A Salient Pictures production about female train conductor Mickey. An elevated Psychological Thriller - passes Bechdel test for woman.
"Mickey Michelle" - -
- passes the Bechdel Test for women in film
- has no explosions, gore, or violence toward woman
- is an engaging, mind bending sojourn
A contemplative and thought provoking psychological thriller. Mickey's journey takes place mostly on a train during her first day back to work.
" This story is a poignant, engrossing, and nuanced take on the psychological thriller genre" - reminiscent of Ingmar Bergman's "Through a Glass Darkly"
Mickey struggles with her strained reality as an educated but working class woman, experienced and on the edge, she forges her way through a man's world in a man's job.
She is the last in her family’s long line of train conductors. Returning to her job after six months of medical leave, she fights against her psychosis, passengers and co-workers... until the relationship with her vision of a little girl on the train all but derails her grasp on reality.
“A psychological and supernatural thriller that sojourns through the depths of insanity - arriving on time to its allegorical destination."
Please check us out - we hope you'll join us for an exciting and ground breaking hell of a ride.
Your funds will be used for: a lawyer - film budget and schedule - finance plan - pitch packet - upgrade websites - business plan - and a lawyer, we know, we already said a lawyer but a good one's expensive.
This approach gives us the best chance for distribution and sales, which will give you the best chance to actually watch "Mickey Michelle" in a theater or in the comfort of your home. *Giving your film a chance to get a theatrical release takes planning way in advance of shooting and that's what we are doing.
At this stage of development, funds needed can range from $10,000 to $50,000. We have decided on the low end because we hope somewhere during all this, our story of "Mickey Michelle", will begin to gain momentum and take on a life of it's own. Also and maybe more importantly, every over-forty female lead we have approached has been interested. This we think might be a key - WOMEN supporting WOMEN. And men supporting them!
AND DON'T FORGET - YA GOTTA LAUGH! THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH!
We also have some great experience and connections. ;)
So jump in and have an "Audacious Travail" with us. We'd seriously love to hear your suggestions about the lead actress and female director.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $11,500 goal
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Jun 7, 2012 - Jul 7, 2012 (30 days)
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Thank You on our Facebook page. This is much appreciated.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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Digital key art (movie poster) for "Mickey Michelle" plus the producer's unreleased cut of the film's trailer and a big "Thanks, we can't do it without you."Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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Original design t-shirt and digital key art (movie poster) please add $10 for shipping outside the U.S. plus the unreleased "Mickey Michelle" trailer and of course a, "we really appreciate it, we can't do this without you" on our Facebook page.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Electronic pitch deck - 8 pages of digital artwork with bios and stylized graphics of comparative film analysis for "Mickey Michelle." This will be one of our marketing tools - begin to get involved in the process. It'll be pretty cool. PLUS the unreleased copy of the trailer for "Mickey Michelle" and e-mails from the set about behind the scene happenings.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Signed,bound and beautifully covered copy of the screenplay, "Mickey Michelle". Also a signed and limited edition 4x6 key art one sheet (it's a movie poster, synopsis, and cast prospects on heavy stock) It's a pretty cool marketing poster. Please add $10 for shipping outside the U.S. PLUS the never before seen "Mickey Michelle" trailer and e-mails from the set about behind the scene happenings.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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The book, "Audacious Travails: Callbacks, Pitches, Gutters, and Ditches in Tinsel Town" by writer/producer R.J. Gilman. (digital e-book) *PLUS YOUR CHOICE OF ONE PREVIOUS REWARD!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Be a part of the creative process - give us feedback on casting "Mickey Michelle" through "Let It Cast" Hollywood casting service. *PLUS YOUR CHOICE OF ONE PREVIOUS REWARD!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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1 backer Limited (9 of 10 left)
Be part of the documentary series - "From Scratch to Screen:" You will be edited into the 1st episode of "The Making of Mickey Michelle" (DVD included). This short will also be included in the "special features" section of the movie "Mickey Michelle" when it comes out on DVD. You must be able to video tape yourself and email us. *PLUS YOUR CHOICE OF ONE PREVIOUS REWARD!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
You will be in our documentary series, "From Scratch to Screen: The Making of Mickey Michelle" and be credited as a "Producer" on this Documentary. (DVD included) - AND a day on the set, have lunch with cast and crew, and meet our "over 40 female lead and female director." (transportation/lodging not included) Tentative shoot date October 1st 2012. *PLUS YOUR CHOICE OF ONE PREVIOUS REWARD!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012