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By Marco Garcia
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About this project

The Story

It’s been a week since Amber, Don and their young son Aaron barricaded themselves into their apartment.  Seven days of family meals and board games while outside an epidemic has turned humanity against itself. Just the dead, roaming with their violent hunger, remain.

Now, as the family’s food goes scarce, they must venture outside to survive.  The new dangers strike quick.  A pack of undead nearly overwhelm them, killing Aaron in the attack.  Destroyed without their son, and with no home to return to, the couple begin a journey towards a distant coastal town.  It’s while traveling through these graveyard cities that a new nightmare emerges.  

A perverse sense of survival turns Don into a monster, and Amber must find the strength to be truly alone.

www.theoceanblack.com

http://www.youtube.com/user/theoceanblack

What is Kickstarter?

Kickstarter is an online fundraising tool focused on creative projects.  The goal of this campaign is to raise $100,000 to begin production on our feature film.  We hope to start shooting in North Carolina this summer.

  • If you decide to help, you pledge whatever you want in exchange for rewards (for example, a DVD of the film when it's done, your name in the credits, appear as an extra...the list goes on!)
  • The more you pledge, the better the rewards. Take a look at the column on the right to see what's available.
  • If we make the goal by the deadline, your credit card is charged what you pledged (but not until then). 
  • If we don't make the goal by the deadline your credit card is not charged and we don't get to make the movie.

Where Does the Money Go?

Every penny goes directly towards production and contributor rewards. Our budget covers everything from production insurance to location fees, from cast and crew wages to equipment rentals, from the props and costumes and makeup to sound design and post—everything. 

Spreading the Word

You can also help us by letting anyone who might like our film know that we’re out here. Tweet us, share us, like us on Facebook—any extra exposure we get helps us find people who can contribute to our project.

Where Can I Learn More About the Project?

Please visit our website www.theoceanblack.com to watch our proof-of-concept. You can learn more about the story, vision, and the production team that will make this film possible. We'll also be doing regular video updates and blogs about the making of our film! We'll be interviewing our project's director, writer, producer, cinematographer, designers, and actors so be sure to check in frequently for behind-the-scenes video updates.

Thank you in advance for being a part of this project.  All of us who are working on "The Ocean Black" feel grateful for the community that has formed around this project and for the amazing support that we continue to receive.

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

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    EVERY DOLLAR HELPS—Our love can be bought. And cheaply.
    Name on our website as a supporter of our film

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    WELCOME ABOARD—We’re gonna be best friends
    • Digital copy of the movie
    • Special Thank You in the film credits and on our website
    • Access to a protected link for behind the scenes footage when filming starts!

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    OFFICIAL TEAM MEMBER—The best team you'll join today
    • DVD copy of the movie
    • Limited Edition “The Ocean Black" movie poster signed by key crew

    • Plus everything in the Welcome Aboard Package

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    PRE-PRODUCTION PACKAGE—Where the talking turns to walking

    • "The Ocean Black" Blu-Ray DVD
    • A postcard from set mailed to you personally thanking you
    • Unique Thank You within the film credits
    • Plus everything in the Official Team Member Package

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    PRODUCTION PACKAGE—Get These Cameras A’Rollin’
    • A digital download of the film’s soundtrack
    • Limited bound edition copy of the script once the film is released, signed by the Writer and Director
    • Plus the Pre-Production Package

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER PACKAGE—Now it’s a business (of Awesome)
    • You’ve just become an Associate Producer, and will be credited as such in the end title crawl of the movie
    • A personal phone call from the director and writer of the film from a remote filming location
    • Plus the Production Package

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    RED CARPET LIFE—Welcome to the family
    • 2 tickets to the cast & crew screening in Los Angeles (transportation not provided). An absolutely amazing night Guaranteed! Get to know those you’ve helped support. Chill with the awesome cast and crew! Take pictures, have drinks, sing songs!
    • Your very own "The Ocean Black" producers coffee mug
    • Plus the Associate Producer Package

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    BE A STAR—We’ll make sure you shine…in fake blood
    • Appear as an extra in the movie (location TBD) & join the cast and crew for lunch! (transportation not included)
    • Special prop prosthetic from the movie, hand picked by the director and set in a display case
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    OFFICIAL CREW MEMBER—and crew is always thicker than water
    • Spend the day on set as Director Marco Garcia’s personal assistant, and be credited as such in the end title crawl. (transportation not included)
    • You’ll also get a chance to call Action! And even decide when to Cut! On a single shot.(transportation not included)
    • Plus the Be A Star Package

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    THE REAL DEAL—it’s all happening now. Get sharp
    • Director Marco Garcia will fly to your city and do a pre-release screening of the movie in your home with live director's commentary! Limited to within the United States
    • Marco Garcia and writer, Douglas Sullivan, will participate in a series of Skype Q & A's with you, where you can ask any questions about a story of yours that you’d like to see on the silver screen. Get all of our combined knowledge and advice on any and every part of your project, from how to turn your idea into a screenplay, to how to set up an sequence for cinematic impact. We’re here to help as you need it from inception to completion
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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PACKAGE—a name that speaks for itself
    • Executive Producer credit in film and profile creation on IMDB
    • Producer’s Chair with your Name on it, just like the big boys drink their coffee in
    • An invitation to spend a day with the editing crew during post production
    • ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING ELSE in all the other above packages!

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Funding period

- (60 days)