The concept was simple. Richard Dutcher, a successful independent filmmaker, was their teacher, mentor and partner. His intention was to teach them how to take an idea for an independent film from development to pre-production to production to post-production and finally to the distribution of their film.
The film the group chose to produce, The Boys At the Bar, is unique in several ways.
Second: Only the beginning and end of the film is scripted. The centerpiece of the film, boys being boys as they celebrate one of their own’s birthday, is improvisation and good old fashioned story and joke telling.
Third: The improvisation portions of the film were to be shot ( and were) in a continuous take, using four stationary cameras, which resulted in what we believe is the longest uninterrupted take (117 minutes) in film making history.
The Boys At The Bar was shot in seven days in May of 2012. As of July 2012 the film is in post-production and getting ready to be entered into film festivals.
As with all indie film companies, we need more capital to help us reach the finish line. In order to raise funds for film festivals, marketing and distribution, Project 23 will be launching a fund raising campaign, using the awesome power of social media and Kickstarter.
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