New York City, New York | Film Short

Comedy, Drama

Rick Raven

1 Campaigns | New York, United States

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"Perfect" examines modern day relationships in various forms. It is both personal and relatable. Supporting this film enables us to tell our story, produce our own work, and get exposure world-wide. It also helps open minds to the ideas presented in this film. Join us in getting our story out there!

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Mission Statement

Today, the very nature of families and relationships is evolving. It is our hope that showcasing stories such as an interracial romantic relationship and a platonic marriage with a child will help society continue to evolve and become more open to and accepting of all forms of love and connection.

The Story

examines modern day relationships, balancing the struggle of living the life you’ve always wanted with what you’re willing to give up in exchange. 

When you look at a couple sitting in a café or walking down the street holding hands, you might think, "They seem like the perfect couple!" But do we really know what’s going on behind closed doors? Why are these two people together? What makes them work? It’s an answer that only the couple can give. No one truly knows but the two of them. 

This film also asks the question, "What are we willing to give up in order to 'have it all'?" There’s no formula for the perfect life. We all make do with what we are given, no matter what anyone thinks. 

Anything can happen in a night. Everything can change. People can be different than they seem. Perfect shows what happens when truths are exposed, revealing that what one person might believe to be perfect can be so much deeper.



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Humans gotta eat!


Costs $150

Because equipment can't walk and we haven't gotten our teleportation devices working yet!

Sound Design & Sound Editing

Costs $600

No matter how good everything else is, if it doesn't sound good, people won't wanna watch it!


Costs $800

Piecing all the footage together to create our picture!

Musical Score

Costs $500

No film is complete without a score!

Film Festival Submissions

Costs $1,200

In order for the film to be seen, it must be submitted to film festivals!

Film Color Correcting

Costs $500

This perfects the look of the picture!

Actor Salaries

Costs $1,000

Our actors worked hard and we'd love to pay them!


Costs $800

Protection of staff and equipment is essential!


Costs $1,100

Everything from camera equipment to lighting equipment to hard drives!

Art Department & Production Design

Costs $500

All the things we need on set to create the world of the film...and someone to put it together!

Production Crew Salaries

Costs $2,300

This includes our Director, Cinematographer, Sound Mixer, AD, and more!

Makeup Artist

Costs $300

Because we have to be pretty so you want to look at us!

Cash Pledge

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About This Team

Nate Raven (Suggs) is an Actor and Writer originally from South Georgia. As an actor he has worked on Broadway, Off Broadway and regionally around the world. In addition to Perfect, he has written an Off Broadway show, The Cooping Theory, has a mini series and TV show in the works and is currently working on a screenplay. You can find him on Instagram @nateraven1. Thank you for your love and support!


Jennifer Plotzke In the past year, Jennifer has completed work on seven independent films including The Red Lotus, Uber Oracle and Mindfull. Prior to that, she performed as ‘Gertrude’ in Shakesday with Classics on the Rocks Theatre Company and MacSpin in the Midtown International Theatre Festival. Favorite stage roles include ‘Belinda’ in Noises Off, ‘Kate’ in Taming of the Shrew and ‘The Messenger’ in Medea. Other recent film projects include Lost + Found and Fizzle (both directed by Jeremiah Kipp) Giant Support (director Dani Baum) and The Light Watcher (director Jessica Green) as well as the upcoming webseries, “Awkwardly.”

Jesse R. Tendler [Director]: Initially an actor, Jesse is excited to have made the jump into directing and producing as well, which began with the co-founding of Intimation Productions in 2007. Focusing primarily on narrative fiction, including short and feature length films, Jesse continues to produce a diverse range of projects. Past films (Deadbeat, Leaving Circadia, Family On Board, 16 Mins) have won Best Picture, Best Director, and Audience Choice awards at a multitude of film festivals, including being selected for consideration by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the 2016 Oscars. Jesse's award-winning directorial debut short film, Deadbeat, was accepted into nearly 30 festivals, with a dozen nominations and multiple wins (Best Dramatic Short, Best Director). In the last year, Jesse completed principal photography on a 13-episode web series entitled Mandated (which he directed, co-produced, and acted in), directed and co-produced Perfect, co-starred in and co-produced the short film, noun, and acted in six additional shorts. He currently has a full slate of projects (shorts, episodics, and features) in development for the coming year. Spanning over three decades, Jesse’s TV and film credits can be found at

In addition to directing, acting, and producing, Jesse can often be found on set as a 1st AD, script supervisor, or cinematographer. He is also a freelance script doctor, a professional photographer, and a regular international traveler and volunteer trip leader. Jesse holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania’s Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology in the fields of Materials Science Engineering, Entrepreneurial Management, and Marketing. He credits his time in the Mask & Wig Club of the University of Pennsylvania (the oldest all-male collegiate comedy troupe in the nation) as his inspiration for jumping back into the arts after college.

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