As most of you know, I've been working hard (and loving!) producing independent films for the last four years, and this year, I decided to write one of my own. <--Holy crap!
And, thanks to a very talented and generous director , I will be filming said movie this December in Los Angeles. <--Double holy crap!
Originally, I told myself, "I'm going to self-fund this movie and everything is going to be fine."
(you let me know when you stop laughing)
But, after a few months of pre-production outside of my wonderful Bay Area cocoon of amazingly generous and kind friends and family (that's you guys)...I have determined that I need financial help.
So, guess what? This is me asking y'all for help, you lucky dogs.
I do NOT take asking for money lightly and frankly, I'm a bit mortified and embarrassed to do it. But, screw it. This movie means the world to me and with it, I believe that I can do one of the things I actually love more than cake...make people laugh.
I want to make YOU laugh and I truly believe that I can do it with "Frankly a Mess"...
FRANKLY A MESS
A struggling performer and all-around slacker accidentally stumbles into a successful fetish video career, and is subsequently pulled into a community of sickos while dealing with her over-bearing family in this outrageous comedy.
So, here's my pitch:
First, THIS IS FRANKIE on paper...
And now, THIS IS FRANKIE (played by Natasha Estrada) in pictures...
Frankie is a sarcastic, foul-mouthed and rude actress taking low-paying jobs to cover her meager existence. She has a dark sense of humor, smarts and a quick wit, despite her overall lack of success.
Are you intrigued yet?
Now, I'll introduce you to a few of the folks she'll be playing with in my film...
THIS IS LIZZIE (played by Miss Margaux Leigh Hamilton).
Lizzie is a plus-size model with a lot of sass and a no-nonsense attitude. She acts as a bad influence to her best friend but gets her out of trouble as quickly as she gets her into it.
THIS IS BRUNO (played by Mister Dave Gironda, Jr.).
Bruno is Frankie's best pal with whom she shares a comfortable, yet brotherly relationship. He has his odd quirks (specifically a preference for the older ladies), and his great sense of humor and quick wit makes him thoroughly likable.
THIS IS NATALYA (played by Miss Mosh).
Natalya is a snobbish Russian model with a high sense of entitlement. She makes bad jokes based on her poor grasp of the English language. Her appearance is always perfect and she is always superior.
THIS IS MISS EDAMAME (played by Miss Delta Work).
Miss Edamame is the sassy and brash owner of a staffing agency who takes zero shit from anyone and who constantly bombards her employees with profane insults.
THIS IS DOMINIC SMALLWOOD (played by Mister Murray Hill).
Dom is a sleazy, fast-talking and offensive hustler who tries to sign our hero to an entertainment contract.
Now, keep in mind...this is just a mere smattering of the outstanding talent that I have been graced with to bring life to the people that my brain whipped up.
Seriously, you guys...I'm so excited to make this movie that I might barf.
And now, this is me asking you if you can spare a few dollars to help me make this dream come true without having to sell my car.
Every bit helps, so anything you can do, I will be infinitely grateful for!
Thank you very much for reading my pitch.
As your reward for making it this far, here is a gratuitous picture of my floofy butt muffin, Martini.
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