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Help Awkward Press Finish Our Movie Project

October 14, 2010 By: Category: Awkwardness, Movies

Actual still from actual film that may actually exist if you donate to support the cause!

If you’ve been following the Awkward Press film and book project at all, you know we already have four amazing adaptations of the stories in Awkward Two, all of which can be viewed now at As you can see from the films we’ve already done, we’re not joking around. These are some kick-ass movies by some talented-ass filmmakers.

Well, there is one more talented-ass filmmaker waiting in the wings, but we need your support to make sure his film sees the light of day. In order to do that, we need to raise $750. The film is “Zen & the Art of House Painting,” based on the hilarious and touching story by Wayne Scheer. I have not seen the finished product yet (it doesn’t exist. For more information, see: the entire post surrounding this parenthetical remark) but the script is great and the actors are phenomenal and the director (Joel Maguen) and DP (Kevin Krupitzer) are talented, talented, talented, and I think this is going to be one fantastic movie when it’s finished.

To collect your donations, we’ve put up a page on You can visit it right here. There are incentives for donating! These incentives are:

  • $5-$9: Special thanks in the credits of Zen And The Art of House Painting
  • $10-$24: Above plus free electronic download of Awkward Two book release, including short film adaptations.
  • $25-$49: Above plus hard copy of Awkward Two book + DVD of films
  • $50-$99: Above plus hard copy of Awkward One book
  • $100 +: Above plus Executive Producer credit on “Zen And The Art of House Painting”

Once the final film is finished, we’re going to press a DVD featuring all the films, to be sent out to anyone who orders the book through our site and to anyone who makes a donation of $25 or more.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “You guys are a for-profit company! Why do you need my money?” Here’s the thing: we are absolutely for-profit. But we are also entirely self-financed, and we have put a lot of money into this project so far. More then we can ever possibly make back. Basically, we’re trying not to lose our shirts on this deal, and your donation could really help make sure that happens.

I mean, if you want my baby daughter to live in a box, that’s cool … the world is a harsh and cruel place, a lesson she’ll have to learn at some point in her life. No pressure. But if you can give a few bucks, we’d really appreciate it.

1 Comments to “Help Awkward Press Finish Our Movie Project”

  1. Done and done!