I just received word that the creative and entrepreneurial Lenny Emery (below), who grew up in Waterville Valley and is the son of the late Leonard Emery, is working as lead producer on a new short film, Frog The Movie.
Lenny is working with the same crew that produced the critically acclaimed short film Fools Day, which enjoyed screenings at the Tribeca and Cannes film festivals.
According to Lenny, the project is in a fundraising mode through Kickstarter. What is Kickstarter, you ask (I did!)? Kickstarter is an online company that provides the tools to raise funds for creative projects through crowd funding – regular folks like you and I pledging to donate money to support people, organizations and projects.
As of today, Frog The Movie has 38 backers who have pledged $2,357 towards the filmmaker’s goal of $9,000. Make that 39 backers – I just made a pledge.
What is Frog The Movie about? “Frog is a short film about the loss of innocence, the brutality of growing up and the beauty of childhood.”
After school, Danny, an innocent 11 year old, retreats to his refuge, the frog pond. After catching a frog, he steps outside his comfort zone and ventures further upstream. It is here, in dark woods, that he comes face to face with the neighborhood bullies. They proceed to teach him a cruel lesson on the penalties of trespassing and kill his frog. Frog is a story of innocence, cruelty and triumph that focuses on Danny’s quest to seek justice. Frog will have a running time of about 12 to 15 minutes.
Want to help Lenny and his crew bring this project to fruition? Click on Kickstarter and make a pledge – it can be as little as one dollar. Even if you can’t support Lenny’s film monetarily, please join me in sending Lenny best wishes for success in his filmmaking career.