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A Blood-Soaked short about revenge following an 18 year-old who was shot and left for dead by the commune of killers that raised him. Read more

Los Angeles, CA Shorts
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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 26, 2012.

A Blood-Soaked short about revenge following an 18 year-old who was shot and left for dead by the commune of killers that raised him.

Los Angeles, CA Shorts
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A KILLER OF MEN

THE FILM

A KILLER OF MEN is about Kim. His parents were slaughtered when he was 5 and he was raised by their killers, a commune of thieves and murderers who haunt the broken-down American Southwest.  As he's about to turn 18, Kim begins to show compassion for others, going against the group's motto "There's no room for kindness in the human heart."  Isaiah, the leader, can't abide this and has Kim lined up with all the rest of the children in the gang and shot. 

But Kim doesn't die.

He crawls out from the pile of corpses and sets off on a path of revenge to rid the world of Isaiah's evil.

Kim may be a stone-cold killer, but he's our stone-cold killer and he's trying to be something better.  Remorse and trying to become a better person is something that I think everyone can get behind.

A KILLER OF MEN is an ode to the golden age of 1970's crime/revenge films. It is uncompromising and unflinching in its portrayal of human savagery and violence.  We're taking a look at the worst kind of people and then giving the audience satisfaction by having them get what they deserve.  Most importantly, A KILLER OF MEN is FUN. We're going to make a revenge movie that you'll want to watch again and again.

Our Cast

While, we're still sorting out our lead, we've managed to assemble an amazing 5-man gang that will strike terror into everyone they come across.

They are:

Andy Mackenzie (Shoot 'Em Up, True Blood, Sushi Girl)

James Duval (Independence Day, Donnie Darko, Gone in 60 Seconds)

David Dastmalchian (The Dark Knight, Horsemen, Keen)

Abraham Benrubi (ER, Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Men in Trees)

Ronnie Gene Blevins (American Cowslip, Bleed, Southland)

We couldn't be more excited to have such an awesome team of villains.  We think you'll like 'em.

The World

The desert is a harsh and brutal environment, yet it is all Kim really knows. The world of A KILLER OF MEN is broken-down, rusted.  All the paint is peeling.  It supposes a vision of our country gone to hell, regressed to the point of the old west when outlaws roamed the lands doing what they pleased. In those harsh times, the only one who could stop an outlaw was another, even worse outlaw.  That's exactly who Kim is.

WHO WE ARE

Writer/Director Gregg Meller and Producers Josh Mendoza & Steve Parsey became friends in the MFA Program at USC's School of Cinematic Arts because they all liked badass movies.  A KILLER OF MEN marks the first chance they all have to make a film on this scale for this wide of an audience. It will hopefully be one of many badass tales they will produce together.

Despite our bloodlust, the team behind A KILLER OF MEN couldn't be nicer guys.  We love puppies, enjoy long walks on the beach and always tip 20 %. 

Additionally, we've built a team that's all really excited to help us bring A KILLER OF MEN to life!  Including...

Reena Magsarili - Line Producer

Leslie Marchand - UPM

Jonathan Barenboim - Cinematographer

Brandon Kihl - Production Design

Heather Galipo - Special FX

Mynor Sosa - 1st AD

Brian Lam - Production Sound

Evan Schrodek - Editor

Marcello Dubaz - Sound Designer

We're all really pumped about the film, and we need your help to make it!

OUR CAMPAIGN

"You're only asking for 15 Grand, how can you make a movie this awesome for so little?" Well, quite simply, we can't.  We've been fundraising our asses off for the past few months and we're almost there!  We're using kickstarter to raise the gap financing we need to get this film off the ground. Since this is a movie people want to see, we're asking for their help to make it!

In return for your support, we are offering prizes essential to any outlaw or badass. 

HOW KICKSTARTER WORKS

This part's really simple.  You watch our video.  You say, "Wow, that looks like a movie I want to see! I should help them make it!" And then you pledge to donate money.  If our pledges meet our goal of $15,000, then we get get that money and you get charged.  If we don't make the goal, you don't have to pay one red cent.   Though our goal is $15,000, anything over that can only make the movie bloodier and better.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about the film, getting involved, planning revenge or even if you just want our recipe for bacon-bourbon (alas Kickstarter won't let us give it away!) feel free to email us at: akillerofmenfilm@gmail.com  We look forward to hearing from you!

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    4 backers

    BILLY MADISON - You're kind of alright, and because of this, we'll take you off our kill list.

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    $10 reward

    18 backers

    JULIAN MARTY - Dan Hedaya in BLOOD SIMPLE. You're one tough-to-kill son of a bitch. You'll hang around long enough to get a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of A KILLER OF MEN once it's completed.

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    $20 reward

    15 backers

    PAUL KERSEY - Charlie Bronson in DEATH WISH. You know the true meaning of revenge, and you're not afraid to cover yourself in blood to get there.

    We'll give you a DVD copy of the film, along with a pen made from a real bullet casing with the A KILLER OF MEN logo.

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    $30 reward

    4 backers

    GRIGORI RASPUTIN - They can poison you, they can stab you, and they can shoot you, but that still won't put you down. For your tenacity you'll get one of our BULLET PENS, a DVD copy of the film, and a 8 GB BULLET THUMB DRIVE with an HD Copy of the film.

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    $40 reward

    7 backers

    EL MARIACHI - You've got an ax to grind and a guitar case full of guns. We'll give you a bullet pen, a DVD of the film, and a BULLET ICE CUBE TRAY so even when you're drunk you can feel lethal.

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    $50 reward

    5 backers

    JOHN McCLANE - How do you take down an entire office building's worth of armed thugs? How bout with one of our bullet pens, a DVD, and an A KILLER OF MEN t-shirt with our tagline on back?

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    $75 reward

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    LEON - THE PROFESSIONAL - Hire us to get your revenge for you. Send us a picture of your favorite villain and we'll take it to the firing range and send you the video. We'll also throw in a Bullet Pen, an A KILLER OF MEN water bottle, and a DVD copy of the movie.

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    $100 reward

    2 backers

    THE BRIDE - Uma Thurman in KILL BILL - They made one mistake with you...they should have made sure you were dead. To help you get even, we'll give you an A KILLER OF MEN Buck Knife complete with our logo on it, a DVD, and a Bullet Pen

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    $150 reward

    1 backer

    BRYAN MILLS - Liam Neeson in Taken - You're a master of revenge, and hiding on another continent won't stop you. We'll give you the AIRSOFT MACHINE GUN and AMMO you need to get even along with either a T-shirt or Water Bottle, a Bullet Pen & DVD Copy of the Film.

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    $250 reward

    0 backers

    ONE EYE - Mads Mikkelsen in VALHALLA RISING - You're an indestructible viking badass with one purpose: KILLING. To help out, we'll give you an awesome Hatchet Multi-Tool, an A KILLER OF Men T-shirt or Water bottle (your choice), a Bullet Pen, DVD. Additionally, tell us if someone's wronged you, and we will send the nastiest, most hate-filled email you will ever see.

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    $500 reward

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    DAVID SUMNER - Dustin Hoffman in STRAW DOGS - You may seem nice, but we know there's a real killer hidden underneath. To help bring that out, we'll give you one of our PROP LEATHER JACKETS from the film. You're sure to feel like a bad-ass in your blood-stained leather. We'll also toss in our T-Shirt, Bullet Pen, DVD, Bullet Ice Cube Tray and Flash Drive with the film on it.

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    $1,000 reward

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    DAE SU OH - from OLDBOY - You're a pure being of anger and bloodshed so display your vengeance proudly! We'll give you the key SEVERED HEAD that we'll use in the making of the film along with a DVD, Bullet Ice Cube Tray, T-Shirt/Water Bottle, Flash Drive. We'll also toss in an assortment of Revenge DVDs that inspired us to make the film!

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    $2,500 reward

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    BENNIE - Warren Oates in BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA - You may bite it in the end, but you'll fight your way through mexico killing everyone responsible for your pain. Come to our set and be a FEATURED EXTRA in our SUPERMARKET MASSACRE scene. See our special effects in action as we find an awesome way to kill you on camera. Maybe we'll snap your neck, maybe we'll sever an arm, who knows! We'll also make sure you get a DVD, Bullet Ice Cube Tray, A KILLER OF MEN T-Shirt/Water Bottle, Flash Drive and the DVD Revenge Pack. (Transportation to Los Angeles not included)

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