Pitch is a comedy about a movie executive struggling to keep his work life and private live separate. We need your help to get it seen!
Pitch is a short comedy about what happens when movies get a bit too personal. Pitch was shot in the fall of 2011 in Columbia, MO by a cast and crew of hard-working, passionate volunteers, many of them students at the new film school at the University of Missouri. The film was shot on weekends over the course of two months to accommodate the cast and crew's busy class schedules, and funded entirely out-of-pocket.
Pitch was made possible thanks to the boundless generosity of the volunteer cast and crew, along with several local Columbia businesses who donated food, costumes, props, locations and time to help make Pitch a reality. By donating, you aren't just helping Pitch get into festivals, you're also helping the burgeoning independent film scene in mid-Missouri by showing local businesses that supporting independent film is worth it.
Columbia, MO is quickly becoming a midwestern hot spot for independent filmmaking. It's the home of the annual True/False Film Festival, several small production studios, and three universities. Recently, the University of Missouri added a Film Studies major, and since then the local independent film scene has been steadily gaining steam.
The majority of funds will go toward getting the film seen. We plan on entering Pitch into as many film festivals as we can, which can get expensive fairly quickly. Even for short films, festival entry fees can run up to $30-$40 apiece. This doesn't include the cost of producing screener DVDs, postage, shipping materials, and other festival-specific costs that may arise. To put it simply, we've spent the last six months to a year working and worrying to get this film made, and we want as many people to see it as possible. If we surpass our goal, that just means we're going to find that many more festivals, big and small, to submit to.
A small portion of the funds will go toward paying back some of the people who helped make Pitch happen by paying for things like food and makeup out of their own pockets.
Part of the funding will go toward paying the bands and musicians who are graciously letting us license their songs for use in the film.
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If you donate $1 or more, you'll be given access to exclusive updates on the film's progress through the festival circuit. We'll keep you up-to-date on which festivals we've entered, which ones we've been accepted to, and maybe some extras thrown in here and there.Estimated delivery:
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In addition to all of the rewards mentioned above, you'll also receive a slick Pitch Prize Pack™, featuring lots of cool Pitch goodies, including an actual prop used in the film! It'll be like you went to a Planet Hollywood going out of business sale!Estimated delivery:
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Not only will you receive access to video updates and the goodie bag, you'll also get a copy of "Pitch" on DVD! It will look great on your DVD shelf next to all of those other very cool movies you enjoy, which I enjoy as well! We have so much in common, new best friend!Estimated delivery:
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If you donate at this level, you will receive the video updates and the goodie bag, plus a hand-numbered Deluxe Edition DVD, featuring outtakes, director's commentary, plus all of the other short films, sketches and assorted odds and ends we can pack onto it. This DVD will only ever be available by donating through Kickstarter, so in 12 years after everyone involved in making the film has gone onto Hollywood/Television/Japanese shark-fighting superstardom, this is something you'll want to own.Estimated delivery:
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If you donate at this level, you'll receive everything mentioned above, (including the limited Deluxe Edition DVD) PLUS you'll get your name in the credits of the film! Finally you'll get the chance to invite all of your friends over to watch a hilarious short film, and as the credits roll you'll act surprised and loudly exclaim: "What!? Is that my name in the credits of this rip-roaring laugh-fest of a short film!? What an important Hollywood hot-shot I must be!" Your friends will respect you so much more!Estimated delivery:
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You'll get everything mentioned above, (including the limited Deluxe Edition DVD) PLUS an exclusive, donors-only poster. It'll look great hanging next to anything! (Except your child's artwork. Nobody is more talented than your little angel!)Estimated delivery:
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You'll receive everything mentioned above, (including the limited Deluxe Edition DVD) PLUS you'll receive an Associate Producer credit on the film. This means you'll have your name prominently featured in the film's credits. You will also receive your own entry on IMDB.com. If you donate at this level, I'll also go on a zany, slapstick romp with you through the streets of Paris!* We'll get stuck in revolving doors, embroiled in hilarious cases of mistaken identity, and learn a lot about ourselves in the process! (* - Donor must provide airfare, food and lodging for all madcap adventures.)Estimated delivery:
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If you donate $100 or more, you'll get everything mentioned above, (including the limited Deluxe Edition DVD) PLUS a limited, donors-only T-shirt! As someone who personally hates half-assed promotional T-shirts, I can promise that this will be something cool that you'll want to wear. We're talking American Apparel tees, here. Have you ever worn one of those things? They're snug as all get-up.Estimated delivery:
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