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A short film about a 17year-old navigating the line between ambition, happiness, and his high school's newest fad of DIY LOBOTOMIZATION
34 backers pledged $8,020 to help bring this project to life.

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THE STORY

Brain Dead follows 17-year-old Logan Day in the midst of Generation Z’s newest fad: DIY Lobotomization. All Logan wants is to get into med school, become a neurologist, and lead a successful life. When his anxiety-ridden best friend, Miles, lobotomizes himself with a defibrillator, Logan's world is turned upside down. Miles eventually returns to school, and he’s totally unrecognizable. “Mopey Miles” is now as happy and care free as a four-year-old on a sugar high... and the rest of the school starts to pick up on that. A domino effect ignites, and before we know it 90% of the student body are mindless, but joyous zombies- free of responsibility. As college applications, sleep deprivation, and peer pressure take their toll on our ambitious protagonist, that lobotomy starts to appear more and more appetizing...

We are so excited to explore the insanity and confusion behind high school in a way unlike anything you've ever seen. Thank you so much for your consideration, we cannot wait to share this story with you.

THE PRIZES

We greatly appreciate your support, and with every donation (no matter the cost), you will get a private link to the finished film and a personalized thank you message! 

20% of the proceeds raised in this campaign will be going to a scholarship fund at our location, Romona Convent High School.

SIGNED PAW PRINT
SIGNED PAW PRINT
BRAIN DEAD BEANIE
BRAIN DEAD BEANIE
PUPPY PARTY ADOPTION EVENT
PUPPY PARTY ADOPTION EVENT
PHOTO SHOOT / CUSTOM GRAD PHOTOS / PORTRAITS
PHOTO SHOOT / CUSTOM GRAD PHOTOS / PORTRAITS

DESIGNS AND CONCEPTS

THE TEAM

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Brain-Dead-235187567181841

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/braindeadshortfilm/

Thank you for believing in this crazy story, we cannot wait to begin this journey with you.       -Brenten Brandenburg

Risks and challenges

We want this high school to feel alive, so we're going to need lots and lots of extras. No matter what age, we'd love for you to come down and be a part of this film. Thank you so much for the consideration, we can't wait to begin this journey with you!

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    BE IN BRAIN DEAD

    Be an extra in the film! Easy as that!
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    SIGNED PAWPRINT/PHOTO

    Get a signed pawprint and photo from our animal actor, Stanley, the English Bulldog!

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    LIMITED EDITION BRAIN DEAD BEANIE

    Get a custom Brain Dead Beanie, designed by Hayden Rusk! Lined with fleece, available in white and black, its the perfect accessory and you're helping make this film possible!

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    PUPPY PARTY INVITATION

    Meet our animal actor, Stanley, and lots of other dogs at the exclusive Puppy Party Adoption Event! We've paired with a local adoption center to make this an event that not only supports our film, but that also supports local humane centers and dogs in need of a home. There will be dog food, games, and ways to donate and support your local adoption centers. Bring you own dogs if you got one!

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    SIGNED MEMORABILIA

    Get signed memorabilia/props from the film! This includes prop defibrillators, anatomy class props, maybe even a cow brain - who knows! Includes all prizes listed above

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    GRAD / PORTRAIT PHOTOS

    Need grad photos, a new headshot, or a family portrait? Book a shoot with our experienced team of portrait photographers at a discounted rate while supporting the film! Includes a 2 hour photo shoot at the location of your choosing, 20 professionally edited images in your own personal digital gallery, with access to printing.

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    IMDB CRED/NAME IN CREDITS

    You'll appear in the credits of the film, and get IMDB Credit for your contribution!

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    BRAIN DEAD

    Thank you for making this film possible. You get a signed poster, an invitation to the premiere, a lunch/dinner with the Director, and all other prizes listed. We cannot express how grateful we are for your support.

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

    Get everything listed above, and Associate Producer credits in the film. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. Your support means the world to us

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

    Receive "Executive Producer" credits, all prizes listed above, and a visit to the set of Brain Dead. Because of you, we are able to make this film into a reality.

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