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Rex Sikes Movie Beat chats w screenwriter Jack Marchetti

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Jack Marchetti, director, is loosing his vision and has a dream to direct his feature before this happens. Jack is corwdfunding to make his dream come true. 4 of a Kind is a gritty crime drama that takes place in Chicago. Growing up in Chicago in a rough neighborhood gave Screenwriter Director Marchetti some strong insight in how to best portray and reveal his characters. Now  weeks into his Kickstarter campaign, Jack has received some nice shout-outs from Actors Matthew Lillard and Holt Boggs, and Writer Neil Gaiman. The filmmaking community has rallied behind this particular campaign because it is a solid script and has an inspiring backstory. Actress/Producer Liz Friedman (‘LA Ink’),  introduced him to Dan Distefano who will help produce 4 of a Kind when the Kickstarter campaign is successful. Distefano worked at Paramount as Assistant to the VP of Production and also with Weinstein Co. Jack and Liz Friedman worked together on the screenplay All I Want for Christmas optioned by Light House Pictures in 2011. 4 of a Kind was a Top 100 finalist in Project Greenlight season three, beating out over 4000 other screenplays. The screenplay failed to advance further, but the issue of loosing his eyesight pressures Jack to it produced. He was diagnosed with cone rod dystrophy, a genetic eye disease that causes blindness at an early age. Unpredictable, it can move slowly or take someone’s vision very rapidly. Jack's older brother has already lost his vision to the same disease. Knowing that his disease is progressing and unpredictable, Jack decided to take matters in to his own hands, is attempting to run a Kickstarter campaign and shoot his screenplay before completely losing his vision. He would like to be able to make the film and see the completed project with his own two eyes.