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Conch Republic HoldingsBy Conch Republic Holdings
First created
Conch Republic HoldingsBy Conch Republic Holdings
First created
$212
pledged of $4,000,000 goal
6
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, June 20 2015 5:29 PM UTC +00:00

About

About this Project

Key West: The Conch Republic, is a family values-based film. As the title hints, the movie takes place in Key West in the early 1980s and is based on actual events when Key West, for a brief period of time, seceded from the United States. During this secession, a visiting pastor and his family go to Key West, and their youngest daughter, Natalie, and her mischievous friend, Angel, a white pelican, touch the lives of everyone there.

“The story was actually inspired by Psalms 91 and reflects the idea that the Lord provides refuge and protects those who believe in Him,” said John Racin, one of the corporate directors working hard to bring the film to life and also who wrote the original script. “I particularly liked the Psalms verse, ‘For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways,” said Racin, “but I don’t want to say more or it will give away too much of the story.”

The movie script was inspired by Psalm 91
The movie script was inspired by Psalm 91

The script is ready and promises to make viewers laugh and cry while demonstrating Christian values in the actions of its characters. “Our movie is not scary but features the themes of love and compassion. It’s a story we feel will resonate and we want to share it with the world,” said Racin. “We can only do that if we can fund its production, and we can only do that if we can get the word out to help support it. We are turning to Kickstarter as a proven platform to help manage the pledges.”

Why We Need $4M + Where the Funds Will Go

It seems like a lot, but the costs do add up quickly. We plan to pay our actors and everyone involved with the film for their time, that is not always the case for these type of films but it is very important to us. We do not want to ask anyone to work for free. The producers will not receive any money donated through Kickstarter. If the Kickstarter campaign is successful, the goal is to use the anticipated monies from the movie’s limited-release theater ticket sales and DVD sales to completely fund the sequel, which is also already written. We hope to fund the program this spring, shoot this summer and release the film in time for Christmas. Kickstarter will be used to fund the production costs of the movie, including hiring a director and actors; the production of graphics, original music, any special effects; film crews, sound design, legal fees, marketing, travel costs for everyone involved, food, props and all other elements of pre- and post-production.

How Can You Help

If we do not reach our goal, we will not receive any of the money pledged. Your help at any level is greatly appreciated.

We really need:

Your prayers for a successful project – this is most important of all. There is no cost or reward that can be listed, but we'd love to have 100,000 prayers.

Any level of funding you can support – levels start a $1 and we are offering lots of rewards including copies of the script, cast photos, movie posters, DVDs, behind the scenes passes – you can even be an extra in the movie. (Check out the full reward list on the right.)

Helping us get the word out. You can help us tremendously by sharing our Kickstarter page on FaceBook, or Twitter, and following our social media efforts there, too.

Facebook:  Key West: The Conch Republic Motion Picture

Twitter: @keywestmovie

Blog:  https://keywestmotionpicture.wordpress.com/

Risks and challenges

There is always an inherent risk in filmmaking... however we are dedicated and passionate about this project. We will give it everything we’ve got to accomplish our end goal and deliver a film that can be enjoyed by everyone, and more importantly, share the love of Christ.
Thank you in advance and God bless you. We are grateful to you for even considering our project. If you decide to invest, we can't wait to share the film and experience with you.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    You want to help, but don't have much to spend. At $1, you'll have our eternal gratitude, plus you'll receive backer updates throughout production.

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    You'll receive backer updates as well as having your name added to our website as a backer.

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    You'll receive a PDF copy of the movie script (upon theatrical release of the movie).

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    You will receive an official, limited addition, “Key West Conch Republic” the movie t-shirt, Sizes in small, medium, and large. Sizes XL to 4xl please add $5 per t-shirt. Also add $10 dollars for shipping in the USA, $15 dollars shipping for overseas shipping. This backer offer only available for this level.

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    You'll receive a black and white “cast photo.”

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    You'll receive a “signed” color cast photo. Suitable for framing!

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    You'll receive a movie poster.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    You'll receive a “signed” movie poster. Suitable for framing and destined to be a valuable collector's favorite!

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    You will receive a stuffed “Angel' doll, just like the one given to Natalie in the movie. Perfect for children or a special gift for that special person. Destined to me a memorable and treasured collectible item!.

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    You'll receive a limited addition, signed bound softcover of the movie script (upon the release of the movie).

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    You'll receive your name on the movie credits, listing a special “thank you.”

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    You'll receive a signed DVD. Destined to be a valued collectors favorite!

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    You'll receive a 20 second greeting for your cellphone recorded by any cast member of your choice. You may decide what the message will say within the bounds of good taste. The message will be sent to you in MP3 format.

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    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    You'll receive the honor of naming a character in the movie. (5 available characters) The name must be approved by our legal department. And remember the is a family-values movie, so keep it clean, and we promise the name will be said in the movie! It would make a great gift for that special family member or friend!

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    You'll receive a serve as a one day crew member on the movie and movie credit listing. You will be a real crew member. Get to meet the actors and staff, and have a terrific fun filled day in Key West. So be a part of the crew! You will need to provide your transportation to the set.

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    You'll receive a two day, behind the scenes access of filming and daily reviews. You will have to provide your own travel to our set and lodging and transportation. But your will get an inside look as to the making of the film, and what it takes to bring the film together. And hey, it's Key West! Sun and fun and a great time.

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    You'll receive a featured background extra part in the movie. You will spend the day on the set. We'll put you in the background (or foreground) of scenes. You”ll eat lunch with the cast and crew. We'll do our best to feature our Kickstarter extras in the scenes, but we can't promise every extra will make the final cut. Extras will need to provide their own travel to our set, and their lodging and transportation. So become a part of the movie!

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    You'll receive a significant speaking part in the movie. That's right, be a part of one of the greatest family values movie productions ever made. Just think of the excitement, the fun, and how your friends and family will treasure it. You will need to provide your own travel to our set and lodging and transportation.

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    You and you guest will receive lunch with the cast member of your choice on set. You will get to see the making of the movie, and have a wonderful fun filled day in Key West. You will need to provide your own travel to our set and lodging and transportation.

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    You and a guest will attend the movie premiere and after party. Be a part of history and the fun! You will need to provide your own travel to our set and lodging and transportation.

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    You'll receive behind the scenes access for one week of filming, plus a consultant credit on the movie. You will need to provide your own travel to our set and lodging and transportation.

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    You'll receive a small speaking part in the movie. You will need to provide your own travel to our set and lodging and transportation.

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Funding period

- (45 days)