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An eternally optimistic screw-up risks everything to save his family’s drive-thru coffee hut by going undercover to sabotage the rival. Read more

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An eternally optimistic screw-up risks everything to save his family’s drive-thru coffee hut by going undercover to sabotage the rival.

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-----------UPDATE Video: Burger Barn Killed By Corporate America-----------

By supporting this kickstarter project for the movie Save the Grind you're helping stop corporate takeovers like the one told in this story. 

When a corporate land developer bought up the Burger Barn, a favorite local hamburger hangout, owner Marcus Fox's life changed forever. Not for the better...

So who the heck is making this movie?

Directing Team: Matthew Moglia and Eric Wilson produced projects under their name E&M Productions before founding Oakland Illest Pictures LLC. The two have been working together for 28 years. Their main inspiration comes from ’80s and ’90s movies such as Dumb and Dumber, Tommy Boy, Spaceballs, Wayne’s World, Kingpin, Dead Alive, and The Goonies.

Matthew is a full-time screenwriter. Eric is a full-time editor for NCIS: Los Angeles.

Why do we need the money?

We're raising $60,000 which will go directly to paying the cast, crew, equipment, locations, wardrobe, props, insurance, etc. The directors are not taking a salary.

What's the schedule?

We will be shooting for 15 days in July 2014.

Why should you join our crew?

We're launching this hilarious comedy for all those who love '80s-style buddy film spy heist family comedies. If you ever loved Nintendo games, Saved by the Bell, Saturday Night Live, PacMan, Mario Brothers, Zelda, calculator watches, Robocop, Rubixcubes, Nike pumps, Mr. T, Back to the Future, comic books, Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Walkman, MTV, and Spy Hunter, then you'll love this movie.

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The Crew:

Producer: Henry J. Kim is a writer, director, and producer. He’s produced a number of actions films under the series moniker "No Rest."

Producer: Felise Guillory is a marketing and public relations expert. She’s worked with numerous high-profile brands.

Screenplay Consultant: Sammy Wegent wrote the first draft of the film initially titled Operation Peet’s. He is a stand-up comedian and a damn funny fella.

Screenplay Consultant: Victor Miller is the cult hero screenwriter of Friday the 13th and consulted in the development of Save the Grind.

Music Supervisor: Kim Nieva is a music supervisor and licensing executive. She supervised the music production for the wildly successful game series Guitar Hero.

Screenplay Consultant: Marcus Gorman is a novelist, playwright, and screenwriter.  

Editor: Paul is an editor. He also works for Disney.

Storyboard Artist: Chris Buchinsky is a CLIO Award-winning storyboard artist. He has boarded 500+ Hollywood films, including Office Space, Dodgeball, As Good as it Gets, Brüno, Spider-Man 2, iRobot, and Moneyball.

Sample storyboards for the film:

Art by: Chris Buchinsky
Art by: Chris Buchinsky
Art by: Chris Buchinsky
Art by: Chris Buchinsky
Poster Art by: Chris Buchinsky
Poster Art by: Chris Buchinsky
Chris Buchinsky Drawing Boards
Chris Buchinsky Drawing Boards
Chris showing off some Spider Man 2 Boards
Chris showing off some Spider Man 2 Boards
Matt during a white board session
Matt during a white board session
Matt visiting the location for The Grind
Matt visiting the location for The Grind
Eric in his editing bay at NCIS: Los Angeles
Eric in his editing bay at NCIS: Los Angeles
Victor Miller, Writer of Friday the 13th discusses story structure
Victor Miller, Writer of Friday the 13th discusses story structure
Victor viewing his Friday the 13th original poster
Victor viewing his Friday the 13th original poster
Limited Edition #savethegrind Tee Shirts
Limited Edition #savethegrind Tee Shirts
Pure Silver Donut Pendant (.999)
Pure Silver Donut Pendant (.999)

 Thank you: http://kickingitforward.org for the support.

Risks and challenges

We've been producing entertainment products professionally for ten years and there are always some hiccups. When we encounter these problems we throw money at it, JUST KIDDING we work to find an efficient and affordable solution. We have contacts throughout the the entertainment industry who will offer us guidance and assistance when needed.

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    THANK YOU! Your name will go on the thank you page of the website and in the end credits of the movie.

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    PRODUCTION DIARY — You are now a part of our moviemaking team, and I want to show you the process from start to finish. Each week throughout this summer's shoot, you will receive our Production Diary. Ideal for those of you looking to learn how to make a movie! The diary will include photos, drawings, notes, and videos.

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    SOUNDTRACK — You will be the first to hear the soundtrack for SAVE THE GRIND before it's released, via a streaming link.

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    EARLY THANK YOU SCREENING — We will host two live online screenings of the film. Watch from your computer or mobile device. After each screening, the directors will stick around to answer as many of your questions about the film as we can via online Q&A

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    RECIPE CARD — You will receive a copy of our beautiful recipe card inspired by the drinks and food from the movie hand drawn by our directors Matt Moglia and Eric Wilson

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    TEE SHIRT — You'll get a choice of one our limited edition SAVE THE GRIND tee shirts.

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    FRAMABLE ART PRINTS — Three pieces of art, printed in high quality and ready for framing. Choose from selects of either previs artist Chris Buchinsky's concept art or production stills from the movie. I will send out a backer update with options, so you can help choose the selects you want included.

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    DVD OR BLURAY — You will get a copy of the film with a thank you note signed by the directors.

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    ADVANCE FILM SCREENING AND Q&A IN SAN FRANCISCO — We will preview the final cut of the movie just for you special backers before it’s released. After the movie, the directors will stick around for a live Q&A session. You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation in S.F.

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    ADVANCE FILM SCREENING AND Q&A IN LOS ANGELES — We will preview the final cut of the movie just for you special backers before it’s released. After the movie, the directors will stick around for a live Q&A session. You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation in L.A.

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    PURE SILVER DONUT — You'll receive a pure silver (.999) donut pendant. What goes better with coffee than a donut? Nothing. On the back "#savethegrind" is pressed in so you'll always remember in precious metal.

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    NIGHT VISION GOGGLES — Just like the ones Brian uses in the movie for his spy operation, you can enjoy seeing in complete darkness too.

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    SET VISIT — Come to the set and meet the directors, crew, and cast. Have lunch with us and take lots of photos. You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation to set.

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    EXTRA IN THE MOVIE — Come to set and be in the film. We can't promise you'll make the final, cut but we'll provide you with a copy either way. You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation to set.

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    SPEAKING ROLE — You'll be in the movie with a speaking role. We can't promise you'll make the final cut, but you'll get a copy either way. You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation to set.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER — You'll have an opening single title card credit in the film. You'll also get a ground floor development role for our next film, the Mafia thriller THE LOYAL FEW.

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