F&F is creating a short film about two badass hit-women
If you’ve ever had a best friend, been in love, grown up, made a tough decision, dug a really big hole, or been a hit-woman… this movie is for you.
Why hit-women? As actors, we’ve become tired of the stereotypes we see again and again in casting calls: “Pretty but down to earth” or “The girl next door with a killer bod”. Male role descriptions are most often centered around personality, and allow for a wider acceptance of unpopular characteristics. We’ve taken matters into our own hands and created Flashes and Floaters Productions and wrote Cocked as our first short film. We took a typical male trope and turned it on its head critiquing it while still enjoying it.
Making a film is hard. Wow! There’s so much to do, so many people to pay, and not enough money to do it…on our own. In an ideal world, we would live in a society where we all support each other’s inspired projects and make it our responsibility to help creators make their dreams a reality. We’re so grateful that Kickstarter exists for this reason. It has given us a platform to reach out to our communities so that together we can all take this film off the page and onto the screen.
The Cocked Team:
Courtney Renee Stallings
This writer and star of Cocked shines like the sun*. Backed by an MFA in Acting and ready to kill(on the big screen).
Whether Courtney is acting, writing, or eating, she’s doing it well. She grew up in the theatre, and since moving to New York has worked on several films and a commercial or two. Her endeavor in making Cocked is to inspire girls, women, and girly-women to write their own rules and create the roles they want to play that nobody will cast them in for any of the following reasons: too short, ethnically confusing, not sexy enough, crooked teeth, small breasts, not feminine enough, frizzy hair, huge breasts, weird moles, too butch, too old, too fat, too skinny, not cute.
Summertime and the living is easy–really easy.* Just like this on-trend writer and star of Cocked. Supported by an MFA in Acting and years of experience.
Noelle Stewart has been a freelance producer for over 5 years. She started by working with the Documentary Foundation where she was in charge of securing funding for a PBS tv series. She went on to produce projects for Carrie Shaltz and The Shaltzes including music videos, photo shoots, and commercials. She most recently helped produced a tour of the YouTube show And She Bakes in LA, San Francisco, and New York City. Noelle has also been acting in film and theatre for over 10 years. Noelle is passionate about women in film, and creating roles that show women can be and do anything.
Our dreams came true when Alex signed on to shoot Cocked. Check out his bad-ass* reel:
Bully got you down? This multipurpose fight choreographer from New Jersey can beautifully fulfill multiple functions, and he’s also budget conscious.
Love the sound of sound? We couldn’t agree more. The amazing Theo has signed on to make original music for the film!
*Beer not included.
We have already gained partial funding by a generous and supportive donor. That’s why you’re seeing higher costs listed than the goal we’ve set.
- Cast & Crew: $3650
- Props & Wardrobe: $300
- Equipment: $3700
- Post-production: $4500
CUSTOMER SERVICE FAQs:
1. Where is my money going?
Great question. Your money is going towards all parts of the production.
First and foremost to pay the actors, DP, fight choreographer, sound
guy, grips, lighting guy, editor, and rental equipment. Not to mention set
pieces and food for everyone. On the back end your money is also going
towards our Editor and various submissions for festivals.
2. How do I place my order?
Just click the green button that says “Back this Project” on the right
hand side of your screen.
3. When will my order arrive?
We expect to film in July and hope to have a fully edited short film by
December 2015 to then submit to festivals around the world. This
extended date gives us plenty of time for reshoots and other problems
that might occur along the way. Fulfillment on your specific rewards can
be found listed under said rewards.
4. Do you accept all major credit cards?
Why yes, of course we do. You’re money is helping fuel this incredible
project and we’ll take it anyway we can get it.