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A love triangle between a repo man, his globetrotting girlfriend, and Marijuana.
A love triangle between a repo man, his globetrotting girlfriend, and Marijuana.
280 backers pledged $12,567 to help bring this project to life.

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Writer/Director - Shaka King

Producer - Jim Wareck, Michael Matthews, Shaka King, Gbenga Akinnagbe

Starring - Amari Cheatom, Trae Harris, Tone Tank, Hassan Johnson, Colman Domingo, Isiah Whitlock, Adrian Martinez, Tonya Pinkins, Anthony Chisholm, Diane Neal

A Brooklyn repo-man and his globetrotting girlfriend forge an unlikely romance.  But what should be a match made in stoner heaven turns into a love triangle gone awry in this dark comedy that is part ballad of chemical dependency, part coming-of-age romance, part hallucinatory adventure.

Newlyweeds was shot in April of 2012 and we've spent the last nine months prepping the film for its world premiere at Sundance, only a few weeks away. 

But in order to finish the film we need your help.

Your donation will go towards: 

- Color correction (to make it look pretty...color correction is like Instagram for movies...except not free ;-)

- Sound design (New York is a noisy city...garbage trucks compacting trash, sirens wailing, random street chatter) Sound design is the invisible art form. A good movie NEEDS realistic sound.

-A top-notch soundtrack (Imagine Pulp Fiction without the Hawaii Five O theme song...a good soundtrack costs $$$$$)

Low budget feature filmmaking takes a minor miracle or two. Our families, friends and collaborators have made incredible sacrifices to get us this far. The $10,000 we are seeking equal millions on a Hollywood movie, because a pound of our sweat stretches a pocketful change. With your donation, the money we raise will kickstart Newlyweeds to a theater near you. 

Feel free to check out our rewards to the right. And whether you're able to donate or not, please spread the word. Thank you!

Shaka King

Pitch Video Shot by Daniel Patterson

Additional Camera by Bridget Palardy

Starring: Shaka King, Cavalier, Quelle Chris, Krystal Cherry, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Hassan Johnson and Amari Cheatom.

Sound: Elena Greenlee

Written, Edited and Directed by Shaka King

Risks and challenges

The first few weeks after Sundance can be chaotic, especially if you're fortunate enough to receive distribution at the festival. But we will be sure to remember who helped us get there and promise to deliver our rewards on time.

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    Receive all of the above plus a limited edition Newlyweeds T-shirt designed by our very own Tone Tank, who plays "Jackie" in Newlyweeds. Go to www.scumlife.com to see some of Tone's designs.

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