The film is a gripping, dark, and often amusing look into the life of a gifted pathological liar. Donations go towards a tight budget!
As we come to a close, I want all of our incredible backers, supporters, and audience to know what they are really getting themselves into. ;)
So, when creating any piece of art; one must ask themselves two very important questions: What constitutes "good art"? And even more importantly: Has this been done before?
Well, "Art" is defined as: The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. I believe that anything fitting into that definition, is in fact "Good Art".
Putting aside the obvious desire to get myself "out there" and put my talents to work.
My vision for my first venture as a filmmaker is to make something New.
Lying is the real protagonist of the film. Why? Because lying is something every human being has thousands upon thousands of unique, nuanced experiences with. Some of us avoid it, some us embrace it, and some of us don't even know we're doing it, but we all know it, like a trusty pair of pants.
Regardless of your personal feelings towards lying, it is a deep, supporting root of human society. Our novels, our films, our paintings and music; all fiction, is in a sense, a lie. There are countless words for the many faces of lying in all the world's languages, because it is an entity that spans the globe. Human and animal, we all lie.
Now that is something to tell a story about.
In order to bring that idea to life, the main character needed to become a fluid entity, someone who's very soul could be hollowed out like a melon and filled up with whatever he needed to be at the time.
As a result, the audience will never be certain who "The Liar" is. As viewers you will be lied to by the characters, the camera, the environment, the author, and if we've done our jobs, you will even lie to yourself.
The film will juggle everything from politics, to street-rap. Great mental feats, murder, love, and more.
We are going to achieve this in a fast 15 minutes, buzzing with electricity, cunning, arrogance, redemption and grave instability.
The inspiration for the film comes in large part from the life of an actor: Shaped, from a very early age in cases such as my own, into something malleable and uncertain, an actor has a very special relationship with lying.
An actor learns to conjure genuine emotions, from the massive and myriad tumult of a lover scorned, to the nuanced and solitary thoughts of a father watching his newborn sleep. Likewise, an actor is taught to bend his voice, his body, his every knack, this way and that, to better paint a picture.
The film will study very esoteric complexities in a very simple, approachable, groovy way.
Who are we? What makes us who we are? What matters in our life? What would the consequences be if a man's entire existence was taken over by lying? What changes and what will always be the same?
This is obviously an incredibly weighty undertaking, especially for a skeleton crew on a spartan budget. That being said, I believe great art comes from great passion, and we have assembled an absolute A-team of incredible actors, sound wizards, wardrobe, makeup, production crew and a breathtaking cinematographer.
The project will be SAG, everyone will be paid, though modestly, and the film will be lied, conned, and finagled into every film festival possible. ;)
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Mar 29, 2012 - May 2, 2012
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You get a personal thank you on our facebook page, and a spot in the hall of fame on our soon to come www.theliarproductions.com *Join your ancestors in the hall of awesome!* Benjamin Franklin is on the wall, just sayin'.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Reward 2: Reward 1 + You get a high quality Digital copy of the finished product!!! :) Our goal with this film is just to get a really cool, unique piece of art out there, so enjoy!!! You also get access to behind the scenes interviews of the cast, and blooper reels. Which are gonna be hilarious, seriously. *serious face*Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Reward 3: Rewards 1 and 2 + A high quality DVD of the film. *Warning, the DVD may hide or lie about it's title.* (Donation includes shipping cost. Please include additional 8 dollars for destinations outside the U.S.)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Rewards 1-3 + A beautiful tshirt or muscle shirt with the film's title and production logo. Pics to be posted asap! *Shirt that says "Everything this shirt says is a lie" on the front, also available* (Donation includes shipping cost. Please include additional 8 dollars for destinations outside the U.S.)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Reward 5: Rewards 1-4! + A framed hand written thank you letter signed by the cast and crew. *written in blood* *Unless actors are too squeamish.* (Donation includes shipping cost. Please include additional 10 dollars for destinations outside the U.S.)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Reward 6: Rewards 1-5 + Autographed head shots of the cast! yay! The Yao of africa would argue you owned a piece of our souls! *Souls not included* (Donation includes shipping cost. Please include additional 10 dollars for destinations outside the U.S.)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Reward 7: Rewards 1-6 + A directors cut of the film, and signed screenplay by the writer Aaron Fors. (Donation includes shipping cost. Please include additional 10 dollars for destinations outside the U.S.)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Reward 8: rewards 1-7 (includes both shirt options) + a signed 11x17 film poster and ability to send personal questions for the cast and filmmakers.*Not that personal!* Plus a personalized video to You from the cast and crew! (Donation includes shipping cost. Please include additional 10 dollars for destinations outside the U.S.)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Reward 9: Rewards 1-8 + A special thanks in the credits and on imdb.com And a one hour skype meeting with dir. and writer, Aaron Fors to discuss the films concept and production.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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Reward 10: Rewards 1-9 but name listed as Producer in credits and on imdb.com Which is just so bad ass.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Rewards 1-10 Plus two tickets to the theater screening of the film! We can't wait.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Ok show off. You get rewards 1-11 Plus a long, warm hug. *so long it's almost one of those awkward hugs where you're not sure whether to pat or rub their back and....well, it's just awful) But seriously. Not only will your name be in the credits and on imdb.com as an Executive Producer, but one of "The Liar's" Character names can be changed to your name. Or the name of your choice. *Must be male.*Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Ummmm ok chief, you're pretty much budgeting the film at this point. You get rewards 1-12 *Yes you Have to take the hug* You are also invited to be a part of the filmmaking process and join us on set. *limited to L.A. area or your ability to drive to set etc.*Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Uh, you get everything ok. Just take it, jeez. Did you get hugged enough as a child? *See rewards 12-13 if not* You will also be invited to tour the film along the festival circuit with the rest of us! Heck, why don't you just fly us there in your jet....Estimated delivery: Jun 2012