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Logline: “Bernard and Huey” is a film by director Dan Mirvish, from a screenplay by Jules Feiffer, based on his timeless characters.
Elevator Pitch: If you’re interested in helping us rediscover a script lost for 30 years written by Jules Feiffer, the Pulitzer/Oscar/Obie-winning screenwriter of “Carnal Knowledge” and “Popeye,” then check out our little Kickstarter campaign. The script is a hilarious and timeless live-action comedy about two old friends. It’s written impeccably, has great characters for both the men, and the women in their lives. Between the Feiffer pedigree and our production team’s track record, we know we can get a great cast, raise enough to make the movie for a low budget, and get the film out there to an audience!
About the Film: Only four people have had the privilege of directing a feature script written by the legendary Jules Feiffer: Alan Arkin, and the late Mike Nichols, Robert Altman and Alain Resnais. To be included in that list is a daunting and humbling prospect. The fact that Jules has entrusted me with his hidden gem of a screenplay that embodies two of his most enduring characters who date back to 1957 is an even bigger honor. But I think Jules recognized that I share with him a similar world view, sense of humor and impatience with Hollywood’s traditional hurry up and wait approach.
Current Status: Fundraising for development: To pay a casting director, lawyer, and other pre-pre-production. Between Kickstarter, investors and donors, we’ll have enough to set a start date!