Break out the dark rimmed glasses and skinny jeans: we're making a mumblecore film and we need your help.
We want to shoot our next film in scenic Elgin, Illinois! We've lined up some talented actors and a great crew. We've filled out the necessary forms and paperwork. We've set dates and borrowed gear. We've got a great story. But...
...you know what the But is. It's money. We can beg and borrow all we want, but some things cost money. Like batteries. And filming permits. And tapes to record onto. And hard drives to keep all the media on. And insurance!
So- your funding will go towards funding the things we absolutely have to pay for. As an experienced Chicago area film company, we've got a number of great things to offer you, if you donate.
Mumblecore is a genre of filmmaking defined by being ultra low budget, ultra low tech with an emphasis on the relationships between the characters rather than flashy production tricks.
"Night Train" tells the story of a girl on the run who takes the last train out of Chicago one night and sleeps through her normal train station and ends up at the end of the line in Elgin. She meets a guy with a secret at the train station and he keeps her company during the night while she waits for the morning train.
I want to pledge more than $25 but I'm too far away to attend the pre-premiere: can I get something else instead?
We don't want ANY of our great supporters to miss out on the fun but we know that the world is bigger than the Chicagoland area. If you're not from around these parts but you still want to pledge at the $50, $100, or $1000 level you can trade in your -pre-premiere tickets for other great rewards such as our Handmade Hipster Care Package (Everything you need to let your Filmsnobbicus Hipsterata out) or a personalized thank you video featuring the director and members of the cast just for you.
Don't let distance keep us apart! Love will find a way!
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May 13, 2011 - May 27, 2011
Pledge $25 or more
49 backers All gone!
For a donation of $25, you'll get a DVD of the final film, signed by the actors and the director. You'll also get 25 hipster points, so you can declare things passe.
Pledge $50 or more
14 backers Limited (85 of 99 left)
If you donate $50, you'll get a signed DVD of the final film and 2 tickets to our special underground pre-premiere for cast and crew and people like you. Be sure to wear the dark rimmed glasses that you earned with your 50 hipster points...but, only to be ironic.
Pledge $100 or more
14 backers Limited (985 of 999 left)
If you donate $100, you'll get the signed DVD, 2 tickets to the special underground pre-premiere, access to special bonus materials, and a "Scene Made Possible By" mention in the credits. That's right- you're not earning hipster points anymore (thats so mainstream) you're earning 100 scenester points instead. You don't need to tell people you donated to be ironic- they totally know.
Pledge $1,000 or more
If you donate $1000 you're so far underground you've struck oil. A Scenester of your caliber will get the signed DVD, 2 VIP tickets to the underground pre-premiere, access to special bonus materials, a "Presented By" card at the beginning of the film, and the producers of "Night Train" will take you out for dinner in Chicago's own Wicker Park neighborhood where the blue line el meets Damen street.