Joe lives in a world similar to a 1950's sitcom. His father is his moral compass, he's in love with the girl next door, has a chubby sidekick, and a friend who is constantly giving him bad advice. Seems like a good ol' time, right? It would be except Joe is 19 and Mormon which means he is in the middle of his mission that he has opted to do locally. As Joe struggles to stay focused on his mission he is constantly ridiculed by his father and led astray by his companion, Brad, in his pursuit of Ashley, the girl next door, who Joe's only interaction with is through fantastical delusions.
Elius Kim was discovered fully clothed and grown in a crater near Roswell, New Mexico. Egg shells were also found near the site of his discovery; presumably part of his birthing shell. However, after extensive laboratory testing it was determined that Elius was in fact raised by a patch of pumpkins. He now attends Chapman’s Dodge School of film.
Andrew Balcof, originally a gremlin found in the underbelly of a kitchen sink, fled to the artic at the age of seven where he was raised by a widowed walrus and slowly evolved into a human/gremlin hybrid. His hobbies include watching Golden Girls and interior design. He currently attends NYU’s film school.
Jacob Perry is actually Abraham Lincoln. He’s been preparing for his role as himself in the film adaptation of the book Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter for over a century. Unfortunately the movie has already been made. Jacob now works as a camera operator/cinematographer and attends Saddleback College.
Laura Whitney was born into a pack of wolves near California’s Yosemite national park. Although a feral child, Laura excelled in the academics that the local wolf pack school district offered and graduated as Salutatorian in her class of one. She now studies film at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Dylan Mctee was raised by a colony of jellyfish just off the Pacific Coast. Simply put, Dylan is a turdish trapezoid. His favorite foods include flash cards and the sharp side of Velcro. Dylan is currently studying film and acting at USC.
All of the creators met when they were called upon to defend Hogwarts. At the victory celebration which came after defeating Voldemort they all came up with the idea for Dear Joe.
What We Need & What You Get
Besides equipment such as lighting, sound, and camera gear, Dear Joe has many fantasical elements such as motorcycle stunts, fights, giant lizards, and beheadings. In order to give the audience a good experience we plan to use much of our money on make up and costuming along with the technical side. The money we have will be proportional to the size of the lizards and how many heads get chopped off (this is serious). Incentives include credits, model planets signed by the cast and crew, DVD's of the film, etc. Every donation is much appreciated and we'll love you forever. Or at least until December 21st of this year.
How You Can Help
Whether you go into your parents wallet and use their credit card without their knowledge, or you've made some money via arms trade, we'll take it! But we also appreciate people just following the progress of the film to the final product and spreading the word, because what's a film without an audience?