The 'Stay Famous' short is a cut form the short film 'S.C.A.R.E. Plan R'. It stars Frank Streicher as the general and was written and directed by Scott Pauli and Peter Streicher. The film was shot entirely in Madison, WI in the fall of 2008. It started as a collaboration with Cougar to create a music video and became a short film.
Cougar's 'Stay Famous' will be available for download on Counter Records on 17th August and the album 'Patriot' will be available on download, CD and LP on 24th August.
This is the story of Frank Streicher, a general who lived in the time of nineteen hundred and sixty-nine in a country known as the United
States of America. General Streicher was highly decorated as he had led troops to victory in little know places during the Great War. After retiring he was courted to become part of a secret group known as S.C.A.R.E. International.
S.C.A.R.E. was created for the sole purpose of perpetuating fear.
Indeed, the organization itself was born out of fear — for the eminent founders were worried peace would make them obsolete.
Our story follows General Streicher in his fruitless pursuits of keeping S.C.A.R.E. International afloat. He is faced with challenges of
concientious objectors, a general lack of enthusiasm, and a small band of overseers with no compassion for ineptitude. His foot soldiers are an elite group born out of botched military experiments. All have appeared in Americas frightful past, and this is the first time their true motivations are revealed.
From the director:
This video is an homage to all of the old school monsters and their creators. H.G. Wells, etc...... This story couldn't have been made without these wonderful misfits. They are all alive and well. The video is assembled from footage that was shot for an upcoming movie.
Produced, Directed and Edited by:
Peter Streicher and Scott Pauli
Peter Streicher & Scott Pauli
::: CAST :::
Frank Streicher as the General
Ankur Malhotra as the Wolf Guy
Kevin O'Malley as the Swamp Man
Patrick Masters as the Swamp Monster
Todd Streicher as the Invisible Man
Dustin O'Malley as Overseer #1
Mwezi O'Malley as Overseer #2
Jasper Goldman as Overseer #3
Zeke Dasho as the Young Man
Alicia Hans as the Young Woman
Orly Copus as the Driver
::: CREW :::
On Set Assistants:
Alicia (zach's girlfriend)
Alan & Sean Sponem
Everyone involved with the production
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::: THANK YOU :::
Entire Cast and Crew—All of whom donated their time and energy and took on multiple roles to make it happen.
Layered Arts Collective & Madison Arts Office
Joe and Eliot Long for The Farm & Phone Booth location
Mara Zimmerman for Bunker location
Todd Streicher for Data Center location
Frank and Sharyn Streicher for "Invisible" Man location
City of Madison Parks Department for Tenney Park location
Zeke Dasho for securing Capitol location
Wisconsin State Representative Christine Sinicki
Builders of the Wisconsin State Capitol
Wisconsin State Capitol Police
Robert Tocco for motorcycle
Aaron Streicher for The Phone Booth and use of his truck
Ben LeRoy for use of his camera
Orly Copus for cars
Don Sanford for boat search
Gary Stone for Boat Search
Sharyn Streicher for seamstress work
Good for Business
Shu Shu Design
Dave Hill Sony Madison
Tony Jedlovsky Sony Waterloo Canada
5 Nines Data
Brightwork Boat Works
St. Vincent DePaul
Escape Coffee House
Monsters Everywhere (you know who you are)