George Guck of Fort Lauderdale has an 18-year-old dream: completing a movie he’s written, produced and directed called Common Interest.
Monday, he hopes to find others in South Florida with a common interest — helping Guck raise money to finish the film.
“I am in the process of raising money for a gay romantic comedy that I am looking to shoot early next year,” Guck said in an email to the Miami Herald. “I wrote the film, Common Interest, in 1996 and have been working to bring it to the screen ever since. I am having a party on Oct. 13 from 6-9 at Rumors Bar in Wilton Manors to launch our crowd funding page.”
Guck said he is flying in the film’s star, Kim Wigaard Johansen, from New York to “meet and greet our potential supporters.”
Here’s the news release about the party from Guck:
Common Interest Launch Party to be held on October 13 at Rumors Bar located at 2426 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors, FL 33305 from 6-9pm. Come on out and help celebrate the launch of the Common Interest crowd funding page. Meet the writer and director, as well as, Kim Johansen, who has been cast in the lead role of Kevin Callahan. Bring your friends, bring your neighbors, but most of all, bring your checkbooks. We will be raffling off props and wardrobe from the film plus a walk one role. We are looking forward to seeing you all out at the party.
Common Interest synopsis:
After being left at the altar by his fiancée Jennifer, Kevin Callahan falls into a deep depression. Opting for quiet evenings in and microwavable dinners rather than social gatherings with friends, Kevin begins to wonder if he’ll ever meet that someone special. With the help of his meddling best friend Liz, Kevin is pushed back into the deep end of the dating pool. Throwing one of her infamous dinner parties, Liz sets a plan in motion that will not only introduce Kevin to his someone special, it will force him to re-examine his life and possibly come to terms with feelings he’s never experienced or dealt with before. As he struggles with his feelings, to make matters worse, Jennifer re-enters his life with the expectations of picking up right where she left off. What road Kevin decides to travel down will truly determine his eventual happiness. Will he choose the road that feels most comfortable? Or will he choose the road that just feels right?