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HOAGIE tells the story of a single, eventful night in
the city of Philadelphia. It's an anthology that ponders the
questions: who are we and what is the importance of our
everyday lives? We follow five separate stories as they run
their course from dusk til dawn. Throughout the night we meet a slew
of different characters and watch their nights unfold. Each story
focuses on the characters who inhabit the film and the choices they
make. Now rather than going into a long-winded description about the
nuances and plot turns of each story, we'll provide the following
Guff is a young, hip guy who will do whatever it takes to be cool.
Tonight is his first night of drinking and he's headed to a friends
house for his big 21st birthday bash. In his quest to
look cool at all costs, he realizes he has the miraculous ability to
drink an obscene amount of alcohol and show no physical signs of
being drunk. When will this catch up with him and what will be the
Paul and Danny are opposites. Although they are brothers, Danny is
charming and confident while Paul is awkward and timid. When Danny
sets his brother up on a blind date with the beautiful and gregarious
Chrissy, Paul must learn to combat his nerves and curb his
inhibitions or risk losing the perfect girl.
After stealing a car and partaking in a
joyride, a thief picks up a young man, Simon, who is looking for a
taxi cab. Seizing the opportunity, the criminal forces Simon to
accompany him on a mission to rob a local drug lord. Amidst the
crime-spree, they form an unlikely bond.
Richard is everyone you ever knew. He's you,
he's me, he's your best friend and siblings. He can't face the facts
and has a problem dealing with anything the slightest bit serious,
important, or “heavy.” Tonight is a particularly tough night to
face. He must call out of work to meet someone he hasn't seen in
years and, in the midst of this, is harassed by a bunch of punk kids.
Let's hope he gets through what was supposed to be the nicest night
Parker is a young man looking to break free of his sheltered
upbringing. He meets the vulgar and impulsive Andrea on the bank of
the Delaware River, where she's about to kill herself. The opposites
attract and Andrea tags along with Parker, making it her mission to
show him the night of his life. Little does he know that means
joining her on a drug deal and accidentally ingesting acid.
on the stories, characters, and the choices they make will create a
realistic and intimate feel to the film.
stories will be presented in a way that is similar to Magnolia and
Paris, Je T'Aime. The five stories
all occur over the course of one night. However, the characters and
events never overlap or connect. Instead, we will weave in and out of
them on a linear timeline. Each time we cut between the stories, an
on-screen time-stamp will appear to advance the evening and events.
We did this to express the diversity of city life rather than the
“small world” that other anthologies choose to present.
And much like Paris, Je T'Aime, each story in our movie will be
written and directed by a different person.
five writer/directors are part of the Philadelphia-based production
company known as Pennsylvania People. We are a group of DIY
filmmakers that have been working together for the past five years.
Making movies is our dream. It's what each of us want to do for a
living to some extent or another. Some of us are writers, some
directors, sound men, editors, actors, producers, etc. This project
is the culmination of all the work we've done together over the
this campaign is successful and we're able to make the movie as
professionally as we strive to, it could change our lives forever.
After several years of honing our
filmmaking skills through experimentation and short films, we are now
confident enough to take this important step. This project has the
potential to determine our entire future. It can define who
we are and what we're capable of. It is a means to establish
ourselves and claim control of our lives and the paths they're headed
this is where you lovely people come in...
do this movie correctly and as professionally as we can, we're
looking to raise $5,000. We want to treat this project with as much
love and respect as we can. The finished film should be a reflection
of our hard work, talents, and dedication. Now while we have some
equipment already (we're shooting on the Canon 550D/T2i &
recording sound to the Tascam DR-100), there are still a number of
pieces to this puzzle we're going to need. The list goes as follows:
is the most important piece of the puzzle. We need people who can
deliver our material with the skill that will elevate our film to a
higher level. We have some actors in place, but this is five stories
in one and thus, a lot of characters.
Equipment – We're
shooting predominantly outside and entirely at night. Therefore, we
need fast lenses to capture as much light as we can, along with
portable LED lights that don't rely on noisy generators.
Furthermore, we need high-quality mics that will deal with the
noisy nature of a city. These can get quite pricey.
The little things make all the difference. Some key scenes are going
to require permits and licenses, which are beyond costly. Then
there's costumes, locations, set design, and all the fun little
details in every scene that make the final product look professional
and aesthetically interesting.
If we are able to raise
the money we're seeking, it will legitimize our work and provide us
with more opportunities to do what we truly love in life: make
movies. We look forward to your support and donations. Spread the
word and check back for frequent updates as we move along in the