Dirtbags

"Dirtbags" is an experimental found-footage road trip sex comedy set against the backdrop of a slasher film. From award-winning screenwriter Dale Zawada.
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Dale Zawada
Film
Orland Hills, Illinois
United States
4 Team Members

Short Summary

"Dirtbags" is a low budget comedy written and directed by award-winning screenwriter Dale Zawada.

This project started off as a very low budget affair, with an estimated budget of a thousand dollars.  With filmmaking being an expensive endeavor, the budget quickly ballooned to over four thousand! 

Some people might have packed it in there, but not us Dirtbags!  This project WILL be completed with a finished feature movie to show for it, but it will be done RIGHT with your help. We're just asking for a little assistance to get this project across the finish line.

We will be putting up the first trailer for the film in late July!


About The Movie

Joe, Dale, and Jamie are three misfit buddies ready to drink, smoke, and screw all weekend long at their favorite lake house vacation spot where their girlfriends await. 

Dale documents the road trip with the new camera he purchased after his girlfriend Hailey gave him the green light to record a sex tape over the weekend.  Joe doesn't mind having the camera around as it can immortalize the moment he proposes to his own girlfriend Kelly. 

During the trip, the three immature friends realize they're finally growing up, albeit about 10 years later than most respectable people.  This is likely the last time they’ll truly hang out together, and with radio reports of a serial killer on the loose, it might be the last time they see each other ever again!

The three men learn that getting older and growing up aren’t exactly the same thing.  The fun is over.  The rest of their lives will now be spent in true adulthood.  Unfortunately the rest of their lives would only last about 8 hours as they'd be killed later that night.

What We Need & What You Get

With your donation we will pay our actors, recoup production costs, and most importantly use your donation towards marketing, festival fees, editing, and other Dirtbags business to help see this project across the finish line.

We know nothing in life is free, so besides truly helping us out, we want to give you a variety of fun rewards!

1.  $1: Thanks!
Thank you for believing in us!   We couldn't have done it without you!

2: $5: Copy of the script
Get a PDF copy of the script from award-winning screenwriter Dale Zawada and see how much of the film was improvised and how much was scripted!   

3.  $15: Soundtrack
Enjoy the original music of Mannshaft and other artists such as Someday Fall and Mannshaft!
+Script

4.  $25: Digital Download
We welcome you to the Dirtbags with an HD Digital Download of the film! 
+Soundtrack & Script

5.  $100: Special Thanks
Stay for the credits when the movie is over so you can see your name on the big screen!
+Digital Download, Script, and Soundtrack

6.  $500: Associate Producer Credit
You just helped produce a feature film with your donation!  Try not to let Hollywood change you.
+Digital Download, Script, and Soundtrack

7.  $1,000: Executive Producer Credit
Hey, Mr. Moneybags!  Enjoy the feeling of power that comes with knowing you were a key reason a feature film was made!
+Digital Download, Script, and Soundtrack

Dirtbags Poster

The Impact

"Dirtbags" is an experimental found-footage road trip sex comedy set against the backdrop of a slasher movie.  You will likely never read that sentence again.  We're doing something unique and risky, but also creative and entertaining. 

Also, the cast and crew of "Dirtbags" is as top-notch as a "low budget indie" can get!

Dale Zawada is an award-winning screenwriter (www.abiglovestory.com) and is making his directorial debut in this film.

The lead actors are Jamie Campbell (ComedySportz, Just For Laughs, and recently honored with BEST STAND-UP COMEDIAN from Chicagoreader.com) and Joe Degand (Second City).

Also involved are Kristen Toomey, Ryan Budds, Chris Ayan, and David Franks -- All Chicago comedy mainstays.

Our only goal with this project is to make a great film this year, work on our craft, and deliver a quality film to everyone out there. 

 

Other Ways You Can Help

Please share this Indie Go Go campaign to your friends and family who might enjoy a movie like this.

Share it on Facebook and Twitter if you can.  Any help would be very much appreciated.

I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS.  HOW CAN I CONTACT SOMEONE WITH THE PRODUCTION?

You can email us at dirtbagsthemovie@gmail.com or send us a message on FB or Twitter!

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$815USD
raised by 23 people in 2 months
16% funded
0 time left
$5,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on August 20, 2013
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  • $1USD
    Thanks!

    Thank you for believing in us! We couldn't have done it without you!

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  • $5USD
    Copy of the Script

    Get a PDF copy of the script from award-winning screenwriter Dale Zawada and see how much of the film was improvised and how much was scripted!

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $15USD
    Soundtrack

    Enjoy the original music of Mannshaft and other artists such as Someday Fall and Mannshaft! For just $15 we will send you the the digital copy of the soundtrack AND a PDF of the shooting script!

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    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $25USD
    Digital copy of the movie!

    We welcome you to the Dirtbags with an HD Digital Download of the film! +Soundtrack and Script DISCLAIMER: Contains nudity and may contain some explicit content.

    16 claimed
  • $100USD
    Special Thanks

    Stay for the credits when the movie is over so you can see your name on the big screen! +Digital Download, Script, and Soundtrack DISCLAIMER: Contains nudity and may contain some explicit content.

    3 claimed
  • $500USD
    Associate Producer credit

    You just helped produce a feature film with your donation! Try not to let Hollywood change you. +Digital Download, Script, and Soundtrack DISCLAIMER: Contains nudity and may contain some explicit content.

    0 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Executive Producer credit

    Hey, Mr. Moneybags! Enjoy the feeling of power that comes with knowing you were a key reason a feature film was made! +Digital Download, Script, and Soundtrack DISCLAIMER: Contains nudity and may contain some explicit content.

    0 claimed
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