Second Update: Actor Bill Pullman, currently starring in David Mamet’s Oleanna on Broadway, has pledged to do one segment 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.
However, this can only happen if Rose reaches his goal of raising $10,000 by the end of the day tomorrow. His project is an official one of Kickstarter.com. He now has 120 backers. Can you give?
The Clyde Fitch Report has been pleased to serve as the lead online media sponsor of 50 Characters in 50 Weeks. Rose has filmed 25 characters so far. The project, just to reiterate, has been accepted by Kickstarter.com to raise the remaining funds to finish. Rose’s sponsors pledged more than $9,000 toward Rose’s $10,000 goal.
But Rose still needs your help — and the Clyde Fitch Report asks, one last time before the Nov. 6 deadline, that you please make a pledge.
Donate as little as $5 or up to $5,000 and receive great premiums. 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, once again, nearly 80 sponsors have pledged to fiscally support the project. Can you join them? Can you give $5? Maybe more?
There are a ton of videos to watch of Rose’s work so far — click here. 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: Tony Lacazano in “Eat Good New York.” First, the video. Below that, Lacazano’s “statement,” courtesy of Rose.
“True story: I once watched my best friend eat a bucket of sap. You may think that’s disgusting, but that sap was packed with carbs, and while he had plenty of energy for the kickball game, I ended up in the nurse’s office with an IV due to malnutrition. That said, his teeth were glued together for a week, so who’s to say who’s better off? The point is, being poor in New York is just about the toughest thing in the world, and food is crazy expensive here. Fuggetaboutit! You gotta to back to your “dawn of time” man-skills, and find a way to eat. Use your smarts and the tricks I show you, and you’ll make it through the winter, no problem.” –Tony Lacazano