Wednesday, August 22, 2012
So, we'll just come right out and say it. We want your money. We'll take anything. Loose change. That extra five dollar bill you found crumpled in that old pair of jeans the other day. Your kids' college fund. Whatever you can give, We'll gladly take it off your hands. Why? Well, me and my friends are trying to make a movie. A real one. Full-length. With color and sound and everything. It's going to be funny and romantic and dramatic and all the things you want in a great movie. Only problem is in order to make the movie, we have to pay for it first. I mean, don't get me wrong, we've done everything we can to keep it ultra-low budget. Super-ultra-low budget. From the script, to the cast, to the locations; we've taken great care to keep it as cheap as we can. But, even with all our meticulous planning, we still need an extra buck or two (or twenty) to get it done for real. So, what do you say? Help us out? We promise to make a damn good movie everybody can be proud of, and you will have made a life-long dream for us come true. Win-win all around. So, have a look at our Kickstarter page and consider helping us out. Consider donating all the loose change from the floorboards of your car. Or the coins buried under your couch cushions. Or that giant bag of money you swiped during that armored car heist last week. Like I said, we'll take anything. Then tell your friends, your family, your neighbors, people on the street, that guy in line at the grocery store, and ask them to take a look, too. We appreciate any and all support you can give us! It's going to be a great movie!
Monday, August 06, 2012
There's a big item on my to-do list. It's been on my list since I was 5 years old, and it's about time I got around to crossing it off. The biggest goal of my life has always been to write and direct a feature film. Not an easy goal, to be sure, but it seems that patience and time has finally started to pay off. This is a "pitch reel" for a script I wrote called "It Is What It Is," a romantic comedy set in Birmingham. It follows a young couple, Josh and Lara, about to be married. After a 4 year engagement, and despite some last minute jitters, they are finally taking the plunge. To celebrate, their friends decide to take them out for a wild night on the town. But when Josh's old college roommate, Terry, comes into town, secrets from Lara's past come to light, changing everything. I've written other scripts over the years, but this one was designed specifically from the ground up to be shot for a limited budget. It is our hope that this trailer will help us raise the funds we need to shoot the actual film within the next few months. Stay tuned for more updates, including when we will be posting the trailer to Kickstarter.com and how you can help us make this film a reality. But for now, enjoy the trailer. It features some incredibly talented folks in front of and behind the camera that will be helping us make the real deal. Just FYI, a word or two is NSFW. Enjoy!