About the Life of Riley
Ben Riley, a good-looking, charismatic hometown hero who is headed for the Olympics in a few short moths, wakes up in a small, rundown motel located on the outskirts of town, and within moments, becomes locked in a battle to the death with his personal demons in the short film The Life of Riley.
About the Strong Men Film Project
The Issues in the Strong Men Film Project
We Need a Miracle -- and that Miracle is You
Your Donation Will Help Us Cover Expenses
- Film to Digital Transfer Costs
- Key Crew Reimbursement
- Web Design & Maintenance
- Film Festival Submission Costs
- Food for the Cast & Crew during filming
- Photography Services
- and much more!
The Players Involved
Jamison Leigh (Writer/Executive Producer)
Jamison Leigh has been writing for over 30 years, has sold one feature film, as well as having received several options for TV pilots and feature films. He has also writtten, produced, and co-directed a mockumentary short film. He is a graduate of Central Michigan University, is a veteran of screenwriterâ€™s workshops, and was just honored by being in the acknowledgements for a best-selling screenplay structure book under his real name (wait for it, no itâ€™s not that one. . .) Jim Henson.
David Sabbath (Director)
David Sabbath is a director of three films, including God Don't Make the Laws with Bruce Davidson and Paul Sorvino; A Hard Day's Night (Documentary), and Insert Title Here. He has also directed numerous commercials, and we're fortunate to have him with us!
Alex Esber (Producer/Line Producer/Cinematographer)
Alex is a seasoned veteran, having worked on films such as American Splendor with Paul Giamatti; Wanted with Angelina Jolie; Four Brothers with Mark Wahlberg; and God Don't Make the Laws with Paul Sorvino and Bruce Davidson. He has also worked on over 40 films and short films, as well as countless commercials. We're grateful to have Alex with us.
The impact that Strong Men will have is enormous; the more people who see the film, the more we can start a national and worldwide dialogue about the devastation that has been done by the likes of those responsible for the Penn State Scandal, the Catholic Church Priest Scandals, and the Hollywood Child Abuse Scandals.
Strong Men is not looking to capitalize on a tragedy, but moreover to send a message of help and hope to those who have suffered from such personal tragedies, and to give them a voice instead of suffering in silence.
What We Need & What You Get
We need funding to create a short film prequel to the feature film to attract attention for the feature film. We will also be donating 10% of whatever we make to selected non-profits that provide support for victims of sexual abuse. When we reach our funding goal of 15,000, we will then increase our donation to 20% for any amount above and beyond 15,000.
You'll get perks, perks, and more perks the more you give. And the more you give, the more we can contribute to worthwhile causes that will be listed on our website as they come aboard to support the film. Perks start from a thanks on our website, all the way up to a walk-on role in the Prequel or the feature film. Please note that all physical perks (i.e. t-shirts) will be distributed, except for the walk-on role, after post-production of the short film. All donors will appear on the website and on Facebook immediately.
Be among the 600 people to donate 25 or more
to the creation of this short film.
Other Ways You Can Help
Tweet about Strong Men -- post it on your Facebook pages. Tell everybody! We want to reach as many people as possible to share this message of tragedy and triumph out into the world. It would be our fondest dream that we could hand over a sizable check to the nonprofits. The more you give, the more we can give.
The producers of Strong Men believe that this film can not only be riveting drama, but be of service to people throughout the world.
For more information about the film, please go to STRONGMENFILM.COM .
Don't wait until the rapidly approaching March 27th deadline. Please donate now.
Survivors of sexual abuse need you to be their voice. The sooner we can raise the funds, the sooner we can start changing and inspiring lives throughout the world.
FINALLY, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY:
From the bottom of our hearts, to all who read this page, to those who contribute, to those who get out the word about this special film that can touch hearts and change lives throughout the world, we say: