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Jul 14, 2016 7:34 EST

“This is Meg” is a transparent look about a comedienne/actress whom people would consider successful but is stuck in her own torment and delusion of her existence

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 14, 2016

THIS IS MEG

This is Meg’ is about a successful comedienne and actress–scratch that! “This is Meg” is a transparent look about a comedienne/actress whom people would consider successful but is stuck in her own torment and delusion of her existence. Watch the video above & go on this crazy ride with us.

About The Project

We’re making a new feature film and we’d like you to join us for the ride! “This is Meg”is a dramaedy that takes a transparent look about a comedienne/actress whom people would consider successful but is stuck in her own torment and delusion of her existence. Can she figure out the balence in life to be happy? It’s directed by award winning writer/director Alex Ferrari and stars Jill-Michele Meleán (MadTV, Reno 911). Jump on the crazy trian with us!
“This is Meg” is about a successful comedienne and actress–scratch that! 

Jill-Michele Meleán as Meg
 
“This is Meg” is a transparent look about a comedienne/actress whom people would consider successful but is stuck in her own torment and delusion of her existence.
 
Meg is not married, doesn’t have kids and her career is not fulfilling those gaps in her life.  She’s questioning her decisions because her life’s expectations have not been met. The business of Hollywood Glam has changed to Twitter followers, making 10 seconds online videos and she’s still playing the Hollywood game with the rule book of five years ago.  
 
Moments of defeat will not drag Meg down.  She is determined that there is something bigger out there and searches for clarity.  Meg reaches a human revolution that will manifest in just one week. Is this her “a-ha” moment that changes her perception? Can she find the balance to laugh with her audience and not need their laughter for self approval?
 
 
Writer/director Alex Ferrari has been in the film industry for over 20 years working on features, shorts, commercials and music videos. After being attached to direct multiple features over the years that never came to pass Alex finally decided to take control and not wait around to get permission to make his film. 
 
So he called up his good friend and college Jill-Michele Meleán, who’s been in the acting and comedy side of the business for over a decade, and this This is Meg was born.

 
Alex told Jilly he wanted to make a film about the crazy stories that she’s been telling me for years. A story about being a comic/actress in Hollyweird and the struggles to make a living as an artist in today’s ever chaning world. 
 
They jumped on the crazy train together and rallied the troops. 
 
 

Alex Ferrari (Director/Producer/Co-Writer): Alex has been in the film industry for over 20 years and have worked on over 1000 feature films, shorts, commercials, music videos, network promos, documentaries and webisodes. His film projects have been screened in 600+ film festivals around the world. 

 

Alex exploded onto the indie film scene with his award winning short film BROKEN. The film went on to screen at over 200 international festivals and has been reviewed by over 250 news outlets world-wide including famed film critic Roger Ebert.

“Broken is essentially a demonstration of the mastery of horror imagery and techniques.”
– Roger Ebert.

Through self-distribution, the BROKEN: Special Edition DVD has also sold over 5000 units world-wide. Produced on a budget of $8000 and boasting over 100 vfx shots, BROKEN was one of the most celebrated shorts in recent years.

 

Jill-Michele Meleán (Writer/Producer): Jill-Michele Meleán, “Jilly” was born and raised in Miami, Florida (aka Cuba). She declared at a young age that she wanted to be like Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Benny Hill. Jilly started in Theatre and toured with The Coconut Grove Playhouse (which is the Broadway of Miami).

 

In 2000, she moved Los Angeles and needed to be on stage. She took her natural comedic timing to the Standup Stage, headlining across the country while continuing her Acting career. After many years of hard work, she’s made a name for herself in the Comedy Television world with memorable performances on FOX’s “MadTV” and Comedy Central’s “Reno 911”. However, her first love is her dramatic acting career. As she continues her theatrical Film and Television career, she’ll never stop making people laugh.

 

There are two big ways you can support this project:

DONATE! We only have a limited amount of time to raise our funding goal, and with Seed & Spark, we need to get to at least 80% to keep the mula. That means if you’d like to help, please consider donating. Whatever you can afford and no amount is too small.

 

SPREAD THE WORD! Please let your friends know about the project–Crowdfunding works best when there’s a crowd! So, if you’re an indie filmmaker let your friends know that we are making a crazy micro budget film and they can watch how we do it. If you’re a fan of “MadTV,” let other fans know.

 

One of the best ways to help this project succeed is by spreading the word on Social Media, so please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. And then please share our campaign on these platforms. Or email your friends about the film. We can’t thank you enough!

 

We’re offering all kinds of awesome stuff in return for your support. The more you give, the better you get! Of course, we appreciate donations of any size. Here are just some of the items available; you can see all the incentives over to the right:

 

 


Some of the cool incentives

 

• Your name in the credits 

• A Digital stream of the film 

• Free Access to the filmmaking membership community INDIE FILM SYNDICATE

• A guest spot on the #1 Filmmaking podcast on iTunes INDIE FILM HUSTLE

• DVDs of all of Alex Ferrari’s past films 

• AUTOGRAPHED GUILLERMO DEL TORRO book THE FALL

• AUTOGRAPHED JAMES CAMERON AVATAR Framed Picture

• Stand Up Comedy Goodies (T-shirts, Poster, Autographed CDs!)

• Lunch with star Jill Michele Meleán and director Alex Ferrari

• Lunch with Debra Wilson (MadTV, Avatar)

• INDIE FILMMAKERS: Post Production Consultation Phone Call to help with your film

• EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credits

• ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credits 

 

While independent film is always a challening proposition we feel extremely strongly that we can not just finish THIS IS MEG but deliver a great film too. Both Jilly and Alex have been in the film business for a combined 30 years and have worked on thousands of projects. With your generous support we are confident the team can make you a stellar film. Thank you!

 

Join our community. “Like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter. We’re going to be sharing fun stuff throughout the coming months–exclusive videos, funny pics, updates–and we want you to be a part of that!

 

Current Team

Alex Ferrari
Director
Co-Writer
Producer
Dan Cregan
Visual Effects Supervisor
Jill-Michele Melean
Producer
Writer

About This Team

Alex Ferrari (Director/Producer/Co-Writer): Alex has been in the film industry for over 20 years and have worked on over 1000 feature films, shorts, commercials, music videos, network promos, documentaries and webisodes. His film projects have been screened in 600+ film festivals around the world. 

 

Alex exploded onto the indie film scene with his award winning short film BROKEN. The film went on to screen at over 200 international festivals and has been reviewed by over 250 news outlets world-wide including famed film critic Roger Ebert.

“Broken is essentially a demonstration of the mastery of horror imagery and techniques.” 
– Roger Ebert.

Through self-distribution, the BROKEN: Special Edition DVD has also sold over 5000 units world-wide. Produced on a budget of $8000 and boasting over 100 vfx shots, BROKEN was one of the most celebrated shorts in recent years.

 

Jill-Michele Meleán (Writer/Producer): Jill-Michele Meleán, “Jilly” was born and raised in Miami, Florida (aka Cuba). She declared at a young age that she wanted to be like Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Benny Hill. Jilly started in Theatre and toured with The Coconut Grove Playhouse (which is the Broadway of Miami).

 

In 2000, she moved Los Angeles and needed to be on stage. She took her natural comedic timing to the Standup Stage, headlining across the country while continuing her Acting career. After many years of hard work, she’s made a name for herself in the Comedy Television world with memorable performances on FOX’s “MadTV” and Comedy Central’s “Reno 911”. However, her first love is her dramatic acting career. As she continues her theatrical Film and Television career, she’ll never stop making people laugh.

 

Cris Velasco (Composer): Cris Velasco is a multiple award-winning composer of epic orchestral, dark experimental and modern hybrid music scores for video games, film and television. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Music Composition, Velasco pursued his passion to write music for visual media; his first major release was composing for Sony’s blockbuster God of War.

 

A prolific and versatile composer, Velasco has become one of the most sought-after composers in interactive entertainment, scoring many major titles including Company of Heroes 2, Mass Effect 3, Borderlands 2, ZombiU, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, God of War 3, Tron: Evolution, Borderlands, God of War 2, Darksiders, Clive Barker’s Jericho, and many more.

 

Velasco also composes for independent films, trailers, and commercials for high-profile clients such as Coca-Cola, Disney, Lexus and Mercedes. His music has been licensed for numerous movies, documentaries and television shows. In addition, Velasco arranged, orchestrated, and conducted multiple arrangements of the Monday Night Football theme currently airing on ESPN.

 

Cris Velasco’s orchestral music is performed in concerts worldwide and has received numerous accolades including “Best Original Score” from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, “Best Original Music” nomination from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, NBC News’ “Best Video Game Music of 2012”, GameTrailers’ “Best Soundtrack of the Year” and IGN’s “People’s Choice Award – Best Overall Music”. 

 

Trip Brock (Supervising Post Sound Supervisor): Trip has been in the post production side of the film biz for over 25 years. With credits like Will Ferrell’s Everything Nust Go, Rounders, Payback, Marvel’s One-Shots, The Crow: Wicked Game and Mysterious Skin.

 

Alex Ferrari – Director, Producer

Jill-Michele Meleán – Writer, Producer

Dan Cregan – VFX Supervisor

Cris Velasco – Composer

Trip Brock – Supervising Post Sound Supervisor

 

Numb Robot – Post Production Services

Monkeyland Audio – Sound Facilities

 

Cast: 

MEG – Jill-Michele Meleán

ERIC – Joseph Reitman 

RUBY – Jenica Bergere

SASHA – Debra Wilson

LEXI – Mo Collins

SHAMAN – Alex Skuby

SUZANNE WALKER – Holly Wortell

BROOKE – Krista Allen

AL THE EDITOR – Ruben Dario

CHERYL COLLINS – Shawn Pelofsky 

ANGEL – Lahna Turner

MIKE THE BOOKER – Carlos Oscar 

KYLE – Roarke Walker

TONY ECKHART – Carlos Alazraqui

 

Contact Information:

Jill-Michele Meleán

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