Seeking funds to help us finish our short film starring Tom Arnold, Sam Page, Carly Craig and Jonathan Morgan Heit.
Firstly, thanks for checking out our project. We came to this site to try and help raise finishing funds for our short film, Starsucker. The film stars Tom Arnold, Sam Page, Carly Craig and Jonathan Morgan Heit.
We shot the film over three days in June 2010 on the Red MX and financed the production ourselves. We came to this site because after deciding to take a chance and spend the cost of a college education -- in the 90's at least -- on a weekend film shoot, the production of this film has grown and as such the cost has followed.
This film has been a passion project for all those involved for years, but the cost of finishing this film in the fashion that it deserves has tapped our traditional resources.
The quick pitch on our story is it's an adult fairy tale about a down on his luck door to door vacuum cleaner salesman whose in the biggest slump of his life when he tries to sell a single mother a vacuum she neither needs nor wants. However, after getting kicked off the sale by his cocksure younger partner, our guy makes the sale of his life when he convinces a ten year old boy that the vacuums he sells are magic.
Currently this film is out to over 20 Oscar qualifying festivals -- Sundance, Slamdance, Aspen, Amsterdamn, Cannes, etc. -- and as we expect to play at all these festivals, we are hoping to have a picture lock and final mix by January 1st.
The funds we are seeking are for completion of post-production sound and color correction, our orchestral score -- which has been written by Mateo Messina, Grammy Award winning composer for Juno, and completion of our special effects.
We are raising $ 4,000 for the above. Any monies raised beyond that will go to the film festival fund that will help us raise awareness for our film and get the project some real publicity...And if you read this far, please help us spread the word about our film and thank you for support.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $4,000 goal
seconds to go
Nov 3, 2010 - Dec 3, 2010 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
Pledge $10 or more and you'll receive a digital download package for the film.
Pledge $25 or more
Pledge $25 or more Limited Edition "Starsucker" movie poster and the digital download of the film.
Pledge $50 or more
Pledge $50 or more and recieve a "Starsucker" T-shirt, our heart-felt gratitude, plus all of the above. You can wear the t-shirt proudly as a way of sharing your support of our film -- Or you can use it to dry your dishes. Guaranteed to work better than a sham-wow.
Pledge $100 or more
Pledge $100 or more and recieve a "Starsucker" poster signed by the cast, the digital download, phonecall from the director and the download package.
Pledge $200 or more
Pledge $200 or more and receive all of the above along with a special edition Starsucker DVD of the film not available anywhere else. This DVD will include a behind the scenes making of the film along with interviews with the cast, along with a special Thank You at the end of the film. As well receive an outgoing VM message for your phone from the cast of your choice. We promise once the message is left, they won't keep calling.
Pledge $300 or more
Pledge $300 or more receive all of the above, plus tickets for you and a guest to attend the "Starsucker" premiere in Beverly Hills, California along with the cast and crew a bevvy of movers and shakers. Red carpet posing is optional, but they make great facebook pictures.
Pledge $500 or more
Pledge $500 or more and receive an associate producer credit, along with all the of the above as well as original storyboards on the making of the film and Starsucker screenplay.
Pledge $700 or more
Pledge $700 or more and receive a 60 minute skype session with director Nathan Skulnik and all of the above. Nathan will be happy to answer any and all questions regarding the making of the flim, writing films in the hollywood studio system or the philosophical meanings of life; the latter being his weakest area of expertise. And you're free to hang up early if he's boring you.
Pledge $1,000 or more
Pledge $1000 or more and receive co-producer credit and all the above. And if you are a screenwriter or filmmaker with a screenplay or film you would like consultation on, Nathan will be happy to read and give you notes on your story.
Pledge $2,000 or more
Pledge $2000 or more and be an assistant to director Nathan Skulnik on set during a day of reshoots in mid-December. As well when the film is completed you'll receive a private VIP screening for you and guests, dinner with the cast and director and a night of hanging out with us in Los Angeles -- sorry air fare not included, but everything else above is.
Pledge $5,000 or more
Pledge $5000 or more and receive Executive Producer credit as well as all of the above.