The Strange Case Of My Sole - a short film

Imagine if Woody Allen and David Lynch made a short film. This dark comedy is about Donald. A pair of boots changes his life.
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Patrick Holland
Film
Chicago, Illinois
United States
1 Team Member

HELP US HIT OUR STRETCH GOAL OF $4650

UPDATE: We Hit Our Initial Goal of $3000!!! - July 11th, 2013

Thank you to all who have already supported us. So what now? Well, we are not stopping there. We want to hit our stretch goal of $4650. What does that extra money do for the film? Well it allows us to get better camera equpiment, better props and better loctions! This also helps cover our fees with IndieGoGo and taxes! We've even added NEW PERKS!

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"The Strange Case Of My Sole" is a dark comedy. It follows the story of a happily married middle-aged man. He stumbles across a pair of boots and slowly becomes obsessed with them. When he wears these boots he feels youthful, impulsive and reckless. Is it the boots? Or is he having a middle-life crisis? Or is there something more profound going on?

The tone of the movie is a mix of comedy and oddness -- with a dash of ridicule thrown in for good measure. With all apologies to Mr. Allen and Mr. Lynch, imagine if Woody Allen and David Lynch made a short film.

We are truly excited about this film. Our goal is to make something unique, funny and ultimately entertaining. We think you are going to love it as much as we do.

 

Nice To Meet You

Anthony and Patrick on Directors CutAnthony and Patrick on the show "Director's Cut"

Anthony Wood and Patrick Holland have been making short films together since 2008. Patrick has a background in directing and writing theater. Anthony has a background as a playwright as well as a director and editor of commercials/corporate videos. Together they have made five short films. Their films have been screened at film festivals around the the world. One of these films “Stools?” was featured on the Comedy Central/Atom Film Showdown. Their film “Baden Krunk” has been screened at nine film festivals. It has won awards at five.

They are passionate about making films that tell a unique story.

Checkout our IndieGoGo Gallery to view the films "Baden Krunk" and "Stools?"

 

The Budget

Budget BreakdownWe are trying to hit our stretch goal of $4650. What does that extra money give us? Basically, better camera equipment, better props and better locations.

What about everything else? Well, the film is written. We start shooting the film at the end of July. We hope to complete shooting by September. The film is being shot in Chicago and Madison, WI.

All of the actors and crew are professional. Most of them have extensive backgrounds in both theater and film. But they are all volunteering their time and talent to make this film happen.

We own most of the basic gear we need for the film (camera, computer, etc.) But this is where you come in. We need money to cover the following things:

  • $1400 - Rental Equipment (lights, lenses, steady cam, etc.)
  • $1000 - Travel (Getting cast, crew & equipment to different locations)
  • $900 - Food (feeding cast & crew for the entire shoot)
  • $550 - Costumes & Props
  • $650 - Festivals
  • $150 - IndieGoGo
  • TOTAL: $4650

 

The Perks

We have some amazing Perks for you. There's film related fare like scripts, DVDs and posters. But there are some truly unique Perks, too. Some of the unique Perks include a Beer & Cheese Tour with the Director & Star, Postcards From Abroad & We Read Your Spam In Accents! Check them out! ------->

You Look Familiar

Sarah Sokolovic - Actor

Sarah SokolovicSarah is a writer, musician, actress, and maker of art. Her most recent credits include two independent films: Every Secret Thing, and La Vida Inesparada. Other film credits include: Omphalos, Cold Comes the Night, and Bitches. Her television credits include The Good Wife and Unforgettable.

She is a veteran of the stage and appeared in many productions in the Midwest before moving to New York City in 2005. Her most recent credits in New York include The Shaggs: Philosophy of The World, Detroit (Playwrights Horizons mainstage) and Relatively Speaking (Broadway.) She is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, and a recipient of the Jerome L Greene award.
She resides in Brooklyn, but still passionately refers to Milwaukee as home, where the people she loves most live.
 

Robert W. C. Kennedy - Actor

Robert W. C. Kennedy

Robert W. C. Kennedy - This handsome six-footer, a graduate of the Specialist In Acting Major in Theatre and Drama at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, is an international award-winning actor who has performed throughout Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, New York, Canada, and for the Lord Mayor of Dublin, in Ireland. He has appeared on stage with Bialystock & Bloom, Bunny Gumbo, Cornerstone, Milwaukee Irish Arts, Milwaukee Shakespeare, Next Act, Skylight and Windfall. He has appeared in numerous short films, and currently is completing principal photography on his fourth feature. He appears opposite international film star and national treasure Bai Ling in 2010’s “Petty Cash.” 

In addition to acting, Kennedy is a senior communications specialist, copy writer and editor in the corporate arena, an ordained deacon, shark diver, equestrian, card-carrying member of the History Channel Club, land-owner in the Republic of Ireland, and bears the noble title of “baron” of the Principality of Sealand.

 

Angela Iannone - Actor

Angela Iannone

Angela Iannone is a familiar face to Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago theatre patrons. Most recently she was seen as Lady MacBeth in MacBeth and Boyet in Love's Labor's Lost for Door Shakespeare Company. Ms. Iannone is an Associate Artist at Milwaukee Rep, where roles include Louise in "Always, Patsy Cline" and Marie Lombardi in the Regional premiere of "Lombardi." Other roles include Kate Hepburn in "Tea at Five", Diana Vreeland in "Full Gallop", Medea in "Medea" and  Roxie in "Chicago".

Other theatres that Angela has worked at include the Oak Park, Georgia, Milwaukee and Utah Shakespeare Festivals, Madison and Kansas City Reps, InTandem Theatre, Marriott Lincolnshire, Royal George Theatre,  Skylight Music Theatre and Next Act Theatre. Ms. Iannone's play "The Edwin Booth Company Presents" was given a staged reading at The Players in New York City, the home of Edwin Booth, and her short play "Tears, Or The Woman's Defense" was recently included in the Pink Banana One Act Festival. Ms. Iannone is a Joseph Jefferson Award winner and is a three time "Best Actress" winner from Shepherd Express in Milwaukee.

 

Anthony Wood - Producer/Actor

Anthony Wood

Anthony Wood is a writer, director, actor and editor who has been working in the commercial/corporate world for nearly twenty years. But that’s just for mortgage and soup. His real love is producing hilarious and off-the-wall independent films.

Besides racking his brain to create hilarity, he also spends time living the life of the farm hermit in southwestern Wisconsin, raising crops, critters and honeybees. As an author he has written five feature screenplays, eight full length plays and over fifty short plays and comedy sketches.

You can see some of his film work here: https://vimeo.com/user620429/videos

And his published writing here: http://www.playscripts.com/author.php3?authorid=130

 

Patrick Holland - Producer/Writer/Director/Actor

Patrick HollandPatrick is a writer, director and actor. He primarily works as a freelance theater director in Chicago and Wisconsin. He has directed over 20 professional theater productions.

Patrick has co-written and co-starred in five short films with Anthony Wood. One of these films, "Stools?", was featured on the Comedy Central/Atom Films Showdown. He directed the short film "Red Tie Blue Polka Dots." He co-directed with Anthony Wood the short film "Baden Krunk." It has been screened at nine festivals around the world winning awards at five.
 
Patrick has written dozens of short plays. His play "The Cowboy" is included in the anthology "The Best American Short Plays 2011-12". Patrick is also an Ensemble Member with the Factory Theater in Chicago. He has written and directed six unique video trailers for their plays. 
 
Some of the theaters he's worked with include: Chicago - Factory Theater, Writers' Theater & Steppenwolf. Wisconsin - Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Cornerstone Theatre, Bialystock & Bloom, First Stage Children’s Theater, Skylight Opera, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, American Players Theater, Madison Repertory Theater, Milwaukee Shakespeare Company,Wisconsin Public Radio, Theatre X, Bunny Gumbo, In Tandem, Children’s Theater of Madison, Trustus Theater (Columbia, SC) Wayside Theater (Middleton, VA)
 
View Patrick's video work at:
 
 
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  • $10USD
    Picture Of Us Thanking You

    We will write your name on a piece of paper and take a photo of us holding it. Then we'll post it to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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  • $25USD
    Be The First To See

    You'll be the coolest kid on your block! Before the film is shown at festivals, be the first to see it. You will receive access to an advance private online screener of the film. - private online screener - photo of us thanking you

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    Letterpress Film Poster

    Rebecca Rakstad of RAR RAR Press is creating a letterpress printed poster for our film. The design is different from the image used on our IndieGoGo page. - letterpress printed film poster - private online screener - photo of us thanking you *Add $5 to ship outside the US

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    Ultimate Edition Of The Script

    What if we told you there was a script for the film? What if we told you that this script would have words and pictures? That's right! We are creating an ultimate edition of the script complete with images from the film, sketches and behind-the-scenes photos! This will be the best pdf you ever got! - ultimate edition script pdf - private online screener - photo of us thanking you

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    Sweet Delicious Honey!

    Anthony Wood is a multi-talented man. One of these talents is beekeeping. You will receive one of his treasured bottles of honey! Even his friends don't get one! Anthony will include a hand-written note of thanks. - jar of honey - ultimate edition script pdf - private online screener - photo of us thanking you *Add $5 to ship outside the US

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    Robert W. C. Kennedy Pen Pal

    Robert W. C. Kennedy is a man of many talents and charms... that's why he's in our film. He is also quite the avid traveler. On his next journey, Robert will write you a personal postcard and mail it to you... if that's allowed (Cuba!!!) Upcoming travels include: Brazil, Cuba and Cincinnati! - travel postcard from Robert W. C. Kennedy - ultimate edition script pdf - private online screener - photo of us thanking you *Add $5 to ship outside the US

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    We Read Your Spam In Accents!

    Yep, that's right! Take that spam you've got and turn it into entertainment. First, you send us the spam. Next, we shoot a video of us reading your spam in an accent. Last, you view said video over and over and laugh! - video of spam reading - ultimate edition script pdf - private online screener - photo of us thanking you

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    Mega-tastic DVD

    We will take our film and put it on a shiny circular disc called a DVD. The DVD will include the film and a commentary track. It's yours forever -- or at least until DVDs are obsolete! - mega-tastic dvd - ultimate edition script pdf - private online screener - photo of us thanking you

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    Sarah Sings For You!

    Sarah Sokolovic is one of the actors in our film. We will record a video of her singing a song to you. You get to request the song. And she'll even record a personal dedication too! The video is yours to keep forever! Sarah is talented, funny, pretty and a damn good singer! - Sarah's song video - mega-tastic dvd - ultimate edition script pdf - private online screener - photo of us thanking you

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    Beer & Cheese Tour!

    Do you live in Chicago or Madison, WI? Or are you going to be passing through? Well this Perk is for you. Producers Anthony Wood and Patrick Holland will take you to a couple of their favorite places for beer and cheese. This is a Dutch treat outing. And you will gain weight! - beer and cheese tour - mega-tastic dvd - ultimate edition script pdf - private online screener - photo of us thanking you

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    Line Producer

    Do you want to see your name in lights? How about on the silver screen? Well, here's your chance! You will be credited as an Line Producer on the film. Your name will be in the credits! - Line Producer credit - mega-tastic dvd - ultimate edition script pdf - private online screener - photo of us thanking you

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    Star In Our Film!

    Lights! Camera! Action! Who actually says that? Well you'll find out when we shoot your cameo in our film. You even get a line! The role has already been written. Be the next Indie film star! -- schedule and location dependent - cameo in our film - mega-tastic dvd - ultimate edition script pdf - private online screener - photo of us thanking you *Must be able to shoot in Madison, WI or Chicago sometime in August or September.

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    Let's Get Married!

    We love people in love! What better way to celebrate your love than getting married. But in order to get married you need someone enabled to do so. Enter actor and internet ordained Deacon Robert W. C. Kennedy. He will marry you. He's done it before. This one is schedule and location dependent. But Deacon Kennedy is willing to work with you to make this work! - Deacon Kennedy - mega-tastic dvd - ultimate edition script pdf - private online screener - photo of us thanking you

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    Associate Producer - YOU!

    Show business is a hard business. But it doesn't have to be! You will be credited as an Associate Producer on the film. Your name will be in the credits! - Associate Producer credit - mega-tastic dvd - ultimate edition script pdf - private online screener - photo of us thanking you

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    Executive Producer - YOU!

    Dick Wolf. Jerry Bruckheimer. You. Yep it's that easy. You will be credited as an Executive Producer on the film. Your name will be in the credits! And your Hollywood profile will jump up a few notches! - Executive Producer credit - mega-tastic dvd - ultimate edition script pdf - private online screener - photo of us thanking you

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