This film took three years to complete. It is a labor of love. Help me show it to the world.
ABOUT THE FILM "PIECES OF TALENT"
We wanted to make something that we were proud of, something that was unique, but also held true to the genre in some aspects. This is what we have created...
Set in the small coastal town of Bright Leaf, North Carolina, “Pieces of Talent” centers around Charlotte, a disillusioned aspiring actress working a night job as a cocktail waitress in order to make ends meet. Charlotte catches a break when seemingly chance circumstances put her in contact with a local filmmaker, David Long. David and Charlotte form a quick friendship that leads to Charlotte landing the starring role in David’s newest project. David quickly becomes obsessed with Charlotte and begins building his masterpiece. He films each encounter with the ultimate goal of filming Charlotte as his final installment. David is a happily obsessed individual willing to do whatever it takes to make “true art.” He utilizes his charm and skills to make something dark and deranged seem utterly beautiful and loving.
STILLS FROM THE FILM:
The Response... so far...
The people that have already had the privilege to screen this film have had nothing but wonderful things to say about it. I am flattered, to say the least.
"On par with Fincher’s SE7EN, this mind-bending thriller will shock, awe, and amaze you. When I sat down to watch it this summer, at a local screening, I was not expecting an indie horror to evoke such emotion from within. The minds of Shutterblade have achieved true artistry in this film. From a tightly woven script, to the array of talented actors and non-actors, to the craftsmanship behind this unique cult classic – leaves little to criticize. There is heart oozing from each frame. WATCH THIS. or you’ll be missing out."
“Easily the best movie I’ve seen in the past 5 years or more coming out of any genre with any budget. It still blows my mind and I cannot WAIT to own it! The cinematography, the acting, the scenes that make you laugh when you know you shouldn’t be and the twisted little love story within it, its a film for the ages. I will forever be a David Long fan “
“Nothing beats an independent film that looks like it could go straight to theaters without a hitch. I was blown away by the cinematography and the terrifying effect it had on my psyche throughout the entire film. The acting was also superb. I know real people like Charlotte I can relate to the human experience these actors portrayed, unlike “big budget” films with millions of dollars poured into the sets, equipment and actors. It felt real, maybe a little too real which is why it was so completely creepy. David Long, if you’re really out there, we are cool, right?”
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
My biggest challenge will be getting a distribution deal in a timely fashion. Although I feel that the film is very strong and a deal will be in place in early 2013, one can never really tell... and as with any film, there is always a risk of getting no deal at all.
One great thing about the rewards pertaining to this project is that they are ready to go and all of them will ship immediately upon the successful completion of this campaign. The online screening of the film will be available immediately on the day after the campaign is successful.
The digital download of the film is the only reward that will have to wait until an official distribution deal is in place.... but not to worry, you will get to view the film online immediately after the campaign ends.
Your patience will be very much appreciated.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Dec 18, 2012 - Jan 17, 2013 (30 days)
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A thank you email from the director.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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You will get a special link to the online screener of the finished film and a download of the film's soundtrack.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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All of the above, plus a digital download of the finished film once it is distributed.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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All of the above, plus a poster from the film signed by the cast and crew.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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All of the above, plus a Limited Edition "Watch Me" VHS tape containing a special scene from the film. (There are only 200 of these in existence)Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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All of the above, plus a "Special Thanks" in the film's credits.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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All of the above, plus a handmade bobble head of the main character from the film, David Long. (they look hilarious)Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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All of the above, plus a unique prop or piece of wardrobe featured in the film.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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All of the above, plus an "Executive Producer" credit on the film and a private screening party for the film.... and a personal high five from Joe.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Ships within the US only