We're the sketch comedy group Ironic T-Shirt and Producer Joe Anderson. Over the past four years we've produced more than fifty sketches, shorts, and web series, that have been featured on almost all of the websites.
Now we're embarking on our most ambitious project ever – the world’s biggest burrito! I mean - a feature film! We want to make a film noir spoof – think Airplane! meets The Big Sleep – the type of movie that we'd love to watch but haven't seen in decades.
But we can't do it without your help!
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Knock Knock, Who's Dead? combines the anything goes, larger than life comedy of films like Naked Gun, Blazing Saddles, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail with the sex, violence, and intrigue of film noir classics like The Maltese Falcon and Double Indemnity. It's a spoof of the film noir conventions we all know and love – the cigarettes, the tall shadows, the untrustworthy dames.
Knock Knock, Who's Dead? follows hapless gumshoe Donnie Brock as he investigates threats against the wealthy, mysterious Kayber family. It isn't long before Donnie finds himself personally embroiled in the family's affairs and knee deep in murder, deception, cover-ups, Communists, diabolical inventions, Mexican crime lords, horny old women, and crooked cops. Beaten, bruised, and framed, Donnie's left with just his wits, charm, and ceaseless internal monologue to save the day and his own skin.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
For this movie to work it has to be done right. The more authentic the film noir world and atmosphere, the funnier the jokes. So we don't intend to use the funds we raise to rush out and film an ultra-low budget version of the movie. Instead we've put together a detailed business plan in which any funds you contribute will be used as start up capital to produce a trailer, attract talent, and secure investors. That means every dollar you contribute today is going to help us raise ten tomorrow.
We'll be sure to provide our donors with detailed updates about the project as we move into preproduction and production, so that you can see exactly what your money helps us achieve.
Here's a simplified graph of our proposed use of your contributions:
STUFF YOU CAN GET
Is the satisfaction of helping bring this zany comedy to life not good enough for you? No problem – look at all this cool stuff you can get:
Ironic T-Shirt is William Brasington, Anton Handel, Benjamin Smolen, Nikolai von Keller, and Diana Wright. Over the past four years we've produced more than fifty sketches, shorts, and web series that have been featured on or received recognition from Comedy Central, Cracked, Current TV, Channel 101, Mondo Media, Funny or Die, Fark, Dorkly, Atom, The AFK Show, and DipDive, among others. Most of our prior content, including the sketch “Dead Men Don't Play Strings” that inspired this film, can be found at www.ironictshirt.com.
Between the five of us we've also won a Watson Fellowship, a Philadelphia Young Playwright Award, and a third prestigious award. We've written for Emmy-winning television shows, sold television pilots, acted in Academy Award-nominated films, won various screenwriting competitions, and graduated from four different snobby liberal arts colleges. Also, one of us is allergic to seafood. Which one? It's a secret. (It’s Diana – don’t tell her I told you.)
UPDATE: We've been joined by producer and entertainment attorney W. Joseph Anderson!