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By Joe Zerull
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About

Thank you for taking an interest in our new independently produced feature film called The Newscaster. This will be the 2nd feature length movie that Natural Wipe Films plans on making and we need your support to help that happen. 

The first film we produced was called A Cadaver Christmas. We were successful in getting that film distribution both in the United States and abroad. Securing cable deals with the Showtime Network in the US, and HBO Europe with the alternate title Zombies at Christmas.

The goal for this new film is to take a truly authentic look into local news that is firmly planted in the horror genre. The film will dive into some uncomfortably twisted scenarios as well as some pretty harsh dark comedy. We have already produced a five minute teaser of the films opening scene that we are excited to share with you for donating $1.

Other perks include this 11x17 teaser poster produced for the short film version.

For only $15 you will receive (along with the poster and other online content) a link to the online screener of the film before it goes into distribution.

The entire $15,000 will be spent on getting the film shot.
A good portion of the money will be spent on travel arrangements for the actors. Including gas, hotel accommodations, etc. We plan on hiring a well known genre actor for a two day shoot - which will cost roughly $2,000 or more depending on who we can get.
We will be using high end production equipment at no upfront cost. Including a RED cinema camera, dolly tracks, booms, etc. Members of our main crew will receive some payment for their time and effort upfront - but since the budget is so small, full payment will be deferred.
Other main production expenses would be for props, makeup, and gore effects.
A few post production expenses such as original music, poster art, and audio mixing will have to be worked out once the filming is complete. 

I'm not taking any upfront money for my time writing/storyboarding/directing/editing/producing. So it is in my best interest to make the best film that I can to hopefully someday get paid for my troubles...or my wife will kill me.

Thank you for checking out our campaign. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email me at joezerull@naturalwipefilms.com

Risks and challenges

If we get funded, the plan would be to shoot 8 separate weekends within a year. Giving you video updates of the progress after each shoot.

This is to accommodate everyone's day job work schedule. It will also help to keep the morale up, which can fade during long shooting schedules.

However, when you space out the shoots like this - it can introduce several more variables that you may not have doing it all at once...but that is a risk we have to take in order to make this film on such a low budget.

I have confidence, that if funded, the film will be finished and receive distribution - but we can't do that without your support.

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    You will instantly receive a link to view the 5 minute short of The Newscaster.

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    You will receive a link to the 5 min short - plus links to exclusive behind the scenes footage and interviews throughout the production and post production process.

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    Links to the 5 min short teaser and behind the scenes content - plus a 11x17 print of our teaser poster signed by the director.

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    Online screener of the film once completed - before it goes to distribution.
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    Collectors exclusive DVD of the film with all the extras we produced during the filmmaking process.
    Along with all other perks listed above.

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    Double the gifts.
    2 exclusive DVDs - 2 signed 11x17 teaser posters.
    Plus access to all the online content

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    24x36 limited signed artwork of our main poster artwork not yet created...plus a film credit under "Made Possible with the Help From"
    Along with 2 DVDs - 2 11x17 teaser posters - and links to the online content.

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    Associate Producer credit during opening credits. Along with a personalized book of behind the scene and promo pictures just for the associate producers.
    Plus...submit a picture to us and we will make sure your face pops up somewhere in the film.
    You will also receive 2 DVDs - 2 11x17 teaser posters - and links to the online content.

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    Put me to work.

    I don't believe in getting anything for free...so if you donate $1,500 - the director, Joe Zerull, will shoot and edit a video for you.
    It could be a wedding video, music video, sporting event, a play, a graduation, you name it.
    If you have something in mind feel free to email any questions before pledging this amount.
    Other arrangements and travel/lodging fees may apply depending on how far away I would have to travel.
    You will also receive 2 DVD copies and 2 11x17 posters - plus the online content.

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    For $500 more...you get the films cinematographer, Matt Heilig, to accompany director Joe Zerull on your video shoot.
    Other arrangements and travel/lodging fees may still apply depending on how far away we would have to travel. You will also receive 2 DVD copies and 2 11x17 posters - plus the online content.

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    Executive Producer
    You will receive an executive producers credit during the opening sequence - plus we will arrange a screening of the film near where you live with the director in attendance.
    You will be honored with a plaque and prop from the film. The prop could be the sword from the teaser, or any other weapon or ball gag he using on his victims - first come first serve on choosing which props you want.

    Plus you will receive the 24x36 signed poster artwork, 2 collector DVDs, and 2 11x17 teaser posters. Along with the online content throughout the process.

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Funding period

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