I miss you all terribly and hope that you had a wonderful holiday season!
I'd like to share with you some information about a project that I am involved in, and am quite proud of:
"Limbus" is my feature-film debut and one of the most exciting things I've done since moving to Los Angeles. I am playing one of the leading roles: the plot centers around 4 cult members who commit group-suicide and find themselves trapped somewhere in between life and death, searching for answers and a path out. Heavy stuff, I know, but the work we've done so far has been very rewarding and the footage from the initial shoot is haunting and heart-wrenching. We shot for several weeks in early December, and will be picking up again in February to finish the film.
We need some help fundraising though:
Kickstarter is a grassroots funding tool that was named one of the top 50 inventions of 2010 by Time Magazine. It is an exciting new way for non-corporate creative projects to attract investors. If you're unfamiliar, here's how it works: we set a goal ($10,000) and a time limit (1 month); if enough patrons pledge donations, and we meet our goal, our project gets funded.
If the idea of supporting independent art excites you, or if you'd like to help me take a huge step forward in my career, or if this project just sounds cool to you, I encourage you to pledge. Even $1 and you can say honestly that you produced a Hollywood feature!
I know these are difficult economic times, but if you can't afford a donation, you can still help by spreading the word about our project. Check out the Kickstarter page, and pass the info along to others who might be interested. Link to us on Facebook, or Twitter, or whatever social-networking site you prefer. Anything you can do to help will be much appreciated by myself and the other artists invested in this film.
I love you all dearly and hope that you all have a great start to 2012!
-DMc, West Coast Correspondent
Some more fun facts:
Our director, Brandon Nicholas, has 2 previous feature-films that have screened at festivals around the country and have distribution through Netflix. I've worked with him on several music videos over the past two years.
Our producer, Courtney Salmon, recently finished working on the new Spiderman film (with Andrew Garfield & Emma Stone).
We are shooting on the newest, bestest camera in the business, the Red Epic. The first films shot on this camera include The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Hobbit, and The Amazing Spiderman.
One of my co-stars, Alex Klein, recently played a German exchange student on an episode of "Community," (red shirt).
We needed a cheap location for the first section of the film, so we took all of the furniture out of my (large) bedroom and built a set, which I slept in during the shoot.