A dysfunctional, married couple fight starvation, hypothermia and wolves in their snow bound car. Read more
This project was successfully funded on February 24, 2011.
About this project
WHO ARE YOU?
We are independent filmmakers doing our first feature length film, a psychological thriller. We've studied, interned, freelanced, and prayed for this opportunity for decades, but we're operating without aid from studios, philanthropists, or institutes. We have a great script. We have a talented cast and crew. And we're lucky to have friends and family who have gotten us this far. But we just need a little more help, so whatever you can pitch in will be greatly appreciated.
WHY DO YOU NEED MY HELP?
The script for the film was created with a budget in mind, and for a feature it's total cost is very reasonable. But most of the shoot takes place on location in the inhospitable lava rock desert of southeast Idaho, and the cast and crew are being asked to toughen out extremely cold conditions. The shoot days will be long, with everyone working in toe-numbing snow. We'll also be doing night shoots, in a part of the world where very few mountains block the bitter, freezing wind.
WHERE'S MY MONEY GOING?
Your donation will be used to keep everyone on the set safe and warm. We need snowboots, gloves, hot chocolate, hats, thick socks, and hand warmers to keep the production moving. We're taking an R.V. into the desert to act as a warm oasis where the cast and crew can step aside to get feeling back in their noses, and we need your support to fuel that R.V. so that everyone can do their best job on the set. We also need warm food. The most expensive thing about mobilizing an army is feeding the troops. Donations will help pay for all that baked zitii.
WHAT'S THE MOVIE ABOUT?
"Craters of The Moon" is about Molly, a woman trapped in a volatile marriage. Her husband, Roger, flies off the handle easily, and it makes life difficult for both of them. While on the cross-country vacation that was meant to mend their troubled marriage, Roger's temper snaps at the wrong person at a highway rest stop. An altercation erupts, and when it's over, Roger and Molly are left standing at the scene of a murder. They flee.
Disoriented by a blizzard, this on-the-run couple make a wrong turn and their car gets stuck. After the storm has cleared, the couple find themselves far out in the lava rock desert of Idaho, unable to leave. The car won't budge, there's no life in sight for miles, and Molly awakens to the idea that her husband might be frighteningly different then the person she thought she knew.
Food runs out, then gas and heat, and finally electricity. Days and nights pass by, with only the lurking wolves in the dark for company. The savage, shadowy dimensions of Roger and Molly emerge. Under the pressure, they're flawed relationship begins to crack --leading to the film's terrifying climax.
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Pledge $10 or more
Heartfelt special edition thank you card from the director. (And it has a pun!)
Pledge $25 or more
Thank you card, plus a private digital pre-release of the film, and access to the comment blog so you can give notes on the film to the director and editor.
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All of the above, plus a signed advance copy of DVD or digital/hard copy of the film.
Pledge $75 or more
The Heartfelt Package: all of the above, plus a limited edition poster signed by cast and crew, and a special thank you in the credits.
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The Swag Bag Package: all of the above, plus a custom "Craters of The Moon" t-shirt, access to the production stills, and a cool prop from the set.
Pledge $250 or more
The Swag Bag Deluxe Package: all of the above, plus an awesome "Craters of The Moon" tote bag.
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The Hollywood Package: all of the above, plus tickets to the New York and/or Idaho premiere, and a featured extra role in the film (transportation not included). You'll get to be in the movie!
Pledge $1,000 or more
All of the above, plus the writer/director will make a five minute short of your choosing, provided all expenses are provided by you, and this: http://www.amazon.com/SMOKING-MONKEY/dp/B001M1DAF8
Pledge $5,000 or more
All of the above, plus an Executive Producer credit, and an invite to all festival screenings.
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