The Alley Cat is a feature film from the Directing / Producing team who brought you Faster!
Going into production in July 2012.
Whether you backed us on our Kickstarter campaign or are just now finding us, we're glad you're here. Every little bit counts; just $25 could mean renting that extra piece of gear that might make the shoot go more smoothly, or a crew meal, or a permit for a day's shooting.
We found an investor at the 11th hour who was willing and able to take our Kickstarter to success, but unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), Kickstarter only allows backers to pledge a maximum of $10,000. We weren't able to figure a way around this before the Kickstarter campaign ended, but now that we have that funding in place we're hoping to recapture what we had pledged via Kickstarter. What does that mean? Only that Kickstarter and Amazon will not be taking 10% of the pledges! PayPal will take a cut, but it will be substantially less.
We will still honor every Kickstarter reward that was promised previously, and for new backers, we are offering the same rewards. You can still visit our original Kickstarter page HERE, but all donations must now be made here.
Payments are processed securely by PayPal, accepting most major credit cards and connecting to banks directly.
Your donation to The Alley Cat is a gift. You will be investing in a great film and in the career of an up-and-coming filmmaker—but you will not see any cash dividends.
We will honor ALL Kickstarter Rewards that were pledged during our Kickstarter drive, and plan to hold free screenings in Chicago in 2013. Your name will appear in the end credits of the film (if you choose). If you would like to see your name in the opening credits as Executive Producer by making a substantial donation, please contact us directly.
Please give at a level that is appropriate for you. Every donation counts! ~ Thank you~
More about The Alley Cat - a feature film:
"Jasper is the coolest character I've come across in the film business"
- William Akers, author of Your Screenplay Sucks!
The events of The Alley Cat take place during a single night. Jasper, the main character, is the same character from the short film Faster! in a completely new set of circumstances. We meet Jasper and her messenger friends during an alley cat race - an alcohol-fueled competition that is put on by bike messengers for bike messengers in alleys and deserted downtown streets in the middle of the night. Messengers from different companies compete for bragging rights about who is fastest, most agile, and the best messenger, through a series of events. There is a bike sprint, a track stand "race" in which the cyclists must stand in their pedals without moving and without falling over for as long as possible, and finally a delivery simulation.
The film will have a very realistic and naturalistic style, both visually and in the acting. By taking place during one night, the film exists in a liminal space. This liminality is echoed by the events that occur - things are upset and unresolved. This liminality is part of Jasper's character; the mythological Messenger communicates between the gods, the mortals, and the underworld, occupying no space fully. The film is a meditation on liminality, behavior, and personality, with an uplifting and hopeful ending.
For co-production, distribution, pre-sales and other information regarding The Ally Cat, please contact us.