Aging poet, Lou Dinarde lives homeless on the streets of San Francisco despite possessing an inheritance that once totaled over $700,000. As his money begins to run dry, family and friends re-emerge in last stitch efforts to offer guidance and support. Lou, unsure of the nature of their motives, struggles with deciding whether to accept help or continue on his self-destructive path. (The story is loosly based on a true life character, the photo above is of the real Lou Dinarde)
Link to write up about main character in the San Francisco Chronicle:
Born and raised in Northern California, Philip Welch has spent the last 6 years in Los Angeles, completing graduate school and working as a freelance film editor. He holds an MFA degree from the American Film Institute and a Bachelors degree from California State University Northridge. This Project represents Philip's first feature length film.
With advancements in digital technology it has become increasingly possible to bring new and exciting stories to the screen at relatively low costs. This campaign seeks to produce a screenplay I have labored over for the past 5 years. Great effort has been made to shape the story to include ideas, themes and concepts I have sought to express for a number of years. The screenplay and its characters and drama reflect my voice as a filmmaker, and is indicative of the type of work I hope to produce throughout my career.
This project is independent by nature, and will Only be produced with your help. For those who personally know me, and those who don’t, please support this project and I promise you I will bring the film to the screen honestly and sincerely. If the goal is fully funded the film can be made without any comprimise.
The film explores the story of an outsider, a man who marches to his own beat. The charactors actions and decisions are complex and don't necessarily fit within the norms of the classical hollywood narrative. To be frank, despite that fact that the screenplay is rich and compelling Hollywood would have no interst in this script. For this reason, I turn to the support of friends, family, and all who enjoy great storytelling. Please support the project. Without independant support, great stories would go untold.
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