I'm working on making a short film called "A Visit From Johnny Smiles" from a script I wrote. It's a dark comedy about a debt collector for a bookie who, despite his job, happens to be a really, really nice guy. He might have to break your leg but he'll feel *really* bad about it.
We have a producer, Grant Stoner and two really great actors on board so far.
Nick Lanier as Johnny Smiles ( http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0486834/
Dave Vescio as Dennis the deadbeat ( http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2057822/
We've been fortunate to have come up with some great deals and donations on time and equipment. Unfortunately, there still comes a price tag. Even with a bare bones crew, covering meals and enough for everyone's gas and a couple of bucks adds up.
Our budget is currently around $1,500. And we're hoping to shoot it in December and have the DVD done by Jan.
This is my plea to you! We're looking for potential "investors" and donations. I'm not asking for handouts. you'll get something for your investment -at the very least a DVD.
There are 4 levels you can participate with.
For a donation of at least $20 you will get a DVD of the film.
For at least $50, you get all of that plus an invite to a screening party and a special thanks credit.
For at least $100, you get all of that plus EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit and profit participation (if any).
For at least $500, you get all that as well as a background role in the film. (of course you'd have to be available to be on set the day of the shoot, and is limited to the first 5 people)
If you want to invest more or even the whole $1500, we'll work out something REALLY special!
Please help support independent film! We are extremely excited about this project & plan to submit it to festivals, put it up online, etc.
Wouldn't you love to be a part of that?
I'm sending this out en mass and hoping for the best. If you can't afford to donate anything, I totally understand. Seriously, don't sweat it. Obviously, I'm broke ass myself -thus asking for your help. So, again, i totally understand and there's no need to apologize if you can't help out.
To make donations, you can pay via paypal
Be sure to include the address you want the DVD mailed to.