About this project
THE LAST FALL
I’m Matthew A. Cherry, the writer/director of The Last Fall. This is my first feature film and it is an OFFICIAL SELECTION OF 2012 SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST FILM FESTIVAL (SXSW). SXSW is among the top film festivals in the world and we are beyond honored to world premiere our film at this prestigious festival.
As a lot of you know filmmaking is the ultimate collaborative effort and hundreds of people worked on this project to make this dream of mine a reality and to everyone that worked on the project and will work on it in the future I am truly thankful.
I am coming to you guys today humbly asking for help. We are almost to the finish line but are not quite there yet and I need your support. As a lot of you know the film industry is a very expensive business to be in and we need some additional funding in order to complete the film and to get my cast and crew down to Austin Texas for the premiere. Asking for money is one of the last things that I want to do but it is something that I have to do in order for us to be able to maximize our opportunity down at SXSW.
Here is a link our teaser trailer...
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
For those of you that are not familiar with me or my film, I am a former NFL player and my film is about the difficulties that many professional athletes face when trying to transition to a life beyond the game. A lot of people assume that all professional atheltes are millionaries and the harsh reality is that a majority are not and actually struggle once they find themselves in retirement. This is a side of the game that has never been captured before in a narrative feature and we are so excited to finally be able to show the world what it is we have been working on. We have an amazing cast that includes Lance Gross, Nicole Beharie, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Obba Babatubnde', Michael Moss, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Sinorice Moss, Harry Lennix and Keith David.
HELP US FINISH THE MOVIE...
Specifically when I say that we need help finishing the movie, these are some of things that I mean.
- HD Masters & Dubs: We have to provide a final master and dub for the festival so that they can screen the film at the festival..
- Marketing, Publicity, Street Team & Final Poster Design: once we get to the festival, we have to ensure that the film gets its fair share of media coverage and fanbase interest.
- Original Score & Music:We have to pay our composer to finish the original score and we have to pay to license the music that we plan on using in the final film.
In exchange for your in kind donations to our cause we are providing some amazing gifts in return. They range from some of the promotional materials that we are going to use to promote the film down at the festival (key chains, stickers, post cards, etc.) up to actually credits in our final film. The full list of the incentives are to the right of this menu.
Those of you that follow me know that I am very open with my process and I really want you guys to feel just as much as our movie as we all do. I cannot thank each and every one of you enough for your kind words and support over the years. I appreciate you taking the time to check us out and please donate if you can.
All The Best,
Matthew A. Cherry.
Lance Gross // Kyle Bishop
Nicole Beharie // Faith Davis
Vanessa Bell Calloway // Marie Bishop
Harry Lennix // Ron Davis
Keith David // Sydney Bishop
Rell Lee // Darrin Dewitt Henson
Larry Armstrong // Obba Babatunde'
Marcus Sparks // Michael Moss
Von Davis // Sayeed Shahidi
Drew Irving // Sinorice Moss
Agent Vincent // Brandon Anderson
Christine Bishop // Yaani King
Trisha Mann // Beverly Davis
Ellis Williams // Mr. Edwards
Sam Scarber // Coach Green
Britt Loren // Stacy
Portia Jenkins // Diana
Sabrina Sky // Amanda
Rayan Lawrence // The Turk
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Matthew A. Cherry
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Ellis Hobbs, Monique Hobbs, Matthew A. Cherry, Lance Gross
PRODUCED BY: Nikki Love, Scott Hebert
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Dawn "Lucky" Manning
CASTING BY: Michelle D. Adams
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Richard Vialet
EDITOR(S): Michael Norville, Matthew A Cherry
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Gustaf Aspergen
COSTUME DESIGNER: Neiman Tate, Paige Michelle
1ST AD: Chandra ALexander
2ND AD: Tyler Stratton
2ND 2ND AD: Danielle Clark
KEY MAKE UP: Starrlynn Burden
KEY HAIR STYLIST: Anthony Cherry, Monda Scott
SOUND MIXER: Kirk D. Dwyer
COLOR CORRECTION: Eric McClain
SOUND DESIGN: Shyam Sundar