7/13/13 - This was a success. Thank you, everyone.
Friends, family, Mr. President --
You are receiving this link because I am asking for assistance.
I moved to Los Angeles with the goal to create a name for myself and become an actor. Full-time. An until-the-day-I-am-dead, legitimate actor -- not just someone who has flash pan success and regales people for the rest of time about how they were the Central Park hooker in "Home Alone 2" and that was it. I've met that woman and, with her eyes, she basically told me to give up forever.
With balancing having a job/not having a job, making it to auditions, and trying to say yes to everything I am booked on (even when it's unpaid), it's made it very difficult to save. Difficult to save for producing my own content which these days is a very important thing.
Like a musician writing and recording their first album, I should just as simply be filming myself rather than waiting for the perfect role to be written someplace else.
This, like anything, is easier said than done. To achieve what I've envisioned, I have a perfect team of people behind me that can make this exceed any expectations ... the only problem being that it has to be financed to pay for integral pieces such as equipment, occasional permits, rentals etc. For now, my face and body are on loan, but I will have to return those eventually so I need to use them while I can. That was a Rapture joke. Or an Avatar joke. Similar fandom.
I, like others, will be using YouTube as a means to get myself "out there" and garner the right kind of attention from the right kind of people. Releasing a handful of completed videos at the get-go, and then getting in the routine of releasing a video every week. Everyone involved is like-minded and willing to help me pursue this end goal.
These videos will be starring myself and a collective of fiercely talented people and produced by underrated masterminds.
In summary -- this is the goal: to attain the funding to create comedy web shorts. Twenty episodes. If this project is successful, another will follow, financed at a professional level.
With all this being said, if you are willing to help out .. any pledge, no matter the amount, will be so appreciated that it's difficult to truly articulate.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Deeply.