The Clyde Fitch Report is pleased to be the lead online media sponsor of 50 Characters in 50 Weeks, actor Brent Rose’s attempt to create 50 short films showcasing 50 completely individual characters of his own creation. Rose has filmed half the characters so far; the project has been accepted by Kickstarter.com to raise the remaining funds to finish.
Donate as little as $5 or as much as $5,000 and receive premiums for your participation. For example, $25 gets you a full-resolution DVD with your five favorite episodes; $50 gets you the entire series, plus bonus material and more. As of Fri., Oct. 22, 50 sponsors have signed on to support the project. Give if you can — even just $5, more if you’re able.
Brent Rose is an actor-writer from the San Francisco Bay Area, currently living in New York. He studied acting at the Atlantic Theatre Company, and is a graduate of the National Theatre Conservatory’s MFA program. He played astronaut Ken Bowersox in the world premiere Expedition 6 (created and directed by Bill Pullman), Romeo in the West Coast premiere of Joe Calarco’s adaptation R&J (BATCC Award, Dean Goodman Award), and Boy in the West Coast premiere of Edward Albee’s The Play About The Baby, among others. He has also had roles in the film What Just Happened (2008, dir. Barry Levinson), CBS’s Guiding Light, and many episodes of CBS’s Wallstrip. Brent was also the co-creator and star of the Web-series The Leif Garrison Project (2008).
Through Nov. 6, the CF Report will promote two of Rose’s “character” videos, and Rose will include a short written introduction to them written by the character he’s portraying.
Today’s video is “Al Griffin Goes Outside,” putting the spotlight on the titular fellow. First, the video. Below it, Griffin’s statement to the world.
“When asked for a comment on this video, Al Griffin simply refused. He peered through the crack in the door which remained chain-locked, and looked at us for maybe a split-second, then he closed the door and was gone. Our research has turned up no phone numbers or email addresses. We spoke to his neighbors and they thought the apartment was vacant; they never hear a thing coming from it. Further attempts to contact him have proven unsuccessful.”