Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on October 15, 2013.
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MCCULLOUGH is an important film about family bonds and why honesty in America matters.

McCullough will be back with a new campaign … thus the bare bones here. Thank you everyone for all your support! It means a lot to us. See our LATEST UPDATE for details.

How would you feel if one day you realized that the choice your parent made would affect everything about your life? Your child’s life. Your spouse. Your ability to make a living. What would you do?

This story is about Craig McCullough, a lifelong politician, who crosses over from the politics of compromise to unabashed corruption. The result?  Everyone pays. The genesis of MCCULLOUGH is on topics we feel deserve more public discussion: political and financial corruption, ethics in government, and safeguarding an honest culture.  It's about  how one choice affects so many people ... down to the fabric of American life.

We’ve seen how crowd funding allows artists to involve everyone in the filmmaking and storytelling process. And we can’t wait to bring you into MCCULLOUGH’s world.

We are raising $25,000. If we raise more than $25,000, then we will utilize the funds for post-production like sound design and color work.

Filmmaking isn’t cheap. We need to buy hard drives, rent cameras, hire safety officers for location shooting, pay location costs … it all adds up quickly. But the end result is worth it. You’re going to see every dollar up there on screen.  Thank you for helping us to realize the vision of our film!

We accept donations of any size and send our thanks in advance for your support. By backing MCCULLOUGH through Kickstarter, we offer you super cool rewards and our eternal gratitude. And then we get to make a really awesome film, providing quality content just for you.

We need the funds to finish up our pre-production, the actual filming, and post-production.

1. Pre-Production and Filming: November - January 2014. While there’s been a lot of planning already on a sweat equity basis, including initial production design, a knock-‘m-dead script, a tight shooting schedule, a detailed budget, primary main and concept art, and location scouting and holds – actual MCCULLOUGH pre-production starts the first week in November.

The funds for pre-production and shooting allow us to pay for film insurance and permits, location fees, materials, camera and lighting equipment, and the cast and crew (most of whom are working for free or at a very low indie rate to support the project). Our group of filmmakers are intent on making this look fantastic!

The film is scheduled to be shot on location in Los Angeles December 2013 - January 2014

2. Post-Production: January 2014. This campaign is also looking to fund our editing, original score, color correction, post sound, and titles. The more money we get over our funding target, the more we can do in post.

Again, it’s a labor of love to do indie filmwork, and it’s made possible by your donation to MCCULLOUGH.

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We’re looking to fund this campaign so we can deliver the film by early 2014. Because our film is shot on location, there may be some adjustments to our shoot schedule because of weather. And our actors' and above-the-line team schedules may cause a few adjustments. There is also the possibility for additional color correction and post production after this funding. But it is our intent to raise enough money with this campaign to try to cover all the anticipated costs, and we have a professional budget to help us do just that. We're looking forward to going on this creative journey with you! Thank you for supporting indie filmmaking.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING US !!!!

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    Don't have much to spend, but want to help? At $1, you'll have our eternal gratitude, plus you'll receive exclusive backer updates throughout the production.

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    OFFICIAL SUPPORTER. Your name will forever inspire us and be listed on the THANK YOU PAGE of our official McCullough website. And we'll send you a 12 image Wallpaper set of photos from stills taken during production (sized for desktop, iPad and iPhone). This includes the exclusive backer updates.

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    MUSIC LOVER. We'll send you a digital copy of the film's original soundtrack plus everything from the previous tiers, including thanking you on our website and the 12-image Wallpaper set.

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    FUN SUPPORTER. You love dramas but also adore comedies. With this reward you get the director's signature, along with cast members' signatures, on a copy of his festival-run comedy short film "The Panty Sniper." See a link in the "Reward - Design Notes" section to the left. Plus everything from the previous tiers.

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    BEAUTIFUL PERSON. We'll send you a pack of stills taken during production. And everything from the $15 tier -- soundtrack, thank you on website, 12-image Wallpaper set.

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    COOL PERSON. You will receive 1) an awesome McCullough t-shirt, 2) the film when it is completed, as well as a 3) "Special Thanks" listed in the end credits of the film. Please specify what you'd like your name to be listed as on the notes section. This also includes everything from the $25 tier.

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    WRITING FAN. You will receive a Limited signed copy of the script. Signed by the director, producers, and members of the cast. Plus, everything from the $35 award tier.

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    CLAPPER COOLNESS. You will receive a Limited edition movie clapper board that was used on set for the start of an actual scene. Written on it will be the date, director, production, scene, and take, along with a still picture of the moment when the clapper is actually used. Your name will also be written on the clapper's front as "For [Your Name]" so that you know we did that take just for you. Plus everything mentioned in the $35 tier.

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    YOU'RE AWESOME. We'll send you a Limited Edition Kickstarter-only McCullough iPhone 5 Custom Skin courtesy of Gelaskins (www.gelaskins.com). Check out the design to the left under "The Rewards - Design Notes." This reward includes everything mentioned in the $35 tier - t-shirt, film, special thanks credit, 12-image Wallpaper set, and more.

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    FOREVER FRIEND. You will receive 4 pieces of Limited original McCullough concept art from our artist Jasmine Flores (www.jasmineflores.com). We will print this on high quality art paper and will ship it to you after our Kickstarter campaign is funded. Preview the artwork to the left under "Rewards - Design Notes." This reward includes everything mentioned in the $35 tier.

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    BONUS THANK YOU. You will receive a special Thank You Memorabilia Card, signed by Terra Wellington and the Filmmakers. And we will send you a ten minute video of behind-the-scenes footage from "McCullough." Plus everything mentioned in the $35 tier - t-shirt, film, special thanks credit, 12-image Wallpaper set, pack of stills, and more.

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    JOIN MCCULLOUGH. We will send you an 8x10 picture of you interacting with McCullough during one of the key scenes of the film -- through computer wizardry. You'll also get a digital version. We'll coordinate with you to obtain your insertable image. This reward includes everything mentioned in the $50 BONUS THANK YOU tier.

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    KEEPSAKE PAL. We will send you a Limited cool keepsake prop from the actual set with the autographs of cast and crew either on the prop or attached (depending on the prop). This reward also includes everything mentioned in the $50 BONUS THANK YOU tier.

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    BACKER EXTRAORDINAIRE. We will give your name more prominent status in the end credits as a SILVER STATUS backer, as well as an IMDb credit. Plus, you'll get everything from the $50 BONUS THANK YOU tier.

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    THE HERO. An e-mailed video of either Terra or Alan giving a personalized shout out to a hero in your life who chose the ethical choice with a life decision. We'll make your hero's day! And, we'll feature our 5 favorite shout out stories (with the author's permission) on our website and at Facebook.com/mcculloughfilm and Twitter @mcculloughfilm. And Terra Wellington will also tweet about them @terrawellington. Plus everything in the $100 tier.

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER. We'll give you 1) an Associate Producer credit in the film, and 2) an IMDb listing (www.imdb.com), and 3) everything that is included in the $125 THE HERO tier (THE HERO is not limited for this donation tier).

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    WE LOVE YOUR STUFF. We will include a prop that you send to us to be included in the shooting of the movie, and we'll incorporate it into the storyline or production design. And we'll take a still, which we will send to you, of the prop on the set. You'll be part of the creative process as either Terra or Alan, or our production designer, talk with you about ideas and delivery details. You will be responsible for the shipping costs to send and return (if desired) the prop. This includes everything in the $250 tier. Subject to director approval.

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    WE LOVE YOUR NAME. We will name a character in the film after you. You'll hear your full name in the film's final cut, and it will be written into the storyline. And we'll give you a fun digital clip of your name being said in the film that you can use for your own use (like on your social media, Tumblr, or website). This includes everything in the $250 tier.

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    FILM COLLECTOR. We will send you the actual director's shooting script with his notes and autograph. There's only 1 of these. And he's willing to part with it for this campaign. This reward also includes everything in the $250 tier.

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    HAVE AN ADVENTURE. This reward is a 3-part, one-of-a-kind experience. 1) Be an extra in the film and have the opportunity to experience "Action," mingle with cast and crew, and see yourself on screen with the final story. Filming is scheduled in the Los Angeles area the beginning of December, and your part will be during a night shoot. Details will follow in November after our successful funding. You will be responsible for your own travel/accommodations if needed. Subject to director approval. ALSO, 2) you will have the opportunity to tape a message to family and friends about your experience as a sort of video diary, including a group hug with the cast and crew. AND 3) we will send you a special video of your time with us along with the final film. This includes everything in the $250 tier.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER. This is full of cool stuff. We'll give you an Executive Producer credit in the film, and a corresponding IMDb listing (www.imdb.com). PLUS, a signed script by the cast and crew, at least two one-on-one Skype video calls with either Alan and Terra during pre-production. You'll be part of the creative process! And you'll be able to give your input. AND, you'll be invited to be in a one-of-a-kind photo with the cast and crew on one of the shooting days (currently scheduled early December in Los Angeles, night shoot) mounted on 12x24 eco-conscious bamboo courtesy of Plywerk (http://www.plywerk.com). We will position you right in the center of the photo with cast and crew surrounding you. Photo details given to you in November and December. You will be responsible for your own travel/accommodations if needed. And this reward includes everything from the $100 tier.

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