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Will she make it to the Big Finish? A wacky, whimisical musical comedy short by Carrie Daniel.
Will she make it to the Big Finish? A wacky, whimisical musical comedy short by Carrie Daniel.
Will she make it to the Big Finish? A wacky, whimisical musical comedy short by Carrie Daniel.
97 backers pledged $4,810 to help bring this project to life.

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Saturday Night Mix-Up

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WOW! We made it to our first goal! THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed so far! Because of your generosity, we get to make an even higher quality movie. Whooooooop yeah. :)  We'd be so grateful if you could support us in reaching our stretch goal of $4850.

What this affords us:

  • More professional studio recording time (for the song Carrie is singing — after all, it is a musical!) 
  • A higher resolution camera, which will make our film fit for the biggest of screens. Woot woot!  
  • Post-production expenses – sound mixing, editing, color correction.
  • Funds to pay all of our crew
  • Funds to submit to film festivals

Also, this project is dedicated to Brady Brewer, Leigh Roberts, Patricia Troxel and Erin Cronican. 5% of all contributions beyond our initial goal of $2850 will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

It’s my vision as an artist to spread laughter and joy throughout the world. I see this short film as a vehicle for that. As a way to brighten up your day, to make you smile and maybe, just maybe—if we're lucky—to make you laugh (tee hee!).

Musical theatre is my first joy; I'm pretty sure I was born making jazz hands, so how fitting that this project—my very first self-produced film—is a musical comedy.

We are are jam packing this film with antics, playfulness, dance moves, and FUN.  All for YOU!!  We can't wait for you to see it. :)

Grace Kentworthy is your typical fish out of water—a woman who was definitely born in the wrong era. She wants nothing more than to obtain the Saturday night headliner spot at her neighborhood bar, and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to get it.

As she's challenged by her cohort of misfit friends, she stretches into interpretations of 'sexy' and 'hip' that will leave you pondering the meaning of life in new and profound ways.

Get ready to dance.

Where are your love-filled contributions going, you ask? Check out this nifty pie graph!  We love pie. And graphs.

We are so thrilled and blessed to have a beautiful company sponsoring us: designer fashion label Victory + Mayhem.

Want some sweet sweet swag? T-shirts and tanks available for $100+ campaign contributors. Hats (image coming soon) available for $75+ campaign contributors.

CARRIE DANIEL – WRITER, PRODUCER, LEAD ACTRESS
An east coast gal, Carrie trained and worked in the UK and Washington, D.C. before moving to LA to pursue screen and stage opportunities. She obtained her master's degree from Oxford University, where she was a member of the Oxford University Dramatic Society. She has studied acting and musical theatre at PCPA Theaterfest, the Studio Theatre and London’s Mountview Academy and is also a lifelong dancer. Film credits include Ray and Junebug. Stage credits include Young Frankenstein, Kiss Me, Kate and Babes in Arms. Carrie is a performer and mentor for the Young Storytellers Foundation, an organization that she avidly supports and admires. She is also a co-host of the LA Actors Tweetup and is passionate about creating a thriving community for artists in LA. She urges everyone who reads this to begin dancing with abandon.

STEVE JOHNSON – DIRECTOR

All the way from the UK, Steve discovered his passion for filmmaking at the ripe young age of 13. In 2012, Steve made a name for himself on YouTube under "Slightly Steve," writing and performing in viral comedic sketches. He went on to create a production group called Cool Beans Film Productions, specially commissioned to create a short SciFi film Athena.  Since moving to Los Angeles and earning his MFA in filmmaking, Steve has created Director's Choice, a short comedy film, and is currently in post-production for his most ambitious film yet: Back to Buxton Boulevard

CHRISTOPHER LOCKETT – CINEMATOGRAPHER
Christopher Lockett holds a MFA in Cinematography from the American Film Institute, has shot on 5 continents, and has shot everything from features to documentaries to music videos. Among the TV shows he's shot are Naked and Afraid XL, Real Housewives of Atlanta, and Big Brother. His last documentary, The Typewriter (In The 21st Century) screened in 9 countries, and was called "An essential document" by the Washington Post.

QUINN CALLENS – PRODUCER
Quinn Callens is a man of many creative interests. His experience includes: writing (sketch comedy at iO West and online); producing TV (including Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen); and performing (music, acting, voice acting). He currently teaches elementary school students in special education, writing, reading, moviemaking, and creative writing. Quinn's aim is to combine his TV experience with his teaching experience to make captivating and worthwhile children’s TV shows. He is excited to produce Saturday Night Mix-Up and he hopes you will titter and guffaw when you watch it.

 

Risks and challenges

This project has complex sound elements; we will be mixing tap dancing and vocal tracks in post-production, and this involves lots of planning and syncing!

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    THE JAZZ HANDS:

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    THE TAP DANCER:

    -Password protected access to sneak preview + behind the scenes insider video.
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    THE DIRECTOR'S CUT

    -Password protected access to a full digital download of the completed film.
    -Autographed digital copy of the script.
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    THE BROADWAY TREATMENT:

    -Personalized, love-filled song and dance video from Carrie to you and/or a private dance or energy session with Carrie!
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    THE HOLLYWOOD TREATMENT:

    -Associate Producer Credit.
    -A skype Q&A session with the production team.
    -A second private dance or energy session with Carrie.
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    YOU ARE OUR HERO:

    -Producer Credit.
    -Invitation to visit set on shooting day.
    -Special profile article about you on Carrie's blog, promoting your cause or business.
    -Printed, bound, autographed copy of the script.
    -Autographed behind the scenes photo of cast/crew.
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