When a small town hick begins robbing stores to get on television, he must decide how far he's willing to go to accomplish his dreams.
"21st Century Outlaws", a short film that has already been deemed "the redneck opus for the new millennium", is my senior thesis film made to complete my B.F.A in Film and New Media from the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This film will be the culmination of all that I have learned the past four years.
The movie revolves around Wayne Krupicka, a redneck hoodlum freshly kicked out of the army, who decides to become an outlaw in order to get on television. When he incriminates his two best friends in order to gain assistance for his crimes, he must decide how far he is willing to go in order to achieve his dreams.
Raised in a small town, I've found that I am continually drawn to the setting of rural Nebraska during the creative process. It is a beautiful place filled with fascinating characters rarely seen on film, and I want to be able to capture the spirit of the rural Midwest before I leave it come graduation. In order to make this a reality I plan on taking a talented cast and crew to my hometown of Geneva, Nebraska to shoot the majority of the film. However, to accomplish this I need your help.
What's that you say? HOW can you help?
The money I hope to raise will mainly go towards the transportation and lodging for our cast and crew in Geneva. It will also cover equipment rental, costumes and props, craft services, and eventual film festival submission fees.
I am very excited to get this project off the ground. I have never attempted a project of this scope before, and I look forward to sharing the experience with you. It's going to take some work, but we're sure we'll have a lot of fun along the way.
-Matt Miller (writer/director)
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You will receive the warm, fuzzy feeling you get when you do something nice for a fellow human being, which really is the greatest gift of all....Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Your very own name in the "Special Thanks" portion of the credits. (Think about it college friends, simply sacrifice your daily Imperial Palace once and your name will be ON THE BIG SCREEN!)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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You, my fine $25 donor, will get your very own DVD copy of 21st Century Outlaws. That's right, a full fledged DVD filled to the brim with Criterion-worthy special features. It will fit perfectly in your alphabetized collection, right before your copy of 27 Dresses.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Not only will you receive a special edition DVD, but you, $50 donor, will receive an original poster of the film! That's right, your very own poster to hang in your living room and make small talk about when you throw cocktail parties! It'll be a better conversation starter than your latest knee surgery...Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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If you are generous enough to donate $100, you will not only receive a DVD and poster of the film, but also a bound copy of the original script! Read 21st Century Outlaws to your kids! Grandkids! Parents! Grandparents! Teachers! Bosses! Or that friendly lady who works the booth at the parking garage (she loves a good story).Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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You, my wealthy friend, will receive everything listed above, except it will be signed! That's right. Signed by the cast and crew. If one of us ever makes it in Hollywood, that script could end up being worth at least....$20 dollars!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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$500 big ones gets you everything above, as well as a personal invitation to the world premiere screening of 21st Century Outlaws, date yet to be determined.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Holy...wow...this is half the sum. If you donate this whopper to the pot, you will officially be deemed a V.I.P. of the production, and you will not only receive every other gift listed but be listed as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER! You would be like Steven Spielberg or Harvey Weinstein! V.I.P. donors also get the option to be featured as an extra in the film, granted you are within a reasonable traveling distance (not that $1,000 from Norway wouldn't be nice, but the airline ticket would be about as much as the donation). Think of it! Your movie star fantasies could come true, all with a few clicks!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012