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By Lisa Menzel
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About

Thinking Speed is a completed dark fantasy feature adapted from Lisa Menzel's first novel that is 90% VFX and was self-funded with a budget of $1,700. 

The story follows a deceased writer, executed for the murder of her friend and love object, Ethan James.

Close to 100 actors drive the plot, spike the lens and trawl the changing character, The Reader, through a purgatory of various options and confusing scenarios. 

The film is experimental in nature. Nearly 100 composers and musicians also lent their music to this project including: The New Amsterdams, Dead Ghosts, OK Jones and Cerebral Cliff.

Bob Mason of Cerebral Cliff and Lisa Menzel record their first song in 7 years  for the soundtrack, reuniting their project Quiet Pills.
Bob Mason of Cerebral Cliff and Lisa Menzel record their first song in 7 years for the soundtrack, reuniting their project Quiet Pills.

  Rewards:

 All rewards betweet $1 - $25 receive a copy of the ebook and the film.:

 E-book:

 $25 Donation receives Film, E-book and Postcard Magnet.:

$50 Donation receives Film, E-book & Tarot Deck:

Printed Layout - Artist Rendering
Printed Layout - Artist Rendering

$80 Donation receives Film, E-book & Choice of Tote Bag (Multiple Styles):

Printed Layout - Artist Rendering
Printed Layout - Artist Rendering

$100 Donation receives Film, E-book & Device Case:

Printed Layout - Artist Rendering
Printed Layout - Artist Rendering

$120 Donation receives Film, E-book & Choice of Shirt (Multiple Styles) or Loungers:

Ladies Fitted Hoodie - Printed Layout Artist Rendering
Ladies Fitted Hoodie - Printed Layout Artist Rendering
Ladies Make A Wish Capri Loungers - Printed Layout Artist Rendering - Men's Style Also Available
Ladies Make A Wish Capri Loungers - Printed Layout Artist Rendering - Men's Style Also Available
Northeasy Unisex T (Ladies Cuts Available) - Printed Layout Artist Rendering
Northeasy Unisex T (Ladies Cuts Available) - Printed Layout Artist Rendering
Anime Hero Unisex T (Ladies Cuts Available) - Printed Layout Artist Rendering
Anime Hero Unisex T (Ladies Cuts Available) - Printed Layout Artist Rendering

The following articles detail production and other links related to the film's creation.:

http://www.gigspotting.net/thinking-speed.html

http://www.cheekychickblog.com/2014/03/24/thinking-speed-dont-let-lisa-menzels-blood-sweat-and-tears-be-for-nothing/

The Facebook fan page can be found at:

https://www.facebook.com/ThinkingSpeedMovie

Risks and challenges

Our feature film is finished. So all we need are the funds to get to the festivals on our wish list. Due to the amount of titles coming out and the limited amount of time juries and panels will have to review such footage, getting accepted could be a challenge. However, with the option of other avenues of release, no funds will go to waste and each tier of donations comes with a great custom reward which will only be available for backers - and not part of any future film merchandising. Either way, you can rest assured, you will have a film in sight and a souvenir from the experience.

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    One dollar gets you an e-copy of the novel prior to release and an e-copy of the film post release. All dollar backers will be submitted to IMDB special thanks right away!

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Funding period

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