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We are seeking finishing funding to test and finish a short film that is already shot and rough cut.
We are seeking finishing funding to test and finish a short film that is already shot and rough cut.
24 backers pledged $1,555 to help bring this project to life.

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WHERE WE'RE AT

BAD LUCK BELLA is a 25 minute film that is 95% complete. Written and directed by Nikita Mungarwadi and produced by Anna Jones, the short was mostly shot in late 2012. We took most of 2013 to get a rough cut and music laid in. 

Yes, that's a long time, but we're students and keeping up our grades as been important. Although this film project is not part of our school's curriculum, we think it is an important step in establishing our future careers in the film and entertainment industry.

So far, we've done pretty good borrowing equipment for both the shoot and the edit. We even persuaded a local professional studio to let us shoot there for a day for free including the use of their lights. But, as you know, not everything is free, so we need some help. And now (after a few select screenings), we have to re-shoot the opening, test the film before live audiences, make revisions, and finish the music mix & color grading. The funds we're asking for will cover a portion of the cash expenditures for these tasks. And...

If we're lucky to go over our goal, you will help us avoid further debt as we further refine the film and take it to film festivals. (Hope to see you there.) 

THE STORY

BAD LUCK BELLA is about teenage girl who, in an attempt to get the attention of a guy she thinks is a vampire, ditches her real self and pretends to be a vampire so he'll recognize her has his own kind. But in the process our hero loses her friends, her family, and, more importantly, herself. What will it take for the "vampire" guy to return her love? Well, guess you'll have to watch the finished film to find out.

Cast and Crew at end of Day 4
Cast and Crew at end of Day 4

THE PROJECT'S ANTECEDENTS

The comedic short film Is a parody of the movie TWILIGHT and the comic tweets of "Bad Luck Brian." Stephen King sardonically describes TWILIGHT as a story about how important it is to have a boyfriend. "Bad Luck Brian" is the twitter story of a young man who, in spite of his best efforts, inevitably falls on his face.

THAK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

We are very close to finishing this project and really need your help to do it right. As you'll notice we've got a lot of cool rewards to share with you. Please spread the word to your friends and be assured of our sincere and deep gratitude. 

SEE OUR FAQ and UPDATES...

...for more information, posters, and cool stuff. Our website is here: http://www.badluckbella.com

Risks and challenges

There are few risks insofar as our challenges are the level of quality we are trying to achieve, rather than starting from scratch. If we cannot schedule the re-shoot we have several alternative ways to edit the project. We have a strong supportive community of teen filmmakers, and adults that have stuck by us for almost two years, so we're well on our way to completing what we started.

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    LEVEL 1: Our great appreciation and thanks. We will list your name on our website's "Great Supporters Thank You List.

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    LEVEL 2: You get the Level 1 Reward plus a rack card poster autographed by the producer Anna Jones, and Writer-Director Nikita Mungarwadi, and a recipe for Bella's Breakfast pizza. (Priceless!)

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    LEVEL 3: You get the Level 2 Reward, plus an expanded audio-CD of Patrick Fifelski's musical soundtracks from the movie, including the title song "Bad Luck Be Gone."

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    LEVEL 4: You get the Level 2 Reward, plus a DVD (Standard Definition) copy of the finished movie, including bonus tracks of the spoof Lipstick commercial, trailers, and commentary track by the filmmakers.

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    LEVEL 5: You get the Level 2 Reward, plus the CD in Level 3 and the DVD in Level 4.

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    LEVEL 6: You get the Level 5 Reward, plus a beautiful 11" x 16" Bad Luck Bella color glossy movie poster of your choice selected from the Home page of our website http://www.BadLuckBella.com.

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    LEVEL 7: You get the Level 5 Reward, plus a telephone call with Writer-Director Nikita Mungarwadi and Anna Jones and a PDF emailed to you of Bella's Top Ten Dating Tips.

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    LEVEL 8: You get the Level 6 Reward, plus lunch with Nikita, Anna and Dr. Stan at an inexpensive restaurant in the S.E. Michigan area. Your travel expenses not included.

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    Level 9: You get the Level 8 Reward, plus co-Executive Producer credit on the final DVD and the movie used in festivals. Plus a one-hour telephone story consulting session with Dr. Stan Williams on a short story or screenplay you've written.

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