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A romantic sketch comedy about awkward loner Jamie Nichols trying to make a connection with someone, anyone in New York Cit
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Hey Everyone! Missed Connection just wrapped on Monday! It was an amazing shoot with the best crew and cast in the world and I am overwhelmingly proud of what we were able to accomplish in such a short time on such a limited budget. Unfortunately, it was more expensive than we anticipated (with parking, location fees, incidental expenses, etc.) and we need to raise another $1885.32 in order to cover the production budget. Above is a short trailer of some of the footage, please note that due to time restrictions it is not color corrected nor is it exported in HD, which the final product will be. All that magic happens in post!

Missed Connection is the result of years of awkward loneliness and self-delusion culminating in the creation of a pee-your-pants, slap-your-knee, good-thing-you-didn't-go-to-the-gym-this-week-because-your-abs-are-getting-a-workout, series of 3-5 minute episodes chronicling life of loner Jamie Nichols as she tries desperately to find someone in New York who actually reciprocates her earnest affection. Heart-wrenchingly funny, the series takes the classic "looking for love in all the wrong places" theme, subverts it, heightens it, and finds the absurdity of everyday interactions between people searching for their other half.

"The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere,they're in each other all along."--Rumi

CAST AND CREW

Freddi Scheib (Hammerkatz, www.freddischeib.com, IMDB)

Morgan Evans (The Onion, Huffington Post, www.totallymorgan.com, IMDB)

David Rysdahl (IMDB)

Bek Markas (IMDB, Salt)

Jenny Donoghue (www.jennydonoghue.com, IMDB)

Angela Pietropinto (Welcome to the Dollhouse, Goodfellas, IMDB)

Johnny McNulty (UCB's Dybbuk!, Broad City, Co-author of Please Fire Me, contributing writer for SNL's Weekend Update)

Tim Kubart (IMDB, Haute and Bothered, Law and Order: SVU)

David Bluvband (UCB's Dybbuk!, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Onion News Network)

Mara Wilson (Matilda, Mrs. Doubtfire)

Brendan Fitzgibbons (Ghandi is that you?)

Dan Black (UCB's CAPTCHA and Fambly)

Travis Bratten

Evan Greenspoon (UCB's Stone Cold Fox)

Mike Cheslik (Captain Soldier), Max Ash, Henry Gammill (Dangerbox)

with original artwork by Nick Shakespeare (www.nickshakespeare.com) and Andy Zou

WHERE THE MONEY IS GOING:

Our goal is almost enough to cover paying:

  • Director of Photography and Sound Mixer for our 4 day shoot ($800)
  • Equipment Rental (4 days totals: $1448.59)

We still need the following amounts to cover the rest of our expenses:

  • Props -- $227.00
  • Uhaul Rental: $99.75 + 1.29 per mile (37 miles = 47.73) + tax
  • Craft Services -- $200
  • Breakfast, Lunch, (Dinner) x four shoot days x 21 people give or take -- $1,150 
  • General Liability Insurance -- $482.00
  • Equipment expendables (compact flash, DIT drives, gels, etc) -- $550
  • Total Additional: $2,556.48

TOTAL: $5,005.32

For more information check out our website: www.wix.com/freddischeib/missedconnection

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