WE ARE MAKING "RETAKE"!
Thank you to everyone who helped us get funded! We are so thrilled to officially be making the movie! We are excited and grateful to everyone who donated. You can keep up with us through our website (www.retakethemovie.com) and by following us Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
As a THANK YOU to ALL our wonderful backers who helped us cross the finish line (with time to spare), we will be creating and releasing a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of a behind-the-scenes blooper reel of the making of the movie. Any backers who support us between now and the end of the campaign will be getting this perk!
STRETCH GOAL #1 - $77,500 - FILMMAKER COMMENTARY TRACK!
When we hit $77,500, filmmakers Nick Corporon, Sean Mandell, and Collin Brazie will record a Kickstarter-exclusive feature-length commentary track for the finished film as a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD.
STRETCH GOAL #2 - $80,000 - Companion Short Film
When we hit $80,000, we'll shoot a Kickstarter-exclusive companion short film that sets the stage for the events of the movie! This short film will be released as a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD!
A young male prostitute (played by Luke Pasqualino) is hired by Jonathan, a lonely middle-aged man, to be his companion on a road trip from San Francisco to the Grand Canyon.
Jonathan creates a role for the escort to play for the duration of the trip: "Brandon." Eager to leave his own past behind, the escort accepts the role and they set off on their drive. “Brandon” quickly comes to realize he’s playing a pivotal part of Jonathan’s desire to relive his past.
"Brandon" and Jonathan -- two damaged souls driving to the Grand Canyon, one trying to remember his past; the other trying to forget. RETAKE is an exploration of love, loss, identity, and the delicate balance of moving toward an uncertain future.
We're excited to welcome the amazingly talented Luke Pasqualino to the cast! Luke was a series regular on the British teenage drama SKINS and played a recurring role on Showtime's THE BORGIAS with Jeremy Irons. Luke also starred as Young William Adama in Syfy's BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: BLOOD & CHROME. In 2014, he appeared in the international thriller SNOWPIERCER and took the lead as D'Artagnan in BBC's acclaimed series THE MUSKETEERS.
Kit is the creator/actor/director for the acclaimed LGBT web series EASTSIDERS. He plays a recurring role on AMC's MAD MEN and has acted on Broadway, Off-Off-Off Broadway and everything in between. He can also be seen playing one of the two leads in HIPSTERHOOD, a hipster rom-com and Blip.TV exclusive.
Film/TV and stage actor Derek Phillips was born in Miami, Florida, and attended Baylor University where he received a BFA in acting. Upon graduation Derek moved to New York and began acting professionally in both television and regional theatre performing throughout the country in numerous plays including The Winter's Tale (Baltimore Center Stage), Of Mice and Men (Dallas Theater Center), The Glass Menagerie (Virginia Stage Company), and King o' The Moon (Capital Repertory Theatre). In 2006 Derek finally got his break playing the emotionally charged role of Billy Riggins on the Emmy and Peabody winning NBC television show FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS. Derek is also an associate producer, assistant director and resident actor for the award-winning, ensemble based theatre company Second Thought Theatre and has been seen on such TV shows as THE MENTALIST, GRIMM, PARENTHOOD, LONGMIRE, CASTLE, PRIVATE PRACTICE, MURDER IN THE FIRST, BODY OF PROOF, TRAUMA, THE CLOSER, MEDUM, GREY’S ANATOMY, PRISON BREAK, NUMB3RS, and RECKLESS. He has also performed in numerous Films including THE JOGGER, SON OF MOURNING, PIECES, and most recently 42 opposite Chadwick Boseman, and Harrison Ford.
We live in an exciting time in LGBT history where we can tell LGBT stories and share them with the mainstream world. However, it's still tremendously difficult getting queer-specific movies financed.
If this movie was about a man and a woman in a heterosexual relationship, it would be easier to get financing. But that's not our story, nor is it our characters'.
That's why Kickstarter is so amazing. YOU, the viewers, get to choose what gets made.
LGBT/Queer cinema is a wonderful niche that we're very proud to be working in.
RETAKE is a bold, innovative story we feel needs to be told. We've created honest, truthful characters that haven't been seen on screen before, set on our exciting new take on the classic road trip. But in the end, it's all about story -- two broken souls desperate to find a connection. With your help, we can tell our story!
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
RETAKE is written, directed and produced by by Nick Corporon. Nick’s short films have played at over 60 film festivals worldwide. His award-winning short BARBIE BOY played at over 40 festivals and won audience awards from the Academy-accredited Palm Springs International Film Festival, Dances with Films, and many more. He studied at Chapman University's film school under John Badham (SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER). He hails from Missouri.
SEAN MANDELL - PRODUCER
Sean has been working in film since he graduated Georgetown University where he studied with acclaimed screenwriting professor John Glavin, whose notable alumni include Jonathan Nolan and Zal Batmanglij. Sean was fortunate enough to work with Batmanglij on SOUND OF MY VOICE and THE EAST, learning a great deal about the heart, soul and sweat required to make an independent film come to life. Sean has produced independent theatre and film projects and is currently a contributor and lead blogger for towleroad.com.
COLLIN BRAZIE – CINEMATOGRAPHER/PRODUCER
A native of Dayton, Ohio, Collin Brazie's credits include a wide range of projects, such as the Emmy nominated docu-series BEHIND THE MASK on Hulu and PET SQUAD FILES on the CW Network. He has shot two features films and numerous shorts that have played world-wide. Collin attended film school at Chapman University, where he studied under Bill Dill, ASC. While there he met Nick and the pair’s short film collaborations have been shown at over 60 film festivals worldwide. In addition to serving as cinematographer and producer on RETAKE, Collin developed the story with Nick.
Monica has worked with the Emmy-winning powerhouse duo of Junie Lowry Johnson & Libby Goldstein, where she has worked on TRUE DETECTIVE, HOMELAND, TRUE BLOOD, MASTERS OF SEX, LONGMIRE, TYRANT, and RECTIFY.
CONNECT WITH US
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Risks and challenges
Making an independent feature film of this size and on a low budget presents many unique challenges. Our experienced crew knows how to overcome the specific obstacles that face a small production like ours. Our team’s extensive experience in independent filmmaking knows how to get the job done while working on a shoe-string budget.
We are a tribe of filmmakers that have been working together for nearly 8 years in all aspects of the entertainment industry. We love making movies and our projects are created with a deep love and respect for the material.
**SPECIAL NOTE ON REWARDS: Delivery dates are estimates and are subject to change. Throughout the process we’ll keep you posted and updated! Some rewards also contain multiple availability dates for digital vs. physical delivery. VIP screenings, after-parties, photo shoots will be held in Los Angeles. We’re unable to provide travel, transportation, accommodations for these rewards, but we can assure you that it’ll be a great time!
Additional paperwork may be required to fulfill some rewards such as any producing credits or any on-camera appearances.
Our toughest challenge is making sure that enough people hear about the campaign so that we can make our funding goal!
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