July 24th, 2014

Practice Makes Perfect by Jayme K.

beachsloth:

                What is the difference between a career and a passion? The choice is hard. Many never figure it out. Instead they go through life without knowing which road will lead them to perfection. Plenty of people mourn the loss of the “life that could have been”. Every day millions of people choose to have a career over a passion. Art is something that really pays, just like crime only there is less of an audience for art than there is for crime. 

                That is what Practice Makes Perfect explores. A random teacher longs to make a career out of stand-up comedy. Most comedians suck and maybe he is not very good at stand-up. There are millions of comedians doing stand-up comedy who should sit down. Whether or not the teacher is good at comedy is irrelevant. Focus is on a steady career consistent paycheck. A few choose the love thing the passion project. Usually the passion project is the road less traveled and it does make all the difference. Not everybody can afford that difference however. 

                Lots of people wish they could have done things differently. On the other hand it is important to have a level of consistency with life. A passion project can always be an on the side thing that continually tugs at the heart strings. People who follow the passion project can find great fulfillment in doing what they love but at great cost. Perhaps they need to own up to the fact that they may need to cut back on expenses, to really figure out what is a necessity and what is a luxury. Few can do this particularly in a culture that celebrates material success over personal enjoyment. Personal enjoyment tends to be equated with material possession when that is not always the case. 

                Jayme K. had done this sort of thing before. A novelist, writer for Thought Catalog and general ‘doer of things’ Jayme K. has good follow-through with whatever he puts his mind to. With this particular project a great deal of the filming has already been completed, hence why he can at least show a trailer. Far more is needed: more filming, post-production, etc. Hence he is asking the great world for a little helping hand. Considering how much he has already done himself, out of his own pocket (and out of his own time) it is a good idea to help him out.

Reblogged from Beach Sloth
July 24th, 2014

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Paul Brokovich (Michael Malkiewicz) is an English teacher by day and a stand up comedian by night. Unfortunately Paul’s interest in becoming a recognized comic greatly outweighs his desire to educate the struggling students of his summer school class at Parkins’ Regional High. His indecisiveness to stick to one career path leads Paul to no longer view his classroom as a place of learning, but a crowd to test potential stage material. As a result, Paul’s job as a teacher falls into jeopardy and it’s up to him to pick up the pieces before facing unemployment and isolation from his family and friends. Practice Makes Perfect also stars Jayme Karales, Alex Hand, Ken Dereste Dorcely, Levar Burton, and Jack Viera as the voice of radio personality Billy Beantown.

Practice Makes Perfect is based on the upcoming ThatLitPress novella of the same name, written by Jayme Karales—the film’s screenwriter and director. Karales’ first novel Disorderly was published in 2013 by Before Sunrise Press and his second novel Clever Animals will be released later this year. 

Karales, along with Executive Producer Joel Amat Güell, formed UnHollywood Films—a two man production company for independent cinema. Practice Makes Perfect will be the first film released under the UnHollywood banner.  

Only one month ago the cast and crew met and shot a significant portion of the movie, which was funded out of pocket by the crew. However due to budget and time restrictions we didn’t complete filming in its entirety and had to miss out on shooting a number of crucial scenes. We thought it would be better to resume filming when we could put forth the proper funds to shoot the scenes, rather than rush and cheapen what was left and have the film come out half-baked. Unfortunately, without this Kickstarter, that may take a very long time. So we’re looking to the public to help fund these crucial portions of the film and the movie’s post-production. 

With your help we’ll be able to finance the following:

  • location rentals (booking a school for multiple days of filming does not come cheap—nor do bars or cafes)
  • production insurance
  • props and set decoration
  • lighting equipment rental
  • sound, and audio mastering
  • transportation to Boston, MA., Atlantic City, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA. (the filming locations)
  • post production
  • DVDs, Blu-Rays, and other rewards
  • and more

Funding Practice Makes Perfect not only means helping a movie meet its completion, but jump starting UnHollywood Films and its future as a leading provider of independent film. 

AS LITTLE AS A $5.00 DONATION CAN GET YOU…

  • a copy of the film on DVD or HD Digital 
  • a Producer / Executive Producer credit
  • tickets to the premiere
  • signed merchandise and film props
  • a speaking role in the film
  • your company/brand’s commercial filmed by the director and cast
  • an advanced copy of the upcoming novella which the film is based on
  • having your script written by the film’s screenwriter
  • a visit to the set
  • naming a character after yourself or a loved one
  • receiving writing criticism/advice from a novelist
  • and more

Pledge now and claim the rewards while they last.

Click here to view the campaign and donate.

Reblogged from That Lit Site
July 24th, 2014

unhollywood-blog:

Then & Now: Taxi Driver (1976) / Practice Makes Perfect (2015)

HELP US MAKE ‘PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT’ INTO A MOVIE

[click to visit IMDB page] [click to visit Kickstarter campaign]

Paul Brokovich (Michael Malkiewicz) is an English teacher by day and a stand up comedian by night. Unfortunately Paul’s interest in becoming a recognized comic greatly outweighs his desire to educate the struggling students of his summer school class at Parkins’ Regional High. His indecisiveness to stick to one career path leads Paul to no longer view his classroom as a place of learning, but a crowd to test potential stage material. As a result, Paul’s job as a teacher falls into jeopardy and it’s up to him to pick up the pieces before facing unemployment and isolation from his family and friends. Practice Makes Perfect also stars Jayme Karales, Alex Hand, Ken Dereste Dorcely, Levar Burton, and Jack Viera as the voice of radio personality Billy Beantown.

Practice Makes Perfect is based on the upcoming ThatLitPress novella of the same name, written by Jayme Karales—the film’s screenwriter and director. Karales’ first novel Disorderly was published in 2013 by Before Sunrise Press and his second novel Clever Animals will be released later this year. 

Karales, along with Executive Producer Joel Amat Güell, formed UnHollywood Films—a two man production company for independent cinema. Practice Makes Perfect will be the first film released under the UnHollywood banner.  

Only one month ago the cast and crew met and shot a significant portion of the movie, which was funded out of pocket by the crew. However due to budget and time restrictions we didn’t complete filming in its entirety and had to miss out on shooting a number of crucial scenes. We thought it would be better to resume filming when we could put forth the proper funds to shoot the scenes, rather than rush and cheapen what was left and have the film come out half-baked. Unfortunately, without this Kickstarter, that may take a very long time. So we’re looking to the public to help fund these crucial portions of the film and the movie’s post-production. 

With your help we’ll be able to finance the following:

  • location rentals (booking a school for multiple days of filming does not come cheap—nor do bars or cafes)
  • production insurance
  • props and set decoration
  • lighting equipment rental
  • sound, and audio mastering
  • transportation to Boston, MA., Atlantic City, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA. (the filming locations)
  • post production
  • DVDs, Blu-Rays, and other rewards
  • and more

Funding Practice Makes Perfect not only means helping a movie meet its completion, but jumpstarting UnHollywood Films and its future as a leading provider of independent film. 

AS LITTLE AS A $5.00 DONATION CAN GET YOU…

  • a copy of the film on DVD or HD Digital 
  • a Producer / Executive Producer credit
  • tickets to the premiere
  • signed merchandise and film props
  • a speaking role in the film
  • your company/brand’s commercial filmed by the director and cast
  • an advanced copy of the upcoming novella which the film is based on
  • having your script written by the film’s screenwriter
  • a visit to the set
  • naming a character after yourself or a loved one
  • receiving writing criticism/advice from a novelist
  • and more

Pledge now and claim the rewards while they last.

Click here to view the campaign and donate.

Reblogged from That Lit Site
July 24th, 2014
Episode 59: "Kevin Sommerfield & Austin Bosley"
Shootin' It with Jayme K.
Shootin' It with Jayme K.

shootinitpodcast:

Shootin’ It with Jayme K. | Episode 59: “Kevin Sommerfield and Austin Bosley”

First up Jayme and Mike talk about Kickstarter campaigns, Mike’s poverty, the prospect of moving to Brooklyn and Los Angeles, facial hair, and ‘The Kenney Dorcely Show’.

Then the Slasher Studios pairing of Kevin Sommerfield and Austin Bosely, the writing/directing team behind the upcoming film ‘Dismembering Christmas’, stop by the show to talk about the film, horror movies (of course), Mike’s fear of Pennywise the Clown, Hercules, The Walking Dead, Michael Bay horror remakes, Friday the 13th, and more.

'Dismembering Christmas' Kickstarter Campaign: http://kck.st/1iUjZfX 
'Dismembering Christmas' Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dismemberingchristmas

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July 23rd, 2014
Episode 59: "Kevin Sommerfield & Austin Bosley"
Shootin' It with Jayme K.
Shootin' It with Jayme K.

shootinitpodcast:

Shootin’ It with Jayme K. | Episode 59: “Kevin Sommerfield and Austin Bosley”

First up Jayme and Mike talk about Kickstarter campaigns, Mike’s poverty, the prospect of moving to Brooklyn and Los Angeles, facial hair, and ‘The Kenney Dorcely Show’.

Then the Slasher Studios pairing of Kevin Sommerfield and Austin Bosely, the writing/directing team behind the upcoming film ‘Dismembering Christmas’, stop by the show to talk about the film, horror movies (of course), Mike’s fear of Pennywise the Clown, Hercules, The Walking Dead, Michael Bay horror remakes, Friday the 13th, and more.

'Dismembering Christmas' Kickstarter Campaign: http://kck.st/1iUjZfX 
'Dismembering Christmas' Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dismemberingchristmas

July 23rd, 2014

Comedian and best selling author Jim Norton on his Comedy Career and ‘The Jim Norton Show’

July 23rd, 2014

Donate to the ‘Practice Makes Perfect’ Campaign & Claim Rewards

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Only 27 days remain in the Kickstarter for Practice Makes Perfect and we have yet to budge from the 17% mark. We are currently trending toward meeting half of our goal—which means we will earn nothing since Kickstarter’s policy is you either reach 100% or get nada. 

Please consider donating toward the campaign, as it’ll help Joel Amat Güell and myself deliver fresh content to users of ThatLitSite, UnHollywood, and other satellite blogs on a more consistent basis and to a wider reach. By completing our first film we’ll be able to not only devote, but generate more attention to ThatLitSite—and you’ll certainly see less promotions popping up.

Donating $5 or more can get you rewards like…

  • a signed copy of the novella that the film is based on
  • a DVD or HD copy of the movie
  • exclusive film props
  • advertising on Shootin’ It with Jayme K.
  • poster artwork for your film or project designed by acclaimed graphic artist Joel Amat Güell
  • writing criticism or feedback from a novelist
  • dinner with the star of the movie Michael Malkiewicz
  • tickets to the premiere
  • an associate producer credit
  • YOUR script written by the screenwriter
  • and more

Please donate if you can and help us make this passion project a reality.

Click here to view the Kickstarter campaign and donate.

(Source: thatlitsite)

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