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Intense Southern thriller seeks to impress movie companies into green-lighting project for feature length production, with your help.
Intense Southern thriller seeks to impress movie companies into green-lighting project for feature length production, with your help.
56 backers pledged $9,000 to help bring this project to life.

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SYNOPSIS: The Beautiful Dead is an intense Southern thriller about a young woman, who on her journey through self discovery, is devastated by a traumatic event. With the help of her widowed father, she struggles to put her fragmented life back together. Unbeknownst to her, a stranger lies in wait. A man with terrifying intentions who will stop at nothing to have her.

WHAT WE'RE DOING: We're filming key segments from the script to showcase my vision for the film and impress the motion picture companies into green-lighting the script for a full feature-length production.

The screenplay was received, by a major script reviewing agency in Los Angeles, as the "highest rated script" to come through their office. The result of which has given me all the passion and drive I needed to get this project underway. We've already spent several months filming a considerable amount of footage and are now seeking funds to complete what has already begun.

WHAT THE MONEY IS FOR: Rental costs for camera equipment; lenses, camera body, Steadicam rig, follow-focus system. Lighting equipment; generator for portable power source, set of 6 Arri lights, stands and gels. Smoke machine, breakaway glass, lumber, flooring, vintage props, wallpaper. Marketing materials; pressing the custom designed 6-panel DigiPak Blu-Ray or DVD cases and silk-screened discs. Printing the mini and full-sized movie posters. Fuel costs for hauling all of the equipment and props to the various sets/locations. Editing Costs; I'll be editing the project myself. However, my free 30 day trial with Adobe Premiere Pro. editing software has just ended and I need money to purchase the program in order to complete my project and get it out there for you and the motion picture companies to see.

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    LEVEL 1: You'll receive a postcard sized 4x6 print of the movie poster and an email from the writer/director thanking you for your donation.

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    LEVEL 2: You'll receive an 11"x17" mini poster and a handwritten note from the writer/director thanking you for your donation.

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    LEVEL 3: Stepping things up a notch, you'll receive a copy of the movie trailer on Blu-Ray or DVD. Both will be packaged inside of a custom 6 panel Digipak case with original artwork/design by the writer/director. Will also include the 11"x17" mini poster and a hand written letter from the writer/director thanking you for your donation.

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    LEVEL 4: Pushing things even further, you'll receive copies of the original storyboards from one of the pivotal scenes in the film, signed by the writer/director, as well as the Custom designed DVD case with Blu-Ray or DVD disc copy of the trailer and an 11"x17" print of all four of the different movie posters. Plus, a hand written letter from the writer/director thanking you for your donation, as well as a signed print of an image from the trailer put into a picture frame, selected by the director.

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    PRODUCTION BUNDLE: Here's where things really start to get interesting. You'll receive All of the above, plus a full sized 27"x40" poster signed by the writer/director as well as a special thank you in the credits on the Blu-Ray/DVD. Additionally, you'll receive signed prints of the original concept art as well as behind-the-scenes photos showcasing the film production and the photo shoot for the creation of the surrealistic movie poster.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PACKAGE: This is the top of the mountain. You'll receive everything mentioned above, all signed by the writer/director, in addition to YOUR NAME as executive producer on everything; the movie poster, Blu-Ray/DVD case and in the actual production credits for the project. A phone call from the writer/director personally thanking you for your very generous donation and contribution to the project as well as several props from the actual production, all signed and tagged with a still frame from the scene(s) in which they appeared. Then, to top it all off, you'll receive a copy of the screenplay signed by the two co-writers and the director, personally thanking you for your support.

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