We're excited to announce that we are launching our own micro-budget film division, Two Dollar Radio Moving Pictures.
In order to finance this expansion, we are asking for your help. We have started an Indiegogo campaign to help fundraise. We have some rad perks, including dances from Scott McClanahan, ukulele covers by Barbara Browning, Two Dollar Radio t-shirts, pre-orders of our first films, or the opportunity to create your own credit, which will appear in each of our first three features. Please consider contributing, or help us spread the word through social media.
The Removals will be one of our first film projects at Two Dollar Radio Moving Pictures. The story is part-thriller, part-nightmarish examination of the widening gap between originality and technology, told with remarkable precision. Haunting and engaging, The Removals imagines where we go from here.
The screenplay for The Removals was written by Nicholas Rombes, and will be directed by Grace Krilanovich.
Nicholas Rombes is author of The Blue Velvet Project (Filmmaker Magazine) and Ramones (volume #20 in the 33 1/3 series). His writing has appeared in The Believer, The Rumpus, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and 3:AM Magazine. He has bunkers in Detroit, Michigan and Antofagasta, Chile.
Grace Krilanovich is the author of The Orange Eats Creeps, which was a Believer Book Award Finalist, and an NPR Best Book of 2010. She was also one of 2010’s ‘5 Under 35’ honorees of the National Book Foundation. She has been a MacDowell Colony Fellow, and a finalist for the Starcherone Prize.
To contribute to the fundraising campaign to make The Removals a reality, go here.
I’m Not Patrick will be one of the initial three features produced by Two Dollar Radio Moving Pictures.
I’m Not Patrick is a black comedy that follows Seth, a teenager whose twin brother, Patrick, has just committed suicide. Seth doesn’t know what to feel, but everyone is eager to suggest typical reactions to monozygotic suicide. Whether it’s the rival twins’ landscaping company encroaching on Seth’s turf, or the school guidance counselor hovering close-by, or the French club electing him honorary president (a position that Patrick had occupied), Seth struggles to assert his individuality and insist that ‘I’m not Patrick.’
I’m Not Patrick was written by Eric Obenauf, who is the editorial director of Two Dollar Radio. He is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he received the Venable Herndon Award for Screenwriting. He has written for television, as well as for The Brooklyn Rail, The Rumpus, The Millions, and elsewhere.
To pre-order digital or DVD copies of I’m Not Patrick and contribute to the campaign to make the micro-budget film division of Two Dollar Radio a reality, visit our Indiegogo page.
The third film project that we have queued up for Two Dollar Radio Moving Pictures is The Greenbrier Ghost, which is co-written by Scott McClanahan and Chris Oxley. The pair plan to co-direct the feature as well.
The Greenbrier Ghost tells the story of Zona Shue, whose spirit, shortly after being found murdered, visited her mother. It is the only case in which a ghost has helped to convict a murderer.
Scott McClanahan is the author of the new classic, Crapalachia, which we published to rave reviews in March 2013. The Washington Post said that, “McClanahan joins Daniel Woodrell and Tom Franklin as a master chronicler of backwoods rural America.” His debut novel, Hill William, is due out soon from Tyrant Books. [You should get your copy now.]
Chris Oxley is co-founder, along with Scott McClanahan, of the West Virginia multimedia company Holler Presents, which recently published Brian Allen Carr’s Vampire Conditions as well as McClanahan’s Stories V!. He works for public broadcasting, has been a contributor (under the pseudonym “Elston Gunn”) to the website Ain’t It Cool News since 1998 and plays tenor sax in The Chris Oxley Quartet.
If you dig what’s going on here, and feel like contributing to the Indiegogo campaign to establish Two Dollar Radio’s film division, Two Dollar Radio Moving Pictures, that would be incredible. That way we can help bring The Greenbrier Ghost into the world and that will be awesome.
Over the next two weeks, we'll have additional teasers and interviews with the participants on the first projects, so stay tuned!