About this project
FINAL DAY AND WE'RE NOT DONE YET! We've set a NEW stretch goal of 300 BACKERS — only 50 more! When we reach that number, we'll invite every backer (at any amount!) to join us for a Virtual Visit™ to the set of The Dark Place this spring in Oregon's beautiful wine country. Learn more in our latest update!
HELPING THE INDIE COMMUNITY The generosity and support of so many backers for our film makes us want to extend that support to others. We want the Red Scarlet camera we're purchasing with Kickstarter funds to help other independent filmmakers, too. We'll offer use of the camera to other qualified indie productions. Your backing will help many other movies get made!
OUR STORY Two and a half years ago, Kickstarter backers helped us make our first feature film, Judas Kiss, which went on to win many awards — and now it's available all over the world! That critically acclaimed film about love, second chances and getting it right was a meaningful story, with relatable characters and top-notch production values.
We quickly raised enough development funding to get two new feature film projects into preproduction this year —The Dark Place and Something Like Summer, two very different stories. One is a mystery-thriller and the other an adaptation of a wonderful love story; both will be presented with all of the care and skill we brought to Judas Kiss.
So far, we've raised much of the money for The Dark Place and plan on raising money soon for Something Like Summer, but this time out we want to do even better. Now we want to go to the technological cutting-edge for these two films — and beyond.
Little films like ours don't have to look little. We pushed Judas Kiss well past the place other, comparably budgeted features go. We're raising a lot of the money for these two films on our own, but we're seeking backing on Kickstarter to help us push the technological edge.
Your backing allows us and other indie filmmakers with whom we'll share the camera to make these films with a Red Scarlet, a state-of-the-art, 4K camera that will allow us to shoot images on par with big-budget studio pictures — ready for the screens of the future.
The Dark Place is prepping now for principal photography in April near Portland, Oregon. Something Like Summer is scheduled to shoot this fall.
We know producing two feature films in one year is ambitious, but your backing moves the camera from a rental expense to an investment that pays off in producing more movies for years.
In fact, those who back us at certain levels will get free copies of all the films we end up making with this camera.
You can help us and other independent filmmakers produce movies that look like big blockbusters! Thank you!
Risks and challenges
Producing a feature film is a huge and expensive logistical challenge. It's especially demanding if you're doing it on a small budget. There are a lot of things that can go wrong — personnel, bad weather, unexpected costs.
And we won't lie: Trying to produce two full-length films in one year is ambitious; some might say it's insane. But we have a track record with JUDAS KISS in which we carefully plan our productions and we make the most use of every resource. Marshaling the same resources for both movies holds down the cost for each, and lays a foundation for our future films.
Our best hedge against risk is our experience as resourceful producers. Our best asset is our willingness to take risks.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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