"Lost Boy" is a vignette, to serve as an introduction to "Alexander Masterson."
Our First Stretch Goal
Now that we've met our initial goal in just over a week, we have set a new one for ourselves to help cover our festival submissions and the press kits to go with it. Our new goal is $3,500.
Stretch Goal #1 Special Reward
Like we did as a reward for the 31 backers that got us to our initial goal, we will be printing a limited run mini poster especially for all of our backers of $10 or more for our new goal. If we reach $3,500, everyone will receive a mini poster, completely different from the first run, but totally limited to the backers who support us up until our next goal.
The Boss Special Reward
There's an extra special reward for our top overall backer. Whoever has the courage to contribute the single largest amount will get a one-of-a-kind mini poster. It will be labeled "1 of 1" and you will be the only person with any version of it. And don't expect us to cut any corners on the design! Signed by the director if you choose, or nice and clean for the design purists.
What is Lost Boy?
Beneath the dry humor of Lost Boy there is a relatable narrative about following your dream. It will be a short, stand-alone film, but will also serve as a prologue to the upcoming feature film Alexander Masterson. So the question really becomes 'who is Alexander Masterson?'
Alexander is an everyman. In the feature film (which will be shot this spring), we will see him resurrect his dream of having his book published, only to have his work contractually stolen by a man financially, mentally, and physically more powerful than him. Lost Boy takes place two years prior when Alexander, like too many people, is becoming disillusioned with the pursuit of his dream.
At what point do you abandon the dream? When is it time to cut your losses? The short will explore this area of the American psyche. Alexander personifies the struggle.
If all goes according to plan, Lost Boy should be a funny, charming and poignant look at what it is to chase the dream, and provide a frame for its full length counter-part soon to come.
For more information on both this short and its full-length sibling, check out the on-going blog, chronicling our progress at alexandermasterson.tumblr.com
Everyone on this project is working on donated time and gear. Most of the money raised will be used for lodging and travel expenses of the crew. Another big portion will be for art direction. We want the film you're backing to look like a film, not a home movie shot on a nice camera. And finally, a nice big slice of the pie is to make sure we can get you all the rewards we promised. We really do appreciate your contributions, so we don't want to turn around and short change you.
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A thoughtfully written thank you from the cast and crew, including a production still photograph, signed by the director.Estimated delivery:
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A digital copy of the completed film (to be downloaded), a completely unique production still photograph, signed by the director, and a slightly more thoughtfully written thank you letter than above.Estimated delivery:
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A hard-copy DVD and digital copy of the completed film, a unique production still, signed by the director and actors, and a staggeringly thoughtfully written thank you letter.Estimated delivery:
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Everything from the $20 category, and a fancy booklet of production stills, signed by the director and actors, and a "Thank you" in the credits of the film.Estimated delivery:
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Everything from the $20 and $50 categories, a completely original hand-drawn page from the story board used during filming, and a credited role as a featured extra (transportation & expenses not included), with the credit posted on IMdB. And you can't even imagine how thoughtful the thank you letter will be.Estimated delivery:
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Everything from the $20, $50, and $100 categories, credited as an Associate Producer, and a dinner with the cast and crew (transportation not included). The thank you letter will be no more thoughtfully written than the $100 category, but tears of unparalleled joy will sprinkle the page.Estimated delivery:
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Everything from the $20, $50, $100, and $250 categories, credited as an Executive Producer, a bound copy of the scripts for "Lost Boy" and "Alexander Masterson," as much time on set during filming as you can stomach, a recommendation from the cast and crew for sainthood, a poem written about you with shakespearian rhetoric, and a borderline tearful embrace from the director (transportation not included).Estimated delivery:
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Everything from the $20, $50, $100, $250, and $1000 categories, an incoherent phone call through a tantrum of elation from the director, and a one-of-a-kind, individually designed and signed, full-sized movie poster.Estimated delivery:
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