Smartphone-Oriented Social Attitude Degradation is becoming a pandemic of epic proportions! Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on June 26, 2011.
About this project
bRudeNoMo® is a comedy short film, presented like a PSA (Public Service Announcement) about fictional smartphone application of the same name, that gives rude public cell phone users a reminder that they need to be more polite.
We all appreciate and depend on modern technology, but it is truly amazing at how it has begun to affect people's behavior. Kids constantly texting day and night; How much can you possibly have to say? Adults taking cell phone calls in public settings, talking loudly without regard to those around. And of course how many lives have been affected by someone texting or talking while behind the wheel of a car!
Concerned citizen Bric S. Haus (Sean Michael Beyer) wants nothing more than to cure those afflicted with "Smartphone-Oriented Social Attitude Degradation" or "SoSad." He solicits the services of computer genius Dr. Felix Johnston (Zach Cumer, best known as the hilarious hyper martial arts kid in the movie Smokin' Aces) who has created the bRudeNoMo smartphone app that gives the SoSad victim a "zap" by whomever happens to have installed Dr. Johnston's app (a detailed synopsis is available via email upon request email@example.com).
With our over-the-top humorous approach (think an SNL Digital short meets Monty Python), we want to provide a fun and entertaining public service announcement, yet at the same time shed some light on the inconsiderate behavior, many of us are guilty of. Our goal is for this project to go viral and in doing so, hopefully help people realize that they don't have to be a slave to their technology and remember how nice actual face-to-face human interaction can be.
We could certainly approach this from a serious standpoint, as this is a serious subject. But it's a proven fact that humor can be far more effective at getting across a point, especially with the younger generation. No one likes to be preached or talked down to, but everyone enjoys a good laugh.
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Exposure is the key. Please tell your friends and whomever you think might think this project is pretty cool. You can share this on Facebook, Twitter, etc. Sending an email to friends and colleagues is a good thing too.
Let's make this happen, have a few laughs and maybe, just maybe get a few folks to put down their phones for a few minutes and enjoy the finer things in life!
-Sean Michael Beyer and the bRudeNoMo Team
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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