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Feature film starring Jane Kaczmarek, C. Thomas Howell, Aaron Hill and James Lafferty raising funds for theatrical self distribution.

THIS HAS BEEN AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!! THANK YOU!!! SO MUCH MORE TO COME!!!

If you missed the opportunity to be a part of our Kickstarter campaign, head over to our WEBSITE, we’re making A FEW PACKAGES AVAILABLE in our ONLINE STORE! In HONOR of our Kickstarter backers, we won’t be offering any signatures in these tiers, but you can PRE-BUY the FILM, POSTERS, STICKERS, T-SHIRTS and MORE!!! 

 And KEEP IN TOUCH with us through Facebook, Twitter, and our Website as we’ll be RELEASING THE FILM THEATRICALLY and we may be COMING TO YOUR HOME TOWN or a CITY NEAR YOU!!!

ONLINE STORE: http://lostonpurposemovie.storenvy.com/

WEBSITE: http://www.lostonpurposethemovie.com/

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pages/LOST-ON-PURPOSE-the-film/259751107417514?ref=tn_tnmn

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/_LostOnPurpose_

Much love, Ian, Esh, Johnny and Michelle!!!

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As a THANK YOU for all the support Peter Donovan of "All The Real Girls" demanded that we put up another song, so here's "LIQUID CURE."  Get READY to ROCK, and ENJOY!  

ADDING TWO MORE SONGS!!!

Peter Donovan of "All The Real Girls" is adding two more tracks of music from "LOST ON PURPOSE" to the STRETCH GOAL!!! IF WE REACH 50K, everyone regardless of the donation amount, will receive these two tracks digitally!!! These are two great songs that won't be on the originally offered EP or digital release. It's "Mode Nite" and "All Those Eastside Kids Are Playing Dress Up," two of my favorite tracks from the film!!! 

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In HONOR of meeting our goal and to help meet the STRETCH GOAL, our team is excited to ANNOUNCE we're adding 2 NEW TIERS!!!  And a chance to collaborate with two very talented people!!!

THE APPRENTICE: if you're looking to break into the business, then our very talented and hard working Producer/ Cinematographer Johnny Derango wants to work with you. Meet Johnny for coffee in the morning and then assist him as a camera intern for the day. You'll meet great people working in the industry and get a chance to start your career! Just so you know, one of the directors of "Lost On Purpose" met Mr Derango and got his start in the industry in a similar way, working for Johnny as a grip. Johnny will do his best to accomodate your schedule and find a day that works best for both of you. This tier also comes with everything from the "CATTLE BARON" tier!

YOUR SONG: EXCLUSIVE TIER - Peter Donovan of the band "All The Real Girls" wants to make you a song! You send him some information about you and he'll write and record A CUSTOM SONG JUST FOR YOU! This tier also comes with everything from the "BRANDING IRON" tier!

Just a taste of Peter and "All The Real Girls" immense talent: here's "TINSEL TOWN" as heard in "LOST ON PURPOSE!"  ENJOY!!!

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WHAT AN AMAZING NIGHT!!!  THANK YOU!!!  WE PASSED 40K!!!

We made it, and we have 7 days left!!!!  We're getting requests for STRETCH GOALS, and we've thought of something that means a lot to us and we believe it'll mean a lot to you too.

If we reach 50K, we'll be putting together a BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTO BOOK! It'll have a ton of never before seen stills from the making of the film, and we'll be sending PDF COPIES to EVERYONE who's donated even a dollar, and we'll be sending SIGNED HARD COPIES to everyone in "THE CO-OP" and above tiers!

Please know that every dime we make on this Kickstarter goes right back into the release of this film! The MORE WE RAISE, THE WIDER WE CAN RELEASE, and the closer we can get to A THEATRE NEAR YOU!!!! We made this film to honor and appreciate the town we're from and the hard-working individuals who live there. It's a place we hold near and dear, where most people spend their lives unnoticed and unappreciated, and tonight, through your amazing support, we'll now be able to get that story out into the world for everyone to see!!! Thank you 1000X!!!

So MUCH LOVE, right back you, Ian and Esh

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*****We're BLOWN AWAY by your AMAZING LEVEL of SUPPORT, and our CAST wants to MATCH your level of ENTHUSIASM!!!  SO, WE'RE ADDING A NEW INCENTIVE - FOUR SIGNATURES: JANE KACZMAREK, C THOMAS HOWELL, AARON HILL and ACADEMY AWARD WINNER, OCTAVIA SPENCER!!!  ADD $35.00 to any tier with a POSTCARD, DVD, BLURAY, or POSTER and get all four signatures added to the item of your choice!!!  You can specify which one when we send you the "end survey!"*****

We're also ADDING ONE NEW TIER!!! The "ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE: EXCLUSIVE TIER" - DINE with ACADEMY AWARD WINNER OCTAVIA SPENCER, HOLLYWOOD SCREENWRITER ("HOPE FLOATS", "PS I LOVE YOU") and CO-PRODUCER of "LOST ON PURPOSE", STEVEN ROGERS, filmmakers Ian and Eshom Nelms and Producers Johnny Derango and Michelle Lang!!!! You'll need to cover your travel and accommodations to and from Los Angeles! This also comes with everything from the "CATTLE BARON" tier! - 2,500.00

**********A LITTLE EXTRA: With the exception of THE FORMAN and THE DIGITAL COWBOY, every tier from THE WRANGLER and UP will get the LOST ON PURPOSE POSTCARD, SIGNED by JAMES LAFFERTY!!!**********

PERSONAL STATEMENT:

Hello friends, 

     We're writer/ directors Ian Nelms and Eshom Nelms: two brothers from California's central valley, who grew up with napalm sunsets and miles of endless farmland, containing some of the hardest-working individuals on the planet.  We built raced out volkswagens, team-roped with our Dad, and on hot summer days, tubed the St John's river.  It's this upbringing that inspired the backdrop of "Lost On Purpose."

     We set out to make a sprawling epic film about a tenacious dairy owner and her five renegade ranch hands.  When people compared our budget to our ambitions, they told us it couldn't be done.  We proved them wrong and did it anyway!

     “Lost On Purpose” stars Jane Kaczmarek, James Lafferty, Aaron Hill, C Thomas Howell, Dale Dickey, Jeremy Ratchford, and Academy Award Winner Octavia Spencer.  The film showcases music from the incredibly talented All The Real Girls,” “Lost On Purpose,” “Ross Sea Party,” and “The Redwoods.”

     What made it possible was the amazing group of people who sweat and bled to make this movie the way it needed to be made, with no compromise!  We fought through long hours and lack of sleep together, and came out the other side with a film we're all very proud of and excited to share with you!

ABOUT THE FILM:

SYNOPSIS:

Fueled by gin and pure determination, Elizabeth James struggles to keep her dairy farm from being swallowed up by the region’s domineering co-op. To help with the workload, she’s hired five renegade ranch hands. Together they fight for love, pride, family, and their vanishing way of life.

WHAT WE'D LIKE TO DO:

     We made "Lost On Purpose" on our own, so we'd have more creative control and be able to deliver the movie we care about, and we want to distribute it the same way!  We're raising funds to cover our insurance, artwork, Blu-ray, DVD, PR, and to release the film theatrically and digitally through outlets like Netflix, itunes, and Hulu.

     To thank you, we've put together some gift packages, containing a lot of very cool stuff!

*LIMITED EDITION dvd's and blu-rays

*Digital downloads of the film, the music, the shooting script, and the storyboards

* A LIMITED RUN of COLLECTOR T-shirts, pins, and stickers

* 11x17 prints, and other SIGNED, PERSONALIZED items ONLY available to Kickstarter backers.

* Also, the opportunity to become an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, with your name on the front of the film!

* We'll also be adding some extra incentives along the way.  

     We want you to know that we really appreciate your support, and that it's because of people like you that this film was made and will be released the way it was intended!

Sincerely, Ian and Eshom

DISTRIBUTION PLAN:

     We'll release "Lost On Purpose" independently in select theaters, Cable, VOD, and on digital outlets like Netflix, iTunes, and Hulu.  Theaters require that we invest in local promotion, and for digital/cable outlets we must get the film insured, transfered to specific video and audio formats, and produce DVDs and Blu-Rays.  Our Kickstarter goal will cover the initial costs and allow us to have a theatrical, cable, digital, and DVD/ Blu-ray release.  Should we outpace our original goal, we'll be putting the additional funds into a wider theatrical release.  We'd love to bring this film to as many theaters and venues as possible!

     We'd also love to road show this film!  Load up cast, crew, and a couple of the bands, in a tour bus like Metallica, and roll from city to city, college to college, delivering the ultimate experience!

HOW ELSE YOU CAN HELP

- You can also help by forwarding this Kickstarter page to your friends, who might be excited to help this film launch into an epic release!

- Keep in touch and up to date with screenings, press, and special events on our facebook, twitter, and by emailing us at Lostonpurposemovie@gmail.com

As of April, "Lost On Purpose" will be playing at the Palm Beach International Film Festival, Kansas City Film Festival, Newport Beach International Film Festival, Firstglance (Hollywood) Film Festival, and much more to come!!!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We're independent filmmakers, which means the risk falls on us. We used our savings, maxed our credit cards, and then begged friends and family to help raise the rest, and we'd do it all over again if we could! What we're looking for now is the last bit of funding that'll allow us to get our film distributed and out to the widest audience possible.
We need help to cover our insurance, artwork, printing, duplication of Blu-rays and DVDs, PR, and to transfer the movie into multiple formats to release it theatrically, digitally, on Cable, and on VOD. Through the good reviews, positive responses at film festivals, and the outreach we've already received on Facebook, Twitter, and Email, we feel confident there's a large audience that will really enjoy this film, and we'd love to give them the chance to see it!

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    THE RANCH HAND: You’ll be sent a pdf of the SHOOTING SCRIPT! Take a read or wait to see the film, the choice is yours. Additionally, you will receive regular updates about screenings and special events!

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    THE WRANGLER: You'll get a SIGNED "Lost On Purpose" POSTCARD from JAMES LAFFERTY, and the PDF of the shooting script, also regular updates about screenings and special events!

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    THE DAIRY FARMER: You’ll receive an exclusive LIMITED EDITION DVD, with bonus features not available on the digital download, SIGNED by the DIRECTORS and PRODUCERS. Also, the digital music from the film, digital storyboards, a digital copy of the film, and the special thank you video from the directors! Plus the PDF of the shooting script and updates about screenings and special events.

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    THE LAND OWNER: You’ll receive a limited edition BLU-RAY/DVD combo pack, signed by the directors and producers. You also get the THANK YOU in the credits, the video thank you from the directors and producers, LOP stickers, and a Lost on Purpose pin. You’ll also be sent the digital film, the music, and the pdf of the shooting script. Plus, receive regular updates about screenings and events.

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    THE CO-OP: You keep getting MORE STUFF! You will be sent a LIMITED EDITION “Lost on Purpose - The Movie” T-SHIRT available only to Kickstarter backers. You’ll receive the limited edition BLU-RAY/DVD combo pack, signed by the directors and producers, plus you’ll receive everything listed above -- the THANK YOU in the credits, the T-shirt, the 3 stickers, the pin, the script, the video thank you from the directors, the digital film, storyboards, music, and the updates of screenings and special events!

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    THE CONGLOMERATE: A LIMITED EDITION 11x17 "Lost on Purpose" POSTER PRINT, PLUS a FIVE SONG “All the Real Girls” EP of music from the film, the limited edition Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack signed by the directors and producers, the THANK YOU in the credits, the video thank you from the directors, and the limited edition T-shirt, Lost on Purpose stickers, pin, script, digital film, storyboards, music, and updates about screenings and events!

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    THE BIG DADDY: EXCLUSIVE TIER -- You’ll get a DVD/Blu Ray combo SIGNED by JAMES LAFFERTY, AARON HILL, and the directors. Plus the 11x17 limited edition print signed by James and Aaron and the EP “All the Real Girls” CD. You'll also receive the THANK YOU in the credits, the Lost on Purpose t-shirt, video thank you from the directors, stickers, pin, PDF of the script, digital film, storyboards, music, and updates of screenings and special events!

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    YOUR SONG: EXCLUSIVE TIER - Peter Donovan of the band "All The Real Girls" wants to make you a song! You send him some information about you and he'll write and record A CUSTOM SONG JUST FOR YOU! This tier also comes with everything from the "BRANDING IRON" tier!

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    THE CATTLE BARON: Be the envy of all your friends with a CUSTOM VOICE MESSAGE, that you've written (under 20 seconds and within good taste), from JAMES LAFFERTY or AARON HILL. You also get the DVD/ Bluray signed by James, Aaron, and the directors, PLUS the 11x17 limited edition print signed by James and Aaron and the EP “All the Real Girls” CD. You'll also receive the THANK YOU in the credits, the Lost on Purpose t-shirt, video thank you from the directors, stickers, pin, PDF of the script, digital film, storyboards, music, and updates of screenings and special events!

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    BOCCE BALL BONANZA: EXCLUSIVE TIER -You'll receive a BOCCE BALL used in the film, SIGNED by all five ranch hands: JAMES LAFFERTY, AARON HILL, PETER DONOVAN, TOM FUGEDI, and MIKE LAWSON! You'll also receive everything from the CATTLE BARRON tier.

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    THE APPRENTICE: if you're looking to break into the business, then our very talented and hard working Producer/ Cinematographer Johnny Derango wants to work with you. Meet Johnny for coffee in the morning and then assist him as a camera intern for the day. You'll meet great people working in the industry and get a chance to start your career! Just so you know, one of the directors of "Lost On Purpose" met Mr Derango and got his start in the industry in a similar way, working for Johnny as a grip. Johnny will do his best to accomodate your schedule and find a day that works best for both of you. This tier also comes with everything from the "CATTLE BARON" tier!

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    ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE: EXCLUSIVE TIER - DINE with ACADEMY AWARD WINNER OCTAVIA SPENCER, SCREENWRITER ("Hope Floats" and "PS I Love You") STEVEN ROGERS, filmmakers Ian and Eshom Nelms, and Producers Johnny Derango and Michelle Lang!!!! You'll need to cover your travel and accommodations to and from Los Angeles! This also comes with everything from the "CATTLE BARON" tier!

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    THE SOUND RUNNER: EXCLUSIVE TIER - get the rust blue PONTIAC 6000 used in the film, with a SIGNED CERTIFICATE of AUTHENTICITY, SIGNED BY all five of the film's ranch hands: JAMES LAFFERTY, AARON HILL, PETER DONOVAN, TOM FUGEDI, and MIKE LAWSON. You'll also get everything from THE CATTLE BARON tier. (Shipping of the car not included if it's outside of California).

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