Jason Bateman Thinks I'm Dead
Jason Bateman Thinks I'm Dead
"Jason Bateman Thinks I'm Dead" follows my quest to find actor Jason Bateman and tell him I am still not dead.
"Jason Bateman Thinks I'm Dead" follows my quest to find actor Jason Bateman and tell him I am still not dead. Read more
About this project
My music video/trailer for the movie explains it all:
Back in 1978, Jason Bateman kissed me, Amy Keating. Then in 1980, I was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor. While the tumor was safely removed, Jason had heard about the tumor and thought that I had died. We spoke and I assured him that I was alive and well. But then in 1984, we saw each other again. When Jason saw me, he was shocked and said, "Oh my God, I thought you were dead!" Many years passed since that encounter. And despite the fact that Jason and I both work in the entertainment industry and have many people in common, the last time we saw each other was back in '84. So, following the theory that Jason may have forgotten again and still think that I'm dead, I went on a quest. Using "Six Degrees of Jason Bateman," I contacted various friends, grade school classmates, and entertainment connections to find Jason and tell him that she is in fact alive.
I shot the documentary, edited it, and showed it to friends and family who all loved it. However, as much as folks liked it, I was unable to get distribution. And the way I edited the movie, it was too costly to distribute it myself. You see, I have lots of images and music that I don't have the rights for. So, these Kickstarter funds will be used to have my film evaluated from a legal standpoint, get clearances on all the images and music, pay for a music and clearance supervisor, get E&O insurance for the project, and market and distribute the film.
I've already researched the best people to help me move this project forward and finally get my movie really finished and out to you all!
Risks and challenges
One of the biggest challenges of this project has always been rejection. As I went on my quest to find Jason Bateman and tell him that I'm not dead, I ran into many hurdles, dead ends, got my feelings hurt a lot, and made quite a fool of myself.
As I try to officially finish the film, I know the same thing will happen. I've actually tried to get clearances on some of the hundreds of images, but was met with lots of skepticism and annoyance. Folks thinking this was a big project and wanting big money for it. Or they wanted me to change out images with stock photos that just didn't fit the project. I became so discouraged I decided to stop pursuing getting the film out there.
And while I know I will be facing this again, I feel ready to throw myself back into the project due to the amazing encouragement from family, friends, and the Bronies.
But I must admit I'm nervous because it means I'll really have to do this! I'll have more on the line than just my little personal project. Now I'll have backers depending on this delivery as promised. And along with that are the incentives that I've offered. Getting all that I've promised to (hopefully) hundreds or thousands of backers will be overwhelming! As the mom of 2 kids and a freelance writer, I'll be juggling a lot.
But it is totally going to be worth it if I can finally get this film out to everyone.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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