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Help award winning actor & Director Mark Webber make a film so potent, vulnerable & personal that he can't tell you what it's about yet
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WHO AM I ?

I've been an actor working in film for the last 15 years, over that span of time I've been incredibly fortunate to work with some really special people on both sides of the camera including Woody Allen, Todd Solondz, Jim Jarmusch, Thomas Vinterberg, Lars Von Trier and Edgar Wright, all of who have had an impact on me as a writer, producer and director.

I directed my first film in 2008 called "Explicit Ills" which won the SXSW audience award and cinematography prize, which was then released the following year. I followed up with "The End Of Love" which was nominated for the 2012 Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance film festival and went on to a successful release later that year. My latest film "The Ever After" starring myself, Teresa Palmer and Academy award winner Melissa Leo, was released earlier this year by myself, as I see self distribution being the future of independent film.

I've had such a profoundly eye opening experience with self releasing "The Ever After". Having a one on one exchange with supporters of my work has been the most valuable aspect of my artistic career, which is why I'm so happy to be here on Kickstarter, in an inspiring exchange with supporters and strangers of my work, each donation and message is a huge act for me, giving me so much encouragement while also bringing an early awareness to a project that is so close to my heart.

THE MOVIE

I'm returning home to make my most vulnerable and personal story yet... 

Over the last few years I've developed a style of directing that uses real life situations and people, to tell stories that hit in a way you don't normally experience. "The End Of Love" I starred in with my actual 2 year old son, "The Ever After" with my actual wife. Doing so gives me a level of vulnerability and intimacy that's impossible to achieve in a traditional setting, that I use to push the bounds of truth, rawness, beauty, connection and emotion in storytelling. With this next film, due to the subject matter, and how I'll have to shoot, I must keep the plot details and cast completely secret. It's crucial in order to be able to successfully capture certain aspects of the story.  Although the images I've included of my mother and I are very telling...

THE PLAN

Armed with your support and belief in me, I will set out to make my most important film yet in a window of time that is vital to shoot in this fall. Given my unique style, and experience in all facets of independent film, I've learned how to work extremely efficiently, which is why I can make an entire narrative feature film for $50,000. I plan on having a powerful premiere at a top film festival next year and then releasing the film shortly thereafter.

REWARDS

In the spirit of the film I've tried to keep the "rewards" offered as personal as possible, from Skype sessions with me, to my one and only shooting script from "Scott Pilgrim -VS- The World".

I'm deeply honored and humbled by your potential support.

much love,

*MW

me and my mom
me and my mom
mom being carried away at a protest
mom being carried away at a protest
me and my mom sleeping in an abandoned home while homeless
me and my mom sleeping in an abandoned home while homeless

 photos by Joel Severson.

Risks and challenges

I live for risks and challenges, how else can you possibly create something groundbreaking and meaningful? With your support I know I'll be able to make my most compelling work yet...

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    I'll send you a streaming copy of my film "THE END OF LOVE" directly to your inbox!
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    I'll send you a streaming copy of my latest film "THE EVER AFTER" directly to your inbox along with the soundtrack by Moby and Daniel Ahearn!
    (film stars, Teresa Palmer, Academy Award winner Melissa Leo, Phoebe Tonkin, Joshua Leonard and Rosario Dawson)

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    Your name in the end credits of the film!!

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    A DVD or instant Streaming Copy of the film once released!!

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    I'll send you a streaming copy of my latest film "THE EVER AFTER" directly to your inbox along with the soundtrack by Moby and Daniel Ahearn!
    (film stars, Teresa Palmer, Academy Award winner Melissa Leo, Phoebe Tonkin, Joshua Leonard and Rosario Dawson)

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    STAY CONNECTED!

    Lets stay connected with this social media package!

    - I'll follow you on Twitter.
    - I'll follow you on Facebook.
    - I'll follow you on Instagram.

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    - a DVD or Instant streaming of the film once it's released

    - your name in the credits!!!

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    STAY CONNECTED WITH US!!

    Stay connected with me AND Teresa Palmer with this special social media package!

    - Teresa Palmer and I will follow you on Twitter
    - Teresa Palmer and I will follow you on Instagram
    - Teresa Palmer and I will follow you on Facebook

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    - a DVD or Instant streaming of the film once it's released

    - your name in the credits!!!

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    one of only 10 CD's ever made of "THE EVER AFTER" soundtrack hand signed by the amazing Moby and Daniel Ahearn.
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    (film stars, Teresa Palmer, Academy Award winner Melissa Leo, Phoebe Tonkin, Joshua Leonard and Rosario Dawson)

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    For 10 special Teresa Palmer fans!

    Signed Blu-Ray DVD copy of "WARM BODIES" by my wife the awesome Teresa Palmer!

    + a signed personalized 8 x 11 photo of Teresa Palmer

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    Phoebe Tonkin care package!!

    Do you love Phoebe as much as we do? Well then you'll love her care package in support of the film!

    - Health and beauty pack hand picked by Phoebe herself, including her absolute favorite essentials!

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    Let's SKYPE!! I'll do a one hour private Skype consultation with you, offering my best advice and strategies for anything show business has to offer!

    - acting advice
    - how to get an agent
    - script advice
    - how to get your movie made

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    - digitals copies of "THE EVER AFTER" & "THE END OF LOVE"

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    A private consultation with me... Live in the Los Angeles area? Can you get to Los Angeles easily? Come sit with me and get my best advice and strategies for tackling anything show business has to offer IN PERSON!

    - acting advice
    - how to get an agent
    - script advice
    - how to get your movie made

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    - Digital Copies of "THE EVER AFTER" & "THE END OF LOVE"

    *we will do our best to get this scheduled before the year is through.

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    "SCOTT PILGRIM -VS- THE WORLD" EXTREMELY RARE PACKAGE!!! ONE OF A KIND!!! FOR ONLY ONE SPECIAL SUPER FAN!!!

    I'll send you my watermarked shooting script, signed and in the original binder I used while filming Scott Pilgrim -vs- The World in 2009, this is my one and only copy and it could be yours! Along with three 8 x 12 prints from behind the scenes taken by the films set photographer AND a signed portrait of my character Stephen Stills done especially for me by the creator Bryan Lee O Malley!!

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    PRIVATE ACTING LESSONS!
    Live in Los Angeles? Can you fly out here and dedicate some time to studying your craft? If you can I'll give you the best acting lessons of your life... Personalized coaching to develop and refine your technique, plus real advice at how to navigate and succeed in this industry!

    - 3 one hour, private acting lessons with Mark Webber

    - 3 follow up Skype sessions.

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    Associate Producer credit in all billing blocks and titles for the film!

    - dvd and digital copy of the film
    - signed key artwork for the film

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    PRIVATE ACTING LESSONS!
    Live in Los Angeles? Can you fly out here and dedicate some time to studying your craft? If you can I'll give you the best acting lessons of your life... Personalized coaching to develop and refine your technique, plus real advice at how to navigate and succeed in this industry!

    - 10 one hour, private acting lessons with Mark Webber.

    - 3 follow up Skype sessions

    - one special surprise improv class, with an A list actor!!

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    with this major share of generosity you've just become my EXECUTIVE PRODUCER!!

    - Executive Producer credit in all billing blocks, and titles of the film!
    - come visit on set!
    - You and two guests attend the red carpet premiere of the film!
    - signed copy of key artwork for the film
    - dvd and digital copy of the film

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    - digital copies of "THE EVER AFTER" & "THE END OF LOVE"

    * you are responsible for all of your travel expenses to Philadelphia, and wherever the premiere takes place...

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