Imaginary Anonymous

The darkly comical USC student film about a young man named Frank attending his first support group meeting for ex-imaginary friends.
Austin Kolodney
Los Angeles, California
United States
1 Team Member

What is Imaginary Anonymous?

My name is Austin Kolodney, and I am a writer and director pursuing my dreams of making movies here at USC's School of the Cinematic Arts. My next project, Imaginary Anonymous, is a darkly comic take on Imaginary Friends. Imagine a world where imaginary friends continued to exist even after their creators have outgrown them. They'd probably have some serious abandonment issues, and that's where the support group Imaginary Anonymous steps in. Imaginary Anonymous is the story of Frank, an ex-imaginary best friend reluctant to attend his first meeting. There are many other twists and turns that take place throughout the film, but I'd rather not spoil them!

This project is very near and dear to my heart, and I would love nothing more than to bring my vision to the screen, but I desperately need your help in doing so! 


What We Need & What You Get

We need your help! This film will require money for:

  • Costumes and Props
  • Craft Services
  • Location Permits
  • Equipment rentals and transportation fees
  • Hiring a Stunt Coordinator 
  • Hiring a Studio Teacher for the child actors
  • Festival Submission Fees (To share it with the world!)

I have saved up a lot the past semester with the specific intention of funding this project, but unfortunately it is not enough for such a costly venture. Help in any shape or form would greatly be appreciated, and I have even assembled rewards for all of my sponsors! Read them on the right side of the screen :D

Who's Involved?

Turen Robinson - Frank

Will Tranfo - Brandon

Austin Kolodney - Writer, Director, and Producer

Kyle Harris - Cinematographer and Editor

Anya Lehr - Assistant Director

Tristan De Burgh - Unit Production Manager

Michael Schwarcz - Key Grip

Brennan Loftus - 2nd Assistant Director/1st AC

Sydney Michelle Marquez - Production Designer

Newton Garner - Sound/Team Mascot/DJ

Nicole Keim - 2nd AC

Mark Advani - Script Supervisor

Jonathan Ho - Grip/Production Assistant

Jackson Greenberg - Composer

Ed Douglas - Stunt Coodinator

Other Ways You Can Help

Spread the word! Tell your friends, family, coworkers, even your imaginary friends about this film. Share this link on your facebook, twitter, tumblr, any social media site. Or you can print it out and go door to door! (Just kidding don't do that. My mom would always get mad at me for talking to strangers) Thank you so much for reading all of this! Go ahead and give yourself a pat on the back :)

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  • $5USD

    A thank you email and a hug. (The hug is contingent on whether or not you live in Los Angeles, or the greater Los Angeles county area)

    3 claimed
  • $15USD
    Best Friends!

    A private link to the film upon it's completion and a deluxe hug. (Deluxe hugs are 10 seconds or more, plus all of the above)

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  • $25USD
    Best Friends For Life!

    A personalized, commemorative certificate of a one year completion of Imaginary Anonymous. (plus all of the above)

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  • $50USD
    Best Friends Forever!

    A thank you credit in the film (plus all of the above)

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  • $100USD
    Best Friends Forever And Ever!

    A Signed DVD copy, and a personalized thank you card in the mail. (plus all of the above)

    3 claimed
  • $200USD
    The Bestest of Friendzies!

    A phone call from the writer and director, thanking you for your contribution, answering any question about the film, and simply just asking how your day went, anything bothering you? I'm here to listen, vent away. That's what bestest friendzies are for. (plus all of the above)

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  • $400USD
    You're seriously my #1 BFF

    I don't know where I'd be without you. That's why I'd like to invite you as one of my guests to the premiere of the film at the University of Southern California (plus all of the above, travel expenses not included).

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