Tonawanda News —
Ivicic’s goal is to donate no less than 80 percent of the film’s profits and $8,000 of the $30,0000 budget to Wounded Warriors, an organization which offers counseling and medical services to soldiers who have been through a traumatic experience, have been injured, or are taking a leave of absence.
“They help soldiers get back on their feet and get back into the world,” Ivicic said.
Ivicic is also planning a fundraiser for the charity, which will feature veteran speakers and actors in the film. The lead actor in the film, Kevin Tanski, had a role in The Dark Knight Rises. He’s also taking donations for the budget through www.indiegogo.com/callofdutyundead in an effort to give more of the movie’s budget to Wounded Warriors.
The film will be mainly be shot in Buffalo as well as Tonawanda, Rochester, and Springville, and will likely be released in early 2013.
“There is just so much beautiful architecture,” Ivicic said. “And entertainment can spark any city you go to. When entertainment blooms, the city does with it. I just don’t think enough people take advantage of the area.”Contact reporter Jessica Bagley at 693-1000, ext. 4150.