An indie feature film about a watch salesman who comes to Charlotte for a convention and meets/spends a day with a cocktail waitress.
What is "In a Day"?
First of all, please note that this film will not be called "In a Day". It is simply a working title and will be changed as soon as an appropriate title is thought of.
The Working Titled "In a Day" is currently a 90-page script written by Peyton Lea. With your help, by this summer, it will be a feature-length independent film.
What's it about?
The story follows Tom, a 30-year old, down-on-life watch salesman, who is forced by his boss to come to a clocks and watches sales convention in Charlotte, NC. Though he's never been to the Queen City, Tom, a New Jersey native, holds some biases against the southern town. For this and other reasons, namely the accompanying Ralph--his exuberant and idiotic co-worker--Tom isn't thrilled about the trip. Nonetheless, he and Ralph attend the convention. There, Tom is surrounded by the very superficial corporate world and routine that has him down in the first place. That is, until he meets April.
April is a 27-year old bartender working at the lobby bar of the hotel where Tom is staying. She's on the opposite end of the spectrum as Tom regarding outlook on life. She's happy. Sure, she doesn't have a job that most people would call a career, but doesn't care for one. She finds joy in her work, and ultimately, in life. After Tom helps her out of a bind with her ex-boyfriend (and current-stalker), Zach, April convinces Tom to spend the rest of the day together. The two tour Charlotte, getting to know the city as well as each other.
The story is about both the surprisingly meaningful relationship that can form after spending only one day with a stranger, and it's about embracing time. Tom struggles to find passion or motivation in his corporate, routine life. April helps him face those demons while sparking a slight love interest along the way.
Why should I give money to this project?
This is a story worth telling. It's a unique, simple, relatable story that has potential to be a powerful film that you'll want to watch.
What do I get for donating?
In addition to the satisfaction of contributing to an independent, home-grown feature film, you get STUFF! Check out the categories to the right for details.
Where does the money go?
Your contributions will go directly to making this film as professional as possible. The project's goal is to shoot on a RED camera with a seasoned DP, high end audio, and excellent actors. Renting all of these things can get quite expensive. But if we can reiterate one thing, it will be that your money will be used efficiently.
Also it should be noted that your money not going any one person, but to the film production company, Peyton Lea Productions, LLC.
What happens if you don't meet your $20,000 goal?
We get none of the money!! Your credit cards are not charged and we walk away empty handed. So please help spread this page around to people you know!
Who are the cast and crew?
Though most positions are still being nailed down, a few key roles are established:
Peyton Lea: Writer/Director
Christian Simpson: Director of Photography (reel can be found here http://downhomefilms.net/wordpress/?p=124)
What is the timetable of this film?
February: Casting, Locations, filling out crew
March: Rehearsals, Scheduling
May: Editing Picture, Scoring
June: Editing Picture
July: Editing Sound
Please send this link to your family and friends. The more people that know about and contribute to this project, the better it will be.
Thank you. Thank you so much for helping make this possible. We so greatly appreciate you giving what you can to this project.
Contact Peyton if you have any other questions.. firstname.lastname@example.org
Gimme some links!
"IN A DAY" is a unique story structure all its own. But like all good filmmakers, the makers of "IN A DAY" will naturally bring influence from great films they've seen. Those films are: "Before Sunrise", "Before Sunset", "Up in the Air", "(500) Days of Summer", "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", "Lost in Translation", and "Cedar Rapids".
Unfortunately Kickstarter only supports credit card payments. If you were hoping to write a check, please contact me directly and we'll figure something out. Thanks!
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You're awesome. Seriously. You get all of the $50 rewards AND the soundtrack to the film. The music will be done by local artists and it will be very very great.Estimated delivery:
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Now it's getting really good. Not only do you get all of the $75 rewards, you will receive a set of four 4x6 postcards featuring photography from renowned NC photographer Joey Seawell (www.joeyjessica.com). The photography will be a combination of behind-the-scenes and production stills.Estimated delivery:
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You. You're beautiful. You get everything so far, except that your movie poster will be signed, your 4x6 postcard count is now up to TEN, aaaannnd you get a framed 8x12 photo from the production. Y'know what? I'm also going to throw in tickets to the film's premiere in Charlotte in the summer/fall!Estimated delivery:
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Executive Producer!! You get everything mentioned so far. All of it. But you won't just get to come to the set once, you have a free pass to join the set whenever you'd like. Your name will be listed in the opening credits as the film's Executive Producer, and you will be honored at the premiere, where I'll hook you up with the best seats in the house. Also, I love you.Estimated delivery:
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