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The Farmer - a Western/Thriller feature length film
FILM SYNOPSIS (Copyright 2011 - Michael & Company Pictures -All Rights Reserved)
A farmhouse stands in the quiet wilderness alongside a field of wheat that is ready for harvest in the summer of 1896. As a farmer and his family go about their daily work routine, five murderous outlaws watch them from the forest. All family members are captured except one boy, who slips away unnoticed and hides in an upstairs closet of the house. After nightfall, an outlaw discovers an overturned family photograph that reveals the unseen child. The farmer tells the men, who are ready to kill him, that the boy is dead and buried in a field behind the farmhouse. Two outlaws take the farmer out into the moonlit night with a lantern to prove it. The man, sweating and extremely anxious, stops at the roots of an old twisted tree, deep in a forest, and tells them the boy is buried there. The lead outlaw is skeptical because there is no marker. He gives the farmer a shovel and tells him to dig. If the boy is not found they promise the man they will bury him in the hole. The farmer nervously pries up the earth in the lantern light and what the outlaws discover is so unexpected they cannot believe their eyes.
Will the farmer and his family survive the night or did the outlaws just stop at the wrong house?
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Hello Film Lovers, Art Supporters, and Everyday Producers!
My name is Wyatt Michael and I am a 38 year old filmmaker, writer and musician in North Carolina. A little about me...I am an author and have released a Suspense/Thriller novel which is published on Amazon called "The Whaler Fortune" (you can see it at: AMAZON ). Also, I was in a successful Power Pop / Rock band called Only Makebelieve, which released a critically acclaimed international selling album "Message From A Mockingbird" a few years ago. (sound and videos at http://www.onlymakebelieve.com/ )
The minimum budget for this creepy feature film is $100,000. Michael & Company Pictures has already secured about $15,000 of it from friends who really know it will be a hit. To start rolling cameras, we need at least $80,000 from everyone here together to meet the budget. We are asking for $100,000 to cover the Kickstarter fees, the Amazon fees, merchandise & mass shipping costs. As pledges exceed our minimum, Michael & Company Pictures will be able to offer even more cool and unique movie merchandise, perks, and goal bonuses not yet listed on here.
Our goal is to show this film at a Major U.S. film festival and have it picked up by a distributor, who will place it in theaters, Netflix, REDBOX, and in stores on Blu Ray. From there we can go on to making bigger budget Adventure/Thriller period films that I have written, but to do it we just need to prove that we can and get our foot in the door.
The shooting schedule is 14 days in late July and mid August this year! This is because the film revolves around a wheat harvest and the wheat fields have already been planted at our film location in November 2012. They will be ready for harvest in July 2013. Many preparations, locations, actors, services, and arrangements have been secured and production is ready to go. This is a period film (1890's), so many props and costumes are needed as well as many real-time special effects materials. This is where almost all of the money will go. The film locations need a major overhaul with remodeling construction crews. Animal actors such as horses, wolves, mules, and chickens have all been secured for this film by animal actor trainers. Preparations have been under way since 2010 for this film.
Many professional and experienced crew people, actors, sound editors, and film editors have agreed to take part in this production for a very exceptional and amazing movie... All have agreed to work for free, without pay, because the budget does not allow them to be paid. It is too low..Thats how excited everyone is to see this one made and to help me get started! Amazing! *If the funding exceeds what I have set my goal for here on Kickstarter, then I will be able to offer some type of proper compensation to all of these great people for months of their time and effort...as well as have more freedom to add more things into the film like shoot on a full size Western town during a flashback sequence. The town's owner has already given us permission.
The entire film will be shot on the Red Epic film camera, the same one used for films like: The Hobbit, Pirates of the Carribbean, Star Trek, Flight, Jack the Giant Killer, OZ The Great & Powerful, The Social Network, and half of all movies made in the last 2 years. *There will be no profanity, no sex, and no nudity in this film (My mama wouldn't like all that stuff), but there will be attributes of violence...(of course..its part Western!)
If we are unable to reach our goals with this campaign this film will be dead in the water. There will be no more time left to campaign it on other websites because of the deadline for the Sundace Film Festival (which is mid-September, our first Festival choice) and the harvesting of the wheat at my film location in mid-July. I have been going door to door with doctors, dentists, and lawyers for the past year killing myself and I didn't even realize there was such a thing as crowdfunding until last month! I appreciate your understanding the urgency of time with this film.
Michael & Company Pictures is giving away many Perks to everyone who will get involved with this feature film and help me do it!...including having your name in the film's credits, getting autographed copies of merchandise, copies of Only Makebelieve's CD album, official movie hats and mugs, being invited to the film sets during shooting, special private screening with the cast, and copies of the finished film!
Get the Cool Movie Poster 9oz Glossy Ceramic MUG included in the fun $25 level Perk!
Your help is so very much appreciated! There is no possible way I can do this without you! Everyone I have dealt with (possible investors) for the last 4 years loves the synopsis and tells me it sounds really exciting and would make a great movie, but their answer is always NO. It is so hard and so frustrating to hear that in the same sentence. I know that with your help we can get there!
PLEASE ASK EVERYONE to please help! The Facebook Page, Movie Website, and the TWITTER account is brand new. Thank you so much for being a friend even if it is long distance! My team and I will be posting new videos every week to let you know what I'm doing and more about me!
CHECK OUT SOME OF THESE GREAT PERKS FOR GETTING INVOLVED
Dismembered bodies and decapitated heads
those ridiculous supporters and creepy film lovers that went the distance for this big bad production
Get your chopped off head placed on the barn floor under the scythe in a pile with the rest of the supporters of this movie! This disgusting image will be posted on the movie website as a testimony to how sick you really are.
*also you'll get one of these lovely
photos with just your own clean cut image lying there inanimate on the cold wet
It'll also be Tweeted for your unbelieving friends to turn away in horror at.
ALL MUGS, CAPS, CD'S, BOOKS, POSTERS, ETC WILL BE SENT TO YOU BY AUGUST. WHEN THE FILM IS RELEASED YOU WILL SENT A PRIVATE LINK TO DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY OF IT.
GET THE OFFICIAL MOVIE MERCH VELCRO STRAP CAP WHEN YOU SUPPORT WITH $35 OR MORE!
Show your love with an Official Movie Logo Glass! - comes with the $26 Perk.
FOR THE MORE CONSERVATIVE, CLOSET THRILLER HORROR FAN - "The Businessman" Movie Logo coffee MUG
UPDATE: Wyatt Michael interviews the Director of Photography
Thank you friends and supporters for making this possible! -Wyatt Michael
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Risks and challenges
I have the greatest group of people behind me on this project that will do anything they can to get me there. I have nearly unlimited resources here in Concord, NC for just about anything I can imagine as long as I have proper funding to support certain ones. When you are making a good film that people are excited about everyone jumps in to help in every way. All promises made by me will be kept and my crowdfunding friends, fans, and supporters can count on me to deliver no matter what the cost.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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