We hope that those of you WHO ARE and WHO WILL become members of team #RAGGITYANNS actively participate in BOTH projects by working as a part of the production team, as extras, viewing footage and providing feedback, etc. We want all of you to play an active role in both productions!
YOU CAN PLEDGE AS LITTLE AS $1.00. Remember, you are only making a pledge, which means that the funds will not be deducted from your account until OCTOBER 9, 2014.
The plan was to shoot a test scene within three to four hours. I mean, who could sit in a bathtub longer than that? Well, that’s exactly what Crystal Michelle did. Twenty-one hours later, with a crew of two, one headstrong actress, a bathtub with a broken drain, three trips to the mall for clothing and accessories, another to the convenience store for extra props and candy bars, and an overheated camera, we filmed the SHORT TEASER.
Despite the obstacles, the making of the teaser was an incredible and rewarding experience! With a limited budget, our small team captured this riveting performance, and with your donations and support, we can offer to audiences a unique, compelling short film that introduces more of the complexities involved in the script.
The incredible cast of the Raggity Anns SHORT FILM includes:
Crystal Michelle has been performing for the last seven years. Her resume includes six stage plays, with her most dynamic performance being that of the character “Minnie” in the stage play "Flyin' West." She studied theatre in college and as you can see by her portrayal of Fran in the short teaser, she is poised to become one of the most provocative dramatic actresses of her generation.
Samuel James has been a successful actor for many years and is a regular on television programs such as Discovery's FBI Files, New Detectives and National Geographic's Interpol Investigates. He is in high demand as a model and has appeared in such magazines as Essence and Ebony and has been the commercial face for many well known corporations, including Comcast / Xfinity. Sam is also an inventor of the highly sought after “Tstone Razor Bump Master” and a gifted musician. He is looking forward to his role as Kirk, a role that will allow him to delve into a “darker” side of acting.
Once said to be graced with the beauty and talent of Diana Ross, Letha Taylor is a force to be reckoned with. From her role as an actor / dancer in the famed movie Stomping at the Savoy to her many appearances in movies such as Sleeping with the Enemy and Betsy’s Wedding, she has built a vast entertainment resume. Letha has also been featured in several commercials for major corporations including Seimens and Food Lion and has modeled in numerous fashion shows and on the runway. Letha continues to study the craft of acting and can’t wait to delve into the complex and challenging role of Destiny.
Willie Millonare, a talented member of the HIP-POP Atlanta group “Mystyc Family,” is a naturally gifted actor. He has appeared in several music videos and captivates audiences on stage with his superb singing talent, provocative rap skills, and upbeat stage presence. The role of Jake is quite personal to him as he has experienced the ups and downs of relationships. He will use his experiences to bring a stark reality to the character.
Michelle Smith is a native New Yorker who has studied acting at the famed Alliance Theatre and the Actor’s Breakthrough Studio in Atlanta. She worked as a comedic actress in the hit stage play “The Mike Bend Show” and has played supporting roles in several movies and short films, including The Little Things and The Wedding Wrecker. Blessed with beauty, street-smarts and undeniable talent, Michelle is poised to take the acting world by storm. She is excited to play the role of Zola, as it will allow her to hone her dramatic acting skills.
The SHORT FILM will be refreshing, intelligent, suspenseful, shocking and a cinematic experience craved by the targeted audience. The skills of a talented writer, producer, and director, and the innovative techniques of an award-winning videographer consultant, dynamic actors, and a host of other crew members will bring this film to life!
Our goal is to generate funds for production, distribution, and marketing to include talent, wardrobe, hair and make-up, production personnel, location expenses, field equipment, sound, music, photography, graphics, editing, contest entry fees, etc.
The rewards that we are offering are only a small token of appreciation for your belief in the project and your faith that we will put forth our best efforts to provide audiences with a worthy and stimulating piece of work. We look forward to communicating with all the donors and can’t wait to meet those of you who choose to celebrate with us here in Atlanta at the premier and celebration!
If you are as excited as we are and want to take this journey with us, please become a one time or long-term contributor to this one-of-a-kind project. Don't miss out on this opportunity! We will keep you informed of our progress via Kickstarter and on our website Raggityanns.com. If you need to reach us regarding any questions or just want to chat about the SHORT or MOVIE, please contact us at Rabranenterprises@gmail.com.
We will begin filming during the second week of October 2014 and we are scheduled to complete filming by the end of January 2015. We will keep you informed regarding any changes related to the shooting schedule.
ALL EXCESS FUNDS WILL BE APPLIED TO THE FILMING OF THE MOVIE .... So Keep Pledging!
We thank you in advance for your contribution and your unwavering support!
Risks and challenges
We are well prepared and ready to start filming. We have a talented group of actors, great locations, and a finalized short script that is waiting to be brought to life. All that we are waiting on are the funds.
The weather would be the only other obstacle as several of the scenes will be filmed outdoors. The actors and crew are aware of the unforseen circumstances as all of them are either established actors or have had experience in the field. They are willing to adjust accordingly and are excited to ensure that the project exceeds all expectations!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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