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1st: Watch Part-1 "Make Like a Dog"

2nd: Help Make Part-2 "A Tribulation!"

Look. I love film. I love marriage. However, I usually don't love marriage in films. Usually if a film is about a marriage, its depressing. Then someone gets murdered. Or worse.

I have finished the first film in the series: Make Like a Dog. Now I need help making the rest. The plan is to make 5 more shorts with the same actors playing different couples, in different decades, dealing with different socio-political issues within their marriages.  

And hey! - I am not talking about films about people getting married. I am talking about films about marriage. After the honeymoon. In the thick of it. But I am not bagging on other films... Eyes Wide Shut is one of my favorite films of all time and who doesn't love Gone Girl? Blue Valentine? But when thinking about my making my first film I knew that it had to be about marriage and that it had to be funny. And dramatic. Similar to Togetherness or Raising Arizona. Because that is how my marriage is: it's everything all at once. I mean, who really wants to sit down for hours and face the infinitely complex and intricate nature of marriage without at least laughing a little bit? Am I right?

So help us make the next one: A Tribulation! Set in 2024 about a couple of doomsday preppers who completely disagree about how the world will end but completely agree that sh*t is definitely gonna hit the fan.

 

Our goal is $20,000 but don’t stop there! We want to make all 5 parts of this series! And hey, who knows maybe even more. That all depends on you. Got an idea for a interesting time period with a impactful social-political issue? Become a Creative Collaborator and lets write it together! For now, here is a idea of where we are headed.

 

 

 Make Like a Dog TRAILER 

Just in case you missed it:

Autographed PHOTO 

Photo by William Mathieu
Photo by William Mathieu

 LJ's Hoodie // PRISON BREAK

LJ's First Hoodie.
LJ's First Hoodie.

LJ's Vintage Belt

 

 

Risks and challenges

Risks:
Fluctuating timelines based on unpredictable production schedule.
Everyone becoming way too famous and busy to finish this series and Marshall is left without a cast or crew and ends up making a puppet show called Marriage. (In Socks)

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    OK. This is big for me. This is literally the first wardrobe item bought for LJ that I hand picked out of the Diesel store in Chicago. I LOVE THIS so I truly hope it finds a great home. I have worn it personally for years so yeah - its worn in. In fact I even wore it to the Tribeca Premiere of The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle (yes you should watch that film) so yeah it means a lot. PLUS its DIESEL. Might even sew a commemorative patch on the inside so you can prove to your friends it's real. (photos in campaign - fyi the hoodie is just black on the outside over coats and wind breakers not included - production removed patched over left breast after that press photo before shooting pilot episode)

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