Screw City


minimum investment: $250.00

Algonquin, IL

Break the Norm. Join the Future of Film

SCREW CITY is a coming-of-age story about a rustbelt-city teenager trying to escape a life of mediocrity through his punk rock band.
SCREW CITY follows CHUCK only weeks from graduating high school in Rockford, IL. As all his peers around him are getting ready to leave town and move on with their lives, Chuck’s greatest fear is being stuck in Rockford the rest of his life…alone. His only way out depends on the success of his punk rock band, Stick Figure. That is, if he can convince his best friends/bandmates to stick it out with him.
When Chuck befriends 40 year-old KATE at a Chicago punk show, reality starts to set in and he sees in her the sort of person he can easily become — and it scares the Hell out of him. Though at polar opposites in their lives, they share one common problem: they have big dreams but little way of achieving them. But Chuck’s determined not to turn out like Kate, despite all the negative forces in his life.

SCREW CITY is about people trying to better themselves despite their fear of change, disappointment, and failure. It’s about the underdog RISING ABOVE all the rotten eggs life throws at them to still live life on their own terms.

Funding target: $10,000 – $107,000 by 3/13/2019

Regulation CF: Equity

Minimum investment: $250