Angela Tucker (creator of the awesome Black Folk Don’t web series previously featured on this blog, as well as producer of Yoruba Richen's award-winning new documentary The New Black) is putting on her director hat this time around to helm a short film titled Just The Three Of Us, which center on a couple in their 70s who decide to spice up their marriage by putting an ad in Casual Encounters for a threesome.
But it's not all jokes, as you might immediately think based on that description, because, as Angela says, the film is both funny and sad.
She's already shored-up her starring trio, which should impress: Tony and Emmy Award winner Leslie Uggams, Bill Raymond and Tony Award winner, Roger Robinson.
To help fund the project, Tucker launched a Kickstarter campaign just under a month ago, to raise $8,000, and with just 4 days to go in the campaign, she needs an additional $1500 to reach her goal (she's raised $6500 thus far).
I fully expect that there are enough of us who appreciate the work Angela has done in the past and continues to do, that coming up with an additional $1500 in the next 4 days shouldn't be a problem. These are the kinds of crowdfunding campaigns that really could use our help folks, not those *other* ones. Ahem!
So chip in, if you can. I will!
Angela says that the film is part of the larger IFP Emerging Storytellers feature project, and she plans to submit the short to festivals in 2014.
If you'd like to contribute to the project, follow this link: http://kck.st/1bhWBkK.
Watch her video pitch below for more background: