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When a group of office PAs get fired from a big-budget heist movie, they decide to reenact the script & rob that very same production.
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The Movie:

The story follows a group of PAs who work in the least glamorous side of the film industry: the production office.  They've worked as PAs since film school so this new gig, an NYC based heist movie from prolifically successful director Jesus H. Jones, is business as usual; that is until they're all fired by the studio and replaced with intern slaves.  Our heroes decide that this aggression will not stand and they hatch a scheme to steal a particularly expensive prop from the production, but the evil studio executive Beth Bathory is one step ahead of them...

The Production:

We have begun production here in New York and have been extremely fortunate to have an incredible cast (performers from UCB Theatre and Harvard Sailing Team), and a small but talented crew, all working for deferred payment.  Also we were able to secure most of the equipment in-kind thanks to some particularly awesome friends.

We are currently on schedule to wrap principal photography in late October and we are raising funds for the final weeks of the shoot (Ryan Amelio and I have ravaged our respective bank accounts beyond recognition) but we primarily need help with the costs of post-production and distribution.

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    Guided tour of the various sets used in the film + advance DVD copy of the film signed by the cast + ticket to the NYC premiere + "Special Thanks" in the credits

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    Movie poster of the film signed by cast and crew + guided tour of the various sets used in the film + advance DVD copy of the film signed by the cast + ticket to the NYC premiere + "Special Thanks" in the credits

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    Because the story takes place within the context of a Hollywood film, the fictional production office is stocked with faux movie posters for never-made classics such as the high-octane thriller "See You Next Tuesday" and sci-fi romance "Outlaw Planet".

    Donations of $250 or more will get one of these posters + Associate Producer credit + Jesus H. Heist movie poster signed by cast and crew + guided tour of the various sets used in the film + advance DVD copy of the film signed by the cast + ticket to the NYC premiere.

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    The first person to donate $500 has the option of having a walk-on role in the final cut of the movie OR have a minor character named after you or someone of your choosing.

    Executive Producer credit + fictional movie poster from the production office + Jesus H. Heist poster signed by cast and crew + guided tour of the various sets used in the film + advance DVD copy of the film signed by the cast + ticket to the NYC premiere.

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    Anyone with a big enough heart and wallet to donate $750 or more will get a day with the director. Have a really filthy apartment? I'll clean it. Hungry? I'll hand deliver to you some of New York's best bits of nosh. Bored? We can shoot some hoops (though I'm really bad at basketball).

    Day with Director + Executive Producer credit + Jesus H. Heist movie poster signed by cast and crew + guided tour of the various sets used in the film + advance DVD copy of the film signed by the cast + ticket to the NYC premiere.

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