Short SummaryStepsister is a completed short film set in San Francisco, now beginning the festival circut.
CAST & CREW
Comedian Brent Weinbach has appeared on Conan, Lopez Tonight, Comedy Central, HBO, and toured with the Comedians of Comedy. He is also a recipient of the Andy Kaufman award for innovation in stand-up comedy.
Beth Lisick is the author of four books, including the New York Times bestselling comic memoir Everybody Into the Pool. Her film credits include the female lead in Frazer Bradshaw's FIPRESCI award winning feature Everything Strange and New and Britta Sjogren's upcoming Beyond Redemption. She will release two new books in 2013.
Anna Seregina is a San Francisco-based stand-up comic and actor. She has performed in SF Sketchfest, the Bruise Cruise Festival, and the San Francisco Comedy Day Festival.
JOEY IZZO writer/director
Joey Izzo is a Bay Area native working in a variety of cinematic disciplines. Joey’s work has ventured into the depths of experimental cinema, culminating in an ambitious film collaboration with esteemed avant-garde composer John Zorn. It premiered at The New York Film Festival in 2011 and was commercially released by Tzadik Recordings in 2012. Since then, Joey has widened his scope to include an eclectic mix of narratives ranging from morbid occult melodrama to rye-humored naturalism. Joey Izzo earned his MFA in film production from San Francisco State University in 2012. He was awarded a Murphy & Cadogan Fellowship Tuition Grant from the SF Foundation for his first year film, Chuck's Chicken.
BARRET HACIA producer
With the traditional model broken, Barret is creating new material that tests the boundaries of cinema through unconventional techniques and exhibition. As a teenager he started his career as a production assistant & was quickly promoted up the ranks. During his senior year at San Francisco State, Barret produced the award winning indie feature Falling Uphill, which acquired distribution from Cinema Epoch. In addition to his narrative work, he has produced spots for Google, Gap, Vice and many more. Barret currently spends his time between Los Angeles & San Francisco.
What We Need & What You Get
We are looking to raise $3000. This money will go directly to deliverables:
DCP Video Transfer ($1500)
Sound Mix ($300)
DigiBeta Tape + PAL-Formatted Exhibition Hard Drive ($250)
Required Publicity Materials ($200)
Final Color Grading ($150)
Festival Submission Costs ($100)
Any additional funding we may receive would go directly toward travel expenses and festival lodging:
Housing -rented through Cannes Festival- ($1700)
With a $20+ donation, you will gain admission to a special screening of the film, accompanied by a stand-up comedy show. This event will take place at the Cine Cave, a new venue located in San Francisco's Lost Weekend Video.
Check out some of our other, more lucrative prizes -- for those of you who are interested in building a personal relationship with some of the talent involved in the movie.
From the Director:
I cannot thank you enough for contributing to this project. Getting into the Cannes Film Festival has always been a dream of mine. It seems silly to only speak of financial constraints, considering the wonderfully positive and gratifying opportunity awaiting me. Nevertheless, that is the situation I have found myself in.
This film is one of three shorts from America to be selected this year; it is one of eighteen to be selected from 1500 submissions. It marks the first film from San Francisco State University AND San Francisco to be selected for Cannes Cinéfondation.
With your contribution, I hope to be able to bring my film to Cannes. I will proudly represent not only myself, but San Francisco, as well, in the world's most highly regarded film festival.
Other Ways You Can Help
Even if you cannot contribute finincially, we would appreciate it if you'd share this campaign with your friends and family. We will gladly accept any kind words you want to throw our way as well!
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