Los Angeles, California | Film Short

Comedy, Horror

Lyndsi LaRose

1 Campaigns | California, United States

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LAST CHANCE is a hilarious horror-short written by women, produced by women, and starring three badass women. The film takes place in 1987 and pays homage to the totally awesome horror movies of the 80s. It's a fun, gory, wild ride you won't want to miss.

About The Project

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  • Wishlist
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  • The Team
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Mission Statement

With a background in comedy and a love for horror films, we wrote, produced and starred in a funny and thrilling story about friendship and resilience. After a year like 2020, everyone needs some light fun and joy. LAST CHANCE features a dynamic cast of empowered women and is the escape we all need.

The Story


It's Los Angeles, 1987. Sally is turning 30. And she's freaking out. She invites her sister, Laurie, and best friend, Tina, over for a wild night. Laurie and her husband are ready to start a family, Tina was recently promoted and moving out of state, and Sally is fresh out of a breakup... it is their LAST CHANCE to really party together! There's only one problem: they run out of booze. Sally suggests going over to her attractive neighbor's house but when he's not home, they decide to break in and quickly realize they are in over their heads... 


We have completed production on LAST CHANCE and are looking to raise funds for post-production. Fortunately, we were able to fund most of this short film on our own, but need your help in crossing the finish line. We want our first short film to be something we can be proud of and give it the finishing touches it deserves. Reaching our goal will allow us to:

  • Complete sound mixing (to make it sound good!)
  • Color-correction (to make it look good!)
  • Music rights for the film (to make it feel good!)
  • Pay our editor (to make it real good!)
  • Film festival submission fees (exposure is key here, and film festivals are a great way to get our names and our work out there!)

As independent filmmakers, we understand that we will not make a profit on this film (until Netflix picks it up as a feature ;)...) but meeting our goal will allow us to pay our stellar post-production team and complete the film. This is our passion project that we have created from the ground up and appreciate your help in making our dream a reality. 

Here are some ways you can help:

  • DONATE! Any amount/every dollar helps. We are so grateful for anything you can give. 
  • SHARE! Please share our posts and our campaign link to your social media pages and with your friends and family!

Thank you for supporting us and supporting artists!


Lyndsi LaRose and Gina Comparetto met years ago in an acting class and bonded over their shared love for acting, film and creative pursuits. In early 2020, they planned to produce and star in a play called DOLORES for the Hollywood Fringe Fest, but sadly the pandemic hit and their dreams of producing and starring in a play together were put on hold indefinitly. Not knowing what this "new normal" would bring, they shifted their focus and began writing. When they began writing LAST CHANCE, there was an ease in working together and the process lifted their spirits during an uncertain time. This story was a joy for them to write, blending their favorite genres - 80s horror and comedy - and it will no doubt be a joy to watch. They were able to bring their story to life with the help of their Director/Co-producer Anthony Fanelli and his production company, Aphotic Productions. Anthony put together an incredibly talented production team including Jay Ruggieri (Director of Photography/Cinematographer), Masaki Imai (Assistant Camera), Kevin Soto (Gaff/Lights), Marcos Velasquez (Sound), Mike Marras (Production Design), Tricia Heal (Special Effects Makeup), and Jennifer Cabezas and Maryann Yee (Hair and Makeup). 



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Costs $3,000

The Editor is responsible for organizing the footage & creating the look, tone, & feel of the film.

Color Correction

Costs $600

The process where each clip of footage is altered to match a consistent standard of appearance.

Music Rights

Costs $500

Music is KEY for setting the tone (& time period) of a film & is crucial for Last Chance!

Sound Mixing

Costs $600

Process in which a multitude of recorded sounds are combined. (Making it sound GREAT!)

Film Festivals/Marketing

Costs $800

Submission Fees range from $20-100 each & we want to submit to as many as possible for max exposure!

Cash Pledge

Costs $0

About This Team

Lyndsi LaRose (Sally in LAST CHANCE) is an actress, writer, and producer known for her appearances in ANT-MAN, INSURGENT, SLEIGHT, AJ & THE QUEEN, and WORKAHOLICS. She performs improv and sketch comedy in Los Angeles at the Groundlings Theater, Comedy Central Stage, and Upright Citizens Brigade. She is graduate of the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television.




Gina Comparetto (Laurie in LAST CHANCE) is an actor, writer and producer who has appeared in ENTOURAGE, 90210, PARENTHOOD, DEXTER, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, THE MENTALIST, HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN and DAYS OF OUR LIVES. She starred opposite Jim Parrack in THE LABYRINTH, a film produced by James Franco. She can currently be seen in the horror film DEAD NIGHT. She will appear in Hulu's upcoming Season 3 of THE ORVILLE and Season 4 of YELLOWSTONE on Paramount. 




Martha Prosper (Tina in LAST CHANCE) is a Meisner trained actor and writer from Washington Heights NYC.  She began acting professionally at a young age, starring in a number of Off-Broadway stage plays such as HAMLET and MY SONG THE WAY I SEE IT. She currently makes her home in California and splits her time between Los Angeles and New York City working and performing in film, TV, and theatre.




Billy Flynn (Michael in LAST CHANCE) is best known for his multi-Emmy-nominated portrayal of Chad Dimera on the soap opera DAYS OF OUR LIVES. He appeared in the hit television drama HAWAII FIVE-0 and has also starred in the films ESCAPE ROOM and DEAD ON ARRIVAL.




Anthony Fanelli (Director of LAST CHANCE) is an actor, writer, director and producer who has had success behind and in front of the camera.

His most recent acting credits include a recurring role on S.W.A.T, Netflix’s upcoming season 2 of Gentefied, Netflix’s mini-series Hollywood, a few upcoming Lifetime films, the rebooted “Party of Five, "NCIS: Los Angeles", "Scorpion", "Togtherness", "East Lost High", "Hand of God", the lead in the cult film "Black Water Vampire," over 25 national commercials and more!

Anthony is the producer/director of the award winning PG rated feature film documentary, "The Akron Holy War" which captures the storied (high school football) rivalry between two Akron, OH parochial schools. 
He is also writer/director/editor of the upcoming short dramatic horror film “The Carducci Talent Show” (currently in festivals); along with being the writer/director/editor and star of the award winning “1 take” short film “Juncture”, and the creator and star of The Next Steps, the short form comedy series that won an "Amazon Video Direct Star" award for 11 straight months for being one of the most viewed independent titles on Amazon, totaling over 20 million watch minutes; as well as the creator of the horror series "Chapters of Horror" that was purchased by Blumhouse and Crypt TV.His yet-to-produced comedic mystery screenplay “Skokie Stakeout” has won several writing contests over the past year.Graduating from the Second City Conservatory, Anthony is also a season on-stage vet with over 400 live shows under his belt (improv, sketch, one-man shows and more)!Beyond his "indie", Anthony also worked for years in the YouTube world producing cinematic viral videos and documentaries that have totaled 500+ million views and streaming minutes in the billions.Anthony's other content stats are 50+ million minutes streamed of my original content on Amazon Video, 200+ million YouTube views and 20+ million Facebook video views on additional projects! and for more!


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