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A magical-real tale of compassion set in 1960. A farmer is coerced into sheltering a woman whose misfortune spreads to his land.
A magical-real tale of compassion set in 1960. A farmer is coerced into sheltering a woman whose misfortune spreads to his land.
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How far would you go to help a stranger in need? When do we and when can we put the needs of others before our own? A question we're asking ourselves a lot in today's world - but what is the right answer? This is what "Prodigals' Road" is about...

PROJECT BACKGROUND
"Prodigals' Road" is written and directed by Lisa Stock. - The screenplay was accepted into numerous festivals in 2017, which placed it as Semi-Finalist, Finalist, and was the Winner of the Sunday Shorts Fest in London. This mythic film tells its tale through compelling characters and sweeping visuals, and explores the difference between having compassion and acting upon it. The story is magical, intense, and ultimately hopeful!

SYNOPSIS
Set on a farm in 1960, a man is tricked into sheltering an injured woman whose misfortune begins to spread to his land. His crops begin to die, the roof and chimney of his house begin to crumble and he comes to believe he's somehow being punished for helping. As he gets set to evict her, two mysterious seamstresses (with ties to life and death) arrive to show him the magical connection between his land and the woman. From there he must decide whether to risk his farm and everything he has to save another.

MOVING FORWARD
Our plan is to raise $5,000 to shoot the film in April. From there it will be submitted into international film festivals, and will premiere in NYC in June 2018. "Prodigals' Road" is part of a larger project, and will also serve as a calling card to secure resources for what's beyond the short. (Those supporting the film will learn all about the larger project too!)

A sample of what your contributions will fund:

Costumes
Hair/make-up
Props
Cast/Crew pay
Equipment rentals
Vintage car rental - from the 1950's for our seamstresses to drive up and down...Prodigals' Road!
Production insurance
Travel to our location
Food
Song rights - SONY has granted us permission to re-record one of their Billboard #1 hits from 1959 for the film!!
And much more...

Thank you for your support of indie film and your generous donation! We're thrilled to have you on this journey with us.

 Several rewards include original artwork by director Lisa Stock.

"Prodigals' Road" will be shown to backers in June of 2018!

Risks and challenges

There are inherent risks to each project. My philosophy as a director and producer are to come to the set as prepared as possible. When you have all your i's dotted and t's crossed you are ready for when any blips come up. We are fully filming outdoors, if there is inclement or dangerous weather - we will move our shoot dates, but our ultimate goal is to film in April and have the film ready to show all backers in June!

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    Admit One

    Ticket to the show (either invite to NY premiere or invite to view the film online - private link, limited time due to festival rules), Thank You in the credits, and all production updates.

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    Visionary Ticket

    Everything above + a double-sided fine art image photographed and created by director Lisa Stock from the production. Limited edition for Kickstarter only, signed.

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    Everything above + downloads of the film and the film's music to keep forever.

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    Everything above + Invite to cast/crew party at premiere screening (NY area locals) or private webcast from party + your film download includes a (Kickstarter exclusive) extra scene full of magic that will not ever be shown publicly.

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    Producer's Ticket

    Everything above + Associate Producer credit in the film and a limited edition 8x8 photobook of the production with 20 fine art images by director Lisa Stock of the entire story. (only 10 available)

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    Cast Ticket

    Everything above + a chance to be featured in the film. Your image will appear in a very creative way in a scene with one of our seamstresses. The prop is then your's to keep. All items, including a letter signed by the director, cast, and crew will arrive in a Prodigals' Road collector's box. (only 1 available)

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