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September 11, 2013 12:13 PM
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Project of the Day: 'Trust, Greed, Bullets & Bourbon' is about a Failed Heist

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.

"Trust, Greed, Bullets & Bourbon"

Tweetable Logline: 

A group of thieves reunite 5 years after a failed heist to determine what went wrong and who is to blame as they attempt to recover the $

Elevator Pitch:

A group of thieves reunite five years after a failed heist to determine what went wrong and who is to blame as they attempt to recover the missing loot. Starring: Max Casella (The Sopranos, Blue Jasmine, Inside Llewyn Davis, Killing Them Softly, Spike Lee's OldBoy) and 4x Tony-nominated actor Danny Burstein (Boardwalk Empire). This is the debut feature from writer/director Scott Kawczynski.

Production Team:

DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHY
Scott Kawczynski is Brooklyn-based Director, Screenwriter, Production Designer and Art Director. Accolades include winning an Emmy Award as Production Designer for "MTV Unplugged" and and Oscar nomination as Production Designer for the Documentary Short "Two Hands" (2007). His first short film "15 Below Zero" premiered at the Fear No Film Festival in Salt Lake City. This is his directorial debut. 

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY BIOGRAPHY
Rick Siegel is an award winning Director of Photography and Lighting Designer for narrative films and television. He was DP on the feature film “Bomber” which starred Shane Taylor, Ben Whitrow & Eileen Nicholas and won Best Feature at several major film festivals. He also lensed the short film “The Shovel”, starring David Strathairn, which won Best Short award at the Tribeca Film Festival.

About the Production:

As writer and director, I am extremely proud of the film. With a small and tight knit group of talented cast and crew, we shot the entire film in 13 days of intense collaboration, the essence of micro-budget, independent filmmaking. 

Staring Max Casella (Inside Llewyn Davis, Blue Jasmine, Fading Gigolo, Killing Them Softly, The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire), Danny Burstein (4x Tony Nominated Actor, Boardwalk Empire, Transamerica) and a strong group of up and coming young actors, it was an incredible experience for all involved.


Current Status:

Post-production.

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Film Website
Kickstarter Page




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75 Comments

  • Camilla Nestor | October 7, 2013 8:45 PMReply

    Can't wait to see this film!

  • Judy Sheridan | October 4, 2013 7:05 PMReply

    I vote for this one.

  • C Kraabel | October 4, 2013 6:00 PMReply

    I vote for this one!

  • Sacha Tetzlaff | October 4, 2013 1:53 PMReply

    Way to go Scotty!!!

  • Kisha Edwards-Gandsy | October 4, 2013 1:45 PMReply

    You have my vote! Scott is awesome, and I definitely want to see this!

  • Krystina Roberts | October 3, 2013 5:28 PMReply

    Good Luck!

  • Josie | October 3, 2013 1:46 PMReply

    You got my vote too! Good luck.

  • RON GOVERNALE | October 3, 2013 10:39 AMReply

    THE ACTING,WRITING, DIRECTING, ALL COME TOGETHER FOR A GREAT PRODUCTION.

  • DavidO | October 3, 2013 5:38 AMReply

    looking good

  • Jonathan Leonard | October 3, 2013 2:41 AMReply

    Got my vote

  • Moley | October 2, 2013 10:42 PMReply

    This looks class. Has my vote

  • Dan Schneider | October 2, 2013 9:57 PMReply

    This has my vote

  • David Greer | October 2, 2013 9:21 PMReply

    Scott is a great talent... with great casting instincts. Danny Burstein is amazing. Can't wait to see this film!

  • Edilsa | October 2, 2013 7:19 PMReply

    Good luck MAX

  • Pat S | October 2, 2013 3:49 PMReply

    Looks great!

  • Sam | October 2, 2013 1:53 PMReply

    Good luck!

  • Jack | October 2, 2013 1:41 PMReply

    Yup

  • MJ | October 2, 2013 1:19 PMReply

    You've got my vote!

  • Andy | October 2, 2013 12:48 PMReply

    Voting for "Trust, Greed, Bullets & Bourbon". Good luck Scott!

  • Shannon | October 2, 2013 12:47 PMReply

    This Indie film Project is a better picture then almost all of the moveis I have paid for to Date.
    TGBB - good luck Scooter

  • Sally Wingert | October 2, 2013 12:16 PMReply

    Trust Greed Bullets and Bourbon definitely gets my vote!

  • Andrew | October 2, 2013 11:44 AMReply

    TGBB Please

  • Joanna Scott | October 2, 2013 11:31 AMReply

    Trust, Greed, Bullets & Bourbon

  • Diane Holm | October 2, 2013 11:05 AMReply

    TGBB defnitely

  • Susan Earle | October 2, 2013 11:02 AMReply

    TGBB gets my vote

  • TAZZARI | October 2, 2013 10:22 AMReply

    Voting for "Trust, Greed, Bullets & Bourbon".

  • mmarolda | October 2, 2013 10:12 AMReply

    I am casting my vote for "Trust, Greed, Bullets & Bourbon"

  • Noha Waibsnaider | October 2, 2013 9:08 AMReply

    "Trust, Greed, Bullets & Bourbon" has my vote.

  • Jon Messner | October 1, 2013 10:37 PMReply

    TGBB is getting my vote

  • Amanda Deane | October 1, 2013 10:30 PMReply

    "Trust, Greed, Bullets & Bourbon" has my vote.

  • May | October 1, 2013 9:51 PMReply

    I vote for "Trust, Greed, Bullets & Bourbon"

  • Pee | October 1, 2013 9:50 PMReply

    "Trust, Greed, Bullets & Bourbon" gets my vote !

  • Peg | October 1, 2013 9:49 PMReply

    I would like to vote for this film to be Project of the Month.

  • ANNE F.S. | October 1, 2013 9:40 PMReply

    I LOVE Max Casella and look forward to seeing it on the big screen

  • Paul Gagnon | October 1, 2013 9:35 PMReply

    Good luck

  • Amanda D | October 1, 2013 9:34 PMReply

    I vote for this one.

  • john eller | October 1, 2013 8:55 PMReply

    This is the one.

  • Melissa Caplan | October 1, 2013 8:42 PMReply

    I vote for this film. "Trust, Greed, Bullets & Bourbon"

  • matt | October 1, 2013 8:19 PMReply

    Yes!

  • Erin Williams | October 1, 2013 4:24 PMReply

    I vote for TGB&B!

  • Matt Wells | October 1, 2013 4:13 PMReply

    This gets my vote.

  • Sam Buck | October 1, 2013 3:27 PMReply

    This has my vote.

  • Michael Gorvitz | October 1, 2013 3:20 PMReply

    Excellent!

  • John Kucera | October 1, 2013 3:11 PMReply

    TGB&B can't wait!!

  • CHERYL | October 1, 2013 3:07 PMReply

    TGB&B! Rock it Eric!

  • Lola | October 1, 2013 2:56 PMReply

    "Trust, Greed, Bullets, and Bourbon gets my Vote!

  • Stan Kay | October 1, 2013 2:35 PMReply

    My vote's for "Trust, Greed, Bullets & Bourbon"

  • Becca | October 1, 2013 2:35 PMReply

    would LOVE to see this! its my vote for sure!

  • Michael Vitkin | October 1, 2013 2:25 PMReply

    Definnitely the best movie of the month.

  • Anton | October 1, 2013 2:08 PMReply

    I vote for this film. "Trust, Greed, Bullets & Bourbon"

  • orla | October 1, 2013 1:56 PMReply

    Go guys - you get my vote

  • valerie | October 1, 2013 1:25 PMReply

    i vote for this movie!

  • Edgar | October 1, 2013 12:23 PMReply

    Trust, Greed, Bullets and Bourbon gets my vote

  • Andi Raffaele | October 1, 2013 12:01 PMReply

    Please count my vote!

  • Irina Piyevsky | October 1, 2013 11:47 AMReply

    Trust, Greed, Bullets & Bourbon is the one

  • Lina Vilenskaya | October 1, 2013 11:34 AMReply

    My vote is for Trust, Greed, Bullets & Bourbon.

  • Juli Jackson | October 1, 2013 10:37 AMReply

    This is my vote! Such a good film and great director.

  • michelle caputo | October 1, 2013 9:40 AMReply

    Yes ! Great Director & DP

  • Deb Bergfeld | October 1, 2013 9:19 AMReply

    yes!

  • Irene Savas | October 1, 2013 8:04 AMReply

    Great! I vote for this one!

  • Dennis P. Vasey | October 1, 2013 5:37 AMReply

    Trust, Greed, Bullets & Bourbon is well done! Better than the others.

  • Shane Taylor | October 1, 2013 4:41 AMReply

    My vote is for Trust, Greed, Bullets & Bourbon.

  • Mary Kostov | September 16, 2013 10:50 PMReply

    My vote is for you.

  • James Williams | September 16, 2013 10:43 PMReply

    I have seen a great deal of Max's work. He's a versatile and mature actor with style and intellect--even if he's playing a no good chump. I also applaud the fact that he is willing to get involved with projects that are out of the Hollywood mainstream. The cast looks like an interesting ensemble.

  • Craig | September 15, 2013 11:12 PMReply

    Another amazing job by max Casella.

  • Sidney J. Burgoyne | September 13, 2013 11:07 PMReply

    Danny Burstein is a rock star!

  • jim wheeler | September 13, 2013 7:55 PMReply

    this is the one i would like to see. well worth it ............j.w.

  • bob glaudini | September 13, 2013 6:23 PMReply

    Terrific! Got my vote!

  • Richard Young | September 13, 2013 4:49 PMReply

    Well, I like Max Casella so of course I am interested. He did a great job in Blue Jasmine, the entire theater was laughing out loud. I enjoyed his role in the Soprano's and felt he needed a bigger part. This movie is right up my ally. It has the core conflicts that I like, mystery mixed with action. I am tired of the same faces on all the movies and look forward to seeing some new talent.

    Yes this is one I would go see. Look forward to seeing it in the theater.

  • Dorota Czerner | September 13, 2013 3:00 PMReply

    Good luck guys, looks terrific! you got my vote.

  • Puzzo | September 13, 2013 1:51 PMReply

    I wanna vote for this flick.

  • vera polonsky | September 13, 2013 1:41 PMReply

    i vowte for this movie

  • Russell Richardson | September 13, 2013 1:32 PMReply

    Reservor Dogs in the Catskills? what's not to like?!

  • Kat | September 13, 2013 1:12 PMReply

    Whoa. This looks great!

  • Joe | September 13, 2013 12:24 PMReply

    TGB&B is a must see