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Striker is a professional thief, but when betrayed with his loot taken, and surrounded by four crooks, he has to become a detective.
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THE STORY

Striker is a 25 minute long murder-mystery/action/thriller/crime film.

His name is Striker. No first name, no last name, just Striker. He's the best professional thief there is, but today he has to become a detective.

After spending the night in a warehouse following a perfect heist, Striker hears one of his crew members getting killed and having his money stolen. Before he can do anything about it, Striker is stabbed and has his entire take stolen, but he does not know what the murderer looks like.

Now he's wounded and surrounded in a warehouse with three other crew members, and it is up to him to find out who the traitor is before the time runs out.

THE BUDGET

Producing any film short or long is a complex undertaking. Striker has been meticulously planned and coordinated to make this process as smooth as possible.

EQUIPMENT

With Striker we look to achieve an immersive and cinematic look.  So renting professional grade audio, lighting, and camera equipment will be essential to this. Anamorphic lenses, dolly tracks, and video projectors are just a few of the pieces of equipment we plan to use.

MAKE-UP AND PROPS

Naturally, Striker features a fair share of violence. And in order for this important aspect of the film to come to life extensive make-up is needed. We plan to work with talented make-up artists to make the gore of Striker pop off the screen. We hope to make all the bloody effects in Striker practical. Including old-style blood squibs for gun shots.

LOCATIONS

The locations for Striker have been scouted and two out of the three have already been arranged. However one of the film's scenes takes place in a getaway van. This portion of the budget will go towards the rental fees and set-design in making that happen.

FOOD

The cast and crew will need food and drink to keep spirits high. It is an essential part of keeping the everyone in top form over the course of the long days on set.

Budget Breakdown
Budget Breakdown

THE CAST AND CHARACTERS

Striker: A seasoned professional with a mysterious past, Striker is a hardened thief who likes his business straight and does not accept mistakes. His character was partially inspired by Parker from Richard Stark's series of novels.

Jae Brown as Striker
Jae Brown as Striker

Donovan Taylor: Though somewhat nebbish, Donovan is known to be the one who sets up jobs, and he does so with pride. Setting up jobs means a 10% bonus and for a greedy thief like him that's a lot.

Eddie Flake as Don
Eddie Flake as Don

Ruth Corban: Corban is a crook from down south with a big mouth and a knack for telling long He has a monologue in the film describing a job that went wrong in an underground vault that is the center-piece scene of the film.

Shane Leydon as Ruth
Shane Leydon as Ruth

 Barbara Willford: Barbara a cunning and seemingly professional thief, though her start with the profession was recent. Barbara was a flight attendant who got some experience with safes at the airport, when Donovan heard about her knowledge, they designed the heist and he brought her on. The rest of the cast is very suspicious of her due to her lack of experience.

Laura Auffray as Barbara
Laura Auffray as Barbara

Stan Reznov: Though known to be a psychopath who kills people with knives for fun, he's a professional on the job. He is very experienced with a good reputation. No one suspected him to kill Ruth Corban and wound Striker, and take both of their money, but everyone knows Striker will be back with a vengeance.

Gary Starkell as Reznov
Gary Starkell as Reznov

 Marty Silva: Marty is a getaway driver with a hell of a reputation, he has worked with Striker, Donovan and Stan many times before, though he nearly never breaks his silence and hides behind his leather gloves and dark shades. A professional through and through.

Salvatore Vetro as Marty
Salvatore Vetro as Marty

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

Contributing to this project will allow you to receive several different rewards depending on who much you choose to put into the film's funding. These rewards include: film posters, blu-rays filled with special features, development blogs, pre-production documents, a lunch with the cast and crew, and invitations to the screening in Vancouver B.C.

MORE STUFF

This is the short film titled "A Warm Welcome to Stark". There was a clip of it in the pitch video, but here it is in full.

This is a short film that was made as a pitch of sorts for Striker. It was shot in a day with a T3i and all natural light, it showcases a similar plot to the film but done in an uninterrupted long take.

Note: The character was originally named Stark but was changed to Striker due to similarities with another character. The name change was also done because Karim thinks that Striker sounds like a character Lee Marvin would play.

Also, here's a clip from Bijan Karim's feature length action/crime epic, "Far Out".

This is a scene from the film that features Lamont James Brown as Barry Levenstein. A night club owner with mob connections who is being hunted down by a rogue undercover agent by the code name of The Filmmaker. This is the scene where his character is introduced:

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Risks and challenges

Unlike most films, ours is complete in terms of pre production.

We have a full cast, crew, locations, a complete 25-page shooting script, and a 9-page shot list.

All that we need is some money for production equipment and we are ready to make a film that is to be something special.

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    A full night out with the cast and crew.

    Spend a full night with Bijan Karim, Lamont James Brown, Jason Roberts as we take you to whatever place you would like in Vancouver.

    Along with that, we will offer you a set visit on one of the three days of shooting, where you can do whatever you like.

    Also, a signed physical poster of our first feature film, "Far Out", will be given to you. Only four were made and the cost to get it made was 50$.

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