My name is Billy Surges, and I have big dreams. If you asked me in high school what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would say "A professional athlete". I even had the talent to possibly make that dream come true. However, almost 8 years later... I have found my true calling. I have a passion for making movies. If you know me, you know all about what I have done throughout high school and college, and I thank you for even considering donating to this project. If you don't know me, all you really need to know is that I have prepared myself, through thick and thin, to succeed in the world of entertainment. I have also surrounded myself with a great group of people who I consider my friends, some of them as close as my family, that like to get together, have fun, and make movie magic. Please join me in this amazing journey and let us become friends through the cinematic arts!
www.billysurges.com has a lot of my previous work situated in a nice, organized format for your viewing pleasure. From stage shows, to movies, to making music, to taking people's headshots, I am a jack of all trades. Please let me find something that sticks. My resumes for acting, directing, and tech are on here as well...so you can check out my background and experience as well! I graduated from Elmhurst College with a degree in acting and directing...so please help me prove that this college thing wasn't a waste!
Set in the late 1940's, a killer named Johnny has just murdered the mayor's wife. At first, its ruled suicide until an unlikely partnership between a rookie cop and a female counterpart (one of the first female detectives) are put on the case by the chief of police. As the story unfolds...corruption, race, the cold war, the underworld, a vaudeville-esque troupe of performers, and more murders are brought to the lime light, which of course, is all right around election time for the mayor and his family.
What Your Donation Serves:All of our actors and crew have volunteered their time to this project. They expect no payment for two months of shooting because their heart is in the pictures. The funds we receive go to cover costs such as all of our locations (gotta pay those utilities!), meals for the actors (they gotta eat right?), equipment (everyone expects top quality gear), and film festival fees (the ultimate goal to get our film noticed by Hollywood!)
Other Ways You Can HelpI understand in this economy people do not have the money to be sharing. There is nothing wrong with that, and I appreciate that you took the time to read this far on the page. If you could spread the word in any way possible for this film, it would mean a lot. Email the family, post a facebook status, or shout from the top of a building about it (I think you get the idea). Any thing you can do is considered help and makes you a valuable asset to our team.
The Cast and Crew
|Katie Meyers||FIRST ASST. DIRECTOR|
|Diana Surges||SCRIPT SUPERVISOR|
|Billy Surges||DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY|
|Luke Totman||B CAM|
|Billy Surges||SOUND MIXER|
|Katie Long-Piper/Gina Carlson||WARDROBE|
|Gina Carlson/Katie Long-Piper||HAIR/MAKE-UP ARTISTS|
|Diana Surges||CRAFT SERVICES|
|Don Kress||Jack Reynolds|
|Joe Ogiony||Frank Channing|
|Beth Reiners||Margaret Channing|
|Emma Hutchison||Susie Channing|
|Scott Eckelberry||Police Team Member|
|Tom Meyers||Advisor 1|
|Bill Surges||Advisor 2|
|Steve Pavlik||Advisor 3|
|Derek Cook||Mr. Sinclaire|
|Ron Carlson||Tony "The Boss"|
|Kevin Redmond Caliendo||Mobster 1|
|Joe Carlson||Door Man|
|Steve Price||The Guy|