Wam! 21 days in to our KICKSTARTER and social media campaign ( Twitter & Facebook) we have already heard the blood curdling cry of this city's grimiest film fanatics, bar stars and gore sluts. This "cry" came in the form of 61 backers pledging more than 7,000 dollars to get a piece of the glory, by either getting killed in the film, or by basking in the glow of a projector light knowing you helped make this film possible. We here at Painted Face can't help but feel an overwhelming reasurrance that what we are doing is not only going to happen but that this city wants it to, and our local artists need it to. Chicago Rot is not just a movie at this point, its not even just a reflection of a darker side to an already infamous city. Chicago Rot is the culmination of years of always being the "second city" and its artists failing to come in to prominence. This film has inspired hundreds and will inspire countless people, begging followers not to be passive in your pursuits, but to grab your best friends and unleash a god like force creating what you always knew possible and never wanted to slip in to the cracks of "someday" or "I hope so." So thank you to all who has contributed and continue to do so, because you are not only friends and families, but citizens sculpting your community and the lives of its people, we all must stick together. Congratulate yourselves and then us.
"What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured."
-Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
On another note we have begun our casting calls that will be held May 16th- 20th at the Merchandise Mart. We have received tons of inquiries and are completely impressed by the talent being thrown at us. If you are interested or know of any talented actors/ actresses send 'em on over. Here is a link to our Mandy casting call and Craigslist call.