A psychological horror film about a group of TV writers cooped up in a house in Aspen and their director's creeping descent to insanity
A psychological horror film about a group of TV writers cooped up in a house in Aspen and their director's creeping descent to insanity.
***************** AWESOME NEW REWARD *****************
The amazing, legendary Allison Anders has kindly donated a Criterion DVD of her film "Border Radio," personally signed to you by both Allison and co-director Kurt Voss. THANK YOU ALLISON and KURT!
All backers of our Kickstarter will be entered into a drawing to win this bonus gift. So, please, even if you donate $1, it helps us reach our goal and you get a chance to receive this special edition Criterion DVD signed by some of the coolest visionaries of the new independent wave.
- Written by Matthew Ward
- Directed by Matthew Ward and Justyn Ah Chong
- Produced by Yaniv Elani, Matthew Ward, and Justyn Ah Chong
- Co-Producers: Phil Wheeler, Sam Williams, and Zach Andrews
- Director of Photography: Nate Gold
- Assistant Camera: Jordan McNeile
- Camera Operator: Nick Suitt
- Gaffer: Josh Simpson
- Editor: Ryan Woods
- Sound Designer: Tyler Joseph
- Art Director: Josh Zingerman
- Still Photographer: Sushil Gangaraju
- Wardrobe: Erin Kim
- Original Music by Max Aruj and TWST-1
Think of it as our proof of concept; a way to show possible investors and future donors a sample of how we envision this film looking, feeling, sounding, breathing, living. "Is this some kind of new, cutting-edge idea?" you may wonder. Well..not exactly. It's actually how many first time filmmakers, like the Coen Brothers, successfully funded their first feature films. The adage "a picture is worth a thousand words" couldn't be more true, and in this case we hope our moving picture will bring these words to life.
Why we need at least $6000
Your generous contributions will help ensure a finished product of the highest quality and something we can all be proud of! Here's how we plan to utilize your awesome contributions:
- Production insurance
- Camera and lens kit rental
- Sound equipment rental
- Gaffer with his own equipment
- Special effects, props, and production design
- Food for a week for 10-15 people.
- Picture vehicle rental
- Original music scoring and recording
- Kickstarter and Amazon fees (about 10%)
Max Aruj is an absurdly talented film composer and friend of ours who will be composing the original music for our feature film and trailer. He has worked for Hans Zimmer and composed countless USC student films including Justyn Ah Chong's "Born of Fire." The little bit of music that was used for the video above was from a piece that he had recently composed. You can also check out his website and download some of his music on itunes. http://maxaruj.com/www.maxaruj.com/Home.html
TWST-1 is a ridiculously talented musician/electronic DJ/producer. He will be collaborating with Max Aruj to produce an original electronic mix that will be the backdrop of the insane climax of the film. He owns and operates SoundBite Studios in Los Angeles and is currently preparing to release his first album. You can check out his music at http://soundcloud.com/twst1, make sure that you have a good sound system or nice headphones, the sonic quality that he achieves is unbelievable.
- When will my credit/debit card be charged?
Transactions only go through after December 12th and only if we reach our goal of $6000.
- Can we exceed the fundraising goal of $6000?
Yes! That would be awesome! $6,000 is only the minimum that we need to get this project off the ground while still cutting corners here and there and making some artistic sacrifices. The more money we raise, the better the production value will be. For example, we can invest more in rental equipment and production design to give this film the aesthetic quality we're striving for. We can also hire more musicians to record the score for us, thereby giving the film fuller sounding original music. Essentially, the more money we raise, the better quality our product will be.
- Is my pledge amount publicly displayed?
No. Only we and you can see your pledge amount.
- When will I receive my incentive?
As soon as we reach our goal we will go into production and begin manufacturing the awesome rewards you deserve. We will begin shipping most items in February. Rewards that include screenings, parties, etc. can only happen after the film is completed, so please keep that in mind.
Can I increase my donation once it's been made?
Yes! And thank you! Once you make a donation, you can sign into Kickstarter at any time and manage your donation, including the amount and the reward that you'd like.
- Your incentives are cool, but what if I just want to donate money?
No problem, thank you for your kind donation. You can check off the option to not receive any reward once you proceed to checkout.
- What happens if the money isn't raised in time?
If we don't reach our goal of $6,000 by the deadline, then no transactions go through and we don't get any of the money that was pledged. We'd rather not put that vibe out there though, so let's think positive and make it happen!
- I'm not in the U.S. Can I still donate to your project?
Yes! And thank you! Gracias! Merci! !תודה Danke! You can donate from anywhere in the world, but please include a little extra for international shipping.
- Where can I see something that you guys have collaborated on before?
Check out Justyn Ah Chong's 16mm short film "Born of Fire," http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGeFasb8RFY
- Can I contact you if I have any questions?
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Every dollar helps! Thank you so much. Your name will be featured on the WICHITA website as a supporter of the film.Estimated delivery:
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Your donation helps us get AMAZING ORIGINAL MUSIC written and recorded for the trailer. You will receive a digital download of the original score by MAX ARUJ and electronic mix by TWST-1, you will receive exclusive updates about the project, and your name will be featured on the WICHITA website as supporter of the film.Estimated delivery:
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You will receive a pre-release download of the trailer, including behind the scenes footage, original music by MAX ARUJ and TWST-1, a special thank you card with behind the scenes production stills signed by the cast and crew, exclusive updates about the project, and your name will be featured on the WICHITA website as supporter of the film.Estimated delivery:
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Did you know that our writer Matthew Ward wrote and published his first novel in high school? For this donation, you will receive a signed copy of his book "WHERE BOYS GO TO PLAY." Also, you will receive the digital download of the trailer before we release it, original music by MAX ARUJ and TWST-1, a special thank you card with behind the scenes production stills, exclusive updates on the project, and your name will be featured on the WICHITA website as a supporter of the film.Estimated delivery:
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Receive a SPECIAL THANKS credit in the FEATURE FILM! You will also receive a PDF of the screenplay, a limited edition WICHITA poster, a stress less shirt. Also, video chat with us while we're filming and get a live behind the scenes look into the stress less vibe on set. And of course, receive everything from above!Estimated delivery:
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Get ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit on the trailer and receive an exclusive package of WICHITA memorabilia including storyboards, signed copies of the trailer and feature film scripts, personal video postcard from Aspen, and you'll be invited to all future screenings and after parties of the film, plus everything from above!Estimated delivery:
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Get EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit on the trailer and get a SHOUT-OUT in the feature film! You'll hear your name in dialogue or see it subtly worked into the production design! Your chance to be your own "Where's Waldo" in the movie and challenge your friends to spot your name. And of course, you'll receive everything else from above, as well as a custom work of art by one of the producers.Estimated delivery:
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You're a MUSE! As a special thank you for this very generous donation we will write a special song for you and record it somewhere beautiful and epic in the world in the form of a video postcard. You will also get ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit on the FEATURE FILM and IMDB. Also, we will come to your home, cook for you, and hold a private pre-screening of the movie with Q&A and after party. You'll also be invited to the wrap party, premiere, and all future screenings and receive everything from above.Estimated delivery:
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Youʻre a MUSE(ician)! Receive your very own hand-made 4-string tenor UKULELE crafted just for you by shaper Derek Ah Chong straight from the Big Island of HAWAII! Your choice of curly koa or mango wood. Also includes a ukulele carrying case! You will also get ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit on the FEATURE FILM and IMDB. Also, be invited to the wrap party, premier and all future screenings. And of course, receive everything from the other reward amounts above.Estimated delivery:
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EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PACKAGE: 2 EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDITS (on your own title card) on FEATURE FILM, TRAILER, and IMDB. Come to Aspen to check out the shooting of the feature film that YOU MADE POSSIBLE. We will fly you out (within continental US), house you, and feed you. COME SKI OR SNOWBOARD WITH US while youʻre in Aspen. Weʻll hook you up with the gear and lift tickets! Continuous exclusive updates (for your eyes only) from pre-production all the way through to post-production. We would love to show you how your kind donation was the catalyst to making our dreams a reality. ALSO...you will receive a hand-made, ONE OF A KIND 4-string tenor UKULELE from the one and only Derek Ah Chong. Exclusively customizable with your choice of curly koa or mango wood, engraved text in the fretboard, a hole design of your choice, and pearl inlays! AND FINALLY....you will recieve THREE ORIGINAL WORKS OF ART made by each one of our producers just for you as a way to express our sincere gratitude! And of course you will receive all of the awards above (excluding the $1000 ukulele prize). Thank you so much!Estimated delivery:
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