Have you ever said anything you regretted almost the moment it came out of your mouth?
Did you apologize right away? Or did you let the moment slip without an apology - only to let it fester in your memory?
A Particular Minute is a dramatic short film with dashes of comedy set to be produced in Western Massachusetts in the latter half of May. We’ll follow Max Turner, a widowed and overly sanitary restaurant owner, as he struggles to drum up such an apology after verbally attacking Roberta Morales, his new neighborhood shop owner, after hearing her Spanish accent.
Members of the original team for the award-winning feature film Just Say Goodbye get together again! Including Emmy-winning cinematographer Jeff Simons, Best Director winner at the Boston International Film Festival, Matt Walting, screenwriter/producer Layla O’Shea, and actor-extraordinaire William “Bill” Galatis.
This time the team aims to create this 15-minute short film with Layla as first-time director, with the goal of creating another memorable, character-driven film which touches on loneliness, racism, regret, redemption…and little bit of magic.
The script has drawn much attention from the acting community in New York City and Boston. Over 500 interested actors reached out within a week of launching our casting call. With over 150 video auditions already in, now we need your help in making sure the production gets the funding it needs to be done right, and to compensate people fairly.
We learned a lot from our first major production. Like you can’t ever skimp on sound quality! And talented actors are key to keeping our audience engrossed in the story.
And while amazing visuals will draw viewers in even more - poor visuals will immediately kick audience members out of the tale we are trying to tell. When it comes to captivating visuals, we can trust Jeff Simons to rise to the occasion. But Emmy-winning experience comes at a price. As it should.
So we’re counting on our past supporters and new ones to help us raise an ambitious, but necessary, $12,000 in order to bring A Particular Minute to life. We chose GoFundMe as our preferred platform, because we’ll need every dime donated to bring this film to life.
Your donation will help us secure Jeff, quality sound mixing, gifted talent, food to feed the actors (and crew!), insurance to assure property-owners they are protected while we’re filming, costumes, props, music, film festival entries…well, you get the picture. It takes a lot to make a film!
Here’s our bare-bones budget breakdown:
TALENT - $2000
CREW - $3200
FOOD - $800 (Accepting food donations!)
PROPS/COSTUMES/MUSIC - $800
EQUIPMENT - $2000
PROD. INSURANCE - $1000
POST-PRODUCTION - $1200
FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS - $1000
While location scouting, securing the perfect actors, and all the other pre-production tasks for a project like this are super challenging, nothing is as hard for us as asking for you to part with your hard-earned dollars.
In exchange for your generosity, we’re offering the following film support perks:
$10 – A big “thank you” on our Facebook Page here for all to see (unless you prefer to be anonymous, of course!)
$25 – Above perk, plus additional “thank you” in film credits.
$50 – Above perks, plus password-protected digital link to finished film.
$100 – Above perks, plus invitation to private screening.
$250 – Above perks, plus Associate Producer credit in film credits and on IMDb, PLUS early access link of rough cut for your feedback.
$500 – Above perks, except now upgraded to Executive Producer in film credits and on IMDb.
$1000 – Matt’s first born child! NOT REALLY. But you can get all of the above perks, in addition to being IN THE FILM as a restaurant patron. (Up to you to get there. We’ll feed you though!)
Won’t you please help us light Max Turner’s path toward a happier life? And more importantly, to remind viewers to seek their own! THANK YOU!
Production Company: Walting Entertainment
Producers: Matt Walting, Layla O’Shea
DP: Jeff Simons
Director: Layla O’Shea
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