Team Taxi is a collaborative effort between:
Rapier Wit Films, LLC. -Principals: Cecily Mihok-Trenka and John Marean. An independent video company that produces educational science videos, music videos, and assists on narrative films.
The Majors Productions - Nugent Cantileno, Carrie Ferrante, Robert La Rosa, Joshua Paige, and Marc Riou - These award-winning filmmakers have worked on numerous documentaries and narratives from one end of New York to the other and are always up for a new challenge.
Check out our cinematographer, Marc Riou's, reel to get a feel for his style:
Steve Sage Productions - Steve Sage - Besides being the front man of the Bon Jovi tribute band, Bad Medicine, Steve is a renowned cinematographer and award-winning filmmaker proud to call Long Island his home.
Debra Markowitz - As the Nassau County Film Commissioner through three administrations, Debra also was a founder and programmer for the LIIFE - the Long Island International Film Expo, for the past 17 years. She is the author of the Karmic Wind Trilogy (Naked in the Rain, Sarah and Caleb and Karmic Wind). Because no one really needs to sleep, she is also a Casting Director, Producer and Writer.
The Last Taxi Driver is pissed off. He proudly displayed his Medallion, picking up the public and was saving for a new Prius Cab. Then the Zombie Apocalypse happened, and they no longer make Prius's, and even if they did, there's no one to pick up. Plus, when you finally find a customer, you have to make sure they don't try and eat you. Oh and did we mention he's pissed?!
Why We're Making It
Filmmaking is fun! The only thing more fun is banding together with talented filmmakers and production companies from all over Long Island to create a unique movie with great actors. There's some kind of magic that happens on a film set, and that translates into great fun for you, the audience. Sometimes to live the dream, you have to create your own projects.
Team Taxi is fortunate to be shooting on a Red Scarlet camera, providing zombie fun in 4K, which in non-industry terms mean great quality. Our cast was very carefully selected to highlight the incredible acting and comedic skills of Robert Clohessy (Wolf of Wall Street, Blue Bloods) and Emily Jackson (Incarnate, Fringe). Robert starred with Emily in the upcoming indie feature, Living with the Dead.
Robert Clohessy will be playing the Taxi Driver.
Emily Jackson will be playing Violet.
How You Can Help
We hope to reach our goal of $9,000 in order to cover the following costs:
-Equipment Rental Fees
-Props and Costumes
-Lots of zombie make-up
-Transportation and Meals
-Festival and Indiegogo Fees
Every donation that you send us is appreciated and will help us get one step closer to our goal. Check out the perks section on this page to see some of the cool things you will receive by helping us. Once this promotion is over you'll lose your chance to snag some great gifts so don't be shy!
I've Already Donated. What Else Can I Do?
Like our Facebook page, follow us on there, and share this Indiegogo page everywhere you can! Tell your friends, family, and co-workers about The Last Taxi Driver, and encourage others to send a donation, be it large or small.
We thank you for your support and appreciate all the help we can get! Make sure to keep checking out our Facebook and Indiegogo page to stay up to date on the film's progress. From everyone at Team Taxi we say thank you! Without you, independent films like The Last Taxi Driver, would forever remain as words on a page!
**NOTE: Anyone who purchases the $500 or a greater amount perk will be asked to leave if found disruptive "on the film set."**
Director, Writer, Producer, Casting Director