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Two new rewards!! Help reach 300 backers!
Look to the right to see the new rewards that are only available from now until the end of our campaign. $3 gets you THREE CLAMS, $25 gets the the FROGTOWN FROCKMAKER! Tell your friends! Together we can reach 300 backers!
The Survey Results Are In!!
Our Neighbors Movie Trailer Survey closed yesterday--with 120 responses! The "cliff notes" version of the result is below. THANKS to EVERYONE who took the survey--and who gave detailed replies. You gave us a LOT of important information about what was working and not working with the trailers with your responses!!
Watch our new Catherine Dent video!
Click on the UPDATES tab above to see Catherine talking to Judy about her experiences on Neighbors, and also her thoughts about crowdfunding and Kickstarter!
While you're there, also view our other hand-crafted videos:
NEIGHBORS ANIMATION STUDY
PREVIEW OF A SCENE and
ARMY OF WOMEN
Neighbors is a home grown, grass roots, independent feature film. It's a comedic drama about a once-successful graphic novelist who, in facing down a midlife crisis, finds solace in both the passions and compassion of his neighbors, much to the consternation of his wife. Think American Splendor meets American Beauty.
The story of the making of the film parallels the narrative of the film itself in many ways. Neighbors is a movie about the magic that occurs when the most unexpected people come into our lives and change it for the better. And a lot of magic occurred in the making of this film. We make a living as professionals in the film and television business. But this project is a labor of love. We shot it in our own homes and in our neighborhood. Many of our neighbors worked as cast and crew during the filming, and in post-production. Neighbors opened their homes and businesses as sets, cooked for us, loaned us props, gave us advice, and so on went the magic. Our neighbors have been our champions and we would not have made it this far without them.
So now through Kickstarter we invite YOU to become a Neighbor too and to help us finish our film and spread the word!
MEET THE CAST
Michael O’Keefe is best known for Michael Clayton, Caddyshack, Frozen River and The Great Santini. O’Keefe was nominated for an Academy Award in 1981 for "Best Actor in a Supporting Role" forThe Great Santini; nominated for the CableACE Award in 1987 for "Best Actor in a Dramatic Series" - The Hitchhiker; and nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 1981 for "New Male Star of the Year in a Motion Picture" - The Great Santini.
Dent is best known for her work in The Shield, 21 Grams, The Mentalist, Replicant and One Life to Live. Her first feature film was the 1994 movie Nobody's Fool. Dent also recently made her directorial debut on Silk, a short film for the AFI Women's Directing Program currently in post-production.
Bashoff is best known for his role as Moritz Stiefel in Spring Awakening. He started acting at the age of 10, working primarily in commercials, and then singing and dancing in film and theater. He won the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor for Big Bully in 1996.
Mond is best known for her role as Ellen Barlow in the prequels to the The Hallmark Channel's Love saga, Love Begins and Love's Everlasting Courage. She also played Dr. Chase's love interest, Moira Parker, on Fox's House MD in its last and final season this year.
Thomas is best known for his role in Save the Last Dance in which he starred opposite Julia Stiles. He is also known for his work in Cruel Intentions, Barbershop, and had a recurring role onThe District.
Risks and challenges
Kickstarter wants us to tell you about the potential risks and challenges we face after we get funded.
From where we stand now, we see two kinds of risk; financial and creative. The financial risk is easily understood, we have spent “x” number of dollars (much of it out of our own pockets) on the film and we could stand to lose a good deal of it. Understanding the creative risk is a little more difficult. And we believe that this creative risk is the more worrisome. There is a huge risk in making a kind of film that you have not seen before, and for an audience that you’re not really sure how to address. But the response of the people that have seen the film in its varying stages goes a long way to settle this anxiety. And there was a time in this process when we had no crew, no camera, no locations. There was a time when we had no actors or script. These challenges moving forward don’t seem any more daunting than the ones that came before!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Please click on the little "Updates" button below the top of this page, right under the word "NEIGHBORS." That will take you right there. We don't want you to miss a single update--they're fun!
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