We have completed PBDG auditions, and I’m honored to introduce you to Baily Hopkins, who will be playing the title role in Pinball Donut Girl. Not only is she a terrific actor and musician, she is a crack skeeball player too.
Baily joins cast members Brian J. Paterson as Matt,
Scott Mathison as Jack,
and of course, the intergalatic and amazing Jane Wiedlin.
photo by Don Starnes
Thanks to generous support from literally around the world, PBDG is moving into production the second week in November. I’ll be contacting folks about participating as extras at the end of this week.
We are also crewing up and delighted to have Vicki DeMey join the PBDG team. Vicki is the producer of a really cool film called Project Arbiter. Check it out on FB too.
More happy news this weekend: Matt Walsh of team PBDG just welcomed a new baby daughter home. Congratulations to Matt and his beautiful family.
THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE FUNDRAISING A SUCCESS!
Thank you to each and every person who donated, tweeted, liked, forwarded, blogged and otherwise supported the PBDG fundraising drive, especially the PBDG angel, Gary King, who along with others pushed PBDG over $22,000 last night!
I am so grateful for the help and encouragement from each of you. I’ll be posting and emailing more info about the shoot as we go and contacting those of you who are interested in being extras, etc.
It’s about 4:30 am here in CA, and I have a 5:00 am crew call for a commercial. More later tonight after our second round of PBDG auditions in San Francisco. We got to meet and see the work of some great actors yesterday. I’m looking forward to meeting more this evening.
Thank you all again!
cool shirt design at Sup Mang Tees on Etsy
Thank you Thank you Thank you to everyone who has been moving the fundraising forward like crazy, including Bill Ung of UFO Pinball ($1000), Frank Buss ($1000), Bill and Shirley George ($500), and many others. We are so close to making budget…
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Big thank you to Grant Imahara, and more than 80 other supporters for donating to Pinball Donut Girl. Have you donated yet?
I have four days left in my indiegogo campaign.
What does that mean?
Confirmed: I have scheduled principle photography in San Francisco for a week in November, we are holding final auditions on Sunday, and I am hiring the crew.
The film will be shot.
Busted! It’s a myth that we have all the money needed. Currently I don’t have sufficient funds to edit the resulting footage or rent the best lenses for filming (especially the pinball games themselves), and there are some FX that we can’t currently afford.
Busted! It is a myth that I will not be able to use the money raised so far if I don’t make my goal. My partners Indiegogo and Fractured Atlas allow me to use any funds I raise. I’ll just have to make some compromises if I don’t find support for the full amount.
Plausible: Please Donate today and get the word out to other pinball and film friends; we can still raise the full budget amount and make the best possible Pinball Donut Girl. And you can get tax benefits, great perks, and help spread the word about the coolness of pinball.
Join Grant Imahara and donors PAPA ($5,000), Jeri Ellsworth ($1,000), Gary King ($1,500+), Ashley Ringrose ($1,000) and make it happen. I’m grateful for your help.
I’m very excited and honored to announce that Kevin Martin and the Professional and Amateur Pinball Association (PAPA) joined Pinball Donut Girl as Executive Producer.
If you don’t already know, PAPA runs the annual World Championships of pinball. (2011 World Champion was local boy Andrei Massenkoff of San Francisco.) PAPA is located near Pittsburgh, PA and has over 450 pinball machines plus classic cabinet games in a giant warehouse arcade (30,000 square feet!).
Plan to attend the 2012 Match Play Championships. Registration is open now, and PAPA welcomes players of all skill levels, as well as spectators. The tournament provides the opportunity for terrific competitive play, and everyone is also welcome to browse the machines, play practice games, meet other players, and watch the competition.
I can’t thank Kevin and the folks at PAPA enough for their generous support of Pinball Donut Girl. Please check out their great blog, which has a ton of cool tutorials, beautiful photography and other good stuff, follow PAPA on FB to keep up with news and events, and come out to the tournaments.
We’re scouting for locations and scouting for donations. Please donate today so we can make the best possible film, pay the crew, rent the gear.
As of this morning, I am several thousand short of my goal. Please help out!
Speaking of locations, here’s a pic from a recent laundromat scout. This place had a Funhouse and a sadly beat up Elvira.
PBDG cast member Mark Floyd gets in a little 80s arcade action on the side....
Great article about PBDG in Pinball News:
Thank you to PBDG supporter Martin Ayub for the write up!
PBDG star Jane Wiedlin was interviewed at the Entertainment Media Show in London. Check it out and catch up on her many activities, including her comic Lady Robotica.
If you are in LA on October 23, join Jane at Bowling for Boobies, a fun charity event to raise money for women fighting breast cancer. Or just donate to this great cause.