"The label you give yourself cannot impact external forces that are not motivated by your own psychology or influenced by a third party's pre-existing consciousness of you. We are all presented with reasons to struggle which come from completely external forces; to pretend that one is not struggling is either arrogance or an admission of defeat. To admit that one is struggling is a sign and a source of strength." - Evan A. Baker

Monday, June 14, 2010

Be a Patron of the Arts

As my acting coach William O'Leary said to me this afternoon, it's not the submissions, it's the networking...

I had booked The Happies, playing hipster Sam, and the director and producer of it, T and Matt, liked me so much they said, hey, listen....we've got this other project in the works....and we want you in it....and we want you to help us write it.

Okay! T has guaranteed distribution in a couple of art movie houses and I finally got the script (or, rather, the script so far,) and let me tell you. It's good. It's really good. The dialogue is sharp and witty, true to life, and so very funny.

They have a small budget but need a bit more. Would you like to become a patron of the arts? Patronize us!

They put together a fun short asking for money (Click on the picture below and watch the video. That's T, the director/writer) and with your monetary donations, not only could they make this thing, but you would get fun stuff! Donate $20 or more and you get a copy of the DVD!  Donate $10,000 and you get a walk on role, AND a paid trip to LA! How cool is that? If you get the walk-on role, that's not all you'd get  - you'd also get lunch and a trip to the Craft Services table, and the chance to meet ME! If we're not shooting the same days, I'd make a special trip! Sign one of my headshots for you too! What? You just want the trip, the walk-on role and the dvd? Really? You don't want one of my headshots? Oh. Okay. But still, that's cool that you're gonna be in a movie!!!

We've got 42 more days to get these funds raised, otherwise, we lose it all. That's the fun part about kickstarter - you can get sooooo close.....and if you can't market the project appropriately, your financial dreams are crushed.  Just like in Hollywood! Right now we've got $225 pledged, and of course, even $1 would be appreciated!

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