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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, May 10 2019 4:02 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Critically-acclaimed indie filmmaker Alexandre Rockwell is making a new feature! The film, Sweet Thing, is the latest brainchild from the much-loved star of the New York independent film scene. And folks, it's a good one: a poetic, uplifting story of childhood adventure and imagination. Production is just about wrapped for the film. Now, Alex needs your help to get it over the finish line. 

              Nico (Nico Rockwell), Adam (Will Patton), and Billie (Lana Rockwell) sitting on the street.
Nico (Nico Rockwell), Adam (Will Patton), and Billie (Lana Rockwell) sitting on the street.

Alex has always cut his own path as a filmmaker. Inspired by the mold set by John Cassavetes, Rockwell films typically run small crews, with intimate casts and an avant-garde style. He’s built a cult-following by resisting the monolithic influence of major production studios. That’s why Alex prefers to work with smaller studios and crowd-sourced production, leaving him free rein to take the movie in the direction he envisions. 

Alex Rockwell began his ascent to cult-stardom when his 1992 film In The Soup took home the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, beating out, among others, Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs. Since then he’s grown his cult following with a series of critically-acclaimed films, including Four Rooms (1995), 13 Moons (2002), Pete Smalls is Dead (2010), and, most recently, Little Feet (2013). A sharp eye for talent, Alex helped launched the careers of such greats as Peter Dinklage, Steve Buscemi, and Sam Rockwell. Over the years Alex has worked with the much beloved Jennifer Beals, Jim Jarmusch, Quentin Tarantino, Karyn Parsons, and Allison Anders, among others.

                       Nico (Nico Rockwell) and Eve (Karyn Parsons) enjoying the nice beach weather.
Nico (Nico Rockwell) and Eve (Karyn Parsons) enjoying the nice beach weather.

Sweet Thing is cut from the same cloth as some of Alex's most celebrated work: intimate, creatively filmed, and fantastically personal. Alex’s children Lana and Nico Rockwell return to lead roles following their critical success in Little Feet, starring alongside Will Patton and their mother (Alex’s wife) Karyn Parsons. The family-heavy cast doesn’t soften what is a dark but exceedingly tender look at childhood in a broken home. 

The story revolves around the two siblings and their struggle to find solid ground in the homes of Adam, their alcoholic father, and Eve, their negligent mother. The children ultimately run away and find a temporary life for themselves around the town of New Bedford, MA. What begins as a disturbing family drama becomes a rousing childhood adventure that, though tragic, is a deeply moving and hopeful testament to the poetry of adventure and the imagination of childhood. 

                Nico (Nico Rockwell) and Billie (Lana Rockwell) enjoying their new Christmas presents.
Nico (Nico Rockwell) and Billie (Lana Rockwell) enjoying their new Christmas presents.

But none of that will matter without your help. In order to get it into the world, we need to get it through post-production!

Alex has poured these last few years—and his last few dollars—into the project. The lion’s share of the work is done, but post-production can be an expensive process. In order to keep this movie independent and Hollywood-free, we could use your help.

The film industry can be a fantastic and inspiring institution. But it has its flaws. Major studios dominate the arena. And while those studios—and the budgets they allow—often produce beautiful work, their monolithic approach to filmmaking is an obstacle to the world’s most creative projects.

For a filmmaker with Alex Rockwell’s credentials, it’s always possible to raise money through traditional producers. But more important than Alex’s soul (one must always be careful when dealing with Hollywood) is his vision for Sweet Thing. We want to make this film with people who appreciate independent, artistic films. We want to make Sweet Thing with you, and for you.

Kickstarter and other crowdfunding resources can help finance movies that would otherwise be whipped into the Hollywood mold. And that is only possible thanks to you. Due to collaboration, intimate and independent filmmaking is still possible. The world of artistic, small-budget films can still thrive, if enough people will support it.

                                                   Adam (Will Patton) with his listening face on.
Adam (Will Patton) with his listening face on.

But don't think that this is just a one-way street. We have amazing rewards to offer! Thanks to support from some of Alex's dearest colleagues, including Sam Rockwell, Jennifer Beals, and Steve Buscemi, we have a huge list of remarkable prizes and swag to score. Check out the rewards section to see what has us so excited. 

Post-production can be a long and expensive process. We want to do it right. And we want you to know where your money is going.

Sound Editing:  The creative process where all the sound files are assembled and mastered through mixing them with the right ambience. 

Color Correction:  A professional colorist will have to work on the shadows, highlights, and other color related elements to make the picture look perfect. This is one of the tedious creative phases of the post production that may take a lot of skills and time. 

Music Permission:  All of the music cues involved in Sweet Thing have to be cleared to be legally viewed at film festivals. Fees are required to acquire master license as well as sync license. 

Art and Title Design:  A professional title designer will create the title sequence that captures the tone of the film.  

Legal Fees:  Fees involving entertainment lawyers, accountants, and contracts. 

The bigger our budget, the more we can get done: more screenings, larger distribution, more content. But $45,000 is the bare minimum we need to get this through post-production and on to your screen.

                                    Beaux (M.L. Josepher) and Eve (Karyn Parsons) soaking in the sun.
Beaux (M.L. Josepher) and Eve (Karyn Parsons) soaking in the sun.

The core project of the film (the filming!) is done. We’ve already found a great studio, Film Works, to work with during post-production. They've generously agreed to cut us a deal with the expense, a generosity that we've been lucky to find elsewhere as well. Kodak, in support of the film, provided us with a large portion of the 16mm film stock used during production. And the immensely generous Rob of Cinelab, New Bedford (http://www.cinelab.com/index.html) gave us one of the cameras that we shot the film with, an Aaton Super 16mm. Rob also developed all of our film. Thanks Rob! 

All of this help was integral to the success we found during production, and invaluable to our limited budget. Which is, of course, a big deal for Alex. Of the $150,000 odd budget for production, $90,000 came directly out of Alex's pocket; we need at least $45,000 just to have to ready for festivals. That's why we're hoping to fundraise our way through post-production. We'd rather not sell the movie out to some big-budget studio. But with your help, we can carry across the finish line exactly the movie we all want to see.

                                                        Malik (Jabari Watkins) with a winning smile.
Malik (Jabari Watkins) with a winning smile.

 We’re looking for collaborators of all levels. All of you—from Executive Producers to $1 Sweet Thing community members—are a part of the team. Look through the collaborators levels and rewards to get a sense of what we need, and what Sweet Thing swag you can win in the process.

Though we hope the film itself is your strongest motivation to support Sweet Thing, we want to make sure you get your money's worth for your patronage. So we stocked our rewards page with everything but the deeds to our houses. Check out the rewards section and find the swag that's right for you.

           Will Patton as Santa                          Alex Rockwell on camera                     Lana Rockwell on slate
Will Patton as Santa Alex Rockwell on camera Lana Rockwell on slate

All who donate immediately become a member of the Sweet Thing community, and will receive a special thanks on the social media of your choice (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) as well as regular email updates about the progress of the film. Backers can also earn digital downloads of a number of Alex’s most celebrated films, along, of course, with their copy of Sweet Thing.

We will recognize our most generous patrons as Producers and Executive Producers, and will provide VIP tickets to a premier, either in NYC or LA.

We also have a number of rewards featuring memorabilia and the like from Jennifer Beals, Steve Buscemi and Sam Rockwell, all of whom are deep believers in Alex and in Sweet Thing. Want to sit down with a member of the cast, or have lunch with one of these stars? Just look through our rewards list and see what inspires you!

                                                      Nico (Nico Rockwell) playing with his new nerf gun
Nico (Nico Rockwell) playing with his new nerf gun

Louis and Ty Anania are the team's sibling duo. The sons of an independent filmmaker, their relationship with independent, arthouse film began *far* too young. While they're still sorting through some of the hidden scars of their over-early exposure to the darkest corners of cinema, they spend their time watching and working on any film that stirs their passion. I guess there are some benefits to childhood trauma. Both graduates of The New School's Eugene Lang College, the Anania brothers are New York natives who rarely stray beyond the city limits. Louis is a producer on Sweet Thing, and worked with Alex on set throughout the months in New Bedford. Ty is an occasional actor and book nerd, who's Sweet Thing work began with the kickstarter campaign.

Our third team member, Nisa Neza, is a film student at NYU. She met Alex Rockwell while tutoring his amazing son (and star of Sweet Thing!), Nico. It was during this period that the fated day came: Nisa was to throw a Steve Buscemi-themed birthday party for herself wherein she would screen her favorite Buscemi film, In the Soup, 100% ignorant of the fact that the film was created by Nico’s dad. While trying to find the film online (RE: In the Soup restoration Kickstarter campaign), she came across the strikingly familiar name of the film’s director. After embarrassingly professing her love of In the Soup to a surprised and delighted Alex, she went on to work with Alex on his Kickstarter campaigns!

Contacts:

Email - sweetthingteam@gmail.com

IG - @sweetthing.film

Twitter - https://twitter.com/SweetThingFilm

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SweetThingFilm

                                                            Nico (Nico Rockwell) enjoying a nice dinner
Nico (Nico Rockwell) enjoying a nice dinner
                                                          Eve (Karyn Parsons) on the beach (again)
Eve (Karyn Parsons) on the beach (again)
                                                                    Billie (Lana Rockwell) cheesing.
Billie (Lana Rockwell) cheesing.
                                                        Malik (Jabari Watkins) and Billie (Lana Rockwell)
Malik (Jabari Watkins) and Billie (Lana Rockwell)

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    Sweet Thing Book

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    Want an in-depth tribute to one of the most iconic black & white films of all time? Want to see Steve Buscemi's and Seymour Cassell's face whenever you sit at your coffee table? You're in luck!
    Get a limited-edition, large soft-cover bound book for In the Soup's 25th Anniversary. It'll have a brilliant intro by Alexandre Rockwell, never-before-published photography, and a beautiful, rich, reprinting of the director's original, annotated copy of the script, so you can walk through the creative process page by page. It also comes with a blu ray copy of In The Soup!

    We only have 10 of these bad boys, so act fast!

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    Steve Buscemi & Sam Rockwell Pack

    In The Soup pack! Get a Blu Ray copy of In The Soup signed by stars Steve Buscemi, and Sam Rockwell, as well as director Alex Rockwell! A trio of film icons all coming together to sign a Sundance Grand Jury Prize movie is not a normal occurrence, plus this is not a movie you can order anywhere! Limited edition!! Only 20 available, so act now!

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    Jennifer Beals Signed Photo

    A Jennifer Beals photo? With my name on it? Is this what a heart attack feels like? The amazing Flashdance and all-around superstar Jennifer Beals is back on the Alex Rockwell kickstarter train, here to offer her wonderful fans a chance at an autographed photo for them to add to their Jennifer Shrines. Jennifer has starred in many of Alex's film, most notably In The Soup, and is a firm believer in his vision. Snatch up this limited supply reward (only 25!) as SOON as you can. They will go fast!

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    Custom Will Patton Voicemail

    Get your own personalized voicemail recorded by the silky vocals of Sweet Thing lead and Remember the Titans star Will Patton. Write out a custom message and this award-winning actor and audio-book star will record it for you! Within reason, of course. Within civil reason.

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    Custom Steve Buscemi Voicemail

    If you were intrigued by the earlier Steve Buscemi Voicemail option but wanted your own unique message, then boy do we have some good news for you! Write out a custom message and Steve will record it! If you want Donny, Nucky Thompson, God, or any of Steve's other brilliant characters to be the sweet voice at the end of the line that your mother gets to hear when you're ignoring her calls, then this is the reward for you!

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    Custom Jennifer Beals Voicemail

    Yes, it’s true: Jennifer Beals is offering more than just a generic voicemail. With this reward, Jennifer will read a custom message, written by you! Upload it as your voicemail, send it to a friend, set it as your wake-up alarm in the morning, whatever you want! Jennifer will read your message as any of her characters, or as the real and wonderful Beals herself. An amazing gift for the L-Word fan in your life!

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    Sam Rockwell Custom Outgoing Voicemail

    Want George Bush to record your voicemail? Well, we can't get you that exactly, but we can get you a guy who's played George Bush! And he was so good at it, he was nominated for an award! Get an outgoing voicemail message from character you want Sam to play: Guy, Bob Fosse, or even Sam Rockwell himself! These are limited (only 25!) so act quickly!

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    Tickets to Premiere

    Cuddle up next to these Indie Film Stars! Be there for the first ever showing of Sweet Thing at a TBD theatre in New York. This will be a very private event with the director and key members of the cast and crew in attendance. Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity. Even better, you get a plus one! Bring a date, a friend, a stranger, whoever!

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    Warpaint Backstage Passes

    Fan of the AMAZING band Warpaint? Well, superstar Theresa Wayman, a previous Alex Rockwell collaborator, has reached out to offer two backstage passes to any on of Warpaint's upcoming tour dates!! Get it while it is hot!!!

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    Casting Consultation with Sheila Jaffe

    Are you an actor, a casting agent, a director, or just a passionate film fan looking to learn more about the industry? Here's your chance to have a one-on-one casting consultation with the critically acclaimed Sheila Jaffe, the person behind the cast of such films as Rambo, The Machinist, and The Italian Job. Jaffe has helped launch many incredibly successful careers and has helped shape some of the best films in history! Meet her in LA or NY, over coffee or via Skype.

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    Script Consultation With Allison Anders

    Director Allison Anders is truly one of the pioneers of indie filmmaking. She has brought forth many incredibly artistic and charismatic films such as Gas Food Lodging, Mi Vida Loca and Grace of My Heart. This is a once in the lifetime chance to have your script read and workshopped by one of the brightest minds in independent film. Whether you are an experienced filmmaker or someone who has always dreamed of writing their own screenplay, this is an experience you do not want to miss!

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    • Script Consultation with Allison Anders
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    Script Consultation With Alex Rockwell

    The award-winning Alex Rockwell, director of such classics as In The Soup and Little Feet (as well as the man behind this very Kickstarter project), is offering his eyes and ears to anyone who wishes to have their scripts workshopped. Not only has he mastered the craft of filmmaking, but he is also the head of one of most prominent film programs in the world, NYU Grad Film School. His many years of experience as an artist and teacher make this a truly unique opportunity. He will be available over coffee in the NY area or via Skype to workshop your scripts and answer any questions you may have.

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    Become an Associate Producer

    Cement your involvement with Sweet Thing for all eternity by having your name listed in the credits and IMDB as an Associate Producer. Attend the premiere of Sweet Thing alongside key members of the cast and crew! Eat! Mingle! This is a very limited reward!

    Includes:
    • Associate Producer Credit
    • Two Tickets to the Sweet Thing Premiere
    • Sweet Thing Tote Bag
    • Sweet Thing T-Shirt
    • Sweet Thing Book
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    Coffee with Parsons & Rockwell

    Come and join one of the biggest power couples in the world, Alex Rockwell and Karyn Parsons, for a hot (or cold!) cup of coffee in the NYC area. Talk about their recent or past projects, their experiences as parents, or just joke around with them. Bring a friend! Not only that -- have your name listed in the end credits and on IMDB upon the film's release as an "Associate Producer", and get two tickets to our exclusive NYC premiere! This is a very limited reward (only one!) so act fast!

    Includes:
    • Coffee with Karyn Parsons and Alex Rockwell
    • Associate Producer Credit
    • Two Tickets to the Sweet Thing Premiere
    • Sweet Thing Tote Bag
    • Sweet Thing T-Shirt
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    Become a Producer

    Become enshrined as one of the very few producers on Sweet Thing! Show off your name in the credits of the film (and IMDB) to a friend you've brought to the exclusive NYC premiere. Mingle with the director and the cast at the screening!

    Includes:
    • Producer Credit
    • Two Tickets to the Sweet Thing Premiere
    • Sweet Thing Digital Download
    • Sweet Thing Tote Bag
    • Sweet Thing Book
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    Dinner with Cast & Crew + AP Credit

    Join the entire main cast (Will Patton, Karyn Parsons, Lana Rockwell, Nico Rockwell, and Alex Rockwell) for a Turkish Family Style Dinner at one of the Producers' homes. Bring a friend! Or two! Not only that -- have your name listed in the end credits and on IMDB upon the film's release as an "Associate Producer", and get two tickets to our exclusive NYC premiere! This is a very limited reward (only one!) so act fast!

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    • Turkish Dinner with Cast
    • Associate Producer Credit
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    Executive Producer

    Cement your involvement with Sweet Thing for all eternity by being named an Executive Producer! See your name in the credits of the film and on IMDB! Come with a friend to the exclusive NYC premiere! Talk with the director and the cast at the screening!

    Includes:
    • Executive Producer Credit
    • Two Tickets to the Sweet Thing Premiere
    • Sweet Thing Tote Bag
    • Sweet Thing T-Shirt
    • Sweet Thing Book
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    Dine With Buscemi, Rockwell & Patton

    Join an incredible cast of award-winning film stars for an exclusive lunch for you and a friend. The lunch will include dining at a Michelin-Starred Restaurant alongside Steve Buscemi, Alex Rockwell, Will Patton. Not only that -- have your name listed alongside Jennifer Beals in the end credits and on IMDB upon the film's release as a "Executive Producer", and get two tickets to our exclusive NYC premiere!

    Includes:
    • State of Indie Lunch
    • Executive Producer Credit
    • Two Tickets to the Sweet Thing Premiere
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    Dine With Beals, Patton & Rockwells

    Fans of L word and just about anything Beals and Patton and Rockwell's. Join an incredible list of film superstars: Jennifer Beals, Will Patton, Sam Rockwell & Alex Rockwell for Lunch in NYC. Imagine you and a friend, sitting at the same table, eating and drinking with some of the marque stars in the film industry! This is an unbelievable opportunity for a couple of fans to really get to know these people for more than just their films! Crack jokes, talk movies, make small talk about the weather and most of all have fun supporting a great film!

    Not only that -- have your name listed as "EXECUTIVE PRODUCER" along side your Hero Jenny Beals or Sam Rockwell in the credits and on IMDB upon the film's release, Now that is a once in a life time reward. Your name immortalized along side your hero can't beat that and get two tickets to our exclusive NYC premiere!

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    • Dine With Beals, Patton & Rockwell
    • Executive Producer Credit
    • Two Tickets to the Sweet Thing Premiere
    • Sweet Thing T-Shirt
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    Coffee with Will Patton & Alex Rockwell

    Come join the director, Alex Rockwell, and the critically acclaimed Sweet Thing lead, Will Patton, for a cup of coffee (or tea) in NYC. Bring a friend! Eat a pastry! Enjoy yourself! Not only that -- have your name listed in the credits and on IMDB upon the film's release as an "Associate Producer", and get two tickets to our exclusive NYC premiere! This is a very limited reward (only one!) so act fast!

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    • Coffee With Patton and Alex Rockwell
    • Associate Producer Credit
    • Two Tickets to the Sweet Thing Premiere
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    Coffee with Buscemi & Rockwell

    Join Steve Buscemi and Alex Rockwell for coffee in NYC! Go to a lovely cafe with two of the biggest stars in the film industry. Bring a friend! Not only that -- have your name listed in the end credits and on IMDB upon the film's release as an "Associate Producer".

    Includes:
    • Coffee With Steve Buscemi and Alex Rockwell
    • Associate Producer Credit
    • Two Tickets to the Sweet Thing Premiere
    • Sweet Thing Digital Download
    • Sweet Thing Tote Bag
    • Sweet Thing Book
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    Coffee with Sam & Alex Rockwell

    Did you know Sam Rockwell has a brother who is an award winning director! Well, they aren't actually brothers, they are good friends! Come chat it up with these two stars and make corny jokes like that one just now (up there, did you see?). Talk about film, about New York, about anything you want! Bring a friend! Not only that -- have your name listed in the end credits and on IMDB upon the film's release as an "Associate Producer", and get two tickets to our exclusive NYC premiere! This is extremely limited (only one!), so don't let this once in a lifetime opportunity slip through your hands!

    Includes:
    • Coffee with Sam & Alex Rockwell
    • Associate Producer Credit
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