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.
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).
Each week through Nov. 6, The Clyde Fitch Report will promote two of Rose’s “character” videos. Rose will include a short written introduction to them written in the character he’s portraying.
Today’s video is “Geoff Boyle’s Apology.” As for who Boyle is, well, read Rose’s commentary below the video. And after that, click over to Kickstarter.com and please help fund Rose’s project if you’re able.
“It takes a big man to apologize. You don’t have to mean it, and you don’t have to care, but sometimes by saying it, you can win a game, or at least score a point. Sometimes an apology is an accusation. I’m just saying. Are we always to be charitable? Are we always to show good will? A show of good will may only be that, a show. Why the fanfare? Our bodies burn at nearly a hundred degrees, yet there is so much coldness in the heart of men…and even more so in women. “Sorry” can mean, “You may come back to me, but you’d better wipe your effing feet at the door.” Or maybe it means something else. Sorry if that’s unclear.” — Geoff Boyle