Hello Friends! Rosencrantz Film team here.
Due to your incredible support, we were able to film the pilot episode of Drunks!
We couldn't have made it happen without you. Thank you so much.
Your donations made it possible for us to:
- Cast an incredible group of actors
- Hire a great crew
- Rent equipment
- Provide transportation
- Provide meals on set
- Cover location costs
But it's not over yet!
We need your help to complete the post-production process, which requires us to raise $40,000. This is the last step for bringing Drunks to life! So please help if you can!
Your donation will make it possible for us to complete:
- Sound mixing
- Voice over work
- Color correction
- Final payment for film and screenplay rights
- Submission to Film Festival
Drunks is an epic mosaic of 14 interrelated characters searching for love, truth and meaning on a single night out in New York City. The pilot episode is a 45-minute mini-episodic drama/comedy based on a play by renowned international playwright Ivan Vyrypaev.
It's Friday night in the city, and the lives of 14 drunk people are about to intersect. They reach out to each other to make contact, explode with confessions, and make radical decisions that could either destroy or save them. Each explores their deepest secrets and desires and discovers the consequences of acting on them. Are they ready to accept the truth about themselves? Will they change their lives or regret it all tomorrow?
Drunks is a story about ordinary people on the battlefield of life: at war with jobs, relationships, status, and desires. Their lives are caught up in routines and a monotony slowly killing their souls. They know they’re unhappy, but what went wrong? Why are they pretending? And how can they stop now that they're aware of what's happening?
Let's be clear. We're not interested in a moral recipe for how to live. We aim to raise the questions of why darkness and destruction exist in the world, and what role do we each play in it? What solutions are possible?
An atmospheric drama/comedy paced to evoke humor and devastation from the audience. These character-driven stories reveal how these people truly feel about one another and their purpose for being alive as they delve into their relationships, secrets, and their search for the divine.
What happens to the pilot episode once it's made?
Our goal is to be selected for A-list film festivals worldwide (Sundance, Tribeca, Cannes, Raindance, SXSW and more) so that our project will reach as many as possible.
Further down the line, we aim to pitch this pilot to streaming platforms as a mini-series for further development.
Who are we?
Rosencrantz Films is a group of independent filmmakers based in Brooklyn, New York. We came together amidst the 2020 pandemic with a mission to make films capable of reaching the hearts and minds of the audience. We believe that film has the power to inspire, nourish and awaken us, and share a vision of culturally unique and surprising storytelling with a diverse international film and theatre background. We aim to support and foster a community of independent emergent talent in the film industry, adding to the rich pool of expression in film.
Since our founding, we have released a wide range of works, from documentaries to music videos and short films, and have been warmly embraced at film festivals worldwide. You can check out our work on our website here!
Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Albert is based in New York City and has worked in the theatre and film industry for 15 years in Europe and the United States. His films are recognized with awards from several international film festivals, including Oscar-qualifying festivals for Best Director and Short Film. Rudnitsky was Artistic Director for the Sound Media School in Moscow and St. Petersburg, and from 2012 to 2018, he was the Main Director of the International Stanislavsky Foundation. Awardees have included Anthony Hopkins, Ian McKellen and Ingmar Bergman.
Oleg is an actor, writer and producer based in New York. He co-founded Rosencrantz Film as an independent film production company to support young filmmakers worldwide. Oleg believes the film industry needs new voices to be heard, and we are here to give all we've got to make it happen.
Terry has a long and successful management career in the non-profit and governmental spheres. He oversaw the rehabilitation of thousands of affordable housing units for New York City, was Executive Director of a social service organization (quadrupling its budget and staff), and most recently founded the Institute for Empowered Aging. Recipient of the SHARE Award for Innovations in Aging from the University of Pennsylvania, and the national Eisner Prize for excellence in uniting multiple generations for the enrichment of communities, Mr. Kaelber served as a delegate to the White House Conference on Aging and holds a Masters's Degree in Public Administration.
Producer, Casting Associate
Audrey is a writer, actor and producer based in New York City. She trained as an actor at the Alliance Theatre and Whole World Improv Theatre, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and New York City’s Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. Recent work: To Tread Among Serpents (Third Stone Theatre Co), The Green Zone (dir. Matt McGill), Snowball (dir. Jorge Canada, New York International Film Award nominee), and Miss Jules (Invoke Director's Lab), an original adaptation of Strindberg's Miss Julie, in which Arnold was awarded the NYC Artist Corps grant for her work as lead actor and producer.
Share Our Story
We are grateful for any donation you can make. This project is a significant endeavor and a massive passion project for all involved who sincerely believe in its message and story. However, donations are not the only way to help. Please share this link with friends and family on social media.
Your help is invaluable in making Drunks. And we are SO CLOSE!
We will keep you informed as post-production concludes and we move forward with festival entries in 2023, so stay tuned!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
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