Let me tell you a bit about this project. I had a film idea and asked my friend Seth Menachem to help develop the idea and help me write it. I decided to pull from my own life and write a comedy of a 28 year old who still looks like a teenager. Hence 'Babyface'.
Originally, it was going to be a full pilot, but the more we thought about the reality of shooting it, it was better to make it a short film instead. I've had a goal to direct something for quite some time, as it's one of my passions. I thought I'd put off directing for later after I'd had success as an actor. Ha. I decided I didn't want to wait for that anymore and decided to make it happen now. After writing a draft was complete I had my dear friend George Basil (from TV shows 'Crashing', 'Flaked', 'Wrecked') read it. After he told me that he loved it (and thought it was hilarious), I asked him to star opposite me to play my on and off again fling. (which he happily accepted)
So now I need you. As much as I wish making your own projects were free, they aren't. People need to get paid and fed.
The money will be going to pay the DP and all the crew, rental equipment, location rental, food, post production, props, wardrobe, and possibly festivals if there's any money left.
We plan to shoot in October!
This project and being able to direct it would be something that means the world to me.
So, anything you can donate to help one of my dreams come true, would be so much appreciated. Really.
And I know, gofundme is usually for more important needs. So I get it if this isn't something you want to donate to. But if it is, any amount helps. AND REWARDS BELOW!
If you donate:
$10 or more- a personal thank you from us!
$25 or more- (above and) a thank you shout out on social media!
$50 or more- (above and) a private link to the final film before it gets sent to festivals! AND (if wanted) private link to the unedited 10 minute promo video with George!
$100 or more (above and) want to hang out on set? and also be in the film? come be an extra! maybe featured! maybe we'll throw you a line! OR if not in the los angeles area, get a print copy of one of my art pieces! (photos on my instagram @uhhlexa)
$250 or more- (above and) get an original piece of art from me! I have photos on my instagram and facebook of most of them! @uhhlexa
$500 or more- (above and) get a producer credit in the credits!