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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, December 23 2018 10:59 PM UTC +00:00.

$2,421
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
12
backers
9days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, December 23 2018 10:59 PM UTC +00:00.

About

ABSOLUTION is about a man searching for redemption but finding judgement instead.

Luther has messed up. Bad. At his most desperate hour, he finds a neon sign over the door of a church a hopeful symbol.

He goes to confess his sins to Father Quint, who hears Luther out just long enough to decide that he is the man God has promised to bring his flock of followers into the light.

Father Quint bludgeons Luther unconscious, drags him to the basement, then prepares his congregation to lead him to the light.

In the final act, Luther escapes his torturous imprisonment only to find Father Quint and his followers ready to exact the Lord's vengeance upon him. However, this may be exactly what Luther needs.

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We NEED your help!

We have all of the material items to make this motion picture a reality. The writer/director/producer, Nathan Oliver, owns and operates NOProductions, a full-service production company. Not only do we have access to high end equipment but also all of the people Nathan has met through his 10+ years making films.

Rehearsals and base camp will be at the NOProductions office at SoPoCo.Works in South Portland, Maine. The film will be shot on RED and Black Magic cameras owned by NOProductions. Post will be handled in 4k on NOProductions post-production equipment. All of that is already in place.

Our goal is to raise money to pay the folks who help us make the movie and we need to purchase Production/E&O insurance. We need to feed everyone good food. We need to make sure that everyone that helps Luther reach Absolution doesn't have to pay out-of-pocket for the experience.

This feature film will be WATCHED

Nathan's previous film, "Lady Psycho Killer", travelled all over North America on the festival circuit. It premiered at Fantasia International Film Festival and ended its festival run at the San Francisco Indie Fest the following year. After that, it was picked up for distribution by Parade Deck Films and sales by WowNowEntertainment. It is currently available on Showtime nation-wide and was even the mystery bonus blu-ray in the famed HorrorPack subscription service.

These are the first places we will be hitting up to have Absolution brought to a world-wide audience. And that audience starts with you! 

You will be the first to see

All of the giving tiers here on Kickstarter lead you down the path to seeing Absolution. Most of them, however, will deliver! Before the movie is screened anywhere, YOU will be the first to watch the film as it is prepared for its own festival run.

ABSOLUTION-ize yourself

You can even share your enthusiasm of holy ABSOLUTION by donating at the ABSOLUTION-ize level. Pledge the cash, send us a pic, and we will craft a one-of-a-kind image with your face as the face of ABSOLUTION which you can use for whatever you like!

...here is an example

Nathan has many tricks up his sleeve

If you donate money to our film, you will receive consistent and crazy updates as we add people (cast and crew) as well as shout-outs to your friends in our own unique way as we roll into production of the film all the way to the premiere! 

But, it doesn't end there! If you donate to ABSOLUTION, you will also be updated as the film shoots, receive personal messages (if you wish) from the set, and truly be part of our small but awesome team.

Also, we are working on bringing some heavy-hitters to the set as well, behind AND in front of the camera. Donate today and be the first to see who joins the congregation and welcome them to the flock.

Risks and challenges

Our biggest risk is making sure we stick to the tight 9 day production schedule for the film. NOProductions is committing to ANY overages the production encounters, budgetary and time-wise.

Our second biggest challenge is delivering a feature film of high-quality at the $25,000 level. This is why we are matching some of the funds contributed to this campaign and donating ALL of NOProductions' resources to the effort. We are also hunting for more equity partners during the 2018 American Film Market while this campaign is live.

We have many concerns, as all film projects do, from ability to gain meaningful press, securing the best price for insurance, having hot food, not having cold actors, and not enough blood. The benefits we have over many others is that Nathan has seen it all and is masterful at coming up with creative solutions as well as the full support of NOProductions.

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    We are grateful for your mercy

    Nathan Oliver will say "Thank you!" on Facebook and Twitter. You'll also receive updates as ABSOLUTION is made!

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    Digital heaven

    You are wonderful! We will send you a digital copy of the screenplay, updates from the production and a link to watch the movie when it is complete!

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    Add your name to THE book

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    Receive ABSOLUTION

    Send us any photo of yourself and we will ABSOLUTION-ize it to match our poster!

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    Wear your wretched curse

    You receive a special pendant from the production to remind you of your wretched curse. A shiny agony crucifix (with a little red on it) pendant hanging on a silver-plated snake chain with lobster clasp will suit as you are judged by God and fashion alike!

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    The Un-Holy Trinity

    You will get a first look at our trailer, a digital screener link, the screenplay for the film, a postcard Kickstarter poster with project description on the back AND, if you wish, we will mail a letter of indulgence to your local parish for a communal prayer. You also get a DVD Copy of Nathan's previous feature film "(Lady)Psycho Killer" starring Malcolm McDowell, Michael Madsen, Kate Daly and Dennis Andres as well as the COMPLETE 2015 Damnationland anthology DVD containing Nathan's contribution "We are the Ones".

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    • Digital Copy of ABSOLUTION Screenplay by Nathan Oliver
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    Framed ABSOLUTION

    Get a framed and signed copy of our Kickstarter ABSOLUTION poster as well as your very own digital ABSOLUTION-ized photo of your choosing.

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    Breaking the body of bread

    Come visit us while we film the movie! You will be responsible for your own travel and accommodations (although we can help with the latter). We will let you know the days we are filming, who will be there on each day, and you let us know when you will swing by! Hang out for lunch or hang out for the day! You will also get a once-in-a-lifetime signed photo with our cast and crew on set.

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    • ABSOLUTION Set Visit
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    Help a man reach ABSOLUTION

    This is your chance for your close-up. Make your way to our set (travel not included) and we will make you a featured extra for a day! If you've got the stones and the chops, you can even request a line of dialogue! You will also be invited to the premiere of the film!

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    • Digital Copy of ABSOLUTION Screenplay by Nathan Oliver
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    • VIP Access to ABSOLUTION Premiere
    • Featured role in ABSOLUTION
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    The bridge between heaven and hell

    You get it all! You can be in the movie if you like or visit for a day (pick 1), you get a digital screener of the film when it is complete, you get an ABSOLUTION-ized photo of your choosing, you get an shiny agony crucifix, you get a signed/framed copy of the ABSOLUTION Kickstarter poster and you will be invited to the premiere of the film! Also, we will mail a letter to you local parish for an indulgence prayer, if you so wish!

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    • Digital Copy of ABSOLUTION Screenplay by Nathan Oliver
    • Framed ABSOLUTION Poster
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    Purchase your ABSOLUTION

    You will receive ALL of our smaller perks (including a featured role and separate set visit) PLUS you will be given a limited PRODUCER credit on the film.

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    • Digital Copy of ABSOLUTION Screenplay by Nathan Oliver
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    Be an ANGEL from HEAVEN

    You will be, along with Nathan and Tina, our Executive Producer. We will help you travel to Maine so you can be on set everyday we film. And of course: you also get all the sweet ABSOLUTION swag we've mentioned before!

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    • ABSOLUTION Set Visit
    • Digital Copy of ABSOLUTION Screenplay by Nathan Oliver
    • ABSOLUTION-ized Photo
    • Featured role in ABSOLUTION
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