About this project
Angel of Mercy Series is the dream project of Creator Skyla Greenlees. With help from her friend Kenn Ellis as well as you the backers, We hope to make that dream a Reality. Angel of Mercy is a Paranormal Drama series taking from urban myths mixed with the great detective shows of today.
We are looking to raise funds to complete the 90 min. pilot. We have some supplies but even that is limited. We are looking to use the funding for equipment, to hire special effects make up artist, Special Effects, as well as pay our crew and Cast. We also have to feed the Cast and Crew (Being attacked by a hungry cast and crew might make a good Zombie flick, but not what we are going for). We also have a few coming in from out of town and will need a place to stay as well as travel reimbursements. All this might not seem like much, but it adds up.
Our backgrounds vary from Accounting to broadcast, from being in front of the Camera to Behind the scenes. We are looking for internet distribution through classic sites such as Hulu, Netflix, Mydamnchannel.com , Koldcast.tv, etc. But first we have to make the outstanding pilot before we can get the deals.
If we raise over our goal, the extra will go start into production and help raise the quality of what we are filming.
Meet the Crew:
Skyla Greenlees - (Creator & lead actor)From
an early age, Skyla knew she wanted to do something creative with her
life. Her love for writing started when she learned to pick up a pencil
and make her first word. She has written countless poems, short
stories, and currently has one novella written. Her 10th
grade year of high school she played a small role in a parody play
called McBreath. Her love for acting took hold and took off.
Staring in several church plays and school plays, she felt there was
more she could do. Tired of waiting for the big break, she chose to make
it her own. At the end of 2012 she joined with her friend Kenn Ellis to create the production
company known as ChattRiv Productions.
Kenn Ellis - (Producer)
18 years of photographic experience. Kenn
has always been involved in this creative medium known as photography.
His career started as a photojournalist
and documentary photographer working with the U.S. Military. As it
progressed he learned that he loved working with Models, creating images
that people would love. As his career developed he started working in
creating fine art prints. In 2012, He joined Skyla
Greenlees to develop the series known as Angel of Mercy and a small
production company called ChattRiv Productions.
George D. Gallo - (head of Audio)George studied Audio visual Berklee College of Music in 2009. He started working in Audio Visual shortly after. He moved from NJ to Salem, Al in 2012. He has worked on some Independent films. George has a hidden talent as a composer & musician. He is over the Audio for Angel of Mercy.
Risks and challenges
Like most projects, there are risks and Challenges. We are looking to film in an area not known for filming series. Looking to bring a community together and bring more tourism to our town. The area is rich in history that would tie in with the series as well as show the world that even small towns can make big things.
At any time our cast could land a job more lucrative then this or even have a location to be destroyed on us. (We have had this happen). We are keeping our eyes open for not only more locations and back up locations, but also ways to schedule around if a cast or crew member gets sick or gets call to be in the next Sony picture. However we are optimistic that we can make this project work and already have a passionate cast & crew ready to make it happen.
Our production company being new and this being our first big project we know we will face many challenges, but we have had a ton of interest from future fans as well as people within the industry to see this come to fruition. And the stubbornness & skills to make it happen.
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The Majority of the funds be used to pay the actors, production crew, Special effects artist. It will also be used to lodge and feed the crews. The rest will be used to provide transportation and rental of equipment.
The Angel of Mercy pilot will be approximately 90 minutes in length. Although we envision Angel of Mercy as television series, The pilot will actually be able to stand alone as a feature film.
Angel of Mercy production schedule calls for shooting to begin in August and ending in September. The project will then go to post-production for editing and special effects. We anticipate the project to be finished in early 2014. With that being said release dates are dependent on distribution deals. We do plan to show the film at select film festivals.