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A new prescription drug allows you to control your dreams, but the side effects can be deadly..
A new prescription drug allows you to control your dreams, but the side effects can be deadly..
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THE STORY 

Mallory and John live in a world where you can control what you dream about. With the help of the groundbreaking prescription drug “Dreamscape” you can propel your unconscious self into a world of adventure, excitement, celebrity and so much more. Mallory longs for passion in her life. Unfulfilled with her love life, she seeks to find satisfaction elsewhere than her live-in boyfriend, John. When he finds out about her unconscious transgressions, he jealously tricks her into mixing prescriptions which can lead to the inducement of nightmares. Mallory unwittingly slips into her darkest fears, and there we'll find out what her unconscious self truly wants to achieve...

THE CREW

Jake Birch Wilkens – Writer/Director (IMDb)

 Jake Wilkens was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. After completing a Certificate in Film Studies program at UCLA, Jake began working on various film, television and commercial productions in LA. He wrote the short film “Wanderer” (Watch Film) which he co-directed with his long time friend and collaborator Mark O’Brien (Arrival, The Last Tycoon).

The short was selected by more than a dozen festivals and competitions, including the 2015 Atlantic Film Fest, Calgary Film Fest, Kansas City Film fest and the 3rd Annual Short Film Awards in NYC, where Jake won his first award for writing.

K. Spencer Jones – Director (IMDb)

K. Spencer Jones is a Director and Film Editor from Toronto, Canada. He moved to Los Angeles in 2014 and since has worked on multiple feature films, short films, national commercials and music videos. Before getting into film, he was a professional photographer working all across the US, Canada and Europe. He recently completed his directorial debut with "The Human Project" (Watch Trailer) which was finished in 2017 and is currently being submitted to festivals. He's won multiple awards for his editing work.

His first feature as an editor "In Search of Fellini" released in September and will be on Bluray and On Demand platforms on December 18th.

Kevin Garrison – Director of Photography (IMDb)

 Kevin Garrison is an international Cinematographer based out of Los Angeles, California. Specializing in feature films and high-end commercials, he started his career at the age of 20, embarking on a 3-month world tour documenting human rights education in more than 10 countries, clocking in over 50,000 miles and eventually resulting in a Volunteer Service Award from the President of the United States, and numerous accolades from international dignitaries.

In the past year, he has worked on several feature films and dozens of national commercials - most recently finishing a 3-month stint in Italy with Director Taron Lexton, as the Cinematographer of IN SEARCH OF FELLINI.

Nicole Pase – Producer (IMDb)

Nicole’s love for film first started at an early age when she stumbled upon her parents’ camcorder. This discovery led to filming a variety of adventures, love stories, horror films, really anything that inspired her. She then taught herself how to edit and began turning her footage into stories. In pursuit of her passion for storytelling, Nicole decided to make the leap from Santa Cruz to Los Angeles.

In the past few years she’s worked on dozens of award-winning commercials for ABCmouse.com, Co-Produced the short film Wanderer starring Mark O’Brien (Arrival) and Georgina Reilly (Murdoch Mysteries), was Assistant Producer on the independent feature film In Search of Fellini, and helped on several other short films and music videos.

Production services to be provided by TXL Films.

THE CAST

Stephanie Scholz – Actress (IMDb)

 Stephanie Scholz was born and raised in Hollywood, CA. With the importance of hard work and a sense of humor heavily instilled by both her parents, Scholz knew there was only one industry for her. 

At the age of 9, she performed her first play and knew right away she was destined to perform, which led to her leading roles in multiple on-stage theatre performances, including: A Mid Summer Night's Dream, Our Town and This Is Our Youth. 

Despite rave reviews from her parents, Scholz had an insatiable desire to perfect her craft. After graduating the Lewis Carroll Academy of the Arts she found her first theatrical and commercial agent. 

These days, when she isn't working, Scholz is busy perfecting her craft, cracking jokes and helping others.

Marcus Coloma – Actor (IMDb)

Marcus's first job was a soda commercial. A friend said he’d make 70-80k. He quit his side job. He made 5K on the commercial, and after taxes, agency commissions, and paying the union initiation fees, he ended up owing $1.25 to the soda company. Luckily, the side job took him back on. Then he booked a recurring role on an MTV show, followed by another show, and another until he was a working actor. Since he’s worked on several movies and many TV shows including One Tree Hill, CSI, Lucifer, and is currently recurring on TNT’s Major Crimes. You can currently find him on the streets of LA doing research for a role shooting early next year. 

WHY A KICKSTARTER? 

Glad you asked! We've assembled an awesome team of skilled and accomplished filmmakers to make this film come to life. We're lucky enough to be calling in quite a few favors, which is saving us A LOT of money! Things like some of our camera equipment & location costs are being given to us at no charge! 

So what does your pledge go to then? 

  • Specialty camera equipment (lenses, lighting kits, etc.) that will enhance the visual quality exponentially! 
  • Pay for the cast & crew! It won't be much, but it will be a great privilege to provide a small amount of monetary exchange for the hard work of those involved.    
  • Food! People gotta eat!  
  • Travel & fuel costs. Considering party of our shoot is on location, outside of Los Angeles, we'll need to cover any expense of traveling. (We have lodging covered! Wahoo!) 
  • Scoring & musicians. We will have an entirely original score which will need to be written & recorded! That costs money too. 
  • Film festival submission costs! After it is all said and done, we'd love to share this project with the world. In order to do that we have to pay submission costs which can range anywhere from $25-$100.  
  • Miscellaneous props, wardrobe costs, rentals. There's always one or two extra things you need, and we've incorporated these costs into the budget.

Hopefully this answers your questions, and makes you as excited as we are for A THING OF DREAMS! 

A very special thanks to TXL Films, Dronestock.com, Taron Lexton and Kath Soucie for getting this Kickstarter off the ground!

Risks and challenges

Making a movie is never an easy task. There are so many moving parts, tiny details to consider when making a film. There is great technical skill required, but there also has to be incredible heart, determination, talent and passion.

We are all working artists in our respective fields, and we love what we do. Together as a team we are confident that we have all the skill and heart to make a great film.

So let's make a movie!

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