PIE FIGHT!!!

We are filming a real old-style pie fight for our feature film "The Sisters Plotz"! Be a part of the fight! We have lots of great prizes!
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Lisa Stockton-Wilson
Film
New York
United States
1 Team Member

Summary

You may have seen our wacky retro-surrealist musical comedy web series The Sisters Plotz on Funnyordie.com. Well, our feature film is almost completed. But there is one hill we still need to climb to get there, and maybe you can help.
 
We need to raise only $500 more to complete the most important part of our film: the good old-fashioned pie fight. Yes! A pie fight! On film!
 
In the golden days of Hollywood, many a master comedian would perform that awe-inspiring spectacle, the pie fight. Laurel and Hardy, the Three Stooges, the Marx Brothers, and many more, all knew the audience's need for a slappy, sugar-and-cream-filled catharsis. The tensions that had been building between characters were suddenly slapped away by delicious custard, as were the woes of the audience witnessing the madness.
 
By contributing to this project you will be promoting the beauty of slapstick comedy in cinema, and allowing modern actors and audiences to go back in time and experience the delights of a glorious pie fight.
 

What We Need & What You Get

We need $500 to cover the rental of the location, the cleanup crew, transportation, costumes, meals for cast and crew, and...oh yes, at least 50 PIES.
 
We do offer some special perks if you decide to help fund our dream. We have music and films to give away, Sisters Plotz signed posters, and for the big donors: a cameo in the pie fight scene where you get a closeup shot of a pie in your face. And you get to sing and dance in the big finale! (Travel to NY not included.) One big donor gets an original painting by Plotz author and accomplished artist Lisa Ferber.
 
If we do not reach our goal, we may have to postpone the mind-blowing pie fight. We're sure you won't let that happen! Right?

WHY PIES?

People need comedy. We are a group of performers who want to bring our comedy to the world and heal people in need, one pie at a time.

WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?

(Director/Ladybug Plotz) Lisa Hammer has been entertaining audiences for decades with absurd comedies and eerie silent film fairy tales. She released the outrageous musical-art-house gore flick Pus$bucket in the 1990s, which caused riots at her screenings and became a Blockbuster and Tower Video "Midnight Movies" favorite. Her short and feature films have been screened worldwide for decades, winning festival awards and screening at one-woman shows. Fans love her as Triana Orpheus on the Cartoon Network show The Venture Brothers, and as the singer of the bands Requiem in White, Mors Syphilitica and Radiana.
 
(Writer, book and lyrics/Whimsellica Plotz) Lisa Ferber is a multidisciplinary satirist whose whimsical works celebrate the beauty and quirks of human nature. Her film Whimsellica's Grand Inheritance won the audience vote in the It Came From Kuchar Festival, and her play Bonbons for Breakfast was a New York magazine notable production. She starred in the final film of underground icon Doris Wishman, Each Time I Kill, featuring cameos by filmmaker John Waters and B-52s frontman Fred Schneider, and she studied lyric writing with the Tony-honored BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. Her paintings have shown at National Arts Club, Governors Island Art Fair and Mayson Gallery, and sell to private collectors. She is constantly inspired by the vibrancy of her hometown, New York City.
 
(Composer) Mary Feinsinger is a composer/lyricist in the Tony-honored BMI Lehman Engel Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop, and she wrote the music for Go Green!, which was selected as the debut production last year of the New York Children’s Theater Festival. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, the White House, Lincoln Center, and Symphony Space, and The New York Times called her "the world's greatest Yiddish scat singer.” She is co-founder, vocalist, and keyboard artist of the West End Klezmorim. 
 
The film stars: Eve Plumb (The Brady Bunch), Lisa Ferber (Each Time I Kill), Lisa Hammer (The Venture Brothers), Levi Wilson (Not Fade Away), Aryn Cole (All My Children), Yelena Shmulenson and Allen Lewis Rickman (Boardwalk Empire), Chris O'Leary (Pox), The Sisters Plotz also features cameos by celebrity stylist James Massenburg (Oprah, Jane Krakowski, Al Gore) and Tony-winner Lisa Lambert (The Drowsy Chaperone), and co-stars: Sal Brienik, Mario Corry, Andrea Del Bene, Nishell Falcone, Penny Folger, Katie Gilbert,  Stephen Heskett, Noel Homyn, Max Liedtka, Terry Marks, Melissa Patterson, Alex Rice, Leonardo Salerni, John Timothy, and Autumn Whitefield-Madrano, and Stephen Winter.

Other Ways You Can Help

We understand if you just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help. You can help us get the word out and create a buzz about our pie fight. You can also use the indiegogo "share" tools. You can donate pies or cleaning assistance. You can donate (wrapped, non-perishable) food and soda for the cast and crew. You can help make props. There is so much you can do. Thanks for your time! If we exceed our goal, the extra funds will pay for postproduction on the film.
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  • $1USD
    Heartfelt Plotz thanks!

    For $1 pledge you will receive a heart-felt thanks. We can also arrange for you to attend a free NY concert featuring Plotz composer Mary Feinsinger as she conducts the 92st.Y chorus. You can meet the composer after the show. Travel to New York City not included.

    1 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $5USD
    Your name out loud!

    For a $5 pledge we will read your name out loud to the cast and crew on our pie fight shoot day. WE WILL ACTUALLY NAME A PIE AFTER YOU before we throw it! Glory will be yours!

    5 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $10USD
    Plotz signed postcard!

    For a pledge of $10 you will receive a signed postcard in the mail from the Sisters Plotz themselves! A wonderful collector's item. We will also read your name out loud at our pie fight film shoot!

    4 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $15USD
    Digital Radiana CD

    For a pledge of $15 you will be emailed a free digital copy of Lisa Hammer's CD "Radiana" featuring 13 power-pop/new wave songs, with Steven Deal on guitar and Dan Kohler on bass. We will also name a pie after you at the film shoot and scream your name out before throw it.

    9 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $20USD
    Credit!

    For a pledge of $20 your name will be added to the "Thank you" section of the end credits on the feature film of "The Sisters Plotz", you will also receive a signed Sisters Plotz postcard and your name screamed out at the pie-fight!!

    7 out of 30 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $25USD
    Deluxe package #1

    For a $25 pledge you will receive the Sisters Plotz postcard, your name screamed out loud at the pie-fight film shoot, a lovely 8 x 10 color mini-poster of The Sisters Plotz signed by the stars AND a digital copy of The Sisters Plotz soundtrack emailed to you!

    6 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $50USD
    Sisters Plotz soundtrack CD!

    For a $50 pledge you will receive a signed CD of the soundtrack for The Sisters Plotz! Featuring the songs: We Are Three Sisters, Daddy's Will, I Just need A Man Who Can Fix Things, I Need A Slightly Older Woman, I Love To Buttle, Pay Someone To Do The Things You Don't Want To Do, We Were Born To Be Great, Never Throw Out A Flask, Big Happy Ending. You will also receive a signed Sisters Plotz postcard and poster, and your name screamed out loud on the pie-fight film set!

    3 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $75USD
    Hammer DVD box set!

    For a pledge of $75 you will receive a DVD box set of all of Lisa Hammer's films, including Pus$bucket, Girls Gone Grimm, Pox, Turn of the Century and more surprises! you will also receive a signed Sisters Plotz postcard and 8 x 10 poster! AND also your name screamed out as we hurl a pie in the pie-fight film shoot.

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $100USD
    FAME!

    For a pledge of $100 you will get a fabulous walk-on cameo in the Sisters Plotz film where you get a pie in your face. Travel to NYC not included!) Must be available April 21, 2013. Your name will be in the credits of the film AND you will receive an IMDb credit!

    2 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $150USD
    Deluxe package #2

    For a pledge of $150 you will receive: The Sisters Plotz soundtrack CD, poster, postcard, a "Thank You" credit in the film, a digital copy of Lisa Hammer's "Radiana" CD and replica pie prop from the Sisters Plotz film shoot! NY residents will also get 1 free voice lesson from composer Mary Feinsinger! Travel to NYC not included.

    0 out of 5 claimed
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  • $300USD
    Original painting!

    A beautiful original painting by hot NY artist Lisa Ferber (Whimsellica Plotz). Only 2 paintings available! Please visit our "gallery" tab to choose. Ms. Ferber's work is getting national attention, these paintings are a steal at $300. Hurry!

    1 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $500USD
    A Buttled Dinner

    For a pledge of $500 you will get a free home-cooked dinner in one of the Plotz New York homes, cooked and buttled by beloved Plotz butler Reginald. Travel to NYC not included. At the dinner you will also be handed: The Sisters Plotz poster, soundtrack CD, postcard, 2 free tickets to see Mary Feinsinger conducting, and a free CD from Lisa Hammer.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
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