A comedic mockumentary that follows a group of strangers, who decide to give up their modern lives to live in a medieval village.
The Stretch Goals!!!
Third Stretch Goal $8,000 -
If we reach $8,000, each DVD ($35 and up) will include a making of featurette of the Village of Middlevale!
Second Stretch Goal $7,000 - Reached
If we reach $7,000, each DVD ($35 and up) will include a blooper reel and outtakes from the movie.
First Stretch Goal $6,000 - REACHED
Everyone who receive's a copy of the DVD ($35 and up) will receive a copy of the short film Bearzooka.
The Village of Middlevale is a comedic, feature-length, improvised mockumentary. The film revolves around a strange company of outcasts that give up their modern lives to found a medieval village, Middlevale. Witch burnings, blights, rivalries and hilarity ensue as we follow the group of incompetents over the course of a year.
We have a simple premise and a great cast that’s ready for anything. The film writes itself. All we have to do is capture the chaos, the strokes of genius and get them on film.
The movie is currently in pre-production. We have the characters, the scenes, the outline, most of our actors and have had several rehearsals.
The movie is completely improvised. Though the events and the characters have been written, their actions and what they say have not. It’s as though we really did stick a group of random strangers in a medieval township together!
For the promotional video we treated it as sort of a pilot. We used leftover costumes and set pieces from past movies. It was mainly to give you a feeling for the characters and what the movie will be like.
Five years ago we made a film called “The Making of Rocks! The Movie.” It was a silly, fully improvised, short mockumentary. We loved making the film, working with our great cast and watching the final product. Ever since, we have always hoped to revisted the genre and do another fully improvised movie.
With this project we wanted do just that, but something that was also character based and feature-length and so The Village of Middlevale was born.
It’s going to be a fun movie and every pledge is one step closer to giving us the opportunity to do something we love and make something great out of it.
The Story of Us.
We are a little production company called Finley Mimbles that specializes in imaginative, fantastical and costume antics. We, Amber Celletti and Nathan Blanchard, first started our filmmaking venture in high school and have been making movies together ever since. Over the years we’ve learned a lot, but mostly that we love making movies, telling stories and making people laugh.
Our actors are trained in the thespian art of bull****ing, otherwise known as improvisation. They are a mix of theatre and film actors from the Tacoma/Seattle area. They’re an especially funny group that can also make you shed a tear or two, even if it’s only from making you laugh so hard.
Our cast members so far included:
Frank Roberts, Genevieve Ferrari, Sarahann Rickner, Coleman Hagerman, Nick Gates, Maxwell Turner, Nathan Vess and Thomas Blanchard.
$5,000 dollars is our entire budget. No one is getting paid. From grips to leads, everyone is a volunteer. All of the funds will be put towards sets, props, costumes, food, transportation, equipment, distribution materials, festival submissions, and a private screening event.
Our sets and props will be custom built. Even some of the set work will be built by the actors, that’s method acting for you. Most of our costumes will also be handmade for the movie. Food will be our only method of payment, and we are gonna need to feed a lot of people for many days.
So with your help we hope to reach our goal and make this film in all of its fantastical hilarity.
With your pledges we can fund our movie and you can get a cool reward out of it. Seriously though, every little bit helps. You can also give any reward as a gift and remember, christmas is right around the corner.
If you don’t have money to give, but would still like to help see this movie succeed you can like our Facebook and get all your friends to do it too.
If you are interested in helping, sponsoring our project, participating in making the movie or if you have a question please contact us.
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This is an all or nothing project. If we do not succeed in reaching our goal we will not make the film and all our actors will frown and give us big puppy dog eyes for breaking their little hearts.
If we are funded, we will be faced with the challenges any medieval village might face: famine, plague, floods, pillages, war, tyrant kings and volcanoes. Not to mention we have to make a movie out of it.
Our goal is to have the movie finished by June, please understand that we will be building sets, making costumes, filming and editing. Movies take time and great effort to make. We will surely do everything in our power to meet our deadline.
As well, we plan on keeping all of our backers informed and updated on the progress of our film. Everyone will receive updates on our project and have access to our official production blog.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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THE MAIDEN FAIR: Two invitations to the private screening of the film and Q&A with the cast and directors (travel and lodging not provided) + a personalized thank you video from a character of your choice + a poster signed by cast + an autographed DVD copy of the movie + an HD download of the movie + digital photo of cast + your name in the credits under 'Special Thanks' + a personal thank you email.Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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THE BARBER-SURGEON: An invitation to visit and stay on the set for a day (travel and lodging not provided). Feel what it’s like to live in medieval times by camping in our village for a night with the actors and crew. Cozy up next to the fire, listen to stories, play games and feel thankful that we have craft services (mud and sticks available upon request). + All the goodies from THE MAIDEN FAIR!Estimated delivery:Add $10 USD to ship outside the US
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THE SQUIRE: Be an extra in the movie! Come down to the set for a day and participate in the fun chaotic acting (travel and lodging not provided). Also, because we like you so much we will give you an authentic map of Middlevale for you to take home and show off to all your friends. + All the goodies from THE MAIDEN FAIR!Estimated delivery:Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
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THE KNIGHT: Have a small speaking role in the movie! Come down to the set for a day and really immerse yourself with the other crazy characters (travel and lodging not provided). No acting experience required! Also, because we really really like you, we will make an authentic medieval costume for your character that you can take home and wear around the town (armor not available). + All the goodies from THE MAIDEN FAIR!Estimated delivery:Add $30 USD to ship outside the US
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THE WAR MAGE: Executive Producer credit in the movie. To give you that god-like mentality, we wanted to give you something special. You choose a situation or event that happens to the village and we will film it. Smite down your wrath upon the village of Middlevale! Strike famine, plague, an earthquake, a bandit raid or whatever else you can think of. And don’t worry, our actors have been trained rigorously to improv anything that’s thrown at them. Also, because you are our favorite, we will give you a Middlevale coat of arms plaque for you to hang on your door, your wall or in your dungeon. The choice is yours! + All the goodies from THE MAIDEN FAIR!Estimated delivery:Add $30 USD to ship outside the US
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THE TAX COLLECTOR: Because you are our extra favorite, we will give you everything. Not everything in the world, but everything on our rewards list. Yup, you heard right. You get to be an executive producer, an actor and an extra. That’s a lot of titles! You also get a Middlevale coat of arms plaque, an authentic medieval costume (armor not available), an authentic map of Middlevale and a visit to the set (travel and lodging not provided). + All the rest of the goodies above.Estimated delivery:Add $40 USD to ship outside the US
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