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About


Get Reelisms is a picture book made by filmmakers for:

  • Wannabe filmmakers
  • People who want to learn about the inner workings of a film set
  • Friends and family of filmmakers who want to connect and relate to their filmmaker
                                                   This is a mockup of what the book will look like!
This is a mockup of what the book will look like!

Get Reelisms contains 100+ film set terms, unofficial set etiquette rules, and a bunch of other useful filmmaking related information that will help you navigate and succeed on a film set. It is not just a book for beginners. It is a book for anyone who loves or has an obsessive passion for the art of filmmaking and  "set life."  


It is THE BOOK we wished we had when all of us first started as fledgling filmmakers.  Though the book is highly educational, it is not a textbook. We do not like to take ourselves too seriously.

The book contains:

ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR DRAWINGS by Artist Kellie Penna illustrating film terms in memorable and clever pun form. 

VISUAL POETRY by Jason Cates created with common items/documents used on set in memorable poetry form. 

And CHEEKY DEFINITIONS such as:

The book is divided into 4 major sections. 

  • 5 Stages of Film Production
  • Walkie Talkie Etiquette
  • The ABCs of Film Set Lingo
  • Film Hierarchy 

5 STAGES OF FILM PRODUCTION: Learn what it takes to bring an idea to a final film product


WALKIE TALKIE ETIQUETTE: Learn how to talk properly on the walkie (while you 10-2).  


ABCs OF FILM SET LINGO... Ever wondered what "MOS" means? 


FILM HIERARCHY: Do you know the difference between the DP and AC?

1. The Book

"Get Reelisms" is a beautiful softcover book, 7x7'', packed with 100+ illustrated full-color watercolor pictures and definitions on common film set terms. 

2. Signed Original Artwork

Get an original painting by Kellie Penna or a visual poetry masterpiece by Jason Cates, used in the making of the book. 

3. Moth to Flame Short Films

Kellie, Jason, and Christine are all part of an indie production company in Austin, Texas called Moth to Flame. We love making films. If you donate, you get to watch a short film of your choice for free!

4. Signed Copy of the Book

We'll sign your book!


5. The first book ever. 

Yes, you can get the fist and only version of the book ever printed. It is our very original copy complete with all of it's original errors and notes. Here it is in all of its glory. You'll notice that even the cover page is slightly different.

We are a group of filmmakers who created this book because we wanted one for ourselves to share with our friends and family who are constantly clueless about what we do for work. 

We love what we do as filmmakers. We want to spread our passion about our job to those looking to come into this industry. 

Here are some fun FAQ about the inspiration behind the book.

We need your help to print the first 1,000 copies, get an ISBN, pay the artists, and market the crap out of this thing so we can spread the love.

We hope to  create a Get Reelisms Volume 2 down the line if we get enough interest on the 1st edition!

Risks and challenges

This is a minimal risk project. We have the entire book designed and have several printed proofs. We just don't have the funds to purchase a large quantity order in order to make the book more affordable. Without bulk ordering, a book would cost over $50. By bulk ordering at least 1,000 books, we are able to cut costs by half, allowing us to offer the book at a more reasonable price.

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    The Book + A Short Film

    Get a copy for yourself or a friend!
    Watch a Moth to Flame original short film for free (we'll send you a VIP code)

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    Get a book for yourself, but gift one to someone who needs a copy!
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    Gift your favorite crew members with this book + watch the short film anthology!

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    Signed Original Art Work + Book

    Get one of the signed original art pieces from the book! This can be a Kellie Penna original watercolor drawing or a Jason Cates visual poetry masterpiece + an Early Bird version of Get Reelism Book! Get your book in August! Before everyone else!

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    Ultimate Get Reelism Package

    - Get 4 X early bird copies of the "Get Reelisms" book (all signed)
    - Get 1 X Original Art Pieces
    - Watch the "Fantastic 5 short film collection for free (4 of Moth to Flame's best shorts)
    - Get a FaceTime/Skype session with 1 of the creators of the book to talk about anything.

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    The First Edition

    - Get the first ever signed proof of the book.
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