Yes, we've met our goal and can't thank our contributors enough. However, additional funds are needed as well as welcomed for: a camper rental which will serve as a rolling headquarters and dressing room since we'll shoot outdoors around an entire county, a stunt driver, and a quality minded sound engineer and editor. In addition, more funds will allow us to submit the film to more festivals.
In 2012, Trooper Andrew Weingarten of the New Jersey State Police was killed in one the most shocking and bizarre cases in law enforcement history. A police car dash-cam captured the events of this day.
It has never been viewed by the public...until now.
Hi, and thank you for visiting our campaign page for "Case #5930", a police-crime-drama that tells the story of Trooper Weingarten and his tragic last day on the job. The unique angle that differentiates “Case #5930” from other movies is the film is seen solely through Trooper Weingarten’s police car dash-camera. The audience will view the raw, unedited footage of this fateful day and experience everything Trooper Weingarten does.
The screenplay was written in 2009 and went on to win or place in several contests, including the Page International Screenwriting Awards and the Gimme Credit International Screenplay Competition.
Who's producing this?
CRASH PALACE PRODUCTIONS
Founded in 2010 by William D. Prystauk, its goal is to bring well crafted independent stories of any genre to audiences. CASE #5930 will be the next short film project with another drama, as well as an animated fantasy, in the works. Crash Palace Productions will begin filming a low budget, independent science fiction feature in the near-future.
DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER:
William D. Prystauk is an award-winning film producer, screenwriter, and educator.
As an assistant professor of English at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Bill uses film as a frame of reference to connect with students.
Currently, Bill’s involved in two additional film projects, a comic book, the revision of two academic articles on cinema, and a creative film venture to help children with extreme asthma cope with an intense nebulizer regimen.
SCREENWRITER AND PRODUCER:
Paul J. Williams is an award-winning screenwriter, director, and producer with several projects in various stages of film production.
Paul is also a decorated law enforcement officer of eighteen years, currently serving as a Police Officer in Morris County, N.J. for the past eight years.
He previously served with the U.S. Department of Justice as a Federal Officer and the Newark Police Department, where he was awarded the Medal of Honor, the department’s highest honor, and responded to Ground Zero in New York City after the 9/11 attacks.
Risks and challenges
We feel we have an original, innovative idea, but for it to be effective, it has to be done right. Production will all be outdoors over a period of five days. Some of the equipment we need, combined with special effects, will be a challenge, including a car wreck and more, as we're attempting all effects to be as practical as possible. There's no CGI here!
After filming, we have post-production requirements, which include editing, color correcting, SFX, etc., then get DVDs ready for festivals, which is costly in and of itself. We are not making the movie for our own gratification, but hope to expose the cast and crew to a larger audience that will help their respective careers.
Our budget breakdown:
Actors' salaries: $2000
Crew salaries: $1500
Wardrobe (uniforms): $500
Props (stunt car, police car rental, prop guns/knife, etc.): $1000
Thank you again for taking the time to view our campaign and watching our video. We appreciate anything you can do for us, even just sharing our story with others.
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