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A darkly amusing thriller about a young woman who ensnares a desperate suburban man into marriage. Slated to shoot this summer in NY!
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Hello!

Wanna make a movie?

So do we. Let’s make it together.

Red Clemetine Productions (managed by Justin K. Reichman) is teaming up with producers: Roy Gokay Wol, Ben Chace, co-writer/co-producer Peter Friedman, and Cinematographer Tal Lazar (http://talazar.net/) to make A WIFE ALONE, an independent feature film – BUT we NEED your help!

The Deal:

A WIFE ALONE is slated to begin shooting in Rochester in the summer of 2011 – NOW. The funding earned through our KICKSTARTER campaign will be used to begin principal photography and secure additional capital prior to shooting. The more support we’re able to raise here on KICKSTARTER, the closer we get to FULLY funding the film and shooting on schedule.

If we reach our financial goal of $25,000 we will have real momentum and a proven audience for our film (this is essential for indie films of our size). Your help and contribution is CRITICAL to get this ball rolling! Any amount of support will go a LONG way in helping us realizing this DREAM.

We promise this will be a GREAT ride!

What is the film about?

A WIFE ALONE is the story of Jaine, a ruthlessly determined yet nervous young woman on the edge of prostitution. One night, Jaine and her lover, Barbs, go out to a restaurant where they meet up with two older clients, regulars of Barbs. During their dinner, Steve and his business partner, George, discuss a major deal they are about to secure with the help of their third partner, Park, who is absent that night. After food and drink, Jaine is paired with Steve, who proves to be an aggressive, twisted man. When left alone in a hotel room together, Jaine grows defensive and rather than sleeping with Steve, she pulls out her small Colt pistol and robs him.

The episode unnerves Jaine but also reveals to her a great opportunity. Jaine uses her influence and sexuality to meet Park and seduce him into a sudden courthouse marriage. Park is deeply moved by his newfound love and blind to Jaine’s cunning and malicious intentions to rob him and his partners of everything.

A few weeks after their courthouse wedding, Park and Jaine drive to Steve’s house to celebrate with a day of leisure. Steve, who remembers Jaine from the hotel room, grows desperate and furious at Jaine’s presence and the threat it represents to his carefully sculpted suburban existence. The presence of his own wife, Holly, prevents him from immediately exposing Jaine’s identity. As the evening unfolds, the dreaded coincidence is revealed for what it really is: a determined coup and a plotted murder. On this caldron summer night, each character is forced to decide for themselves how far they will go for the perfect life.

+++Independent film is a largely do-it-yourself endeavor. But doing it yourself is often lonely, time-consuming, and nearly impossible. Crowdfunding allows filmmakers to “do it” with others. We want to do this film with YOU! We hope you’ll come along for the ride.

MUSIC!

Robert Pycior will compose a unique score for A WIFE ALONE. His background as a violinist in the hard folk rock bands O'DEATH (http://www.odeath.net/ ) and SKELETONBREATH (http://skeletonbreath.blogspot.com/) will give the film a haunting, delicate sound. In addition to this classical form, the Brooklyn-based band, BIRD DOG (http://soundcloud.com/bird-dog ), will provide some lonesome, baleful tracks.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where can I learn more about the project?

Please visit our official website, http://www.awifealonemovie.com. There you can find a full synopsis of the story, filmmaker bios, our blog, and photos! We will constantly add media and updates to the site, and by making a contribution, you will gain access to exclusive video footage and behind-the-scenes updates hosted there.

Is my pledge amount publicly displayed?

No. Only you and the project creator will be able to see your pledge amount.

If I donate, when can I redeem my reward?

All perks, big and small, will only happen if our goal is met. If we do meet our goal, immediately after our deadline we will contact you to start the process. The screenings, parties and dvds etc. can only happen after the film is completed, so this will take a bit of time. Bear with us!

What if I don’t want the reward, I just want to support?

No problem, there is a button that you can select if you don’t want the reward.

Can we exceed the goal?

YES! This would truly be amazing. Kickstarter will allow as much money as is given before the deadline. This is only the beginning of our journey with this film; exceeding our goal would allow us to make a better movie and increase our chances of beginning production without delay. Exceeding our goal would be a dream come true!

Can I increase my pledge once it’s been made?

YES! Once you donate to our campaign, you may want to change your reward to a different one, or increase your pledge amount. To do so, go to Kickstarter and sign in. If you go to our campaign page, the green “Back This Project” button has been replaced with a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click it and you can enter a new amount, or choose a new reward.

Can I give my reward to someone else as a gift?

YES! That’s very sweet of you. If you would like to donate to the film but give your reward to someone as a gift, go through all the normal process of making a donation in your name. For billing purposes, this action must be in your name. After our deadline, we will send a message to you on Kickstarter. (It will be forwarded to the email address you provided). We will request things like your t-shirt size and address from you at that time. If you’re giving your reward as a gift, simply include the recipient’s information, and any note you’d like to include. We’ll make sure they get it!

What happens if the money isn’t raised in time?

If our goal isn’t met before the deadline, your card isn’t charged, and no movie is made. We want to avoid this scenario at all costs!

Who does the money go to?

Every penny (minus the fees for Kickstarter & Amazon’s involvement) will go directly to the A WIFE ALONE movie budget--your money goes directly to the funding of this film!

I'm not in the US. Can I still pledge to projects?

Yes. You can pledge from anywhere.

How do we contact you?

Please go to the A WIFE ALONE website: http://www.awifealonemovie.com.

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