"The Art of the Rule" Short Film Fundraiser

"The Art of the Rule" Short Film Fundraiser

From Rachel Spagnoletti

I am raising money to support my junior thesis film at Western Carolina University called "The Art of the Rule," a sitcom about a group of dictators living together in 21st century America. Shooting March 20th-22nd.

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A group of historical rulers and dictators all thrown into the modern-day American world must learn to rehabilitate, integrate, and deal with the struggle of their friend group fracturing apart due to conflicting personalities and hot-headed attitudes. All living under the same roof, these international dignitaries must deal with each other's own faults and master the art of the rule ― or lack thereof.

With a cast of characters such as Joseph Stalin, Mary Tudor, Napoleon Bonaparte, Ivan the Terrible, Julius Caesar, and King Henry VIII, authoritarianism has never been more fun! A coming-of-age story for history's biggest babies...kinda.

All donations will go towards preproduction and post-production costs such as props, costumes, set design, scoring, and distribution!


Written and Directed by Rachel Spagnoletti

Produced by Lauren Scruton

Assistant Produced by Aindrea Hopkins

Cinematography by Isaac Dye

Assistant Directing by Ben Koziel


Aamar-Malik Culbreth as Napoleon Bonaparte

Caleb Gerber as Ivan the Terrible

Bobby Guenther as Joseph Stalin

Benjamin Reilly as Julius Caesar

Dylan Renken as King Henry VIII

Kelsey Willard as Mary Tudor

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