A romantic comedy in which all the characters are hostages fearing for their lives.
Peter Campbell
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Chicago, Illinois
United States
1 Team Member

What is this movie about?

WORSEBEHAVIOUR is the story of a man's hopeless infatuation with a woman at a local cafe and how it leads to them both being abducted by a violent, mentally unstable man.  Part thriller, part rom-com, part dark comedy, part horror film.

Tonally landing somewhere between "Drive", "Punch Drunk Love", and an episode of "Louie", the film will follow the character known only as "G" as he continually fails to work up the courage to talk to "C", a barista.  Life doesn't wait for him to be ready when he finds himself in a hostage situation with C, locked in an old man's apartment.  Trying to stay alive has never been such a confidence booster.

Who are you?

My name is Peter Collins Campbell and I am a Chicago-based director of films and music videos.  I've worked with such artists as Chance the Rapper, Nico Segal, Vic Mensa, Noname Gypsy, M&O, Towkio, and more.  I've been writing and directing short films since I was in middle school, at which point in time I essentially tricked my friends into thinking we would be hanging out after school and instead put them in videos I was making.  This would continue throughout many years of mistaking productivity for social engagements.

What inspired this movie?

How closely are chemicals in your body like adrenaline and dopamine linked?  Adrenaline kicks in when you're in danger or exhilarated, dopamine is linked to feelings of love.  When are both parts of the brain stimulated?  This film doesn't answer that question, but it definitely could give the viewer something to chew on afterward.

This movie came out of the necessity to do something exciting and visceral to watch, as well as thought provoking.  It was also a personal challenge to push my own limits as a writer, intentionally making it short so that I could do numerous re-writes without losing too much time on it.

Don't all good stories start in a cafe?

Who is in this movie?

The casting process is still going on - over 6,000 actors have submitted for the film so far. Narrowing that down to 3 actors is a lengthy process, but will ensure that the perfect cast is created. 

Why are you not paying for this yourself?

I am!  Every dollar I have that is not going to my rent or food (laundry can be sacrificed) will be contributed to the budget of this film.  However, even this (relatively inexpensive) little film needs money that a constantly-working freelancer can't raise that quickly.  If we raise more than our goal, that doesn't mean I won't be funding the rest myself, it just means we have a larger budget, which will enable us to do more to make the movie even better, so let's try to raise as much as possible!

RUN! by M&O - dir. by Peter Collins Campbell

Is this going to be one of those pretentious "experimental" movies that I'll be confused by the entire time?

Absolutely not.  Despite heavy themes, the movie will be a fun ride and the intention is for it to be exciting to watch, and not to confuse or alienate.

Chicago Poet Kush Thompson - "For Colored Girls Who Considered Yaky" dir. by Peter Collins Campbell

What happens to this movie when it's done?

Music videos are super fun to make, because typically, as soon as they're done, they go online and blogs repost them, and everyone gets to talk about it - however although the same thing SOMEtimes can happen with short films, the blogosphere is not quite as adept at short film promotion as with rap.  So, unless something ends up changing our minds (blogs/magazines reaching out, etc) this will be headed for film festivals.  This means SXSW, Sundance, Cannes, Chicago Film Festival, Slamdance, anything that will be the best fit for promoting the film to the right people.  The "right people" in question being people that can help get another project off the ground in the future - as in, a feature film.

We can't do this without you!

 We can DEFINITELY raise more than necessary, but if we don't reach our goal, we don't get any funding.  So your continued support can be in the form of pledges OR, if you can't pledge at the moment, share the campaign!  Resident Poet John Taylor is always an entertaining man to watch.  Show him off.  Link it on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Google Plus (if anyone knows how to use that yet), email, screenshot it for Instagram, direct people on Vine - there are so many options, and all of them are so, so right.

Selections of my Music Video Work

What does the title mean?


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  • $10USD

    For ten dollars you will receive a Twitter and Facebook shout-out, a digital download of the finished film, as well as a special thanks in the film's credits. You will also receive the appreciative, silent nod of a Siberian tiger, somewhere...out there.

    13 claimed
  • $25USD
    A DVD Copy

    $25 - the club gets more exclusive. You get a special thanks, a Twitter/Facebook shoutout, AND a DVD copy of the final film.

    11 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $50USD
    Be in a Music Video!

    For $50 of support, you get everything from the first two levels, a Twitter FOLLOW (hey-o), and a signed photo of the cast. PLUS: you are given the chance to appear in any music video I'm working on that includes extras.

    7 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $75USD
    Pre-Screen the Film

    75 dollars. You already know what it is. The social media shoutouts. The Twitter follow. The digital download. The DVD. The photo. Only this time you also get a piece of character art for one of the 3 main characters AND will get to take part in pre-screenings of the film and give us your opinion as the film is edited. You'll take part in creating in the final product! Furthermore, you are guaranteed a great day at some point in time.

    1 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $100USD
    Art and Video Messages

    100 dollars is where your life starts getting really interesting. It will get you all of the above items, as well as exclusive video messages from the cast and crew every day on set (total of 3 days), AND all three lead characters' character art sketches - AND, you will get the chance to be an extra in one of the scenes.

    10 out of 30 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $250USD
    Music and Scripts

    At this point of donating you're accruing a pretty hefty swag bag. All the above is yours, and now, you get a playlist containing much of the music that inspired scenes and characters of the film, as well as a digital copy of the final shooting script.

    1 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $500USD
    Props and Rejected Scripts

    If you download half a grand to us, you will get everything that has been described heretofore, as well as a set visit, pictures with the cast, a mystery prop from the shoot (after production ends), and the TERRIBLE first draft of the film script, which was significantly shorter and was met with "er...good job!"s from all who read it.

    0 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $750USD
    Photo Shoots and Lunch

    At 750 dollars you get everything we've mentioned so far, which is already awesome, but just to make it an even better time, you get to spend a lunch break with the cast and crew on set, and get a professional photo shoot for you or anyone you think deserves a photo shoot (local only).

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2015
  • $1,000USD
    MUSIC VIDEOS and Parties

    You might call this the "Mover and Shaker" level, because that's what you are now. At this level you're getting all the other great things mentioned (minus photoshoot), however you now get to employ me. That's right, I will shoot your music video, your commercial, fashion reel, whatever you want (within reason). Not to mention you'll be invited and comped for the premiere film festival screening (transportation not provided), AND cast and crew premiere party.

    0 out of 6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2015
  • $3,000USD
    Wedding Videography

    If you're donating this much, I love you. However, since you may already have someone else in your life, in addition to the other prizes I will shoot your wedding or other major life event (no births), and edit it, as long as there is several months' notice. And we can be friends forever. You will also be listed as an Associate Producer in the credits.

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2015
  • $5,000USD
    You Are An Angel

    If you singlehandedly finance $5000 of this project, you will have done more for me than anyone has ever done to help the completion of one of my films, and I can make no joke about that. Whoever you are, I am eternally indebted to you.

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