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“Tradition is a fragile thing in a culture built entirely on the memories of the elders.” ― Alice Albinia

Hello all backers. We want to thank you for all backing the "Eagle Lake" Kickstarter campaign and thank you so much for your support but unfortunately we have decided to postpone this campaign. After giving this much consideration, we didn't want to reach our goal only to have to continue to seek out additional funding as this Kickstarter was one phase of the process to make this film. We're hopeful that we can find funding that is closer to our original budget to make this film a reality. This campaign page will be canceled effective today. July 21, 2013. All backers will not be charged anything as the campaign was not funded.  Please continue to check in on the "Eagle Lake Movie" fan page and our updates will be posted there. Again, thanks for your support.

Visit our facebook fan page at : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eagle-Lake-Movie/364767313645093

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Visit our Kickstarter campaign on the "Sundance Institute Artists "page at: http://www.kickstarter.com/pages/sundanceinstitute

Photo by artist: Marcia K. Moore Photography: Blue Jasper Productions
Photo by artist: Marcia K. Moore Photography: Blue Jasper Productions
Eagle Lake art work created by Marcia K. Moore (please do not use without permission)
Eagle Lake art work created by Marcia K. Moore (please do not use without permission)

The Project - 

This project is an Independent Feature film titled "Eagle Lake". Saginaw Grant and Raymond E. Spiess Jr Co-wrote this film  and are the "Project Creators"  and we're excited to finally take the steps to get this into production. 

Saginaw Grant is involved in every aspect of the making of this movie, including producing it and overseeing the production to ensure the film stays true to it's original storyline. 

Saginaw starred in the Award winning short film "Dreamer", (a Sundance film festival selection ) which won "Best Short Film" at the American Indian Film Festival.

We've been wanting to make this film for quite some time and with everything in life, it's timing. Right now we feel the timing is right for us to get this film made with the support of all of you out there. 

Our projected date for filming is set for September 2013 in the Los Angeles area. 

The Story -

Danny, A 12-year-old boy spends a day with his Grandfather fishing and learning more about his culture and traditions. As with most young kids today, he’s more interested playing his video games, surfing the web and being absorbed into all the different types of social media.

After returning home, an unexpected visitor shows up, Charlie, an Uncle Danny never knew about (Sofia's half brother). Charlie lost his ways years ago and is now returning home after a life of his own struggles. His homecoming isn't received with open arms.

Charlie and Danny's storylines intersect in a way that although there may be a difference in their age, they both are now finding their way back to their traditions. Danny becomes the vessel for his Uncle to help guide him towards getting back what he lost years ago. Little does Danny know that his journey to learn about his traditions would lead to a lot of different paths, which in the end brings the whole family together.

This story deals with what our youth are up against in today's fast paced world of never ending technologies coming at them in every direction and taking them down a path that pulls them away from what family used to be about. 

The film crosses over to all ethnic groups, as every human being has a history and traditions from their ancestors. Handing them down will keep your traditions alive. 

The Cast

With the help of an exceptional cast-- including Saginaw Grant (The Lone Ranger), 

Saginaw Grant
Saginaw Grant

Mariana Tosca (Christmas in the Clouds)

Mariana Tosca
Mariana Tosca

Rick Mora (Twilight ) 

Rick Mora
Rick Mora

Producer: Max Velez

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0892475/

Casting Director   Lani Melisa (LC Talent ) Email: lcctalent@gmail.com

Cinematographer - DP - YASU TANIDA – http://www.yasutanida.com/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1267181/

What's this Kickstarter?

We are raising the funds to begin production this September. This is the critical moment. We're inviting you to become a part of our adventure.

If we can reach, heck, blow past, our $50,000 Kickstarter goal we'll have a portion of the funds needed to start this production.  With your help, we're confident you'll see the film at a theater near you in the year 2014! 

Thanks in advance for being a part of this project. All of us who are working on Eagle Lake feel grateful for the community that has formed around this project-- and for the amazing support that we continue to receive. 

Where can I learn more about the project?

Check out our facebook fan page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eagle-Lake-Movie/364767313645093

There on the Facebook page you can learn about the story, cast, director, production team.  We'll also be doing regular video updates, blogs and a documentary series about the making of our film! We'll be interviewing our project's writers, producers, designers, actors and musicians so be sure to check in frequently for behind-the-scenes video updates.

Some cool rewards at the 25.00 dollar level... you'll get a picture of your name on the "MOVIE SLATE" held up by one of the cast members,  plus everything in the 5 & 10  Dollar pledge levels !

MOVIE SLATE PHOTO WITH YOUR NAME
MOVIE SLATE PHOTO WITH YOUR NAME

$ 225.00 Reward is a 30 minute call with Director. Your chance to ask any questions about the production or if you need some advise on your up coming film project you can discuss that too. Saginaw Grant will also attend the call based on his shooting schedule and availability. 

30 MINUTE SKYPE CALL !!!
30 MINUTE SKYPE CALL !!!

Is my pledge amount publicly displayed?

Only you and the project creator will be able to see the pledge amount

When can I redeem the incentive?

Great question. All of our incentives will ONLY happen if we meet our goal. When we meet our goal, immediately after our deadline we'll start to manufacture and ship all physical merchandise directly to you. The dvds, screenings and parties can only happen after the film is completed. This will take some time, so please bear with us; contributors can track the process by joining our email list to stay in the loop from pre-production all the way to the red carpet!

What if I don't want the incentive, I just want to support?

No problem. There is a button that you can select if you don't want the reward. Just know that you have helped us get that extra take, shot, scene or location. Thank you!

Can we exceed the goal?

YOU BET! Every penny raised is going directly onto the screen, so the more we raise the better the final film will be. We will also be putting together some "Stretch Goals" too, so keep checking in. 

Can I increase my pledge once it's been made?

YES! Once you donate to our campaign, you may want to change your incentive 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 incentive.

Can I gift an incentive?

CERTAINLY!  If you would like to donate to the film but gift the incentive to someone else, go through the usual process of making a donation in your name. For billing purposes, this action must be in your name.  If you choose to gift your incentive, you can simply reply with the person's information whom you'd like to receive the reward and we will send it to that address.

What happens if the money isn't raised in time?

IF our goal isn't met before the deadline, no money changes hands and we won't be able to to make our film.

Who does the money go to?

Every penny that you pledge (minus the fee for Kickstarter's and Amazon's involvement) goes directly to the "Eagle Lake" budget. It will go directly on the screen!

I'm not in the U.S. Can I still pledge?

YES! You can pledge from anywhere. 

How do we contact you?

Dear supporters, fast friends and ardent fans, you can contact us by sending an email to eaglelakethemovie@gmail.com. We will get back to you shortly.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Risk and Challenges....we will do everything in our power to make this film without anything standing in our way once we have reached our total budget. Any hurdle that we encounter will be dealt with as they happen. Making a film always has it's problems, but the filmmakers on this project ALL have done this before and have the experience to see it through.

Once funded, then we have to start the process of going into pre-production and we will keep all our backers informed and up to date as things progress.

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    BIG SHOUT OUT!// Every dollar counts :)...We will give you thanks on our Facebook "Eagle Lake Movie" Fan page with much appreciation!!

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    SHOOTING SCRIPT// we will send you via email your very own PDF copy of the "Shooting Script" with all the script supervisors notes after filming is completed. Good way to see how a shooting script looks after a shoot PLUS a BIG shout out on the fan page.

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    MOVIE SLATE PHOTO// (1) Digital photo of one of the cast members holding up the "Movie Slate" showing your name written on it saying " An Eagle Lake Funder" PLUS (1) PDF copy of the Shooting Script both emailed to you and Big thanks on the Eagle Lake Movie Facebook Fan page.

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD// A "Digital" download of the film when it's completed. (1) Movie Slate Digital Photo with your name and (1) PDF copy of the Shooting Script both emailed to you and BIG THANKS on the Eagle Lake Movie Facebook Fan page.

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    NATIVE THREADS T-SHIRT// (1) "Eagle Lake the Movie" custom designed T-shirt by "Native Threads Clothing Company" in men's and women's sizes. PLUS (1) "Digital" download of the film when it's completed. (1) Movie Slate Digital Photo with your name (1) PDF copy of the Shooting Script both emailed to you, Big thanks on the Eagle Lake Movie Facebook Fan page. Note: Please select size - S-M-L-XL

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    SIGNED "EAGLE LAKE" DVD// Your own personal copy of the film signed by Saginaw Grant. .PLUS (1) Eagle Lake T-shirt, (1) Movie Slate Digital Photo with your name and (1) PDF copy of the Shooting Script both emailed to you and BIG THANKS on the Eagle Lake Movie Facebook Fan page. Note: Please select size - S-M-L-X.

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    SIGNED PRODUCTION STILLS/// pick (3) of 200 digital beautiful production still photo's signed by Saginaw Grant and emailed to you for your desktop or photo album. PLUS (1) "Eagle Lake" signed DVD, (1) Eagle Lake T-shirt, (1) Movie Slate Digital Photo with your name and (1) PDF copy of the Shooting Script both emailed to you and BIG THANKS on the Eagle Lake Movie Facebook Fan page. Note: Please select size - S-M-L-XL

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    30 MINUTE SKYPE CALL // Get a chance to talk with the Director and Saginaw Grant to talk about your film project and/our film. PLUS (1) "Eagle Lake" signed DVD, (1) Eagle Lake T-shirt, (1) Movie Slate Digital Photo with your name (1) PDF copy of the Shooting Script both emailed to you and BIG THANKS on the Eagle Lake Movie Facebook Fan page. Note: Saginaw Grant's presence on the Skype call will be based on his shooting schedule and availability. Also the "Skype" part of this pledge will be scheduled after this campaign is funded. All other pledge items fall into the estimated delivery date noted below.

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    DINNER IN LA/// Yup, that's right. You're invited to enjoy dinner with the Director and Saginaw Grant on us. Of course we will pick the spot but you're sure to enjoy a fun time dining with us. PLUS (1) "Eagle Lake" signed DVD, (1) Eagle Lake T-shirt, (1) Movie Slate Digital photo and (1) PDF copy of the Shooting Script both emailed to you and BIG THANKS on the Eagle Lake Movie Facebook Fan page. Also the "Dinner" part of this pledge will be schedule after this campaign is funded. All other pledge items fall into the estimated delivery date noted below.

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    LOS ANGELES PREMIERE TICKETS PLUS AFTER PARTY FOR TWO// YES! At this level you're invited to the premiere to watch the film with the Cast,Crew and Special guests then join us for the exclusive private after party for food, drinks, music and fun. You have to provide your own travel and accommodation to Los Angeles. PLUS (1) "Eagle Lake" signed DVD, (1) Eagle Lake T-shirt, (1) Movie Slate Digital Photo with your name & (1) PDF copy of the Shooting Script emailed to you and BIG THANKS on the Eagle Lake Movie Facebook Fan page. Note: The "Premiere" part of this pledge may be scheduled prior to the estimated delivery date noted below. All other pledge items fall into the estimated delivery date noted below.

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    BE PART OF THE WALLA GROUP// The Walla group, or often referred to as the "Loop" Group is made up of several actors who lend their "Voices" to enhance a busy scene like a diner, bank, crowds, etc. They follow what's been cued for them and add the additional voices needed to fill the scene with background ambiance. They're also used for "Call outs" and "Specific" dialogue as needed through-out the film. It's a fun day watching the screen and filling in the areas that need help and you can be part of this group!! Spend a day with the Walla/Loop Group and who knows, you may find yourself a new career!! PLUS (2) tickets to LA Premiere and After Party, (1) "Eagle Lake" signed DVD, (1) Eagle Lake T-shirt, (1) Movie Slate Digital Photo with your name & (1) PDF copy of the Shooting Script emailed to you and BIG THANKS on the Eagle Lake Movie Facebook Fan page.You have to provide your own travel and accommodation to Los Angeles or the location of the recording sound stage. Note: The "Walla Group & LA Premiere and After Party" part of this pledge may be scheduled prior to the estimated delivery date noted below. All other pledge items fall into the estimated delivery date noted below.

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    A DAY AT THE MIX /// Spend (1) day of our scheduled 5 day sound mix with the Producers and Director during the final sound mix on the actual MIX STAGE!!. What an experience it will be to see how we mix all the elements, Dialogue, Sound Effects, Backgrounds, ADR, Music and Group Walla and finesse it all into a great mix. Plus you'll also be fed while there. We'll also include (2) tickets to LA Premiere and After Party, (1) "Eagle Lake" signed DVD, (1) Eagle Lake T-shirt, (1) Movie Slate Digital Photo with your name & (1) PDF copy of the Shooting Script emailed and BIG THANKS on the Eagle Lake Movie Facebook Fan page. You have to provide your own travel and accommodation to Los Angeles or location of the Mix Stage. Disclaimer: Of course we expect you to behave while on the mix stage and follow the direction of the producers and not be distracting to the mix. Note: The estimated date of the Sound mix & LA Premiere and After Party may be scheduled before the delivery date of this pledge. All other pledge items fall into the estimated delivery date noted below.

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    BE A FEATURED EXTRA// Spend (1) day on the set and be a FEATURED background actor. You probably won't have a line, but you will be prominently featured in the scene we're shooting. You will get to meet the actors working that day, have lunch with the cast and crew. Note: Every effort will be made to keep you in the final cut. PLUS (2) tickets to LA Premiere and After Party, (1) "Eagle Lake" signed DVD, (1) Eagle Lake T-shirt, (1) Movie Slate Digital Photo with your name & (1) PDF copy of the Shooting Script emailed to you and BIG THANKS on the Eagle Lake Movie Facebook Fan page.You have to provide your own travel and accommodation to Los Angeles or Shooting location and to the set. Note: The "Featured Extra & LA Premiere and After Party" part of this pledge may be scheduled prior to the estimated delivery date noted below. All other pledge items fall into the estimated delivery date noted below.

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    SET VISIT FOR TWO// Watch us film and hang out for (2) days and have lunch with the cast and crew that are scheduled those days. A set date will be set up with the Producer. ,PLUS (2) tickets to LA Premiere and After Party, (1) "Eagle Lake" signed DVD, (1) Eagle Lake T-shirt, (1) Movie Slate Digital Photo with your name & (1) PDF copy of the Shooting Script emailed to you and BIG THANKS on the Eagle Lake Movie Facebook Fan page.You have to provide your own travel and accommodation to Los Angeles or Shooting location and to the set. Disclaimer: Of course we expect you to behave while on set and follow the direction of the producers and not be distracting to the shoot, otherwise we will have to lock you up in one of the trailers....) Note: "Set Visit & LA Premiere and After Party" part of this pledge may be scheduled prior to the estimated delivery date noted below. All other pledge items fall into the estimated delivery date noted below.

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    SHADOW THE DIRECTOR// What!?!, I get to be on the set with the Director and Shadow him? That's right. Better than Film School ! You will spend (3) shooting days on set with the Director. Watch out, as we may just put you to work too. What an opportunity for you to get your hands dirty and learn what it's really like on a film set! Plus you will get to eat with the cast and crew too. You'll also receive, (2) tickets to LA Premiere and After Party, PLUS (1) "Eagle Lake" signed DVD, (1) Eagle Lake T-shirt, (1) Movie Slate Digital Photo with your name & (1) PDF copy of the Shooting Script emailed to you and BIG THANKS on the Eagle Lake Movie Facebook Fan page. You have to provide your own travel and accommodation to Los Angeles or Shooting location and to the set. Note: "Shadowing the Director & LA Premiere and After Party" part of this pledge may be scheduled prior to the estimated delivery date noted below. All other pledge items fall into the estimated delivery date noted below.

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    BE A CAST MEMBER// Now that's a BIG REWARD! You will be credited as a cast member of "Eagle Lake". We will put you in a scene we are shooting and write a line just for you. You will also get the full star treatment, including Hair, make-up and wardrobe. So if you want this part then you must make yourself available based on our shooting schedule for the Los Angeles area. Note: Every effort will be made to keep you in the final cut. PLUS (2) tickets to LA Premiere and After Party, (1) "Eagle Lake" signed DVD, (1) Eagle Lake T-shirt, (1) Movie Slate Digital Photo with your name & (1) PDF copy of the Shooting Script emailed to you and BIG THANKS on the Eagle Lake Movie Facebook Fan page. You have to provide your own travel and accommodation to Los Angeles or Shooting location and to the set. Note: The "Cast Member & LA Premiere and After Party" part of this pledge may be scheduled prior to the estimated delivery date noted below. All other pledge items fall into the estimated delivery date noted below.

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    FULLY PAID SET VISIT/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT/// THAT'S RIGHT!! We will pay for your flight and lodging from anywhere within the Continental boundaries of the US, (excluding Hawaii and Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands) to be part of the filmmaking experience. For (5) days you'll be on a live set and see how a film is made and if you're interested in getting your hands dirty, you're welcome to work alongside the crew and help out. You'll also be fed while on set too with the cast and crew. In addition to all of the following, you will also receive an Executive Producer credit. Plus we will have a Film Slate used on set signed by the Director and as many cast members we can fit on it for you to treasure forever...:) YOU ROCK!! (1) Framed signed Movie Poster, PLUS (2) tickets to LA Premiere and After Party, (1) "Eagle Lake" signed DVD, (1) Eagle Lake T-shirt, (1) PDF copy of the Shooting Script emailed to you and BIG THANKS on the Eagle Lake Movie Facebook Fan page.You have to provide your own travel and accommodation to Los Angeles for the premiere when scheduled. Airline company and Hotel location Accommodation are at the discretion of the producers. Don't worry, it won't be on White Knuckle Airlines and Motel 6....) A credit of 1200.00 from this pledge is allowed towards the flight cost for our backers outside the US after we've received the funds. Note: The "Fully paid set visit & LA Premiere and After Party" part of this pledge may be scheduled prior to the estimated delivery date noted below. All other pledge items fall into the estimated delivery date noted below.

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