Buttons the Great Short Film

Hello! We are a team of students from Chapman University raising money for our senior thesis film, titled, "Buttons the Great."

Our film tells the story of Buttons, who ran away from home as a teenager to follow in his dad's footsteps of becoming a clown, against the strict will of his mother. Years later, Buttons must wrestle with his failing clown career and repairing his relationship with his dying mother before she passes. It's a hard thing to love someone when you refuse to accept who you are.

We already have some money raised, but making great movies takes a little bit of money! That's where we need your help, reaching our goal will let us have amazing props, costumes, makeup, camera equipment, and help us reach the full potential of the story. Any help at all is extremely appreciated, and even if you can't help, sharing this gofundme with others is just as good!

As a thank you, we will give a 'Special Thanks' in the credits to everyone that donates to the film. We will also make sure to send you the final cut as soon as it is ready!

Our Team:

Director/Writer: Noah Marger
Producer: Bryce Perry
Unit Production Manager: Jimmy Kane
Director of Photography: Jake Duggar
1st AD: Paxton Rome
2nd AD: Jon Lee
Production Designers: Piper Thompkins and Nikki Reifler
Casting Director: Beth Mintzer
Sound Designer: Katie Maynard
Editor: Julia Sirkin

Thank you very much!
  • Gayle & Jerry Marger 
    • $1,467 
    • 36 mos
  • Roman Richard 
    • $5 
    • 36 mos
  • Cole Borgstadt 
    • $15 
    • 36 mos
  • Alexander Barrett 
    • $5 
    • 36 mos
  • Gayle Griffith  
    • $25 
    • 37 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Bryce Perry 
Organizer
Orange, CA
Jimmy Kane 
Beneficiary
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