A folding moped, a dual-frame camera and choosing between your heart and your dreams. A feature film to be shot on location in Tulsa.
HOME, JAMES is a feature length film co-written by Julie Gearheard and Jonathan Rossetti. Set in Tulsa, Oklahoma the story follows James, an aspiring local photographer whose recent rejection from a major gallery has left him questioning his talent. While working his unfulfilling day job, he falls for Cooper, a hard drinking Tulsa socialite. James and Cooper are quickly consumed by a whirlwind romance that at first inspires and instills confidence in James but ultimately threatens to derail him. In the end both James and Cooper must decide whether to pursue their dreams or each other, knowing that it won't be easy either way.
WHY YOU SHOULD SUPPORT OUR PROJECT
After working on the script for almost four years we are truly excited to bring HOME, JAMES to the big screen. The idea of creating our own work has always appealed to us and we feel this project is the perfect example of community filmmaking. Tulsa provides the perfect backdrop for our small indie film, and we can't wait to begin working with the local film community in Oklahoma.
JULIE GEARHEARD (Co-Writer, SAM) is originally from Sapulpa, Oklahoma and is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She moved to Los Angeles in January 2007 to study with David Mamet. During that program, she met Jonathan, and one day - when she wore an Eskimo Joe's t-shirt - they realized they are both from Oklahoma. Julie has worked as an actor, writer and producer on small independent projects and waits tables in her spare time. Go Pokes!
JONATHAN ROSSETTI (Co-Writer, JAMES) is a proud native of Tulsa. He is a graduate of the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School in New York and also studied with David Mamet in Los Angeles. He has acted in multiple projects, on film in Spartan, television The Unit, and Off-Broadway in Keep Your Pantheon both in Los Angeles and New York. He recently got married and loves it. Boomer!
GEORGE SU (Cinematographer) received his Masters in Cinematography from the American Film Institute. He has worked on numerous projects, from television to film to music videos. You can see some of his work here: www.georgesu.net
COLIN MORAN (Producer) was born and raised in Los Angeles. He studied Theatre and Engineering at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and then moved back to LA to find his place in the industry he admires so much. He started his career in film as an art director for short films but was quickly swept away by commercials. After mastering the trade in the high speed and hectic world of commercials, Colin has begun to take that experience as a producer into feature length films.
WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES
CREW and EQUIPMENT: Rest assured, Jonathan and Julie are working for free.
LOCATIONS: All those wonderful Tulsa staples, including Arnie’s Bar.
LODGING and TRAVEL to Tulsa: We will hire locally as much as possible.
INSURANCE and PERMITS: So that we can do everything legally.
MUSIC RIGHTS: Every movie needs a soundtrack.
This trailer would not have been possible without the following people. We would like to thank them.
Richard and Pat Gearheard
Fourth of July, (the trailer would not have had music without them, courtesy of Range Life Records http://www.rangeliferecords.com/)
Arnie's Bar (http://www.arniesbar.com/)
Apertures Photo (http://www.aperturesphoto.com/)
Susan Massie, Jim and Lois Korn, Andrew Carter, Kimberly LaBass, Lucia Carter, Joshua and Taylor Parish, Jeffrey Addiss, Mary Quick, Autumn Ready Potter, Alyx Rossetti
Kickstarter is an all or nothing funding platform. Your card will only be charged if we reach our goal of $50,000 on March 2nd. If we don't reach that goal, no money ever changes hands.
Well, for you...not much. As for us we just go back to the drawing board about how to get this movie made. We wouldn't want you to miss out on seeing what we think is going to be an amazing movie.
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Jan 23, 2012 - Mar 3, 2012
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Our most sincere thanks and the wonderful feeling of knowing that you are helping young artists follow their dream. Now if the other 391,905 citizens of Tulsa give a dollar, too, we will have reached our goal and then some!Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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The wonderful feeling mentioned above and a thank you on the Home, James website.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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Co-writer Julie Gearheard will record a hilarious personal thank you video and send it to you posthaste or you can wait until fall and have a personal thank you recorded on set.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Be among the first to see HOME, JAMES with your very own pre-release DVD copy of the completed movie signed by members of the cast and crew. You'll also get a THANK YOU on the website and of course the WONDERFUL FEELINGS mentioned above.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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We're going green for our production! Instead of wasting plastic bottles on set; we are providing the HOME, JAMES cast and crew with REUSABLE WATER BOTTLES. Reward yourself with one and know that you are helping the environment...and us. You'll also receive the PRE-RELEASE DVD, WEBSITE THANK YOU, and SOME WARM FUZZY FEELINGS.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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Now it gets good! You just got yourself a limited edition HOME, JAMES T-SHIRT, designed by Tulsa T-Shirt artists Louis & Cluck, the DVD, the WATER BOTTLE, the WEBSITE THANK YOU, and...yup, you FEEL GOOD TOO!Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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An 8x10 framed picture taken with the 1963 Olympus Pen-F dual frame camera used in the film. Tulsa has some fantastic Art Deco architecture; display some of it in your home and show people that you know about art and stuff.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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Get ready to have some fun riding around on the e-Zip 1000 folding scooter used in the trailer because now you OWN it. A fun and environmentally friendly way to travel! Los Angeles area only.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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Be a guest during filming! Hang out on set and see how a movie gets made. Travel and lodging not provided. Filming to take place September/October 2012 in Tulsa, OK.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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You just became the proud owner of the collapsible moped we're going to use in the film. We don't know the exact model yet, but it will be a moped that can fold up and fit in the trunk of a car. Tulsa and Los Angeles areas only.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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Pack your bags! You just earned a 1 week stay in a Hollywood condo. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, pool, hot tub, and fitness center. Walking distance to Grauman's Chinese Theater and plenty of other Hollywood attractions. Just get yourself to Los Angeles and have a great vacation in the middle of it all.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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Lights, Camera...be in our movie! Get the experience of a lifetime and act in a small role in HOME, JAMES. No guarantee that you'll make the final cut, but we will send you a copy of your scene on DVD. Travel and lodging not provided. Filming to take place September/October 2012 in Tulsa, OK.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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You're a GOLDEN DRILLER and you just struck big! You just got a WATER BOTTLE, LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT, a VIDEO THANK YOU, WEBSITE THANK YOU, a DVD, you're IN THE MOVIE and you are officially an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, IMDB credit and all. If you play your cards right we might even shoot your scene at the Golden Driller.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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Have your own real life HOME, JAMES experience. Jonathan will personally travel to any U.S. city in the lower 48 with the moped used in the movie, pick you up from the bar, and drive you home SAFE & SOUND. Your fellow citizens will thank you.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013