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SCRAP Film

Join the new film from a female-led team, starring Anthony Rapp ("Rent")

Highlights

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Anthony Rapp has a dedicated fan base from Rent and as the first openly gay character in Star Trek.
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Director/Writer has acted in Castle, Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds, New Girl, and Masters of Sex.
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You want to support an all-female directing, writing, and producing team, and elevate female voices.
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Director Vivian Kerr is a finalist in SONY's Rising Storyteller Search.
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The screenplay was a finalist in Sundance's Development Lab and top 10 in Final Draft's Big Break.
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As award-winning alumni of 50+ film festivals, we have strong relationships within the industry.
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This film spotlights the homeless crisis currently affecting all major cities in the US.

Our Team

According to a recent study, 66,433 people now live on the streets, in shelters, and in vehicles in LA. That's up 12.7% from 2019. People who were once middle-class are now struggling to make ends meet. Scrap shines a light on this issue via one woman's journey.

The Story of "Scrap"

Our feature screenplay written by Vivian Kerr has already garnered a lot of industry attention, placing in numerous contests in 2019 and 2020:

  • Second-Rounder in Sundance's Development Lab in 2019
  • Top 10 Finalist in Final Draft's Big Break (out of 10,000 entries!)
  • PAGE International Screenplay Competition (Quarterfinalist, Top 10%)
  • Second-Rounder in Screencraft Film Fund
  • Semifinalist in Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship

Anthony Rapp (RENT, Star Trek: Discovery) has signed on to play the lead role of  "Ben" in the feature film, and we're excited to bring this story to the screen!

Our work

Combined, we have over thirty years’ experience in the film industry, working for both major film studios and independent production companies. We have relationships with top agencies, festival programmers, and distributors.

We’ve done just about every job you can do on a film set. 

Rachel’s even held a boom-mic. :)

Awards


Festivals

Rachel Stander at the Queen Palm Film Festival; Vivian Kerr doing a Q&A at the Phoenix Film Festival; Vivian Kerr and Anthony Rapp on the red carpet at the Beverly Hills Film Festival
Vivian Kerr and Rachel Stander at the IFS Film Festival in Los Angeles; Vivian Kerr at the SoHo International Film Festival in New York City; Vivian Kerr, Sapna Gandhi, and Rachel Stander at the Burbank International Film Festival

Why Will This Film Be Successful?

In our experience, independent films make money when they are timely, marketable, and professionally produced. 

SCRAP hits all three areas: 

1) Timely — The homeless crisis and the growing wealth disparity is an issue that is at the forefront of American culture right now. COVID-19 has disproportionally impacted the most vulnerable. SCRAP is very much about finding empathy and understanding for our fellow human beings, and about how we can repair fractures even within our own families.

2) Marketable — SAG Award nominee and Obie Award winner Anthony Rapp has a tremendous following from both his iconic turn as Mark Cohen in the Broadway musical RENT, and his current role as Lt. Paul Stamets, the first openly gay character in the Star Trek franchise on CBS's hit show, Star Trek: Discovery. 

3) Professional — We have participated in multiple successful fundraising campaigns in the past, using Kickstarter and Seed & Spark. We might be new to WeFunder, but we are not new to producing high-quality film work on a modest budget. 

Testimonials

"Rachel is the kind of producer who can take any challenge and turn it into a win. Her attention to detail results in issues being handled before you even know there’s a problem. Rachel’s enthusiasm for what she does has helped my projects run smoothly, and I consider her a key and valuable collaborator."

—Kai Soremekun, Filmmaker

"I have cast Vivian in multiple sketches for Jimmy Kimmel Live! Not only is she incredibly talented, she is a versatile performer who is nothing but professional on set. Always great to work with!"

—Cecelia Pleva, Casting Director at Jimmy Kimmel Live!

"Rachel has the sensibility of an artist in her taste and selection of projects. And as a producer and leader, her attention to detail at every level of a project and organizational abilities are the top of her game. I would entrust any project to Rachel Stander and expect it to be handled with thorough care, integrity, innovation and higher standards."

—Karen Strassman, Actress / Voice Over Artist / Dialect Coach

"Vivian is a talented director, actor, and writer who seamlessly weaves authenticity with dynamic story telling. Her scripts are always captivating, and I am proud to support SCRAP."

—Samuel Duncan, Market Specialist, Clean Market

"As Vivian’s acting teacher and coach for the past six years, she is joyful, generous, serious, and successful. Vivian routinely pushes her boundaries. I have worked with hundreds of actors and Vivian stands out as one who is likely to make a major contribution to the art. I think that the late greats, Stella Adler and Sanford Meisner—with whom I had the opportunity to study—would celebrate Vivian’s imagination, discipline, sensitivity, and intelligence."

—Saxon Trainor, Acting Coach

"Rachel has impeccable taste and a leadership style that is calm and assured. Her strong work ethic and creative instincts elevate any project she’s involved with. She is that rare combination of creative, smart, funny, and extremely organized."

—Luz Beato, Public Defense Attorney

"Vivian is an artist that brings depth and nuance to every character she writes or plays. Having been lucky enough to witness Vivian as an actress and a writer, she has the goods to deliver a feature film that is captivating, poignant and heartfelt. "

—Cory Stonebrook, Actor & Writer

"With her writing, acting, and directing Vivian infuses her characters with remarkable intimacy and understanding."

—Lauren Mora, Actress & Producer

"Vivian Kerr directed me on our short film collaboration ALEX & AMY. She was passionate and energized on set, and there is a definite spark in her as a director that I know she will bring to SCRAP."

—ErinRose Widner, Actress, Writer, & Producer

"I worked with Rachel for many years. A dependable and dedicated leader, she has always been able to see the big picture and achieve the goals of our vision and mission. She uses thoughtful discretion when needed, and beyond being a creative mastermind, she is incredibly fun and memorable to work with."

—Tiffany Yee, Financial Advisor

"Vivian’s script reflects her gift of amazing storytelling. Her experience writing, acting, producing, and directing demonstrates that any project of hers will be successful!"

—Mary Kate Schroeter, Innovation Fellow, Chicago Dept of Family & Support Services

"Vivian is a problem solver—which is invaluable on set. Whether she is acting, directing, or producing, she can clearly and concisely see what needs to be done, and executes."

—Tiffany Trainer, Actress, Producer & VO Artist

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