Steven Myerschmidt Bites the Big One

A short satirical comedy about a solar panel manufacturing plant that goes on strike after reading Animal Farm.

The Film

Steven Myerschmidt is the General Manager of the Maynor and Stent Solar Panel Manufacturing Company. He is a middle-man, stuck between pleasing his bosses and controlling his workers. A misguided suggestion of Animal Farm for the monthly company book club causes an uneducated strike of the workforce.

We are striving to combine comedy and pseudo-realism, pushing the limits and logic of the film to its edge for an absurd end product.

The Backstory

It all started with a 24 hour writing competition where our writer creating the Steven Myerschmidt Bites the Big One story. After being adapted to a screenplay, our accomplished director jumped at the chance of being a part of the project.

From there the project gained a motivated producer, an experienced editor, a talented cinematographer, and a production designer with a lot of vision.

We are all fourth year students from Humber College's BAA Film and Media production program who have spent the summer interning on Hollywood films, commercials, episodic television, development, web content, and much more.

The entire crew is dedicated to this project because we see the potential it has. We see it on the silver screen at the Toronto International Film Festival, at Sundance, and festivals all over the world.

We want you to be a part of our journey.

Where the Money Will Be Going

Toronto is an expensive town and we don't want to have to compromise our vision due to a lack of funds. The indiegogo fund will go towards:

  • Equipment – when it comes down to it lenses and lighting are what make a film look great.
  • Production Design – props and set dressing and wardrobe, oh my!
  • Food – a full crew is a happy crew, not to mention we have a protest to feed!
  • Locations – a factory, a wedding, a bowling alley, an office, etc..
  • Transportation – moving people and stuff, gas isn't cheap.

What You Will Get In Return

We spent a long time considering the prizes and returns and have come up with some pretty unique stuff. You can choose from anything as unique as a personalized tweet or as surprizing as having the director show up at your door.

Our Team

Check out some webpages from individual crew members:

Greg Breen - Director - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4346033/

Amanda Morgan - Producer - http://about.me/amandaxmorgan

Spencer Ryerson - Cinematographer - http://vimeo.com/35671205 & http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5053294/

Luke Bellissimo - Editor - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5053105/

Giovanna Gatto - Production Designer - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5051747/

Audio Mixer - Alex Esguerra - www.alexesguerra.ca

"How else can I help?"

Good question! Donating through our indiegogo page is only one small way to help. You can also:

  • Share our indiegogo page to your friends, family, and coworkers.
  • Follow us on twitter or facebook. (Links below.)
  • Comment on this page with puns and bad jokes. (I don't know about the rest of the crew, but I like them.)

Thanks for your time. Feel free to contact any of the crew with questions you may have about the project!

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