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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 7 2013 4:17 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated June 9, 2013

Death Story

Welcome to a cinematic passion project from the conspirators at Mean Time Productions, LLC.

Death Story

Welcome to a cinematic passion project from the conspirators at Mean Time Productions, LLC.

$12,576
pledged of $40,000pledged of $40,000 goal
55
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 7 2013 4:17 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated June 9, 2013

About

Welcome to a passion project from the conspirators at Mean Time Productions, LLC. 

In a film where, “boy meets dead girl, boy falls in love with dead girl, then boy meets live girl, dead girl competes with live girl for boy's affections,” we get the opportunity to dive into the creative mind of writer/director, Michael Mongillo.  

We – the conspirators of Mean Time Productions a.k.a. Team Mean Time – will produce a thoughtful and entertaining film without the artistic constraints that necessitate seeking traditional financing paths though studios and/or corporate sponsorships.   

For the love of the process and the love of the product, Team Mean Time has assembled a brilliant cast and crew in order to deliver the very best performances, technical artistry, and original storytelling. “Death Story” will deliver what any film enthusiast craves because we are all film enthusiasts, too.  


Now we need your help to fully realize our vision!

This project is in its infancy. Though we have attached a solid cast and crew, we do not yet have the funding to shoot and complete the film. The collateral material you see attached to this campaign (the “Death Story” trailer, pitch video, and poster art) was all personally funded in order to give you – the investor – a comprehensive overview of our business and artistic vision.    


With hundreds of thousands of dollars of in-kind goods and services at our disposal, we are extremely confident that $40,000 is what is needed to deliver “Death Story” in all its commercial and artistic glory.

Story Overview:

Steve returns home from Afghanistan to an empty house, no family, and no friends. His lingering injuries and regret from the war plunge Steve into a soulless routine until the dead body of a beautiful ballet dancer is dumped in his backyard. Steve takes a digital photo of her before reporting the murder to the police and soon he falls in love with the dead girl’s image. His dreams of a loving relationship with the dancer evolve into a seemingly supernatural connection but when a girl from Steve’s neighborhood becomes fascinated by the murder, it doesn’t take long for their romantic sparks to set into motion a series of strange events. 

This story of a young man living in a mental state of death and the young woman who resurrects his love of life is a dreamy yet realistic depiction of loss and grief. Sometimes touching and sometimes spooky, “Death Story” uses the genre backdrops of Gothic romance and murder-mystery to tell a compelling and honest story about the human condition. 

“Death Story” promises to be frequently horrifying, occasionally humorous, and completely original. 

Cast and Crew: 




Risks and challenges

Once this project is fully funded, we understand there are two factors that may present challenges in delivering our product.

1. Production Delays
The weather is the singular facet that no one can control. Since there are a number of film sequences that depend upon the weather, we are prepared for adverse conditions; however, we can only hope that Mother Nature is accommodating. Secondly, we understand that actors are generally not well known for being organized or punctual. Therefore, we’ve taken that liberty to BEAT our on-screen talent into a submissive mindset, placing explosive collars around their necks as insurance . . . But seriously, all the members of the “Death Story” are professionals and we are all sincerely committed to the project; all of our collaborators, old and new, will make every sacrifice in order to guarantee that this film be completed and delivered to commercial distribution.

2. Collateral Material Production Delays
The printing of posters is subject to the logistical complexities of any physical product distribution. We are using trusted local vendors to produce our collateral material(s) and we have no reservation using percussive motivation if we foresee delays . . . Please understand, we are motivated to deliver.

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