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Keep Running Wild

Since 2010, we have relied on our supportive followers and growing audience to make independent films. With your help, we've produced more than ten feature films and over 100 short projects!

Now we're busier than ever with two feature films coming up for release, another about to enter production this Fall and more on the horizon. 

Keep Running Wild with us! 

Blood Country

Our first Western (we plan to make a lot more!) comes out this Fall. So why do need help with that?

Well, after working with distribution companies with poor results, we decided to stay independent and release our own movies. This worked really well with Durant's Never Closes: the movie played in 23 theaters around the U.S. 

The 1st Round of Release Dates for Blood Country
The 1st Round of Release Dates for Blood Country

For Blood Country, we want to go over bigger. So far we have announced nine release dates and more are coming. It takes a lot of energy and resources to distribute a movie. We need your help to get Blood Country out to a wider audience! 

We have some awesome rewards for this Mississippi-made Western! Check them out:

Blood Country DVDs

You can get your own copy of the movie and have it in time for Christmas or pick it up early at one of our showings!

"What Might a Man Do" T-Shirts

The tagline for our movie "What Might a Man Do" is spoken by our main character, outlaw Joe Loftin. These shirts, designed by Deep Fried T-shirt Company in Oxford, Mississippi come in RED or BLACK. Let us know which one you want! 

The Blood Country Slate

The Official Blood Country Slate
The Official Blood Country Slate

You can own our slate (you know, the thing that we clap before a take), used every day on the set of Blood Country! This battle-worn trophy of filmmaking, decorated by our Assistant Camera Cat Leatherwood, can be yours. There's only one!

Bride of Violence

In January of this year, we made horror/thriller Bride of Violence based on the short story by famous crime author Lawrence Block. 

We actually just completed picture lock on it (editing is done) and now the movie moves to sound mixing, color correction and composing the score. We need your help, not only to complete this process, but to make sure this movie also finds an audience! 

We are considering several film festivals for Bride of Violence and any help you provide us will allow us to submit this low-budget horror movie to national and international film festivals! 

We are providing some awesome rewards related to Bride of Violence!

Bride of Violence DVDs

Be the first to own a copy of our horror/thriller! If we can complete the film with your help in the next couple months, DVDs will be sent out in time for Christmas. 

The Bloody Nail

Dennis (played by Dylan Bronte) holds the bloody nail
Dennis (played by Dylan Bronte) holds the bloody nail

The most important prop in our horror movie is a nail, used for quite disturbing purposes on several occasions. You can collect this one and only speciality item we used during filming!

Executive Producer 

This is your chance to be listed as one of the executive producers on our film. We will include your name on IMDb and in the opening and end credits of the movie. 

The Cornbread Cosa Nostra

That's right, we have a new film we'll be producing this Fall! The Cornbread Cosa Nostra is a 1980s set crime movie about the notorious Dixie Mafia. We would describe the movie as Miami Vice by way of the Coen Brothers... wild, we know :)

Jeremy London, who acted in Blood Country, returns to play the lead role in this film, joined by an awesome cast of actors from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. 

Help us make the movie as good as it can be! Here are some fun ways to support our project and get involved:

Lunch with Jeremy London & Travis Mills!

Sit down at a restaurant on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for lunch with actor/producer Jeremy London and writer/director Travis Mills! Let's et some good Southern food and talk about making movies!

Visit the Set During Production

A location scouting picture taken by Travis Mills in Ocean Springs
A location scouting picture taken by Travis Mills in Ocean Springs

This is your opportunity to witness the creation of our new film! Join us on set where you can chat with cast and crew, watch us shoot The Cornbread Cosa Nostra, and learn the independent filmmaking process at Running Wild! We are very excited to have you be our guest. 

Your Cameo Role

You receive a cameo role in the movie with dialog! We will find a character just right for you with at least one spoken line in our film. And don't worry, you won't end up on the cutting room floor. We are proud to include you in our film. 

Executive Producer 

Be an executive on our new film! Your name will be on IMDb and in the opening/end credits of The Cornbread Cosa Nostra. Enjoy being a key part of the making of our film, talking with director Travis Mills about the process, reading the script, and much more! 

Bonus!

Porch Time T-Shirts

 

Risks and challenges

It's tough to keep a film company alive in the ever-changing world of cinema. However we've been doing it since 2010 and we're not going to stop!

I run all aspects of the company (writing, producing, social media, etc.) with guidance from Gus Edwards (co-founder) and help from a group of freelance filmmakers (James Alire, Nick Fornwalt, Jared Kovacs and others) who work on various projects we do.

The risk for every film we make is to produce a quality film that can also be a commercial success and embraced by audiences. The biggest challenge is to keep up the momentum we have while staying fresh and making good films!

Literally every dollar you donate to our case encourages us to do what we do and keep reaching for greater heights.

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    Special Thanks!

    We will thank you on our Facebook page and also provide you a special thanks credit on IMDb for our new film THE CORNBREAD COSA NOSTRA.

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    Blood Country on DVD!

    Get your copy of our Western set in Mississippi, BLOOD COUNTRY!

    Pick it up at one of our shows or we will ship in time for Christmas!

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    Bride of Violence on DVD!

    Own Running Wild's first feature-length horror film, BRIDE OF VIOLENCE.

    We will ship in time for Christmas!

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    Our New Documentary on DVD!

    You receive a copy of our new documentary about Douglas Turner Ward on DVD once the film is finished.

    Help us finish this film about the theatre legend and you can own your own copy!

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    Porch Time!

    "I Need Some Porch Time" T-shirts are back. Get yours while we've got 'em :)

    Pick it up at one of our Blood Country shows or we will ship it to you in time for Christmas!

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    Blood Country T-Shirt

    Get your own BLOOD COUNTRY T-shirt to wear around town!

    Pick it up at one of our Blood Country shows or we will ship it to you in time for Christmas!

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    Cornbread Cosa Nostra Poster!

    You receive the poster for our new movie THE CORNBREAD COSA NOSTRA, designed by Ben Prisk (animator on Squidbillies & Aqua Teen Hunger Force).

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    Blood Country Poster!

    You receive the poster for our BLOOD COUNTRY!

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    Running Wild Movie Collection!

    With this reward, you can own six of our movies on DVD!

    Add Durant's Never Closes, Porches and Private Eyes, Don't Come Around Here, The Curse of the Dragon Sword, Blood Country and Bride of Violence to your movie collection!

    This one will be at your house in time for Christmas too :)

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    1 Hour Film School with Travis Mills

    Skype or Facetime with Director Travis Mills for an in-depth one hour discussion about how we make movies.

    Plus you get to read the script for our new movie The Cornbread Cosa Nostra before we make it!

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    Lunch with Jeremy London & Travis Mills

    Actor Jeremy London and director Travis Mills treat you to lunch at a restaurant on the Mississippi Gulf Coast!

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    Visit our Set!

    You get to visit our set on one of the shoot days for our new film THE CORNBREAD COSA NOSTRA. Watch us create the movie live and get to know our cast/crew.

    All filming takes place on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Travel/lodging not included with this reward.

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    Cameo Role in Our New Film

    You can play a cameo role in our new film, THE CORNBREAD COSA NOSTRA, an 80s thriller about the Dixie Mafia.

    Your cameo will be a speaking role and you will get IMDb credit as part of the cast.

    Does not include travel/lodging. Filming takes place in Mississippi.

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    Own the Blood Country Slate!

    You can own the slate used during the making of our Western BLOOD COUNTRY (you know the thing we clap before every take!)

    Fully decorated by our Assistant Camera Cat Leatherwood (see picture in our "Story" section), this is a treasured item from the making of our film which can be your keepsake.

    PLUS a DVD copy of Blood Country.

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    Business Sponsorship!

    Your business logo appears in front of one of our new films at all theatrical showings! You can pick which new movie of ours you'd like it to be featured on: Bride of Violence, The Cornbread Cosa Nostra, or our Douglas Turner Ward documentary.

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    Executive Producer on Bride of Violence!

    We will give you an executive producer credit on our horror/thriller feature film BRIDE OF VIOLENCE for helping us finish post-production and distribute the film.

    PLUS receive a DVD copy of the film and a signed copy of the screenplay!

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    Executive Producer on our Documentary!

    You can earn an executive producer credit on our documentary about Douglas Turner Ward. Help us finish this film about the African-American Theatre Legend and remind the world of his great work.

    Your name will be added as executive producer on the end credits of the film and on IMDb. You will also receive a DVD copy of the film.

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    Executive Producer on our New Film!

    You earn an executive producer credit on our new film THE CORNBREAD COSA NOSTRA, an 80s thriller about the Dixie Mafia.

    PLUS read the script and visit our set for the making of the film!

    Thank you for helping us produce the film!

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