GRIND Post-Production

Starring Anthony Rapp, Claire Coffee and Pasha Pellosie!
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Steven Tylor O'Connor
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Film
New York City, New York
United States
7 Team Members

What is GRIND?

GRIND is a short film musical that takes a sexy and artistic look at the ways we connect in today’s multi screened hook up culture and asks, “Do you really know who you’re talking to?”

Created by a multi-disciplined team from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.  Musical Theater, Film, Pop Music, Classical Dance, Psychology, and Technology are all represented and this project will take advantage of them all as it explores the emotional vulnerability and danger involved in connecting with others in the irreversably intrusive world we sign on for willingly. 

What's it about? 

Vincent is uncomfortable in his own skin but he's witty and adroit on his favorite hook-up app.

Thane is hot (like...incredibly hot) but he's dumb and can't express himself.

When Thane asks Vincent to grind for him by combining his own underwear model pics with Vincent's flirty texted banter, he's certain the partnership will attract the clever guys who don't take him seriously.

Thane is introduced to a new class of men but Vincent gets addicted to the rush he's always assumed the beautiful people feel as they all navigate the competitive, multi screened hook up culture of New York City's Hell's Kitchen. 

As their paths run through darker territory both men will question: Is a monster created or revealed?

 

Who's in it?

ANTHONY RAPP (Rent, Dazed and Confused, Beautiful Mind) as Vincent

CLAIRE COFFEE (NBC's Grimm) as Autumn

and introducing PASHA PELLOSIE as Thane

Film Features:

DREW BRODY (Indie rock band M-LAB)  

ADAM HALPIN (Broadway's Glory Days, Dogfight)  

DAN GERSHAW (Lead singer of The Factory Blu)  

JONATHAN CHANG (Violet Tendencies)

TREY GERRALD (NBC's Next Caller)  

JENNIFER BABIAK (Broadway's Fiddler on the Roof)

MATT SHINGLEDECKER (Broadway's West Side Story)

JOSHUA CRUZ (Elliot Loves, Big Gay Musical)

CALVIN GRANT (Rent)

JOSHUA BUSCHER (Smash, Broadway's West Side StoryBig Fish: A New Musical)

with

NICK KOWALCZYK, JANDIZ ESTRADA, AMANDA LARSEN, DAVID LARSEN, THOMMIE RETTER, CARLOS CHANG, MELISSA NAVIA, LAURA FEDER, ASHLEIGH MURRAY, NICO ALLEN, JODY COLE WOOD, ERIC MICHAEL KROP, PAUL WINKLER, COLT ADAM WEISS, MARSHALL VINCENT GARRETT, LEO ASH EVENS, KYLE NESBIT, AUSTIN RAMSEY, MICHAEL DEBARTOLO, CELIA AU, AUSITN AUH, JORDYN ACCONCIA, KILE ATWATER, RYAN MERTZ, CHRIS J. KELLY, TRAVIS MCCLUNG, ADRIENNE SORG, MARTI GOULD CUMMINGS, JUSTIN LUKE, KAREEM MCJAGGER, TIMO DESCAMPS, ELLE ESTANOL, MICHAEL PRINCE and RICKY SCHROEDER.

 

What are we going to do with the cash?

Make no mistake this is a passion project with a very slim budget and we need even more money than our Indie-gogo goal.  We're trying to do this on a shoestring, pulling in as many industry favors as we can for equipment, personnel, and locations.  But, there are some things you just can't beg, barter, or steal: You just have to pony up the dough.  These are the parts of filmmaking that nobody writes glamorous articles about or features in DVD extras. Most of that is post-production costs, such as: 

  • Color correction 
  • Sound mixing
  • Special effects
  • Hiring live musicians
  • Studio rental 

Every penny goes towards the larger goal of presenting this exciting new work to a larger audience and sharing the bigger story that is universal to anyone searching for connection in the digital age.

INCENTIVES

We're offering a couple of fun "thank you's" to encourage you to help us along toward our goal.  We want you to join TEAM GRIND.


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    WATCH IT EVERY NIGHT!

    Get an autographed DVD of the completed project with extra bonus features.

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    DIGITAL SONG DOWNLOAD

    Get a private link to a digital download to one of the songs off the soundtrack of the film.

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    "ROLL CREDITS!"

    Be in the "Special Thanks" section of the credits for movie. (Finally a reason to stay to the end!)

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    A YOUTUBE "THANK YOU"

    Be thanked, by name, in a special YouTube video.

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    ALBUM DOWNLOAD

    Get a private link to a digital download to the soundtrack album. (Be the first to sing these songs aloud on the treadmill at your gym.)

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    SUPERMODEL, WERQ!

    Have you ever taken a bad picture? Ever been tagged in a Facebook picture you didn't like? Wish you were more photogenic? Never take a bad picture again after you take Project Runway model Pasha Pellosie's "MODELING 101" workshop in NYC - and learn to WERQ the camera! (Date and Time TBD, based on instructor availability, must be responsible for own travel and housing in NYC)

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  • $125USD
    MASTERCLASS with TELLY

    Attend a music theater audition masterclass led by Broadway and TV's Telly Leung (Glee, Rent, Godspell). If you want to sing, bring your music! Accompanist provided. Telly will draw names out of a hat, and get through as many singers as he can in 90 minutes. Telly is currently on the NYU Tisch faculty, and is a featured coach on PBS' Broadway or Bust! (Date and Time TBD, based on instructor availability, must be responsible for own travel and housing in NYC)

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  • $150USD
    MEET ANTHONY! Q&A Session

    Our star, Anthony Rapp, will discuss his illustrious career and take questions from fans in an intimate NYC setting during this 60 minute session. Ask about GRIND. Ask about RENT. Ask about ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING! (Date and Time TBD, based on instructor availability, must be responsible for own travel and housing in NYC)

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    COFFEE DATE with PASHA

    Have a one-on-one coffee date with actor / model Pasha Pellosie at an NYC cafe. (Date and Time TBD, based on actor availability, must be responsible for own travel and housing in NYC)

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    COFFEE DATE with ANTHONY

    Have a one-on-one coffee date with our star, Anthony Rapp, at an NYC cafe. (Date and Time TBD, based on availability, must be responsible for own travel and housing in NYC)

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    CORPORATE SPONSOR

    Align your company with GRIND! Get your logo in the credits!

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

    Be credited as an associate producer in the credits of the film and on the film's IMDb page. (Immortality...digitally!)

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    DINNER WITH THE BOYS

    Spend some quality time with "the boys." You and a guest will have dinner with Anthony Rapp, Pasha Pellosie, Telly Leung (producer) and Zachary Halley (director) at an NYC restaurant to discuss your thoughts on the movie. (Date and Time TBD, based on availability, must be responsible for own travel and NYC housing)

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