21 Jun FUND THIS: ‘Help Wanted’ Explores Generational Gap With Help From Jim O’Heir Of ‘Parks And Rec’
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Project Name: Help Wanted
Asking For: $15,500 through Seed & Spark
Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time Of Post): $3,115
Days Remaining In Campaign (At Time Of Post): 24
Description: In recent years, the generational gap between Baby Boomers and Millennials has come into focus, leading to frequent disagreements between the two cohorts. Sometimes, the extremes of America’s two largest generations are forced to work together, and that is the premise that will form the basis of Patrick Hackett‘s new project Help Wanted.
Help Wanted stars Jim O’Heir, best known for playing the lovable loser Jerry on Parks and Recreation, as a Boomer who finds his skills depreciated in the workforce. With nowhere else to turn, he has no option other than to link up with a Millennial who is attempting to launch a startup out of his parents’ house. Through that setup, Hackett and his team will be able to explore the relationship between old and young. “Today’s seniors and millennials are both experiencing “What now?” moments,” the project’s campaign page reads. “Both are in stages of uncertainty and transition.”
Creator Bio: Hackett is based in Denver. He previously served as the co-producer of Actor Martinez, a work of meta-fiction that earned some film festival appearances.
Why You Should Fund It: For Help Wanted, the presence of O’Heir is a big advantage. He became a breakout character on Parks and Rec by playing a character who seems to be somewhat similar to the persona Hackett has envisioned here. By making a strong casting choice for its leading role, Help Wanted is off to a good start.
It wouldn’t be fair, however, to judge Help Wanted on the familiar face of its star alone. The themes that will be discussed here have never been more relevant than they are today, and Hackett seems committed to painting nuanced pictures of both the generations in his spotlight. With your help, he can show you what he has to say.
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