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NEW PERKS!! STRETCH GOAL!! In this quirky comedy sitcom a Pastor (Stephen Baldwin) inherits the bar across the street from his church!!

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A list of our 46 REWARDS PERKS color coded to help you find those specific to each of our stars, or those looking for Acting/Producing Opportunities.

RECENT AND BREAKING NEWS!!

STEPHEN BALDWIN talks THIS KICKSTARTER on NATIONAL FOX NEWS RED EYE with GREG GUTFELD, Saturday Jan 11!! 
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FIRST GOAL REACHED!!  BONUS REWARDS ADDED as a SPECIAL THANK YOU for helping us reach our FIRST GOAL, and helping us towards our STRETCH GOALS:

ALL BACKERS will receive a digital download of Series Creator Darren Marlar's "TRUTH or DARREN!"

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In this quirky sitcom recently widowed Pastor Darren Keaton (set to be played by Stephen Baldwin) is struggling to raise his young biracial daughter alongside his adversarial live in African-American Mother-In-Law when he inherits Hard Knocks Bar and Grill from a close friend and parishioner. Will his already dwindling congregation at Solid Rock Church support him in honoring his dear friends final wishes? 

We are raising funds to cover the production of network television quality footage, and to take that footage to networks to pitch this project as a regular series.  Keep in mind, we only receive the funds you are pledging after we meet our minimum goal of $50,000 by the end of our campaign! If we do not meet our goal, you will not be charged!  

The first thing we will do at the conclusion of our successful campaign, is decide how much footage we can make.   We anticipate that if we reach our goal of $50,000, we will be able to make a 10 minute (approximately) short film… Something that is extremely important to us is that the footage we film form a cohesive and quality story within the Rock And A Hard Place world. We won’t just film one or two scenes, we’ll take our pilot script, our series bible, and we’ll make a cohesive short film that will showcase our storytelling ability, our actors, our director, and will allow us not only to show this around to networks, but also submit to film festivals worldwide; everything we can do to draw more attention to the series.    

Now, in a far better scenario, everyone will see just how great a story we have here, and we’ll double our goal, or more. With $100,000, I am very confident that we can make an incredible network television quality half hour series length pilot episode that would have the potential to be picked up straight to series, ready for pilot season! 

Last but definitely not least, in a perfect world scenario, and with loads of help from the Rock And A Hard Place community, the Kickstarter community, the Independent Film community as a whole, and television fans everywhere that want to see this story come to life… If we reach the $300,000 or higher range, we will be able to make a network television quality, full hour-long series pilot, ready to air. For every extra bit of funds we raise, we will be able to make all that much higher quality an episode putting us closer to bringing Rock And A Hard Place to living rooms across the country – and around the world!

 Hear from Darren Marlar, Keith Romine, and Berdella Endress:

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Rock And A Hard Place's Star Stephen Baldwin, and Creator, Producer, Co-Star Darren Marlar, Greet Fans on the Red Carpet!!  Highlights:  Middle - Rock And A Hard Place Cast present at the Launch Party, left to right Stephen Baldwin, Berkeley Clayborne, Lindee Link, Darren Marlar and John Schlitt (have I mentioned this man has won FOUR Grammy's?!)!  Top left - Trapped Cast and Crew (IFP Fiscally sponsored project of Berdella Endress and Keith Romine's also in pre-production!)  Bottom left - Stephen and Producer, Director, Kickstarter Project Manager Keith Romine talk the project and greet fans!

More Fans, Friends, Cast, and Crew on the Red Carpet!!  Highlights:  Top left - Photographer Kevin Thompson, gets a quick picture with Rock And A Hard Place star Stephen Baldwin!

Some crazed, some calm, Fans and Supporters take turns getting their pictures of and with the Rock And A HardPlace Cast and Crew on the Red Carpet!!

More Red Carpet Cast and Crew!!  Highlights:  Middle - the cast gets GOOFY!!  Top left - Huge thanks to our incredible security team, for keeping our cast, crew, and fans safe during this hectic event!!  Top right - Justin Romine shoots some behind the scenes event video!  Bottom right - Dora Kwak 'Behind the Scenes' Stage Makeup team poses with John Schlitt after a busy night helping check in over 300 actors for the concurrent Open Casting call!!

More Fans, Friends, and Supporters for photos and autographs on the Red Carpet!  Highlights:  Middle - Trapped Cast and Crew (IFP Fiscally Sponsored family-friendly project of Keith and Berdella's)

More Fans, Friends, Cast, and Crew!!  Highlights:  Middle right - Not many people can say they've played guitar alongside a 4x Grammy Winner… THIS GIRL CAN... Air Guitar definitely counts!!  Bottom right - Wow!!  LOOK AT THAT CROWD… and that's just the FRONT of the line!!  Top left - Oops! Cast and Crew (project Produced by Justin Romine, Keith Romine, and Berdella Endress for one of Keith and Justin's Filmmaking classes at local Rock Valley Community College, currently in post-production!)     

More Cast, Crew, Friends, and Fans!!  Highlights:  Middle - Cast after addressing the crowd from the stage!  Bottom right - Stephen takes questions from the Press about Rock And A Hard Place!!

Fans, Friends, Cast, and Crew Meet and Greet on the Red Carpet!!  Highlights:  Top left - Keith's nephew following in his Uncle's footsteps racing to the cameraman to Direct the shoot!!  

What did we do before our phones came with CAMERAS built in?!  Gotta love smartphones!!  More autographs and photos all around at the Red Carpet event!!

More Friends, Fans, Cast, and Crew on the Red Carpet!!  Highlights:  Middle - Stephen takes questions from the press!  Top left - Photographer, Shane Smith hard at work, also snapping photos, Sue, John Schlitt's manager!!  Bottom left - Rock And A Hard Place Production Assistant Jenna Larson with Stephen on the Red Carpet!!

HAVING TROUBLE GETTING THROUGH OUR 46 INCREDIBLE PERKS!?  YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS ANY!!  TAKE A LOOK AT OUR NEW COLOR SCHEMATIC TO HELP YOU FIND THE REWARDS PERKS YOUR LOOKING FOR! :-)

A FEW MORE VISUAL AIDS TO HELP YOU FIND JUST THE RIGHT PERK!!

Stephen, I bet this happens to you ALL THE TIME!!
Stephen, I bet this happens to you ALL THE TIME!!
The RIGHT way to meet a ROCK LEGEND!!
The RIGHT way to meet a ROCK LEGEND!!
Business Owners and Corporate Executives, here are some ideas how you AND your business can help support Rock And A Hard Place!
Business Owners and Corporate Executives, here are some ideas how you AND your business can help support Rock And A Hard Place!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Risks and Challenges

We’ve already overcome our first, and biggest challenge; we have our star! Stephen and his agent, we can’t thank them enough, have been just incredible. Initially we contacted Stephen hoping the series would appeal to him enough to consider a cameo… As we talked further, we just threw it out there… would he be interested in a recurring role, and willing to sign a letter of intent? Absolutely. Finally as we began discussing what role, his agent expressed he would likely be interested in the lead, and after waiting on pins and needles for confirmation from Stephen we were able to verbally confirm that Stephen did want to play Pastor Keaton!

Additionally: we have cast Four Time Grammy Award winner, John Schlitt (lead singer Petra) in a recurring role, as the maintenance man at Solid Rock Church, Berkeley Clayborne as Pastor Keaton's daughter, Lindee Link in a yet to be announced 'top secret' role, Darren Marlar as Gary from GJ Construction Co. and Dan McGowan as Jeff from GJ Construction Co. Series Creator Darren Marlar and Comedian Dan McGowan are also writers on the series, Braxton Cosby as the Worship Leader of Solid Rock Church, while Grammy Nominee Bryan Duncan has created our theme song!

Once we reach our goal one of the first things we will do is get the ball rolling on our SAG contracts, insurance, and necessary legal matters. Next, depending on the amount we raise, we will decide the amount we will be filming, and will need to cast anywhere from 4 or 5 up to dozens’s of additional actors depending on the length of the script we will be working with (be it 10 minutes, or the full hour long pilot), not to mention background actors to fill the congregation and other locations. Additionally we will need to round out our crew and arrange for equipment rentals. We will look to the best, established professionals with experience filming for television. Fortunately our Producers have experience on a previous SAG production, and an extensive network through the strong Chicago filmmaking community.

Once we round out our cast and crew, we will move forward with production! We intend to film on location, and have already established locations for the church, bar, and home; there are of course challenges in filming on location, during alternate hours, and where we aren’t the only people using the location day in and day out. We will counter this with added attention to detail, and with an especially detail oriented script supervisor!

After we wrap filming, our producers will prepare an assembly cut, saving us a substantial amount of the editing expense; at the same time we will work with an editor, colorist, and sound designer experienced in network television standards to finish off the film, giving it those final touches necessary to really wow the viewer.

Finally, we will work to get it seen! This is an immense challenge… how will we make sure we get through doors to show networks our finished product? Throughout all stages, even now, we are working to reach out to networks, to make contacts, and get the word out about Rock And A Hard Place. We will continue this right up until we sign on the dotted line to get this to series!

A note of brilliance here that has to be credited to Keith Romine… and we should take this opportunity to point out if we haven’t already, Keith has extensive education and background in film, media, and psychology. Keith’s BA in Film is from top ranked UNLV, he continued with graduate studies in Film at prestigious top ranked Savannah College of Art and Design, and also has graduate level coursework in Media Psychology (for which he will receive his MS this summer). Keith insisted that no matter how short the material we film, we must tell a coherent story; we can’t just film a scene, or two scenes to show the quality of our work, we must re-work the script, and pull a solitary story out of the world we have created.

Why is this so important? This is crucial, because while we are working to promote the project to networks, we will also be able to submit the short form narrative to festivals around the world; gaining significant momentum and notoriety for the project. Some festivals are even geared toward and attended by network creative directors seeking projects to develop.

But what matters most? YOU, not only will you be helping us by pledging to make our goal... (and then by helping us to reach six times that goal!) but by helping us prove to networks that the most important piece of the puzzle is already in place: that YOU, the Fans, WANT to see this series!!

FAQ

  • We definitely understand, and this isn't be a problem at all! We have an especially varied and unique set of perks; mostly because of the generosity of the stars attached to our project! Each has offered multiple items to be given as rewards!

    FIRST, look to see if one of the items you want is in limited quantity. Choose the item most limited in quantity as the one you make your Pledge under, and simply make your total Pledge, under that item, for the total amount that covers all of the perks you would like to receive.

    AFTER you complete your pledge, send us a message letting us know which perks you want to receive; this way we can note the account; Kickstarter makes this simple, we are able to make notes to each Backer's info, and if any of the items are in limited quantity we will make the adjustment on our side so your perks are all locked in!

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  • Kickstarter is an all or nothing crowd-funding platform; if a project does not reach it's goal, you will NOT BE CHARGED, and the project will not be funded! At this time you are only pledging to make a contribution, you will not be charged until the campaign is complete and the funding goal is reached!

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  • After two open casting calls, submissions are now CLOSED! After much thought, and an overwhelming number of requests, we have decided that we will make one exception: For our Kickstarter Backers ONLY at Pledge levels of $5 and higher, we will accept video auditions. We are also guaranteeing that all of these submissions will be watched by at least one of our Producers!

    There are additional perk levels that can be chosen at $55, $90, and $120; if these specific perks are chosen we will provide you with feedback on your audition! One Producer will provide feedback if the $55 perk is chosen, Two Producers if the $90 perk is chosen, and all Three Producers if the $120 Perk is chosen!

    Instructions for submitting your video audition are accessible in the Backers Only updates, accessible to you after you make your Pledge!

    To submit your video audition only, no feedback, you may choose ANY perk at a $5 Pledge level or higher; all $5 and higher make you eligible to submit a video audition. To get feedback on your audition you must choose that specific perk at either the $55, $90, or $120 Pledge levels.

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  • Instructions for submitting your video audition are accessible in the Backers Only updates, accessible to you ONLY AFTER you make your Pledge!

    It is Update # 6, titled Video Audition! Dated Dec 20, 2013, and is for Backers Only. It contains the sides you will need to read; it is not necessary to have someone reading opposite you if you do not have anyone available! Additional instructions will come in your Thank You message which you will receive shortly after making your eligible Pledge.

    To submit your video audition only, no feedback, you may choose ANY perk at a $5 Pledge level or higher; all $5 and higher Pledges make you eligible to submit one video audition. To get feedback on your audition you must choose that specific perk at either the $55, $90, or $120 Pledge levels.

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  • The Digital Download is available as a stand alone Reward Perk at a Pledge level of $25.

    The Digital Download is NOW INCLUDED (see UPDATE at the top of this project page) as a BONUS for any Reward Perk at a Pledge level of $30 or higher!

    Why? --For some people, the Digital Download is the only thing they want, and we don't want them to have to pay for additional items if all they want is to see the finished film after it is released!

    The perk I want is $35, it doesn't say anything about the Download? We assure you, if you have Pledged $35 or more, you WILL receive the Digital Download! We will offer it to you even if you haven't chosen any perk at all! We apologize for any confusion!

    I chose the $25 set of autographed photos; this is the only perk I really want, but I would like the digital download too… do I have to pay $50? NO, increase your pledge to $30 with the set of autographed photos still chosen as your perk. ANYONE Pledging at $30 or higher will receive the Digital Download!!

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  • We assure you, if you have Pledged $30 or more, you WILL receive the Digital Download! We will offer it to you at any Pledge $30 and over! The reason for this is that we cannot go back and make adjustments to a perk once it is chosen (other than quantity). So some have been updated and some have not; after the Kickstarter went live we were asked about the Digital Download by many people pledging $30 and up, and we decided we should include the Digital Download with every Pledge of $30 or more. We posted an ****UPDATE***** at the very top of this page, and this FAQ clarification to be sure to clear up any confusion! Sorry about that!

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  • NO, increase your pledge to $30 with the set of autographed photos still chosen as your perk. ANYONE Pledging at $30 or higher will receive the Digital Download!!

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  • All Backers Pledging at the $42 level and higher will get an Official Thank You in the Films Credits and on IMDB! If you have chosen a perk at a Pledge level under $42 you may keep that perk, simply raise your Pledge level to $42, with the perk you want still chosen; anyone Pledging $42 or more will be thanked in the films credits and on IMDB regardless of their chosen perk!

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  • We assure you… you're not the first, nor will you be the last! This FAQ is here for a reason! Just be sure your total Pledge reflects all of the Rewards Perks you want, then send us a message, *although please do so immediately*, especially if one of the perks you want is in limited quantity, and we will set aside your desired perks in the desired quantities for you!

    Don't worry, this is no problem at all, we are monitoring this page regularly, and many people have been asking about receiving multiple perks, and/or raising their Pledge to!

    We will also be sending you a survey at the conclusion of the campaign, to make sure you are getting exactly the Rewards Perks that you wanted and Pledged towards!

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    You will have our heartfelt gratitude, plus you’ll receive exclusive backer updates throughout production!

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    VIDEO AUDITION!! Due to overwhelming demand!! Choose this, or any higher Pledge level, and you will have the opportunity to SUBMIT A VIDEO AUDITION that is GUARANTEED to be viewed personally by one of the Producers!! You will be asked to videotape yourself (low quality cell phone, webcam, etc video is fine!) tell us a bit about yourself, why you want to be a part of Rock And A Hard Place, you will be given a page of dialogue to read, and also your choice of one of two 'catch phrases' to read back to us using three entirely different deliveries! If you are asked to join the cast, travel and lodging are not included, and you will be required to sign any necessary waivers and forms.

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    SIGNED POSTCARD from STEPHEN BALDWN!! Signed on set and sent to you as a special Thank You when we begin filming! You will also receive exclusive backer updates throughout production!

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    Don’t Help The Devil! Mp3 of the Rock And A Hard Place theme song, Don’t Help The Devil, by Grammy nominee Bryan Duncan. All contributors at this level and higher will also receive a special Thank You posted to the Rock And A Hard Place Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as on Darren Marlar and Dan McGowan’s personal FB and Twitter.

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    CHAT WITH BRAXTON A. COSBY, CEO of COSBY MEDIA PRODUCTIONS or POP STAR AND ACTRESS LINDEE LINK!! Choose a 10 minute Skype chat with a) BRAXTON A. COSBY who, in addition to being one of the stars of Rock And A Hard Place, is also CEO and Executive Producer at Cosby Media Productions, a renowned Doctor of Physical Therapy, Speaker, & Award winning Author OR b) LINDEE LINK, Up and coming Pop Star and Top Secret Rock And A Hard Place character! After our campaign is fully funded, you will receive a survey asking which 2 of these 6 rewards you would like to receive! You will also receive exclusive backer updates throughout production, and a special Thank You posted to the Rock And A Hard Place Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as on Darren Marlar and Dan McGowan’s personal FB and Twitter!

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    SEE IT FIRST! Streaming access to the finished film DURING the Production Team Only private viewing party; interact with the Production Team via social media (date TBD)! You will also receive a PDF downloadable copy of the SHOOTING SCRIPT when the finished film is released, exclusive backer updates throughout production, and a special Thank You posted to Rock And A Hard Place, Darren Marlar, and Dan McGowan’s Facebook and Twitter accounts!

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    Wristband OR Keychain! Choose between a Rock And a Hard Place design wristband OR Keychain. You will also receive exclusive backer updates throughout production, and a special Thank You posted to Rock And A Hard Place, Darren Marlar, and Dan McGowan’s Facebook and Twitter accounts!

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    SEE IT FIRST, *WITH* THE PRODUCTION TEAM!! And receive a SIGNED COPY of the SHOOTING SCRIPT!! Access for you and a guest to the Production Team only private viewing party, date and location TBD, in the Northern Illinois area! Script will be signed by the cast and crew, made available on release of the finished film! Travel and Lodging not included. You will also receive exclusive backer updates throughout production, and a special Thank You posted to Rock And A Hard Place, Darren Marlar, and Dan McGowan’s Facebook and Twitter accounts!

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    AUTOGRAPHED 8x10 photos of: STEPHEN BALDWIN, BRAXTON COSBY, JOHN SCHLITT, BRYAN DUNCAN, DARREN MARLAR, LINDEE LINK, DAN MCGOWAN, AND BERKELEY CLAYBORNE!! **As our cast expands, we will do our best to include autographed photos of additional cast members!! Check updates regularly!!** You will also receive exclusive backer updates throughout production, and a special Thank You posted to Rock And A Hard Place, Darren Marlar, and Dan McGowan’s Facebook and Twitter accounts!

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    Set of 6 Autographed 8x10 photos of: John Schlitt, Bryan Duncan, Darren Marlar, Lindee Link, Dan McGowan, and Berkeley Clayborne! You will also receive exclusive backer updates throughout production, and a special Thank You posted to Rock And A Hard Place, Darren Marlar, and Dan McGowan’s Facebook and Twitter accounts!

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    Digital download of the resulting film when final copy is released; depending on the funding amount this will range anywhere from a short film to the complete pilot episode! See project details. You will also receive exclusive backer updates throughout production, and a special Thank You posted to Rock And A Hard Place, Darren Marlar, and Dan McGowan’s Facebook and Twitter accounts!

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    Exclusive Rock And A Hard Place Movie Poster, available only to our Kickstarter backers! You will also receive exclusive backer updates throughout production, and a special Thank You posted to Rock And A Hard Place, Darren Marlar, and Dan McGowan’s Facebook and Twitter accounts!

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    AUTOGRAPHED DVD copy of THE USUAL SUSPECTS, or 8 SECONDS signed by STEPHEN BALDWIN!! You will receive a survey asking you to let us know which DVD you would like. You will also receive exclusive backer updates throughout production, digital download of the resulting film once released, and a special Thank You posted to Rock And A Hard Place, Darren Marlar, and Dan McGowan’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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    Exclusive Rock And A Hard Place T-shirt, available only to our Kickstarter backers! You will also receive exclusive backer updates throughout production, and a special Thank You posted to Rock And A Hard Place, Darren Marlar, and Dan McGowan’s Facebook and Twitter accounts!

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    JOHN SCHLITT AUTOGRAPHED CD or LINDEE LINK DIGITAL MUSIC LIBRARY, WITH HANDWRITTEN LYRICS TO ONE OF LINDEE’S SONGS!! a) JOHN SCHLITT FANS: Choose ONE of John’s solo albums: ‘Unfit for Swine,’ ‘The Grafting,’ ‘The Greater Cause,’ OR his newest, ‘The Christmas Project,’ and 4x Grammy Award Winner John Schlitt will auotograph it for you! OR, b) LINDEE LINK FANS: You will get Lindee’s complete digital music library of 16 songs, and Lindee will also send you AUTOGRAPHED, personally HAND WRITTEN lyrics to one of her songs! After our campaign is fully funded, you will receive a survey asking which of these 2 rewards you would like to receive! You will also receive exclusive backer updates throughout production, digital download of the resulting film once released, and a special Thank You posted to Rock And A Hard Place, Darren Marlar, and Dan McGowan’s Facebook and Twitter accounts!

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    LOADS OF THANKS! Receive a STEPHEN BALDWIN SIGNED POSTCARD as a Thank You from the set. Then, you and a guest will have access to the Production Team private viewing party, location TBD, OR watch with us via private online stream; you will be THANKED OFFICIALLY in the FILMS CREDITS, and on IMDB!! You will also receive a SIGNED COPY of the SHOOTING SCRIPT signed by the cast and crew, and digital download of the resulting film when released. Travel and lodging not included. You will also receive exclusive backer updates throughout production, and a special Thank You posted to Rock And A Hard Place, Darren Marlar, and Dan McGowan’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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    AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF BRAXTON A. COSBY, AWARD WINNING AUTHOR’S, LATEST BOOK: ‘THE WINDGATE!’ “A memorable, unpredictable journey of hope, identity and courage. The Cosby gift of storytelling lives on in this page turning adventure.” — Bill Cosby, NYT-Bestselling Author, Comedian! You will also receive exclusive backer updates throughout production, official Thank You in the Films Credits and on IMDB, digital download of the resulting film once released, your choice of the Rock And A Hard Place wristband OR keychain, and a special Thank You posted to Rock And A Hard Place, Darren Marlar, and Dan McGowan’s Facebook and Twitter accounts!

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    Twitter and Facebook Shout Out from Four Time Grammy Award Winner, John Schlitt (lead singer, Petra)! John will thank you personally on Twitter and Facebook for supporting Rock And A Hard Place. You will also receive exclusive backer updates throughout production, and additionally a special Thank You posted to Rock And A Hard Place, Darren Marlar, and Dan McGowan’s Facebook and Twitter accounts!

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    SIGNED CD copy of TRUTH OR DARREN, DARREN MARLAR’s first stand up comedy CD! You will also receive exclusive backer updates throughout production, and a special Thank You posted to Rock And A Hard Place, Darren Marlar, and Dan McGowan’s Facebook and Twitter accounts!

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    PERSONAL FEEDBACK on your VIDEO AUDITION from ONE of the Rock And A Hard Place Producers!! SUBMIT A VIDEO AUDITION that is GUARANTEED to be viewed personally by one of the Producers, additionally that Producer will provide you with feedback on your audition!! You will be asked to videotape yourself (low quality cell phone, webcam, etc video is fine!) tell us a bit about yourself, why you want to be a part of Rock And A Hard Place, you will be given a page of dialogue to read, and also your choice of one of two 'catch phrases' to read back to us using three entirely different deliveries! If you are asked to join the cast, travel and lodging are not included, and you will be required to sign any necessary waivers and forms.

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    Zip up Hoodie, exclusive to Rock And A Hard Place Kickstarter supporters. You will also receive exclusive backer updates throughout production, and a special Thank You posted to Rock And A Hard Place, Darren Marlar, and Dan McGowan’s Facebook and Twitter accounts!

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    PERSONAL FEEDBACK on your VIDEO AUDITION from TWO of the Rock And A Hard Place Producers!! SUBMIT A VIDEO AUDITION that is GUARANTEED to be viewed personally by TWO of our Producers, additionally BOTH Producers will provide you with feedback on your audition!! You will be asked to videotape yourself (low quality cell phone, webcam, etc video is fine!) tell us a bit about yourself, why you want to be a part of Rock And A Hard Place, you will be given a page of dialogue to read, and also your choice of one of two 'catch phrases' to read back to us using three entirely different deliveries! If you are asked to join the cast, travel and lodging are not included, and you will be required to sign any necessary waivers and forms.

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    Live skype call with Keith Romine AND/OR Berdella Endress… Talk to Rock And A Hard Place Director and Producer Keith Romine, AND/OR Producer Berdella Endress. Talk film, ask for advice on your own project… or pretty much whatever else you want to talk about within good taste! You will also receive exclusive backer updates throughout production, your choice of the Rock And A Hard Place wristband OR keychain, and a special Thank You posted to Rock And A Hard Place, Darren Marlar, and Dan McGowan’s Facebook and Twitter accounts!

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    COFFEE WITH YOUR CHOICE of a) BRAXTON A. COSBY in the Atlanta area, b) LINDEE LINK (and chaperone) in the Atlanta area, OR c) The PRODUCERS (DARREN MARLAR, KEITH ROMINE, & BERDELLA ENDRESS) in the Rockford, IL area! After our campaign is fully funded, you will receive a survey asking which of these rewards you would like to receive! You will also receive exclusive backer updates throughout production, official Thank You in the Films Credits and on IMDB, digital download of the resulting film once released, your choice of the Rock And A Hard Place wristband OR keychain, and a special Thank You posted to Rock And A Hard Place, Darren Marlar, and Dan McGowan’s Facebook and Twitter accounts!

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    Heavyweights of Clean Comedy DVD, signed by Rock And A Hard Place Writer Dan McGown, who is one of four comedians featured on the DVD! You will also receive exclusive backer updates throughout production, your choice of the Rock And A Hard Place wristband OR keychain, and a special Thank You posted to Rock And A Hard Place, Darren Marlar, and Dan McGowan’s Facebook and Twitter accounts!

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    Live Skype call with Darren Marlar… Talk to Rock And A Hard Place Creator, Writer, Producer and Star Darren Marlar… ask him questions about developing the series, his life as a comedien and radio personality… or pretty much whatever else you want to talk about within good taste! You will also receive exclusive backer updates throughout production, your choice of the Rock And A Hard Place wristband OR keychain, and a special Thank You posted to Rock And A Hard Place, Darren Marlar, and Dan McGowan’s Facebook and Twitter accounts!

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    FITNESS CONSULTATION WITH BRAXTAON A. COSBY, DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY! You will receive a 30 minute over the phone fitness consultation with Braxton A. Cosby, renowned Doctor of Physical Therapy, health and fitness advocate, and author! You will also receive everything included in 'LOADS OF THANKS' (see $42 level)!

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    PERSONAL FEEDBACK on your VIDEO AUDITION from THREE of the Rock And A Hard Place Producers!! SUBMIT A VIDEO AUDITION that is GUARANTEED to be viewed personally by THREE of the Producers, additionally ALL THREE Producers will provide you with feedback on your audition!! You will be asked to videotape yourself (low quality cell phone, webcam, etc video is fine!) tell us a bit about yourself, why you want to be a part of Rock And A Hard Place, you will be given a page of dialogue to read, and also your choice of one of two 'catch phrases' to read back to us using three entirely different deliveries! If you are asked to join the cast, travel and lodging are not included, and you will be required to sign any necessary waivers and forms.

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    JOHN SCHLITT FAN PACK!! AUTOGRAPHED CD: Choose ONE of John’s solo albums: ‘Unfit for Swine,’ ‘The Grafting,’ ‘The Greater Cause,’ OR his newest, ‘The Christmas Project,’ and 4x Grammy Award Winner John Schlitt will auotograph it for you! John will additionally Thank YOU via Facebook and Twitter SHOUT OUTS, and you will get ALL THREE digital album downloads, “The Grafting,” “The Greater Cause,” and “The Christmas Project”! You will also receive everything included in 'LOADS OF THANKS' (see $42 level)!

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    LIVE SKYPE WITH BRYAN DUNCAN!! Here’s your chance to talk with Grammy Nominee Bryan Duncan about pretty much anything in good taste! You will also receive 'Don’t Help The Devil' on Mp3, the Rock And A Hard Place theme song written and performed by Bryan Duncan, and everything included in 'LOADS OF THANKS' (see $42 level) as well as the Rock And A Hard Place Kickstarter exclusive T-Shirt, Wristband & Keychain!

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    BE JOHN SCHLITT’S PERSONAL GUEST ON THE SET OF ROCK AND A HARD PLACE!! You will be John Schlitt’s personal guest, spending half of a day as a VIP on the set of Rock And A Hard Place!! John will show you around the set, introduce you to the cast and crew, you might even help John rehearse his lines! Get a behind the scenes look at filming, and relax with John during a coffee break or lunch (schedule TBD). You will receive a commemorative copy of the DVD of the resulting film. Travel and lodging not included; our expectation is to film in the Rockford and Chicago, IL area, however this could change. You will ALSO receive everything included in the JOHN SCHLITT FAN PACK!! (See $125 Pledge level!) As well as the Rock And A Hard Place Kickstarter exclusive T-Shirt, Wristband & Keychain!

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    BE A FEATURED EXTRA and/or PRODUCTION ASSISTANT on the set of ROCK AND A HARD PLACE!! CREDIT ON IMDB AND IN THE FILMS CREDITS!! Your choice: Be a Featured Background Extra AND/OR a Production Assistant for one day on the set of Rock And A Hard Place!! Want to try your hand at both? Spend half your day as an EXTRA and half your day as a PA!! You will be introduced around to cast and crew personally by show Creator Darren Marlar, eat lunch with the cast and crew, and we will put you in the background (or foreground!) of scenes AND/OR we will have you assisting our crew behind the camera! We will do our best to feature our Kickstarter extras, but can’t guarantee every extra will make the final cut! You will receive a commemorative copy of the DVD of the resulting film. Travel and lodging not included; our expectation is to film in the Rockford and Chicago, IL area, however this could change. You will also receive everything included in 'LOADS OF THANKS' (see $42 level) as well as the Rock And A Hard Place Kickstarter exclusive T-Shirt, Wristband & Keychain!

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER!! CREDIT ON IMDB AND IN THE FILMS CREDITS!! You will receive a commemorative DVD of the resulting film once released, and will also receive everything included in 'LOADS OF THANKS' (see $42 level) as well as the Rock And A Hard Place Kickstarter exclusive T-Shirt, Wristband & Keychain!

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    WANT TO BE AN ACTOR?! DIRECTOR?! PRODUCER?! WRITER?! ALL OF THE ABOVE?! WE CAN HELP WITH THAT!!: 2-one hour long acting AND/OR filmmaking training sessions with the Producers and Director, sit in on one table read with the cast and crew, AND receive everything included in 'BE A FEATURED EXTRA and/or PRODUCTION ASSISTANT on the set of ROCK AND A HARD PLACE!!' (See $800 Pledge level!) Travel and lodging not included; our expectation is to film in the Rockford and Chicago, IL area, however this could change.

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    ON SCREEN WITH JOHN SCHLITT!! Credit in the Films Credits and on IMDB!! You will be John Schlitt’s personal guest spending a Full Day as a VIP on the set of Rock And A Hard Place… AND you will be a FEATURED EXTRA IN THE BACKGROUND OF ONE OF JOHN’S SCENES! John will show you around the set, introduce you to the cast and crew, you might help John rehearse his lines, get a behind the scenes look at filming, and relax with John during a coffee break (schedule TBD), have lunch with the cast and crew, AND we will put you in the background (or foreground!) of one of John’s scenes! We will do our best to feature our Kickstarter extras, but can’t guarantee every extra will make the final cut! You will receive a commemorative copy of the DVD of the resulting film. Travel and lodging not included; our expectation is to film in the Rockford and Chicago, IL area, however this could change. You will ALSO receive everything included in the JOHN SCHLITT FAN PACK!! (See $125 Pledge level!) As well as the Rock And A Hard Place Kickstarter exclusive T-Shirt, Wristband & Keychain!

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    LIVE STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW!! With your choice of either DAN MCGOWAN or DARREN MARLAR!! YOUR CHOICE of EITHER Rock And A Hard Place writer and star DAN MCGOWAN OR Rock And A Hard Place creator, writer, producer, and star DARREN MARLAR will perform a clean standup comedy show in any city in the continental USA – any size venue, from huge auditorium to cozy living room – your choice! You must provide travel, lodging, the venue, sound system, lighting, and DAN or DARREN will bring the funny… OR BOTH if you DOUBLE your Pledge for DOUBLE the FUNNY!! (And if your dates are flexible enough to accommodate both comedians schedules!) You will also receive a commemorative DVD of the resulting film once released, and everything included in 'LOADS OF THANKS' (see $42 level) as well as the Rock And A Hard Place Kickstarter exclusive T-Shirt, Wristband & Keychain!

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    LUNCH WITH STEPHEN BALDWIN!! Meet Stephen Baldwin for lunch, either in New York OR N. IL; you choose the state and Stephen will choose the specific location! Travel and Lodging not included. You will also receive: a Twitter Shout Out from Stephen Thanking You for your generosity, and everything included in 'LOADS OF THANKS' (see $42 level) as well as the Rock And A Hard Place Kickstarter exclusive T-Shirt, Wristband & Keychain!

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    CO-PRODUCER!! CREDIT ON IMDB AND IN THE FILMS CREDITS!! You will receive a commemorative DVD of the resulting film once released, and will also receive everything included in 'LOADS OF THANKS' (see $42 level) as well as the Rock And A Hard Place Kickstarter exclusive T-Shirt, Wristband & Keychain!

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    NAME THE TOWN HERO ---OR--- NAME PASTOR KEATON'S NEMESIS!! Either choice, you WILL hear your character’s name said out loud at least once in the resulting film… And Who knows?! When the show is picked up to series, the NEMESIS may even make an APPEARANCE, or we may be able to convince the Network to erect a STATUE in the town square in the HERO'S honor! NOTE: we must be able to clear this name legally; this is much easier if you are naming the character after yourself! You will also receive a commemorative DVD of the resulting film once released, and everything included in 'LOADS OF THANKS' (see $42 level) as well as the Rock And A Hard Place Kickstarter exclusive T-Shirt, Wristband & Keychain!

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    IN CONCERT!! JOHN SCHLITT or BRYAN DUNCAN or LINDEE LINK!! Choose ONE: Four time Grammy Award Winner John Schlitt (lead singer Petra, formerly of Head East) OR Grammy Nominee Bryan Duncan OR up and coming Pop Star Lindee Link to perform a full solo concert in any city in the continental USA – any sized venue, ranging from a huge auditorium to a cozy living room – your choice! You provide travel, lodging, the venue along with sound system and lighting, and John OR Bryan OR Lindee will do the rest! You will receive a survey to let us know which artist you would like for YOUR CONCERT! Solo concert (tracks). You will have backstage access, and recognition from the stage!

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    CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER!! CREDIT ON IMDB AND IN THE FILMS CREDITS!! You will have the option to visit the set with VIP access for yourself and a guest for one full day,Travel and lodging not included; our expectation is to film in the Rockford and Chicago, IL area, however this could change. You will also receive a commemorative DVD of the resulting film once released, and everything included in 'LOADS OF THANKS' (see $42 level) as well as the Rock And A Hard Place Kickstarter exclusive T-Shirt, Wristband & Keychain!

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    PRODUCT or ART PLACEMENT!! Give us a Prop and we’ll use it in the film! PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS, ARTWORK, or JUST TO BRAG about to your friends!! Must be an item appropriate for a family home or family style bar and grill; we will place the item at our discretion to fit appropriately in the storyline! Examples: An item, such as a package, product, or clothing featuring your business logo, or a piece of your or your childs artwork. Note: we must be able to clear this item legally; this will be easiest if you own the rights to approve the item being displayed! You will also receive a commemorative DVD of the resulting film once released, and everything included in 'LOADS OF THANKS' (see $42 level) as well as the Rock And A Hard Place Kickstarter exclusive T-Shirt, Wristband & Keychain!

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    You will get a speaking role in the movie, guaranteed to be in a scene with Pastor Keaton (Stephen Baldwin). You are guaranteed to be on camera as you say your line… unless you really ham it up and make it just impossible for us to use in the final cut! We will take our time helping you to hone your character and give the performance of a lifetime! Travel and lodging not included; our expectation is to film in the Rockford and Chicago, IL areas, however this could change. Credit on IMDB and in the films credits. You will also receive exclusive backer updates throughout production, digital download and commemorative DVD of the resulting film once released, the Rock And A Hard Place Kickstarter exclusive T-Shirt, your choice of the Rock And A Hard Place wristband OR keychain, and a special Thank You posted to Rock And A Hard Place, Darren Marlar, and Dan McGowan’s Facebook and Twitter accounts!

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    YOUR VERY OWN SHORT FILM, MUSIC VIDEO or COMMERCIAL!! Keith Romine, Berdella Endress, and Darren Marlar will work WITH YOU to produce an approximately 1 to 5 minute ultra low to no budget, minimal location, minimal cast, indie film, from start to finish! What do YOU want to do? Be the STAR? WRITER? DIRECTOR?… Or just tell us what you want it to be about!! YOU tell US, and WE will fill in the gaps, producing a fun ultra low to no budget short film, music video, or commercial for YOU!! We will walk you through (or just do it all for you) development, production, post-production, IMDB Credit, and distribution! Bring us whatever you have whether it is a fully outlined concept with completed screenplay, or just a desire to make a movie, and we will help fill in the blanks! Please feel free to ask us any questions you may have, there is no way we can address every possible factor here, as the results will vary immensely based on your interests and needs! Transportation and lodging NOT included, filming must take place within 2 hours of Rockford, IL UNLESS otherwise agreed upon (If you want to cover transportation and lodging to bring us to, say Ireland, or almost anyplace, for a week to film… yeah, we’re likely going to be cool with that!) #Angel46! You will also receive everything included in 'LOADS OF THANKS' (see $42 level) as well as the Rock And A Hard Place Kickstarter exclusive T-Shirt, Wristband & Keychain!

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER! Credit on IMDB and in the FILMS CREDITS. You will have the opportunity to hang out on set, with the cast and crew! You will be welcome to attend a Production meeting with the rest of the Producers in the Rockford, IL area, and/or meet more casually for coffee! You will also receive exclusive backer updates throughout production, digital download and commemorative DVD of the resulting film once released, the Rock And A Hard Place Kickstarter exclusive T-Shirt, your choice of the Rock And A Hard Place wristband AND keychain, and a special Thank You posted to Rock And A Hard Place, Darren Marlar, and Dan McGowan’s Facebook and Twitter accounts!

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    SPEAKING ROLE IN THE FILM, GUARANTEED TO BE IN A SCENE WITH STEPHEN BALDWIN!! You are guaranteed to be on camera as you say your line… unless you really ham it up and make it just impossible for us to use in the final cut! We will take our time helping you to hone your character and give the performance of a lifetime! Travel and lodging not included; our expectation is to film in the Rockford and Chicago, IL areas, however this could change. Credit on IMDB and in the films credits. You will also receive a commemorative DVD of the resulting film once released, and everything included in 'LOADS OF THANKS' (see $42 level) as well as the Rock And A Hard Place Kickstarter exclusive T-Shirt, Wristband & Keychain!

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