A weathered carpenter faces his old nemesis when he comes back to town as his boss and bowling competitor.
3 hrs LEFT! With just a few hours left we want to thank everyone again!
ALSO, a reminder that the $4,500 pledge gets: A FRAMES Zip Hoodie, a Blu Ray, Two T-Shirts, an 11 by 17 Poster, The FRAMES hat, and a special TBD later prize. (We're open to reasonable requests here)
We really appreciate everything and we had a lot of fun running this kickstarter campaign and we're really going to enjoy making the film for you!
50 Hrs. UPDATE! With a little over two days to go we just want to thank everyone who has donated so far and also let it be known that anyone who has donated will be put on the email list to get a password protected link to view the film once it's completed. We really couldn't have made this film without your support so this means a lot to us. The kick-starter money donated so far will cover roughly a third of our total costs, and that is HUGE to us indie-filmmaker folk! THANK YOU!
The $5,000 Pledge will get everything in the $500 backer category no matter what the amount pledged is! This includes: The FRAMES clothing line (hat, t-shirt, hoodie) a BLU-RAY, A LARGE Frames Poster, AND a signed and framed Official Timber Lanes Score sheet (from the actual film!) signed by the cast!
Thanks so much to Jacquelyn Johnson for helping us get to $4,000!
The $4,000 PLEDGE will get a special award no matter how large or small the pledge. This donor will receive: A FRAMES Zip Hoodie, a Blu Ray, Two T-Shirts, an 11 by 17 Poster, The FRAMES hat, and a special TBD later prize. (We're open to reasonable requests here) The same goes for $4500 and $5000!
NEW AWARDS! In the spirit of Bowling we've added three new awards for the last three days. The Single, Double and Triple turkey. For those who care, a Turkey in bowling is three straight strikes, which is how you can score 30 in a single frame. So the new special prizes are in multiples of 30. Check them out! They're our best yet!
WE MADE IT! Thank you to every single person that helped us reach our stated goal for Frames. Too bad we aren't better bowlers or that number would have been higher in the first place, but now that we've made it everything else is just icing on the cake. We're going to shoot for $4,000 or higher over the next 4 days. There's going to be some new rewards added later this afternoon and we'll of course continue to honor rewards for all donations made past our goal. Also, take a moment to check us out on FB and Twitter to follow along with us through production!
NOTE #1: DYLAN SAUNDERS FANS! ANY pledge of $10 or greater gets you an autographed picture as well as the prizes in that category AND all the other awards listed in the categories above it!
NOTE #2: Anyone who has donated SUNDAY MAY 13th and after has automatically been entered in the raffle (1 entry p/multiple of $5) in addition to the award chosen!
NEW REWARD! FOR $10, you can now choose to get a signed Dylan Saunders FRAMES photograph!
UPDATE: With 7 days left to go for our Kickstarter campaign we're unveiling a new promotion. For the next week, any donations in multiples of $5 will give you an entry into a raffle to win signed memorabilia from the cast, everything listed in the $300 category (except for the Associate Producer credit) as well as a special surprise. So, $5 gets you one entry, $10 gets you two, and so on and so forth. This is a great way to support the film and have a chance to win some great stuff without spending $300.
SECOND BIG UPDATE! Wow two in two days! We're pumped to also announce that Dylan Saunders from TEAM STARKID (teamstarkid.com) will be joining us in the cast. He will play Riles, Cheryl's younger brother, who is a jubilant carpenter, full of life and smiles, and always makes light of any situation! He helps Drake see what's important in life! Check out Dylan and Team StarKid this summer as they just kicked off a nationwide tour. The Frames team saw the kick-off show in Chicago and it was AMAZING! See Dylan's awesome audition video:
Big update! The following two videos feature audition footage from Sorin Brouwers as Drake, Mike Dailey as Moses, and Michelle Roberts as Cheryl.
Take a moment to check out our composer's website. Luke is really talented and we're all very excited to be working with him for Frames.
Check out some newly added location photos up on Flickr!
AS PROMISED here is Zach Mehrbach's current director's reel.
FRAMES is a short film about a weathered carpenter who faces his demons of inadequacy when his wife's ex comes back to town as his boss and bowling competitor.
This isn't some copy of The Big Lebowski or Kingpin, even though we do have some bowling in it. While our Kickstarter video is entertaining and delightful in many ways, to an extent it misses the "tone" of the film.
"Geez guys, great job!" Yeah, you can blame us for that one.
Close your eyes and imagine a world that hasn't progressed from the late 1980's since the last paper mills and cotton factories closed down. A small town still able to avoid sub-divisions, major brand labels, and, unfortunately, a booming economy. This is where we find Drake, our man in the middle.
Drake is a weathered, tattered skeleton of a man who's angry with life and ready to explode. He needs to learn how to appreciate his wife, family and the town that raised him. Drake is bitter that his career as a bowler didn't work out and he was forced to remain among the cornstalks. If he can just avoid that past he should be fine.
But he can't.
Moses, Drake's former friend and wife's ex, comes struttin' back in town. Moses is everything that Drake is unhappy with, but also the key to his happiness. It's up to Drake to tap into one or the other...but what will he do when faced with this nemesis who represents so much?
Your support will help us get the resources necessary to make this project a reality. Every dollar that we receive will be used to pay for locations, effects, food for the cast and crew, and more.
Frames is more than a short film. It's part of a larger story that will be told someday. Help us in making this project and when the feature comes out, you'll be able to say you were a part of it.
Basic production costs like insurance, food, location fees, costumes, makeup.
"Frames" will begin touring the festival circuit and then be used as a tool to attract investors for purposes of making a feature that expands on the story told in the short.
seconds to go
Pledge $5 or moreYou selected
RAFFLE TICKET! See project description for details. AND A digital link to view the film upon completion!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or moreYou selected
Special thanks in the credits and a 8 x 11 poster from the film.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or moreYou selected
The DYLAN SAUNDERS! A still photo of Dylan from the film signed by him and personalized to you!!! AND all of the above.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or moreYou selected
Everything in the previous category plus a copy of the DVD.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $30 or moreYou selected
NEW AWARD! The Single TURKEY! FRAMES T-Shirt (signed by cast members on request) AND a digital copy of the film. (Signed Dylan Saunders Picture on Request)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or moreYou selected
Special thanks in the credits, 8 x 11 poster from the film, Blu-Ray copy of the film.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $60 or moreYou selected
NEW AWARD! THE DOUBLE TURKEY! A FRAMES T-Shirt + a Blu-Ray or DVD (your choice) signed by the cast! (signed Dylan Saunders picture if requested)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $75 or moreYou selected
Special thanks, 11 x 17 poster from the film, Blu-Ray copy, invitation to the Chicago premiereEstimated delivery:
Pledge $90 or moreYou selected
NEW AWARD! The TRIPLE TURKEY! This ones a winner! A Full ZIP Hoodie FRAMES Sweatshirt custom designed by our design team + a T-Shirt + The BLU RAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Dylan Saunders signed picture thrown in if requested)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or moreYou selected
Everything in the previous category plus an official "Frames" hatEstimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or moreYou selected
Everything in the previous category plus "Frames" T-shirtEstimated delivery:
Pledge $300 or moreYou selected
3 backers Limited (1 left of 4)
THE PERFECT GAME Everything in the previous category plus an Associate Producer creditEstimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or moreYou selected
Everything in the previous category except you get an Executive Producer credit and a customized bowling shirt with your name on it.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or moreYou selected
0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)
NEW AWARD! The full FRAMES clothing line (hat,hoody,t-shirt), A Blu-Ray of the film, LARGE Frames poster, executive producer credit, AND a signed score-sheet that was used in the film.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or moreYou selected
0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)
Everything in the previous category plus a signed bowling ball and the opportunity to bowl a game with the director and producers.Estimated delivery:
- (53 days)