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Last updated April 6, 2014

Fire Drill

Think "The Breakfast Club" meets "Office Space." Six coworkers must keep their sanity in this claustrophobic corporate comedy.

Fire Drill

Think "The Breakfast Club" meets "Office Space." Six coworkers must keep their sanity in this claustrophobic corporate comedy.

$15,531
pledged of $60,000pledged of $60,000 goal
163
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, April 6 2014 3:00 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated April 6, 2014

About

Welcome to the Kickstarter Campaign for Fire Drill!

Who We Are

We at Reflection Films are independent, professional creators of thought-provoking, cinematic art. In other words, we make movies that entertain and inspire. Our short films have been shown in several festivals (as far away as Budapest!), and we are now ready to tackle a feature film. That film is Fire Drill.

Watch our new teaser trailer below!

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Why Fire Drill?

Have you ever worked a job you didn't like? Have you ever felt like just another body in a cubicle? For many of us, a job can easily become a relentless, merciless cycle of working to live and living to work. We stop doing the things we love; we start calling our dreams impractical. After the grand-old filmmaking days of college, many members of our Reflection Films team worked jobs that had nothing to do with their passions. At the time, that was necessary. But we can never let a job become an excuse to ignore our dreams, or even our own happiness (like the employees in the evaluation you just watched). Out of that desire, Fire Drill was born.

Think of it as the corporate version of The Breakfast Club. Six employees take a wrong turn during a fire drill and find themselves locked in a courtyard. While they're waiting to be rescued, they discover that something big is happening to their company and that several of them may be losing their jobs. Personalities clash and desperation rises as they try to escape with their jobs and their humanity intact.

Within that simple framework, we get to see these six employees outside of the cycle of their endless work days. During the fire drill, they become who they are, not who they appeared to be, and they will finally have to confront the truth about themselves head-on.

We believe in this story. While it is hilarious and entertaining, we hope it will serve as a cautionary tale for anyone who thinks that a job is synonymous with life. With Fire Drill, we are attempting to pursue our own dreams of artistic creativity, and we hope you'll support us on the way. Check out one of the monologues from the script below!

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The Reflection Films Team

How You Can Help

We have an excellent crew and a script in hand. Now we need to hire actors, select a location, and prepare for filming in the summer. Fire Drill's premise makes it the perfect film for us to make, because the majority of the action happens in one location with six characters. We don't need spaceships, robots, or velociraptors (although all those things are cool). What we need is your support. Our $60,000 budget includes paying for our actors, crew, set, food, and any other expenses. We've allocated money for Kickstarter fees and for producing rewards, and the rest goes to Fire Drill itself. 

We plan to shoot the film this June. This means that this fall, you could be sitting down to watch this movie, but only you can make it happen. Kickstarter uses an all-or-nothing funding method, so if we don't reach our goal, we will not be funded. For the price of a movie ticket, you can get your name in the credits of Fire Drill and help us produce this amazing story. Your dollars and your Facebook shares mean everything for Fire Drill

So if you've ever worked a job you didn't like or you know how it feels to step out and pursue your dreams, please support us here on Kickstarter and by sharing this page and our social media pages with your friends! Thank you for taking the time to explore our page, and thank you so much for your support!

Risks and challenges

Every production has risks, but we are well-prepared for this project. We already have a script written, we have a crew and equipment, and once funded, we're ready to hire a cast, secure a location, and begin shooting! We at Reflection Films are no strangers to challenge. We have already made multiple award-winning short films, and we have formed a team that does great work and is committed to overcoming every obstacle. With our team and your support, Fire Drill will be an amazing success. Please choose the amount you can use to support us, and share us with your friends! Thank you again!

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    Temp: Your name in the credits and a personal thank-you email from the Fire Drill team, specially delivered to your very own inbox.

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    New Hire Package: Your name in the credits, a personal thank-you email, and a digital download of Fire Drill. You can have a theater night this fall (popcorn not included).

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    Part-Time Employee: The above rewards, and your digital download will include a video production diary and behind-the-scenes footage, including bloopers and writer/director commentary. It will be another comedy movie all to itself!

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    Performance Bonus: You will receive a DVD of Fire Drill with all the extra footage, personally autographed by the cast and crew! This reward includes all the previous rewards, including digital downloads!

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    Full-Time Employee: The above rewards, a BLU-RAY copy of Fire Drill, and digital copies of the official Fire Drill poster and photos from the set!

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    Partner: In addition to all the above rewards, you will get a thank-you video from the director, the writer, or an actor for helping us make Fire Drill! When you watch the movie in the fall, you can also point your name out under our "Kickstarter Special Supporters" section!

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    Junior Partner: Get the red-carpet treatment at the Fire Drill premiere in Albuquerque, New Mexico! (Travel and lodging not included.) Share this amazing evening with the cast, crew, and creators of the movie and be applauded for your support! Two tickets to the premiere are included. You also get a digital copy of the script and all the above rewards!

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    Senior Partner: Be an extra in Fire Drill! (Travel and lodging not included.) Join us on the set, get in costume, and experience what a filming a movie is really like. You also get all of the above rewards, including two tickets to the red-carpet premiere where you can point yourself out on the big screen to all your friends!

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    Founder: We will set up a movie premiere IN YOUR HOME. If you live in Albuquerque, we'll come watch it with you and bring the popcorn! You can show all your friends your name in the credits! If you don't live near Albuquerque, we'll send you a pre-release copy of Fire Drill and Skype with you after your movie night to personally thank you for your amazing generosity.

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    Mogul: Our screenwriter will write a short speaking role for you in Fire Drill! Come out to Albuquerque (travel and lodging not included) for a day on set, rehearse with our actors, meet the crew, writer, and director, and then be immortalized in film! This is a unique reward category that includes the rewards for $1000 and below as well!

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    Billionaire: In this unique reward category, you can include your name in the fictional company from Fire Drill! Have your last name be the name of one of the founders, or make up your own name– after all, you're the boss now. We will create a custom logo for the company and include your name in that as well. This category also includes rewards from $1,000 and below!

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    Consultant: In this special rewards category, you will receive all the above rewards and a unique FIRE DRILL PENDANT. This silver pendant of the Fire Drill flame logo, crafted especially for the movie by Amy Brandenburg, will be worn by one of the actors on set and when Fire Drill is complete, you can wear it too!

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    President and CEO: You will receive all the rewards above, along with the BONSAI TREE featured in the movie. There can only be one! Because, you know, we don't need stunt trees.

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    Tycoon: This is the big one. This reward includes everything: digital download, name in the credits, DVD, BLU-RAY, a thank-you video, red-carpet treatment, a short speaking role you for you, PLUS you get the MODERN ART SCULPTURE from the movie! This sculpture features prominently in the story and will be a unique piece of art created only for Fire Drill. It's not created yet (it'll be a surprise for everybody!) but this sculpture will be a permanent testament to your generosity and your support of Fire Drill!

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