Friday, July 27, 2012

This is a stick-up dance

Dear readers,

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is this: bring a film project to life.

This is my friend Christian.

Christian and I go way back...summer of 2006, we shared the Playmill stage, and one memorable night, stole Dave Burton's scooter and rode out into Yellowstone Park at around midnight, and came back so freezing cold that we couldn't move for hours. That sort of cements a friendship in a lot of ways.

Anyway, Christian's got both the talent and the guts to follow his dreams. He played William Barfee in the US tour of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," and recently assisted in the directing of a new cast of "The Lion King" on Broadway. (Yeah, THE Broadway.) Oh, and while in New York, he studied with the Upright Citizen's Brigade.

He recently began a film company called "Hungrybot." Their first major project is a film called "$tiffed, or How I Learned to Deal With Disappointment." It stars my friends Melanie, Dan, Dave (the same one who we stole that scooter from), Christian himself and a handful of others. They shot the film with virtually NO budget, and now they're trying to show this film to the world.

They are $238 away from their all-or-nothing goal of raising $5,500 for post-production and film festival costs. They're raising all the money from donations made by small businesses and big-hearted people. For every donation you make, you get awesome stuff...the bigger the donation, the more awesome stuff, including online access to the film, signed posters and DVDs, and your name in the credits.

And they have until 1:30 pm tomorrow afternoon.

So, I've got somewhere around 350 followers. If each of you donates just $1, this film could happen.

Make it happen, people.

Click HERE to donate and learn more.


Richard Templeman said...

Totally!!! and done!

Melanie said...

Thank you Liz!! You are AWESOME!