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Remain Calm is a dark comedy about a woman discovering that being destructive and violent actually cures her disease... temporarily
Remain Calm is a dark comedy about a woman discovering that being destructive and violent actually cures her disease... temporarily
88 backers pledged CA$ 2,701 to help bring this project to life.

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"Whether you think you can or you think you can't you'll always be right."

- Henry Ford

LET'S DO THIS!

Welcome to my kickstarter page for my film "Remain Calm"! I'm super excited to have you here taking time out of your busy day, looking around and checking out the sights. Hopefully you had a chance to watch the video above.  That should explain most of what's going on but here I get to fill you in on more details. 

TELL US MORE!

Remain Calm is a dark comedic short about a woman who is unable to stop her hands from shaking. After a fit of rage from pent up frustration, she realizes that violent outbursts cause her hands to stop shaking.  Once she realizes this she must decide how far to take this new violently destructive cure. 

Chaos ensues and dark comedic gold is formed! 

COOL FACTS:

  • The film takes place in the late 70's in a hotel room.
  • We are building the hotel room on a stage from scratch!
  • Just about everyone working on set is volunteering. (including me!)
  • The film was written 2 years ago in a cafe at 3am.
  • The main character has an ailment similar to Tourrette's Syndrome.
  • I also have Tourrette's Syndrome!
  • My Tourette's doesn't involve barking or swearing.
  • Neither does the main character's.
  • This film marks my 5th narrative fiction short film. 

Remain Calm was written by me and will also be directed by me. I've somehow managed to score a very talented crew to make this movie even better than I could imagine it. 

Producer

We are super lucky to have a kick-ass producer by the name of Sandra Alcocer!  She's a graduate of Humber College's Film and Television Production Program and loves movies more than most personal relationships.  She has produced 7 academy award winning films (not true but it might as well be) and she brings to the team her extensive insight and knowledge about all things production.  She's keeping this train on the rails!

Sandra Alcocer - Producer
Sandra Alcocer - Producer

Cinematography:

Osheen Harruthoonyan is on board to shoot this baby and is coming in all the way from Toronto to do it.  For those of you who don't know Osheen, he is a magical man with a camera. who's work has been featured on Bravo! Arts Channel, Space Channel's InnerSPACE, and numerous national and international publications. I'm totally lucky to have him on board.

Osheen Harruthoonyan
Osheen Harruthoonyan

Production Design

Damn this movie's gonna look good cause we got the very talented Adriana Bogaard on board as Production Designer! She will be designing the set and making sure this flick looks super rad!  She's got a ton of experience helping design sets for the stage and film including a film that features PETER FONDA!  (Note: not Easy Rider)

Adriana Bogaard
Adriana Bogaard

So why a Kickstarter Campaign? You fundraise all the time!

This is true.  I am a fundraising machine.  But I still need money to make this film. Films cost A LOT OF MONEY! Also...

I'M NOT JUST MAKING A MOVIE, I'M MAKING A CAREER MOVE!

This film is super duper important to me. Partly because I really believe in the story and the characters and the strength of the cast and crew but ALSO becauseI will be leveraging this movie to help me make a feature length film. (about 90 minutes).

So my plan is this:  I am going to make this short film "Remain Calm" and I will make it the absolute best film I can make with the resources I have available.  I am going to make the single greatest movie I have ever made in my life ever.  I'm going to put all of my everything into making this film and then when I'm done I will use this movie to show off to people who have the power to fund feature length films. 

But this means this movie needs to be AMAZING and like I said before, movies aren't cheap. I need money to cover costs such as (But certainly not limited to):

  • Equipment rentals (i.e. Camera, Lights, dolly)
  • Special Effects, makeup, props and stunts
  • Building an entire hotel room inside another room.
  • Food to feed everyone
  • Color Correction
  • Union Fees (If I raise enough)
  • Music Rights
  • Sound Design
  • so much more!

The bills really add up fast. So far I've raised about $3,000 on my own but I'm missing AT LEAST another $3000.00.  

Remember, this is an ALL OR NOTHING campaign so either I reach my goal and get this donated money or I don't and I get nothing. So PLEASE take a look at the rewards and donate what you can.  

THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME REACH MY LIFELONG DREAM!

CHECK OUT SOME COOL REWARDS:

What a rad looking Remain Calm Shirt!
What a rad looking Remain Calm Shirt!
A super fancy Remain Calm Pin!
A super fancy Remain Calm Pin!
A fancy Rail City Media pin!
A fancy Rail City Media pin!

 CHECK BACK HERE OFTEN FOR UPDATES!

Risks and challenges

As with all films, there is always the risk of disaster. Although the entire production team and I really try our hardest to make sure this film is made and without a hitch, sometimes life takes over and we have to deal with the hand that has been dealt to us. HOWEVER, taking this into consideration, all the backer rewards mentioned are available WEATHER OR NOT the film gets made (it will get made) so in a worst case scenario you will still get your reward. (Bu it will be made)
Exceptions to this are those who are paying for credit for the film, or would come visit the set...if that's the case you will receive a detail account of where your money went, how it was spent and if a re-negotiation of reward terms are in order. (But it will be made)

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    You'll get an official DVD containing all 4 Adam Reider short films. Including "Dogsitter", "Dec.27", "Where The Heart Is" and the currently unreleased award winning film "Kate Westerson Attempts To Feel Better."

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    You get all of the above AND I'll say or do pretty much whatever you want for 20 seconds. I will send you the mpeg file so you can upload to YouTube, play at parties, or send to friends. I will be your dancing monkey! (Thanks Z.B.) This video will be perfect blackmail to use against me should I ever become hugely successful.

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    You'll get an official Remain Calm Poster signed by the whole cast and crew along with a on set photograph featuring a special message to specifically you written by me, Adam Reider on the back. We'll even throw in a pin for ya!

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    You get all the things! 2 pins, The RCM Mix Tape, The RCM DVD, The Official Remain Calm Poster (Signed!), Remain Calm T-shirt and an on-set photo with a personalized message to you on the back.

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    You get listed IN THE FREAKIN' CREDITS!

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    --"THE D.O.P." PACKAGE!--
    Our amazingly talented Director Of Photography will be making customlimited edition 5x6 Black and white fiber based gelatin silver prints made especially for this film. They are signed and editioned on the back! This is a steal as his prints sell for many times this amount!

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    --"PRIVATE SCREENING" PACKAGE!--
    You get a private screening of REMAIN CALM when it's done at your house for you and 5 other people! (I'll bring the popcorn!) You also get Everything in the "Movie Credit" Package.
    (Only for Montreal Residents)

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    --"WISHFUL THINKING" PACKAGE!--
    You get everything mentioned above PLUS you a limo ride to and from set (From Montreal only) AND you get a personalized chair on set to watch the filming of Remain Calm and have your own personal massage therapist on set AND you get to sit in on an editing session and give your notes! (Also you are an "Executive Producer".)

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