OUR NEW GOAL: $5000
Why? We still have some time left and The Two Dudes team wants to make this this pilot as awesome as it can be!
$4000 was a goal that we thought we could achieve. We are so incredibly thankful and happy we did. However, a lot goes into the production of a new
We have 100 backers (and counting) to be accountable to. Any money raised over our previous goal will go towards providing rewards for these amazing backers and increasing our production value!
Muchas gracias to you all!
WHAT'S THE STORY ABOUT?
Two Dudes… is about two struggling actors trying to self produce their own movie with the hopes of launching their careers. What starts as a genuine attempt at authentic story telling soon becomes what may be the worst film ideas ever! From incompetent German Bank Robbers to character pieces involving full size bunny costumes, these “Two Dudes” rise beyond the heights of absurdity in their desperate attempts to make a promising film, proving that sometimes two heads are not better than one. Join them as they brainstorm (or more appropriately mind-tornado their ideas) and enthusiastically play out their awful plots and characters.
WHY SHOULD I HELP OUT THESE TWO DUDES? THIS VAN?
What else you doing with your money these days? Seriously though, we are very passionate about this project and you should be too! Brad and I have been talking about working with OPEN ROAD for years now and we finally have a solid script, an experienced production team and a viable plan of action! We are submitting this into a festival with a lot of exposure and contacts, however, we do have a serious deadline. The great thing about this rapidly approaching deadline, is that this is not something you will contribute to and never see. It will be in your hands/in front of your eyes very soon.
Well, that sounds pretty cool, right?
WHERE DID THIS IDEA COME FROM?
Brad and I met while filming "Dawn of Conviction", a Western Feature Film that was shot in 17 days of 2009, on location in South Dakota.
During the little downtime we had on set, we talked about how neither of us had seen much of "the middle of America." Sure enough, a day after wrapping, we went out on a limb and bought Open Road (the Van), for $600 and drove her back on a 15 day adventure across the US and Canada.
As we drove, we couldn't stop talking about all the amazing films that could be made using Open Road...and the absolutely terrible ones. From this, "TWO DUDES IN A VAN Trying to Write a Film About...Two Dudes in a Van", was born.
WE CAN'T DO THIS WITHOUT YOUR HELP!
These one-of-a-kind "keys on a necklace" are a delightful example of just one of the many rewards that could be coming your way:
We won't be able to do this without help. As our Kickstarter Video showed, we need to money to:
- rent costumes (like the life size rabbit one you saw in the video)
- rent/buy props
- buy/make food for the cast and crew
- pay for gas for a hungry Open Road
- equipment rentals
- postproduction costs
- festival submission fees
- and our on-set masseuse, Gretchen...she has very strong hands...
Okay, so this last one was a joke, but the rest are very real and very important to the success of this shoot! Your financial support will help us turn our countless hours of planning this project into a real, living, breathing web-series pilot that could change lives...or at least just make you laugh. And we could all use a bit more of that these days, right?
So, arigatou, danke schön, merci, muchas gracias and thank you so much for everything! If you can't support us financially, and take advantage of these one-of-a-kind rewards, please pass this video along to your friends and family!
With love from the Two Dudes,
Walker and Brad
WALKER HARE Actor/Writer
FILM: Blood Junkies, Dawn of Conviction, The Delivery (Best Leading Actor, Brooklyn Film Race), Touch (2011 Cannes Film Festival-Shorts Corner), Paradise East, The Naturalist, Actually Love. TV: As The World Turns and Guiding Light. WEB: Splinter Cell: Extinction and Football Cops with Payton and Eli Manning. He has also done over 40 commercials.THEATER: London: You're Invited (The Old Vic). New York:Off-B’way: All Dolled Up (Prod: Colin Quinn), Flanagan's Wake (SoHo Playhouse), Much Ado About Nothing (New World Stages). Readings: The Formula (The Actor's Studio), Fuente Ovejuna (LAByrinth) with Daphne Rubin-Vega, In Ways Both Frivolous and Deep (59E59 Theater) with Jessica Hecht, One Arm (LAByrinth) with Michael Stuhlbarg. Wrote and performed in Beard Envy: A Bro-mance in One-Act and In Flight Service (Barrow Group Theatre).
BRAD MARTOCELLO Actor/Writer
Brad Martocello has lived in multiple cities in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. He has been acting and working in NYC for the last 4 years. His recent projects include Splinter Cell:Extinction, Echo 49, various commercials and print campaigns. He is an award winning film maker and has written several feature length scripts. He has four brothers and is the son of an Engineer and a Social Worker.
OTOJA ABIT Producer
Otoja Abit is an Actor/Director and is proud to work with Walker and Brad on their passion project of "Two Dudes In A Van". Walker and Otoja met while interning for LAByrinth Theater company. In 2011 Otoja was an Assistant Director to TONY Winner Gregory Mosher Broadway revival of "That Championship Season" and NYU's 9/11 Benefit staged reading of Sarah Tuft's '110 Stories". Otoja is a 2009 winner of the "Shotgun One-Act Theater Festival which he directed Jim Tierney's "MONKEY". Otoja directed the one-act and full length production. As an actor, Otoja has been in National commercials, a 2012 Sundance Film, and a national cable series called "Seducing Cindy".
PAUL BOMBA Director
As an actor Paul has appeared on Rescue Me and One Life to Live, Off-Broadway in Tony 'N Tina's Wedding, and Off-off Broadway in productions at The Metropolitan Playhouse, The Algonquin Theater, Theatre Row, and many more. Paul is managing director of Animus Theatre Company. His play, The Man Under, will premiere at 59E59 Theaters in January 2013. He studied theatre at Circle in the Square Theatre School and Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University.
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