Starring Jodelle Ferland and Claudia Christian, "Red" is a gripping psychological thriller about trust, betrayal, and dark secrets.
Red is a low-budget psychological thriller that will be shot in San Francisco and released worldwide. Starring Jodelle Ferland of Silent Hill and Claudia Christian of Babylon 5, the film is the debut feature effort of Films by Neptune, a dynamic new production company based in San Francisco. Red will be distributed by RSquared Distribution.
Based on the classic fairytale Little Red Riding Hood, Films by Neptune's Red follows teenage Rowan as she moves to San Francisco to live with her grandmother. But when unforseen circumstances force her to stay in a hotel instead, she tests her newfound independence out in the city, falling in with an older man who seems too good to be true. Are his intentions for her good? And if not, can she get away before it's too late?
Leading our cast as Rowan is Jodelle Ferland, star of Case 39 and Tideland, and recently featured in Twilight: Eclipse as the vampire Bree.
Claudia Christian also stars as Marlena, a woman with a mysterious connection to Rowan.
Joining Jodelle and Claudia is James Russell, star of 476 AD and festival hit short film The Crustacean Crisis.
We have a fantastic crew of experienced Bay Area filmmakers working on the film, including Ben Einhorn and Wes Warfield on camera, Randy Hall on sound, Rachael Bell handling production design, and Alex Neil heading post-production. Our writer and director is Danielle Colman, and our lead producer is Benjamin Yennie.
Why should I support Red?
For starters, "Red" is the finest example of independent film at its best. Our shooting budget is tiny, but our cast and crew are world-class. We started with a fantastic script, and that drew together a talented and dedicated team of actors and filmmakers, each of whom is bringing a unique voice to the production. Every crew member has spent hours and hours working - so far for free - to give "Red" the level of detail and richness that it absolutely deserves, and it's poised to be an unforgettable experience on screen.
More importantly, "Red" deals with an incredibly relevant social issue: the issue of trust, and how that trust can be betrayed. The lead character, Rowan (played by Jodelle), has to navigate a difficult new city in which no one is quite who they appear to be, and when she mis-judges whom she can trust, she finds her life hanging in the balance. The mis-use of power and abuse of trust is something that real people go through every day: in fact, during our last Kicktarter campaign, one of our crew members found herself in a situation very close to what Rowan experiences over the course of the film. We want "Red" to be more than just an entertaining film: we want it to be a story in which people with similar experiences can find an honest, respectful portrayal to which they can relate, and a cast of characters who can give those experiences voice.
How Kickstarter Works
Kickstarter is a platform for filmmakers and artists like us to raise funds from our audience: people like you. Anyone can pledge to the project, and in return we keep you informed about our efforts, and send out incentives and rewards once the money is raised. You can pledge any amount you like: for $1, you get access to exclusive updates from the cast and crew, and for $10,000, we'll fly the director, producer and a limited-edition DVD or Blu-ray of the film out to your location for a private screening party. In between, we're offering downloads of the film, special edition DVDs and Blu-rays, and replica production art, props and costumes from the film itself. Have a look to the right to see what we're offering at different pledge levels.
To help out, click on the amount you'd like to pledge, and Kickstarter will guide you through the process of selecting your reward and setting up your payment. Your card won't be charged until the end of the campaign, and only if we raise our goal. For more information, have a look at the Kickstarter FAQs.
In addition to rewards ranging from signed posters up to a personalized premiere party, we're also offering a limited number of special rewards, which will be actual items used during filming. Keep an eye out throughout the campaign for these unique rewards!
Isn't $25,000 kind of low? Is that enough to make a feature film?
In order, yes and sort of. $25,000 is only a fraction of our full budget, and it's not enough to make the whole film. But what it is enough to do is take care of a few key things that will persuade our other investors to come on board. Firstly, we'll be using the money to attach an actor to the lead male role and round out our amazing cast. We'll also use the money to kick pre-production into high gear, so that by the time we get to shooting we'll be ready to put something truly incredible on film.
What happens if you don't reach $25,000?
Absolutely nothing. You don't get charged, we don't send out the incentives, and we go back to more traditional methods of trying to get the film financed. Unfortunately, that makes it anyone's guess whether we'll be able to get the film made at all.
What happens if you raise more than $25,000?
That's the real question, isn't it? $25,000 is only the very beginning of what we need to make this film, but our last campaign told us that we have enough fans to make that goal. If we can succeed at that early in the campaign, then we want to use that success to push ourselves to raising even more money for the film! Once we get close to $25,000, we'll start adding stretch goals so you can see exactly what we need to progress with different parts of making the film. The more we raise on Kickstarter, the less we have to raise from investors, and the sooner we can go into production!
Find out more by going to the following links:
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Jul 23, 2012 - Aug 25, 2012
Pledge $1 or more
For $1, you get a copy of Rowan's custom ringtone (you'll hear it several times in the film), and a high-resolution desktop wallpaper of production art from the film, delivered right to your e-mail. You also get a personal shoutout on the director's vlog!Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $5 or more
Now it's personal - for $5, you get a personal thank-you on a production art postcard. The front wil be a limited-edition print of one of five pieces of production art, and the back will be addressed to you - by hand - by the producer or director.Estimated delivery: May 2013
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Pledge $7 to get your choice of any three of the six promotional buttons (pictured right)! Designed by Cha ApostolEstimated delivery: May 2013
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Dim the lights and break out the popcorn! For $10, you get a standard definition download of the full movie, and you get it a week before it's released to the rest of the world!Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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For the musically inclined: pledge $15, and you get a digital download of the soundtrack from "Red" in addition to your movie download!Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $25 or more
Feeling special? For $25, you get a special, limited-edition, Kickstarter-only DVD, featuring an introduction and thank you from the director and a bonus behind-the-scenes featurette. This version will not be available to the general public!Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $35 or more
If you pledge $35, you get the special Kickstarter edition of the Blu-ray. Same exclusive special features as the Kickstarter-edition DVD, but in stunning high definition.Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $50 or more
For $50, you get a full-size, limited edition movie poster, signed by Jodelle, Claudia and James. You also get your choice of the Kickstarter-edition DVD or Blu-ray.Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $60 or more
If you pledge $60, you get a limited-edition graphic tee featuring artwork from concept artist Mina Roy (as well as the DVD, poster, etc.). The t-shirt is not available at any other pledge level!Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $75 or more
Here comes the swag! For $75, you get a special "Red" movie hoodie, available in red or black. You also get special thanks, a signed movie poster and your choice of Kickstarter-edition DVD or Blu-ray.Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $100 or more
Gratitude via postcard just isn't enough: at $100, you get a personal phone call or Skype with Director Dani and Producer Ben. You'll get our personal thanks and gratitude, plus you can ask any question you like about the film and we promise to answer truthfully! You also get all the rewards for $75.Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $150 or more
Movie memorabilia ahoy! For $150 you get everything included for $100, but instead of the regular movie hoodie you get a replica of Rowan's signature red hoodie from the film!Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $200 or more
For dedicated collectors, at $200 you get to add one limited edition production art print to the $150 package. There are five prints to choose from, each one an exact replica of a piece of artwork from the film itself.Estimated delivery: May 2013
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Special thanks credit not enough? At $300 you get everything you get for $200, but we'll make you an Associate Producer too! You'll be credited right after the cast, director, producers and executive producers.Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $500 or more
Some people just have to have the full set, and if you're one of those people, pledge $500 to get the full set of five high-quality production art prints, plus the Associate Producer package.Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $500 or more
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SPECIAL ITEM: ROWAN'S HOODIE You asked, and it's here: pledge $500 to receive the *original* signature hoodie, as worn by Jodelle during filming of "Red". Only one available, includes your choice of DVD or Blu-Ray but does not include the rest of the "Associate Producer" package.Estimated delivery: May 2013
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SPECIAL ITEM: ROWAN'S DRESS Another one-of-a-kind item: pledge $750 to own the custom-designed evening dress that will be worn by Jodelle in the party scene, one of the most important scenes in the film!Estimated delivery: May 2013
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SPECIAL ITEM: MARLENA'S DRESS Another one-of-a-kind item: pledge $750 to own the custom-designed evening dress that will be worn by Claudia in the party scene, one of the most important scenes in the film!Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more
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Get ready for your close-up! If you pledge $1,000, you get to be an extra in one of the key scenes - and we let you choose which one! Pick between the party scene and the cafe scene, and we'll make you part of the action for a day.Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $2,500 or more
This one's for the diehard collectors. Pledge $2,500, and we'll send you a custom printed sports bag stuffed with exclusive production memorabilia. You'll get the replica hoodie, the poster, the art prints and four DVDs (or Blu-rays) to give to your family and friends. We'll also throw in a hardcover, signed copy of the "Behind the scenes" book, a replica of Rowan's track suit (worn in several scenes) in your size, and two tickets to the premiere nearest you - all perks not available at any other pledge level!Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $3,500 or more
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This is a real VIP experience, and the only one of its kind: pledge $3,500, and Films by Neptune will fly you out to San Francisco for lunch with the cast, including Jodelle, Claudia and James. We'll fly you from anywhere in the continental US, give you a night in a San Francisco hotel and treat you to lunch with key cast and crew members. This is the only "come-to-set" reward that includes travel and accommodation! (Non-US backers, contact us and we'll work something out.)Estimated delivery: May 2013
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Want to really see what happens behind the scenes? Pledge $5,000, get yourself to the set in San Francisco, and we'll give you a day of shadowing the production crew and picking their brains. You'll even get your own director's chair with the "Red" logo and your name on it, that you can take home at the end of the day!Estimated delivery: May 2013
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Pledge $10,000, and the whole movie comes to you! You provide the location, and the director and producer will fly out to give you and your friends a private screening of the film. We'll hand-deliver your hoodies and goodies, and we'll stay for a Q&A after the film so you can get a unique opportunity to find out what goes into the making of a film like "Red".Estimated delivery: May 2013