After his mother's death, Matt meets a strange girl named Angela, who invites him into her space ship.
The Treehouse is a story very close to me (me being the writer (the writer being A.J. Sheeran)). My childhood was a battle between two opposing forces: My desire to fit in and my desire to be a rebellious outcast. Hence, the characters: Matt, the boy who wants blend with the crowd, and Angela, the girl who keeps to herself because the crowd has pushed her out. This story is about these two very different kids coming together and finding out that they have more in common than they thought.
Matt is twelve years old and has just lost his mother. Without a clue what to do now, he plops himself down on the lawn and stares up at the clouds. He is approached by Angela, who introduces herself as an alien. She tells Matt that she has a space ship hidden up in her tree house, which they can take to a far away planet where lost spirits reside.
The film will be produced independently at Columbia College Chicago. Principal photography will last throughout the first two weeks of May 2011. Fortunately, CCC provides many tools for us to make our film at a much cheaper cost.
We have already raised half of our $10,000 budget which has allowed us to rent the brand new Panasonic AF100 camera, acquire studio space, sew costumes and find locations. But we still need funds to build the sets, provide transportation, feed the cast and crew, and create visual effects.
If you help us to make this film a reality, not only would you receive the rewards listed at the right, but we will be eternally grateful.
- Director/Producer - Sam Shapson
- Writer/Producer - A.J. Sheeran
- Line Producer - Victoria Swanson
- Production Manager - Sarah Sokolski
- Production Designer - Mollie Alexander
- Director of Photography - Jackson Cooper Gango
- Gaffer - Jenn Cohen
- First Assistant Director - Brian Patterson
- Costume Designer - Tina Zepeda
- Art Director - Nia Freshman
- Editor & Post-Production Supervisor - Kirill Mazor
- Sound Mixer - Ian Wellman
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Feb 14, 2011 - Apr 2, 2011 (45 days)
Pledge $5 or more
SOMETHING REALLY CHEAP: Over the years, Writer/Producer A.J. Sheeran has collected a number of movie and concert ticket stubs. If you pledge $5 or more, he will mail you a randomly selected ticket stub with a personalized message (and one lucky backer will receive a Walgreens receipt that was autographed by Charlie Kaufman)!
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SEE THE FILM: A DVD of The Treehouse in a jewel case. And yeah, you get a ticket stub. Deal with it.
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POSTER-RAMA: A jewel-case DVD and a screen print of the poster. Did I mention that you would get a ticket stub?
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A BETTER COPY OF THE FILM: A DVD in a fully decked-out plastic case with special features, just like your copy of Braveheart. Also, you get a ticket stub (not for Braveheart).
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BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: Both the DVD and the poster..... Ticket stub.
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THE "Look, Ma!" OPTION: The above + "Special Thanks" credit. "And do I get a ticket stub?" Heck yes you do.
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8 backers Limited (7 of 15 left)
ATTEND THE PREMIERE: The above + an invitation for you and a guest to either the Chicago premiere screening of the film or the Grand Rapids, MI premiere. Reward is limited due to available seating at premiere. But do not fret, there are more than enough ticket stubs.
Pledge $250 or more
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ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: The above + an invitation to join us on set (in Chicago) at any time during principal photography + credit as Associate Producer. Are you starting to wonder why A.J. is asking for money, considering all the ticket stubs he has? I hope not, because if you are, you're not getting one (yes you are).
Pledge $500 or more
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CO-PRODUCER: The above + a slate in the credits as Co-Producer + an additional Limited Edition DVD with a personalized "thank you" video. In addition, you get a stub stub stub! Note: just because it says 'stub' three times doesn't mean you're getting three of them.
Pledge $750 or more
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BECOME A CHARACTER IN YOUR OWN STORY: The above + your own personal short film script! The writer/director of The Tree House will write a 7-15 page script that is ALL about YOU. Or a friend. Or someone you made up. Point is, you can choose the character and maybe even the plot. If you do not find the first draft satisfactory, you can even demand up to two rewrites. You will also own the rights and can do whatever with it that you wish. Good deal? Throw in the ticket stub, and yeah. I think so.
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: The above (with a signed DVD and poster) + a featured prop from the film + "Executive Producer" credit + the choice to replace the personalized short film script with the first ten pages of a feature. By the way... Congratulations! You just purchased the most expensive ticket stub of all-time.