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R-rated Romantic/Drama/Comedy starring Adam LaVorgna, Rakim, Brian O'Halloran, Gerry Bednob, Chris Owen, Jerod Mixon, and more.

WHAT IS 'OFF-TIME'? 

THE STORY:

After wrapping up on a few feature film projects, 28 year-old actor Cliff Raines is now finally getting a little bit of a breather from work while living a lonely life in the Los Angeles area.  At about that same point in time, high school student Christina Ricelli has just been forced to relocate from Oakland to southern California, where she now has nobody in her life but a deadbeat aunt who wants absolutely nothing to do with her.  In time, the lonely and troubled lives of both Cliff and Christina will come together to form a special kind of companionship.  As much as the two desperately need each other to get by in an incredibly flawed world full of loneliness, there’s just as many factors going against them.

THE TEASER

MEET THE CAST

Adam LaVorgna as “Cliff Raines” (7th Heaven, I'll Be Home for Christmas, The Beautician and the Beast, and Outside Providence)

Adam LaVorgna
Adam LaVorgna

Valerie Renee Heckel as “Christina Ricelli”

Valerie Renee Heckel
Valerie Renee Heckel

Rakim making his acting debut as “Mack Griffin” (Hip Hop Legend, half of the duo Eric B and Rakim)

Rakim
Rakim

Brian O'Halloran as “Principal Hicks” (Clerks, Clerks II, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Mallrats)

Brian O'Halloran
Brian O'Halloran

Gerry Bednob as “Raj” (The 40 Year Old Virgin, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Politics of Love, Undeclared)

Gerry Bednob
Gerry Bednob

Chris Owen as “Ross the Cashier” (“The Sherminator” American Pie, October Sky, Major Payne, She’s All That)

Chris Owen
Chris Owen

Jerod Mixon as “Ernest the Paperboy” (Old School, The New Guy, Me, Myself & Irene, White T)

Jerod Mixon
Jerod Mixon

Dian Bachar as “Officer Sampson” (BASEketball, Orgazmo, South Park)

Dian Bachar
Dian Bachar

Kenneth McGregor as “Ira” (X-Men, Cocktail)

Kenneth McGregor
Kenneth McGregor

Carlos Ramirez as “Officer Garcia” (Crank, Crank 2, Human Centipede III, identical twin brother of Efren Ramirez, known for his role as "Pedro" in Napoleon Dynamite)

Carlos Ramirez
Carlos Ramirez

Tony Luke, Jr. as “Moe Luciano” (The Nail: The Story of Joey Nardone, Invincible)

Tony Luke, Jr.
Tony Luke, Jr.

WHY ARE WE HERE ON KICKSTARTER?

Unlike anything from out of a major Hollywood studio with a production budget consisting of easily seven or more digits, OFF-TIME has always been on the complete opposite end of the spectrum. OFF-TIME is an ultra low-budget independent film with absolutely no big-money backers involved. For more than a year, OFF-TIME has been entirely self-financed by just a handful of hard-working individuals very close to the project. Now, with pre-production and principal photography wrapped, post-production is the final stage to make it through before reaching the finish line. With that being said, we hope -- and pray -- that Kickstarter will supply us with the necessary funding needed to truly bring this great film to life -- as well as to the world for indie movie lovers to enjoy.


WHAT DOES POST-PRODUCTION ENTAIL?

Post-production is the last step in the filmmaking process before it's ready for release. This is where it all comes together and the story really comes to life. Quentin Tarantino has said that the screenplay is "the first edit of the movie, and the edit is the last draft."  

Once the edit is done, the look, feel, and sound is further enhanced through music, score, color grading, sound editing and mixing, then finally mastering. The combination of all of these elements is what makes the magic that you see and hear in the theatre. 

As far as post-production goes on OFF-TIME, just about everything is being done in house. The film is completely shot and is being edited and color corrected as you read this. And as much as we would we love to do everything ourselves, we know that sometimes it’s better to leave it to the experts. We’re perfectionists by nature and want to ensure that the final cut of OFF-TIME is the very best it can be. Even if that means letting someone else do the final sound mix and score. The score and sound can make or break a movie, and we know that. We also feel that there are certain songs already available that would fit perfectly in the film to really enhance the story, feel, and emotion of certain scenes. This is why we need your help. The problem lies within the ability to negotiate with major record companies, labels, and artist management without the financial support and credibility of a major studio. We used just about every penny during production and yet we still need to pay for the rights to use the songs we feel best bring the story to life, as well as the best sound mix we can possibly get to go along with the film's superb 4K Ultra High-Def picture.

HOW WILL THE KICKSTARTER FUNDS BE USED?

Since the movie is already shot and we are doing all of the picture editing and likely Color in house, funds will be split up between the following:

  • Getting a talented composer to score the film.
  • Having a great audio post house sweeten and mix the audio in Dolby Certified stereo and surround sound.
  • Getting a talented musician(or two) to write and record some original songs and maybe unique covers of some classics.
  • Licensing music.
  • Mastering the film in 4K (Ultra High Definition) for the best possible presentation on any screen.
  • Submission fees to the top film festivals (Sundance, Cannes, etc.)

Our goal is $25,000 but every little bit over that will help make the movie that much better. We will be able to license more music and submit to even more festivals. We promise that every bit that is pledged will be used to make this film the best it can possibly be, and we want to thank you in advance for being a part of it!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

With production of the film already wrapped, we've already taken plenty of risks and overcome many challenges. The next challenge is to get over the last hurdle and make this film into the great film that we've envisioned it to be for more than a year and a half. We need to hit all of our festival deadlines to hopefully get this movie out there for the masses to see. Our main risk would be putting all the time and effort into the campaign and not achieving our goal here on Kickstarter, but even if we don't, we cannot let this set us back. We need to just keep moving forward and continue to do what we've always done. That is, to do the best we can with what we have.

FAQ

  • You are not charged until the project deadline ends and the project has reached it's goal. So in other words, if we're not successful, you keep your money and we get nothing. :/

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    Congratulations you get to speak face to face with our star Adam LaVorgna! You'll get the opportunity to speak face to face with our star and former star of the hit show 7th Heaven for 5 minutes via Skype, FaceTime, or similar video calling service! You'll also get all 3 digital posters (OFF-TIME, Tales of Time, and Thieves of the Night), HD Digital Copy of the film, and your name in the "Kickstarter Contributor" section of the film's credits.

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    You will receive an actual on-screen prop from OFF-TIME. Each limited-edition prop comes with a brief message on where you can clearly spot the item in the film. Who knows… if this movie becomes the next big indie hit, maybe you could one day make a killing on eBay! You'll also get all 3 digital posters (OFF-TIME, Tales of Time, and Thieves of the Night), DVD of the film, HD Digital Copy of the film, Blu-ray of the Film, and your name in the "Kickstarter Contributor" section of the film's credits.

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    NAME A CHARACTER: Name one of the characters on screen in OFF-TIME. Whether it’s your own name or a loved one’s, not only will it appear on the big screen in the end credits of OFF-TIME, but it will also forever be on the OFF-TIME IMDb page. You'll also get all 3 digital posters (OFF-TIME, Tales of Time, and Thieves of the Night), DVD of the film, HD Digital Copy of the film, Blu-ray of the Film, and your name in the "Kickstarter Contributor" section of the film's credits.

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    You will have the opportunity to hangout/dine with the filmmakers of OFF-TIME. Relax and converse about anything to us… movies, the weather, sports, politics, or maybe even feel free to pitch us that great idea for a movie that you’ve always had! You will have to provide your own travel and accommodations to and from. You'll also get all 3 digital posters (OFF-TIME, Tales of Time, and Thieves of the Night), DVD of the film, HD Digital Copy of the film, Blu-ray of the Film, and your name in the "Kickstarter Contributor" section of the film's credits.

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    WALK THE RED CARPET: You and a guest will have the opportunity to attend the first ever private theater premiere of OFF-TIME in the beautiful city of Brotherly Love (or Philadelphia… for all of you out-of-towners). You'll also get all 3 digital posters (OFF-TIME, Tales of Time, and Thieves of the Night), DVD of the film, HD Digital Copy of the film, Blu-ray of the Film, and your name in the "Kickstarter Contributor" section of the film's credits. You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation.

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    Congratulations up and coming musician! You're going to get the exposure you deserve! We're going to use your music in the trailers and promotional material for the film*, for the whole world to hear! If we really like it, maybe we'll use it in the actual film too! You'll also get all 3 digital posters (OFF-TIME, Tales of Time, and Thieves of the Night), DVD of the film, HD Digital Copy of the film, Blu-ray of the Film, and your name in the "Kickstarter Contributor" section of the film's credits. *Placement and length of song in trailers and promotional material are up to the filmmakers discretion. Music must meet quality standards of the filmmakers. You must own complete rights to the music and recording for filmmakers to use it.

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    FEATURED EXTRA -- You landed yourself an opportunity to be a featured extra in “OFF-TIME”. Visit us on our set in Pennsylvania and we’Il put you in a scene we are shooting with OFF-TIME star Adam LaVorgna. Guaranteed we’ll give you the star treatment! Travel and accommodation not included. You will also get all 3 digital posters (OFF-TIME, Tales of Time, and Thieves of the Night), Blu-ray of the film, DVD of the film, HD Digital Copy of the film, and your name in the "Kickstarter Contributor" section of the film's credits. (When film is released)

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    Congratulations, you're on your way to becoming the next Hollywood hot shot! You'll be named *Associate Producer in the credits of the film as well as on IMDb! You'll also get all 3 digital posters (OFF-TIME, Tales of Time, and Thieves of the Night), DVD of the film, HD Digital Copy of the film, Blu-ray of the Film, and your name in the "Kickstarter Contributor" section of the film's credits. *Vanity title only. Contributor does not gain any ownership, creative or financial control in the film.

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    You have a hot date with a big star! You'll get to have a one on one dinner with the film's star Adam LaVorgna in Los Angeles! You'll also get all 3 digital posters (OFF-TIME, Tales of Time, and Thieves of the Night), DVD of the film, HD Digital Copy of the film, Blu-ray of the Film and your name in the "Kickstarter Contributor" section of the film's credits. Must provide your own travel and accommodations.

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    Advertise your business and get it seen by the world! The filmmakers will shoot a 30 Sec commercial* for your business, that you can use in any way you like (on TV, in Theatres, The internet.) And we will also feature the commercial in the film** for the world to see! You'll also get all 3 digital posters (OFF-TIME, Tales of Time, and Thieves of the Night), DVD of the film, HD Digital Copy of the film, Blu-ray of the Film, and your name in the "Kickstarter Contributor" section of the film's credits. *backer must pay for filmmakers travel and accommodations, or their own travel and accommodations to PA, USA. **Product or business advertised must meet filmmakers' quality standards. The filmmakers will place the ad in the film at their discretion.

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    Get your logo in the OFF-TIME credits! You'll also get all 3 digital posters (OFF-TIME, Tales of Time, and Thieves of the Night), DVD of the film, HD Digital Copy of the film, Blu-ray of the Film, and your name in the "Kickstarter Contributor" section of the film's credits.

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