To all good, art-loving people out there:
I’m writing to tell you about an upcoming short film called Good News for Modern Man, written and to be directed by the talented and endlessly creative Zachary Severt, a friend of mine for many years.
I’ll let the team’s well-designed campaign sell you on the film’s premise, but I will say that I’ve read the screenplay and it is fantastic. Always engaging, frequently surprising, and efficient. We’re shown a lot but told very little.
I studied alongside Zach and Good News cinematographer Matt Beck at Wright State, and was script supervisor for their last project, Boys Will Be Boys. Beyond talented, they are a disciplined, comprehensively planned, and frugal team.
Boys was one of the best short films to come out of WSU while I was there—Good News is certain to be even better. If you’re a filmmaker or cinephile, you want to know these guys: I have a feeling they’re going to be around for a while.
Right now they need our support to make Good News for Modern Man possible. Will you join me and help make this film a reality by contributing $5 today? C’mon, folks, forfeit a latte—for cinema!—for art!
If you’re a 1%-er and can pitch in a little more, they offer all sorts of neat perks, from production journals to stays in a mountainside cabin. Or if you’re flat broke—I get that—consider helping to spread word of the film across your social networks.
Also: This is a forward thinking production. As I was writing this, they announced a sustainability initiative for the film—no plastic cups, wasteful set material, etc. Yet another reason why filmmaking shouldn’t be the exclusive domain of 5 artless and morally indifferent media conglomerates.
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