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The short thriller BLOWBACK plunges headfirst into the treacherous swamp of sexual politics in the workplace.
The short thriller BLOWBACK plunges headfirst into the treacherous swamp of sexual politics in the workplace.
184 backers pledged CA$ 20,675 to help bring this project to life.

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Thank-you from the entire Blowback cast and crew for helping us hit our initial target in record time. With your generous support we are closer to having what we need to make Blowback everything we want it to be and more!

We'd like to encourage you to keep supporting Blowback as every additional dollar we collect will go to helping us achieve the below mentioned goals and with multiple donation options ranging from $1 to $3000, you can be a real player in bringing Blowback to life on screen’s everywhere! 

$15,000 - Shoot on the Alexa with Movi which enables us to shoot cinematic images in exterior nighttime low-light scenarios.

$20,000 - Financially Reward our Shooting Crew for their hard work and commitment and have better craft service!!

$25,000 - More Background Performers and police vehicles and to market the film to festivals. 

Get access to exclusive perks like:  signed scripts, personalized Thank You videos, extra roles, lunch with the cast and director and  Dial-a-Backer mentoring sessions PLUS every contributor’s eligible for weekly contest giveaways! And without a doubt it will also be awesome to see your name in the end credits of the film! Check out all the amazing PERKS and please consider making a contribution. 

As we surpassed our initial target of $10,000, if you cannot contribute we ask that you share Blowback with your friends and family to help us build our fan base. Every additional dollar we raise will go to production, but the more fans; the bigger the buzz... the better chance we have of sharing this powerful film with the world!

SYNOPSIS 

Dead set on getting ahead by any means necessary, Officer Jo Bellamy is making rookie decisions nightly trying to ingratiate herself into a club which doesn’t want her for a member. And when Tony Burke, a fellow detective, refuses to let go of their sexual past, she humiliates him in front of their peers, unaware of the deadly game she’s set in motion...but she's about to discover that for every choice there is a price. 

Blowback is a suspense fueled cautionary tale, which explores themes of female identity and fear filtered through the framework of an institution that still clings to a secretive and disturbing imbalance of power between the men and women sworn to serve and protect. 

INSPIRATION

This film was inspired by a personal experience with violence, which I shared with the amazing Lea Thau (Peabody award winning producer and co-creator of The Moth) on her new podcast STRANGERS.  (Trigger warning for violence)  https://soundcloud.com/kcrwstrangers/worth-saving                                                      

Annie Bradley Writer/Director      www.anniebradley.com 

ARTISTIC VISION

Is there a tipping point for feminine blowback? My artistic approach to this film is to create a visual manifestation of the tangible internal unease that many women feel everyday, utilizing the gritty tension and muscular legacy of the cop thriller genre. The rich saturated palette of blues, browns and rusts gives a nod to the 1970’s. Cinematically, the overall use of shaping natural light and voyeuristic framing pulls the viewer into a world of shadows, isolation and uncertainty. Nothing is quite as it seems and when we realize what dark game is afoot on the field of play, the dynamic breathing camera work triggers a feeling of dread in the viewer, as if watching a lonely animal trapped in a cage of its own making.  In the final frames of the climax, as the camera pulls up and away, we are cinematically reminded of how alone we are in the choices we make. 

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Joanne Boland as JO BELLAMY

Joanne Boland is a Toronto-based actress and musician. Most recently, she joined the cast of the hit series Gangland Undercover. She played Morgan Finn in the critically acclaimed series Strange Empire, (Netflix,CBC) Mrs. Summers in X - Men: Apocalypse and guest starred on Designated Survivor, Private Eyes, Haven, Copper, Murdoch Mysteries Schitt’s Creek, Rogue and starred in Benjamin (TIFF 2015).

Boland has also played leading and recurring roles on Being Erica, Train 48, Slings and Arrows and the TMN miniseries Z.O.S. Her additional television credits include Slasher, The Code, Cracked, Flashpoint, Saving Hope, Lost Girl, XIII, The Listener and the BBC series Holby City. Boland’s feature film credits include Picture Day (TIFF 2012), Mulroney: The Opera, The Deadliest Sea, Saw IV, and King of Sorrow. When she’s not in front of the camera she can be found electrifying audiences as a member of the funk machine Elastocitizens.

Peter Mooney as TONY BURKE

Peter Mooney is a graduate of the National Theatre School. Raised in Winnipeg he is now based out of Los Angeles. Recently seen as a recurring lead on Heroes Reborn and a lead character on the last season of Saving Hope, he is best known for his role of Nick Collins on the dramatic series Rookie Blue and for playing Sir Kay on the historical fantasy Starz series Camelot. Other television credits include Heartland, Republic of Doyle, Murdoch Mysteries, ZOS and Falcon Beach. His feature credits include We Were Wolves (TIFF 2015) and Summer’s Moon with Ashley Greene (Twilight).

He has also starred in stage productions such as Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Measure For Measure, and The Goat Or Who Is Sylvia and when he’s not acting he’s writing having penned Method and Parachute two BravoFACT shorts.

Joanne Boland at Green Door Studios recording "Itsy Bitsy Spider" for soundtrack.
Joanne Boland at Green Door Studios recording "Itsy Bitsy Spider" for soundtrack.

WHY KICKSTARTER?

We’ve come to Kickstarter to put the film in your hands and make it the best it can be. We know how important growing our audience is but we’re open to hearing what we can do better.

We would also love to hear from you in regards to your own stories about:

- Bullying 

-Sexual harassment in your daily life 

-Sexual politics/dynamics in the workplace

WHERE WILL YOUR MONEY GO?

One of the biggest hurdles we face with this film is the simple costs of production. From location rentals to production insurance, picture vehicles, wardrobe, ACTRA fees (actors union), camera equipment, transportation, soundtrack composition and craft services (catering).

We are very fortunate to be film professionals with some solid connections and to that effect our post production has been completely donated by longtime creative collaborator and editor Rob Jackson of Picture Boy and our sound design, mix, colour correct and layback has been graciously donated by a "soon to be announced" post facility. Stay tuned as over the weeks you will meet via videos exciting additions to our creative team!  

Of course, we would love to stretch our goal far beyond 10,000 and if that happens all the additional overages beyond our initial goal will go to paying our impressive and dedicated crew for their services. But just in case you wanted a clear vision we’ve included a pie chart.

 

 ANNIE BRADLEY - WRITER/DIRECTOR 

Annie Bradley is an alumna of the Sundance Film Festival, The TIFF Talent Lab, the CFC Director & Short Dramatic Film Labs, Film Fatales and Women in the Director’s Chair and is a member of the Director's Guild of Canada. Currently developing a slate of film & TV projects through her company, The Heat Mansion, her international directing credits span film, episodic television, music videos & commercials. Annie's films have premiered at TIFF & Sundance, and won numerous awards. 

AMY GREEN - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER 

Amy Green began her career in the development and production departments of Alliance Communications and Serendipity Point Films. Green went on to produce independent films which garnered festival premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival, the LA Comedy Film Festival and the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Green, with partners Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida, is currently producing a music documentary on the duo, as well as gearing up for production on the feature film “The Possibilities of Fireflies” starring Courtney Love and Joey King, both through their production company ARC49 Entertainment. 

BEC TAGGART - PRODUCER 

Bec Taggart was born in Guyana, South America and raised in Toronto, Ontario.  Graduating from Mayfield Secondary School with a major in Dramatic Arts, she continued to pursue her love of film by attending Humber College’s Film & Television Production program from which she graduated with honours in 2016.  In 2015, she received the Technicolor’s Student Filmmaker’s Award and in 2016, she was given the William F. White’s Award for outstanding achievement. Currently working at the Canadian Film Centre her most recent short The Land of Nod is burning up the festival circuit and just received the Runner Up Award for Best Live Action Film at TIFF’s 2017 Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival.

DEBORAH MARKS - PRODUCER

Deborah Marks has an extensive career in physical production, project development and producing. She has worked for Universal Pictures, Studio Canal +, Disney, Lifetime Network, Hallmark Channel, TNT, and the Canadian networks Showcase and CBC. Her independent feature credits include: “The Third Eye” with Alan Hawco and Tara Spencer-Nairn and  “Production Office” (Raindance FF Best First Feature) with Maury Chaykin and Shauna MacDonald as well as and the indie horror hit “WolfCop”, which had the 2nd highest per screen average in Canada on its opening weekend and Wolf Cop 2 which will launch theatrically in March 2017.   Deborah's latest film is “Natasha” directed by Canadian literary treasure and Giller prize nominee David Bezmozgis, based on his New York Times Notable Book, which is nominated for two Canadian Screen Awards. 

SHARING IS CARING…

If you can't afford to donate, that’s totally ok! Share our campaign on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, etc and help us spread the word. You never know who might see it!

Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/blowbackthefilm

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Want to help in other ways? Contact Us at blowbackthefilm@gmail.com!

Check out writer/director Annie Bradley at www.anniebradley.com

Risks and challenges

We think there is no better time to be telling this story, and we are committed to making it the best film possible. That said, filmmaking is an art, not an exact science, and there could be some bumps along the way. If production obstacles cause delays, that could mean that we get the film out to you, our backers, later than we anticipated. But, based on our years of experience making films and the strong team we have put together, we are confident that we can make a great film and get out there soon!

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    Members of our cast will sing along to the song of your choice in the back seat of the cop car from the movie and you will receive a video of their performance.

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    Associate Producer credit on IMDB - Signed Limited Edition Print of Blowback Portrait Session by Nanne Springer - Digital download upon completion of festival run, Digital copy of Director’s shooting script with notes and invitation to film festival premieres and screenings.

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    Executive Producer credit on IMDB - Signed Limited Edition Print of Blowback Portrait Session by Nanne Springer - Digital download upon completion of festival run, Digital copy of Director’s shooting script with notes and invitation to film festival premieres and screenings, name on poster and meet and greet with cast and crew. On set access while shooting and interview for EPK.

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