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Project of the Day: 'Ape' Fights Stress with Fire

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire March 1, 2012 at 9:30AM

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.
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"Ape"
"Ape"


Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

Ape

Tweetable Logline:
When all the jerks have pushed him to his limit, small-time comedian Trevor Newandyke pushes back. With fire.

Elevator Pitch:
Trevor Newandyke is a struggling comedian. Not only does he bomb on stage, but he bombs in everyday life. He’s fed up with all the jerks who push him around. All he wants is a break, and for someone to get him. Instead of taking a breath and getting himself together or taking his anger to the stage, he turns to the loud din of his headphones and the crackling glow of fire to ease his mind. He’s not only a lousy comic, but a pyromaniac, as well.

Production Team:
Writer & Director: Joel Potrykus
Executive Producer: Kevin Clancy
Assoc. Producers: Mike Saunders, Sarah Keen, Ashley Young

About the Production:
"This film is based on my time as a small-fry stand up comic IN NY. All the waiting around, handing out flyers, telling jokes to five people, and dealing with a lousy boss can break just about anyone. This movie shows how a normal person handles this kind of stress. And I love playing with fire, too." - Joel Potrykus

Current Status:
Post-production, trying to raise money for promotions and DVD pressing. 2 months until the rough cut. Premieres in August.

For more information and to support this project:

Film Website

IndieGoGo Page

APE online fundraiser from Joel Potrykus on Vimeo.

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This article is related to: Project of the Day, Filmmaker Toolkit