Pizzodyssey: An Independent Comedy Film

SYNOPSIS: "Pizzodyssey" is a new independent feature comedy film that follows the story of Cameron Murphy, a pizza delivery guy having a very bad day at work.
44581712_1581714459866051_r.jpegABOUT US: Pulp Productions Films is an independent film production company based outside Chicago, Illinois. It was founded by Brian Naydol, who has written and directed three independently produced feature films and has two more in post-production to be released in 2020.  Our films have been shot all over Southern Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, and in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Director's Reel: (This is what I can do with limited budgets)

OUR GOALS:  Our main goal is to make you laugh. We want to make something that will just be fun to make and fun for the audience to watch.   We are not here to make something serious or a social commentary and we are not trying to change the world, sometimes, we just want to go to see a movie, laugh, and forget the world around us.  Laughter can be a valuable commodity.  While independent film is a lot tougher to make than having a studio behind a production, it does have advantages. It gives us the opportunity to tell any story we want to tell, the way we want to tell it. For me, as the writer and director, I enjoy seeing the audience's reactions to the stories I tell. Nothing has made me happier or more proud than when I see people enjoying my work. With this film, I am getting back to my roots. All our old web series and shorts were comedies, but the past few years, my features have all been drama and horror with a little comedy mixed in, I wanted to a project that would be fun for everyone.

This is also a chance for me to do something I have wanted to do for many years. Back in 2011, I was part of a 48-hour film contest. We did an eight-minute short with the same title and premise. There is a limited amount of things we could do at the time, but for years, I have thought about what could have been and written shorts about the same thing that I never used, so this gives me that chance to go back, rethink and revamp this idea and go all out with it, which is very exciting. 

OUR TEAM:  Our team will be built with Pulp Productions veterans and enthusiastic newcomers. Stay tuned for bios, updates, and videos from the cast and crew.

Cast: (So Far)

Nathan Apodaca  as Cameron Murphy
Kevin Anthony Johnson II as Matt Walsh

Madison Freeland as Crazy Sarah

Catherine Bustos as Mia Clark
Blake Fowler as Schmidt
Jeff Naydol as The Ninja

Crew: (So Far)

Writer and Director: Brian Naydol 

More cast and crew announcements coming soon!

WHAT WE NEED: With this film, we are lucky enough to have access to a lot of some equipment, locations, and other things that will help us along, but we do need a little bit more to get this right, so we are looking to raise $28,000 to make sure we can do everything we need to do. I want to be sure the final product will look good and be to the industry standard so we can share it as much as possible. Avengers: Endgame cost $356,000,000 to make, not including marketing, what we are looking for is laughable to Hollywood, but you don't need millions of dollars to make a great film. It brakes down like this:   

$7500 Crew: We need a small but effective and experienced team behind the scenes. We are looking to hire on a production manager, camera operator, gaffer, boom operator, script supervisor, prop master, and make-up artist for our shoots.  These people are the backbone of the production and will be responsible for everything you see on screen.  We need hard-working, experienced people that can make sure this production runs smoothly and keep the production running.  These people will be on set every day, longer than anyone else and are the backbone of the production.

$5150 Equipment: Our goal is to make a high-quality film on a limited budget.  Films have to meet certain standards to be distributed in the best way possible and the industry-standard that we are shooting for is what is commonly referred to as “The Netflix Test.”  This is the standard that anything you see on Netflix would have to pass to get on there and if a filmmaker can meet them, they have a big advantage.  Netflix requires certain cameras to be used, certain settings and equipment and this is sort of the gold standard regardless of where it ends up.  For us to achieve this, we will need $5140 to purchase and rent everything we will need for the production.

$4500 Actors: We need a strong cast to bring this film to life and we want to reach out to some established actors with as well as use local talent and find the best mix to bring this story to life.

$4500 Post-Production Costs: Films are made in the editing room. We will need a video editor, a sound editor, colorist, composer, and music licensing fees to make sure the film is completed correctly. These tasks are essential in making a high-quality film and we need people who have experience and are experts at their trade to produce the highest quality film possible. 

$2000 Fees / Taxes: There are two certainties in life, death and taxes.  We do have to pay taxes on all funds we raise and we do have to pay fees to Kickstarter for hosting our fundraiser on their site.  This money will cover these two things.

$1500 Food: An army runs on their stomachs and we will have 15 days of shooting and a lot of people to feed.  We want to be sure we can take care of everyone properly.

$1000 Transportation: We need to be able to get our team from point A to point B for shoots and bring in talent from outside the area.  This fund ensures we can do that.

$1000 Locations: We will need to rent several locations out as well as obtain permits to shoot the film on locations.

$500 Props: We will not need a lot of props for this film, but we will need to purchase some items, a pizza sign car topper, pizza boxes, a pizza delivery bag, things like that. We estimate about $500 for these items.

$350 Wardrobe:  We won't need a lot in this area either, but we will need a few items, custom uniforms for several cast members, specific outfits, and items we can damage. We estimate the total cost at $350 for the items we need.

$300 Makeup: We will need to build a makeup kit for the production.

Independent film runs on fundraising and donors like you, which is why we are grateful for every donation no matter what, they all add up regardless of amount, if 28,000 people donated a single dollar, we would be set, if 5,600 people donated $5, we would be set, that's less than the cost of a cup of coffee or a pack of cigarettes to help make a film and helping make a lot of people's dreams come true by giving them an opportunity to show what they can do.   Please, donate now and help support this fabulous little film project and those putting it together. If you cannot donate, but this film sounds interesting to you, don’t worry! Any form of support will help us achieve our goal. Sharing this campaign on your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, wherever, following us on any social media, or stopping by our booth at a convention, are all ways you can get involved! We can only succeed with your help, the most important thing about any film is the fans and those who support these projects.  The more we raise, the more we can do!  This is the first of three films we hope to shoot in 2020.

"The more real you can make a comedy, the funnier it's gonna be." -Gene Wilder 

Some fun I had attempting interviews at a convention we promoted at:

FIND US!  If you are interested in learning more, here are some links you can check out!

Pulp Productions Website 
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