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Four supernatural tragedies.  Drama and horror collide in the course of a day and night in the lives of ten people.
Four supernatural tragedies. Drama and horror collide in the course of a day and night in the lives of ten people.
204 backers pledged $12,310 to help bring this project to life.

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UPDATE--We met our $10,000 goal, which is great!  But now we have a few days left and the amount that we asked for was the bare minimum to get this movie finished.  We are hoping that we will continue to get funded until the end because we have a lot more that we are going to have to pay for aside from just post on the movie.  Please help us push this project even further so that we can make sure this movie gets even more amazing!  Thanks so much!

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

"The Shadows of Ants" is an anthology film in four parts. Each story examines a different relationship and each story has a different supernatural element involved that the characters have to deal with in addition to their everyday lives.

WHAT WILL THE MONEY BE USED FOR?

The last of the sound editing, really polishing up the sound so everything is crisp and pristine.

Color correction so that everything looks even more visually distinct and beautiful.

MUSIC!  Licensing music is pricey, but we have a really cool soundtrack lined up. We've gotten permission from the producers and record companies, so all we need to do now is hand over the checks. 

WHY ARE WE ON KICKSTARTER?

The movie was filmed last summer and has been in post-production since.  The edit has turned out really amazing, but now that we are in the last few stages of post, the money well has run a little dry.  It is an independent film that was personally financed from money that I'd been saving since I was sixteen, and now it is time to branch out and invite others to help get this movie finished.

WHAT IS YOUR PLAN?

Once the movie is finished we are sending it out to festivals all over the world for audiences to see and hopefully to get distribution.

FAQ

  • All reward items (CDs, t-shirts, bracelets, post cards, etc.), except for copies of the completed movie, will be shipped 4-6 weeks after receiving the successful Kickstarter funding. We will make it a priority to get your rewards to you as quickly as possible to say thanks for your support! Delivery of DVD copies of the film, digital downloads and screenings will be upon film completion.

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  • Yes, it really is all or nothing. If we don't raise the entire amount ($10k), we will receive nothing. Your credit card will never be charged.

    Yes, it really is all or nothing. If we don't raise the entire amount ($10k), we will receive nothing. Your credit card will never be charged.

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  • Absolutely! That would be amazing. Kickstarter will let us keep whatever amount we raise within our time allotted (40 days) as long as we reach our goal. The more money we raise here, the better the film will be.

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  • Yes! After you've pledged once, just sign into Kickstarter, click on the "Manage Your Donation" button that will have replaced the "Back this Project" button and enter a higher amount. And, if you like, select the corresponding (higher) reward.

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  • Then we will be blown away by your selfless generosity and be eternally grateful for your backing of the arts. There's a button you can select indicating that you don't want a reward.

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  • No. Nobody will know how much you pledge except for us.

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  • Yes! If you contribute enough to merit a material reward, then please help us cover shipping costs by adding $1 if you're in Canada and $5 if you live elsewhere. You can write in any amount for your pledge. So, instead of entering $50, for example, write in $51 if you live in Canada or $55 if you live outside of Canada or the U.S.

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    Aww, THANK YOU! Really, any bit counts. I will give you a hug and/or high five if I ever see you, plus I will send you a personal thank you email. Don't worry, you will get no spam from me. Thanks for making this happen!

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    You will get all of the above AS WELL AS a hand written thank you note expressing my deep gratitude and whatever else happens to be on my mind when I write it, AND a "Shadows of Ants" bracelet or button, whichever you feel more comfortable wearing. We promise--they're both stylin'!

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    All of the above PLUS a digital download of the completed film! See what all the fuss is about before anyone else!

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    All of the above AND a special edition signed CD with music from the film, as well as music that inspired the creation of this project.

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    All of the above AND a limited edition "Shadows of Ants" t-shirt made exclusively for Kickstarter! Be hip and proudly support independent film...or just wear it to the gym.

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    All of the above PLUS a signed copy of the DVD with special features (I know what you're thinking: "Will there be bloopers?" Don't ask silly questions, of course there will be.) AS WELL AS a hand written post card suitable for framing or crossing out the address and names and then re-gifting as if you wrote it yourself!

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    All of the above PLUS a copy of the script signed by the cast! I will ALSO write you a poem! An honest to goodness poem from someone who LOVES poetry! Can't beat that. Unless you have $250 you'd like to donate, in which case we urge you to READ ON!

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    All of the above PLUS a special thanks in the credits of the film! See your name on the silver screen! IN ADDITION to this, please enjoy a thirty minute skype session where we can talk about whatever you'd like. Want to ask me questions about the movie? Anything is fair game. Want some dirt on the cast and crew? I've got it. Want to tell me you hate me? This time is yours.

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    Pledge $350 or more About $350

    All of the above AND a featured prop or article of clothing worn in the movie! I think this reward is awesome and I will gladly part with my favorite props to give them to my wonderful donators! Or you can wear clothes worn in the movie while you watch it! Actually that might be a little weird, but I promise that I will not judge you.

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    You're making dreams come true! And for that you get all of the above AND two tickets to the cast and crew screening! Come enjoy the movie with all the people who made it and afterwords chat it up to your hearts content over drinks! (travel not included).

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    Congratulations! You are an associate producer! AND you still get everything listed above! You are officially a supporter of independent film and that puts you pretty darn high in my book.

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    Throw on your red carpet best because you are coming with us to a film festival of your choice. OH, AND you will receive executive producer credit on the film! And of course every previous reward from above. Don't be nervous if you think it'll be an awkward trip, we're good people and a good time to hang out with! (Must provide own lodging and travel, but we will treat you to a celebratory dinner and drinks while we are there!)

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    My goodness, because of your awesomeness you are getting so much. Not only will you receive everything above (including the hug and high five, mind you) but myself and a star from the movie will come to your house, make you (and your friends if you feel like sharing) dinner, and have a private screening of the film. After you can ask us anything about the entire process that you'd like to! And of course for having such an important hand in the funding of this film you will obviously be an executive producer. (LA area only or must provide travel)

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Funding period

- (40 days)