About this project
LOVE LETTER WRITER ETHAN HUNTER PARODIES AMANDA PALMER'S KICKSTARTER VIDEO - Just added! - We love Amanda Palmer and are just a little jealous of her.
BLOOPER REEL - Just added!
LOVE LETTER is an independent feature film shooting this summer in Wilmington, NC. It’s a dark comedy/thriller from award-winning director, Craig Thieman (Emily) and award-winning writer, Ethan Hunter (For Catherine), starring award-winning actor, Nate Panning (Doraleous and Associates, Battlefield Friends), and a whole lot of other super talented people we hope to hire REALLY soon. We’ve been working on the thing for three years now and we are so close to doing something we think could be really special. We just need a little help to get us across the finish line.
THE STORY: Garrett's got a case of writer’s block. It turns out writing the perfect suicide note is not as easy as you might think. And it’s even harder when you're writing it for an ex-girlfriend you’ve got tied up in your garage who, even though she totally deserves what she’s getting, unfairly refuses to sign the letter. Things get more awkward when Garrett accidentally takes the pizza guy and the pizza guy’s sweaty girlfriend hostage after they stubbornly refuse to die from the poison he slips in their drinks. The situation goes from bad to….well...more bad as Barry, the landlord, gets put out that hostages are being held at his property. It sucks, but Garrett may just have to kill everyone.
HOW KICKSTARTER WORKS: Basically, you pledge any amount you want to help make this movie and, if we meet our fundraising goal, you get hip investor rewards and we get to make a flippin’ movie. Look over to the right to see the specific rewards. If we don’t make our goal you aren’t charged a penny, and we have to seriously consider becoming hookers or something to make this film happen. Kickstarter is a game-changer. We’re all in this together now. Art is not a one-way, supply-and-demand street any longer. We’re a village and we’re raising a child named Love Letter together. It’s pretty exciting, you guys.
CAST AND CREW
Nate Panning (RIck): Doraleous and Associates, Battlefield Friends, Writers
Ashley Shelton (Abigail): Army Wives, The Quarry: 2011, Celebrity Ghost Stories
Craig Thieman (Director/Co-Writer): Subterranean with PJ Harvey, Emily, A Thousand Words
Ethan Hunter (Co-Writer/Producer): For Catherine, Universal Monsters, Cutting Room
We'll be updating this section of the page throughout the campaign as more and more cast and crew are confirmed.
QUESTION AND ANSWER SECTION
WILL YOU POST INTERVIEWS WITH THE CAST AND CREW? Well sure. Here's one with co-writer/producer, Ethan Hunter. We'll post more all throughout the campaign.
IS FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS REALLY ENOUGH TO MAKE THIS MOVIE? No.
THEN WHAT THE HELL? We have outside investors and we are putting up a substantial portion of the money (about half) ourselves. What a successful Kickstarter does is huge, though. It gets us across our minimum finish line and, maybe most importantly, it involves people. People who will discuss the film, people who will loan out their DVD's and say, "I made this happen." It makes us a community.
IS IT OKAY IF WE RAISE MORE THAN $40,000? Oh, goodness yes. $40,000 is the bare minimum number we need to make this work. Every dollar over will significantly improve the movie in a host of ways, like allowing us to shoot longer, hire more people, hire better people and lots of other stuff.
ARE THERE OTHER WAYS TO HELP BESIDES COLD, HARD CASH? If you would post the video to your Twitter or Facebook or just mention the project to one other person, it would mean the world to us and could easily be the difference between success and not so much.
KNOWING WHO INSPIRED YOU MIGHT INSPIRE ME TO OPEN MY WALLET. WHO ARE THOSE PEOPLE? Any list of inspirations is going to be incomplete and leave out some really great people but we’ll try our best. Joss Whedon is a big one. Without him Love Letter would surely be a very different movie, if it existed at all. Beyond him, Craig sites Jean Pierre Jeunet as a hero along with Robert Zemeckis and Spielberg. Says Thieman, “I like people who tell stories with energy.” And then adds, “Raiders!” Hunter says he digs all those cats in a big way but his heroes are Aaron Sorkin, Brian K. Vaughan, Warren Ellis, Letterman and Steven Moffat. Then both Thieman and Hunter shout simultaneously, “And Linklater!”
I’VE GOT OTHER QUESTIONS, CAN I DISCUSS THEM WITH YOU GUYS? Yup. We are reachable as hell and would love to hear from you. You can contact us through Kickstarter if you like.
On email: Craig: craig@Inspirenc.com And Ethan: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Facebook: Love Letter Official
Thank you for considering our project!
"WARPED GALAXY", A HANK AND JED MOVIE PICTURE FEATURING NATE PANNING, ONE OF THE STARS OF "LOVE LETTER" - Just added! We wanted to show off Nate a little so we're putting this up here. Nate is the guy who's not the alien. Enjoy!
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