Jim O’Heir has been making us laugh, say “aww,” and then laugh some more for seven seasons of NBC’s Parks and Recreation as the perpetual whipping boy Garry/Jerry/Larry/Terry Gergich/Gengurch, a.k.a. Mailman Barry. But now that that show has ended (*whimper*), we need something else to give us our fix for the actor’s brand of likable everymanness. This is why we’re really excited about a Kickstarter campaign for a film called Middle Man in which O’Heir would play a comedian who gets wrapped up in something a little bit more violent than we’re used to seeing. Check out the trailer.
That already looks pretty great, right? Who wouldn’t want to see 90 or so minutes of things like that? Silly situations, unintentional murder, bad luck all around, and a great comedy actor right in the middle of it; that’s right up everyone’s alley. The project is being helmed by director Ned Crowley who wants to make a studio-quality movie for a low budget (the dream of almost every filmmaker these days) and he needs our help to finish things.
There are only 6 Days Left as of this posting, so they need all of us to pitch in. They’re only asking for $150,000 which is a paltry sum for a feature film by anyone’s estimation, and they only need a bit more. Rewards for donating include T-shirts, signed photos, storyboards, a thank-you phone call from Jim O’Heir, DVDs, visits to the set, or an invite to the premiere. That’s a lot of great things, and they could be yours. That’s the beauty of Kickstarter.
Visit their official Middle Man Campaign Page to see more videos and read about what the movie COULD be if it gets funded. We want to see it, we think the rest of the world will want to see it, and let’s all help Jerry out to make it happen.