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$1,827
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
31
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, June 4 2014 4:20 PM UTC +00:00

About

What is this?

We are making a surrealist feature film for, by, and starring Louisville. Our goal is to hit every film festival we can. We mainly need help funding production only. We plan to come back for post-production later. Our goal is to showcase the aesthetic and artistic side of Louisville, from the people, culture, and scenery within a compelling and darkly beautiful story. 

We are also proud to represent many local artists in the region. We have musicians from Indianapolis, actors and some of the crew from Nashville and Cincinnati. We even have an actor from London, UK. 

Cast

Some of our Cast
Some of our Cast

Press Release

Short Synopsis

The story opens with Dylan, in fact the whole film is from his perspective. He has a friend who seems to have good intentions for him. That goes well for as long as it can.  

Honestly Dylan is losing things, important pieces of his already fragile life.    

Dylan has already started having lucid dreams, becoming more and more in control of them. He meets Saeed there who seems like a laid back friend to Dylan. Dylan also meets Alicia, a sweet, child-like woman who intrigues Dylan's craving for heart-felt love, since things with Molly, his wife, have turned cold and distant.  

Dylan now has his dreams to turn to.  

Will he find what he is looking for in his dream life? Or is the sword of Damocles quietly brandished over his thought-pounding skull?"

Actors

Jack Byrd is playing the lead, Dylan. He has been in many short films around the U.S. 

Katie Stewart plays Alicia, Dylan's love interest in his dreams. She is one of the stars of Louisville. She has been in Overtime, Intrusion, Girl, Girl Scene and many other incredible productions!

John Dugan plays Saeed, Dylan's dream friend. John Dugan has been in every Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie, known for his role as "Grandpa." He has also been a staple in many other local horror and thriller films!

Ron Whitehead makes a cameo! He is a renowned Gonzo poet, good friend of Louisville's own Hunter S. Thompson, and an ever mighty force in the Louisville arts! 

Mickey Mason plays Vic. He hails from London, England and has been in actor in many productions, even in Sons of Anarchy!

There are many other talented actors and actresses involved! 

Check out our IMDB!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3639720/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Meet some of the crew!

Justin Connelly is our Director of Photography. With ten years experience in the industry and a clear vision of the script, he is one of our many greatest assets.

Terrence McCraney not only is a talented musician, but also an incredible cinematographer. His work with music videos and local films put us on the cutting edge.

Matt Hankins is a seasoned Audio Engineer who has years of experience in the industry. He also has the best microphone collection we have ever seen.

We also have many people from Ville TV contributing!

There are many many more who have helped shape our team! A grand thank you to all of them!

Budget

Our budget mainly consists of specials effects, crew and actor compensation, film festival entry fees as well as consumables like gas and food. The larger priorities for our budget are the festival entry fees, wardrobe, equipment, and of course our people. This would be followed by minimal and practical special FX work. 

The Hush Budget Pie Chart
The Hush Budget Pie Chart

Ville TV Studios

Ville TV Studios is a local non-profit web-broadcasting studio with many programs covering the local arts, music, events, and even eats!

They have been not only pivotal to a large portion of reporting Louisville's terrific culture, but also to the making of this film.

A mega-large thanks goes out to them! Thanks Sean and Kat!

villetvnetwork.com

https://www.facebook.com/VilleTVNetwork

https://www.facebook.com/VilleTVStudios

Music

Here is a site with some of our soundtrack artists and our score:

http://www.soundcloud.com/thehushsoundtrack 

 A few samples of our Promo Art!

"The whole thing is rigged..."
"The whole thing is rigged..."
Dylan and Alicia
Dylan and Alicia

Risks and challenges

A few risks that come with any film project is the drive to completion and scheduling conflicts.

One of the ways we have already combated this was to develop a schedule that works for everyone involved early on. We have also built the schedule to allow us to to have extra days to use for unexpected setbacks.

One way we will handle any set backs is by defaulting to one of many of our contingency plans. We will also keep communication with our fans and those who pledge open and updated.

As with any film project this is a work in progress and involves many many different people. However, with a team firmly grounded in the mechanics of the film industry and with a determination like no other, we have built this project with every resource we need to properly address any conflicts.

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    You get a signed The Hush postcard, "Thank You" call, and mentioned on the special thanks in the credits!

    You get to brag to your friends that you are a part of this movie!

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    All of the above. A digital copy of the film. You will also receive a signed postcard by the film maker, and three of our cast members, Jack Byrd, Ron Whitehead, and John Dugan.

    Pretty much got everything you need there!
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    All the above except, instead of the digital copy of the sound track EP, you get the extended version plus a postcard signed by the musicians!

    You will also receive a signed t-shirt by the film maker, and two of our cast members, John Dugan and Ron Whitehead! You will receive a ten minute Skype call from the cast and crew thanking you!

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    All of the above plus a signed crew-member t-shirt by the film maker, and four of our cast members, Jack Byrd, John Dugan, Katie Stewart, and Ron Whitehead, and a special mention as a sponsor in the credits!

    In addition you will receive a special shout out on every social media site and tickets to our launch party, which will also be filmed on location for our final scene!

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    You will receive a digital copy of the film, a copy of the script, signed by the director and the main cast, a digital copy of the full sound track, a postcard signed by the musicians, a crew member t-shirt and a special mention as a sponsor in the credits!

    In addition you will get the Skype phone call And a digital photobook of every behind the scenes moment we capture!

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    Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be more...

    You get a poster signed by the film maker, and our main cast! You will also receive a DVD copy of the film, a crew member t-shirt, a digital copy of the sound track, a postcard signed by the musicians, and a special mention as an assistant producer in the credits and on IMDB!

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    You got this! A free digital copy of the sound track and film plus one photo shoot with a cast or crew member of your choice, limited to two people. Plus a poster signed by the filmmaker and main cast. You will receive a crew member t-shirt. You will be listed as an assistant producer in the credits. Your name will be mentioned in the film. A digital copy of behind the scenes footage. Additionally you will also receive a 15 minute Skype call from the cast and crew thanking you!

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    Associate Producer level! You are going places! Reward? How about a digital copy of the film, a signed DVD, a CD of the soundtrack signed by every artist, a poster signed by our main cast: Jack Byrd, Katie Stewart, John Dugan, Ron Whitehead, Jennifer Arnold, Mickey Mason and Matt Goodlett! Also signed by the director, D. M. Meyer!

    The script signed by the writer, cast and crew! You will get tickets to a screening with the cast and crew and to the launch party which will be filmed for the movie!

    In addition you can join us on set for one day and make a cameo as an extra and be listed as an associate producer in the credits!

    A limited edition autographed CD of poetry and music from Ron Whitehead will also be included in this reward!

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    You are now considered a full fledged producer!
    So this is what we have for you: poster and a copy of the script signed by the film maker, and all of our main cast members, Jack Byrd, John Dugan, Katie Stewart, Jennifer Arnold, Matt Goodlett, Mickey Mason and Ron Whitehead!

    You will also receive a signed DVD, digital copy of the film, a digital copy of the sound track, a postcard signed by every musician, and a special mention as a producer in the credits!

    You will receive credit as a producer on IMDB, a year long pass to exclusive Ville TV programming, tickets to our screening, and a crew member t-shirt signed by the cast and crew!

    In addition you will receive a special shout out on every social media site and tickets to our wrap party!

    Did I mention you get a limited edition CD of Ron Whitehead's poetry with music signed by the poet himself? Because you do!

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    You will receive a poster and a copy of the script signed by the film maker, and all of our main cast members, Jack Byrd, John Dugan, Katie Stewart, Jennifer Arnold, Matt Goodlett, Mickey Mason and Ron Whitehead!

    You will also receive a DVD copy of the film, a digital copy of the sound track, a CD of the soundtrack signed by every musician, and a special mention as an EXECUTIVE producer in the credits on film and on IMDB!

    As if that is enough!

    You will receive a Skype thank you call from the cast and crew, a year long pass to exclusive Ville TV programing, a day on set with the actors and crew, tickets to the screening, and a crew member t-shirt!

    In addition you will receive a special shout out on every social media site and tickets to both our onset launch party and our wrap party!

    A special photo shoot with our cast and an entire photo album of behind the scenes shenanigans and a digital copy of behind the scenes footage will be available to you as well!

    One more thing! You also get a limited edition signed CD of poetry from Ron Whitehead!

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Funding period

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