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Two dogs, one lie -- a feature film from the Sherman Siblings.
s/z sherman
Los Angeles, California
United States
1 Team Member



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.


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.)

Enjoy and claim our fun perks!  Let us know if there is a perk you'd like but don't see: TWODOGSthefilm@gmail.com

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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!

  • IndieGoGo has funded successful festival and Academy Award films (JUST SAYING.)

THANK YOU for visiting this page!  We love your interest and support in our project -- we wholeheartedly believe in TWO DOGS and invite you to join the team! 

Share on Facebook, Twitter, email, at school, the office, etc!  Help us get the word about our TWO DOGS effort out there!

And always feel free to contact us at TWODOGSthefilm@gmail.com. THANKS!

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raised by 161 people in 1 month
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$65,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on May 11, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $25USD
    Read the script!

    Receive a digital copy of the script! Find out WHY ___ said ___ to ___ about ___!

    40 claimed
  • $35USD
    Uhh ...

    Receive an autographed copy of little Zach and Sarah's headshots! Cause it'd be creepy and cool!

    11 claimed
  • $50USD
    Read + Listen/"Uhh"

    Digital copy of the script AND your choice of a digital playlist inspired by the story or those weird autographed headshots we once spoke of.

    18 claimed
  • $75USD

    A digital copy of the script + a digital playlist inspired by the story + a sketch/poem from Zach and Sarah inspired by you AND homemade cookies delivered to your door (vegan and gluten-free options available upon request.)

    9 claimed
  • $100USD
    Help us (help you!) + 1 PERK

    Allow us to assist you -- employ Sarah to write your next love letter, break up email or mad-lib. Laughs guaranteed, your relationship's future not. + 1 PREVIOUS PERK

    4 claimed
  • $150USD
    See the film first!

    Gain EXCLUSIVE (see what I just did there?) access to the TWO DOGS world by joining the first online screening! Popcorn not provided :( You have also earned a Special Thanks in the credits -- you are special, thanks!

    3 claimed
  • $175USD
    TWO DOGS X Dark & Dawn

    Dark & Dawn makes out of this world handcrafted jewelry and we are thrilled to be offering a TWO DOGS collaboration line! Choose from one of two "Eastsider" pieces cast in BRONZE; see photos in our gallery!

    0 claimed
  • $200USD
    The "Jasper" Package

    Know someone who's a big fan of TV's "90210"? Give them (or yourself!) an autographed photo of Zach along with a personalized letter. Let us know some points to hit in the letter and we'll cater it to your liking -- have "Jasper" give a fan a scare, or obsessive love note. Zach will also call you personally to thank you for contributing -- ARE YOU READY LADIES AND GENTS?

    0 claimed
  • $300USD
    TWO DOGS X Dark & Dawn

    Choose from one of two "Eastsider" jewelry pieces (photos available in gallery) cast in STERLING SILVER!

    3 claimed
  • $500USD
    The Sherman Package

    Not sick of us? Pay a ton of money to access the actually really embarrassing vault of movies we made as children, including but not limited to "The Intruder," "Teen Talk," "The Magic Show" and "Sarah's Really Really Weird Videos When No One Was Home."

    1 claimed
  • $1,500USD
    Producer Credit + FOOOD!

    Receive a coveted Producer Credit as well as homemade dinner for two (travel expenses unfortunately not included) with Zach and Sarah. Tell us about yourself, and how you are so amazing for helping us!

    0 claimed
  • $65,000USD
    We praise you, oh master ...

    You own us. Whatever you want. No, really. No, not really ... (NO, REALLY.)

    0 claimed
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