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"WHO'S WHO" in SHADOW OF THE MONARCH
You may know some of us like director Randy Kent, who worked with “The Wonder Years” dad Dan Lauria; “Little Miss Sunshine’s” Beth Grant; and “Californication’s” very own Rachel Milner. You may have seen John Luksetich, Shadow's writer / director, on “Thousand Ways to Die” or “Pit Boss”.
You may have seen some of our cast like runway model Blanca Linda Avalos on “The Wire”; or Iyad Hajjaj on the TV series “Touch”. Or our killer beauty, Ms. World 2008 Dawna Lee Heising, on the red carpet interviewing stars, and as the Cleo the Snake Dancer on "Magnum P.I."; Miss Hawaii on "Fantasy Island", and as Dana in "Barbie in the Rockers" at Universal Studios.
If you are a fan of "CSI" or "Numbers", then you will recognize Paul Statman who was also in "Pirates of the Caribbean", along with Lejon O. Stewart, who you may have seen dancing his way across "Soul Train" with Davyd Mc Coy, who also appeared in “What’s Happening?”
If you like “My Name is Earl”, then you’ll like our Bill Suplee and Jackson Bond who appeared on the hit series. And Spike Lee’s "Clockers" has Lord Kayson’s appearance. You can also check out the Sci-Fi thriller "Species III" with Sean Ching.
If you like soap’s, then you’ll probably recognize Glenn Ratcliffe from "General Hospital" and "Baywatch". You might remember our waiter, Derrel Maury, from "Wasteland", "Murder She Wrote", "I Imagine", "One Day at a Time" and a childhood memory for many, "Happy Days" with Henry Winkler. During those commercial breaks, you may have seen two of our cast's familiar faces: Jordan Preston in Sheetz Energy Strip with Lebron James alongside and Allison Lani in the Verizon commercial alongside English trouble maker Simon Cowell.
If you are a big fan of reality TV, perhaps you’ll remember "Fear Factor" Champ Durant Fowler; or Ambokile in Gloria Allred’s “We the People”. Hanging out on the beach, you may have met professional volleyball player, Brian Ceponis. Or maybe you caught a glimpse of Lisa Martel, who won the Best Supporting Actress award in the TV category of the 2010 LA Movie Awards.
If you love fashion, then check out RH Creations custom-designed wardrobe for our character Sunset from Richard Henderson, whose fashions you may have seen at the Daytime Emmy Awards and BET Awards in Los Angeles.
Check out some of our sponsored locations such as Sababa’s, which brings a slice of Hollywood nightlife to Long Beach, and the Holiday Inn, which towers above the 405 with its panoramic penthouse view of Long Beach.
Welcome to our Campaign
Welcome! I'm Jewels Lubin, one of the producers of what promises to be a classic suspense film, "Shadow of the Monarch," first and foremost, thank you for visiting our campaign. John Luksetich, the creator, writer, co-director and producer of "Shadow of the Monarch," asked me to join his team, knowing that I have a passion for filmmaking, producing and acting. After reading the script, I Immediately signed on anxious to be a part of a sure-to-succeed project.
About the Film
"Shadow of the Monarch" is a full feature film about mind control and butterflies, it's "When Forrest Gump meets the Bourne Identity." with a little Quentin Tarantino violence and some silence of the lambs suspense mixed in. A seemingly homeless man who catches butterflies in the park witnesses a gangland shooting. He's dragged off into a tunnel to be killed, passes out only to awaken to a bloody nightmare - all the gangsters massacred. The cops rule it a drug deal gone bad releasing the Butterfly Man. After running the DNA samples they find matches to the homeless man and the gangsters and one more that comes up on the screen as ''No Match Found''. Soon the CIA is on their doorstep looking for a rogue psychopathic agent who disappeared 15 years ago and the only person who has possibly seen him is the Butterfly Man. Morning CLoak their top femme fatal is called in to get his memories at any cost but soon realizes she is mysteriously unraveling herself as the cops, gangsters and a rogue faction of the CIA close in on the butterfly man's memories and the rogue agent MK13. The genre of the film is an action -thriller with two planned sequels to follow.
Our Financial Goals
Our current total budget for the film is $150,000. This is the amount we need in order to complete our film for theatrical release and distribution. We are currently in pre-production, with production scheduled to begin in August 2012 in Long Beach, California. We already have on board a talented, diversified cast and crew, and have filmed our teaser.
Where Will Your Participation Dollars Go?
They will be consumed by location fees, equipment, rentals, props, craft services, insurance, special effects make up, costumes, salaries for the crew, cast (cast and some crew are currently deferred, including myself and John, unless we make our financial goal) and attorney fees. Then, we have post-production costs for editing of the film, including picture, sound, music scoring, special effects, color and lab costs -- to name a few. Once the film is out of post-production it will be marketed to film festivals and distributors.
Why We Chose Kickstarter as One of Our Platforms
As you may know, there is much involved that goes into making a great film, and since we are not one of the major financial studio players, we are utilizing crowd sourcing such as the Kickstarter platform and private entities to gain the necessary funds for "Shadow of the Monarch" to become a reality. To compensate you for your much appreciated participation in our campaign, we have great perks for you, and I encourage you to please check them out. Also please tell all of your family & friends to visit our website, IMDB, cast, crew page and to join as a participant and become a friend of our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.
Thank you so much for visiting our page, and stay tuned for our daily video updates from our participants, cast and crew. We would love to see you at our premiere and after party! Thank you in advance for your generosity - break a leg!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2359281/fullcredits#cast/ Shadow of the Monarch - IMDB
HOW KICKSTARTER WORKS
It’s easy: all you have to do is sign up for a free account, give any amount you can, and claim your reward. Your donation amount will not be publicly displayed, and we receive your funds only if we meet our full $24k goal. If you’d rather not claim a reward, you’re welcome just to donate, and if you’d like to increase your donation at any point during the campaign, just sign in, come back to this page, and click the blue “Manage Your Donation” button to enter a new amount or choose a new incentive.