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Tim's best friend died from the drugs he's still addicted to. When he meets Peyton, he faces sobriety and leaving Brendan, again.
Tim's best friend died from the drugs he's still addicted to. When he meets Peyton, he faces sobriety and leaving Brendan, again.
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I respectfully request your support to fund an impactful project of mine, a film that could help a lot of people. Named Extended Release, it is not only a short drama that is filled with emotion and pain, but also portrays a powerful message that raises awareness about those who suffer with the agony of substance abuse. The stressors of drug and alcohol addiction can ravage lives, both visibly and invisibly. It destroys relationships and the fibers of the family unit.

Through this heartbreaking story, I attempt to portray the strain that substance abuse puts on these relationships and perhaps offer resolution or comfort, to the many who suffer in realizing they are not alone.

This film is a dream to create, not only for the humble chance to direct it, but to show people the hardships attached to substance abuse in a heartfelt way. 

A short film costing $15,000 to someone not in the film industry might seem like a huge amount of money. However, most people challenge that a short film can't be made, well, for under $20,000-$30,000. I truly believe my producers and I can make this a successful film with only $15,000. 

Here is some insight into what your contribution will be going to: 

Equipment Costs: 

Arri Alexa Camera rentals (x2 cameras) (x4 days MIN shooting) = $700 a day rental. 

Lense package for Arri - $950 a day. 

Playback monitors- $150 a day. 

Stabilizers/ Tripods/ Mounts- $200 a day

Wireless mics/audio equipment/ mixers / boom package = $400

Lights/ Sandbags/ C stands = $50 

Location Permits/ Insurance =$2500

That only leaves approximately $1,300 for post production, (music costs, licensing fees, color correction) crew and cast payment (and many people have agreed to work for free!) and travel costs. 

The budget will be very tight, but we are incredibly determined. Any contribution you can make is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for your time and trust, and we hope you are moved as much as we are by this story.

Risks and challenges

After Extended Release is successfully funded, there are still many setbacks and obstacles we could potentially face. It is our promise to try to fulfill each and every backer's contribution with the proper reward and if something goes wrong, we will do whatever we can to remedy the situation as soon as possible. Please feel free to reach out directly to us at extendedreleasefilm@gmail.com. Thank you so much for your trust and donation.

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    A hand written, well- thought out, thank you card. Some things just never go out of style!

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    The totally awesome, trendy, and exclusive Extended Release T-shirt.

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    Phone call from a character of your choice. Brendan is dead- but he can still call and chat!

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    EARLY RELEASE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE FINISHED FILM. Watch out Netflix.

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    CD of the soundtrack of the film from the composers and also a signed DVD hardcopy of the film.

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    VIP to the release party and premiere. (If you can't make it, we'll include you in a FaceTime, Skype, or phone call, snap chats, and videos sent!) And a listing in the credits.

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    Producer credit. Get a chance to view the production schedule, one liners, script revisions, and plot lines prior to shooting.

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    Executive Producer credit. Get a single card at the beginning of the credits of the film. Direct say over decisions made in the film.

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Funding period

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