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"Virtue has a veil. Vice a mask." - Victor Hugo
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"Virtue has a veil. Vice a mask." - Victor Hugo

Ryan A. Cole
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Ryan A. Cole

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WHAT'S THE STORY?

In 2025, a new technology called Extraction allows for the removal of any unwanted “vice”, in return for a perfect life. On the surface all seems well, but instead of destroying the bottled "sin", the doctors are instead using the deficiencies as WMDs, to the highest bidder. In this sci-fi thriller, it is up to the most "addicted" souls to expose this corruption and figure out what the true meaning of humanity is.  

Electrical Activity in the Brain
Electrical Activity in the Brain

THEME:

Vice Versa encapsulates the true meaning of humanity: (1) our struggle in life to understand and accept our humanity, and the humanity of others, meaning our flaws and imperfections versus (2) our unending struggle to seek the true path to perfection, or God, the love and forgiveness of one another, through own free will, in order to better ourselves. 

Before I go on in depth, about the film, I would like to highlight one of the most important aspects of a production...

Cinematography:

This is the Arri Alexa which is a Digital S35mm camera. The rental fee for the FULL PACKAGE is $1,950/day. 

NYFA circa 2004
NYFA circa 2004

In 2004, I  graduated from the New York Film Academy where I shot my first four films on 16mm, on the Arriflex. As an auteur who went to film school, I'm depressed film is becoming obsolete. Only films with huge budgets get a chance to shoot it. Since we are on a "shoestring budget", I would like to stay in the Arri family.

PRE-VISUALIZATION:

Smokers Welcomed
Smokers Welcomed
Alcoholics Welcomed
Alcoholics Welcomed
Gamblers Welcomed
Gamblers Welcomed
Lusters Welcomed
Lusters Welcomed
Anger Welcomed
Anger Welcomed
Gluttons Welcomed
Gluttons Welcomed
Depression Welcomed
Depression Welcomed
The "Perfect" Hospital
The "Perfect" Hospital
Electroencephalography
Electroencephalography

POST PRODUCTION:

WIth this being a Sci-Fi film, a huge part of the budget will be allocated to post production expenses which include: VFX Composition, Color Correcting, Sweetening, Sound Mixing, etc.

REWARDS BELOW: 

"I Backed" Vice Versa T- Shirt
"I Backed" Vice Versa T- Shirt
Women's T-shirt
Women's T-shirt
Hollywood Premiere!
Hollywood Premiere!

$100,000 will be used to produce a never before seen, Science Fiction film, independently produced by an African American. In 2014, it is extremely difficult to obtain funding through the current "Hollywood" system. I believe, like Tyler Perry, we have enough money in our community to fund our own feature films. There are hundreds of stories that would be better told through a black filmmaker's perspective. I thank you in advance for your support and I will see you at the premiere!

THE LEGAL STUFF:

If you become an extra in the film ($1000 reward), you must be over 18 and a US citizen or have a US work visa, and not be a member of SAG/AFTRA.

You must be over 18 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to attend the premiere. 

The direction and final cut of the film is at the discretion of the director.

Risks and challenges

I ultimately need $300,000 to create a professional, low budget, high concept film, that I will shop for distribution through the film festival circuit. Although I am asking for 1/3 of the total, it is my goal to use the partial funding to gain additional investors. This is a very long process but I pride myself on my ability to see a project through to completion. When the film is completed, we will also need your help to spread awareness and promote the film.

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    Watch A Special Screening of Vice Versa Online during the film's Opening Weekend. Plus, get behind the Scenes Project Updates. You will also receive a "I Backed Vice Versa" T-shirt and Two Tickets to the Vice Versa premiere in Hollywood, CA. Your name will be shown under the "Special Thanks" section in the credits. (Backer is responsible for own travel to the premiere).

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    You will receive all of the prizes above. PLUS, you will be credited as an Associate Producer. Personal Skype session with cast.

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Funding period

- (60 days)