What is "They's No Place Like Home: The Ballad of Rob and Ova"?:
"They's No Place Like Home: The Ballad of Rob and Ova" is a mocumentary feature film about Rob Bronson and Ova Reynolds, who are thirty-something, unemployed guys from a poor Kentucky county who attempt to travel across the state to try out for a puppet troupe. A local news crew has chosen Rob and Ova as the focus of their story on unemployment in the state, and picks up with them as they hitchhike and do odd jobs. It is a spiritual journey away from work-related anxiety and stress to an absurd level of grace and love.
'The Ballad of Rob and Ova' will feature many of Kentucky's treasures. From flea markets to horse farms, from community gardens to animal sanctuaries, from churches to "cuddle parties", the film will show off much of the scenic beauty and many of the real life characters from all over the Commonwealth.
At the heart of the film is just these two characters (Rob and Ova), who hopefully capture some of the paradoxes in Kentucky and humanity in general. Though there is a script, much of the film will be improvisational as we will be interacting with real people (In the vein of 'Borat' or other Sacha Baron Cohen films). Please watch our short film AGE/SEX/LOCATION
if you want to get an idea of who the characters of Rob and Ova are. And if you think they are worthy of being in a feature film please consider helping us with a donation.
THE WORLD OF ROB AND OVA
The characters of Rob and Ova were created by Jeremy Midkiff (Rob Bronson) and Jonathan Moore (Ova Reynolds- pronounced Ovy), and were brought together for the first time in AGE/SEX/LOCATION, but have also been featured with other characters in this world (Irene, Lifecoach Tom, and Jerry French) in videos featured on our blog, CLAW MACHINE FILMS.
What we would do with the money?
CAMERA ACCESSORIES $600
FOOD AND TRAVEL (for cast and crew) $750
MISC. EXPENSES AND FEES $500
If we were to raise more than the $4000 we are asking for, the money will go to getting more gear and compensating the cast and crew for their time. Additional funding could also help us when we finish the film to promote it and submit it to film festivals.
Other ways to help
Not everyone can afford to help out in terms of money (we understand that from first hand experience), but maybe you are an actor, a cinematographer, a producer, a musician, or a costume maker? We want this film to be a community effort! Any success we have with this film will be invested back into the Lexington area by helping other artists acheive their dreams. Please contact us through social media if you want to be involved in the film in any way.