Support the Arts – Cowboys & Engines: A Steampunk Film
Sherry | On 25, Feb 2013
Supporting the arts can happen in many ways. Funding is usually the critical beginning, whether you are paying for it on your own, have an investor or have a company backing you. One of the burgeoning developments is crowd source funding, whether it’s for your music, film, art or a technology project platforms like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo can help make art a reality. What remains important is YOU can easily support the arts without having to be rich. Please put your money where your heart is and remember to SPREAD THE WORD.
– Thanks Sherry
Artist: Bryn Pryor
Funding Goal: $100,000
Current Total: $80,989
How much to go: $19,011
Time remaining: 11 Days
Message from Bryn Pryor:
This film is a labor of love, and an attempt to create something completely original and visually stunning. The movie will be something we can all be proud of; a fun, exciting ride that never becomes silly or tongue-in-cheek. The script is extremely tight, with sharp dialogue and great characters. The cast is first-rate, and though the creative professionals behind the camera might not be household names, they’re a respected team capable of working miracles.
Our Kickstarter campaign has been extremely successful so far, but we still have a long way to go, and we need all the help we can get. Yes, we love it when people donate, but we also need people to help spread the word. Tell family, tell friends, post to blogs and chatboards and websites.
As we say, Reach Into Your Wallet, and Out to Your Friends.
History of project:
C&E got it’s start in 2009 when Bryn Pryor came up with the concept for the first scene in the movie; a self-contained action sequence that reveals the nature of its characters while keeping the audience entertained. Four years, and many rewrites later, the core of that scene remains largely unchanged, and it has dictated the tone of Cowboys & Engines as a whole; story first, action to follow.
As for who we are, it’s no secret that many of us who are working behind the camera to bring Cowboys & Engines to life have risen to the top of the adult film industry. Our director and one of our producers have both won the most prestigious awards and accolades that business has to offer. It certainly isn’t a secret, but it’s also nothing to do with this project in any way.
Cowboys & Engines is an attempt to create something truly amazing. A dynamic, entertaining work of art for its own sake. A film that demonstrates without compromise that the people making it, irrespective of their professional backgrounds, are artists capable of working far beyond the narrow constraints of public expectation.
Jeffrey Cannata — As co-creator and host of the wildly successful net talk show, The Totally Rad Show, Jeff has become a recognized web personality and an authority on movies, video games, television, and comics for the hundreds of thousands of fans who watch the show. TRS has been honored with Webby and Podcast awards, and was called “the best weekly video podcast – period” by Wired Magazine.
Walter Koenig — Actor, director, screenwriter, novelist, acting professor, and comic book creator; Walter Koenig’s career has spanned nearly five decades, touching every corner of the entertainment industry. While he is best known and loved for his role as Pavel Chekov in the original Star Trek series and the first seven films, he was also a fan favorite in his appearances on Babylon 5 as Psi Cop Alfred Bester.
Richard Hatch — Although he starred in the show as Lieutenant Apollo for only one season, television actor Richard Hatch became the ambassador of cult sci-fi series Battlestar: Galactica. After years of trying to resurrect interest in the idea, through novels and a self-produced short film, Hatch was rewarded with a recurring part as Tom Zarek, President Rosslyn’s counterpart on the show’s incredibly popular Sci-Fi Channel reboot.
Libby Letlow — Libby Letlow began her professional acting career as series regular Patsy on the television series Masked Rider. Since then, she’s filled different roles in a variety of film and stage projects, including producing the indie film Maro, appearing as Lady Macbeth at the Glendale Theater Guild, and working as the lead puppeteer in DOMA Theatre Company’s insanely popular Los Angeles run of Avenue Q.
Ricco Ross — Born in Chicago, Ricco’s first TV roles were a small reoccurring part on the Young and the Restless, then a recurring spot on Hill Street Blues. He played Private Frost in Aliens, appeared in the films Mission Impossible, Fierce Creatures, Death Wish 3, Spies Like Us, and many others.
Dr. Clay — We’re keeping this one under wraps for the moment, but we have a fantastic, name actor attached to this role. You’ll freak when we finally let this cat out of the bag!