Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Help Dartel McRae Make a Film in Pottstown

Dartel McRae is looking for investors to help him make his movie -- "Intermission."





They say you can't go home again, but don't tell that to Dartel McRae.

Because that's exactly what he's doing in an attempt to raise money for his first full-length feature film that will be shot mostly right here in his home town.

He's kicked-off a Kickstarter campaign that you can access through this link in an attempt to raise $87,000 to make "Intermission," a movie he wrote and hopes to direct and produce, as well as serve as the central character.

Good thing, since the central character, Chris, is based on him and the movie is based "loosely on my life."

"Intermission is a dramedy that takes a look at how a person deals with some of life's shortcomings and decides to choose happiness," is how the movie is described on the fundraising page.

Here is a sample of McRae acting in ABC's "Black Box."




McRae grew up in the First Ward, the oldest of five children and a single mom, Katherine.

He graduated from Pottstown High School in 2003.

While there, he spent time on stage in the school's productions of "Dracula" and "Oliver Twist, "but I never thought it would ever turn into anything."

After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, McRae went to New York City "to go to law school, but things changed. I got inspired by some of my co-workers" and he has been working as an actor and stand-up comedian ever since.

Now he wants to make a movie about a character "is leading a monotonous life, and has a series of negative events occur. He realizes that he is missing something and that he needs a break with family and friends," said McRae.

McRae was part of the recent Pottstown "In-Focus" film festival, being interviewed on the third day at The Hill School in an "In the Actor's Studio" setting by John Armato, Pottstown's stand-in for James Lipton.

In the interview, he talked about his life in Pottstown, acting and his film and now he is hoping for help from his hometown to help him get it made.

You can follow progress on the film on Twitter @__intermissionindie, on Instagram @intermissionindie and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Intermissionindie/

The Kickstarter campaign ends in 30 days, so don't dawdle.

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