Just Us

Los Angeles, California | Series

Horror, Thriller

Alycia Cooper

2 Campaigns | California, United States

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Please support this wonderfully creative and unique project. It is written and directed by a voice that has had a hard time being heard in the film industry. This horror short is an episode in a larger series of episodes called, "Confessions." You would benefit by watching them all.

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About The Project

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Mission Statement

This project increases representation in front of the camera and behind the scenes by hiring actors and crew who are women, minorities, and members of the LBGTQ community. The director is an African-American woman, who is committed to telling stories rarely, if ever seen. Everyone is represented.

The Story

I have been so inspired by filmmakers like Ava Duvernay, Lena Waithe, Melina Matsoukas, and Ice Cube.  The ladies inspire me because not only are they doing big things, they are also leading the way for other female directors and pulling them up along with them.  Ice Cube is an inspiration because although he began his career as a rapper, he smoothly moved into the filmmaking genre and took it by storm.  He wasn't an actor, but he did his thing.  He wasn't a comic, but he wrote some hilarious stuff anyway.  He was able to show how multi-faceted he is, and he didn't allow Hollywood, or anyone for that matter, put him in a box.  One of his favorite quotes of mine is, "I've provided way more jobs than I've ever taken away."  This proclamation has always stuck with me, and it's indicative of where I find myself today.  Right now, in this moment.  I've been an actor, a stand up, a writer, a television producer, and a segment director for "The Dr. Phil Show."  I'm at the place now where I want to leave my mark on the world, and I know that I can do it through filmmaking.  I have a ton of stories to tell.  I also would love to provide jobs for all of the talented, marginalized people that I know, and many that I don't know.  


Here's the Lookbook for the story of "Just Us."




Assisting me with my second short film narrative, will not only help me, but it will provide you and your loved ones with adventures in cinema that would not have happened otherwise.  Until now, my voice has been silenced.  And if you've ever wanted to do something but couldn't simply because of financial reasons, then you understand what all of this means.  Finishing this film will be an accomplishment that we can all take credit for, because without you, there is no me, and without us, there is no "Just Us."  We rise, we fall, we sink, we swim... together. 


This short will be entered into film festivals.  Lastly, I'm planning on screening it on streaming platforms.  My goal is to have it easily accessible to you.  


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Cash Pledge

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Location fees

Costs $1,000

We have multiple locations in this film.


Costs $2,500

We are hiring a union crew to make this project the best. Union crews get union wages.

Actors and Extras

Costs $1,000

We are hiring (union) SAG actors and extras which means we pay more, but we'll get the best results.

Hair, Makeup, and Wardrobe

Costs $1,000

We will need are actors to look the part, which includes their appearance, wardrobe, and sfx makeup.

Craft Services

Costs $500

When actors are well fed, they give you their best! AND not feeding them is illegal! LOL!!

About This Team

The "Just Us" team is an awesome mixture of Hollywood's finest.  The director, Alycia Cooper, is a member of the highly acclaimed DGA or "Directors Guild of America" and is a part of the 2 % of African-American female directors in the guild.  This is a major feat.  Evette Vargus, the creator and Executive Producer of the "Confessions" series is an award-winning writer, director, producer and immersive storyteller.  She has produced series for Amazon, MTV, Bravo, DirectTV, etc.  Angela Burris is a producer extraordinare who has worked with Alycia on "Trade," and "Poz Roz."  Gwendolyn McClain, has her Masters in Business Administration, and will handle the pre production, post prodution, and marketing for the film.  She has managed athletes in the NBA, and has produced commercials for major corporations.

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