Scrooge & Marley is a modern-day variation on Charles Dickens’ classic story of the holidays, A Christmas Carol. Recounted from a gay sensibility, with heart, comedy and music, the magic of Dickens’ timeless tale of a man’s redemption at the holidays—thanks to the help of three ghostly spirits— comes alive from a fresh perspective that will appeal to audiences of every persuasion.
Actors attached to the project include:
David Pevsner as Scrooge
Tim Kazurinsky as Marley
Michael Joseph Mitchell
Richard Knight, Jr.
Scrooge & Marley, an independent film, will be shot in Chicago May 2012. The film is based on an original script by Ellen Stoneking, Richard Knight, Jr. and the late Timothy Imse. It will be directed by Knight and Peter Neville.
Executive producers of the film are Tracy Baim (Hannah Free) and David Strzepek (Foodgasm), who are joined by several co-producers (Knight, Neville, Stoneking, Kroell) and experienced crew. Line producer is Thavary Krouch.
Casting director is Heather Schmucker
Those interested in joining the crew should email: firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the ways we change society is through our culture, and film is a great way to tell our LGBT stories. There are very few gay holiday films, ones for the entire family and our LGBT allies, too. By showing a diversity of our lives, we help create a larger cultural acceptance.
What We Need & What You Get
The budget for our film is $100,000. Most of that will be raised through investors, and the remainder will be raised through individual contributions. We will be shooting in May 2012 in Chicago, with a primarily Chicago cast and crew. Our funds will go to paying cast and crew for their valuable time, and to make this low-budget independent film look and sound the best possible.
Other Ways You Can Help
We would love for you to help us by sending this campaign info to your friends through social networking sites and email. If you are in Chicago, we will soon be planning our shoot schedule and looking for people to assist in production.
Team on This Campaign:
Richard Knight, Jr.
Co-Producer, Co-Writer and Co-Director
Co-Director and Co-Producer
Line Producer and UPM
Co-Producer and Cast Member