All systems go
Thanks to all of you, I can now move forward with production of the "Bootlegger" film. This is going to be a busy summer.
I'll be filming in Colchester, Macomb, Galesburg, Chicago, and Omaha. I'll be gathering photos and newspaper images from the Archives & Special Collections at Western Illinois University. I'll be meeting up with author John Hallwas to shoot the film narration.
Thankfully, I am not doing all this alone. I am happy to announce that some amazing and talented people have agreed to help with the project:
Producer - Kate E Lykins
Executive Producers - Ron & Leslie Walker
Associate Producers - Michael Haines, John Hallwas, Noel Oliver, Matt Walker
Music Composer - Mark Speckman
Motion Graphics - Ted Carstensen
Camera Operators - Justin Brown, Ted Carstensen, Kate E Lykins, Chase Thompson
Have you heard about The Game of the Year (see flyer)? It is an unbelievable coincidence that this is happening in July, during "Bootlegger" production. Needless to say, I will be in attendance with my camera. Please contact the Western Illinois Museum for more info. Leading up to the event, I will be giving a presentation at the museum with John Hallwas, about Kelly Wagle and his era. More details to come.
Thanks again for all of your support. I'll be in touch!
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Apr 11, 2012 - May 14, 2012
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One signed small-size "Bootlegger" film poster, and Ryan will give you a big high-five next time he sees you.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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All of the above AND one signed copy of the completed "Bootlegger" film. Your choice of format: 1) DVD Video (720x480), playable on DVD players for homes & computers. 2) Data DVD (1920x1080), playable on computers.Estimated delivery: Jun 2015
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All of the above AND one signed full-size "Bootlegger" film poster AND one silk screened "Bootlegger" film T-shirt.Estimated delivery: Jun 2015
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All of the above, AND two General Admission tickets to the McDonough County premiere of the "Bootlegger" film. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Ryan.Estimated delivery: Jun 2015
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All of the above, AND you will be listed in the "Bootlegger" film credits as an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER. Includes priority seating at the McDonough County premiere. Before the screening, Ryan will host a reception for Associate Producers only.Estimated delivery: Jun 2015
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All of the above, AND Ryan will give you a guided tour of Kelly Wagle's Colchester. Includes a homemade meal at the Walker family house in Macomb.Estimated delivery: Jun 2015
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All of the above, AND Ryan will travel to your town (in the continental USA), give you a big hug, and take you out for dinner & drinks. You will be listed in the "Bootlegger" film credits as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER.Estimated delivery: Jun 2015
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All of the above, AND Ryan will make a 3-minute documentary about you or someone you know.Estimated delivery: Jun 2015