I got an e-mail from a local film-maker today (who is also the wife of the guy who made the connection for me for the Microsoft Visiting Speaker Series - I'll be speaking there February 1st). She definitely falls in the category of people pursuing their passions. She needs some assistance for the final push of a film she's making, and I thought I would post her request here for those of you in the Seattle area...
Here is your local Seattle mom/filmmaker desperate for HELP! (Remember, the children’s fantasy, The Golden Leaf). Please, help me finish my movie!
We are desperate for help this weekend. It is going to be the biggest shoot we ever had, and the last one as well. We are shooting on Friday 5 pm to midnight, and on Saturday 5 pm to midnight.
We need 15 PA’s (production assistants - some of you may need to show up for blocking on Thursday at 6 pm, Seattle Underground) to help with equipment, hauling stuff, watching stuff, people, etc. – no experience necessary. We need also extra help with make up and watching child actors on the set.
For additional crew we need – UPM (unit production manager) for handling people, gaffer, 1st AC, key grip, 3 to 4 grips (some of you may need to show up for blocking on Thursday at 6 pm, Seattle Underground).
For actors – I have enough extras so far, but wouldn’t mind two more guys with balding heads. Also, we need a very tall teenager boy for a speaking role (Roman, can you do it?)
And, on top of that, we have to pay the city of Seattle insurance, which was not included in the budget, so we need financial help (I have to raise $2,000 in 3 days). If you have no money, but time, please donate it. If you have no time but money, please donate as much as you can!
Please, HELP if you can! It’s going to be a lot of fun. We will be shooting in Seattle Underground, there will be TV stations and newspapers to make a story on us, and the scene will be fun to watch.
And, after we are done, we will be putting a trailer together and I am flying to LA with my producer to show it to HBO, Universal Pictures, etc. So, if you are a PA, you are in the credits! And, if you donate a considerable sum of money, you will be listed as one of the executive producers or investors.
Thank you all very much,
Please help me out with this, we are so close to the end, we just need a little push!
Her e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org .
Passion Catalyst SM