The Sleepover is my latest and most personal work. A short film that lies somewhere between Boyhood and Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, it explores the complexities of the adult world through the lens of a ten-year-old trying to make sense of his parents' break-up.
We have a wonderful lead cast, including Lindsay Pulsipher, Logan Donavan and Nikolas Thiede; an amazing crew that's ready to roll; shooting dates (June 30-July 3); and every single dollar we could pool together to get this project on its legs.
Sadly it’s not quite enough to see it all through. After personal funds, and in-kind contributions we still need to raise the $10,450 to shoot, edit, and complete the film. So here I am: a filmmaker, standing in front of generous art patrons, asking you to back our film.
Much like Kickstarter, your contribution toward this effort comes with rewards. Just click the donate link up top, chose your reward, and glide through an easy checkout.*
Your contributions go directly to the hard costs of making this film including:
• cast & crew • cast lodging • costuming • set decoration • specialty props • lens & specialty gear rental • crew meals • insurance • SAG fees • raw footage storage • post sound mixing • soundtrack creation
* please note your donation is neither tax-deductible, nor does it represent an investment in the film; however, you will receive rewards specified by your contribution amount.
Reeling from his parents' recent split and the surprise addition of his baby sister Olive, ten-year-old Nico grapples with understanding how his life has been turned upside down. Watching his mother Caroline struggle, and pining for the attention of his aloof father Dixon, his confusion shifts to anger: anger focused on Olive, whom he ultimately decides is to blame for all the upheaval.
After Nico has a meltdown when tasked with watching Olive, he finally gets the opportunity to spend time with his estranged father. To Nico's dismay, Dixon seems more interested in his new lady friend than in his son. His father's indifference sparks Nico's memory of a fateful sleepover, revealing what actually caused his parents' marriage to crumble.
Lindsay started her professional acting career in Salt Lake City, Utah recurring on Touched by an Angel. After moving to Los Angeles, Lindsay got her first series regular role on The Beast with Patrick Swayze. She has been a series regular and recurred on several TV shows including, True Blood, Hatfields and McCoys, Law & Order: SVU, Justified and most recently, Fear the Walking Dead and Nightshift.
Logan graduated from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts Conservatory for acting where he earned his BFA under Gerald Freedman. Logan has worked on such shows as Showtime's Masters of Sex, Harry's Law with Kathy Bates, Grey's Anatomy, Colony as well as a handful of independent features where he has had the pleasure of working alongside Burt Reynolds and Rob Lowe.
Nikolas is a Boise, Idaho talent having appeared in 6 Dynamic Laws for Success (in Life, Love & Money), and the award winning short film Hero.
I'll share a memory about a time we shared that never really happened, while thanking you kindly for your kind contribution + You'll receive our production updates.
Get the Shout Out, Updates, *and* once it's all said and done I'll send you the finished film direct to your inbox.
Get the Shout Out, Updates, Download of the Film *and* the soundtrack + a curated selection of digital prints, and artwork from the making of The Sleepover.
In addition to receiving the $50 reward, you will also be credited with "Special Thanks" in the end credits of the film.
Join us for an on set visit (must make own way to Boise, Idaho if outside the area), and be credited as an Associate Producer of the film in print, online, and in the film's credits. You will also receive the $50 digital download package.
We are holding open auditions in Meridian, Idaho on May 23rd and 24th from 6-9pm, for speaking, and non-speaking featured roles in The Sleepover.
WOMEN 20-25, 35-40
If you're interested in auditioning please send a headshot and resume (if available) to: email@example.com, and we will get back with you to schedule your audition.
We're still seeking a number of locations and vehichles including:
Trailer Home Interior - Needed for 1 Day
Trailer Park Exterior - Needed for 2-3 shots
Drive In Burger Joint Exterior - Needed for a few hours
Grocery Store checkout Interior - Needed for a few hours
Break Room Interior (preferably with lockers) - Needed for a few hours
Grocery Store Manager’s Office Interior - Needed for a few hours
Hallway Interior with a bench - Needed for a few hours
Elementary School Grounds with Swing Set - Needed for a few hours, evening shoot
An older Sedan (80’s-90’s Buick, or Chevy) - Needed for 2 days, a couple hours each day
An older Station Wagon (80’s-90’s Caprice Wagon or the like) - Needed for one day
Early 80’s Corvette or Camaro - Needed for one day
If you have a line on any of the above please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a rental or guest house that you might be open to hosting some visiting talent in? Drop us a line at: email@example.com