SURE-FIRE is a universal story about second chances and how it’s never too late to “rewrite your life’s script.” It’s a classic New York comedy in the vein of Woody Allen and Mel Brooks, meets the crime comedy of “American Hustle” and “Get Shorty.” SURE-FIRE is a quintessential New York story of con men, gangsters, dreamers, outsiders, and other larger-than-life characters — a story filled with the energy, character, and grit of the city.
SURE-FIRE was born out of director/co-writer Michael Goldburg’s own experience of having been conned – er, hired – by a Benny Boon-type hustler/producer in New York to develop a script for him. Though the script was never realized, Michael knew the “producer” would make a better character in a story of Michael’s own creation. While the idea for a script gestated for a while, Michael read an article about an actual con man in New York City whose schtick was pretending to be a successful movie producer. Thus the seeds of SURE-FIRE were born…
As independent filmmakers ourselves, we’re inspired by our protagonist, Benny, and the persistence and tenacity with which he (inadvertently) throws himself into the process of making a movie. So it’s not only a personal story for us, as we hustle like our character (So meta!) to get our first feature film made, but also one with wide appeal for an audience which is out there hustling – every day – and can relate to Benny’s inspiring journey to reinvent himself.
That’s where you come in! Our crowdfunding campaign is the first step in turning our own dream into a reality. And we want YOU to become part of our team in the making of this hilarious, exciting comedy! For as little as $10 or as much as $5,000, your contribution will help us bring on board a top-notch entertainment attorney and Hollywood casting director to raise the rest of our budget and get some big name talent in this movie! And please share the link to our campaign with your friends, family, and on social media. It’s just as important to forward to others as it is to contribute.
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