Help out this local filmmaker!

posted Jul 1, 2013, 1:21 PM by MKE Short Film Fest
Patrick Holland with Anthony Wood won "Best Wisconsin Film" for Baden Krunk at the 13th Annual Milwaukee Short Film Festival. Please help their new project.
About The Film:
"The Strange Case Of My Sole" is a dark comedy. It follows the story of a happily married middle-aged man. He stumbles across a pair of boots and slowly becomes obsessed with them. When he wears these boots he feels youthful, impulsive and reckless. Is it the boots? Or is he having a middle-life crisis? Or is there something more profound going on?

The tone of the movie is a mix of comedy and oddness -- with a dash of ridicule thrown in for good measure. With all apologies to Mr. Allen and Mr. Lynch, imagine if Woody Allen and David Lynch made a short film.

We are truly excited about this film. Our goal is to make something unique, funny and ultimately entertaining. We think you are going to love it as much as we do.
About The Filmmakers:

Anthony Wood and Patrick Holland have been making short films together since 2008. Patrick has a background in directing and writing theater. Anthony has a background as a playwright as well as a director and editor of commercials/corporate videos. Together they have made five short films. Their films have been screened at film festivals around the the world. One of these films “Stools?” was featured on the Comedy Central/Atom Film Showdown. Their film “Baden Krunk” has been screened at nine film festivals. It has won awards at five.

They are passionate about making films that tell a unique story.

The Budget:

The film is written. We start shooting the film at the end of July. We hope to complete shooting by September. The film is being shot in Chicago and Madison, WI.

All of the actors and crew are professional. Most of them have extensive backgrounds in both theater and film. But they are all volunteering their time and talent to make this film happen.

We own most of the gear we need for the film (cameras, basic lenses, computer, etc.) But this is where you come in.

We need money to cover the following things:

  • $400 - Costumes & Props
  • $300 - Festivals
  • $900 - Rental Equipment (lights, lenses, steady cam, etc.)
  • $600 - Travel (Getting cast, crew & equipment to different locations)
  • $700 - Food (feeding cast & crew for the entire shoot)
  • $100 - IndieGoGo
  • TOTAL: $3000
The Cast:
Sarah Sokolovic - Actor
Sarah is a writer, musician, actress, and maker of art. Her most recent credits include two independent films: Every Secret Thing, and La Vida Inesparada. Other film credits include: Omphalos, Cold Comes the Night, and Bitches. Her television credits include The Good Wife and Unforgettable.
She is a veteran of the stage and appeared in many productions in the Midwest before moving to New York City in 2005. Her most recent credits in New York include The Shaggs: Philosophy of The World, Detroit (Playwrights Horizons mainstage) and Relatively Speaking (Broadway.) She is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, and a recipient of the Jerome L Greene award.
She resides in Brooklyn, but still passionately refers to Milwaukee as home, where the people she loves most live.
Robert W. C. Kennedy - Actor
This handsome six-footer, a graduate of the Specialist In Acting Major in Theatre and Drama at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, is an international award-winning actor who has performed throughout Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, New York, Canada, and for the Lord Mayor of Dublin, in Ireland. He has appeared on stage with Bialystock & Bloom, Bunny Gumbo, Cornerstone, Milwaukee Irish Arts, Milwaukee Shakespeare, Next Act, Skylight and Windfall. He has appeared in numerous short films, and currently is completing principal photography on his fourth feature. He appears opposite international film star and national treasure Bai Ling in 2010’s “Petty Cash.”

In addition to acting, Kennedy is a senior communications specialist, copy writer and editor in the corporate arena, an ordained deacon, shark diver, equestrian, card-carrying member of the History Channel Club, land-owner in the Republic of Ireland, and bears the noble title of “baron” of the Principality of Sealand.


Angela Iannone - Actor

 A familiar face to Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago theatre patrons. Most recently she was seen as Lady MacBeth in MacBeth and Boyet in Love's Labor's Lost for Door Shakespeare Company. Ms. Iannone is an Associate Artist at Milwaukee Rep, where roles include Louise in "Always, Patsy Cline" and Marie Lombardi in the Regional premiere of "Lombardi." Other roles include Kate Hepburn in "Tea at Five", Diana Vreeland in "Full Gallop", Medea in "Medea" and Roxie in "Chicago".

Other theatres that Angela has worked at include the Oak Park, Georgia, Milwaukee and Utah Shakespeare Festivals, Madison and Kansas City Reps, InTandem Theatre, Marriott Lincolnshire, Royal George Theatre, Skylight Music Theatre and Next Act Theatre. Ms. Iannone's play "The Edwin Booth Company Presents" was given a staged reading at The Players in New York City, the home of Edwin Booth, and her short play "Tears, Or The Woman's Defense" was recently included in the Pink Banana One Act Festival. Ms. Iannone is a Joseph Jefferson Award winner and is a three time "Best Actress" winner from Shepherd Express in Milwaukee


Anthony Wood - Producer/Actor

Anthony Wood is a writer, director, actor and editor who has been working in the commercial/corporate world for nearly twenty years. But that’s just for mortgage and soup. His real love is producing hilarious and off-the-wall independent films.

Besides racking his brain to create hilarity, he also spends time living the life of the farm hermit in southwestern Wisconsin, raising crops, critters and honeybees. As an author he has written five feature screenplays, eight full length plays and over fifty short plays and comedy sketches.

You can see some of his film work here:

And his published writing here:


Patrick Holland - Producer/Writer/Director/Actor

Patrick is a writer, director and actor. He primarily works as a freelance theater director in Chicago and Wisconsin. He has directed over 20 professional theater productions.

Patrick has co-written and co-starred in five short films with Anthony Wood. One of these films, "Stools?", was featured on the Comedy Central/Atom Films Showdown. He directed the short film "Red Tie Blue Polka Dots." He co-directed with Anthony Wood the short film "Baden Krunk." It has been screened at nine festivals around the world winning awards at five.
Patrick has written dozens of short plays. His play "The Cowboy" is included in the anthology "The Best American Short Plays 2011-12". Patrick is also an Ensemble Member with the Factory Theater in Chicago. He has written and directed six unique video trailers for their plays.
Some of the theaters he's worked with include: Chicago - Factory Theater, Writers' Theater & Steppenwolf. Wisconsin - Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Cornerstone Theatre, Bialystock & Bloom, First Stage Children’s Theater, Skylight Opera, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, American Players Theater, Madison Repertory Theater, Milwaukee Shakespeare Company,Wisconsin Public Radio, Theatre X, Bunny Gumbo, In Tandem, Children’s Theater of Madison, Trustus Theater (Columbia, SC) Wayside Theater (Middleton, VA)
View Patrick's video work at: