What is the project?
We are creating an online movie studio for "7 lives of Chance" a surreal comedy feature film.
What is the story about?
After witnessing her boyfriend’s death, Chance buries herself in a soothing world where the line between life and death blurs. This dark comedy permeates in the realms of obsessive compulsiveness, playfully toying with reality as nothing more than just a balloon.
Who is the writer/director?
For the past 15 years, Banks has self-funded five features and numerous shorts with some grant assistance. Every project has become more critically acclaimed and subsequently more expensive. His skewed perspective has led to truly thought-provoking independent films. Therefore, not only are we raising money to fund this movie, we are also connecting audiences to this unique artist.
Why are we making this film?
It is the story. It is the artist. It is the feeling of sitting in a dark room for two hours laughing, crying and thinking with total strangers.
Be one of those strangers with us.
Where can I learn more about the project?
Please visit our official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/7-lives-of-Chance/155528487824794
Or visit our official site: http://www.whoisbankshelfrich.com/7_lives_of_Chance_Home.html
Or see who Banks really is: http://www.whoisbankshelfrich.com/Banks_Helfrich.html
There you can find a full synopsis of the story, filmmaker bio and what goes on inside the artist's mind.
How can you help?
With this Kickstarter page, we are creating an online movie studio to raise enough money to pre-produce "7 lives of Chance." We want you to be our movie studio.
When are we shooting?
November 2011 in Orlando, FL.
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 the incentive?
All incentives, big and small, will only happen if our goal is met. If we do meet our goal, immediately after our deadline we will start to manufacture and ship all physical merchandise directly to you.
What if I want to support, but I don't want the incentive?
No problem. There is a button that you can select if you don’t want the incentive.
Can we exceed the goal?
YES! This would truly be amazing. Exceeding our goal would allow us to make a better movie. Kickstarter will allow as much money as is given beyond the goal. This is only the beginning of our journey with this movie. We have set our goal at the low end so if we were able to exceed it, it 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 incentive by increasing 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.
Can I gift an incentive?
YES! That’s very sweet of you. If you would like to donate to the film but give the reward to someone as a gift, go through 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 address from you at that time. Please enter the information of the person who you would like to receive the incentive.
What happens if the money isn’t raised in time?
If our goal isn’t met before the deadline, no money changes hands. We want to avoid this scenario at all costs!
Where does the money go?
Every penny (minus the fees for Kickstarter/Amazon) will go directly to the “7 lives of Chance” movie budget. Your money goes directly to the funding of this film.
I'm not in the US. Can I still pledge to "7 lives of Chance?"
Yes. You can pledge from anywhere.
How do we contact you?
Glad you asked! If you have any questions, please hesitate minimally and message me through Kickstarter or Facebook (7 lives of Chance). We will quickly get back to you!
BE OUR FILM STUDIO!!
And, THANK YOU!
- (37 days)