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In the middle of nowhere, everything happens.

BFE

In the middle of nowhere, everything happens.
154 backers pledged $15,170 to help bring this project to life.

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In B.F.E., boredom and bad decisions aren't just a daily occurrence, they're a way of life. 

But it doesn't have to be that way. In our film, everyone is struggling to overcome their own inertia, struggling to play the hand they were dealt, struggling to turn the lemons life keeps giving them into lemon aid.  

It's a familiar struggle to those who come from small towns... and most likely, familiar to those who don't. Either way, we want our film to remind people that within the struggle--and life is one big, long struggle--we discover who we are and what we are capable of.  

This film looks into the lives of several characters, many of whom have already been introduced in the short film 'The Last Virgin', which is in fact, one third of B.F.E. To be clear, ONE THIRD OF THIS FILM IS ALREADY FINISHED. This summer we hope to go back to Post Falls, Idaho and capture the remaining two thirds. 

We'll be using the money we raise on Kickstarter to pay a small stipend to the crew AND cover the costs of housing, transporting and feeding everyone during our shoot, which we anticipate to be a brisk 7-10 days later this August.  

Alek Greenleaf and Desi Scott share an intimate moment.
Alek Greenleaf and Desi Scott share an intimate moment.

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    A big B.F.E. thanks on our Facebook page, a firm handshake and a hug from Shawn Telford!

    And let's be honest, this is nothing compared to the satisfaction you will gain in knowing that a small portion of your hard-earned money is helping a group of determined and talented artists realize their own dreams (which is mainly to get paid for their work!)

    AND A SUPER SECRET LINK to an on-line version of the original short that started it all "THE LAST VIRGIN."

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    Your name will be added to the "Special Thanks" end credits of the completed film.

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    All that is mentioned above, PLUS a downloadable copy of the completed film.

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    PRIVATE TUTORING SESSION. In addition to all that is listed above, you'll get one hour with Shawn working on a monologue, an audition piece, a scene, WHATEVER YOU WANT and if you don't have an idea of your own, Shawn will show you tips to stay confident in front of the camera.

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    B.F.E. DVD. All of the above and a DVD of the film including exclusive special features and behind the scenes footage and photos.

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    "YOU'RE ONE OF US" The download, the DVD, and tickets for 2 to the CAST & CREW SCREENING in Seattle. (Transportation not provided!)

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    YOU PICK THE PRIZE! Along with shouts of thanks on Facebook, handshakes, hugs and a special thanks in the film's credits, two tickets to the cast & crew screening, a DVD of the film, you can also chose ONE of three gift options: a Mr Gnome T-shirt (please state size preference), a Mr Gnome 3-CD sampler or tickets to the next Mr Gnome concert in Seattle.

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    YOU PICK THE PRIZE! Along with everything else, you can also pick TWO of three gifts: a Mr Gnome T-shirt (please state size preference), a Mr Gnome 3-CD sampler or tickets to the next Mr Gnome concert in Seattle.

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    YOU GET EVERYTHING! A DVD, 2 tickets to the cast & crew screening, and ALL THREE GIFTS: a Mr Gnome T-shirt (please state size preference), a Mr Gnome 3-CD sampler AND tickets to the next Mr Gnome concert in Seattle.

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    DINNER WITH MR GNOME. Everything from above as well as a personal sit-down dinner with Mr Gnome and Mr Telford in Seattle. (Transportation not included)

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    SPEND THE NIGHT ON SET. Visit Grandpa's home where you will also enjoy a tour of the property where several scenes from BFE were filmed. You'll also get a home-cooked meal and your picture taken with the original RAT ROD.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER. Welcome aboard. This film is as much yours as it is ours! You get everything and your name all over the film.

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