Greater Threat is a dramatic action movie showing how far an undercover cop will go to help a father save his daughter from a sex slave syndicate.
WHAT IS “GREATER THREAT”
Greater Threat is a dramatic action movie about syndicates that operate sex slave rings. We are an independent movie shot on a very low budget. It is a full length feature film shot in true high definition wide screen.
The story line shows how far a father will go to save his daughter from a prostitution ring and how far an undercover cop will go to bring down the syndicate behind it. Check out our web site to get a feel for the movie and see the trailer - as the movie stands today: www.GreaterThreat.com
WHO WE ARE
Greater Threat is a collaborative effort by a lot of dedicated and highly motivated people in the Cleveland, Ohio area that simply wanted to make a good movie. We also wanted a movie that carried a strong message with it concerning the underworld of sex slave rings and how they work. Everyone on the movie set, both behind and in front of the camera, donated their time free of charge to the project. Most of it was shot on long weekends and we shot continuously for over a year. Yeah, that’s right – we all thought it would take a lot less time!
WHAT WE’VE DONE SO FAR
We completed a 90 minute version of the movie and submitted it to the “Action On Film” festival in Pasadena, California. It was not only accepted, but we were thrilled to learn we were nominated for Best in Show and also Best Cinematography, and we won the award for Excellence in US Independent Film Making.
We also took the film to the American Film Market, which is like the world's fair of filmmaking in Santa Monica, CA. After talking with many reputable distributors, we were encouraged... very encouraged… to somehow involve an A-list or highly recognizable actor to help sell the movie to audiences on a much grander scale. They said our movie had the look and feel of a studio picture.
WHAT WE WILL DO WITH THE MONEY FROM KICK STARTER
It was very cool to hear distributors tell us that A-list actors should be in Greater Threat! What an endorsement of our movie! Well, our first thought was, a popular actor could cost more than we spent on the whole project.
Nevertheless, we wrote a new prelude for the movie, added a couple new scenes and contacted several good actors... actors with household names. We were a bit surprised to hear how much they liked the project and maybe more importantly, that they were willing to accept our low budget offer which was much less than they would usually get.
Just to clarify, because we get a lot of questions about this - we will take the 90 minute movie as it is today and take out only a few scenes. Then will add a new beginning to the movie (the prelude) and add the couple new scenes ( in the middle and end). These new scenes will have the new “highly recognizable” actor in them.
One of the actors we approached, and think would do well in our movie, is Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill 1 & 2, Sin City). As Director, I received a few phone calls from Michael who I found business like but easy to talk to. He expressed his interest in acting in Greater Threat and gave me his home phone number, saying he would like a call when we get the financing in place. Michael liked the action part for the prelude which has his character at an international airport. There he tries to escape from the ICE Agent with exploding planes, airport fire fighting equipment and helicopters overhead. All of this is in place thanks to many very supportive people!
All we need now is your generous pledge which will be used to bring a very recognizable actor to Cleveland, Ohio for about 3 long days of shooting. We will shoot 4 days if we exceed our goal! Together we can enhance an already great movie and pave the way for world wide distribution!!
From all of us with Greater Threat –
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT !!!!
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Thank you for your interest and for joining the team!! In appreciation we will give you an 8.5” X 11” poster with a personalized signed “Thank You” by the Director (Raymond O’Neill) and Director of Photography (William Johns).
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The above & thank you very much again! The new Greater Threat movie REMAKE DVD with the case sleeve signed by the Director and the Director of Photography with personalized thanks! We expect that to be available in the early part of next year.
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All of the above and the following & many thanks: The Director’s cut of the 143 minute DVD movie Greater Threat BEFORE the remake, with the case sleeve signed by the Director, Director of Photography and a least two of the main actors!
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All of the above and the following & many thanks: Director’s cut of behind the scenes footage, gags and bloopers on DVD! YES – it’s very funny!! A lot of awkward mistakes - that’s why it’s not available to the general public!
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All of the above and the following & many thanks: A Greater Threat MOVIE T-SHIRT! Also, at least 10 deleted scenes from the movie on DVD with commentary by the Director!
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This reward STANDS ON ITS OWN. You will have to pledge twice to get this and other rewards described above. Many thanks!! The following reward is a little tricky but here goes – be a FEATURED EXTRA !! We find that we have a need for number of (featured) extras that have one or two lines, maybe more. Most average every day people can perform well for this type of limited role. Most of our shooting, but not all, is on the weekends. After we reach our funding goal we would need pictures of you to determine a best fit. You will get CREDIT IN THE MOVIE ! If instead, you have interest in behind the scene participation we will work with you on that. By the way – we think the people on our movie set are very dedicated but they make it a fun time, really!!
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All of the above and the following (free of charge): VIP passes to the GREATER THREAT WORLD MOVIE PREMIERE for you and one friend! It will be a red carpet and black tie (optional) event! To be held in Cleveland, Ohio on a Sunday early afternoon. We will give you a TWO (2) MONTH ADVANCED NOTICE so you can set the day aside for the premiere! We are planning for it sometime in the Spring of next year. See www.GreaterThreat.com, for pictures of our last red carpet premiere! Free VIP seating for you and your guest in the front rows of the Movie Premiere!
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All of the above and the following (free of charge): VIP passes to the GREATER THREAT WORLD MOVIE PREMIERE with *L I M O U S I N E* pick up and drop off for you and one (1) guest!! You will be in the limo with others going to the Premiere & it is a good chance to socialize! Drop off at a red carpet and black tie (optional) event. Check out www.GreaterThreat.com, go to the “Behind Scenes” tab to see pictures of our “limo parties”!!
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All of the above (except rewards where the limit is met) and the following (free of charge): VIP passes to the MOVIE AFTER PARTY for you and your guest! This follows immediately after the movie Premiere. Includes a reserved table! The After Party includes hors d’oeurves and entertainment. You will be introduced as one of the supporters of the movie. This is a great time to network and party!!
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All of the above (except rewards where the limit is met) and the following (free of charge): VIP passes for you and one guest to the Greater Threat PRIVATE “PRE-PARTY” event! To be held the night before the Premiere for all actors and crew. Meet & mingle - get signatures! This will be on the Saturday evening before the Premiere.
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This reward STANDS ON ITS OWN. You will have to pledge twice to get this and other rewards described above. Many thanks!! One (1) WEEK at a * V A C A T I O N * LAKE HOUSE * in the Blue Ridge Mountains on Smith Mountain Lake!! This is a contemporary 5 bedroom house on a wooded lot with an all natural PRIVATE sandy beach!! Its located 45 minutes south of Roanoke, VA. The house is considered the best renting house on the lake that has 500 miles of shore line! Check out www.sml-vacations.com, go to “vacation rentals” and then “O’Neill’s Getaway” to see pictures and a description of this beautiful lake house. This is for OFF SEASON ONLY - the rental week can not have any days in June, July and August. A VALUE OF OVER *$1400*!!! If you want to split it into two long weekends let us know & we will work with you! Scenes from the movie were shot here. If you’ve been thinking of a vacation getaway – you will never get a better deal than this!! Tell your friends about this great deal!! All existing rental rules apply. There is a $400 damage deposit to be returned within 30 days minus any damage expenses. Renter must be 25 years of age. The only additional fee is a $95 cleaning charge that is standard when renting this vacation home. This reward must be used within one (1) year of the funding date of this project.
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All of the above and the following & many many thanks: Credit in the movie as ASSOCIATE PRODUCER and listed on IMDB! A personalized “Thank You” letter from the Director! A day on the movie set to talk with the actors and get pictures taken of you with the cast & crew. We will have a good color printer on set so you can get personalized signatures on your pictures right after taking them with actors! Cool!!
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All of the above and the following & our many thanks & gratitude: Credit in the movie as EXECUTIVE PRODUCER and listed on IMDB! VIP passes to the GREATER THREAT MOVIE PREMIERE with PRIVATE LIMOUSINE pick up and drop off for you and FIVE (5) FRIENDS!! You will be seated with the actors & staff and will be introduced individually as a supporter of the movie! Drop off at a the red carpet and black tie (optional) event!
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