Logline: A TV show about a hapless, vagiphobic man desperate to win back his ex-girlfriend hallucinates his penis as a little person who advises him how to please a woman.
Length: 30 minutes
Director: Joseph O’Haire
Producer: Anthony Ripo
Writer: Joseph O’Haire & Anthony Ripo
About the writer, director and producer:
Joseph is a former Military Intelligence Specialist and has written horror, action, and comedy scripts. Rumpel4Skin is his fourth film as writer and director.
Anthony has over twelve years screenwriting experience, where his credits include a web series, music video, and staff writer for WWE RAW and SmackDown.
Key cast: Dan Czerwonka, Joe Gnoffo, Cara Manuele, Marem Hassler, Joshua Poole, James Calvert & Willow Hale
Looking for (producers, sales agents, buyers, distributors, film festival directors, journalists): Sales agents, buyers, journalists
Release date: December 2015
Where can I watch it? Dances with Films Festival – 6/10 at 4:00 PM
Congratulations! Why did you make your TV pilot?
We wanted to make a comedy that expressed our quirky kind of humor, which often focuses on a topic that often gets taken very seriously by most people.
Imagine I’m a member of the audience. Why should I watch this film?
Everyone loves to laugh, and we think Rumpel4Skin does a great job delivering on humor.
How do personal and universal themes work in your film?
Our show focuses on the insecurities that occur in relationships, issues that everyone tackles with at some point in their lives. The idea of overcoming those issues can appear overwhelming, so we addressed them in a unique way to bring out a little more levity. Essentially, yes we all have insecurities, and no matter how you overcome them, it’s okay.
How have the script and film evolved over the course of their development and production?
Well, it originally started out as a feature, but we realized that the concept had so much more to it that we expanded it into a television series.
What type of feedback have you received so far?
We conducted two focus groups, and the majority of the feedback has been very positive. Some highlights pointed out were the interesting characters and the reactions they have to the situations they find themselves in once Guy begins hallucinating his manhood.
Has the feedback surprised or challenged your point of view?
Our feedback was actually in line with what were expecting. Considering the subject matter, it wasn’t a surprise to us that our show skews more towards an adult male audience.
What are you looking to achieve by having your film more visible on www.wearemovingstories.com?
We would really like to expand our fan base for our show, and hopefully get some more people to laugh.
Who do you need to come on board (producers, sales agents, buyers, distributors, film festival directors, journalists) to amplify this film’s message?
Well, we would like to continue the story, so at this point in time, we would love to get more producers or sales agents on board. Concurrently, journalists would be extremely beneficial in helping us expand our audience base.
What type of impact and/or reception would you like this film to have?
We would love for this film to be seen not only as just another sitcom, but a humorous take on a serious issue that plagues a number of men and women as they struggle to maintain a healthy relationship with their partner.
What’s a key question that will help spark a debate or begin a conversation about this film?
Is the old joke “men only think with their libido” actually true?
Would you like to add anything else?
Rumpel4Skin will be screening at the Dances with Films Festival on June 10th at 4:00 PM.
What are the key creatives developing or working on now?
We are currently writing another sitcom revolving around one of our recent employment experiences in a very unique, chaotic environment that just screams comedy.