All Tapped Out short film

FILMMAKER FRIENDS, FELLOW SCREENWRITERS, FRIENDS and FAMILY! We are asking for your help! I am executive producing my multiple award-winning short script “ALL TAPPED OUT,” which can be described as a Hitchcock-like mystery thriller.

LOGLINE: A female tap dance instructor, haunted by deep personal loss, appears slightly unhinged. But, appearances are not always what they seem.

We have our director, lead actress, cinematographer, crew and equipment lined up. We will be shooting on a RED camera. We have a good portion of our budget. However, we still need $2,500 to complete our budget, which includes post-production with a full music score.

The plan is to make this short film in 3-4 days, hopefully in the first quarter of 2019, and have it on the film festival circuit the second half of the year and beyond.

Many of you know me through meeting me at film festivals or here on Facebook or Twitter. To date, I have written four feature screenplays and 15 short screenplays, three of which have been produced by other directors with budgets. Now, I am executive producing one of my own.

I am included in the book, titled “The Top 100 Indie Writers in the World,” that was released by Apple iTunes in 2017. I was named Writer of the Year at the 2016 Action on Film International Film Festival, and nominated for Writer of the Year at both the 2017 and 2018 Austin Revolution Film Festival. I My scripts have won nearly 60 screenwriting awards and I have spoken on screenwriting panels at the Glendale International Film Festival, the Sutter Creek Film Festival and the former Screenwriting Expo in L.A. I am a member of the WGAW Independent Writers Caucus.

“All Tapped Out” won the 2016 American Gem Literary Festival, beating out 1,200 other short scripts.

Other accolades for this script include:
2016 Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival – Best Short Script
2016 Martial Con I – Best Short Script
2015 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival – Third Place
2017 Sutter Creek Film Festival – Best Short Script Nominee
2016 Austin Revolution Film Festival - Semifinalist
2016 Huntington Beach Film Festival – Official Selection
2015 Action on Film International Film Festival – Official Selection
2015 Northern Virginia International Film Festival – Official Selection
2015 Manhattan Short Film Festival – Official Selection

If you would like to donate to this project to help us out, it would be greatly appreciated! Everyone who donates gets a "Special Thanks" credit no matter what amount you give. Those that donate $300 or more will receive an "Associate Producer" credit and IMDB credit.

Donors also can contribute via Paypal to [email redacted] or regular snail mail to:

Ron Podell
It Starts With the Word, Inc.
1630 Palmer Drive #10
Laramie, WY 82070

Thank you in advance!


Ron Podell

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