Coming soon to a theater near you: Scamdance.
It’s the compelling and hilarious story of a woman who decides to create a huge (fake) film festival in an effort to extort tons of money from struggling filmmakers after learning the economics of a certain prestigious fest, which shall remain nameless, but implicitly understood.
As it turns out, last year 12,146 filmmakers each paid $80 to apply to that festival. Only 27 were chosen. That’s more than $900,000 just from entry fees.
In Scamdance, parodies of iconic movies from Breakfast at Tiffany’s and The Graduate to Nine to Five and The Exorcist unfold as the plot develops and the scam picks up steam. The only problem? This movie hasn’t been released. In fact, it hasn’t even been filmed.
But you can help.
Yes, it’s time for another one of our Kickstarter pleas, but as you know, we only pick the most worthwhile contenders for your love. We watched the five-minute pitch video, which describes the film and gives a solid depiction of what to expect. We laughed until we cried. So if the final result is anywhere near this good, we might just all be part of something big.
It’s all from the demented (sexy) mind of Sean Hanley (above, channeling Woody Allen) and he’s one of the funniest people we know. Pledging starts at just $1, but goes up to $10,000.
We’re actually starting our own Kickstarter campaign to raise $1 million to donate to his Kickstarter campaign. Pretty sure at that level, he’ll throw in a nude scene of himself.
Or at least send us a nekkid selfie.
Scamdance Kickstarter Campaign