Pineapples

A SILENT FILM FOR THE MODERN DAY...A hapless handyman unwittingly unravels a ponzi scheme in his pursuit of love...CLASSIC SLAPSTICK FOR THE NEW CENTURY!
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Eric Rino
Film
Los Angeles, California
United States
8 Team Members

 

“Follow the old dramatic principles, but adapt itself to a new medium… make a train of thought visible enough to be photographed.”

                                         - Cecil B. DeMille

 



Ladies and gentlemen...

Hello, my name is Eric Rino. I'm a filmmaker from Los Angeles, and first off I'd like to thank you for visting our IndieGoGo page! If you haven't had the chance, please make sure to check out the video above. It's a wonderful taste of what's to come. "Like us" on Facebook, and stay tuned for updates on our page throughout the month. You'll be seeing much more of these faces! 

 



A little context about me for you non-video watchers...

When I was seven, my dad brought me to the old Silent Movie Theater on Fairfax Ave. to celebrate Buster Keaton’s birthday centennial. I was enthralled by how funny and poignant this silent, silly, little man was, and how everyone still loved his flicks after all these years.  I will forever look back at that night as the moment I knew what I was to do with my life: make movies people will appreciate for a hundred years.

I love silent cinema, the grace, the humor, the history. That's why I want to start there, where film is at its most basic, most elegeant, and where I know I can tell a great story passionately. PINEAPPLES is my love letter to early slapstick film. To pay homage to such a worhty era, I first secured a location that captured the essence and beauty of the 1920’s and 30’s (See: Exhibit A). Secondly, I put together the perfect cast and crew to tell this story (See: Exhibit B). 


Exhibit A



Exhibit B


Mark Duggar as THE MAN: A recent transplant from the stages of Florida, Mark is a living, breathing cartoon character.

Kristen Leigh as THE WOMAN: A model by trade, we are excited to have Kristen join us for her debut as our lovely leading lady.

Teddy Margas as MR. INBODY: Besides his roles in Kissing Darkness (2012) and Margaret Cho's Blind Dinner Party, Teddy is a hilarious and well-loved LA based stand-up comedian.

Stanley Knight as MR. FORSCYTHE: Our Bernie Madoff-esque antagonist has recently been featured in Burt Wonderstone (2013) and Someone Mary Bary (2012).

Frank Cermack as MR. TREADAWAY: A veteran of the stage, Frank is now a rising stand-up comic, placing 3rd in Funniest Comic in LA (2012). 

 



Here's what we still need...

I have done all I can to keep costs down; in addition to the location and cast, we already have a camera and some of the props. Although sound might not be a big concern for production, there are still many unavoidable costs. So, the only way we can make this, and make it right, is with your help!

We still need to rent/buy:

  • A LOT OF PINEAPPLES
  • Two picture cars – 1932 Ford Phaeton, police cruiser
  • Another location – dark wood paneled office, clean finishing, 20's/30’s feel
  • Grip and Electrical equipment - lights, dolly, jib
  • Props - authentic pieces from the 20's/30s are hard to come by!
  • Set Decorations – furniture and other items
  • Construction materials – building sets
  • Costumes – vintage cigarette girl costumes
  • Make up – kit costs
  • Stunts –  pads and other safety gear
  • Web hosting/storage – yearly fees, site maintenance
  • Festivals – submission fees, translations
  • Food – we don’t just run off of passion

 



Getting funded...

If we reach our goal, we will shoot for 5 days in August, and have a funny and gorgeous film delievered to you by December as an excellent holiday treat! Then, next year, hopefully we're off to the festivals, both local and international. 

If we don’t reach our entire goal, we will make this film regardless, there's nothing that can stop us from that. However, to make it right, and to make it the love letter that it truly is, it has to be beautiful. Unfortunately, it costs a pretty penny to make things...well, pretty, but together we can do it! Let's make something great!

 




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$4,891USD
raised by 57 people in 28 days
49% funded
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$10,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on August 5, 2013
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  • $1USD
    Thank You

    Every dollar counts! For a $1 donation, you will receive your name in the credits... +Karma!

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  • $5USD
    Direct Download

    A digital copy of the finished piece, PINEAPPLES, for your enjoyment... + Your name in the credits. + Karma!

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    Behind The Scenes Package

    Exclusive access to photos, videos and unique content both from on set and behind the scenes... + A digital download of PINEAPPLES. + Your name in the credits. + Karma!

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    Movie Poster + Script

    A gorgeous PINEAPPLES poster and digital copy of the script... + Behind the Scenes Package. + A digital download of PINEAPPLES. + Your name in the credits. + Karma!

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  • $100USD
    Premier Ticket Package

    A pair of tickets to the world premier of PINEAPPLES' to be held at a local Los Angeles* theatre in early December... + A gorgeous PINEAPPLES poster and digital copy of the script. + Behind the Scenes Package. + A digital download of PINEAPPLES. + Your name in the credits. + Karma! *For the out-of-towners, we are unable to provide travel, however we're currently working on a way to live stream the event!

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    VIP Premier Ticket Package

    4 VIP tickets to PINEAPPLES' premiere at a local Los Angeles* theatre... VIP access includes: reserved seating, a meet and greet with the director and cast, a signed PINEAPPLES poster and an exclusive invitation to the after party! + Behind the Scenes Package. + Digital copy of script. + A digital download of PINEAPPLES. + Your name in the credits. + Karma! *For the out-of-towners, we are unable to provide travel, however we're currently working on a way to live stream the event!

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    Original Character Video

    A personalized video message from your favorite PINEAPPLES character made just for you or that special someone! + VIP Premier Ticket Package. + Behind the scenes package. + A digital copy of PINEAPPLES. + Your name in the credits. + Karma!

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    Want to step up and earn my eternal unwavering gratitude? Donate $2,500 and become a full fledged EXECUTIVE PRODUCER and see your name right there next to mine on the opening credits... + VIP Premier Ticket Package. + Behind the scenes package. + A digital copy of PINEAPPLES. + Your name in the credits. + Karma!

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