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).
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 “The New Freedomland Dancers,” putting the spotlight on Lon Zelig. First, the video. Below it, Zelig’s statement to the world.
“To dance is to breathe, but it’s a liquid breath… lungs filled with plasma… the stuff that makes us all human. The dance is a ritual that has gone back past the beginnings of time, when there was nothing BUT plasma. We are The New Freedomland Dancers, an ecstatic dance company based out of Cleveland. My partner Charles and I (our third company member, Star, couldn’t make it) came to New York to participate in the New York Dance Parade down Broadway (I’d always wanted to dance on Broadway, and here was my chance!) What followed did more to restore my faith in humanity than that time a homeless guy bought me some cotton candy. And that says a lot.” –Lon Zelig