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The game is afoot! What happens when iconic murder detectives try and solve the same case under one roof? Murder, mayhem and comedy!
The game is afoot! What happens when iconic murder detectives try and solve the same case under one roof? Murder, mayhem and comedy!
50 backers pledged $3,355 to help bring this project to life.

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The Curious Case of the Murder That Wasn't: A Short Mystery

$3,355

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Who doesn't love a good mystery!

BONUS #1 UNLOCKED! 

BONUS #2 UNLOCKED!

 MINI STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED!

Bonus Perk and Stretch Goal 1 unlocked
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Jade A. Miles

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 What are we raising funds for?

We are making a short film in one of our favorite genre's MURDER MYSTERY!

We are VERY big fans of classic murder mystery shows and literature such as PERRY MASON, SHERLOCK HOLMES, and newer classics like MURDER, SHE WROTE, DIAGNOSIS MURDER, COLUMBO and (arguably) the murder mystery KING and QUEEN, SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE and AGATHA CHRISTIE.

Don't worry we love the newer guys too, MONK, PSYCH, MIDSUMMER MURDERS and THE MENTALIST are personal faves. We wouldn't leave any murder mystery entries off the table!

We are creating a mixture of some of our faves into a lovable spoof of the genre in the same  vein of other classics like CLUE and MURDER BY DEATH.

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Why we care about it?

We love the genre so much and we feel there is a big missing hole in today's entertainment that focuses too much on the blood and guts and not enough on good solid story telling.

This is our way of putting something out to the world with a classic feel and adding a twist of humor. 

We want to remind people why these properties were so successful!

CHARACTER! 

It's all about the character, Columbo's rumpled trench coat, Jessica's deeply extended family and charming seaside home, Dr. Mark Sloan's kind-heartedness and extreme attention to detail and who could forget Sherlock's intelligence and logic!

Drama is great but without REAL character substance audiences cannot connect to these people in the same enduring way.

What do we need?

We need financial support to make this project happen! We have a lot in place already, but it will take just a bit more to make this amazing project shine!

Your donations will go exclusively to paying the cast, crew and providing food on set.

We have the locations, the equipment, props and wardrobe to make this project look amazing, but with your help we will be able to go straight into production!

Who are we?

RESURRECTION FILMS is Carly Street, Jason D. Morris, Mark Francisco and Troy L. Foreman. RF is a collaboration of like-minded filmmakers. Carly Street, an award-winning writer, and Jason Morris, an award-winning director, have come together to form Resurrection Films, a collaborative partnership effort to produce the highest quality films no matter the budget. 

After a successful KICKSTARTER Campaign for THE DARK ROAD, funded in 2 days and raising a whopping 292% of our asking budget, Resurrection Films finalized its next feature film Dark Winter which will be released in October 2019. Now we are focused on bringing this amazing project to life again with the help of the amazing KICKSTARTER community!

Resurrection Films LLC
Resurrection Films LLC
Resurrection Films Partners
Resurrection Films Partners

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Carly Street (Writer/Producer/Twitter Wizard):

Carly Street is an Award-Winning English Screenwriter, Producer and Journalist. Born in Cheshire, a short script she wrote at 12, "The Lifeless Fair", won The Cheshire Youth Film Project in 2005.  Since then she worked as a script editor and reader for several years before revisiting her old screenplays. Also a talented artist, she won awards for her artwork and assisted with set design and costume design. In 2011, Carly's short script, "Fragile Storm" was optioned and produced starring the iconic Lance Henriksen garnering official selections in over 20 Festivals with 13 awards, including best screenplay. Most recently “Pages of Time” sold under option to a UK Production company. 

Jason Morris (Writer/Producer/Director):

Jason D. Morris is a producer and director known for the feature films Dark Winter (2019), Collapse (2016), Story of Eva (2015), Betrayal (2013) Hell House (2008) and the forthcoming documentary Millennium After the Millennium (2019). After attending the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Jason went on to produce films and other media garnering a bronze Telly award in 2007 among other festival awards. He spent six years operating a film distribution company and another eight years operating two different Film Festivals. 

Mark Francisco (Producer/Writer/Marketing):

Mark Francisco is a screenwriter and producer. Born in the Philippines, Mark came to America at age four, and by age five he had already fell in love with American films. It wasn’t until he came across a screenplay in a book store that things began to click into place. Mark’s script The Jersey Gore has been well received and he is currently adapting the novel, Unplugged, for author J.P. Grider as well as producing other projects. 

Troy Foreman (Producer/Casting/Media Relations):

Troy L. Foreman has always had a love for film and television. This passion led him to begin writing blogs and opinion pieces for various websites and forums. The popularity of his work led him to start his own television news website called the Pop Culture Principle. The site also interviews with actors, writers, musicians and directors. The popularity of his interviews caught the eye of Patrick Munn, Editor-in-Chief for one of the fastest growing television news sites today, TVWise. Troy was hired by Patrick to handle all talent interviews for the site. Troy has conducted hundreds of interviews for his site and TVWise with talent at all levels including Emmy and Oscar winners.

Our Producing/Casting Partners:

We have partnered with Robert Carrera and Dania Denise to help produce the project and help with casting and onset capacities.

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Robert Carrera Bio:

 Robert Carrera is a film writer, director, actor and producer, raised in the East Bay Area of California. He studied at the New York Film Academy before continuing his education at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Known for incorporating alternate reality fantasies in the midst of very serious realities, his stories have a way of captivating the audience and making them feel invested in his characters. As a common theme, you’ll usually find his protagonists facing obstacles involving love and/or deception. Robert won Best Picture for his short film “Consequence” (2009) at the Epidemic Film Festival and received Best Director for “The Wedding” (2008) at the Vacaville Film Festival. 

Dania Denise Bio:

Dania Denise is a model, actor, host, voice-over artist and entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry. She has appeared in a variety of projects ranging from commercials and TV to short films, magazines, billboards and is also a former national pageant titleholder (USA Petite Ms. 2015). ​ 

Dania received her B.A. in Radio/TV with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Journalism from San Francisco State University where she graduated with a 4.0 GPA in 2005. ​ 

While she continues to enjoy a successful career as a model and actress, Dania also owns and operates the popular art business, The Chalk Chica, and expanded her entertainment career to include offering mentoring, coaching and consultation services to aspiring models, actors and pageant contestants via her latest business endeavor, DaniaDee.com. ​ 

Transitioning to the roles of producer, writer and casting director has given Dania even more opportunities to live, breathe and perfect her craft behind the camera while continuing to strengthen her skills as an actress on-camera.

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Concept Artist:

Ian Stopforth

Ian is an incredibly talented artist, currently working on a graphic  novel, comic book series based on Resurrection Films' Ashton Falls Horror Universe as well as neo-noir feature film Room 19. Ian was born  in Liverpool in the UK and now lives in Cheshire with his family. His  passion for art was apparent at a very early age and this led to drawing daily throughout his formative years culminating in his successful completion of a degree in fine art. He has taught art and continuously  paints portraits, however he views working in collaboration with others  to realize a shared vision by far the most compelling aspect of making imagery. Ian feels that by working in new media such as concept art and graphic novels, his work has now come full circle. In this way, he has  now achieved a life long ambition.  

Ian Stopforth
Ian Stopforth

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The Dark Road Concept Art by Ian Stopforth

Room 19 Concept Art by Ian Stopforth
Room 19 Concept Art by Ian Stopforth

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Music Composer:

Matthew Gatsos:

Matthew Gatsos first started playing music in early grade school.  Although he did take private piano lessons for a few years in his youth and took music courses later in high school most of his music training did not come until later.  After high school Gatsos moved through several bands composing and playing keyboards.  Although majoring in and receiving a baccalaureate degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, Gatsos has been scoring film projects since 2004 along with collaborating with different musical artists for various projects.

Composer Matthew Gatsos
Composer Matthew Gatsos

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Millennium after the Millennium Limited Edition Soundtrack
Millennium after the Millennium Limited Edition Soundtrack

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The Project:

Set in present day, bending time and logic, we setup our story with the murder of the great Dame Agatha Christie. Agatha's sizable estate is now up for grabs by three of her rival sleuths. But first, she will make them all work for it!

Sherlock Holmes has been appointed to read the will and divide the estate. Nothing is ever as it seems, and the will is a riddle that must be solved by our iconic detectives. Just as the games begin, our friends begin to unravel a sinister plot to expose each of them, but for what? You will have to wait to find out in The Curious Case of the Murder That Wasn't!

Backer Perk Tiers!

Tier 1 Barney's Beanery
Tier 2 The Blair Nurse!
Tier 3 221 Backer Street
Tier 4 What's in the BOX!
Tier 5 Cabot Cove Pop. 3,560 and Dropping!
Tier 6 Spin Off's are for Dicks!
Tier 7 The Consulting Detective!

Bonus Perks, Add On's & Stretch Goals!

Add On:

For any tier, increase your pledge by $25 and receive your choice of one of these awesome wood boxes:

Humidor
Humidor 2
humidor and Book
Book 1
Book 2
Book 3
Boxes
Box Insides

Bonus and Stretches:

IF we have managed to entice fellow mystery lovers enough to take us this far, there are a few possible bonus perks and stretch goals to unlock!

We are keeping things small as we want the community to show how much they want this...stretch goals are the best way possible!

Bonus #1 Unlocked
Bonus #1 Unlocked

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NEW MINI STRETCH GOAL!

Mini Stretch Goal UNLOCKED!

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Bonus Perk #2 Unlocked!

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Bonus #3???
Bonus #3???

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Stretch Goal #1: The Big Columbo
Stretch Goal #1: The Big Columbo

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Stretch Goal #2: The Big JB Fletcher
Stretch Goal #2: The Big JB Fletcher

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Stretch Goal #3: The Big Dick (Van Dyke)
Stretch Goal #3: The Big Dick (Van Dyke)
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Other cool stuff we made and projects members of Resurrection Films have been apart of:

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The Darkside of Acting Up
The Darkside of Acting Up

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Back To Frank Black Book
Back To Frank Black Book

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Collapse The Board Game
Collapse The Board Game

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Collapse Game Play
Collapse Game Play

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The Dark Road Card Game
The Dark Road Card Game

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Room 19 Comic Book Spin Off of the Film Room 19
Room 19 Comic Book Spin Off of the Film Room 19

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Millennium after the Millennium
Millennium after the Millennium

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Fragile Storm
Fragile Storm

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Dark Winter Feature Film
Dark Winter Feature Film

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Collapse Feature Film
Collapse Feature Film

 ***WARNING COLLAPSE TRAILER CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE***

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Story of Eva
Story of Eva

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Betrayal and Hell House
Betrayal and Hell House

In Closing:

Thank you for taking the time to peruse our madness! Join us in this adventure and watch from behind the scenes as we jump headfirst into this amazing project and bring murder mystery fans a fun-filled project they can watch again and again and again.

And don't forget to share! Even if you cannot donate please share this project with your friends and us our hashtag: 

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Risks and challenges

Risks and Challenges:
The good news is...there is very little risk involved. We have so much of this project ready to go already virtually the only risks involved will be an act of GOD!
There are challenges involved and that involves you! We need your help and we need to push and push and push to get this project in front of fans like you, so they can back the project and we can secure the rest of the financing needed to pay our cast and crew!
The department heads are so invested in this project we will not be paying ourselves as we want every ounce of production funds to go to making a better project and that includes finances to pay the cast, crew and a couple batches of chili! We could ask for more, but we are setting the bar low and asking for the bare minimum of what is required to make 1 episode. If we are fortunate to hit some stretch goals you better believe this baby is kicking into high gear and we are going to bring you even more classic characters, more modern characters, more mystery and more importantly more MURDER!

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    Barney's Bowl of Chili

    Hot and ready to GO! Columbo loves his chili and the only place to get it, Barney's Beanery!

    Includes:
    • Digital Copy of the Short Film!
    • Social Media Shout Out!
    • IMDB Credit!
    • Digital Concept Art
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    Blair Nurse Perk!

    Dr. Mark Sloan unknowingly kept the skeleton of a murdered nurse in his office for 25 years!

    Help Sherlock capture Dr. Mark Sloan in a lie!

    Includes:
    • Free Access to our Patreon at the $1 Tier for 1 Year
    • IMDB Credit!
    • Digital Copy of the Script!
    • Digital Copy of the Short Film!
    • Exclusive Digital ON SET Photos!
    • Digital Poster
    • Social Media Video Shout Out from one of our Iconic Characters!
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    221 Backer Street

    221 Backer Street is where you're at!
    Pick this perk up before Sherlock picks up his violin and makes our ears bleed!

    You will get everything above AND and amazing Murder Mystery Party Game!
    Not only can you watch The Curious Case of the Murder that Wasn't you can also invite your friends over to each play an iconic character and solve your own case!

    This isn't a board game folks this is you HOSTING a party with your friends and solving a MURDER!

    Includes:
    • Murder Mystery Party Game
    • DVD Copy of the Film "The Curious Case of the Murder that Wasn't"
    • IMDB Credit!
    • Social Media Video Shout Out from one of our Iconic Characters!
    • Digital Concept Art
    • Digital Copy of the Short Film!
    • Digital Copy of the Script!
    • Digital Poster
    • Exclusive Alternative Digital Poster
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    What's in the BOX!

    Whats in the BOX!!

    You will get everything above AND and amazing Murder Mystery Party Game packaged in a custom wooden box!

    Not only can you watch The Curious Case of the Murder that Wasn't you can also invite your friends over to each play an iconic character and solve your own case!

    This isn't a board game folks this is you HOSTING a party with your friends and solving a MURDER!

    Includes:
    • Murder Mystery Party Game
    • Wooden box
    • DVD Copy of the Film "The Curious Case of the Murder that Wasn't"
    • Social Media Video Shout Out from one of our Iconic Characters!
    • Digital Concept Art
    • Digital Copy of the Short Film!
    • Digital Copy of the Script!
    • Digital Poster
    • Exclusive Alternative Digital Poster
    • IMDB Credit!
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    Cabot Cove Pop. 3,560 and Dropping!

    For such a small town Cabot Cove sure has a lot of MURDERS, and this tier has a lot of PERKS!

    Includes:
    • Digital Concept Art
    • Digital Copy of the Script!
    • Digital Copy of the Short Film!
    • Digital Poster
    • Exclusive Digital ON SET Photos!
    • DVD Copy of the Film "The Curious Case of the Murder that Wasn't"
    • Social Media Video Shout Out from one of our Iconic Characters!
    • Associate Producer Credit in the Film
    • Associate Producer Credit on IMDB
    • Invite to a Digital Premiere of the Short Film! See it First!
    • Paperback Book version of the Script!
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    Spin Off's are for Dick's!

    Dick Van Dyke's Diagnosis Murder was a spin off of Jake and the Fat Man which was a spin off of Matlock! It doesn't stop there! DM made one spin off pilot show every season, trying to launch an equally successful spin off of a spin off of a spin off..I'm getting confused here! Anyway it never happened, none of the pilots were picked up and DM ultimately became more successful that the show that launched it! Spin off's are for Dick Van Dyke!

    Includes:
    • Producer Credit in the Film!
    • Producer Credit on IMDB!
    • DVD Copy of the Film "The Curious Case of the Murder that Wasn't"
    • Digital Concept Art
    • Digital Copy of the Script!
    • Digital Copy of the Short Film!
    • Digital Poster
    • Exclusive Alternative Digital Poster
    • Exclusive Digital ON SET Photos!
    • Invite to a Digital Premiere of the Short Film! See it First!
    • Paperback Book version of the Script!
    • Social Media Video Shout Out from one of our Iconic Characters!
    • Printed Full Size Theatrical Poster
    • Special Thanks Autographed Photo of Cast and Crew
    • DVD Copies of all of our Films!
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    **EARLY BIRD** 221 1/2 Backer Street

    This Early Bird tier is only available for the first week of the project launch! This offer expires 8/16/19 @ 12AM

    This is an EARLY BIRD perk discounted to $40 and includes an extra special gift!

    Picking this up now will get you free access to the $5 tier of our Patreon and you will have access to everything in that tier for 1 year.

    You will get everything above AND and amazing Murder Mystery Party Game!
    Not only can you watch The Curious Case of the Murder that Wasn't you can also invite your friends over to each play an iconic character and solve your own case!

    This isn't a board game folks this is you HOSTING a party with your friends and solving a MURDER!

    Includes:
    • $10 OFF PLEDGE AMOUNT
    • Murder Mystery Party Game
    • DVD Copy of the Film "The Curious Case of the Murder that Wasn't"
    • Free Patreon Access for 1 Year
    • Social Media Video Shout Out from one of our Iconic Characters!
    • IMDB Credit!
    • Digital Copy of the Short Film!
    • Digital Copy of the Script!
    • Digital Concept Art
    • Digital Poster
    • Exclusive Alternative Digital Poster
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    50% OFF----The Consulting Detective

    Sherlock Holmes THE world renowned detective!

    Though not the first fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes is arguably the best known, with Guinness World Records listing him as the "most portrayed movie character" in history. Holmes's popularity and fame are such that many have believed him to be not a fictional character but a real individual.

    Be our REAL consulting detective, our EXECUTIVE DETECTIVE!

    Not only will this tier earn you the credibility of our Executive Producer including IMDB credit, credit in the film, we will also headline your name in all marketing for the project and for all film festivals the project is submitted to.

    Heroes come in many forms and one of the most powerful forms is belief in another persons abilities. Help us make this a reality and believe in us to make this amazing project come to life!

    Includes:
    • Executive Producer Credit in the Film!
    • Executive Producer Credit on IMDB
    • All Festivals will Be Submitted to with YOUR NAME!
    • Creative input on the script if you choose!
    • DVD Copy of the Film "The Curious Case of the Murder that Wasn't"
    • DVD Copies of all of our Films!
    • Paperback Book version of the Script!
    • Printed Full Size Theatrical Poster
    • Invite to a Digital Premiere of the Short Film! See it First!
    • Special Thanks Autographed Photo of Cast and Crew
    • Social Media Video Shout Out from one of our Iconic Characters!
    • Exclusive Digital ON SET Photos!
    • Exclusive Alternative Digital Poster
    • Digital Poster
    • Digital Copy of the Short Film!
    • Digital Copy of the Script!
    • Digital Concept Art
    • Access to the set during production of the film, it's YOUR SET!
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