Pre-production: Workshopping the Script, Building the Set
As we continue to raise money for "An Affair," pre-production rolls on. In November, I am traveling to meet with the actors for a long weekend of rehearsal where we will fine-tune the script. We're working to get every line and interaction right before we start shooting.
We're also drawing up plans right now for the construction of the primary set - the interior of two adjoining hotel rooms. And we're looking for the best place to build this set.
So keep spreading the word. Good things are happening!
pledged of $20,000 goal
seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on December 1, 2010.
Oct 6, 2010 - Dec 1, 2010 (56 days)
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My Undying Appreciation: For this amount I can’t afford to send you a real thank you, and you understand that because you can’t afford to do much more to support this project. But with your five bucks, I’ll know you’re behind me and with the following two words, you’ll know I appreciate it. Thank you!
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Insider Updates: You’ll receive regular updates via email about the latest and greatest. During shooting, look for inside stories about the cast and crew, and when the film is released be the first to know where it is screening and to hear about awards (of which we hope there will be many).
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Signed Poster Who doesn’t want a poster of a movie they helped get made? And with autographs, too! For $25, we’ll send you a signed 11x17 poster. And you get on the email list for advance updates.
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A "Special Thanks" Credit in the Film: We truly couldn’t have done it without you, and this reward lets everyone know. Your name will be included in the list of “Special Thanks” during the closing credits at the end of the movie. We will also submit your name to IMDb (the Internet Movie Database) for inclusion as a credited member of the production. We can’t guarantee IMDb’s listing, since they can be picky about details, but they have been good about listing “Special Thanks” credits in the past. So, if all goes as it should, you’ll have your own IMDb page.
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Advance DVD Copy + a "Special Thanks" Credit: Sure you could just get your name listed, but wouldn’t it be better if you had a copy of the finished movie to show your friends? For only $50 more you can get a DVD of the finished film as soon as we finish it, before it even starts screening at festivals. No waiting for you – you’re a valued member of the team, so we will send you a copy right away!
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Ultimate Fan Reward: We haven’t started the Chris Hansen fan club yet (we’re still too busy telling people we’re not the guy who traps pedophiles on NBC). When we do, you’ll be the first to know. In the meantime, we will send you autographed copies of all of Hansen’s past films including The Proper Care and Feeding of an American Messiah (screened in over 20 film fests and won Best Feature awards at several of them, Endings (still screening at fests now, and already won two awards, and Clean Freak, a short documentary and also an award winner. We’ll also throw in some postcards and other marketing materials from the films. So you get the "Special Thanks" credit, plus an advance copy of the film, plus all of my other films!
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Rent-a-Film Professor: You can’t keep him but for $350, he’ll make an appearance in your classroom. Do you have a middle or high school student in an English class, video production class, or intro to film class? Professor Chris Hansen will be your guest speaker for the 40-minute class of your choice via Skype.
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Script Analysis: So you’ve written this script and you’re wondering if it’s any good. Or maybe that deadbeat son of yours thinks he’s a genius screenwriter and you think he needs a job. For $500 you’ll get a written critique of your script from an award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter -- and I'll even give it a score from 1(“give it up and get a job”) to 10 (“Why are you investing in my film? I should be investing in yours!”).
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An "Associate Producer" Credit on the Film: Anyone can get a "thank you" listing! Why not get something more? With your gift of $750, your name will be listed as an associate producer and you’ll receive an advanced copy of the film. Though you won’t be making any production decisions, we’ll send you regular updates on the film’s progress so that you’ll have plenty of details to drop into conversations like, “The film I'm producing started shooting this week.”
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Behind The Scenes: Want to know what really happens on the set? For $1000, you can find out by spending a day with the cast and crew. On a perfect day, all you’ll hear is the thwack of the clapboard and voices yelling “Cut!” But since this is real life and not the movies, you’ll likely see a neurotic director, an actress who lets loose her inner diva, a cinematographer throwing a hissy fit, and a catering truck that resembles the assistant director’s burned out Honda.
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You're a Star (or at least an extra): For $1500, you can be in the movie – as an extra, and we will put you in a prime spot to make sure you are seen in the shot. (Note: transportation and housing not included. And you should know that sometimes scenes get cut, but we will try to place you in a spot in a scene that won’t get cut out! You have to be available on the scheduled day of your scene.) You also get the Associate Producer credit and the advance copy of the movie on DVD.
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A Day in the Life: So your daughter thinks she wants to be an actress but she has no idea what it’s really like. Or your son wants to be a director but you want him to know what he’s getting into. For $2000 you have the opportunity to shadow a director, cinematographer, or actor and see what a day in the life of making a film is really all about. (Note: transportation and housing not included).
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Executive Producer: You are an Executive Producer. Period. While you won't have creative input or ownership of the project, you'll be credited in ALL press materials as an Executive Producer and on the film itself, Additionally, we will fly you out for either the final day of shooting or the film's world premiere (your choice).