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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, May 31 2013 8:19 PM UTC +00:00
$2,670
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
16
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, May 31 2013 8:19 PM UTC +00:00

About

Hello, 

Wanna make a movie?

So do we. Let’s make it together.

We want to make a great film, one that is heartwarming, and inspiring. We were blessed to find an incredible writer to make it happen, Stef Piermattei. After reading her script "Benson Bye", we just knew we had to start right away! it is that good! but we need your help!

The basics: Benson Bye is slated to begin shooting in Orlando, FL. June 17 2013. The funding earned through Kickstarter will be used to begin principal photography and secure additional capital prior to shooting. The more support we’re able to raise on Kickstarter, the closer we get to fully funding the film and shooting on schedule. If we reach our financial goal of $25,000 we will have real momentum, which is essential for making an indie film succeed. Your contribution and interest is critical to get this train going! And we promise it's going to be a great ride. Any amount of support over $5 gets you behind-the-scenes access, and we’re going to share images, thoughts, videos, and questions as we go. (But we won’t ruin the ending for you. Promise).

Benson Bye is A heart warming film about Benson, a man with autism who is being cared by his younger sister Carrie. Benson's life is about to change when the care facility, he resides in, is forcing him to transfer to another facility due to his increasing violent temper. Carrie is forced to make a life changing decision to whether move with Benson to an out-of-state care facility or continue her pursuit to be a Therapist.

CAST

Peter Vogt - Benson Sullivan

Peter Vogt (Parks & Recreation, Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve)
Peter Vogt (Parks & Recreation, Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve)
Jeanette Cause (Black Knight, One Tree Hill)
Jeanette Cause (Black Knight, One Tree Hill)

Jeanette Cause - Carrie Sullivan

Carol Saragusa (Letters to God, Mi Vida, Tu Vida)
Carol Saragusa (Letters to God, Mi Vida, Tu Vida)

Carol Saragusa - Dr. Kierstan Thomas

Independent film is a largely do-it-yourself endeavor. But doing it yourself is often lonely, time-consuming, and nearly impossible. Crowdfunding allows filmmakers to “do it” with others. We want to do this film with YOU! We hope you’ll come along for the ride.

From the bottom of our heart THANK YOU!!!!!

Risks and challenges

We have done extensive work during Pre-production to make sure that we are aware and prepared for any potential obstacles. However, there are always the unpredictables. Nevertheless, we are surrounded with amazing talent, and highly experienced crew members that make us confident to overcome anything.

You are in great hands!

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    Thanks! Every contribution counts! You'll receive updates "from the field" exclusive for Kickstarter supporters!

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    A "Special Thanks" credit on the official "Benson Bye" film plus exclusive updates for Kickstarter supporters! Download the film 2 weeks before the worldwide release of Benson Bye

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    Limited Edition Film Poster signed by the Cast and Crew of Benson Bye + Download the film 2 weeks before the worldwide release of Benson Bye and a Signed DVD/Making-of-the-Album documentary of the movie

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    A unique Making-of-the-Album documentary of "Benson Bye" + Download the film 2 weeks before the worldwide release of Benson Bye and a Signed DVD/Making-of-the-Album documentary of the movie

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    Signed DVD/Making-of-the-Album documentary of "Benson Bye" + Download the film 2 weeks before the worldwide release of Benson Bye. Limited Edition Film Poster signed by the Cast and Crew of Benson Bye

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    Everything Deal - Signed DVD/Making-of-the-Album documentary of "Benson Bye" + Download the film 2 weeks before the worldwide release of Benson Bye. Limited Edition Film Poster signed by the Cast and Crew of Benson Bye. Signed script by Cast.

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    Be a guest at an exclusive Cast Part (location TBD, travel accommodation not included) + Digital bundle of the Benson Bye movie + DVD

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    VIP Treatment at a special screening of Benson Bye (location TBD, Travel accommodation not included) Digital bundle which includes a download of the film Benson Bye, storyboards, and behind the scene documentary of the film.

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    Sit in a cast reading during pre-production (travel accommodation not included) Lunch with the Cast after the reading. Walk on Role of the film during production. Digital bundle which includes a download of the film Benson Bye, storyboards, and behind the scene documentary of the film.

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    Hang out with a cast member of your choosing for a day. Have coffee, Lunch, dinner at any restaurant in Orlando of your choosing. + Digital bundle which includes a download of the film Benson Bye, storyboards, and behind the scene documentary of the film.

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    Dinner/Coffee date for 2 with the Director and a Cast member of your choosing + A special shout out to you in our special features section of the Benson Bye DVD. + Digital bundle which includes a download of the film Benson Bye, storyboards, and behind the scene documentary of the film.

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    Have one speaking role in our film. Spend the day on set with the cast and crew during the entire production of Benson Bye. Have dinner with the cast and walk the red carpet when we premier the film in Tampa + Digital bundle which includes a download of the film Benson Bye, storyboards, and behind the scene documentary of the film.

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    The Cast will give you a special screening of the film for you and your family and friends at a private venue with a VIP Party. A special Thank you! in our special features DVD section.

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    Any and ALL the incentives above and our forever and undying love and thankfulness for making this film possible

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Funding period

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