Two couple's cabin retreat deteriorates when an unexpected old friend shows up and they all get snowed in.
Yes, we are making a $10,000 feature film that is shot on the iPhone!
Along the lines of other great character driven, low fidelity classics such as The Celebration, Kids, the recent End of Watch, and coupled with the characteristics of a well crafted psychological thriller, Uneasy Lies the Mind will flourish in our attempt to create something beautiful out of truly nothing.
The film is about a man whose jealousy, insecurities, and fears all come to a boiling point during a couple's weekend retreat with a group of close friends. Set within a blizzarding mountain mansion, the world starts to slowly deteriorate around him and he must fight to distinguish what is real and what is imagined.
While the "couples weekend retreat in the woods turned sour" story has been done a million times before, we believe our fresh aesthetic approach, original characters, razor sharp dialogue, and artful storytelling will put our film into an entirely different category.
What Will Your Money Go Towards?
With the advent of low cost digital technology, a well written script, a talented cast, and a free shooting location in Mammoth Lakes, CA, we believe $10,000 will go a LONG way.
We need money for three things:
- Production Sound Mixer
- Hair and Makeup Artist
- Food for cast and crew
Everything else we will get for free or do ourselves.
We know this sounds like an impossible idea to pull off, but we have full faith that this is going to turn out unlike anything you've ever seen before. The film was written by a painter, so it naturally fits into the abstract world we've created. It is intended to be viewed from a different perspective, and it definitely doesn't require chase scenes, a thick sound palette, or many of the other expensive tools and filmmaking tricks that traditional Hollywood movies have.
Why We Need Your Help
In the grand scheme of things, $10,000 is not that much money. For a group of young artists, however, that money is the difference between getting a project off the ground versus it just living it's life as a script that collects coffee stains all day.
This is the third film I've produced, and it doesn't matter how much I've grown as an artist and businessman. Getting a film off the ground, even for veteran filmmakers, is an exceptionally hard thing to do. Instead of wallowing in years of development and strung out financial promises, we decided to create a project that doesn't need that much money to succeed.
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We're shooting this film on the iPhone during the middle of a blizzard in Mammoth Lakes, CA. The risks are obvious - how do we make a quality film with such a limited budget that is shot on an unconventional camera during extreme weather?
The only way to get through this is to trust in our years of experience as professional filmmakers. Every film is different, and it doesn't matter how many you've done, they are all extremely difficult to pull off.
That is why we are keeping things simple. We know our strengths. We know our weaknesses. We would never embark on a project that we didn't fully believe we could finish, and there is no doubt in our minds that this film will flourish.
And for all of you generous people who donated, we promise to fulfill your rewards with integrity. Thank you!
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Writer/Actor Dillon Tucker will personally write and record a song just for you! Feel free to give him an idea, theme, or person you would like the song to be about. He can sing everything from folk music to hip hop, and can be both funny and heart felt. Check out his amazing music here: www.dillontucker.com (Plus receive all rewards from above)Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
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Actress J'aime Spezzano will paint a personalized painting just for you! Check out her amazing work here: www.jlspezzano.com and feel free to give her an idea or inspiration. (Plus a DVD and signed movie poster)Estimated delivery: Aug 2013Ships within the US only
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Writer/Actor Jonas Fisch will paint a personalized painting just for you! Check out his amazing work here: www.jonasfisch.com and feel free to give him an idea or inspiration. (Plus a DVD and signed movie poster)Estimated delivery: Aug 2013Ships within the US only
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The key cast and crew members will come to your home to cook a wholesome meal and entertain you and 6-8 guests for the evening. After a delicious dinner, writer/actor Dillon Tucker will perform a live acoustic music set (along with a special musical guest). You will also receive a personalized painting from your choice of actors Jonas Fisch or J'aime Spezzano. Check out their work here: www.dillontucker.com, www.jonasfisch.com and www.jlspezzano.com. Plus get a DVD and signed movie poster. (Reward must take place at a home in Southern California only)Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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All of the above plus an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit in the film.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013