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In 2049 a cyborg drifter risks his life to protect a woman from her evil ex in the lawless State of Jefferson. A feature film.

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WHAT IS BLACK ROAD?!

A new INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM shooting this summer in Southern Oregon!

This neo-noir thriller is about an ex-military drifter who's hired by a mysterious woman to protect her from a homicidal ex.  With an A.I. implant in his head, DYLAN has a virtual companion and moral compass as his situation spirals out of control.

Like classic film noir, BLACK ROAD reflects the insecurities of our time; the flailing American job market, economic inequality, government intrusion on civil liberties and our growing love affair with technology. 

At the heart of this movie is a simple story of desire and disillusionment. Our hero craves a stable life, satisfying work and meaningful relationships...but he's in trouble - caught between $18M in gold, a femme fatal and the maniac who wants her dead.  

Dylan's super-computer "Clyde". Concept artwork.
Dylan's super-computer "Clyde". Concept artwork.

WHY THIS  MOVIE?

Being long time fans of smart noir - from Alfred Hitchcock to Jim Thompson to John Huston to David Lynch - BLACK ROAD has been percolating and evolving for many years now.  We finally have a script we love.

After making two naturalistic dramas, we're excited to bring a thriller to the big screen and see these hellbent characters come to life!  

WHO'S IN THE CAST?

We're excited to announce we have cast Sam Daly in the lead!  DYLAN appears in every single scene in this movie, so we're lucky to have such a talented, arresting presence like Sam carry the film.  He's a third generation actor and the son of two very talented actors, Tim Daly and Amy Van Nostrand.  His aunt is actress Tyne Daly.  

You may recognize Sam as the menacing meth-head BUCK from REDWOOD HIGHWAY.  His other credits include roles on THE OFFICE, MURDER IN THE FIRST, HOT IN CLEVELAND, CASTLE, and THE DALY SHOW.  His film credits include RED TAILS, SUBMERGED, THE EDUCATION OF CHARLIE BANKS, etc. 

Sam Daly, Michelle Lombardo
Sam Daly, Michelle Lombardo

We're also thrilled to announce Michelle Lombardo will play Dylan's rockstar cousin, Sarah. She's appeared in many films and TV shows including roles on ENTOURAGE, CALIFORNICATION, and MAD MEN. And we were fortunate to work with Michelle on our last two films, CALVIN MARSHALL and REDWOOD HIGHWAY.

We will be announcing more cast members throughout the campaign!

WHY ARE WE USING KICKSTARTER?

Crowdfunding offers an alternative to straight equity financing, allows us to connect directly with our audience early in the filmmaking process, and reduces risk and up front costs. As it's a challenging time to finance movies and make them viable in the marketplace, we're experimenting with a conservative business model, a smaller crew and a lower budget.

Nearly half of our production budget is being raised here on Kickstarter.  Funds will go directly to filming expenses including cast & crew salaries, cast travel & lodging, food, location fees, permits, insurance, transportation & fuel, and equipment rentals.  

We have a talented and inspired cast and crew coming together, and the train will tear out of the station in July once we reach our goal.  You are making this film happen!

WHO ARE THE FILMMAKERS?

BLACK ROAD is written and directed by Gary Lundgren and produced by Anne Lundgren. Together we own Joma Films in Ashland, Oregon. Working with a team of Oregonians, we have made two features in the Rogue Valley, CALVIN MARSHALL (2009) and REDWOOD HIGHWAY (2014).

 

CALVIN MARSHALL is available world-wide on Netflix, iTunes, Amazon and Video on Demand. REDWOOD HIGHWAY is currently in theaters (June 2014) and will be available on DVD and Digital outlets in Summer 2014.

In addition to commercial directing and feature & trailer editing, Gary has taught screenwriting at Southern Oregon University.  Anne produces commercials, music videos and features.

THE FILMMAKING TEAM

We've been blessed with an amazing team that has come together over the past ten years. Your contributions also help support these individuals as they work and grow their businesses in Oregon.  Over the course of the campaign, watch for short videos highlighting the work of these film professionals.

Cinematographer Patrick Neary & 1st Assistant Camera Rocky Garrotto on REDWOOD HIGHWAY
Cinematographer Patrick Neary & 1st Assistant Camera Rocky Garrotto on REDWOOD HIGHWAY

PREVIOUS FILMS

Redwood Highway (2014)http://vimeo.com/61479716

Downright charming. The fiercely independent Marie is someone we root for, worry about and wring our hands over in equal measure. - LOS ANGELES TIMES

It's a low key charmer with a large souled performance at the center. One of the best roles of [Shirley Knight's] career. - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Calvin Marshall (2009)http://vimeo.com/27166925

The best baseball movies are there when we need them, and now we have another classic. -THE AUSTINIST

Steve Zahn gives a career-best performance in this low-key gem. -THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Wow & Flutter (short film)http://vimeo.com/27163617

Seventeen heartbreakingly exhilarating minutes. – Hampton Style Magazine

A fabulous movie about how life can be so cruel, but how all that bile can disappear with just one kiss. – ***** FILM THREAT

CLIPS FROM PAST WORK

WHAT ARE THE REWARDS?

Rewards include a DVD of the film, the Original Soundtrack by John Morgan Askew, digital downloads, a "Black Road" Woodcut by Cinematographer Patrick Neary, on-screen credit and invites to set, screenings and the wrap party.

Time-lapse video of DP, Patrick Neary, carving the BLACK ROAD woodcut: 

SUPPORTERS CAN ALSO "NAME A ROAD STRIPE!"... Every reward level comes with the option to name a road stripe on our supporter thank you page. The page will include production images, behind-the-scenes videos, and a special thanks to all who have helped make this movie a reality.

90 minutes of film = 90 miles of road = $500 per mile = hundreds of supporters

We couldn't do this without you!

Click to view the Black Road Sponsors & Supporters thank you page
Click to view the Black Road Sponsors & Supporters thank you page

 

"So I drifted for a while down the road to ruin /  I couldn't find my way / I didn't know what I was doin' / I saw a lot of people coming back the other way / So I kept on goin' when I heard them say / you gotta get up in the morning take your heavy load / And you gotta keep goin' down the long black road" -Jeff Lynne (E.L.O.)

Visit our supporter page to see the most recent contributors, please share the video with friends, and... 

We'll see you at the end of the road!

From Joma Films, Gary & Annie and the entire cast & crew -- THANK YOU!

Risks and challenges

Making a film involves coordinating hundreds of moving pieces including actor & location schedules, last minute changes due to weather, and technical issues with equipment.

Having completed two low-budget features, we know what it takes to get a movie done with limited resources.

While the risks are always present, thorough planning avoids most pitfalls. When surprises do happen, we look for creative solutions that often provide an even better outcome, "a happy accident."

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    18 backers

    1/50 MILE - NAME A ROAD STRIPE! A huge thank you on our sponsor website. You've moved us 105 feet down the Black Road! http://thanks.blackroadmovie.com

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    32 backers

    1/33 MILE - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD! Choose either a high-def digital download of the film "Black Road" or download the Original Soundtrack (wav or mp3 file) by John Morgan Askew. (PLUS ALL ABOVE REWARDS)

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    63 backers

    1/20 MILE - DIGITAL PACKAGE! Digital downloads of the film "Black Road" and the Original Soundtrack by John Morgan Askew. (PLUS ALL ABOVE REWARDS)

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    34 backers

    1/12 MILE - DVD + SCREENPLAY! Limited pre-release DVD in a sleeve with original artwork by production designer Dave Marshall and PDF download of the original screenplay by Gary Lundgren. (PLUS ALL ABOVE REWARDS)

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    76 backers Limited (24 left of 100)

    1/10 MILE - BACKER SCREENING! Attend the first private party and pre-release screening of Black Road in Ashland, Oregon with the cast & crew. Transpo & lodging not included. (PLUS ALL ABOVE REWARDS)

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    30 backers

    1/6 MILE - CYBORG PACKAGE!

    Limited edition, pre-release versions of the DVD signed by the director & the CD Soundtrack signed by composer John Morgan Askew. Package includes an invite to the Backer Screening, PDF of the screenplay, official digital press kit, director's notes, and a "Clyde Tattoo"! With Clyde tattooed on your head, you'll travel 1/6th mile as a cyborg. (PLUS ALL ABOVE REWARDS)

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    32 backers

    1/4 MILE - PHOTO BOOK + T-SHIRT! A "Black Road" t-shirt designed by production designer Dave Marshall and a beautiful 4x6 bound photo-book with production stills of cast & crew. (ALSO THE BACKER SCREENING, CYBORG PACKAGE + ALL ABOVE REWARDS)

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    6 backers Limited (24 left of 30)

    1/3 MILE - BLACK ART PACKAGE! Limited edition Woodcut + Poster. "Black Road" Woodcut artwork hand-printed on high-quality printmaking paper and signed by cast & crew. Crafted by animator, artist, and cinematographer Patrick Neary. Limited Edition Signed 11x17 Poster by production designer Dave Marshall. (PLUS ALL ABOVE REWARDS)

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    8 backers All gone!

    1/2 MILE - ON-SET V.I.P. + PARTY! Spend a day with us on-set in Ashland, Oregon, be an extra if you wish, have lunch with the cast & crew, and receive a huge in-person thank you for getting us 1/2 mile down the road. Then join us to celebrate the completion of filming at our Wrap Party! Transpo & lodging not included. (PLUS ALL ABOVE "UNLIMITED" REWARDS)

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    10 backers

    1 MILE - MILE-MARKER SPONSOR! "This mile sponsored by..." on the Black Road supporter website (with your name or logo). Includes a Special Thanks in the film's end credits and invites to join us on-set and attend the wrap party. Transpo & lodging not included. (ALSO INCLUDES ON-SET VIP, WRAP PARTY + ALL ABOVE "UNLIMITED" REWARDS)

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    4 backers All gone!

    2 MILES - ASSOCIATE PRODUCER! "These 2 miles sponsored by..." on the Black Road supporter website and an Associate Producer credit listed in the opening film credits. (ALSO INCLUDES ON-SET VIP, WRAP PARTY + ALL ABOVE "UNLIMITED" REWARDS)

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    2 backers All gone!

    3 MILES - LUNCH WITH SAM DALY AND MICHELLE LOMBARDO! Enjoy a great meal at R&D in Santa Monica while talking shop with Sam and Michelle. Also receive an Associate Producer credit in the end scrolls and "These 3 miles sponsored by..." on the supporter website. Transpo & lodging not included. (ALSO INCLUDES ON-SET VIP, WRAP PARTY + ALL ABOVE "UNLIMITED" REWARDS)

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    3 backers All gone!

    5 MILES - CO-PRODUCER CREDIT! "These 5 miles sponsored by..." on the Black Road supporter website and a Co-Producer credit listed in the opening film scroll. (ALSO INCLUDES ON-SET VIP, WRAP PARTY + ALL ABOVE "UNLIMITED" REWARDS)

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    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    6 MILES - LOGO MOTION GRAPHIC! "These 6 miles sponsored by..." on the Black Road supporter website and your company name, logo and motion graphic will be placed before the film's opening credits. (ALSO INCLUDES ON-SET VIP, WRAP PARTY + ALL ABOVE "UNLIMITED" REWARDS)

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    10 MILES - PRODUCT PLACEMENT! Black Road is set 30 years from now. Do you have a new technology or product? We will creatively feature it in the film. In addition, "These 10 miles sponsored by..." on the Black Road supporter website and your company name, logo and motion graphic will be placed before the film's opening credits. (ALSO INCLUDES ON-SET VIP, WRAP PARTY + ALL ABOVE "UNLIMITED" REWARDS)

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    15 MILES - IN ASSOCIATION WITH! "These 15 miles sponsored by..." on the Black Road supporter website and an "In Association With" credit for your company or production company in the opening film credits and on IMDB. For example: "Joma Films presents Black Road, In Association With..." Add your company name, logo, and motion graphic. (ALSO INCLUDES ON-SET VIP, WRAP PARTY + ALL ABOVE "UNLIMITED" REWARDS)

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    20 MILES - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER! "These 20 miles sponsored by..." on the Black Road supporter website and an Executive Producer credit listed in the opening film credits on a shared card and on IMDB. Only one EP credit available via Kickstarter funding. (ALSO INCLUDES ON-SET VIP, WRAP PARTY + ALL ABOVE "UNLIMITED" REWARDS)

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Funding period

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