Courtesy Flush: Help My Friend Make a Movie!
The reason you are reading sarah On The Go! right now is because I was inspired back in 2011 by a very good friend who has her very own blog, SexyTofu.com.
Zoë Eisenberg is an incredibly talented writer with wit, intelligence and a fantastic sense of humor. Impressed as I am with her hard work ethic everyday, I was even more floored when she told me that she had written a screenplay, and now, along with a team of equally talented young people, she is working to turning it into a movie; a dark comedy entitled Courtesy Flush.”
The film is set in Hawaii, which is not only an integral part of the plot (The island is actually a character in the film) but one of the reasons we need to raise money.We have to get our cast on set!
The story is about a young couple, James and Lexi, who move to a small jungle town after they accidentally become a fitness sensation when their informercial parody, Fuck Fitness, goes viral on the Internet. What started as a joke ends up launching them into the spotlight. They end up skanking their new brand around for several years, making a few workout dvd series, shooting a pilot for a reality show that never gets picked up, and working Fuck Fitness from every angle.
When we meet them at the start of Courtesy Flush, they have very much outgrown Fuck Fitness, and are trying to escape their embarrassing image–along with a few other problems in their relationship.
They befriend their polyamorous neighbors, who I lovingly dubbed “the throuple,” and a mysterious recluse who lives behind them…. Murder, madness, and hallucinations ensue as the group embarks upon a mystery that ends up defining the virtues of each character. Dun dun dun!
Zoë and her crew are utilizing a very popular fundraising platform, Kickstarter, in an attempt to fund the production of the film. It is really important that I do my part to help Zoë get the word out about her film in progress. It is truly inspiring and equally important for people to express their creativity, and not have it limited by that thing called money. Unfortunately, money is necessary to stretch creativity above and beyond.
If only a couple of dollars, donating to Zoë’s film cause will support a group of hard-working people who are, at this point, at the mercy of the goodwill of others. Please, find it in yourself to support Zoë, to support those who are working alongside her, and to support the arts.
Again, here is the link to the Kickstarter page where you can read more information about it all!