A man who wakes up in a remote mental institution with no memory must fight to regain it before the resident psych takes over his mind.
Amnesia is a feature film about surviving and love, against the world of human trafficking and violations of patients' rights, based on the true stories of people and patients (some who survived, and some who didn't).
As a strong advocate for human rights, we always wanted to speak out against these atrocities. This film is our effort, wherein we hope to scare, entertain and enlighten. Although these topics may seem so removed from the most of us, it's frightening how close they can actually be. You never know when a friend or relative may be "Baker Acted" into an institution, or when an innocent child in your neighborhood may be approached by traffickers with promises of love and friendship and gifts, only to find themselves in a lifetime of torture and pain. By helping us get this movie made, you're helping these people have a voice. You're helping me tell the world that these are heinous crimes, and that we will not tolerate them... only in the light of truth will these cease to exist. People must be made aware and accountable.
WHY SUPPORT THIS FILM? Because it's an important message, with a good story and a good surprise ending. Besides, we have an amazing cast and crew -- we won't let you down. You will be part of something special, that will get made. And, you'll get AWESOME bragging rights!!
WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO? Our target goal, along with other money we already have pledged and used -- mostly from the director's pocket, and from the work of the cast and crew who have already put in some time to give you an idea of what this movie will be about (a teaser, and some character videos which, if you back us up -- will be used to complete about half of our production costs for food, locations, wardrobe and props. This is a work of love and we're stretching every penny. Pretty much, the cast and crew are working on deferred pay to get this film done -- this means that once the movie is completed and released, and we make some sort of a profit, we'll pay the cast and crew.
This last amount is the final stepping stone to wrap up production.
BEATING THE GOAL: our goal is the bare minimum we need to pay for locations, feed the cast and crew and buy props and wardrobe. If we beat the goal, we'll have more money for post-production, and if we raise enough perhaps to pay the talented people who are working hard to make this happen.
IF WE DON'T HIT THE GOAL, we'll get no money from Kickstarter. We'll have to figure something else out. Not making the movie isn't an option. We will get the film made one way or another, but it will take longer.
YOU WILL BE THE FIRST TO SEE: videos from location scouting, interviews with cast and crew, things that may never even make it on the DVD, we will share those videos with you.
PICK YOUR OWN REWARD: is there a specific reward you'd like, but we're not offering it... reach out to us, and we'll figure something out!
That will unfortunately delay production, as we (the production team) will have to find other avenues for getting the movie done. Fortunately, our writer/director/producer (Val Gameiro) is pretty stubborn and doesn't give up, and will get the movie made even if he has to save up for it for a few years. BUT, that's not what's going to happen, is it? ;-)
Then, by all means, e-mail us at email@example.com and let us know what you would like as a reward, and we'll figure out a custom reward for you (within financial reason for the project).
Heck, yeah Once you donate to our campaign, you may want to change your incentive reward to a different one, or increase your pledge amount. To do so, go to Kickstarter and sign in. If you go to our campaign page, the green “Back This Project” button has been replaced with a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click it and you can enter a new amount, or choose a new incentive.
Heck, yeah! And if we do, we'll be able to pay for more production value, and pay the cast and crew up-front. And they deserve it! We can also use part of the extra to promote the film once it's completed -- the more we bring in, the greater the impact we can make.
Well, we're obviously biased and passionate about these topics and the story we're telling, and we hope it will make a difference in the world.
It may also help you to know that Val Gameiro has been writing for film since 1998, and has learned from many produced writers and directors, and is being mentored along the way by Bobby Sargent a veteran stunt coordinator, 2nd unit director (read action scenes) and director who's worked on big films such as Rambo, Smokey and the Bandit and an endless list of films you'd recognize. Also, when you become a backer, we'll send out little videos to better acquaint you with the story and characters, and you'll start to see why this is a good story.
You can e-mail us any time at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also visit the website: www.AmnesiaTheMovie.com
All incentives, big and small, will only happen if our goal is met. Incentives involving film props will be sent out AFTER production. Other incentives such as adding your name to the website as a contributor will take place as soon as our goal is met and we're guaranteed we'll have the funding. Do contact us directly if you have a question regarding any specific rewards.
No, it's not. Our real target to get the whole film completed is higher than that, but we already have some other money invested. Also, the largest part of the budget is the work volunteered by cast and crew (also known as in-kind contributions). This is our first feature, but it won't be our last. And we hope with every subsequent feature to increase the budget and be able to pay our cast and crew a little more each time.
Every penny (minus the fees for Kickstarter’s involvement) will go directly to the “Amnesia” movie budget - i.e. Your money goes directly to the funding of this film.
Yes. You can pledge from anywhere.
Heck, yeah! If you would like to donate to the film but give the reward to someone as a gift, go through all the normal process of making a donation in your name. For billing purposes, this action must be in your name. After our deadline, we will send a message to you on Kickstarter. (It will be forwarded to the email address you provided) When we request things like your contact info from you, please reply with all the person’s information that is to receive the reward. We will make sure they are the person who receives it.
No problem, there is a button that you can select if you don’t want the reward.
No problem. Just let us know, and we will not publish your name on the website or any other public medium (e.g. credits).
No. Only you and the project creator will be able to see your pledge amount.
Please visit our official website, http://www.AmnesiaTheMovie.com where you can find a full synopsis of the story, filmmaker bios, our blog and other tidbits about the story and the wonderful people involved.
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Dec 3, 2011 - Jan 2, 2012 (30 days)
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Immediate Recognition on the Website including your name, photo and link to your Facebook (all optional).Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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All the above plus a signed Cast Photo, after production is wrapped.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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All the above, a signed copy of the DVD and an Amnesia Pill-bottle (containing some of the "pills" we'll use in the film. The DVD should be ready near the end of 2012.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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All of the above, plus a thank-you Phone Call from the Director (you'll have to provide us with a phone number and a good time to call), after production is wrapped.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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All of the above, plus a signed copy of the Blu-ray. The Blu-ray should be ready near the end of 2012.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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All of the above, plus Side Credits - at the end of the film, your name scrolls beside the other credits, so people can see your name without having to wait for the end (first come first serve on this one).Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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All of the above, plus copy of Ylliana's drawing.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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All the above, plus Invitation to the Wrap Party, after filming is done (travel expenses on you).Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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All the above, plus an extra role in the film (travel expenses on you).Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
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All of the above, plus Associate Producer Credit on website and in film credits.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012