A hitman for a covert agency has one more assignment to complete: to train his replacement.
Writer/co-producer Alan Thornburg and director/cinematographer Michael Cory had made numerous commercials and short films on their own before they started working together in 2012. Since then, they have made 3 short films, including:
"The Shootout"...Written and filmed in under 48 hours, with no budget, it won Best Story and Best Original Music at the 2012 48-hour Corpus Christi film challenge.
"Roads We Choose"... won Audience Favorite, Filmmakers' Favorite, and Best Supporting Actor at the 2012 Corpus Christi 7-Day short film festival. It was made in under 7 days on less than $300.
Michael and Alan are now ready to grow beyond short films and make their first REAL movie - a full-length feature movie! The script is written. Casting and securing locations have started. They already have cameras, audio recorders, and lights, and some crew. But money is still needed for the movie's costumes & props, food for the cast, promotional material, film festival entry fees, fuel, etc.
Finally, here is the movie trailer for The Pupil:
*** NOTE: They are hoping to raise more than $6,000 for this project. $6K is just the starting point before we start filming. Contributions above $6000 are welcomed, even after filming has begun. ***
More details and updates for The Pupil are available on the movie's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Pupil/321182211312025
PG. This is a family-appropriate story and contains no cussing, sex, nudity, or drug use. There IS some implied violence but nothing bloody or gory.
The script was written with Corpus Christi in mind, so that is where all of the scenes will be filmed. That is also why we are able to make a feature movie on only $6K; there are no long-distance travel expenses, no hotel costs, and no airplane tickets to pay for.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on November 3, 2012.
Sep 19, 2012 - Nov 3, 2012 (45 days)
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Contributor will receive a warm feeling, knowing that he/she helped to make this movie possible. Contributor's ego will also feel good every time contributor brags about the contribution to his friends.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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All of the above PLUS first 75 contributors will be thanked by name during the movie's closing credits.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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All of the above PLUS first 75 contributors will be given a DVD of the finished product. (We will need contributor's mailing address for this.)Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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Be an actor! All of the above PLUS contributor will be given a chance to appear in the movie, if they want to, as an extra. (They will need to be in Corpus Christi and be available when the filming takes place.)Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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All of the above PLUS first 30 contributors will be given 1 limited-edition movie poster that was signed by the cast & crew.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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All of the above PLUS contributor and 1 guest will be invited to the initial cast/crew private screening when the movie is finished.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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Hear your name! All of the above PLUS contributor's name will be spoken at least once in the movie. (Offer only good for 2 males and 1 female. Must be common-sounding, real names, not fictional names like Batman or loverboy69.)Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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All of the above PLUS contributor will receive Executive Producer credit in the movie, on the movie's poster, and on imdb.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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(Intended for businesses in Corpus Christi)... Contributor will have their business location and /or product prominently featured in the movie as a filming location or as a prop. If the business or product cannot fit into the story coherently, then we will not keep the money.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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All of the above PLUS contributor will receive a marriage proposal from Writer/Producer Alan Thornburg. (*Note*... Proposal will only be given to single, Christian women aged 25 - 35 who are neither overweight, illiterate, nor alcoholic. Also, contributor will need to move to Corpus Christi, as she is obviously not here.)Estimated delivery: Jun 2013