3 FILMS 3 DAYS
First, we'd like to say thank you for taking the time to check out our campaign. We're beyond excited as some of these projects have been years in the making. We plan to make three films in three days and tell our stories in the highest quality and most efficient way possible. By combining our three projects together, we're able to maximize every resource and make not just one but three REALLY stellar finished products. These stories all have separate goals and styles, and we look forward to sharing them with you. Please check back frequently as we plan to have lots of exciting updates throughout the campaign.
#1: Royalston (Teaser)
This edge-of-your-seat thriller takes place in rural Massachusetts. It’s a twisty crime story, and will be told like Fargo meets The Usual Suspects. We're going to use this teaser to garner investors for the feature film. The feature will be shot locally in Massachusetts.
#2: Fallback (Short Film)
A relationship drama, about a couple reconnecting after breaking up years before, explores the strange phenomena of moving from intimacy to stranger status.
#3: Draculette (Web-Series)
This is a satirical webseries about a vampire with an eating disorder; she’s afraid of blood. We plan to shoot the pilot episode with this campaign. We already have a small fanbase from a teaser we made and look forward to growing our audience once the series is online. More about Draculette can be found on Facebook, Draculette's Blog, and Twitter under the user name @iamdraculette
We've already done a lot of legwork obtaining equipment, crew and talent, but even with all that, there's more to be done. Here is a breakdown of what we need to pay for, and where your generous donations will be going:
Locations/Permits, Props/Wardrobe, Make-Up/SFX Props, Specialty Equipment, Insurance, Food for the Hard Working Cast & Crew, Editorial, Film Fest Submissions.
Rest assured, every dollar you donate will go to the making of these projects. We are so grateful to all those donating time, equipment and money!
THE AMAZING PROFESSIONALS
Christopher Lauer: DIRECTOR
Christopher has more than 10 years of experience in the film industry as a coordinator, UPM, and Producer. He has worked on numerous TV shows and films and over a hundred commercials and music videos. Some notable credits include:
Cold War Kids “Hang Me Out to Dry,” The Editors “Racing Rats,” Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire, TI’s “Whatever You Like” and Lupe Fiasco’s Twilight video “Solar Midnite.” Most recently, Christopher worked on the TV series "Prophets of Science Fiction" for Ridley Scott/Discovery and produced the feature film "Blood Relative" (2012 release).
Jennifer Lauer: WRITER/ACTOR
Jennifer is an actress, comedian, filmmaker, writer and lover of Christmas. She can be seen doing standup at The Comedy Store & Unurban Café. Her directorial debut “The Devil’s Candy” premiered at Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and was honored by women filmmaker group The Reel Ladies, and screened at their Beverly Hills showcase. She’s had films screen at the following festivals; Feel Good FF, AFI FF, Santa Monica FF, Shorts Nonstop Toronto, Chicago Black Harvest FF, Malibu FF, Newport Beach FF, Poppy Jasper FF and Silent FF.
Eric Day: PRODUCER
Eric Day is a San Diego born writer/director that's had several produced and distributed shorts including "The Unnatural" which finished up its festival run at San Diego's 2011 Comic Con. He's writing features full time, and just came in second with his script "Carrier" in the Writer's Store sponsored Industry Insider's contest. Currently, he works as a production coordinator on TV shows and commercials and just wrapped up Prophets of Science Fiction -- executive produced by Ridley Scott.
George Su: CINEMATOGRAPHER
George received his Masters in Cinematography from the American Film Institute. He has worked on numerous projects, from television to film to music videos. Some of his work can be seen on his site.
Christopher Tin: MUSIC ADVISOR
Christopher is a two-time Grammy winner (2011) for his album “Calling All Dawns,” and just released his second album “God of Love.” His hit song 'Baba Yetu' is both the theme song to the video game Civilization IV, and is also used as a featured segment for the Dubai Fountain, the world's largest choreographed fountain, situated at the base of the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest skyscraper. Its win at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards made history as the first video game piece ever to receive Grammy recognition.
Tara Lang: MAKE-UP/SFX MAKE-UP
Tara has worked on 22 independent feature films. This past summer, she did makeup for the film, "Blood Relative," and currently she is assisting on the second and third season of the successful web series, "Bite Me." You can also catch Tara as a contestant on Season 2 of "FACE OFF" on SyFy.
Amanda Troop: ACTRESS
Most recently seen in "What the Butler Saw" at the Odyssey Theatre, TV credits include: "Wilfred" (recurring), "Well Traveled" (pilot), "General Hospital," and the viral video "G-Male." Amanda is a frequent face in commercials, and you might recognize her voice from radio, film, TV and video games.
Christopher W. Jones: ACTOR
Christopher is company member at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum where he works as an actor/director/instructor. He recently narrated Dawn Brown's award winning animated short, Zooland.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
We can't and won't be able to say it enough. To all of our friends, family and fans! We wouldn’t be here without you, sincerely. You inspire us to keep moving forward, working hard to entertain you with our optimistic, sometimes bizarre, sensitive stories. We look at our work as very inclusive, so please keep in touch. Share your thoughts, because these are YOUR projects too! Your donation means so much more than you know. We wish filmmaking was cheap but it's not. By donating you’re providing us with quality tools to do our work. We are excited. Very. Thanks again!
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