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This project was successfully funded on August 28, 2014.

Thank you for visiting our Kickstarter page. You can learn more about our movie, BOKEH at facebook.com/bokehmovie

About this project

The Film

BOKEH, a science fiction drama, stars Maika Monroe (Labor Day, At Any Price, The Bling Ring) and Matt O’Leary (Eden, The Lone Ranger, Brick). Shot entirely in Iceland, this meditative, delicate fable is about the values of life and living. The couple in this story are forced to think about the brevity of life on the planet and thus have a harder time making better choices. The story balances the universal theme of love while displaying the loneliness that exists with being in love. 

Bokeh is the blur, the out of focus part of the photo. In life, we choose what we focus on and what we blur. Our film tells the story of two people who continue to change their priorities, their ideals, their focus based on their world disappearing. They are defined not just by what they focus on, but what they choose to blur. 

Maika Monroe as Jenai
Maika Monroe as Jenai
Matt O'Leary as Riley
Matt O'Leary as Riley
Maika Monroe and Matt O'Leary in BOKEH
Maika Monroe and Matt O'Leary in BOKEH

Why We Need Your Help

Now that the film is shot, we need additional funds in order to get through post-production. These costs include paying for an editor, sound design and mixing, visual effects, color correction and securing music rights. 

We’ve Met Our Goal, Now What? - Every dollar we make during the Kickstarter campaign will go directly into making BOKEH a better film. Every additional dollar we make past our initial goal will help us immensely. We will be able to put more resources into Visual Effects - Help make sure that every frame with Riley and Jenai alone in the world is empty. Sound - Add more time to ADR (rerecord some of the audio with Maika and Matt) and foley (record some of the sounds that are missing from the film). Music - We have a specific vision for the music and want to make sure that we bring on the right individuals to help us achieve it.

We are the first contributors to this film.

Simply put, making a feature film costs money and making a feature film in Iceland costs a lot of money. We decided to invest our own dollars into making BOKEH. If we weren’t willing to invest in ourselves, why should you back our project? Between contributing our own dollars, bringing on investors and receiving grants from Iceland we were able to finish the production phase of the film and begin post-production.

On our best days, not only is filmmaking a collaborative process, it is empowering a creative community to make a better film than the one we envisioned. Ideas are ok, but being able to take a good idea and make it something real, that is what we admire. This is why the Kickstarter community is so important to us; because the community may believe in potential, but ultimately it supports completing a project.

                                      --- Stretch Goals ---

1st Stretch Goal - $45,000 - When we hit $45,000, every backer gets a digital copy of the musical score.

The Rewards

An HD download of BOKEH after its release.
An HD download of BOKEH after its release.

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A PDF copy of the screenplay and the HD download of BOKEH.
A PDF copy of the screenplay and the HD download of BOKEH.

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A Making of BOKEH interactive eBook (includes behind the scenes videos, interviews, photo galleries), pdf copy of the screenplay and the HD download of BOKEH.
A Making of BOKEH interactive eBook (includes behind the scenes videos, interviews, photo galleries), pdf copy of the screenplay and the HD download of BOKEH.

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A signed copy of the DVD by the Directors, the Making of BOKEH interactive eBook, a PDF copy of the screenplay and the HD download of BOKEH.
A signed copy of the DVD by the Directors, the Making of BOKEH interactive eBook, a PDF copy of the screenplay and the HD download of BOKEH.

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MOVIE POSTER IMAGE COMING SOON
MOVIE POSTER IMAGE COMING SOON
The movie poster, a signed copy of the DVD by the Directors, the Making of BOKEH interactive eBook, a PDF copy of the screenplay and the HD download of BOKEH.
The movie poster, a signed copy of the DVD by the Directors, the Making of BOKEH interactive eBook, a PDF copy of the screenplay and the HD download of BOKEH.

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A set of 10 blank PRINTSTAGRAM cards with a different Icelandic image on each one.
A set of 10 blank PRINTSTAGRAM cards with a different Icelandic image on each one.
Examples of the 4in x 4in Custom Stationary by PRINTSTAGRAM
Examples of the 4in x 4in Custom Stationary by PRINTSTAGRAM
A signed copy of the DVD by the Directors, the Making of BOKEH interactive eBook, a PDF copy of the screenplay and the HD download of BOKEH.
A signed copy of the DVD by the Directors, the Making of BOKEH interactive eBook, a PDF copy of the screenplay and the HD download of BOKEH.

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A tote bag with a LUMI photo print design exposed by the sun (choose from 3 prints).
A tote bag with a LUMI photo print design exposed by the sun (choose from 3 prints).
Print examples of the tote bag, every one unique.
Print examples of the tote bag, every one unique.
A signed copy of the DVD by the Directors, the Making of BOKEH interactive eBook, a PDF copy of the screenplay and the HD download of BOKEH.
A signed copy of the DVD by the Directors, the Making of BOKEH interactive eBook, a PDF copy of the screenplay and the HD download of BOKEH.

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A fine art print (choose from 5 prints).
A fine art print (choose from 5 prints).
Examples of the fine art print. You will be able to choose from five options.
Examples of the fine art print. You will be able to choose from five options.
A signed copy of the DVD by the Directors, the Making of BOKEH interactive eBook, a PDF copy of the screenplay and the HD download of BOKEH.
A signed copy of the DVD by the Directors, the Making of BOKEH interactive eBook, a PDF copy of the screenplay and the HD download of BOKEH.

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A set of 10 cards with a different Icelandic image on each one, a tote bag with a LUMI photo print design exposed by the sun, a fine art print, a signed copy of the DVD by the Directors, the Making of BOKEH interactive eBook, a PDF copy of the screenplay and the HD download of BOKEH.

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OFFICIAL PROP FROM BOKEH: One of 12 individual 11x11 framed photos of Maika as Jenai signed by Maika Monroe that was used in the film (selected in order of donation).
OFFICIAL PROP FROM BOKEH: One of 12 individual 11x11 framed photos of Maika as Jenai signed by Maika Monroe that was used in the film (selected in order of donation).
3 of the 12 photo props of Maika as Jenai
3 of the 12 photo props of Maika as Jenai
A signed copy of the DVD by the Directors, the Making of BOKEH interactive eBook, a PDF copy of the screenplay and the HD download of BOKEH.
A signed copy of the DVD by the Directors, the Making of BOKEH interactive eBook, a PDF copy of the screenplay and the HD download of BOKEH.

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An invitation for you and a guest to the premiere (you must provide your own travel and accommodations to premiere), your name in the end credits and the Complete Artist package. Time and location TBD.
An invitation for you and a guest to the premiere (you must provide your own travel and accommodations to premiere), your name in the end credits and the Complete Artist package. Time and location TBD.

A set of 10 cards with a different Icelandic image on each one, a tote bag with a LUMI photo print design exposed by the sun, a fine art print, a signed copy of the DVD by the Directors, the Making of BOKEH interactive eBook, a PDF copy of the screenplay and the HD download of BOKEH.

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Associate Producer credit on the movie, an invitation to the premiere and after party (you must provide your own travel and accommodations to premiere) and the Complete Artist package.
Associate Producer credit on the movie, an invitation to the premiere and after party (you must provide your own travel and accommodations to premiere) and the Complete Artist package.

A set of 10 cards with a different Icelandic image on each one, a tote bag with a LUMI photo print design exposed by the sun, a fine art print, a signed copy of the DVD by the Directors, the Making of BOKEH interactive eBook, a PDF copy of the screenplay and the HD download of BOKEH.

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We will prepare a catered dinner for 8 at your home and show the movie (Los Angeles, San Francisco and Philadelphia areas only) and the Complete Artist package.
We will prepare a catered dinner for 8 at your home and show the movie (Los Angeles, San Francisco and Philadelphia areas only) and the Complete Artist package.

A set of 10 cards with a different Icelandic image on each one, a tote bag with a LUMI photo print design exposed by the sun, a fine art print, a signed copy of the DVD by the Directors, the Making of BOKEH interactive eBook, a PDF copy of the screenplay and the HD download of BOKEH.

Please Spread The Word

It took a creative community to get this far and it will take a larger community to see this project to completion. We hope that you will invite other people you know by email to support BOKEH on Kickstarter.

Every contribution counts. Thank you for your contribution.

Risks and challenges

The good news, we shot the film and that is the hardest part. The main risk of any post-production process is time. The more time we take, the more everything will cost. Fortunately we have festival submission deadlines hovering over our heads and that will force us to meet our goals.

After completing post-produciton, we will pursue distribution. Once we find our distributor, there may be delays in delivering DVDs and the availability of streaming as the distributor may want to wait until after theatrical release. However, we will get these rewards to our supporters as soon as humanly possible.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $12 or more

    302 backers

    HD DOWNLOAD: An HD download of BOKEH after the movie is released.

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    Pledge $25 or more

    73 backers

    SCREENPLAY: A PDF copy of the screenplay and the HD download of BOKEH.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $45 or more

    35 backers

    INTERACTIVE MAKING OF eBOOK: A Making of BOKEH interactive eBook (includes behind the scenes videos, interviews, photo galleries), PDF copy of the screenplay and the HD download of BOKEH.

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    Pledge $65 or more

    47 backers

    SIGNED SPECIAL EDITION DVD: A signed copy of the DVD by the Directors, the Making of BOKEH interactive eBook, a PDF copy of the screenplay and the HD download of BOKEH.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $95 or more

    13 backers

    SPECIAL EDITION MOVIE POSTER: The movie poster, a signed copy of the DVD by the Directors, the Making of BOKEH interactive eBook, a PDF copy of the screenplay and the HD download of BOKEH.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $105 or more

    17 backers

    CUSTOM STATIONARY by PRINSTAGRAM: A set of 10 blank cards with a different Icelandic image on each one, a signed copy of the DVD by the Directors, the Making of BOKEH interactive eBook, a PDF copy of the screenplay and the HD download of BOKEH.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $125 or more

    34 backers

    A SPECIAL EDITION FINE ART PRINT of ICELAND: A fine art print (choose from 5 prints), a signed copy of the DVD by the Directors, the Making of BOKEH interactive eBook, a PDF copy of the screenplay and the HD download of BOKEH.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $125 or more

    8 backers

    TOTE BAG with ORIGINAL LUMI PRINT: A tote bag with a LUMI photo print design exposed by the sun (choose from 3 prints), a signed copy of the DVD by the Directors, the Making of BOKEH interactive eBook, a PDF copy of the screenplay and the HD download of BOKEH.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $275 or more

    6 backers

    THE COMPLETE ARTIST: A set of 10 blank cards with a different Icelandic image on each one, a tote bag with a LUMI photo print design exposed by the sun (choose from 3 prints), a fine art print (choose from 5 prints), a signed copy of the DVD by the Directors, the Making of BOKEH interactive eBook, a PDF copy of the screenplay and the HD download of BOKEH.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $500 or more

    18 backers Limited (2 left of 20)

    THE PREMIERE: An invitation for you and a guest to the premiere (you must provide your own travel and accommodations to premiere), your name in the end credits and the Complete Artist package. Time and location TBD.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $500 or more

    5 backers Limited (7 left of 12)

    OFFICIAL PROP FROM BOKEH: One of 12 individual 11x11 framed photos of Maika as Jenai signed by Maika Monroe that was used in the film (selected in order of donation), a signed copy of the DVD by the Directors, the making of interactive eBook, a pdf copy of the screenplay and the HD download of BOKEH.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $2,000 or more

    4 backers Limited (6 left of 10)

    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Associate Producer credit on the movie, an invitation to the premiere and after party (you must provide your own travel and accommodations to premiere) and the Complete Artist package.

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $2,500 or more

    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    CATERED DINNER AND PERSONAL SCREENING: We will prepare a catered dinner for 8 at your home and show the movie (Los Angeles, San Francisco and Philadelphia areas only) and the Complete Artist package.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States

Funding period

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