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$1,175
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15
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 7 2012

About

This test shoot was only created in order to show what we are capable of. It is a project on it's own (no budget) and just the beginning of what we will do in with your help in funding this feature film. The more money we raise the more we can achieve of what we have planned for late summer 2013!

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Synopsis

A clumsy young Indian gets kicked out of the apartment of his girlfriend. Trying to win her back he starts to search for a job. Things however do not go exactly according to plans and he has to get inventive in order to get rid of the two ruthless Gangsters, Police and that Secret Agency that's after him due to a series of unfortunate coincidences.

Motivation
We all love those classic American comedies that have become very rare nowadays, like The Jerk, The Party, Vacation, Airplane, The Naked Gun, or Bowfinger, just to mention a few. Film has always been about entertaining the audience to us, which is why we decided to put a variety of hilarious scenes and funny characters together in order to make you cry of laughter and maybe even wet your pants. - That would make us very happy indeed! 

Why Kickstarter
Kickstarter is a relatively new and amazing way to get ideas of the ground and help them raise funds in order to start work on creative projects, that would not have a chance to get launched without the help of a major investor. It assists people in creating their work independently and without any ties to people or companies that would otherwise control the outcome of their work and alter the product from the way it was originally intended. Therefore Kickstarter and especially you are extremely important to people like us, and we are honored to have the opportunity to showcase our ideas on this platform which will hopefully send our feature film project, THE INDIAN, the right way. With your help, we will not only be able to get started, but deliver a highly entertaining comedy that will put a huge smile on everybody's face!

Who we are

Writer/Director, Producer/Editor, Executive Producer, Cinematographer, Composer, Sound Editor
Writer/Director, Producer/Editor, Executive Producer, Cinematographer, Composer, Sound Editor

Chris Foessl (Director) originally comes from the stage where he was able to gather experience in literally hundreds of performances as a classical singer. His love for movies got him into writing scripts. After being produced for German television, directing commercials and arranging product placement deals for international productions such as First Love and CSI:NY, he decided that it was time to get his favorite stories produced the "do it yourself way". The Indian will be his directorial debut of a feature film, and many other scripts of various genres are lined up to follow.

Sebastian Leitner (Producer/Editor) has been part of numerous projects, mainly as writer, cinematographer and editor: His latest feature-length work in those sections is Noseland (2012), a classical music mockumentary with John Malkovich, Sir Roger Moore and Julian Rachlin (directed by Aleksey Igudesman) has been selected by many film festivals around the world.

Philip Waley (Executive producer) has been working in the U.S. film and television industry for over 20 years, successfully producing hundreds of commercials and music videos around the world. He was awarded the coveted Silver Lion at Cannes. Philip has had the pleasure of working with the Major studios. Some of his recent movies include, Middle Men, Columbus Circle, Solomon Kane, Jumper, Hostel 1&2, The Pink Panther, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Running Scared.

Alexander Boboschewski aac (Director of Photography) has been working in the film and TV industry for over 25 years as steadycam operator, cinematographer and director of photography. He worked on award winning films like: The Counterfeiters (Oscar for the best foreign language film 2008), Shadowing the Third Man (Cannes Film Festival), Imagine IMAGINE (World Gold Medal for feature documentaries New York Festival) and many more.

Edwin Wendler (Composer/Arranger) has a lot of U.S. feature film credits as a composer, arranger, programmer, and orchestrator. He worked on films such as So UndercoverHome: The Horror Story, The Interior, Christmas With A Capital C, The Mark, Escape, Little Fockers, Unknown, The Resident, Gardener of Eden, The Losers, Turistas and Into The Blue. He also wrote additional music for the NBC reality TV series, Fear Factor.

Jonas Petersen (Sound Editor and Mixer) has been involved in various projects as a sound engineer, producer and arranger. In his role as an recording engineer and music programmer he has worked on movies such as Sherlock Holmes 2, Madagascar 3 or Noseland. As a sound designer and soundtrack mixer he usually ends up faced with unlikely noises of squeaky doors and crying animals. It is said that he has left his studio only once to study the remarkable impact of daylight on human behavior.

Jagdeep Bajwa (The Indian) has not been involved in any acting-related projects before. We basically discovered him and immediately cast him for the role of The Indian, because he was so natural and talented. This feature film is his debut and certainly not the last movie he will be seen in!

The Indian
The Indian

Making of the test clip

More stills from the promo shooting here: www.theindian-movie.com
More stills from the promo shooting here: www.theindian-movie.com

Risks and challenges

Filmmaking always comes with many risks and challenges. For starters we need to get the project funded, after which we will do our best to ensure the best possible outcome which naturally depends on the funds we will be able to raise. Based on the expertise of our experienced team, we are prepared to take it on all the way and will certainly put this funny comedy from our heads to the screen in the best possible way. If you enjoyed what we created for no-budget you will definitely love the outcome of what we are able to do, once the project is properly funded. Speaking of funding it is necessary to understand that the more we raise, the more we will be able to put before the camera and build better sets, which then enables to produce a better picture. We are determined to finish this feature film project. It may take more time than expected or we may have to raise additional funds to fulfill our creative ideas, but we will finish this picture no matter what. Decide to help us, and we will not be stopped until you have our finished picture in your hands.

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- (30 days)