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A pizza delivery driver goes to the right place at the wrong time when he stumbles into the scene of a hitman's contract killing.
A pizza delivery driver goes to the right place at the wrong time when he stumbles into the scene of a hitman's contract killing.
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PIZZA TIME: An Action-Comedy Short

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STRETCH GOAL #1: $20K 

Our stretch goal will defray the cost of post-production, as we edit the film, design the sound, and add visual effects and color grade. After it's finished, we plan on submitting the short to festivals so it can be seen by people all over the world! Now that we've hit our initial goal, we're making this film. But with your help we can get it seen!

Pizza Time is an action-comedy short film that takes a normal every day pizza delivery driver and plops him right in the middle of a serious action movie in which he does not belong.

The short takes place in real time over the course of our hero’s pizza delivery. We meet The Driver at the "It's Pizza Time" pizza parlor– his face plastered on the employee of the month wall as a shrine to delivery men of mythical legend.  When he arrives at the house he tries multiple times to knock on the door with no reply. The Driver eventually makes it to the backyard and sees that the back door is cracked open. When he enters the house he's surprised to find The Hitman strangling The Homeowner to death. 

This sets in motion a visceral and hilarious fight scene as we watch The Driver try to make it out of the house alive... and successfully deliver his pizza in the process.

Conceived in the nostalgic spirit of 80s action films, Pizza Time offers a unique blend of genres, combining the tone of a stylish action-thriller with the style and comedy of a classic Jackie Chan "fish out of water" story. The film explores themes of determination through hardship, perfectionism, personal safety, pride, and even lost love. It has pizza, silenced pistols, red mopeds, broken glass tables, and a heavy analog synth score. Also did I mention pizza? There is lots of pizza. 

BEN WORLEY (THE DRIVER / COMPOSER) 

Ben will be wearing multiple hats on Pizza Time, acting as "The Driver" and also scoring the film. Ben is a film composer, music producer, and actor that has done work for clients like Bethesda, Adobe, LifeWay, Buzzfeed, Coca-a-Cola, and Red Giant. 

You probably know him best from his work on Red Giant shorts Plot Device and Old/New narrated by Patton Oswalt.  

 ERIC JACOBUS (THE HITMAN / FIGHT COORDINATOR) 

Like Ben, Eric will also be playing double duty as both our fight coordinator and a performer in the role of "The Hitman". Eric is a stuntman and actor who works in film, TV, and video games as a performer and action designer. He’s known for his hard falls and variety of fighting styles, with a penchant for physical comedy. When you mix Jackie Chan, Buster Keaton, and a beard, you get Eric.

In 2018 Eric made headlines as the motion capture stuntman for Kratos, Baldur, and multiple other characters in Sony’s God of War. He's also collaborated with Hollywood director Clayton J. Barber in the award-winning films Blindsided: The Game and the Rope A Dope series, as well as in Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You.

Our team has worked together on 100+ projects. This is not a made up number. Turns out we like each other!

Photos by Jacob W. Daniels
Photos by Jacob W. Daniels
Celebrating after wrapping our World Series spot with Budweiser and the Houston Astros
Celebrating after wrapping our World Series spot with Budweiser and the Houston Astros

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We are really excited to make Pizza Time are thankful to even have the opportunity to partner with people all around the world to make it a reality.

We've got a lot of great rewards for funding! Everything from digital downloads of the film and score, loads of behind the scenes content, props from the film, and tons of other swag. There are even opportunities for you to become an Associate or Executive Producer of the film, so you can join our team in every step of the process in making the film. 

Like pizza? Like pins? It's pizza. On a pin.
Like pizza? Like pins? It's pizza. On a pin.
Limited edition 18x24 Pizza Time poster designed by Bret Hawkins
Limited edition 18x24 Pizza Time poster designed by Bret Hawkins
A rough mockup of the "It's Pizza Time" employee jacket. Logo will be embroidered.
A rough mockup of the "It's Pizza Time" employee jacket. Logo will be embroidered.
Impress your friends by driving home the actual scooter used in the film!
Impress your friends by driving home the actual scooter used in the film!
The inspiration behind the film.
The inspiration behind the film.

Risks and challenges

Making ambitious action films like this is a large task– it takes organizing a lot of moving parts, planning obsessively, and raising quite a large amount of money for production. But we look forward to the challenge and are excited to bring this story to life.

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    THE SCORE

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    THE FILM

    Download a pre-release digital copy of the completed film! We will even throw in a fancy little Pizza Time enamel pin. You are special today.

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    COMPLETE DIGITAL PACKAGE

    The complete behind-the-scenes package including the film, score, commentary tracks from the director, the DP, and fight coordinator Eric Jacobus, as well as a full bts documentary on the making of the film.

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    A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES

    Director Ryan Polly takes you to a movie of your choice at any theater in the Dallas/Fort Worth area complete with popcorn and soda. This is not a joke. Let's go see a movie.

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    SHORT FILM ADVICE

    Have director Ryan Polly, cinematographer Daniel Routh, or producer Grant Wakefield advise on your short film/music video/commercial project in a private video call!

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    THE POSTER

    A limited edition 18x24 poster screen print designed by Bret Hawkins.

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    Cinematography Intensive

    A two hour Skype session with director of photography Daniel Routh! Daniel will share resources, advice, and wisdom on cinematography and answer any questions you may have.

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    PREMIERE SCREENING

    2x tickets to the premiere screening of PIZZA TIME in the Dallas area for you and one of your closest friends. Before you ask– yes, it will probably be a pizza party.

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    COLLECTOR PIZZA BOX

    A "It's Pizza Time" branded pizza box used in the film filled with tons of swag. Stickers, apparel, behind the scenes photos, enamel pins, and collector's items from the film.

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

    Join our crew! You're on the team. Your name will appear on IMDB and the credits of the film as "Associate Producer".

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    THE JACKET

    Make all of your friends jealous by bringing home one of the badass "Pizza Time" branded windbreaker jackets worn in the film. Only 4 in existence!

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

    Join our team as an Executive Producer! Receive a special collectible item from the film and join us in person on set, in post-production, and any festivals we're lucky enough to get into. Your name will appear on posters, IMDB, credit roll, and other cool places.

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    BECOME THE DRIVER

    In addition to all of the perks in the Executive Producer reward, you will take home the actual 1999 Honda Elite80 scooter driven in the film by the film's protagonist. This is not a joke. We will give you the actual scooter.

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