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A feature length film set in the 80's, filled with action, car chases and synth-wave music.
A feature length film set in the 80's, filled with action, car chases and synth-wave music.
A feature length film set in the 80's, filled with action, car chases and synth-wave music.
524 backers pledged $30,235 to help bring this project to life.

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UPDATE #11 - May 15, 2018

Help us achieve even more radness!
Help us achieve even more radness!

Come and get your name in the end credits!

All backers will now receive the following items,

  • 3 Night Run Official Movie Pins
  • 2 Night Run Movie Lobbycards
  • An autographed production photo from the cast
  • A page from the script signed by the writer and director (Current stretch goal pending!)

We plan on shooting the film practically from the actual sets, wardrobe, special effects and car chases, and the more funds we're able to receive the better the end product will be! We're so excited to have you be part of NIGHT RUN.  Keep rocking! 

"The year was 1985, Daniel McCormack was like any other man, a construction worker dreaming of sports cars and a brighter future with his girlfriend, Jennifer. One night Daniel stops an assault on several civilians by the notorious Kano Gang who have been overpowering the city of Santa Mira. Unfortunately, Daniel’s bravery is short lived as he is murdered by Johnny, the gang’s leader. A year later, on a thunderous October night, Daniel rises from his grave seeking revenge on the men who took his life, his future and his dreams."

This is NIGHT RUN.

Night Run Official Trailer

NIGHT RUN was born out of my love of the 80's, from films, commercials, fashion and music. It all came from that amazing decade that gave us Alf and Where's The Beef lady. 

We want to make an authentic 80's film, nothing over the top, something that feels straight out of 1985!

Check out some concept art!

CG Render Concept Art
CG Render Concept Art
Early Concept from 2013, before the title change and when it was planned as a music video.
Early Concept from 2013, before the title change and when it was planned as a music video.
Early StoryBoard Art
Early StoryBoard Art

The first outline of the project was written way back in 2013 and quite gradually this project was always pushed aside due to other commitments I had. Nonetheless, the rise of 80's popularity continued to grow. I knew I wasn't alone in my love for the 80's, something had to be done about it.

Thus about two years ago the project was resurrected (no pun intended, believe me). The initial storyboards and first drafts from 2013 were dusted off and an actual pre-production phase began. Casting, script re-writes and location scouting occurred during the summer of 2016. Within a few weeks, cameras started rolling.

The goal? To make a concept trailer in order to seek funds to make a full length movie.

The intention with NIGHT RUN is to make a full 90 minute film. A movie that will look and feel as an actual film shot in 1985, from the costume design, the films score and direction, without trying to over stylize the visuals. Imagine a film that you could watch back to back with The Terminator, Miami Vice or even a Friday the 13th flick.

STORY/VISUAL INSPIRATIONS

Miami Vice
Miami Vice
Death Wish
Death Wish
The Wraith
The Wraith
Tuff Turf
Tuff Turf
Creepshow (All hail Tom Atkins)
Creepshow (All hail Tom Atkins)

We plan on shooting everything practically with little to no green screen work. In the trailer you'll see a CG Lamborghini but CG cars won't be in the final cut of the film, it was done as a CG element due to budgetary constrains for the trailer. We want to shoot a down and dirty film with grit and realism, with shoot outs, fight scenes and every now and then a car chase. Imagine Miami Vice meets Death Wish meets Friday the 13th!

Here, check out some of Night Run stills! 

Currently the film has a tentative schedule to commence filming during the fall of 2018, this will pave the way to enter post-production during that same season, allowing us enough time to premiere the film sometime during 2019.

And unfortunately all that costs money and it is here is were we need your help, we previously raised $8,000 on a previous crowdfunding campaign last year. On top of that we've saved an extra $5,000 from our own personal jobs. This brings our total to $13,000. 

The final push we need is an extra $5,000 to fulfill our $18,000 budget.

With your help we'll be able to rent better equipment, hire an actual crew, acquire permit locations, props, car rentals, as well as on post production help, such as editing and any VFX shots.  All the money will go directly towards the making of this film.  Every penny will be spent on furthering this project in being the best that it can be. Check out the budget breakdown (below) which shows where the $18,000 will go to.

The films soundtrack will be composed by CROCKETT. Over the last few years Crockett has composed dozens of tracks emulating film scores from the 80's with an unique synth style that encapsulates sounds and emotions from action and teen romance films from that era, replicating the sound like no other musician. Check out the 30 second snippet of what CROCKETT has coming! 

Check out more of his music here : https://crockett.bandcamp.com and give him a follow on twitter @Crockett80s

Now for the good stuff.

If you decide to help back this film, you'll be rewarded with a bunch of rad stuff. Rewards will range from a digital copy of the film (backers will be the first to see the film), as well as the film on Blu-ray and a limited edition poster which will be signed by the entire cast. You'll also have the chance to secure your very own copy of the film in VHS tape, in it's glorious 4:3 format! Other cool stuff includes the film soundtrack in vinyl, action trading cards and the films crew t-shirt.

Includes Free Digital Film & Soundtrack Download
Includes Free Digital Film & Soundtrack Download
This could be you, look how happy he looks
This could be you, look how happy he looks

Our crew was incredibly small, it consisted of Director, Erick Solis and his first AD, Elizabeth Salazar. Due to the almost non-existent crew, Erick also operated the camera, lighting, blocking, editing, VFX work and all the graphic designs for the film. Some say he didn't leave his room for an entire month just to finish all the designs for this campaign. 

Director Erick Solis hanging tight to Danny Glover.
Director Erick Solis hanging tight to Danny Glover.
Assistant Director Elizabeth proudly represents VHS rentals.
Assistant Director Elizabeth proudly represents VHS rentals.

Our social media powerhouse is Jacob Dressler, a fan of 80's horror movies, he's the guy responsible for posting all updates in all social media channels and the go to guy for any questions regarding the campaign. He's a total life saver, but we'll stop with the nice things about him or else he might get too cocky.

Social Media writer Jacob channeling John Carpenter.
Social Media writer Jacob channeling John Carpenter.

In terms of our cast, we were incredibly lucky to find the best cast imaginable, after a lot of searching and browsing thousands (quite literally) of actors we found our dream team. Seeing them perform and act our their lines was a surreal experience, they added so much depth and energy that blew us away.

 They look so cool don't they? They need their own feature film, just saying! 

You want to contact us and talk more 80's stuff? Well don't be a stranger! Drop us a line at production@playbackcollective.com 

But what if you're too cool for email? Well, you can always follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!  This way you can always be up to date in any new info that we have regarding the campaign, also you'll get to talk with other 80's aficionados! 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NightRunFilm/  

Instagram: @nightrunfilm 

Twitter: @nightrunfilm

What's so different about Night Run and all the other 80's crowdfunding projects?

 Night Run will be an authentic throwback film to the 1980's. We want to create a film as if it were actually shot in 1985, that means no over the top Computer Generated animations, almost no green screen work, no over stylized visuals, no fake cars. Imagine a more straightforward film in the vein of Stranger Things, where every aspect is subtle and not overblown, where everything feels real and grounded. We want people to not know that this movie was made in 2018.

How long will it take you guys to film this movie? 

 Filming will roughly take about a month in a half. One of the many advantages of shooting with a smaller crew is the ability to shoot fast and efficiently. This allows us to focus our energy in scenes that require more strategic planning and caution, such as the fight scenes and car chases.

Where are you planning on filming? 

We're planning on filming the movie in Los Angeles and different counties around California. We also plan on shooting in Texas, it all depends heavily in the amount raised. Since permits to shoot in different locations vary from state to state. We want to maximize our budget accordingly to whatever deems fitting to our specific location needs. One of our favorite locations is the city of Los Angeles. L.A. really provides all those locations that reminds us of great 80's action films from Die Hard to The Terminator and the palmy beaches that bring back Miami Vice memories.

How soon will you guys mail out all the rewards?

They have an expected ship date sometime during the fall of 2019, of course depending on the amount of requests and workload it may change. 

What's the difference between the Soundtrack and Compilation Album? 

The soundtrack which will be composed by Crockett is the film's underscore, the music that plays during dramatic or tense moments to build emotion and anticipation. Much like what John Carpenter did during the film Halloween. The Compilation Album will be a compilation of synth tracks from different artists that will be played throughout the movie much like the singles played during TOP GUN! 

Will I have to pay for shipping on all the the rewards? 

Yes, shipping will be added on to the price once you've selected a reward.

Will my name appear in the closing credits if I selected any reward above the $10 one, like a DVD or Digital Download?

Yes! Any reward above the $10 reward will automatically add your name to the closing credits. 

CREDITS

Jake Hays as Daniel McKormack, Rebecca Weaver as Jennifer Atkins, Tyler Cole as Johnny, Tim Andrews as Sheriff Atkins, with Cameron Tagge and Patricio Reano.

Produced, Written and Directed by Erick Solis

Assistant Director and Casting Director Elizabeth Salazar

Risks and challenges

Undertaking a feature full length film is always a challenge since there are many unknown factors that arrive while in production or in post. However we are more than capable to bring you an end result that will make the budget appear as twice as it was. The trailer is a testament to that, it was made by only two people, now imagine what an actual crew could bring you!

And thankfully Kickstarter is a platform that allows backers like you to help fund a project like this, making any challenge much more easy to overcome.

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    The official Night Run T-Shirt! In pure cotton goodness! What better way to show your love for an 80's movie than to wear the official tee that the production crew will be wearing during the actual shoot of the film. Your name will be included in the closing credits of the film as well as a digital download of the film's soundtrack.

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    Limited Edition Signed Poster

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    Associate Producer

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    The executive producer credit which will be featured in the opening titles and posters and any promotional material involving the film. You'll also receive the movies' Blu-ray, the limited edition poster, a digital download of the film and soundtrack plus the official logo t-shirt and The Compilation Album plus! You'll get a character named after you!

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    The producer credit which will be featured in the opening titles and posters and any promotional material involving the film. You'll also receive the movies' Blu-ray, the limited edition poster, a digital download of the film and soundtrack plus the official logo t-shirt and The Compilation Album.

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    • Limited Edition VHS
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    • The Compilation Album Vinyl
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