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Join a group of talented filmmakers shooting an indie feature in WV exploring the complicated joys and difficulties of going home. Read more

Cass, WV Shorts
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This project was successfully funded on April 5, 2011.

Join a group of talented filmmakers shooting an indie feature in WV exploring the complicated joys and difficulties of going home.

Cass, WV Shorts
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About this project

Hello, Angels!

Wanna make a movie?

So do we. Let’s make it together.

Here’s the skinny. Scrappy Cat Productions (managed by J.T. Arbogast and Kimberly Dilts) are teaming up with Director Charles Haine to make Angel’s Perch, an independent feature film. But we need your help!

The basics: Angel’s Perch is slated to begin shooting in Cass, WV in the late summer of 2011. The funding earned through Kickstarter will be used to begin principal photography and secure additional capital prior to shooting. The more support we’re able to raise on Kickstarter, the closer we get to fully funding the film and shooting on schedule. If we reach our financial goal of $25,000 we will have real momentum and a proven crowd of angels, which is essential for making an indie film succeed. Your contribution and interest is critical to get this train going! And we promise it's going to be a great ride. Any amount of support over $5 gets you behind-the-scenes access, and we’re going to share images, thoughts, videos, and questions as we go. (But we won’t ruin the ending for you. Promise).

What’s the film about, you ask?

Angel’s Perch is the story of Jack, a successful young architect living in Pittsburgh, who must make the trip to his tiny hometown of Cass, WV to move his grandmother into an assisted-care facility after she is found wandering outside her home. But what was intended to be a two day, under-the-radar trip becomes more complicated when Jack can’t bring himself to leave Polly at the nursing home. Torn between the career opportunity of a lifetime, caring for his last living relative and running from his own painful memories, Jack is forced to choose between standing still or facing the pain of his past, so that he can finally move forward.

Inspired by the writer’s own roots in WV, Angel’s Perch explores all the complicated joys and difficulties that accompany the journey “home”. Set in the historic logging town of Cass, the film will be shot on a Red camera and will incorporate local musicians in the soundtrack for the project.

Independent film is a largely do-it-yourself endeavor. But doing it yourself is often lonely, time-consuming, and nearly impossible. Crowdfunding allows filmmakers to “do it” with others. We want to do this film with YOU! We hope you’ll come along for the ride.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Where can I learn more about the project? Please visit our official website, There you can find a full synopsis of the story, filmmaker bios, our blog, and photos! We will constantly add media and updates to the site, and by making a contribution, you will gain access to exclusive video footage and behind-the-scenes updates hosted there.

Is my pledge amount publicly displayed? No. Only you and the project creator will be able to see your pledge amount.

If I donate, when can I redeem my reward? All perks, big and small, will only happen if our goal is met. If we do meet our goal, immediately after our deadline we will contact you to start the process. The screenings, parties and dvds etc. can only happen after the film is completed, so this will take a bit of time. Bear with us!

What if I don’t want the reward, I just want to support? No problem, there is a button that you can select if you don’t want the reward.

Can we exceed the goal? YES! This would truly be amazing. Kickstarter will allow as much money as is given before the deadline. This is only the beginning of our journey with this film; exceeding our goal would allow us to make a better movie and increase our chances of beginning production without delay. Exceeding our goal would be a dream come true!

Can I increase my pledge once it’s been made? YES! Once you donate to our campaign, you may want to change your reward to a different one, or increase your pledge amount. To do so, go to Kickstarter and sign in. If you go to our campaign page, the green “Back This Project” button has been replaced with a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click it and you can enter a new amount, or choose a new reward.

Can I give my reward to someone else as a gift? YES! That’s very sweet of you. If you would like to donate to the film but give your reward to someone as a gift, go through all the normal process of making a donation in your name. For billing purposes, this action must be in your name. After our deadline, we will send a message to you on Kickstarter. (It will be forwarded to the email address you provided). We will request things like your t-shirt size and address from you at that time. If you’re giving your reward as a gift, simply include the recipient’s information, and any note you’d like to include. We’ll make sure they get it!

What happens if the money isn’t raised in time? If our goal isn’t met before the deadline, your card isn’t charged, and no movie is made. We want to avoid this scenario at all costs!

Who does the money go to? Every penny (minus the fees for Kickstarter’s involvement) will go directly to the Angel’s Perch movie budget--your money goes directly to the funding of this film!

I'm not in the US. Can I still pledge to projects? Yes. You can pledge from anywhere.

How do we contact you? Glad you asked! Please go to the contact us page on the Angel’s Perch website: We will quickly get back to you!

Who took the photos in your video? Beautiful stuff, huh? His name's Walter Scriptunas. You can check out his site here:

Who did that music in the video? So great, right? It's Joe Thompson. You can check out his site here:


Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.

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    30 backers

    BACKSTAGE PASS - For as little as $5, you’ll gain access to exclusive updates, set reports, footage, and photos as the film progresses, from pre-production through release. You’ll also get a special thank you shout-out on our website!

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    40 backers

    ARMY OF ANGELS - For $25, you’ll receive all the benefits above, an 8 x 10 cast photo signed by the stars as well as a "special thanks" in the closing credits of the film!

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    78 backers

    TEAM MEMBER - You’ll receive all the benefits above, as well as a Limited Edition DVD of the finished film, signed by writer J.T Arbogast. This pre-released edition of the DVD includes a letter of thanks from J.T.--now you can have proof you heard of the film waaaaay before anyone else did! You trendsetter, you.

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    41 backers

    #1 FAN - For a $100+ contribution, you get all of the benefits above, as well as an official Angel's Perch T-Shirt and special first-edition signed poster!

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    10 backers

    I’M WITH THE BAND - You’ll receive all the benefits above, as well as a signed copy of the film's script with a personalized note by writer J.T. Arbogast, and a copy of film soundtrack, signed by the composer.

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    7 backers

    PARTY!! - For a $500.00+ contribution, you’ll receive all the benefits above, plus two tickets to the film’s wrap party, and a signed behind-the-scenes photo-book. You provide the transportation, we’ll provide the party!

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    3 backers

    WHERE’S THE POPCORN? - For a $1K contribution or more, you get 2 tix to the Angel’s Perch Premiere (transportation not provided) and after-party! Can’t make it to the premiere? We’ll send you tickets to the screening at the festival or venue closest to you. Date Night!!

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    0 backers

    WE’RE MAKIN A MOVIE, PEOPLE. - Become an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER on our film! That’s right, your name will appear alphabetically during the film’s credits under the heading "Associate Producers." You’ll also be invited to visit the set for a day and have a VIP lunch with the cast and crew! (Transportation not provided). Also included in the package is everything listed above.

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    2 backers All gone!

    LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACT! - For a $5000 + contribution, you get everything listed above AND a Walk-on Role in the film (transportation not provided). Come spend the day working on the set and get pix taken by our on-set photographer, who will make sure to document your experience. A great gift! Can’t make it to Cass? Send us a photo, and we’ll include it in the family photos featured on the Angel’s Perch set.

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    BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL - Come experience the beauty of Cass in person (transportation not provided). For a $7500+ contribution, you'll receive all of the above and a two-night stay in one of Cass’s historic company houses during the shoot, plus two tickets to ride the train up the mountain. Whether you head up to Snowshoe for some shopping and a massage, try your hand at fishing or horseback riding, or spend the entire time hangin on set, we promise an unforgettable weekend!

    Want to spread the love? Can’t make it to Cass? Instead of the above, J.T. will come to your (or
    your child's) University/High School/Film Festival/Local Theatre/Living Room and screen the
    film and have a Q & A session with the students, faculty or audience. Your own personal DVD
    commentary! (U.S. and Canada only).

Funding period

- (45 days)