Leon House is a feature length film about a boy who travels through time and space to find his father and himself.
Leon House is the story of Billy Buffington, a lonely teenage outcast living in 1989, who's only friend is a drunken bum. Billy longs to know who his father is and ultimately he wants to fit in somewhere in his world.
One day after a rough day at school and having to deal with his mother breaking into religious hysteria, Billy goes downtown to play his guitar and hang out with his drunken homeless friend. It would have been like any other day except today Buck, the school Bully drives up and throws a brick at Billy's head.
Billy is knocked unconscious. When he awakens he finds himself living in the body of Leon House in the year 1969. Billy quickly forgets the life he left behind. Now he has fallen in love, he's in a groovy rock n roll band, and he has a best friend. It all seems like a dream come true till his new loves psychotic ex-boyfriend tries to kill him and he receives his draft card.
He dodges the draft, runs to Canada, and becomes a national rock n roll star.
But who is Leon House?
What is Billy doing in 1969?
Will he every find out who his father is?
Without your help Billy may never be able to complete his heartbreakingly beautiful journey through time and space, to find himself and what happened to his dear old dad.
"Bobby Lindstrom" (played by Sailor Gaines Cynar) From behind the scenes of LEON HOUSE
ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE FILM
Over the summer we were able to shoot enough footage to cut together a trailer and a short teaser film. The film was funded with $2000 I had saved from my food service job and student loans. All of the cast and crew volunteered their time for free because they either believed in this project or wanted more experience.
As you can imagine it was quite a struggle to shoot even 12 scenes of a feature length film on a $2000 budget and I the director didn't sleep much that summer trying to juggle cast and crew and making sure we got things done.
What came out of the shooting was some beautiful footage and some powerfully moving scenes. This is thanks to the incredibly talented cast and crew members that put in their 100% on this project.
Leon House was a story created in the minds of myself and my Fiancé John Densmore. It's partly inspired by a cheesy 70s pop song and a real person named Leon House. Its also partly based on the life of John Densmore (no, not the drummer from the Doors). Either way it has been a labor of love and a dream of ours to be able to tell the story of Leon House.
"Billy's Mother" (played by Olivia Shimkus) Behind the scenes of LEON HOUSE
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
Leon House cannot be made with just magic. I wish it could but we live in a material world. In order for us to complete this film and get it to an audience near you we are going to need some funding.
Where will the money go?
Every penny we raise will go toward the production of this film.
As this film takes place in two different time periods we will use some of the production costs to pay for costumes, props, make up, sets, and putting gas in those classic cars that you can see a few of in the trailer.
Production costs will also include permits to take over streets so that we can recreate the late 60s hear in Portland. Also the money will be used to pay for equipment rentals (such as special lights, a jib arm, a dolly, c-stands, a digital audio mixer), buying equipment such as batteries for our audio recorder, a shot gun microphone, more 16 gig cards for the canon 5d, back up batteries for the canon 5d we are shooting with and of course supplying folks with very strong coffee and food just to name a few.
In reality it will probably take more like $30,000 to make this film and that's cutting a lot of corners.
Just like it takes a village to raise a child it takes a ton of people to make a movie, so we can use all the help we can get.
" Dylan" (played by Mikey Hodges) Behind the scenes of Leon House.
What do you get?
You get the satisfaction of knowing you helped create one of the most inventive movies of our time, some really cool incentives, and helping prove that movie making is not just for the very wealthy.
Did I also mention that you get my undying gratitude?
So what are you waiting for lets make this dream come true!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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