Look, I have to make this movie and my legion of fans in Gainesville Florida are just not coughing up the dough. If I write about politics on my blog, 2000 of them chime in with their comments. If I need fifty bucks, crickets. Freaking crickets.
So since 3 grand couldn't be all that big of a deal to you, especially to make a skunk-ape movie...and think of the press you could derive for sponsoring some weird performance-art guys' little movie, I think it would be worth it. I could ride on on your coat-tail and you could promote and fund some subversive art from a real-deal art wacko. Look: I have a wikipedia page, so I'm for real: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Miller_(American_Performance_Artist)
So the story is a coming of age thing. It's the fourth in a series. The first one shut down Cincinnati's public access channel because they accidentally aired it in prime time. There's a clip on this fund-raising crapo site here with the details. Anyway...look. I know this deal is going down the toilet but on the off chance that human beings read the emails...I promise I will make a movie. Yes, I will squander some of the money on my living expenses. I enjoy lobster and martinis. So yeah...some of that. But I promise I will make a film. And if you will lend your name to this movie, I think it will become a true piece of work in the cult arena. A real chunk of crap! Gootis crap. (Gootis is the Indian name for Skunk-Ape...or at least that's what we're saying.)
3 grand. Genius!
Howard, you've never let me down before, and that's because I have never asked for anything. Now I'm asking. And if you refuse, I will be mortified. Because for three-thousand dollars, you could waste that on a bad meal in some stuffy English haunted castle, and you won't even get a movie out of it.
-- Tom Miller (Performance Artist, Bohemian, Master Film Maker (and by Film, I mean video)...and I'm 47 and live in a garage. I just need a chance.
Here's the link to the fund-raiser for the movie. There is a link to the previous couple of Gootis movie previews...the Cincinnati thing...the one-page screen play...I already have this thing cast. Wanna' be in it? No problem. Think about it. At least let me know you got it and maybe send a comment like, "Hell no..." or "Get this guy outta' here" so I can use that in the credits. Thanks, Howard.