The Clyde Fitch Report is pleased to serve as the lead online media sponsor of 50 Characters in 50 Weeks, actor Brent Rose’s project to create 50 short films showcasing 50 completely individual characters of his own creation. Rose has filmed 25 characters so far. The project has been accepted by Kickstarter.com to raise the remaining funds to finish. In the last week, Rose’s sponsors have advanced him considerably toward his goal. But he still needs your help — and the Clyde Fitch Report once again asks that you consider make a pledge.
Donate as little as $5 or up to $5,000 and receive great premiums from Rose. For example, $25 will get you a full-resolution DVD with your five favorite episodes on it; $50 gets you the entire series, plus bonus material. So far, more than 60 sponsors have signed on to financially support the project. Can you? Can you give $5? More if you’re able?
There are a ton of videos to watch of Rose’s work so far — click on the links above. Here’s more on him:
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 each week. Rose will include a short introduction to them written by the “character” he’s portraying.
Today’s video: “The Last Words of Ed Byron.” First, the video. Below that, Byron’s “statement,” courtesy of Rose.
“People make death seem so sentimental. As if, when faced with one’s mortality, one somehow instantly becomes righteous and benevolent. What a load of horse-shit that is. Death is an escape into a black hole. It’s not about making someone feel better, it’s about telling them the truth without having to watch them cry, or getting one last jab in without any fear of retaliation. How fucking great is that?” — Ed Byron