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Christopher Good's first feature film, an absurdist comedy about best friends in the Ozarks trying to have the summer of their lives.
Christopher Good's first feature film. Produced by Megan Mantia. Starring Jimmy Darrah and Wilson Vance.
Christopher Good's first feature film. Produced by Megan Mantia. Starring Jimmy Darrah and Wilson Vance.
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Please take a moment to "like" the Mudjackin' Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mudjackin. Thanks!

Hi! 

My name is Christopher Good. I'm raising money to make a narrative feature film entitled Mudjackin'. To date I've written, directed, photographed, and edited two short films: "Return of the Gumshoe Kids" and "Holy Moly" (only 12 minutes and viewable below!). This will be my first feature. I'm really, really excited- and I need your help!

In Mudjackin', Dustin and Travis are best friends who share a mudjacking business, a rap-metal band, and a pact to make the upcoming summer the summer of their lives. Soon, though, their livelihoods are threatened by a newly-arrived team of rival mudjackers, their hopes of winning a local battle of the bands undermined by a maddeningly glib Creedence Clearwater Revival cover band, and their dreams of an idyllic summer shattered by the emergence of a bizarre murder mystery. Mudjackin' is a freewheeling absurdist comedy set in the Ozarks of Missouri and shot in the Ozarks and Kansas City, Missouri.

I'm going to write, direct, photograph, and edit the movie, and produce it alongside Megan Mantia (http://www.meganmantia.com/), who also produced "Holy Moly" with me. The film will star Jimmy Darrah ("Holy Moly"), Alex Moss ("Return of the Gumshoe Kids"), Shannon Michalski (of SSION), and Leone Anne Reeves. 

We're going to start shooting later this summer- and this is where you come in! There are a lot of costs involved with making a feature film, and so our goal is to raise $20,000. Time is short, and every dollar counts- we need your Kickstarter support in order to pay our actors and crew, rent and purchase necessary filmmaking equipment, rent locations, and pay for post-production necessities such as sound mixing. Once the film is complete we'll be entering it into film festivals and getting it as widely seen as possible. 

Kansas City is full of amazing, talented people and is a great place to make a movie. We want to make something extraordinary that helps demonstrate this and raises the national profile of the Kansas City film and art scenes. Please take a look at "Holy Moly" below and consider making a contribution to the production of Mudjackin' via Kickstarter, and also by spreading the word on Facebook, Twitter, and through emails and word of mouth. 

Thanks,

Christopher Good

P.S. The "Holy Moly" promo artwork referred to in the incentives breakdown to the right is viewable here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=135517123184966&set=a.132293343507344.24743.132287010174644&type=1&theater

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    Thanks! In addition to our undying gratitude you'll receive access to exclusive online behind-the-scenes photos of the production as it's in progress!

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    Thank you!!! You'll receive a color print of the hand-drawn promo artwork for Christopher Good's short film "Holy Moly", signed by Christopher Good, plus exclusive online behind-the-scenes photography of the production in progress!

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    YES!!! Twenty-five big ones!! You'll receive a dvd of Christopher Good's short film "Holy Moly", signed by the writer-director, in addition to a Special Thanks credit in the film, an autographed color print of the "Holy Moly" promo artwork, and exclusive online behind-the-scenes photography of the production in progress!

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    Oh my goodness!! Thank you so much!!! You've just earned yourself a Mudjackin' t-shirt, an autographed dvd of Christopher Good's short film "Holy Moly", a Special Thanks credit in the movie, a signed color print of the "Holy Moly" promo artwork, and access to exclusive online behind-the-scenes photography of the production in progress!

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    Oh man!!! You're an absolute gem!! And for such generosity we'd like to give you two tickets to a private cast-and-crew screening in Kansas City of the completed film, a Mudjackin' t-shirt, a signed dvd of Christopher Good's short film "Holy Moly", a Special Thanks credit in the movie, an autographed color print of the "Holy Moly" promo artwork, and exclusive online behind-the-scenes photography of the production in progress!!!

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    Wowzers!!! Thanks! If you can get yourself to the Kansas City area we'd like to reward you with a cameo appearance in Mudjackin', plus two tickets to a private cast-and-crew screening in Kansas City of the completed film, a Mudjackin' t-shirt, a signed dvd of Christopher Good's short film "Holy Moly", a Special Thanks credit in the movie, an autographed color print of the "Holy Moly" promo artwork, and access to exclusive online behind-the-scenes photography of the production in progress!!!

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    Five hundred DOLLARS?!!! You're incredible! So incredible, in fact, that you'll receive an original piece of hand-drawn artwork by Christopher Good, and, if you're in the Kansas City area during shooting, we'll give you a cameo role in the movie! You'll also receive two tickets to a private cast-and-crew screening of the completed film in Kansas City, a Mudjackin' t-shirt, a signed dvd of Christopher Good's short film "Holy Moly", a Special Thanks credit in the movie, an autographed color print of the "Holy Moly" promo artwork, and access to exclusive online behind-the-scenes photography of the production in progress!!!

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    Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!! If you're in the Kansas City area you'll receive a free photo shoot by documenteur Megan Mantia. Plus, Megan will come to your home and cook you a delicious meal! You'll also receive a cameo in Mudjackin', a pair of tickets to a private cast-and-crew screening of the completed film in Kansas City, in addition to a Mudjackin' t-shirt, a signed dvd of Christopher Good's short film "Holy Moly", a Special Thanks credit in the movie, an autographed color print of the "Holy Moly" promo artwork, and access to exclusive online behind-the-scenes photography of the production in progress!!!

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    Twenty-five hundred dollars is a HUGE chunk of our goal, and therefore: Executive Producer = YOU!!! You'll receive an Executive Producer credit on the film, a free photo shoot and home-cooked meal from documenteur Megan Mantia, a cameo appearance in Mudjackin' (photo shoot/ meal/ cameo in Kansas City area only), two tickets to a private cast-and-crew screening of the completed film in Kansas City, a Mudjackin' t-shirt, a signed dvd of Christopher Good's short film "Holy Moly", a Special Thanks credit in the movie, a signed color print of the "Holy Moly" promo artwork, and access to exclusive online behind-the-scenes photography of the production in progress!!!

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    You've just funded a full QUARTER of the movie!!! Christopher Good will write, direct, photograph and edit a commercial for your business or a music video for your band/ anything else you might want or need a music video for!!! You'll also receive an Executive Producer credit on the movie, and a free photo shoot and home-cooked meal from documenteur Megan Mantia. You'll also get an original piece of hand-drawn artwork by Christopher Good, a cameo appearance in Mudjackin' (photo shoot/ meal/ cameo in Kansas City area only), a pair of tickets to a private cast-and-crew screening of the completed film in Kansas City, a Mudjackin' t-shirt, a signed dvd of Christopher Good's short film "Holy Moly", a Special Thanks credit in the movie, a signed color print of the "Holy Moly" promo artwork, and access to exclusive online behind-the-scenes photography of the production in progress!!!

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