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Therapist Ben Riesen is thrown into a game of hide and seek around Detroit, MI when one of his Alzheimer's patients disappears.
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EVERY DONATION RECEIVES eCOMICS by RICK BOVEN "HEARTBEASTS" & "LAST PICT" - AS WELL AS SET PHOTOS MAILED TO YOUR DOOR!

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Thank you so much for checking out our Kickstarter page for our new short film, FORGOTTEN DETROIT! 

The story centers around Ben Riesen, a young therapist at the Glenview Hills Retirement Home in Detroit, MI. Still reeling from a break up he should've brushed off months ago, he trudges to work at the inadequately staffed retirement home for patients in the late stages of Alzheimer's disease. One morning, one of his patients goes missing from the home, and Ben must search through the ruins of Detroit as she follows memories long faded. But as he stumbles upon her, his own troubles with women take center stage. Lost in a rotting factory, as well as his patient Gracie's memories, Ben starts to wonder if it's worth being stuck in the past...

Excited? So are we! Director and Artist Rick Boven (who you might know as one half of eccentric Chicago Publisher Nan Bu Nan Books) had a goal to tell this story in two ways; both a graphic novel and a short film. The Graphic Novel is coming along well, but the short film needs a bit more financial attention to make a reality. Being veterans of shoestring budgets, and after putting up thousands of dollars out of pocket already, we need at least $6,000 to begin filming. How will the money be used?

  • RENTALS: Lights, Cameras, and other Grip and Electric gear.
  • LOCATIONS: Unique and Detroit, unlike any other place in the world.
  • FOOD: Cast and Crew already kind enough to donate time.

ANYTHING OVER 6,000 WILL GO DIRECTLY INTO IMPROVING THESE AREAS!

Who's involved with the film? Our Cast and Crew reads like a who's who of up and coming Michigan artists and filmmakers:

We've got some fantastic prizes and bonuses ranging from DVD's of our past films, eBooks, and Graphic Novels. And in case you didn't notice in our video, we kind of like to just give stuff away. I'm sure they'll be even more stuff not listed here that we'll send off to our backers. Because we appreciate you. If you have a minute, check out our previous short film 'I HATE CHICAGO: In The Gutter with Nick Vandermolen' below:

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    Be a FAN. Get eComics "Last Pict" and "Heartbeasts". You'll get set photos mailed to you from set! Plus, get an HD download of "Forgotten Detroit" when the film is released!

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    Be a SCREENWRITER. Get all of the above, plus a finished DVD of the film when it's completed. That DVD is going to have plenty of bonus material like Behind the Scenes featurettes, sketchbooks of storyboards, and more!

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    Be an ACTOR. Get all of the above, as well as early copies of the movie posters that you'll be able to vote and give feedback on. When the final poster is chosen, you'll get a print of that as well! You'll start to be directly involved in the promotion of the film at the ACTOR level. And to sweeten the deal, we'll toss in a download and DVD version of our previous short documentary "I Hate Chicago: In The Gutter with Nick Vandermolen."

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    Be a STAR. You'll get all of the above, plus a copy of the shooting script and a Skype session with Rick and Sarah to discuss your feelings on the script. At this level you'll get even FURTHER involvement with the process, AND a eBook version of the 'Forgotten Detroit' graphic novel when it's completed. Because we want to. We like you.

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    Be a DIRECTOR. Get all of the sweet stuff listed above, plus your name listed in the credits as an executive producer, as well as a rough cut of the movie before anyone else. You'll be able to share your feedback about the shape of the film with us directly before anyone else. And we'll throw in a printed version of the 'Forgotten Detroit' graphic novel to go with that eBook version, signed by Rick. Why not?

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    Be a PRODUCER. This is the big one. You'll get a digital and DVD version of the film, a digital and DVD version of 'I Hate Chicago,' digital and print versions of the graphic novel, a copy of the chosen movie poster, a copy of the script and chat with us, a rough cut of the film before anyone else, your name in the credits, and on top of all that stuff you'll get an invitation for two to our wrap party with cast and crew. There may or may not be a ring of shrimp.

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Funding period

- (30 days)