A heist gone wrong in a Scranton, PA sex shop! Ya'll love The Office, you know Joe Biden, but you DON'T KNOW about The Hometown Boys, a ragtag gang of Scranton misfits, robbing for their employer to fund their habits. Each character shows you why Scranton is the "FARGO" of the Northeast.
Inclusion StatementHOMETOWN BOYS is about a young adult escaping a small hometown, where the best thing to do any night of the week is hit up bar for a couple 'two-tree' beers. This film showcases talented Scranton natives who will helping us with art, promotion, crew, and maybe even a heist or two!
About The Project
Do you REALLY want to fund another BORING, Very Important Film?
Well ours is a little different than those...
We've got four idiots on a heist, a porn store that gets smashed in half, and witty ill-humored dialogue.
These robbers, these ignorant, masked criminals have just one more job before its leader, Wolf, splits for the sunshine state. They've gotta steal a PINK LOCKBOX from the back of a quaint sex shop. Easy enough right?
The team has to take down the store’s security guard, a Gimp with the martial arts skills of Bruce Lee.
Listen, I could spoil the ending for you… but...
Na, screw that.
We are obsessed with how the movies from the 90s looked like, and how it’s replicated now-a-days. They were somewhat experimental, didn't shy away from grain and gave us a dirty look we all remember. Well, bitches, we’re going to bring that feel back with Hometown Boys!
This project has been in the works for years and nothing good in this life is quick, even something so mundane as a heist movie.
Finding our actors is one thing, but we need to find a porn store that screams “SCRANTON!” How you ask?
By finding a small storefront or Pop-Up shop we can load up with a "quaint" selection of toys (dildos, smashable bottles of lube).
This is Scranton after all, so why expect a sex store in a small town to be... big?
"But who in the hell are the Hometown Boys?"
- You (2019)
Leader of the Hometown Boys and the guy who's trying to get the ‘F’ outta dodge. He's got brighter pastures down the road and will do anything to get his skinny ass down to Florida, AKA the perfect place to open his bar.
Wolf's best friend since fifth grade. He doesn't need much to be happy, aside from a pack of smokes, a couple "two-tree" beers, and some screamo music. He’s the muscle, the know-it-all, the complete jerk. But we love a good asshole, don’t we?
Listen, we all have that one guy in our group of friends who we make fun of. Well Frog is that person plus that guy who will streak through the mall for a five dollar bill. He became friends with the group after Panther kicked his ass in grade school. I guess the phrase is true, "if you can't beat em, join em... especially if you’re one to gravitate towards strong men."
MOUSE (Kayla Klein)
With every strong male there is a stronger female, Mouse is no damn exception. Not only a getaway driver in her POS, hand me down car, but the only one trying to educated on the job, even if it's Danny Trejo's Spanish Translation tapes.
Truth is we know some people, bad people who would rob a couple two-tree camera houses for a case of Yuengling, but instead we are leaving it up to you guys and gals.
And if we make enough, or even more:
Film Festival Fees
Post Production Fees
So let's make our damn heist movie and have fun doing it!
And like Smash Mouth says, it's "all that glitter and gold," which we are going to steal if you don't give us our money.
You have 30 days...
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About This Team
The Mastermind: Jamie Sutor
Retiring from a life of crime, car chases, and voluptuous women to make a heist movie?
Jamie knows the town of Scranton pretty damn well, hell he even lived there for twenty-seven years. He also knows how to make a good action/comedy heist film and what it takes to NOT be another Tommy Wiseau (he still owes us money).
But like any smart director, he needs a team of hard working individuals to accomplish the dirty deeds it takes to make a film.
The Hustler: Shayna Weber Band
Someone who ain't gonna take no for an answer and like any producer worth their weight she knows how to get what she wants.
The Wildcard: Alicia Ho
Production Designer and overall baddass. When she's on set she has two goals: make shit look good and bring that paper home for her baby. Also don't cross her, she'll kill ya.
The Muscle: John Goodwin
Listen, this SFX MUA could have stolen his emmy he "won," but for the time being let's not question him. Not only is he designing the masks, he's gonna be in charge of the blood, the lube, and everything that goes in between... which, again, we aren't asking about.
That Weird Friend: Michael Johnson
He's a producer, he's a sound operator, and he's just that weird friend in the group.
Over the next month we will be announcing more team members!