An Indie action film that makes you realize that everything isn't as it seems when you're presented with a life changing decision!
Corruption is a 2013 American crime drama (85-90 min) directed by Charles Sharp and written by Ev Duran. The film is loosely based on the life of well-known Sacramento mobster, Shawn C-BO Thomas. The story follows Shawn C-BO Thomas, as he looks for a way to escape the streets and the corruption of a gangster's lifestyle for the sake of his newborn child. Ethical dilemmas arise with twists and surprises around every corner. The cliché “You can’t just quit the game,” is tested. The Film features Brian Hooks, Shawn C-BO Thomas, B-Legit, The Hood Starz & Ev Duran. Multi Platinum music producer, Mike Mosley will also appear in a cameo role. Corruption is being produced by Glass Edge Pictures in collaboration with Sharp Films and will be distributed independently throughout the U.S. & European markets.
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Kickstarters & Kicstarettes we need your help and guarantee we wont let you down. We have come so far, now we just need this little push to get us over the hill. Please take a few minutes to look at our trailer, music video, still shots and visit our website. We are excited to announce that our music video will be aired on MTV, VH1 & BET and we are ready to debut with the help of you, you & you.
Thank you, Christopher Loftin
Glass Edge Pictures incorporates several unique and talented individuals: Christopher Loftin, Mike Mosley, Darien Smith, Damon & Dion Zigler & Melina Kochoo. Individually, each representative holds their own niche and expertise in film, creative expression, music, sales and marketing. This is a team focused on bringing exciting and entertaining films to the market. We pride ourselves on the combined talent and experience that it takes to develop simple ideas into motion pictures.
Brian Hooks as Officer Smith. In his first major film this actor starred as the central character in the urban classic, Phat Beach (1996), which was written and directed by Doug Ellin, creator of HBO’s hit comedy series, Entourage. The success of Phat Beach ignited considerable demand in Hollywood for Hooks leading him to land roles in many blockbuster films afterwards : High School High (1996), Bulworth (1998), Beloved (1998) and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) to name a few. He proceeded to guest star in multiple hit television series from the late 1990s. His notoriety: Cracker, NYPD Blue, Moesha, ER and The Parkers. Hooks success and fame doesn't stop there. He has also played in 3 Strikes (2000), Obstacles (2000), Nothin' 2 Lose (2000), The Luau (2001), Chat Room (2002), The Sheme (2003), Eve (TV series which aired on the UPN network from September 15, 2003 to May 11, 2006, with 66 episodes produced over 3 seasons.) Soul Plane (2004), Wifey (2005), Dead Tone (2007), Fool's Gold (2008) & I Do... I Did (2009). Hooks procession of straight-to-DVD films has been so wildly popular and successful throughout urban America that he was dubbed, “King of DVD” by the urban media.
Shawn “C-BO” Thomas as C-BO an American gangster rapper from the West Coast. Thomas was born and raised in Sacramento, California and has sold over 3.5 million albums independently since 1993. Unlike, so many self-described "gangsta" rappers, C-BO is genuinely a 'gangsta'. Growing up in the infamous gang-filled neighborhood of Garden Block as a pre-teen, the artist became a member of one of the most notorious gang organizations in the world, the Crips. As an artist, C-BO has creatively expressed the hardships of street life and openly admits his past involvement in street run-ins and other gang related crimes that took place prior to him becoming a full time recording artist/actor. His rap name stands for Cowboy, stemmed from his passionate indignation in support of freedom of speech advocates; which simultaneously fueled his reputation amongst rap fans.
Brandt “B-Legit” Jones as Mr. X A West Coast legend from Vallejo, California. Jones (B-Legit), is a member of a rap group called The Click, formed by his cousin E-40. He was featured on the popular main stream tracks, Aint Hard 2 Find and All Eyez on Me, by Multi Platinum recording artist 2Pac Shakur. He has been on several independent labels such as Sick Wid It Records, Jive Records, and Koch Records. He has collaborated with numerous artists including E-40, Celly Cel, Too Short, Scarface, Bushwick Bill, Jadakiss, Styles P, Snoop Dogg, C-Murder of No Limit Records, Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, The Federation, Mystikal, UGK, Mack 10, Paul Wall, Keak Da Sneak, Rick Rock, Young Buck from G- Unit Records, The Luniz, and the late Mac Dre. His large fan base will only grow the films exposure and bottom line.
Dem Hood Starz are two bay-area rappers, John “Band-Aide” Johnson and Dontae “Scoot Dogg” Gardner are recognized throughout the Bay Area for their hit single, Get Your Grown Man On, produced by San Jose's Traxxamaillion. Originating from two different groups, Band-Aide originated from the group, Neva Legal, consisting of partners, G-Boyee and Mr. Macnitosh. Scoot Dogg originated from the group, Total Insane, started by former rapper, Chun. Band-Aide is from the Eastern part of Menlo Park and Scoot Dogg from East Palo Alto. Together they became, Dem Hood Starz and created, Lawless Records label.
Ev Duran as Officer Daily. A writer and producer from California, Duran has been passionate about film since adolescence. Having received numerous awards for his works throughout high school, Duran went on to write several plays that were locally produced to great acclaim in his hometown. As his professional interests began to reflect his personal interests, he began to pursue a career in screenwriting and independent filmmaking. Since committing himself to becoming a full-time writer three years ago, he has written screenplays for a wide variety of short films, as well as six full-length feature films. These feature films include, Corruption, a gritty urban action/drama that was produced by Glass Edge Pictures in Sacramento, CA., Play By The Rules, and an adult romantic comedy, which Duran is co-directing along side of Charles Sharp. This film is currently in the final stages of preproduction in Los Angeles, CA. In addition, Duran has successfully directed a number of short films and music videos. He frequently collaborates with different production companies throughout California, and relishes any opportunity to be on-set.
WHERE WE ARE NOW: This is no longer a dress rehearsal:
Film production involves four major stages:
- Pre-production - Preparations are made for the shoot, in which cast and film crew are hired, locations are selected, and sets are built.
- The Development stage - Which the ideas for the film are created and the screenplay is written, occurs before Pre-production.
- Production - The raw elements for the finished film are recorded.
- Post-Production - The film is edited; production sound (dialogue) is concurrently (but separately) edited, music tracks (and songs) are composed, performed and recorded, sound effects are designed and recorded; and any other computer-graphic 'visual' effects are digitally added, all sound elements are mixed into "stems" then the stems are mixed then married to picture and the film is fully completed ("locked").
A year in the making, our shooting is 90% complete. We have completed the Corruption story line (massive amounts of coffee was consumed during this time), assembled our production crew, cast the characters of our film, dressed the sets and scouted and utilized all locations. We have even utilized helicopters equipped with an advanced stabilization system to capture aerial film footage.
The next step is to get our film "In the can." (Filming has finished and it is ready to be prepared for showing to the public.) We are now at the tail end of our journey and are reaching out to all of you here on KickStarter to help us finish this project.WHERE THE MONEY WILL GO:
Corruption’s initial work/filming has been funded by the partners of Glass Edge Pictures, Sharp Films and close personal friends; however, there is still work to be done:
- Wrapping Cinematography: Our shooting is 90% complete, we have approximately 3 shots left that will finish up the production and send our movie into overdrive.
- Creative Editor: 9-12 weeks with a professional film editor.
- Original Score: While Multi Platinum Producer Mike Mosley (partner) is on board to compose and produce the score/soundtrack. We still must seek to license approximately 6 songs.
- Color Correction: This process is similar to advanced Photoshop for moving images and a must for any DVD. We look forward to working with a colorist to bring a unified look and feel to the film once it's cut.
- Sound Design and Mix: Steady Mobbin Productions are on board to work at a discounted rate, but this will be a complex project with sound from the field, a rich score, and a design that will blend old sounds with new. Costs for promotional materials surrounding distribution screenings. There will also be travel costs for pitching the film to potential distributors.
- Promotions for TV: Music Video promotion time for commercial to be aired on MTV - VH1 - BET
WHAT DO DONORS GET FOR THEIR PLEDGES:
Please visit the right side of the screen for pledge rewards. We deeply appreciate every single person who helps us bring this film to reality. Special thanks to every KickStarter who has helped all Independent Films make it to peoples screens all over the world.
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DON’T ATTAIN OUR GOAL:
Not reaching our goal to complete this project is not an option. With the advancement of new media technology and social networking, Glass Edge Productions in collaboration with Sharp Films and all other affiliates are dedicated to the advancement and widespread notification of our project, including our Kickstarter goal. However, as entrepreneurs we understand the risk of falling short of our goal. Lightly put, if we do not reach our goal, we do not get any money. Donors make pledges, however, they do not pay until our goal is reached and our funding deadline has passed. Therefore, please help us spread the word! Every little bit helps. As soon as we reach our goal, we can finish the film and get your rewards out as quickly as possible.
HOW ELSE CAN I BE INVOLVED?
Spread the word about our Kickstarter campaign and the film! Tell your friends about the project. Share the trailer at the top of this page. Post a link to our Kickstarter page on your Facebook and Twitter. Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter. Visit our website and comment on our blog www.GlassEdgePictures.com. Link our website from your blog. Contact us at email@example.com if you are interested in being in our next project.
CAN I DONATE ANONYMOUSLY?
Yes! Certain donation levels are rewarded with actual credits in the film. However, we will only put your name in the film once we have gotten your explicit permission and know exactly how you would like your name to appear. After the campaign is over you can always simply decline to be credited at that time.
CAN WE EXCEED OUR GOAL?
Yes! The more money we raise, the more polished our film and promotional campaign can be. Exceeding our goal could also determine how soon our audience can see our finished product.
CAN DONORS INCREASE THEIR PLEDGES ONCE THEY’VE BEEN MADE?
Yes! If you have already donated, navigate to the homepage, sign-in and follow these 3 simple steps: Locate the blue “Manage your Donation” tab/button. Click on the blue “Manage your Donations” tab/button. In the allocated field, enter a new amount and choose a new incentive. That’s it! A fast and convenient way to change or increase your donation at anytime.
WHEN DO I GET MY REWARDS?
Most of the merchandise, like T-shirts, posters, and promos, will be ready shortly after the campaign concludes. DVDs will ship separately once the film has been released.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Learn about accountability on Kickstarter. There are many Risks and Challenges involved in projects. Actors dropping out, deadlines not being met and locations not being secured. With 90% of the filming already completed, our challenge is now generating the financial contributions to help with the fine tuning of this project. We are a proven and dedicated team and we can't wait to bring this picture to life with your support!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Dec 5, 2012 - Jan 4, 2013 (30 days)
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CASTING! We thank you so very much for your help. We're smiling with every dollar pledged to help us achieve our dream and with this we are giving you an "Air" Hug! Put your arms in a hugging position...Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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ROLL SOUND! Thank you so much for your support! You get a special shout out and thank you on our Glass Edge Pictures facebook page!!! Now with this we are also including a "Air" High Five! Put your hand up.... SMACK... Good Job!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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ROLL CAMERA! Thank you so much! Every dollar counts! You get (all the above) + a set photo autographed by the cast of Corruption!!! Sure to be a collectors item!Estimated delivery: Feb 2013Ships within the US only
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DON'T LOOK AT THE CAMERA! We thank you for your help. We are giving you all of the above + a digital copy of Corruption as soon as we finish. You will beat everyone to the punch and have bragging rights.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Ships within the US only
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REPLAY THAT SCENE! Our team is so excited and now you get all items from the previous levels, plus listed in the film credits as a co-sponsor. Thank you for your help in making this film happen! Just think how surprised your friends will be when the see your name trailing in at the end of the movie on your plasma. Thanks again!Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add $7 to ship outside the US
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PUT SOME OOMPH IN IT! Wow!!! We almost fell out of the directors chair on this one. Were throwing everything in plus a Limited Glass Edge Pictures Sweatshirt and Limited FlexFit Cap. Now you can stay warm as were while filming this movie! Thank you so much for your pledges, it means a lot!Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add $10 to ship outside the US
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QUE EXTRAS! Could we have asked for anything more? You're going to be a star one day! We thank you so very much for bringing this film to life. We are sending you a great package that includes everything above plus a custom Glass Edge Pictures Letterman Jacket with your name embroidered on the front. One of A Kind! Also receive two tickets to our DVD Release Party located in Sacramento. Come celebrate with the cast and other local celebrities.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Ships within the US only
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LUNCH! Thanks so much and we see that your very serious about bringing our film to life. With this pledge you will get everything mentioned above plus receive two (VIP) tickets to our DVD Release Party located in Sacramento and your name on the back cover of the DVD hard copy case.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013Ships within the US only
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PLAY THAT BACK FOR ME! Dynamite!!! This is a huge contribution and our entire staff would like to thank you personally. We are looking forward to meeting you over lunch. Speak about future projects, films & whatever else you might want to bring up. The Glass Edge Pictures Production Team as well as the famous Brian Hooks will all be there to mix and mingle. To take place in Los Angeles and/or Sacramento CA. Also receive our swag bag full of Glass Edge Pictures T-shirts, Hats, Sweatshirts and your name on the back cover of the DVD hard copy case.Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
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CANNES FILM FESTIVAL, HERE WE COME!!! Star in our next Film. Another Glass Edge Film. Rocklake Asylum is going to be one of the scariest films. Filming will be taking place entirely in the Greater Los Angeles Area as well as Sacramento, CA. You will have a part in our film rubbing shoulders next to other Actors & Actresses and playing the role that we think best fits you. These will not be "Extras" This will be a character in the Film. Only one available. Travel expenses and lodging is not included. ONLY ONE OF THESE REWARDS ARE AVAILABLE. BE A PART OF THE GLASS EDGE PICTURES TEAM!Estimated delivery: Oct 2013