A magical story about the end of the world, pancakes and moments in life that change you forever... Read more
This project was successfully funded on April 19, 2012.
About this project
If you're reading this, it's obvious that you're not only incredibly attractive, but extremely intelligent. I like that about you.
Apocalypse Over Pancakes is a film based on a short story I wrote years ago about . . . well . . . the Apocalypse and Pancakes. The film revolves around five people in a diner on the eve of the Apocalypse. They've all lost something different . . . hope, passion, a loved one or simply the will to believe. But on this night, everything changes when a stranger enters at 3AM, when God himself walks through the doors to experience one of his favorite things mankind ever created . . . pancakes . . . one last time. What follows is both funny, heartfelt and even magical, these people rediscovering their humanity on the night the world is meant to end. Overall, the story is about redemption and the human condition and there's a fantastic, unexpected ending that will will simply make you smile. It's a film I'm very passionate about, and it's going to be something incredible!
I guess it's kind of cliche, but I've been dreaming about making movies since I was a kid, since I saw ET and sobbed like crazy while eating buttered popcorn and downing mass quantities of Skittles.
Things haven't changed much. I still love popcorn and Skittles, and am still a cry baby when it comes to great stories. For me, that's what this movie is all about. It's about creating something that makes people feel. With your help I can make it something AMAZING and, let's be real, don't you want to be a part of something AMAZING? Your mom would totally want that . . . so do it for her . . . unless she scarred you for life . . . in that case, do it for (insert loving relative here). Or do it to spite them all!
My end goal for the film is to create something truly artistic and beautiful, shooting for major releases in film festivals all over the world. But, the fun doesn't stop there! For all your AMAZING support, you get some major sweet swag!
(You feeling AMAZING yet?)
If there is something you desire that I haven't listed here, please shoot me an email and let me know! I'm totally open to giving whatever it takes to get this project done. I'll do almost anything . . . almost . . . and no, I can't get you a lock of Justin Bieber's hair. A finger, maybe, but no hair.
The rewards are listed to the right, and most of them are self-explanatory.
- A digital copy of the film!
- Movie Posters!
- Signed Scripts!
- Pancake Recipes!
- There's even a book with behind the scenes photos and director notes!
- You can even steal some of my personal crap!
- Or adopt an alien!
- There's more info below and all the REWARDS are listed to the left . . . so pick your favorite(s) and MAKE A MOVIE with me!
Trust me, I've got tons of crap, and I'll be happy to part with it for your support! There's no telling what you'll receive. An action figure? Some Legos? A book? A drawing done by yours truly? There's really no telling, but each item comes with a short story about the item you're getting . . . so what are you waiting for? Don't you want to steal my crap?
Or you might choose to adopt an alien! I've been collecting these guys for YEARS now and anybody that knows me knows how much I love them. BUT, I am willing to give some of them up for adoption in order to fund this film!
You will be able to name your alien upon adoption, and I'll take a photo of your little guy and post it on my site before I send him off to his/her new home. I'd also love any photos you take with your aliens as you both venture off into the world together!
I mean, I want to make sure my little peeps are taken care of! I will also sign and number each of the little guys as they are adopted so they never forget where they came from!!
WHAT IF THE PROJECT IS OVER FUNDED?
If this happens, it would be beyond amazing! I mean, what more could anyone ask for than to have so many people excited about a creative project? My goal is to raise enough money to create Apocalypse Over Pancakes at the highest quality, but if over funded, we will use that money to make it even better . . . like higher highest quality!! It would also allow me to really take care of everybody involved and if there's enough left over, I'd love to shoot a second short film I've been working on called THE PHOENIX. It would be AMAZING if I were given the opportunity to spend even more time on these projects.
YOU ARE THE WIND BENEATH MY WINGS!
That's me saying thanks! Without attractive, intelligent people like you, movies like this wouldn't happen. You're making dreams come true here, and I promise you this film will be something fantastic . . . magical even! ;)
You can find out more about ME at www.romanwhite.com
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $5 or more
You will receive the greatest gift I can offer . . . MY LOVE AND AFFECTION! Of course this is priceless, and you're also kind of helping me live out my dreams, which is pretty cool too! BUT, even though you get all that amazing goodness and tons of karma points to boot, you'll also get all the top secret updates and info during pre-production and filming! I will also send you a fabulous recipe for Apocalyptic Pancakes! HELLO? Can you say tasty?Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or more
Now, come on, you've seen those names pass by at the end of movies thousands of times, right? THIS is your chance to be there! Yep, that's right, for your donation of a mere ten bucks, you'll get to see your name in the end credits with a very special THANKS! Of course, it'll be in some cool, easy to read, crazy cool font, and if those pesky relatives are bugging you during the holidays, asking what you've been doing with your life, you can say "Hey Aunt Lola! Get off my back! I've been making movies and here's the proof!" But, that's not all! You get all the cool stuff above as well!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
Yep, you get everything above, but this is all about making a movie and shouldn't you be able to see the sucker before the rest of the world? Shouldn't the film gnomes leave a little something under your pillow? How's about a digital copy of the film weeks before it ever debuts to the public? I'll send you a finished, digital copy of Apocalypse Over Pancakes and a "MAKING OF doc" before it's EVER released and you can beat all the Sundance peeps to the chase!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
So you already have a lot of great stuff, but for fifty bucks you'll also get something . . . with writing! Oh yeah, I'm talking about signed swag, people! A signed, limited edition DVD with tons of extra fun stuff as well as Apocalypse Over Pancakes! You'll finally have a cool DVD worthy of rubbing covers with that old copy of E.T.!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
12 backers Limited (138 left of 150)
For this reward, you get to STEAL MY CRAP! I know what you're thinking . . . has he lost his mind? The thing is, I've got A LOT of stuff around my place and you get to steal some of it . . . well, I'll give you something! It might be an action figure I love or a Vinylmation sitting on my desk or even a book or some kind of awards show backstage pass or even a Lego figure. Like I said, there's TONS of stuff around my place and why shouldn't I give you something I love for your hard-earned bucks? Each item will come with a short story written about it...where I got it, what it means, etc. etc. So, please, pledge some money and take my crap! Best of all, I'll take a pic of the crap you steal and post it on my site so the rest of the world can be crazy jealous! You'll also get a digital copy of the film!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
9 backers Limited (41 left of 50)
ADOPT AN ALIEN! With this pledge you can give an abandoned, orphan alien a home. Isn't that what giving is all about? I've been collecting these guys for years now and am willing to give up part of my alien horde to get this movie made! With each adoption, you will receive one of 50 aliens and even be able to name him before I send him to you! I'll even sign and number each alien on the bottom so you'll know where he falls within the ranks! An adoption certificate with his origin story will also be sent to you. I will even take a photo of him as we say goodbye and place it on the Apocalypse Over Pancakes website! So, what are you waiting for? Do you really want these poor little aliens trapped in my labor camps for life? You'll also get a digital copy of the film when finished, but your alien will be sent out immediately! YAY!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
I know, things are kind of piling up by this point, but you'll get everything above (sans alien and crap) plus a personalized, signed script and an official Apocalypse Over Pancakes movie poster. You can totally hang it over your bed to impress people during slumber parties and yes, they will be jealous as you read to them from your script in the glow of candlelight!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or more
Okay, if you're shelling out two-fifty I'm starting to pack all your stuff in a bigger box! WHY you ask? Not only will your movie poster come signed by the cast and director (yours truly), you will also receive your very own jar of Mrs. Butterworth (which will be SO awesome with that killer pancake recipe) and what will you wear while you sit for your hearty stack of cakes? Um, what would breakfast be without your very own "SCROLL UP!" t-shirt from the movie? Trust me, it's going to be huge at fashion week!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
A lot of people sit at home and wonder WHAT it's like to be on a film set. GLAMOROUS? Not always. EXCITING? Absolutely. FUN? You bet! AND for five hundred of your hard-earned dollars, you will be invited to visit the set during filming and see how the big machine that is movie-making works! It truly is a blast, and I can then give you your big box of stuff all personal like, including a grand hug of gratitude and who doesn't want that? (travel and lodging not included)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or more
So that five hundred bucks got you all hungry for more film magic goodness and what's better than a wrap party? If you're sitting around on a thousand bucks and want to release it into the wild for my movie, you'll also get an exclusive Apocalypse Over Pancakes BOOK with director's diary, tons of exclusive set photos and even more fun stuff, but that's not the coolest part! You'll also get an invite to our exclusive wrap party with the cast and crew! Much fun will be had and more hugs of gratitude delivered, and you can never have TOO many of those, right? (travel and lodging not included)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5,000 or more
If you are reading this, you're either concerned for my sanity or love me A WHOLE LOT! I mean, come on, five thousand bucks? That's a lot of scratch!!! But, like I said before, this is about making dreams come true and creating art and . . . yeah yeah, I know. What else do I have to give? Unfortunately I don't have any children to offer up, BUT, I can offer something even better. Let's say I hand deliver all your sweet swag, make you pancakes, wash your car AND we can go see a movie or hang or braid each other's hair. I'm not picky, but most of all you'd get the colossal hug of gratitude supreme super star deluxe edition. Does that scare you? It should!Estimated delivery:
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