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Dollar Night is a story about life, purpose and truth passing through light 24 frames per second.

THE STORY

Dollar Night is a story about Andy and his life lived in the cinema, where a dying medium threatens not only his livelihood but his sense of purpose in the world... until he meets Alex.

PURPOSE / TRUTH

The story of Dollar Night was born out of a need to bring awareness to small privately owned local theaters around the country that continue to project in 35mm film and shed light on their plight as over 60% of small landmark theaters have closed due to inability to convert to digital projection. Very few 35mm film prints are produced and released making small 35mm projection theaters obsolete unless they have a supplemental income to continue operations.

DOLLAR NIGHT’S GOAL

Our Goal is once post production is complete on Dollar Night, we will send a copy of our finished film to any small theater around the country that is willing and able to screen it in the hope that any money generated per screening can serve as a donation to each theater. We hope our film inspires you to find a small local theater and watch a movie there in beautiful 35mm film. We feel that if we can bring awareness to these small theaters one person at a time, one screening at a time, our message will remain with our audience as we experience Andy’s story and retain a deeper understanding of the decisions his character makes.

OUR KICKSTARTER

We are fortunate to live in a time where our stories can be delivered with economy and to audiences much larger than any independent filmmaker has dreamed before. Our Kickstarter campaign is geared toward the efficient and ultimately economic telling of our story. We believe that reducing a film’s overall production impact maximizes our collaborators creativity and produces an intimate experience as each day we create the Dollar Night story. Films large and small tend to be expensive creative ventures. Our production strategy is to only use the equipment needed to tell the story. Our backers directly contribute to: Sound, Camera, Grip, Electric, Food, and Travel expenses needed to complete our film.

Dollar Night is a love letter to film and those who continue to protect its preservation and exhibition. It is a reverent homage to a medium that has exposed through light our human truth and condition and has allowed us a window into a deeper understanding of ourselves, our lives and our place in this world.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Our risks include creating more work and producing more equipment than needed to complete the film. We minimize this risk by carefully and specifically planning every shot and actor blocking in detail so all crew and equipment is provided for the film only as needed. Our challenges are contained in creating a professional environment for our highly trained and skilled crew of industry professionals who have devoted their time in support of our passionate project, all while producing the highest quality images and performances to best tell our story.

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    FAN -- a digital copy of our Shooting Script and Personal "Thank You" on Dollar Night Facebook page.

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    BIG FAN -- a 5x7 One Sheet of the Movie Poster, and Digital Download of the film, plus all of the above.

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    SERIOUS FAN -- a DVD Copy of the film, and Special Thanks on the film credits, plus all of the above.

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    MAJOR FAN -- a copy of the film's One Sheet Poster, and Behind the Scenes "Making Of" Photo Book of Dollar Night, plus all of the above.

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    FAN'S FAN -- a bound copy of the Dollar Night Story Board and Concept Art book, plus all of the above.

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    TRUE FAN -- Two tickets to the Premier of Dollar Night at Dunellen Theater in Dunellen, NJ March 2014, and Special Invitation to Premier After Party, plus all of the above.

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    DIE HARD FAN -- Co-Producer Credit on the film, a Special Edition behind the scenes DVD on the making of Dollar Night, plus all of the above.

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    ULTIMATE FAN -- Executive Producer Credit on the film, a Personalized Dedication Thank You video from the Director, plus all of the above.

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