The Clyde Fitch Report is pleased to be 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 money to finish.
Donate as little as $5 or up to $5,000 and receive great 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. So far, some 50 sponsors have signed on to financially support the project. Can you? Can you give $5? Or 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 written introduction to them written by the character he’s portraying.
Today’s video is “Brett Dempsey Isn’t Drunk.” First, the video. Below it, Dempsey’s “statement,” courtesy of Rose.
“If you spend your life worrying about how you come off on a first impression, you are destined for unhappiness. Sure they’re important for some things, but several of my best friends are people that I really didn’t like when I first met them. What I’m saying is, don’t waste your time fearing judgement. People will or won’t judge regardless of whether or not you fear it, so don’t waste you energy with fear. Instead, cultivate relationships with the right people, and seek the love in this world. Personally, I believe that the power of a good woman’s love is unfathomable. If you have that, your hair could be on fire and you’re still not doing so bad.” –Brett Dempsey