Working Dummies Film

My name is Dan Payes.  I have been making ventriloquist dummies for about 20 years. My work has been seen on television and film.  My dummies have been on shows like:

ABC Family's "Kevin from work"
ABC's " The Neighbors "
Showtime's "Gigolos"
ABC's " Modern Family " ( used by Sofia Vergara )
NBC's " The Marriage Ref "
ABC's " Brothers and sisters "
MTV's " Runs House "
The movie " Admission " ( with Tina Fey and Paul Rudd )
And a Snapple television commercial with Nick Cannon and Ventriloquist Kristen Michelle

 And now I want to make films . . .

"Working Dummies" is an idea for a full length film. The video is only a concept for a part of the movie, the full length film will feature more characters and situations, also a couple of spoof dummy commercials! 

But I can't make a full length movie without YOUR help. Specifically the funds needed to do so.  I'm saving by creating all the characters and props ( where lots of the independent film money usually goes ). The amount I seek reflects that.  But there will also be studio / location rentals involved (for certain scenes).  Along with various types of equipment required for interior and exterior shots.  New editing software will also be required.  And I'll also need a few extra "hands" . . .

I can't wait to get behind the camera and start shooting. I hope you come along for the ride and enjoy the final product! 

Thank you !

                  Dan Payes


Dan Payes
Fontana, CA

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