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On the run for their lives, a group of fugitives must choose to take a stand for God and country against an oppressive government.

The Plot

The FT Project is a heart pounding thriller about a Joel Stonestreet, a young college professor and his students who are targeted for a crime they didn't commit.  The fate of a nation hangs in the balance, as each character is faced with the decision to take a stand for God and country against an oppressive government.

The Players

Doug Stroup - Executive Producer & Actor


Doug is a successful businessman and an accomplished performer.  He received a degree in Music Theater with an emphasis on vocal performance at Clayton State University.  He has performed on stage and screen since age 15.  Currently, he sings baritone with the Peach State Quartet.  His business acumen has led to a successful career in both advertising and marketing, and he has run a lucrative home-based nutritional business since age 19.  Doug is the CEO of On-Cue Ministries, a faith-based production company, and he lives with his wife and 5 of 7 children on a small farm near Athens, GA.


Todd W. Young - Executive Producer

With over 31 years of professional experiences, including corporate, business ownership, large box retail, recruiting, and small business management, Todd is a decidedly effective leader and closer, adept at creating an "invitation" to do business; he is intensely positive and focused, an outstanding communicator, with a seasoned ability to extract associate potential while delivering objectives in a continuously changing landscape.  He is currently the CFO & Secretary of On-Cue Ministries with the vision to be the "Premier Supplier of Faith-Based Genre to the World." He and his wife live near Athens, GA.

Mike Menser - Writer

Mike is a combat veteran with the U.S. Marine Corps (1988-1996), and he fought in the first Gulf War.  He is currently serving as the Senior Pastor at Open Bridge Community Church in McDonough, Georgia.  He began his writing career in 2007, and penned "The FT Project" in 2009 while on vacation in Myrtle Beach.  He and his wife live in Elenwood, GA.

Walker Haynes - Director

With a career in entertainment of over fifteen years, Walker began as an actor and stuntman, appearing in films, TV shows and commercials (ALL OVER AGAIN, CSI:NY, HOUSE, NUMB3RS, etc).  Walker's filmmaking success began with GUNFIGHT AT LA MESA, which was distributed by LIONSGATE.  He produced psychological thriller VACANT HOUSE, which will be released early 2014, and he wrote and directed HAMLET'S GHOST, a time-travel sci-fi drama, which will be available in 2014.  Walker earned a B.A. in Communications (Cum Laude) from Bryan College, and he holds an acting certificate from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He is President of A STREAM IN THE DESERT PRODUCTIONS, LLC, and an accomplished educator with an Master's Degree in Cross-Cultural Education.  Walker resides in Santa Monica with his wife and son.

The Plan

Through this Kickstarter Campaign, we are raising initial funds to cover pre-production costs for this picture. The actual production cost, which is much greater than $10,000, will be financed through individual and corporate investors. The FT Project is a faith-based action-packed film that will have a huge impact on the viewers. Yes, it is possible to have an excellent film that people will want to watch and will want to recommend to others without all the garbage Hollywood puts into them. This thriller, with all its twists and turns, will have you sitting on the edge of your seat to see what will happen next. This is a message whose time has come. We plan to use every penny that comes in to take care of all our start up cost and to give us a financial foundation to move us forward to producing the film. We have actors, locations and crew ready to go. We simply need your help to make this film a reality. If you are curious at all to see how this film will turn out, then share this page with everyone you know (and even those you don't know). This will only be possible with your help!

What do I get out of this if I contribute?

The benefits to you as a contributor depend on how much you want to give.  Investing in this project is a win-win for all of us.  Seeing your name scroll through the end credits of the movie is a huge thrill, and so is getting an autographed copy of the poster, or a DVD.  Getting a chance to hang out on a movie set and meet all the people who work hard to make a movie work is an experience that you will never forget!

Sounds great! What do I do now?

Decide which perks you want to have, hit the green "Back This Project" button, and Kickstarter will take you through the process. You can give $10, $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000, $2,500, $5,000, $7,500 or $10,000. The FT Project family thanks you for stopping by, and we can't wait to see your name in the "special thanks" section in the end credits of the movie!!!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Every project comes with its own set of challenges and we are already set to handle them before they occur. Any feature film is a major work in progress that requires many hours and much cooperation to complete. We already have a great team of qualified producers put together that have been doing our homework for months in preparation for this film. We have multiple actors already lined up and plenty more to call if one can not meet our production schedule. We have multiple locations already chosen in case the timing does not work out for one of them. We have an attorney to help us along the way should legal contractual needs arise. We have a projected production schedule already in place that we are ready to move forward with depending on the funding. We already have our plans in place for the next phase of raising funds as soon as we get our initial funding completed.

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