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"It's good to have dreams, but don't let go of the wheel" -- How far will you go, what price would you pay to be seen? Accepted? Celebrated?
Our site is www.GoldenBoyFilm.com!
"It's good to have dreams, but don't let go of the wheel" -- How far will you go, what price would you pay to be seen? Accepted? Celebrated? Our site is www.GoldenBoyFilm.com!
577 backers pledged $55,685 to help bring this project to life.

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Los Angeles is the city of promise, glamour and fame.  But it’s also the city of broken dreams, hopes lost and bitter despair.  

Beachwood Drive is the street that leads to the Hollywood sign, the beacon of hopes and dreams.  James Myers, a kid broken by his past, will literally go to any lengths for a taste of acceptance and wealth.  He meets Natalie, an aspiring photographer.  Still naive to the world around her, she uses every opportunity to show truth through her photography without grasping the consequences of the truth exposed.  James' friendship with the enigmatic Houston leads him on a roller coaster ride into the world of CQ, a generous entrepreneur. CQ offers James an entrance into the world he desires, but what price will he pay? What will that world do to the ones around him? 

On Beachwood Drive there is wealth and promise, trust and seduction, betrayal and redemption.  "In Los Angeles, people seek to become a part of the glitz and the glamour. We don’t admit that we wander aimlessly in hopes that someone will see us and realize how extraordinary we truly are.”  

Chasing your dreams takes drive but don't let go of the wheel.

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Think Requiem for a Dream, Less Than Zero, Trainspotting
Think Requiem for a Dream, Less Than Zero, Trainspotting

 Why do we want to make this film?  Glad you asked!

This is a story of the universal themes of alienation and desire that we believe needs to be told. The lessons to be learned from this story speak to the very heart of the human condition. And we are passionate about bringing this story to you.

James is our everyman. He is alone, broken by the past, searching for a better future. Houston is the poster boy for the future that James is seeking. Natalie is a young artist who idealistically believes she can change the world with her art. However, in this world of glitz and glamour nothing is ever what it seems. 

What makes Beachwood Drive different is the core relationship between James, Houston and Natalie. Three lost souls offer each other comfort, love, and ultimately redemption. 

Temptation is everywhere
Temptation is everywhere

We put together an ambitious team devoted to seeing this film succeed.  We can promise you that we will work insanely hard and every dollar you give will be used to create a cinematic experience that you will make you proud.  When this film plays on silver screens around the country, you’ll be able to point to it and with us proudly say “I made that.”

In the age of crowdsourcing, you are the new gatekeepers. We ask you to partner with us and say “YES!”  Say yes to a bringing a passionate, compellingly honest story to life!  THANK YOU – we could not do any of this without you!!!  

Financial Support

We have a truly great script, an incredible team and an artistic vision but without your donations, Beachwood Drive can not become a reality.  Making a movie is expensive!  Here's just a partial list of what your donations will pay for:

  • Camera/Dolly Equipment
  • VFX
  • Lights
  • Locations
  • Props
  • Wardrobe
  • Sound Equipment
  • Stunts
  • Crew i.e. cinematographer, sound mixer, gaffer, etc.
  • Studio time for original music
  • Musicians
  • Feeding as many as 30 people twice a day for several days 

$50,000 gets eaten up pretty quick when you're making a film!  And that's just to get the footage!  After that, we'll need to pay for post-production, editing, sound design, mastering, color correction, ADR, festival submission fees, and the list goes on and on!  That's why we are reaching for a stretch goal of $75,000!

 We ask you to support us in bringing this story to life!

Think about this: if every one viewing this page received a DVD at the $50 level, we'd blow past our goal plus our post production needs. That's the magic of crowdfunding - 20 bucks here, 100 bucks there can add up quick, but you have to donate for it to work!

Stretch Goals
Stretch Goals

Please Help Us Get The Word Out!

Whether it's $10 or $10000, your donation is HUGELY appreciated and we thank you in advance for giving.  If you're not able to donate financially, we can still really use your help!  Please TELL YOUR FRIENDS about this film! Post, update, tweet, email and share this campaign with as many people as you're willing.  You never know who might be in the position to bring this story to life.  Kickstarter has some powerful sharing tools at the top of this page, and you can use the following social media sites to connect with us and spread the word on Facebook and Twitter.

The more social media shares, likes, and tweets, the higher our Kickstarter campaign reaches, leading to global exposure and even mentions in the press!!

100 bucks is great and 100 shares can be just as powerful!

Risks and challenges

We are more than accepting of the fact that risks and challenges will come up in our production. We have an amazing team supporting us already with equipment and services! We promise that no matter what happens, we will complete this project. Beachwood Drive is our heart and soul. Our goal is to make something that you can be proud of! Reaching the $50,000 mark will show investors that we are serious. Once we get the production going, we have several investment interests that will see to its completion! Your pledges will make this film happen!

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    FULL DIGITAL FILM PACKAGE

    The FULL BEACHWOOD DRIVE movie experience! The Digital Film Package includes the film, plus all the extras like artwork, a high-resolution movie poster, soundtrack, outtakes, and more! Plus you're coming to the Backers-Only Party!

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    LIMITED EDITION BEACHWOOD DRIVE MINI-POSTER SIGNED

    ALL PREVIOUS LEVELS + A mini version of our film poster, signed by the cast and filmmakers, to commemorate your participation in the making of BEACHWOOD DRIVE. We couldn't do it without you! (Add $5 for shipping. International donors add $10 for shipping.)

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    LAST WEEKEND INSTANT REWARD!
    PRINCESS SKYPE CALL OR PRINCESS PARTY + DIGITAL FILM

    Get a Princess Skype call from Queen Elsa, Princess Merida or Alice in Wonderland + Download the ENTIRE MOVIE in full 1080p HD for your viewing pleasure on a device of your choice! Increase your pledge to $100 and you get a 1 HOUR PRINCESS PARTY! Surprise your little princess NEXT WEEK! Skype calls will be delivered the week following the campaign end! For parties, you must be in the Southern California or Austin, Dallas or Houston TX areas.

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    PRE-RELEASE DVD (OR BLU-RAY)

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    SPECIAL THANKS ON IMDb & IN THE FILM

    ALL DIGITAL REWARDS + DVD + you get a Special Thanks credit in the film and on IMDb! You're also invited to our Backers-Only party! (Add $5 for shipping. International donors add $10 for shipping.)

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    *BEACHWOOD DRIVE T-SHIRT SPECIAL!*

    Limited Quantities Available!
    THE DIGITAL FILM + A LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT! A great way to commemorate becoming a Backer of Beachwood Drive and showing your support for Independent Film! You get a choice of a white shirt with original artwork from Mark Elias or a Maroon shirt with "The Hope on Beachwood Drive" Slogan! You're also invited to our Backers-Only party! Be sure to message us with your color choice and your size when you pledge! (Add $5 for shipping. International donors add $10 for shipping.)

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    BE IN THE FILM

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    LIMITED EDITION SIGNED MOVIE POSTER

    ALL DIGITAL REWARDS + DVD + A signed full-size movie poster from our cast and filmmakers! A great conversation piece for your home or office, and one that gives us a chance to personalize our appreciation of your support of independent cinema. Don't forget your invite to the Backers-Only party! (Add $5 for shipping. International donors add $10 for shipping.)

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    INVITATION TO THE WRAP PARTY

    ALL DIGITAL REWARDS + Plus an invitation to party the night away at the BEACHWOOD DRIVE Wrap Party in LA! You're also invited to the Backers-Only party!

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    TICKET TO THE LA PREMIERE

    ALL DIGITAL REWARDS + DVD + get a ticket to the premiere in Los Angeles! You'll get to be a part of the excitement and walk the red carpet with the cast! You're also invited to the Backers-Only party! (Travel not included) (Add $5 for shipping. Add $10 for International shipping.)

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    SIGNED FILM SLATE

    ALL DIGITAL PERKS + DVD + Receive an Official Slate from the set of BEACHWOOD DRIVE. Your slate will be signed by our cast and crew and mailed directly to you after we wrap. Before we send it your way, we'll take a group photo on set with your slate plus send you a behind the scenes clip of your new slate in action. An awesome piece of wall art for your home or office! You're also invited to the Backers-Only party! (Add $5 for shipping. International donors add $10 for shipping)

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    MOVIE NIGHT WITH THE CAST

    ALL DIGITAL REWARDS + DVD + We'll host a viewing party at your place with the cast! Invite all your friends and get ready for some fun! Must live in Los Angeles area. And don't forget your invite to the Backers-Only party!

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    V.I.P. DAY ON SET

    ALL DIGITAL REWARDS + DVD + A VIP day on set with the BEACHWOOD DRIVE cast and crew! Ever wanted to roll like a Hollywood big shot? Well for only $500, you'll be treated to Hollywood on a working Indie film set. Eat with the cast and crew, and watch a film get made right in front of you. Talk about a front row seat! Get in on the action with BEACHWOOD DRIVE. Plus you're hanging with us at the Backers-Only party!

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT

    ALL PREVIOUS LEVELS up to $300 Level + Associate Producer Credit and a Skype Call with the Filmmakers! You’ll be listed on IMDB and on our rolling credits as an Associate Producer and get a chance to talk shop with us via Skype. Making your own film soon? Curious about working in Hollywood? Become an AP and hit us up on Skype.

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    CO-PRODUCER

    ALL PREVIOUS LEVELS up to $300 Level + Be a Hollywood producer! Your Co-Producer credit will appear on IMDB, in the film, and on the poster. You also receive two tickets to our Los Angeles screening or any festival. You’re also invited to visit the set during shooting for an up-close look at moviemaking (travel/lodging not included).

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    CORPORATE SUPPORTER

    Own a business? Want to see that business on a 60-foot high screen in festivals around the world? How about 100s of DVDs/downloads sent to enthusiastic backers? Donate at this level and your company will be featured as a corporate supporter in our credits + promo materials.
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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

    ALL PREVIOUS LEVELS up to $300 Level + You are now part of Hollywood history! As one of the names behind BEACHWOOD DRIVE, you'll be listed as an Executive Producer on IMDB, in the film's credits, and on the movie poster. Plus, you'll get introduced to people at our Backers-Only party as an Exec Producer – pretty hot!

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    PRESENTED BY...
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    ALL PREVIOUS LEVELS up to $300 Level + Major promotion. This perk is exclusively reserved for someone with the ability to jump in and make BEACHWOOD DRIVE a reality. You will receive a single title card in the film that reads Presented by YOU + an Exec Producer credit on IMDB and our film credits. AND one of the filmmakers will come to you for a private screening of the film and make you dinner (if you live in California). Your partnership in the making of BEACHWOOD DRIVE will be invaluable.

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    PRIVATE WEBSITE ACCESS

    Exclusive access our fan website with behind-the-scenes photos, videos and updates from the cast, crew, and production! Plus you're invited to our Backers-Only party!

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    *EARLY-BIRD SPECIAL* TODAY ONLY
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    ALL PREVIOUS LEVELS + Get a Limited Edition DVD of the film mailed to your door SIX MONTHS before it's available to the public! Add $10 to get a Limited Edition BLU-RAY! (Add $5 for shipping. International donors add $10 for shipping.)

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    *EARLY-ISH BIRD SPECIAL* TODAY ONLY
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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT SPECIAL!

    YES!! ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT FOR A FEATURE FILM IS ONLY $100!
    Associate Producer Credit and a Skype Call with the Filmmakers! You’ll be listed on IMDB and on our rolling credits as an Associate Producer and get a chance to talk shop with us via Skype. Making your own film soon? Curious about working in Hollywood? Become an AP and hit us up on Skype.

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    CROWDFUND COACHING

    ALL PREVIOUS DIGITAL PERKS + One 30-min session of premium crowd funding coaching to help you bring your own film/project/product to fruition! Beachwood Drive's coach - Justin Giddings - will teach you EXACT SPECIFICS on how to raise $5000+ your first day and increase your social media ROI. He'll also share with you the secret behind the “Gogofactor” so that your project can stay trending. An unbeatable coach, Justin has helped multiple campaigns fund over their goal! *SKYPE AVAILABLE*

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    BE IN THE FILM + IMDb CAST CREDIT

    ALL REWARDS FOR OUR $100 LEVEL + you will have an IMDb role credit for one of the party goers! Party on set with us and build your resume! You're also going to the Backers-Only party!

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    *200th BACKER SPECIAL!*
    10 PACK MOVIE PASSES + PRE-RELEASE DVD (OR BLU-RAY)

    We hit 200 backers so we have 2-10 Packs of AMC GOLD Passes + our $50 Pre-Releases DVD Reward to give out in celebration! (Add $10 for Blu-Ray. Add $5 for shipping. International donors add $10 for shipping.)

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    SPEAKING ROLE IN THE FILM

    ALL PREVIOUS LEVELS up to $300 Level + you GET TO HAVE LINES IN A SCENE with one of the leads in BEACHWOOD DRIVE! Ever wanted to see yourself on the Silver Screen? Donate $2,000 and secure your spot in film history plus see your name in the film credits! (Travel and lodging not included)

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