When Remington meets a girl featured in several dreams about his own death, he must decide whether to run from love or risk his life. Read more
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About this project
REM is the passion of 20+ creatives in the Denton filmmaking community. We are collaborating to create something beautiful, and – we hope – something that will speak to the core of everyone who comes into contact with this story.
Remington Blake, a young vacuum salesman and heir to a great fortune, is having recurring dreams of his own death. Strangely enough, he is also having dreams of a beautiful woman whom he has never met. As the dreams increase with intensity and frequency, so do his feelings for this mysterious woman.
Remington’s brother, Everett, prepares to marry the ever spunky Emily Dodd, however the violent and foreboding nature of Remington’s dreams begins to put a shroud over their relationship and the upcoming event. When Remington meets the woman he has been dreaming about in real life, their relationship propels him towards the events of his death, leaving him with an impossible decision between love and life.
Remington is the main character. He is in his early 20′s. He’s distracted, reserved, tidy, and organized. Undriven. He works as a door to door vacuum cleaner salesman and lives with his brother Everett.
Nora is the love interest. She is in her early twenties, dressed in vintage and punk. She is undisciplined, artistic, isolated, and a bit snarky. She’s trying to do her best, though, amidst it all.
Everett is Remington’s older brother – facetious, overbearing, but caring. He dresses a bit 90′s, is a bit sloppy, and can't avoid a good bit of sarcasm.
Emily is Everett’s lively fiancée and friend and confidante to Remington. She is spirited, fanciful, elegant, and factual.
JEREMY OTTENS - DIRECTOR
GABRIEL KONKLE - WRITER/DIRECTOR
RYAN POLLY - CINEMATOGRAPHER
- Producer: Dalton Kane
- Production Manager: Donald Cadenhead
- Production Assistant: Bijan Zadeh
- Production Assistant: Clay Golden
- Production Assistant: Lauren Maffey
- Script Supervisor/Editor: Breanne Kerzee
- Camera Operator: Daniel Routh
- Camera Production Assistant: Jay Erwin
- Camera Production Assistant: Jonathan Graham
- Lighting Technician: Tyler Burns
- Lighting Technician: Thomas Whiteside
- Grip: Stephen Jackson
- Grip: Evan Rios
- Creative Director/Casting Director: Amie Fendrick
- Composer: Matthew Minich
- Set Decorator: Elisabeth McClain
- Wardrobe Stylist: Sarah Wells
- Make Up Artist: Kristin Colaneri
- Illustrator: Christian Prince
We've come to Kickstarter to ask for your help to fund our film. Movies take a lot of money. Our crew and cast are doing all of the work for this film for free. Every cent is going to the quality of the production. We are raising funds for purchasing and renting gear, wardrobe, set decoration, props, and countless other administrative costs that go along with filming.
That's where you come in. We're asking for $8,000. This isn't the friendly, breathing-room number, either. This has been hacked down to the bare bones that we can do this film for and still do it justice.
We believe in you, though. As much as we hope you believe in us. That's why we've created extra goals. We believe we can go beyond the $8,000 mark. We feel like you've got that. That's cake. Let's really make this dream a reality. Help us blow the world away with what Denton can do in film!
THE BARE BONES - $8,000
This is the hacked and slashed budget that we fought hard to get to you. We don't want to play any games; we're serious about making this film. We don't need to eat; we don't need to sleep. We'll stretch our bones to stretch this budget as far as the film will take us.
THE BUDGET - $12,000
This is the actual budget we originally came up with when we sat down to detail out everything that we'd need for the production. To have the breathing room, margin, and better equipment that this budget allows would be immense. You would get a better quality film, things would run much smoother, and we would all be prouder to call this a Denton-made film.
THE PROMOTION - $16,000
A film is only good if it's seen, right? This budget includes all the fees, travel fares, and marketing costs necessary to participate in a proper film festival circuit. This would put Denton on the map, as well as share the story of REM to a much wider audience.
THE PAYCHECK - $20,000
This is, quite simply, where we pay our actors. These talented individuals are coming from all around the area on their own dime. This budget provides them with modest pay, better on-set food, better wardrobe, and other accommodations. This film hinges on their success. Let's give them some drive!
THE DIRECTOR'S CUT - $30,000
This is the film we'd really love to make. This would give us much better equipment (lighting, sound, lenses – everything that makes a movie beautiful) and all around better creative control to make a film that would blow even our expectations out of the water. It would be gorgeous. Think about it.
THE BLOCKBUSTER - $50,000
Now, we know $50,000 is actually pretty modest to call something a "Blockbuster." But we feel we can create a truly remarkable product with the resourcefulness that we used to plan the film with only $8,000. With this budget, we would also sow into future productions, creating a full-fledged production company.
Risks and challenges
It's inevitable. Something will go wrong. This is a film, after all, involving more than 30 cast and crew and several moving parts. Whether it's something with the soundtrack or delays in shipping, we understand that production probably won't go as we hoped or planned for. But we're not alone.
We have a dedicated crew of 20+ people, but we'll also be counting on the support of the community here. Denton has a filmmaker's collective with over 60 members, and we also have contact with some of the leading filmmakers in the area. Luckily, we have the support we need if something overwhelming or unexpected comes our way.
But mundane mistakes and reshoots are probably what we'll face, which will just take a little gumption and a lot of patience.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
BE A BACKER! Your name appearing in the film's ending credits as a “backer” and access to the backers-only section of our website (behind the scenes photos, outtakes, deleted scenes, etc.)Estimated delivery:
WATCH THE FILM! Get an HD Digital download of “REM” after its film festival run + backer access.Estimated delivery:
HEAR THE FILM! Listen to the original soundtrack produced by Matthew Minich on your brand new CD (mailed to you) + the digital download and backer access. It includes compositions by Matthew Minich and Daniel Routh and hosts the talents of several local musicians.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
OWN THE FILM! Receive a physical DVD of the film + the soundtrack, digital download, and backer access. This DVD will not only feature the film, but also a short documentary on the making of the film, as well as plenty of other behind the scenes extras. Sent after the film's festival run.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
GET THE POSTER! You will receive a limited edition 11x17 REM Poster + a DVD, the soundtrack, digital download, and backer access. This is the all-around package: art, music, film. What more could you ask?Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
OWN THE BLU-RAY! For all who had more to ask. Watch the film in glittering new Blu-ray + get the poster, soundtrack, digital download, and backer access. This includes all the behind the scenes features of the DVD. Shipped after the film's festival run.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
COME TO THE SCREENING! You get two tickets to the very first, invitation-only screening of the finished film here in Denton + .the Blu-ray or DVD (your choice,) poster, soundtrack, digital download, and backer access. (Does not include travel or accommodations.)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
THAT'S A WRAP! Come to our exclusive wrap party for just the cast and crew after filming is complete where we will screen some of the raw, uncut scenes from the film and celebrate the summer's hard work. Also get a copy of the final script signed by the directors and cast + tickets to the Denton screening, the Blu-ray or DVD (your choice,) poster, soundtrack, digital download, and backer access. (Does not include travel or accommodations.)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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THE ART OF DREAMS! There are several paintings shown in the film, including the ones Remington paints himself. With this reward, you get one of these rare and one-of-a-kind paintings created by talented artists in the area just for the film + an invitation to our wrap party, two tickets to the Denton screening, the Blu-ray or DVD (your choice,) poster, soundtrack, digital download, and backer access. Dreams are marvelous creations. Why not own a creation about dreams?Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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DREAM WITH US! Receive the one and only dream journal used by Remington in the film. This is chock full of original drawings shown in the film and some never before seen, all inspired by the film. This journal also has detailed accounts of Remington's dreams leading up to the film, including ones from his childhood. Many of these are never shown or spoke of in the film. Unlock the secrets of REM with what you find inside + get an invitation to our wrap party, two tickets to the Denton screening, the Blu-ray or DVD (your choice,) poster, soundtrack, digital download, and backer access.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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BE AN ASSOCIATE PRODUCER! Come on set with us during shooting, sit in on editing sessions and “work-in-progress” viewings, get an IMDb credit, and be an integral part of this film! + You will also get an invitation to our wrap party, two tickets to the Denton screening, the Blu-ray or DVD (your choice,) poster, soundtrack, and digital download. (Travel and accommodations are not included.)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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BE A PRODUCER! You are a full-fledged producer! Your name will be credited in the OPENING SCENES of the film! You will share this slot with no more than one other person. + Get all the benefits of being an Associate Producer (Behind the scenes access, IMDb credit, and all the other prizes listed therein.)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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BE THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER! You are it. You helped us make our dream a reality. We would love for you to come along with us to the world premiere of “REM.” We will pay for traveling expenses and accommodations. We just want you along for the ride when we show this movie to the world at its film festival premiere. You will also get tickets to some films of your choice at the festival we will be going to, not to mention your name in print on the official movie poster. + You get all the perks of being a Producer above (Opening scene and IMDb credit, behind the scenes access, and all the other rewards listed therein.)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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