I'm happy to share a rough cut of the opening minute to The Devil Needs a Fix!
In the film, the devil invites a reporter to an interview, which will lead to the reporter's big break- if everything goes as planned. 'Devil' is an original story and a contemporary mashup of literary inspirations ranging from CS Lewis' Screwtape Letters to Orwell's 1984. This clip should start to piece together what we mean when we describe the film as "an unconventional look at disconnectedness, longing, and the sophisticated nature of fear in a modern society" while introducing you to our three lead characters played by Stefan Hajek, Steven Soro, and Rosalie Miller.
Check out the video, now embedded on the film's Kickstarter page.
Speaking of, we're getting close! We're over 80% funded with just one more week to go! Now more than ever, we need a growing community of supporters giving donations of any and every size. Will you join us?
writer/director- 'From the Sky' and 'The Devil Needs a Fix'
The Kickstarter for our new film 'The Devil Need a Fix' is nearing the end, and we need help to reach the finish line, so we're offering a new incentive: help us get to $11,000 or 85% funded by Tuesday, July 5th- and on Tuesday, July 5th we'll show everyone the first minute of this film!
We know many people are either out the door on vacation already or that their minds are on holiday time, but we appreciate those who can keep us moving forward over the next few crucial days. Here's where we are:
Today we've reached the halfway point in the Kickstarter campaign for our new film The Devil Needs a Fix which reunites many of the From the Sky team including producer Jess Grant, actor Steven Soro, editor Eric Frith, Assistant Director Ian Van der Werff and myself as writer/director.
Some great news: we are 71% funded and have raised over $9,200 of our $13,000 goal! Thank you so much to those of you who have already stepped out to support us for a second time following From the Sky. We believe we've got a really compelling, thought-provoking story on our hands and can't get it finished without your help.
Some challenges: this phase in many kickstarter campaigns tends to be a lull which we're also experiencing, and we've got the added challenge of the 4th of July weekend coming up. We greatly appreciate those who can move us towards our goal with a donation this week so that we don't arrive at the final stretch of this campaign with a daunting gap. Now more than ever, we're looking for a community of donors to give what they can; less about dollar amount per person and more about a bunch of people jumping in to contribute that will get us to the finish line.
We've just added a new reward as an incentive. Meet our devil, played by actor Steven Soro. Those who donate at (or upgrade a current donation to) our new reward 'The Devil's Hot Purr' will get a seductive voicemail sent to you or someone of your choosing from the man himself. As gag gifts go, we think this is a good one.
Other awards include an invitation to a menu tasting event this fall with members of the creative team at Eden Hill restaurant in Seattle, WA where 'Devil' was primarily filmed, prepared by Seattle's only 2016 James Beard Award 'Rising Star of the Year' Semifinalist and Eden Hill executive chef/owner Maximillian Petty. The James Beard Award is like the Oscars for food, and we were lucky to partner with Maximillian and his amazing and ironically titled Eden Hill restaurant for the film shoot, so we hope you'll join us for this!
We're one week into the Kickstarter campaign for our new film THE DEVIL NEEDS A FIX and bring great news- one of our initial donors and James Alan Salon CEO Matthew Fairfax has offered to match all pledges and pledge increases up to the first $1,000- from now through the next 72 hours.
This compelling, original film considers universal emotions and literary inspirations to explore authenticity vs. an Orwellian alternative. THE DEVIL NEEDS A FIX raises questions about what it means to be true to ourselves and others for the right reasons, and is ultimately an unconventional look at the sophisticated nature of fear, disconnectedness, and longing in modern society. We believe we have another timely and worthwhile project on our hands, but we can't finish it without your help.
THE DEVIL NEEDS A FIX reunites FROM THE SKY writer/director Ian Ebright with FROM THE SKY'S Producer Jess Grant, Actor Steven Soro, Editor Eric Frith, and Assistant Director Ian Van der Werff.