This short film is a tale of deadly obsession: Hick, a profoundly-deaf cartoonist and social outcast, harbors a dark secret.
“As the director and writer, I developed a script to collaborate with my crew on this short film, Dark Thinker. I am so excited about the chance to direct a dark thriller film that develops at slower pace. I feel confident that if I am able to put into effect the vision in my mind, we will have produced a film worthy of the festival circuit.”
This is a suspense/thriller about a profoundly-deaf social outcast named Hick, who has a hard time fitting in a world he feels unwelcome in. He tries to make several attachments, including one with a sweet hearing lady, and becomes obsessed with her. Unlike the rest of us, Hick turns to darker methods to get what he wants... True Love and Acceptance.
In the dark, do you truly know who you are? Think again...
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Dark Thinker is a short, independent film driven by the determined efforts of our crew, from the producer, director, cinematographer, editor, visual effects, right down to our amazing actors. Our main goal is to create a film that demonstrates the collaboration of such talented people, presented for all audiences to enjoy.
CAST & CREW
Featuring: Jeret Hackbarth, Martina Bell, Dejonae Jenkins, Hugo Sanchez John Ware, Ayaz Ali
Jeremy Rosete- Director, Writer (top-left)
Amanda Andrews- Producer (bottom-left)
Eli McDermott-Amos- Co-producer, Cinematographer (top-center)
Alan Hood- Visual Effect, Color Correction (top-right)
Kevin Toh- Editor (bottom-center-right)
Yuliya Novosad- Graphic Designer (bottom-center-left)
Erik Cisneros- Photographer, Script Supervisor (bottom-right)
ABOUT YOUR MONEY
This short film can be possible by YOUR generosity. With the goal of the smallest possible budget in mind, we can process unstoppable production to achieve as many donations as possible. Our budget is $1,000, but we will need more than that to support this exciting project! With your donations, you can help us secure locations, wardrobes, festival submissions, catering, and of course, support our actors. With this, we can cover production costs and submit to as many festivals as we can!
We would like to say right off the bat that you know we need $1,000 or more and maybe you're thinking "well, my $5 won't matter", but believe me, it will. If all of friends and fans on facebook gave only $5 each, we could make this movie!
It has started. We started to budget and schedule everything together. When we get closer to reaching our financial goal, we will start to arrange the elements necessary to make this film (ie. locations, catering, etc).
Production of Dark Thinker will take place in the Orange, California, and Los Angeles, CA, and the location in the story remains ambiguous. We will require four shoot days for this project. The script is twenty pages. The production is scheduled to shoot the week of January 3, 2013.
We will start immediately after production. It is estimated to take us through the midweek of Feburary. We expect the final product to be approximately 18 in run time. We wish to release the film in mid-2013.
As backer of the film, you definitely deserve rewards. Along with our gratitude, you will receive:
Film credit, Dark Thinker t-shirt, a signed book from the director, “Dempsey City Times,” signed official movie poster, signed copy of the script, DVD copy, photo print of the crew and cast, wrap party invitation, and personalized private screening invitation!
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This is our first short film project. We are aware that the project will be a big undertaking. We are assuming that where a few difficulties will come up possibly during the filming process. We are going into the filming of the project with the knowledge that it will be challenging. The happens could include creative arguments, lighting/sound issues, and poor weather. If unexpected problems do come up, we are confident that we can work our way through them.
Production is a definite risk that Dark Thinker may encounter, because of its unexpected issues. This may delay its shooting date.
According to the rewards, the way things suddenly change, although we will be able to fulfill our rewards deadline. The rewards may be postponed a few weeks.
Keep in mind that if we don't reach our goal, no Backers are charged, and we receive nothing! So please consider pledging, even at the $5 or $10 level (although you can give as little as $1, and I'll still love you forever); we're pretty excited about our list of rewards and hope you are, too! If you can't become a Backer right now, PLEASE forward this link along to anyone you believe might be interested in our project; spreading the word is a wonderful way to help us out at no cost to you.
Thank everyone for your time and contribution!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Nov 20, 2012 - Dec 20, 2012 (30 days)
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Shout out and thanks on film's Facebook/Twitter pages!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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A thank you postcard from filmmakers, 4x6 photo print of the cast and crew and above!Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Ships within the US only
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"Dark Thinker" official movie poster, DVD copy of the film SIGNED by the cast and crew, and above!Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Ships within the US only
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In addition to the previous reward, "Dempsey City Times" book SIGNED by the director, Copy of script, and Special thanks in the credit!Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Ships within the US only
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All of the $40 rewards PLUS "Dark Thinker" t-shirt, and two invites to private screening in orange country, CA! (transportation will not be provided)Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Ships within the US only
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All of the $75 rewards PLUS Associate Producer credit, Q&A Skype with filmmakers and wrap party invitation in Los Angeles, CA! (transportation will not be provided)Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Ships within the US only
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All of the $150 rewards PLUS Executive Producer credit and two V.I.P invites to private screening in Orange Country, CA! (transportation will not be provided)Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Ships within the US only