Brad Podowski Launches Kickstarter Campaign
to Raise Funds for His First Feature Film, Strangely Dim
Brad Podowski, a filmmaker and the founder of BP Video+, a small video production company out of Matteson, IL, launched a Kickstarter campaign last week to raise funds and awareness for his first feature film, STRANGELY DIM.
Brad Podowski’s short films have played locally in Chicago and in the surrounding suburbs as well as at the Pulitzer Art Museum in St. Louis, MO. His corporate film work includes clients such as AOL, Allstate, Aurelio’s Pizza, Monster Products and the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation.
STRANGELY DIM is a modern day interpretation of the Book of Job. It is about a woman of God named Jo who seemingly has it all until one day Satan comes before God and requests permission to test Jo’s faith. Jo is confronted with loneliness, betrayal, death and the burden of sharing her faith with a dying childhood friend who considers Jo’s faith to be nothing more than a crutch. The more Jo begins to share her faith with her friend, the more she pushes her away and begins to question the foundation of her own beliefs. STRANGELY DIM explores the authenticity of faith, the inner-workings of the spirit world and the unconditional love of God.
If the Kickstarter goal is met, Brad hopes to start shooting the film in the Spring 2014, with an anticipated release date of Spring 2015.
There is currently 24 days left in this Kickstarter campaign. The campaign ends Dec 19, 2013. Check it out TODAY!
STRANGELY DIM will take advantage of local Chicagoland talent as well as a veteran Hollywood actress, Leslie Easterbrook. Leslie, most notably known for her role as the blonde police officer in the Police Academy movie series, has over 35 feature films and 300 television episodes to her credit. After reading the script this is what she had to say about it: “It’s terrific!! I would love to play Gloria! If the part’s still available, sign me up. Complex, original, beautifully written, not preachy, accessible, uplifting, moving — a few of my reasons for liking your script and wanting to be a part of your movie.”
To learn how you can participate in STRANGELY DIM via Kickstarter, visit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1462934401/strangely-dim-a-faith-based-feature-film The Kickstarter campaign ends December 19, 2013.
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