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Loved the book and movie The Prestige? Be part of the magic again with The Stooge. You will love what happens next... Read more

Los Angeles, CA Shorts
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Loved the book and movie The Prestige? Be part of the magic again with The Stooge. You will love what happens next...

Los Angeles, CA Shorts
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Our Story:
 
Every movie has two things in common: they’re magical, and they begin with a dream.  And sometimes, the movie itself is a magical, thrilling story about a man with a dream.  “The Stooge” is that movie.
 
British Author Christopher Priest.
British Author Christopher Priest.
From a screenplay by acclaimed writer Christopher Priest (author of “The Prestige”), the story follows Barry, a downtrodden but determined man who dreams of changing his life by working as a magician’s assistant.  Once he enters the world of a legendary illusionist, a beautiful, mysterious showgirl, and their awe-inspiring stage act,  Barry soon realizes that the art of magic reveals more surprises than he could ever have imagined.
 
Actor Pat Scott plays Barry, the Stooge.
Actor Pat Scott plays Barry, the Stooge.

And just like Barry, we, the filmmakers, are hoping for a chance to realize our biggest dreams.


Our Purpose:

AREKITA PRODUCTIONS is raising at least $15,000 for the production of THE STOOGE.  Our immediate goal is to present the finished film for the purpose of showcasing the abilities of the multi-talented creative team we have formed, in an effort to secure investors for future feature film projects and provide us with the means to prove our mission statement: to produce motion pictures of extraordinary quality that raise the bar throughout the industry and provide audiences with innovative, thought-provoking, and enjoyable entertainment.

We are already involved in the development and pre-production phases of our project, and the next logical step is to secure financing.  We believe that the quality of our project will benefit greatly from members of our award-winning production team and their impressive track records of proven industry experience, including producer/production manager Tom Joyner, cinematographer Nancy Schreiber, and director Rogelio Fojo.


Vegas Mentalist & Anthropologist Paul Draper plays Milton The Magician.
Vegas Mentalist & Anthropologist Paul Draper plays Milton The Magician.

Budget and Production Plan:

Every member of our production team will be devoting their talents and efforts in such a way that allows our budget to be mostly allocated toward production expenses and submission fees for film festivals and industry showcases, and catering. Post-production services will be provided at no cost by a prominent post-production facility. Depending on financing, a foreseeable date to begin shooting is late July, 2012.

Actors Adam Royce Sonnet and Elle Sonnet at recording session.
Actors Adam Royce Sonnet and Elle Sonnet at recording session.
How You Can Help By Using Kickstarter:

Click the big green button that says BACK THIS PROJECT, then tell a friend to do the same.  We sincerely appreciate any amount you’re able to give.

For more questions, please contact our director, Rogelio Fojo: rogefojo@yahoo.com

You can also visit our website: www.thestoogemovie.com

Thank you very much!


The Stooge Team.
The Stooge Team.
The Stooge guys work non-stop.
The Stooge guys work non-stop.
Voice recording session.
Voice recording session.

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    All of the above plus invitation to The Stooge wrap-up party and premiere and first edition of award-winning novel signed by author Christopher Priest.

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