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Update #11

Submitting to Festivals!

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Hi Folks, Long time no updates! Sorry about that but we've been super busy.

Here a quick update on our progress on Makua Charley. We finished up a couple remaining B Roll scenes and I've been editing late every night after working my day job and getting up early in the morning and editing some more before going to work. The movie is looking very good. Jayne and I are very happy with our low budget horror movie. Our actors are all very talented and it really shows in the almost finished product!

We're happy to say that we achieved our goal of entering our DVD to the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF). Keep your fingers crossed that they accept it!

The festival is not until October, but I would really like to have the world premier here in Honolulu. It would be cool to see it on the big screen at Dole Cannery Theatre. We'll be submitting to lots of other festivals too and we will keep you posted. Warmest Aloha! 


Update #10

Re-Casting for the part of Mona

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Aloha KickStarter Friends,

During the filming of our KickStarter Campaign trailer, the role of Mona was played by talented actress, Anemone Jones. We appreciate her contribution to the campaign trailer and we're disappointed that she has decided not to continue on with our film. We wish her all the best and we know that she will do very well in the acting world.

We are currently re-casting for the role of Mona, but we have adjusted our shooting schedule and continue to shoot other scenes which do not feature the character of Mona.

Sending you all our warmest regards,

Al & Jayne



 


Update #9

Successful In Other Ways!

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Aloha KickStarter Freinds!

We are down to our final two hours on our Makua Charley KickStarter campaign and it looks like we will fall short of our goal. We want to take this final opportunity to thank all of you folks who pledged funding! We also want to thank KickStarter for giving us the opportunity to run the campaign in the first place.

Even though our campaign is not finishing up as a "success", we truly feel that we have accomplished many things which were part of our initial goal and strategy. One of our goals was to get the word out about Makua Charley. We think we did that pretty effectively. We also appreciate the vehicle that KickStarter provides for folks wishing to refine their vision and clarify their message. This alone has proved invaluable to us.

We also feel that the support shown by you, our backers, has given a breath of fresh air to our endeavors, and your encouragement has completely filled our sails with determination. We will complete our little film one way or another. There is no turning back.

Even though the KickStarter campaign did not achieve the goal of raising the entire amount (and therefore your credit cards will NOT be charged), some of you still want to help us out. You've asked how you can contribute to our film. Therefore,  we have placed a PayPal button on our Makua Charley web page Here.

We will still provide all of the rewards which we had promised to our supporters, if you still want to join our team. There is also a mailing address listed on the Makua Charley webpage, if you prefer to send a check or money order.

We want to thank you all again for all your support and for believing in us. We will keep you updated on our progress as our work on Makua Charley continues!

Mahalo nui loa,

Al & Jayne Cloutier


Update #8

Scenes from Makua Charley

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Aloha KickStarter Friends,

Well, here we are with less than 6 days left for our campaign. So far, we've only raised 51% of our goal and unless a miracle happens in the next few days, it's looking like we will need to go to plan "B". And, what is plan "B", you might ask?

We will go ahead and make the damn thing anyway (Maniacal laughter) AHA HA HA HA HA!

Running this campaign on KickStarter has been a mixture of suspense, elation, struggle, and major stress. We love it! Even if we don't make our goal, it has been so incredible to see the support from the 31 of you who are standing behind us. We are so thankful to have received your vote of confidence and that has added a major lift to our filmmaking sails.

Just a reminder; if we fail to reach our goal in a few days, none of your credit cards will be charged. So, I guess that's some good news!

The other good news is that if you still want to support Makua Charley, we will find a way for you to do so at the finish of the campaign and we'll let you know how. Regardless, we go onward and upward with production! We owe it to the actors who have donated their talents so far for the KikcStarter trailer.

Just FYI; we shot all of these scenes on very humble equipment with no crew other than the exceptional Tiffany Sims as AD. We basically had no soundman and we ran the cameras ourselves. However, once we begin filming in earnest, we will have Manny Medina as sound tech, a small camera crew, and the film will look and sound ten times better. The good part is that we've gotten a chance to practice shooting some scenes, and when we re-shoot them, they will be spot on!

So, taking that into account, here are two scenes from Makua Charley. The first scene is the opening scenes of the film. Karen arrives in Hawaii and checks into the North Shore Youth Hostel. She meets Charley for the first time and the romance begins:

The second scene is when Mona confronts Charley over the disappearance of her friend Patrice. Patrice mysteriously vanished without telling Mona and she thinks Charley had something to do with it.

Well, we hope you enjoyed the two scenes, and we hope one of you can come up with a miracle for us. Spread the word to your insanely wealthy friends. We still have a couple great rewards to give away. We would love to have someone stay at our house for a weekend so we can cook them breakfast and tour them around the island. We would be so stoked to take a couple of folks shark cage snorkeling while we film B roll on the North Shore. Just a couple of pledges at those level will put us over the top and we can get down to what we love the most; making MOVIES!

Mahalo nui loa,

Al & Jayne


Update #7

New Reward! The Little Deeper Love Cushion!

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Aloha KickStarter Friends!

Yes, you heard right, we're giving away a patented and stylish Little Deeper Love Cushion to the very next person who pledges $125 bucks or more! This contemporary piece of sex furniture was invented and donated by our good friend, Richard Moody. Used as a product placement prop in the film, Richard has also committed himself to major funding! Thank you Richard!

In the film, the Little Deeper Love Cushion is featured in the "Lester's Room" scene below. In this scene, Karen catches her two new friends; "nerdy-cool" Lester, and "tough-as-nails" Mona, trying to dig up the dirt on Karen's new boyfriend, Charley. The Little Deeper Love Cushion shows us a quirky side of Lester that we never saw before.  This scene also makes us wonder about Mona a little bit more. With that wicked butterfly knife Mona's always playing with, could she be the one responsible for the lovely Patrice's disappearance? The tension builds to a... dare we say.... Climax?

 Enjoy this clip from the film! 


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    One big fat MAHALO, our eternal gratitude, and a ton of good Karma! You will also be listed on our "Makua Charley the Movie" Facebook Page as a "Movie Maker Mover and Shaker Contributor" (Yikes! That's a mouthful...)

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    A signed DVD of "Makua Charley", plus a download of "Tandem Surfing: The Love Story", plus an official "Makua Charley" movie poster (and a phone call from some wheezy old guy who really could use an inhaler!)

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    You’ve just become an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, and will be credited as such in the end title crawl of the movie! You'll also receive a special edition "Makua Charley" t-shirt (and the poster, fake shark's tooth, wheezy phone call and signed DVD). Your name will appear alphabetically during the end title crawl under the heading "Associate Producers," and will run on the left side of the screen alongside the traditional credits on the right. This way, you can impress your movie-going friends relatively quickly when your name comes up on the big screen!

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    The Little Deeper Love Cushion! Yeah, baby, how deep is your love? Pledge $125 bucks and receive this patented and stylish piece of sex furniture. Featured as a product placement in the film, the Little Deeper will bring your romantic interludes to new heights! Invented by our good friend, Richard Moody, this cushion is the actual prop used in the "Lester's Room" scene (otherwise, never used!). Watch the entire scene on the updates page.

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    A copy of Jayne's auto-biographical book; "Life is Beautiful - No Matter What", signed by the author herself! Here is what best selling author Robert Orfali had to say about Jayne's book: "In some ways, this book is more than a memoir: Jayne bares her soul and shares with the reader her various strategies for coping with life's problems, both big and small. "Life Is Beautiful" is really a life guide written by a woman who was able to make her dreams come true." You’ve also just become an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, and will receive all the perks listed above!

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    You are now an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, and will be credited as such in the end title crawl of the movie! You'll also receive a special edition "Makua Charley" t-shirt (and the poster, fake shark's tooth, wheezy phone call and signed DVD). Your name will appear alphabetically during the end title crawl under the heading "Associate Producers," and will run on the left side of the screen alongside the traditional credits on the right. We'll also send you a signed DVD of our award winning documentary film "Olomana Gardens Permaculture & Aquaponics"

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    Your very own "Makua Charley" hand-crafted shark tooth weapon replica, as featured in the movie. Hang this genuine hand-made replica on your wall! These babys were made by Al & Jayne and look like the real deal. (You also get everything else that comes with the Associate Producer package)

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    Product Placement! You are now an Associate Producer and we will re-write a portion of the screenplay to feature YOUR PRODUCT on screen for a minimum of 2 minutes. Your product will be displayed in a very flattering manner calculated to enhance your sales. Please note: you must provide proof that you own all rights to the product you want featured, and provide the product during filming! Al & Jayne assume no responsibility for the product while it's in our possession, especially if your name is Mr Ferrari. (also comes with all other Associate Producer perks)

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    Shark Cage Fun in paradise! You and a guest get to swim with the sharks off the North Shore of O'ahu while we film B-Roll footage for the movie. Don't worry, you'll be in a shark cage! Lunch is included, but you're not on the menu. (Comes with Associate Producer package. Transportation to Honolulu and lodging not included, but we will pick you up anywhere on O'ahu and drive you to the boat and back).

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    You just became an Executive Producer! and we have an exclusive "Horror in Hawaii" tour for you and a guest! Personalized, chauffeured tour of historical sites around the island of O'ahu. Make yourself comfy in the back seat of our Nissan Sentra and let Al & Jayne drive you all over da island! But this tour is off the beaten path and features ghostly happenings, supernatural occurances, and culminates at Makua Cave, the original lair of the legendary shark man! Oh – and did we mention we will let you sleep in our own home, 2 blocks from Waikiki Beach, for two nights, and cook breakfast for you ? We meant to. (also comes with Associate Producer goodies – transportation to Honolulu not included, but we will pick you up at the airport and drop you back off)

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