Weekend Warrior

Weekend Warrior is a new short comedy from the Casey Brothers & Compy Films. Written & Directed by Lyndon Casey, Starring Lyndon, Dillon and Conor Casey.
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Toronto, Ontario
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Scripts That Sell - Script Consultation


Elevate your script with honest and critical feedback. WGC award-winning writer Lyndon Casey, will provide notes on structure, story, character, and dialogue, as well as suggest concrete solutions to strengthen the script.  OR a 1hr skype call for those without a script, where Lyndon will field questions about screenwriting and discuss the fundamentals of 1/2hr screenplays. His TV credits include: CTV's Satisfaction, CBC's Welcome to 30, Family Channel's Really Me and Wingin it.

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Welcome to our IndieGoGo page! Thanks for stopping by. We're a bunch of passionate emerging filmmakers about to embark on making our next short film. It's going to be a 15 minute comedy with heart that we're going to screen at festivals, distribute digitally and use as a springboard for our careers.

So far we have support from the Ontario Arts Council but need your help to push us into production this coming spring. If we do not hit this goal we will not receive the grant. So please join us on the journey to make this film a reality. Find a perk to your right that you're interested in and become a part of the already-fantastic team we've assembled!


"Not everyone who joins the army wants to be a soldier."

Weekend Warrior follows Bobby Reddick as he tries to adjust to life in the Canadian army reserves, and the friction he encounters when his instructing officer discovers he's abusing the system for his own personal therapy.

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At its core the film is about masculinity, entitlement and the sometimes-ridiculous lengths people will go to for self-improvement. Only in 2013 would somebody think he has the right to enlist in the army and use it for "therapy". However, I don't want to judge my characters quite yet and I hope this film starts a discussion about the role of our military. Is Bobby being disrespectful by enlisting in the army? Or are institutions changing? Will the military change this apathetic young man into something greater?


 

Writer/Director/Actor - LYNDON CASEY

Lyndon Casey is a writer, director, editor, and actor from Toronto, Ontario. His graduating film at Ryerson University, Captain Coulier (space explorer), premiered at Sundance, won several festivals and landed him a writing gig in TV. Since then he has written for CTV's Satisfaction, the Family Channel, sold various TV scripts, (some that actually might be on TV soon) directed commercials, edited over 10 award winning short films, and acted in independent short films.

Lyndon works with his brother Conor Casey as a writing team, as well as his other brother Dillon Casey (Sean Pierce on Nikita) in various short films, and hopefully one day in a feature film.

You can watch some of Lyndon's past work here:

Mellowcholia (Writer, Director, Actor)

Virgin Mobile Break-Up Expert (Writer, Director, Actor)

The Apostles (Actor, Editor)

Twitter: @lyndon_casey @CaseyBros   |   Website   |   IMDB


Actor - DILLON CASEY

The most successful of the Casey's, Dillon can be seen as the leading man in Global's upcoming medical drama Remedy. His credits include The Vow, Nikita, Vampire Diaries, CBC's MVP, and when he was 10 he starred as a goat in the school production of Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat. The goat was slaughtered.

Twitter: @DillonCasey   |   IMDB



Actor/Writer - CONOR CASEY

Conor Casey is Lyndon's writing partner and a talented actor from Toronto, Ontario. He has been the lead in three festival winning short films, Captain Coulier - Sundance, Mouthful - SXSW, and The Apostles - The Lighthouse Film festival. He is currently attached to the HBOGo Series Bobby and Bliss In A Tree which is in development and recently played the lead in Bobby Putka's Where Does It Go From Here. He is also a world class tennis pro: 

Twitter: @Conor_M_Casey  |   IMDB


Producer - SHASHA NAKHAI

Shasha Nakhai is a filmmaker based out of Toronto with Compy Films. Her award-winning short films including The Sugar Bowl (2011), Joe (2012) and Unsinkable (2012) have screened at festivals worldwide including the Hot Docs, DC Shorts, LA Shorts, Atlanta, and Aljazeera Film Festivals. The Sugar Bowl and Joe also recently aired internationally on Shorts TV.

Having graduated from Ryerson University's Broadcast Journalism program, she has worked at Storyline Entertainment for the past 3 years. Shasha was born in the Philippines, grew up in Nigeria, and came to Canada as an international student in 2003.

Twitter: @ShashaNakhai @CompyFilms   |   Website   |   IMDB


Cinematographer - RICH WILLIAMSON

Rich Williamson graduated from Ryerson University in 2008 and has since worked as a freelance director, cinematographer and editor with his production company Compy Films. He has worked as a cinematographer for some of his most talented contemporaries, including Kazik Radwanski, Bobby Putka and Lyndon Casey, and has produced content for well-known companies such as Greenpeace, Audi, TSN and MTV.

His award-winning short films including The Sugar Bowl (2011), Joe (2012) and Unsinkable (2012) have screened at festivals worldwide including the Hot Docs, DC Shorts, LA Shorts, Atlanta, and Aljazeera Film Festivals. Rich was recently selected to participate in the Reykjavik International Film Festival’s 2013 Talent Lab in Iceland.

Twitter: @dickbilliamson @CompyFilms   |   Portfolio   |   Website   |   IMDB


We're already making this film for peanuts compared to industry standards, but there are some things you just can't cheap out on without seriously compromising quality. We've set a goal of $15,000, but if we raise more than that we'll actually get to adequately compensate our cast & crew for their time! Here's what we'll use the $15,000 for:

  • Costumes - This one's a given. We can't have our actors running around in their uncle's hunting gear! We need to rent realistic Canadian military uniforms for the shoot. Note: See if you can spot 3 things wrong with Bobby Reddick's uniform in the above video.
  • Food - This is also super important. A lot of us will be working on the film for free; at the very least we should be able to offer nutritious hot meals for cast & crew!
  • Location - Unfortunately a lot of the cool locations we want to shoot at require a hefty location fee. That is unless YOU have a super cool location that looks like a military base that you would let us use at no cost...
  • Equipment Rentals - This is probably the most expensive thing on our budget! Fancy expensive cameras don't rent out cheap! We don't want to film this on an iPhone, please God, no.
  • Distribution Costs - There isn't really a point to making a film if you aren't going to do everything in your power to get it out there. Unfortunately this also costs money. Most US film festivals charge submission fees ranging from $30-$100 and you have to apply to a generous amount before getting into any.
  • Composer - This is for our stretch goal of $20,000. If we hit this goal we will be able to hire musicians to record a score together, which means bigger & better beautiful music!



If you'd like to donate or exchange services or in-kind-donations please email lyndon@caseybrothers.ca and shasha@compyfilms.com.

Don't underestimate the value of a Tweet, Facebook post or Email! Help us get the word out on this project by sharing it with friends and family! A Tweet goes a long way!

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  • $5CAD
    Weekend Warrior

    - HD Digital Download of the Finished FIlm - Thank You in the Finished Film's Credits - Social Media Shout-Out

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    Tote Bag + Film

    Pro-war? Anti-war? In the middle? Who cares, you'll always need a bag. Shop for avocados and kale chips in style with this tote bag that speaks to your inner soldier and outer hipster.

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    - DVD of the Finished Film with Deleted Scenes, Outtakes and Behind the Scenes Footage - Thank You in the Finished Film's Credits - Social Media Shout-Out

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    Private

    - Weekend Warrior Tote Bag - DVD of the Finished Film with Deleted Scenes, Outtakes and Behind the Scenes Footage - Thank You in the Finished Film's Credits - Social Media Shout-Out

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    Tenderfoot

    - Limited Edition Green Army LEGO 8GB USB key containing an HD file of the finished film and the complete compilation of Casey Brothers short films (see photo to the left) - Thank You in the Finished Film's Credits - Social Media Shout-Out

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    Captain

    - 12" x 18" Poster Signed by Cast and Crew - Weekend Warrior Tote Bag - DVD of the Finished Film with Deleted Scenes, Outtakes and Behind the Scenes Footage - Thank You in the Finished Film's Credits - Social Media Shout-Out

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    Bobby Reddick's Self-Help Book

    A satirical self-help book with all of the exercises completed by our troubled and confused lead character, Bobby Reddick. Laugh at his struggles and gain some insight into your own personal battles!

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  • $200CAD
    Major

    - 2 Tickets to the Film's Festival Premiere and After-party (airfare/accommodation not included) - Limited Edition Crew Duffel Bag - 12" x 18" Poster Signed by Cast and Crew - Weekend Warrior Tote Bag - DVD of the Finished Film with Deleted Scenes, Outtakes and Behind the Scenes Footage - Thank You in the Finished Film's Credits - Social Media Shout-Out

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  • $300CAD
    Script Consultation

    - Scripts That Sell - Script Consultation: Submit your script to receive critical feedback from a professional writer who has sold scripts to networks & producers. Lyndon Casey will provide notes on structure/story/character/ dialogue & suggest concrete solutions to strengthen the script. OR a 1hr Skype call, where Lyndon will field questions about screenwriting and discuss the fundamentals of 1/2hr screenplays. - Thank You in the Finished Film's Credits - Social Media Shout-O

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  • $500CAD
    Colonel

    - 2 Tickets to the Film's Festival Premiere and After-party (airfare/accommodation not included) - Limited Edition Canvas Crew Duffel Bag - 8" x 10" Framed Crew Photo Signed by Cast and Crew - 12" x 18" Poster Signed by Cast and Crew - Weekend Warrior Tote Bag - DVD of the Finished Film with Deleted Scenes, Outtakes and Behind the Scenes Footage - Thank You in the Finished Film's Credits - Social Media Shout-Out

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  • $1,000CAD
    General

    - Co-Executive Producer Credit in Film on IMDB - Guided Set Visit - Film Clapper Used on Set Signed by Cast and Crew - 2 Tickets to the Film's Festival Premiere and After-party (airfare/accommodation not included) - Limited Edition Canvas Crew Duffel Bag - 8" x 10" Framed Crew Photo Signed by Cast and Crew - Full size 24" x 36" Autographed Poster - Weekend Warrior Tote Bag - DVD of the Finished Film - Thank You in the Finished Film's Credits - Social Media Shout-Out

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    Personal Documentary

    Your story, told in your words, manipulated by Lyndon Casey into a charming and funny 3-4 minute documentary. This reward brings a new meaning to the word SELFIE! See here for an example of the finished product - http://youtu.be/txBBvPt64Zk

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