THE CAMPAIGN IS ALMOST DONE. WE'RE NOT GOING TO REACH OUR 'GOAL' BUT ARE STILL GOING TO MAKE OUR FILM! ANY DONATIONS YOU CAN MAKE IN THESE FINAL HOURS WILL CERTAINLY ASSIST US IN MAKING OUR DEBUT FILM. T H A N K Y O U S O M U C H -sarah&zach
Two Dogs tells the tale of Julie, a Los Angeles East-sider who can't quite get "it" right. When she meets handsome theater actor Martin and claims to be a playwright -- more than a stretch from her cleaning-lady day job -- she must quickly hatch a plan. Recruiting her free-spirited but unreliable brother to act opposite Martin in the play she must now pen proves the perfect recipe for an always accidental path of destruction and desperation that only worsens with Julie's penchant for beer, gossip and anything sweet.
Set in a community of "artists" who have "opinions" about "things", Two Dogs will have you wincing ... and laughing ... but mostly wincing as Julie's attempts to secure Martin's love continuously flop, bringing to surface the difficulties of 20's-dom in a city where everybody is a somebody and nobody is what they say.
Zachary and Sarah Sherman, siblings from Portland, Oregon. We have been making films since the ages of 12 and 13 when we debuted at Cannes, that is our living room, with acclaimed short "The Intruder." TWO DOGS will be our first feature film.
ZACHARY RAY SHERMAN traveled from Portland at age eighteen to film school in Orange, California to study directing. Thirteen days later he had dropped out and returned home to focus on acting. Immersing himself in the Portland film scene, Zach eventually met a Los Angeles based manager and was hired off a video audition to act in Tim Hunter's (River's Edge) "The Far Side of Jericho." When the western wrapped Zach took a bus to Los Angeles, staying at his sister Sarah's apartment until she moved out and he took over her room. Numerous odd jobs, a lengthy guest star run on CW's "90210" and a handful of independent films later -- TWO DOGS becomes Zach's primary focus and he is thrilled to be helming the project with his sister.
SARAH SHERMAN's favorite books as a child were the Sweet Valley High series which she feels remain an influence on most anything she creates. She moved to Los Angeles nearly ten years ago to become a dancer (the socially acceptable kind) but quit to become a derelict, amongst other titles her friends still try to hold her to. She has since returned to dancing (the socially acceptable kind) in addition to painting, reading, writing, and cooking (mostly legumes.) She likes anything new-agey/borderline self-help and dreams of having an enormous kitchen full of appliances. Her favorite color is red and always will be.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CLAIM A PERK TO DONATE -- When you click "Contribute" you can enter any amount you like!
If 1,000 people give $65 -- we'll meet our goal!
If 2,000 people give $33 -- we'll meet our goal!
We are aiming to raise a lot of money, but it's pennies compared to what most Hollywood films are made for. The average cost of a major studio movie was about $65 million when the MPAA stopped tracking the number in 2006 and has only continued to rise! Shooting our trailer cost us a whopping $917 in equipment rentals, locations, and keeping our not-for-pay cast and crew fed. Help us get there in any way you can -- spreading the news of our campaign is a great way to pitch in!
Every dollars donated will go towards the making of the film:
- CREW (minimal pay, but enough to allow folks two weeks away from day jobs)
ACTORS (Screen Actors Guild minimum as per UltraLowBudgetAgreement)
- CAMERA RENTAL (expensive even when getting "deals")
- LIGHTS RENTAL (even when you don't think you need lights -- you need lights!)
SOUND RENTAL (getting clean audio costs $$$ + a technician to operate)
- FOOD (feeding people adds up, even when done cheaply -- ahem, $5 Little Caesars ...)
- LOCATIONS (even with friends -- and friends of friends -- pulling favors, shooting inside any location requires compensation.)
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WHAT YOUR SUPPORT MEANS:
EVERYTHING! It is through your donations and sharing of our story that TWO DOGS will be made possible:
We've been creating since our youth and have grown into passionate and hard-working individuals capable of seeing our dreams of acting, writing and directing (FILMMAKING!) realized. This is our chance, and yours to be a part of it!
We plan to follow this project with Sarah's first screenplay, a drama set in New Mexico in 1985. It is our aspiration, and belief, that by making our first film "on our own", with no studios dictating/intervening creatively, we will pave our way to artistically free careers where no vision is sacrificed for the sake of making money -- the way (we think) art SHOULD be made!
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