This is about bringing a dead genre back to the silver screen. Help us on our journey to make a groundbreaking film noir.
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We show off some cool props and Jeff gets desperate!
The year is 1939. The place? The underbelly of Chicago, a breeding ground for criminals and the men who'll never lock them away. The film jumps around from Prohibition, when organized crime had found its home, to fifteen years later, a time where the gangster had shot his final rounds. The cop out on the beat, the femme fatale, the guy seeking retribution over a murdered friend. This film features classic noir motifs while adding on a pleasant twist of its own.
I'm looking to raise AT LEAST $10,000 for my movie. If the kickstarter doesn't get funded by the deadline, the film doesn't get made. It is a dream of mine to bring this film to the big screen and I'm going to need a lot of help.
I've already poured most of my own funds into this film, and for it to reach its potential, I'm going to need a lot more than what a day job can provide.
That's where you come in. Small donors to kickstarter are like brushstrokes to the Mona Lisa.
I filmed my short "HOMOCIDE" in three nights on three hundred dollars. That money went towards food, gas, props, wardrobe and other little nuances trying to up production value. If I can squeeze that out of $300, what could I accomplish with $10,000? (link at bottom)
Say you earn $200 a week. Hopefully, donating $50 won't put you in a financial hole. You won't miss that cash in a year. But together, we can pull off something extraordinary.
I encourage you to SEND this kickstarter page to anyone and everyone. Maybe your neighbor always wanted to produce a film. Maybe your mother wants nothing more than to be in the credits of a movie. Maybe you have a friend who loves black and white classics. You can even submit their name to be in the "special thanks." Wouldn't that be a gift?
*Shirt and poster designs will be in the "Updates" section shortly! When you donate, you'll get an email of the designs to choose from.
Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Old-Chicago-Souls/275084112526688
Kansas Bible Company - http://www.kansasbiblecompany.com/
Friday Night Cranks - http://fridaynightcranks.com/
*These guys are really generating interest for us, so show them some love. Also #RIPGeorge
HOMOCIDE - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6LKbngQHWQ
My previous film, done with a similar visual style. Inspired by the Zodiac and Black Dahlia cases. Filmed for only $300.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Dec 11, 2011 - Jan 31, 2012
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We appreciate every donation! Thank you!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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A fiver will get your name in the special thanks of the finished film!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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Ten bucks will get you a poster of Old Chicago Souls (your choice of several). And it'll get your name in the special thanks of the film.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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Only twenty dollars will get you a copy of the DVD and everything listed above.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Are you wearing a shirt? Well then! Have we got the product for you! Check the second update for shirt information! Or check this little link out: http://tinyurl.com/867yggu We'll have several to pick from and you'll have a few months to choose. So no pressure, man. *(This is a standalone reward) (You still get your name in the credits though!)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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This will get you a special edition of the DVD (signed by the director), packed full of special features and an audio commentary. It'll also get you a poster of your choice (signed by the main cast) and of course, your name in the special thanks.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Will get you EVERYTHING listed above, plus a shirt for the film (there will be several designs to choose from). And it'll get you a matchbook with the name of the club in the film, The Stardust, printed on them.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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This pledge will grant you an associate producer credit. It will also give you a signed copy of the screenplay! And everything listed above, naturally!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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This will get you everything above but instead of an associate producer credit, you'll receive the highly coveted, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit. This places YOUR NAME in the opening credits of the film! You'll also get a book full of concept art for the film.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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This will get you EVERYTHING ABOVE! And you'll receive a prop tommy gun used on the set of Old Chicago Souls! The gun comes with a mount for display and a framed still from the movie. Your choice, any frame you want.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012