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 $500 to cover the rental of the location, the cleanup crew, transportation, costumes, meals for cast and crew, and...oh yes, at least 50 PIES.
We do offer some special perks if you decide to help fund our dream. We have music and films to give away, Sisters Plotz signed posters, and for the big donors: a cameo in the pie fight scene where you get a closeup shot of a pie in your face. And you get to sing and dance in the big finale! (Travel to NY not included.) One big donor gets an original painting by Plotz author and accomplished artist Lisa Ferber.
If we do not reach our goal, we may have to postpone the mind-blowing pie fight. We're sure you won't let that happen! Right?
People need comedy. We are a group of performers who want to bring our comedy to the world and heal people in need, one pie at a time.
WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?
(Director/Ladybug Plotz) Lisa Hammer has been entertaining audiences for decades with absurd comedies and eerie silent film fairy tales. She released the outrageous musical-art-house gore flick Pus$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.