Anything But Frogs

A ribbitting tale of conflict between a filmmaker, Delaney, and her star princess who will kiss anything on the set except the frog!
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Dave Oleary
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Film
San Diego, California
United States
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What's This Film About?

Anything But Frogs is a romantic comedy starring Delaney (Laura Bohlin), a director, who is making a musical that is to be the flagship film of her career.  She was coerced by the investor, Max (Rudy Quintanilla) to hire his daughter Candy (Stefanie Barboza) as the lead princess.  Candy just happens to be a stripper who's talents barely extend beyond the pole.  Torn between these women is the prince, Jack (Seth Cash).  Will he fall to the overtures of Candy?  Will Delaney find a way to pull the film together with an inept yet aggressively promiscuous lead?  Will the investor, Max pull the financing because of how is little baby is being treated?  Will the film be completed before Jack (aka Jacque) has to fly off to his next film shoot?

The Social Issues This Film Represent?

Is there a glass ceiling for women in the film industry?  Of the top 250 grossing films in 2013, women accounted for 16 percent of all directors, executive producers, producers, writers, cinematographers.  For the period 2013-2015, United States Senate boasts 20 of 100 senators being women.  It seems the United States Senate is more progressive than hollywood studios.  The subtext of "Frogs" touches on, and sometimes quote explicitly, the uphill battle women face in this industry.

Local Talent This Film Represents?

"Frogs" features original music from five local composers in addition to securing the rights on one number from "Rogers & Hammerstein".  All of the actors and crew are based out of San Diego or Los Angeles.  Many of the actors are SAG; therefore, "Frogs" is a SAG signatory film.

And local dancers from various studios, with rehearsals hosted at Academy of Performing Arts-San Diego.  Choreography by Courtney Miller, Jr

Were There Live Animals used?

The beautiful White Umbrella Cockatoo and his trainer, spent a full day on set.  See some out-takes with this "sometimes less than patient" performer:  Cockatoo Clip.

There was also a day in the sound stage with 25 live Bullfrogs - and two animal wranglers to keep them happy, safe & hopping.  Many of the actors received specialized coaching on how to handle & hold a live kicking bullfrog.  Live Frog

Stunt frogs?  Yes, there were - but the special stunts were performs by props - not live frogs.  Stunt Frog Photo

What We Need & What You Get

Although the shooting is finalized, the post-production, specifically editing, coloring, sound design & scoring is still required.  Once the film is complete, it will be submitted to film festivals around the world.  These elements of production all cost money.  The original investor, Snaps Films, already has plenty of skin in the game and can not proceed without additional funding.  Oh sure, we can complete this film with student filmmakers.  But the big picture is that Frogs is the prelude film to a feature length version.  Those investors will want to see a product that motivates them to  fund a "supersize" of the short version.  So we must hire professionals for the remainder of the post.  

Perks for donating can be seen on the side of this website, but some of the exciting perks include private screenings, invitations to red carpet screenings at film festivals, a signed copy of the movie poster & even inclusion in the final credits for your help!

Not to mention our love & adoration:-)

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