE WEEK run of "INSIDE IRVIN"  (Nov 2012 or March 2013). This includes theater rental (270 seats, preferably at the Lyceum Space Theater located in San Diego, CA), rehearsal space, 10 actors (5 primaries plus their understudies), one music director, original music, stage manager, technical director, costume, lighting, sound, two story set design, marketing and press. We will be inviting investors, Broadway and Los Angeles producers to this three week run so they can evaluate us for a bigger commitment on their part.  The Writer/Director, and the Producer will take no up-front salary.


THE STORY

“Inside Irvin”, a psychological drama, is a compelling character study into the fragility of the human psyche.  This stage play was originally a film written by Kimberly Seilhamer, who will be adapting this project for the theater.  The film garnered many kudos and we’re confident the stage play will also turn the heads of fans and critics alike.  Here’s what some people have to say about the film:

“**** A creepy and bizarre, complex and multi-layered masterpiece depicting the depth of one man’s mental illness.  Evocative of Hitchcock, Cronenberg, and Lynch.  This is a crafty film, demanding more than one viewing.”  ~ Todd David Schwartz, CBS RADIO

“A real claustrophobic nightmare that will leave you unhinged.”  ~ Roger M. Mayer, SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL


THE SYNOPSIS

A young couple, phobics that fear the outdoors and one of which is mentally ill, struggle to coexist with each other while they attempt to overcome their fears.

Irvin and Ida Walter live each day within the confines of their Los Angeles home.

Ida, who longs for the return of her father, lives in denial of her phobia.  She finds comfort in compulsive catalog shopping as she springs from holiday to holiday in any attempt to make one day different from the next.  Her active imagination breathes life into the world in which they live. She yearns for her idea of a normal existence, a life with the Delivery Man, and keeps her bag packed, ready for the day when Father will return and she will venture outside.

Irvin accepts his limitations, but still suffers from suicidal tendencies.  Thus far, each of Irvin’s attempts to take his own life has failed miserably and he continues to be frustrated by his ineptitude. His schizophrenic personality reincarnates the past, complete with the Mother he yearns for and his seven-year-old self, who eventually becomes a companion.  His tortured existence poses a stark contrast to Ida’s bubbly optimism.  Even as Irvin fills various roles in Ida’s fantasies, he struggles with his own skewed sense of reality.  Although Irvin suffers from his own private delusions, he remains cognizant of Ida’s need to be free. 

She succeeds… and it turns out to be a most memorable day after all – one that changes their lives forever.


THE PLAYERS

Kimberly Seilhamer and Sheila Havens Ryle met in May of 2009 through a mutual friend.  With Kimberly’s background in film and Sheila’s background in theater, the two became fast friends.  When Kimberly decided to produce INSIDE IRVIN, the play, she knew that Sheila was just the right creative partner for the job.  Together, they are working diligently to develop this provocative project to its full potential.  Their goal is to produce a successful show that will find it’s way to Broadway.  The staging of this ambitious three week run in one of San Diego’s prestigious theaters will help Inside Irvin find it’s way to other, larger venues.  This will be the first opportunity for the public and some of Broadway and Los Angeles’ producers to experience the show.

Kimberly directing Tony Todd on the set of the award winning film, JACK THE REAPER.
Kimberly directing Tony Todd on the set of the award winning film, JACK THE REAPER.

Kimberly Seilhamer (Writer, Director, Producer, Lyrics) is an award winning feature screenwriter and director.  Her directorial debut, JACK THE REAPER, took top honors as BEST HORROR / SCIFI film at last years Cannes Independent Film Festival in France.  Kimberly also penned the award winning script.  With three produced feature credits, including INSIDE IRVIN the feature film, under her belt ~ Kimberly looks forward to setting her sights to the stage.  “When I wrote the screenplay for Inside Irvin, I knew it would make a compelling stage play.  I retained the play rights to the project with the stipulation that I couldn’t produce it for 5 years.  I’m excited that I’m finally able to bring this project to fruition in my own right and am confident that fans of the film will also be fans of the play.” 

The feature film found critical acclaim.  Says Todd David Schwartz from CBS Radio of the film, “A creepy and bizarre, complex and multi-layered masterpiece depicting the depth f one man’s mental illness.  Evocative of Hitchcock, Cronenbeg, and Lynch.  This is a crafty film, demanding more than one viewing.”  Another vote of confidence comes from Roger M. Mayer of Sundance Film Festival, “A real claustrophobic nightmare that will leave you unhinged.” 

Kimberly’s experience is not limited to film.  As a former Marine, her “ain’t no mountain high enough” attitude gets things done efficiently.  She also possesses incredible attention to detail which will undoubtedly prove to be an asset when it comes to this production.   Kimberly has brought veteran play producer, SHEILA HAVENS RYLE on board this project to ensure the success of this production. 

Kimberly resides in Temecula, CA.

SHEILA HAVENS RYLE

Sheila Havens Ryle ~ Producer/Assistant Director
Sheila Havens Ryle ~ Producer/Assistant Director

Sheila Havens Ryle is the Founder and Artistic Director of Shakespeare in the Vines, the award winning theatrical company based in Temecula Valley Wine Country, CA. As a director and/or producer of over one hundred plays, she is a dynamo in everything that has to do with the stage. She holds Masters Degree from OccidentalCollege in Los Angeles, Ca.  When not directing, conducting, or producing theatre and concerts, she is an avid community volunteer.  Sheila has served as President of the Temecula Valley Arts Council, Graduate Education Mentor Teacher, and is an Advisor in the Los Angeles Educational Parnership. 


THE AWARDS

Among the pledge rewards are; The SINGLE “CAPTIVE” on  CD, Cast and Crew T-shirt, Inside Irvin Show Tickets, Ida’s perfumes made for the show, Back stage passes, Wrap Party invite, Dinner at Kimberly Seilhamer’s home with Cast and Crew, a signed copy of the play, and THE KEY TO MOTHER’S ROOM.  

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    This unique award is for you generous people who want to support us but don't want diddly squwat in return... you will get something though! Your pledge guarantees our deepest appreciation to you AND a personal email of thanks from the Writer/Director, Kimberly Seilhamer!

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    This award gets you the letter and graphic listed under the $10 pledge, PLUS a CD RECORDING of the play''s provocative single sung by "Ida" to Irvin called CAPTIVE. International backers, please add $17 to help with postage. Thank you sooooooo much!

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    Okay... now we're talking. You get everything listed under the $50 pledge, PLUS the same coveted INSIDE IRVIN SHOW T-SHIRT given to CAST AND CREW members! International backers, please add $20 to help with postage. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

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    You are seriously awesome. Backers that pledge $100 receive everything in the $75 reward category, PLUS This award gets you Ida's CAPTIVE SIGNATURE perfume (designed by the writer/director and made by Amari International). This is the perfume Ida wears on Irvin's birthday (retails for $50). International backers, please add $20 to help with postage. Thank you... :)

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    Thank you for the love! You will get everything under the $100 pledge, PLUS TWO TICKETS TO THE SHOW. See this provocative play how it's meant to be seen... LIVE! International backers, please add $20 to help with postage. Thank you... :)

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    You are awesome! You will get everything under the $150 reward, PLUS the limited edition .5 oz perfume PARADISE, made exclusively for the show by Amari International. It's Ida's daily perfume and not available for retail sale. How cool is that? International backers, please add $20 to help with postage. Thank you... :)

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    Besides receiving everything under the $250 or more category, your name (or company name) will be listed in the show program. PLUS you will receive a FOUR TICKETS TO THE SHOW WITH BACKSTAGE PASSES AND FOUR T-SHIRTS instead of one. International backers please add $28 to help cover postage.

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    Roll out the red carpet because you are special! You will receive everything under the $1,000 pledge EXCEPT YOU WILL HAVE A PRIVATE LUNCH with the writer/director and producer. You'll also receive 8 tickets instead of four (with backstage passes) and an invite to the show's opening night and closing night "cast party(s)". Your name will be announced under special contributors during each show. (Travel to lunch and parties excluded). International Backers please at $30 to help cover the cost of postage.

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    Welcome to dinner! The writer/director, Kimberly Seilhamer will prepare a special dinner for you and a guest where you will be the GUEST OF HONOR at her home for this CAST DINNER. She's a fabulous cook! In addition, you will receive everything under the $2500 reward and a signed copy of the feature film screenplay and Show Poster. (Travel not included). International Backers please add $30 toward postage.

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    We are absolutely speechless. IN ADDITION to everything listed under the $5,000 Reward, you will be awarded THE KEY TO MOTHER'S ROOM & LISTING IN ALL PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS AND ADVERTISEMENTS. (Travel not included). International Backers please add $30 to go toward postage.

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