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This farcical noir tale of murder, intrigue, betrayal & self-improvement is in the final leg of post-production & planning its release.
A tale of murder, intrigue, betrayal and self improvement.
A tale of murder, intrigue, betrayal and self improvement.
302 backers pledged $44,546 to help bring this project to life.

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SETTING THE SCENE

Upon discovering a coded message in the self help book 6 Dynamic Laws for Success (In Life, Love & Money) which purportedly reveals the location of $2.4 million missing from a bank robbery gone bad, a demoralized ex-used car salesman sets out on a quest to find the money and remake himself in the process. However, he soon discovers he’s not the only one after the cash, and that the road to riches and self-improvement is littered with irate ex-wives, litigious fiancés, household calamities, accidental murders, and love at first sight.

Filmed in Idaho, 6 Dynamic Laws for Success in Life, Love & Money draws inspiration from the golden age of film noir, screwball comedies, and seminal self-improvement books like Think and Grow Rich and How to Win Friends and Influence People to weave its farcical tale. Shot in stunning black & white, the film celebrates classic cinema while offering a fresh, original comic noir.

THE BRASS TACKS

We are currently in the final stage of post-production. The film has been edited, the score is nearly complete, sound design and mix are underway, and the final color, visual FX, and mastering have begun. 

Once complete, we'll be seeking out presentation at film festivals, distribution via traditional outlets, and taking the film on the road for a theatrical tour.

When you pledge your support to 6 Dynamic Laws you're placing yourself first in line to receive the film and all its special edition goodies, while at the same time kindly helping us cover the hard costs associated with completing and delivering the film.

Here's a breakdown of our costs:

Film Completion (Final Score, Sound Mix, and Picture Mastering) All of the final nitty-gritty work to complete work on the film – final design and sound mix, final score mix, color correction, visual FX, and mastering.

Musical Score & Song Licensing Mixing the final score and licensing two songs for use in the picture.

Distribution Deliverables From E&O insurance and chain of title to our digital mastering and DCP creation for theatrical and festival play.

Publicity, Marketing, Film Festivals & Distribution Design and creation of publicity materials, film festival submissions, theatrical virtual print fees, Blu-Ray design, authoring and production, live streaming, and our independent theatrical tour of the film.

REWARDS SUMMARY

MEET THE CAST & CREW OF 6 DYNAMIC LAWS

Jennifer Lafleur and Ross Partridge talk about what attracted them to 6 Dynamic Laws for Success (in Life, Love & Money), and the characters of Norma Seville, and Milton Montgomery.

Travis Swartz, who plays Ulysses T. Lovin in 6 Dynamic Laws talks about his experience on the film, and what it's like working from a place like Boise, Idaho.

Ryan Bayne, who composed the score for 6 Dynamic Laws talks about getting out of his comfort zone to create his own brand of noir sound for the film.

OUR TIMELINE

Once successfully funded, we'll immediately begin putting the final touches on the film, prepping its deliverables (including our limited edition rewards), and seeking out a premiere. From there we'll begin planning our theatrical tour and, barring any unforeseen events, rewards will be sent to backers within the timeline provided. 

ABOUT THE CAST

Travis Swartz (Ulysses T. Lovin) is an Idaho native best known for his work as Hank Patterson the World's Greatest Fly Fishing Guide. His comedy series has been viewed by millions of fans and has taken him across the country speaking in front of sold out crowds.

Jennifer Lafleur (Norma Seville) is a dynamic talent known for her diverse and powerful work in indie film including MAD, The Midnight Swim, and No Light and No Land Anywhere, as well as her numerous TV appearances in shows such as Wedlock, Billions, Workaholics, and Children's Hospital.

Ross Partridge (Milton Montgomery) is fresh off appearing in Netflix's latest hit series, Stranger Things, and directing the critically acclaimed film LAMB, which he also starred in opposite Oona Laurence.

Lisa King Hawkes (Lizzie Duffrey) is a producer turned actor living in Idaho. Most recently she appeared in Zero Point, an independent series created by Gregory Bayne and Christian Lybrook, which garnered her a "Best Actress" award at the 2015 SeriesFest.

Sara Lynch (Sue Duffrey) is an actor, producer, production designer, and costume designer working in Idaho. Most recently Lynch starred in How the Sky Will Melt which debuted on NoBudge in 2015, and worked triple time on 6 Dynamic Laws as co-star, costumer and production designer.

Bennett Huhn (Nicholas) is a newcomer to the screen having honed his acting chops on stage at the Boise Contemporary Theater in Boise, Idaho.

ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS

6 Dynamic Laws for Success was produced by a stellar crew of Idaho natives, many artists in their own right (who we'd strongly encourage you to look up). These amazing individuals include: Matthew Wade, Chaz Gentry, Mark Doubleday, Celeste Matika, Annie Bulow, Amanda Springs, Kylie MacEntee, Josie Pusl, Andrea Trammell, Lila Streicher, Sean McNearney, Leslie Lopez and Ryan Bayne.

Gregory Bayne (Writer, Director)

Gregory is an award winning DP, editor, writer, director, and producer. His work has included feature documentaries, shorts, digital productions, and feature length films. A 2012 Sundance New Frontier Storytelling Fellow, and 2015 IFP Screen Forward Lab fellow, Bayne has been a guest speaker discussing the changing landscape of film, media, and digital distribution at Columbia University, the Los Angeles Film Festival, Lone Star Film Festival and the London Film School, and has written articles for Filmmaker Magazine, WorkbookProject.com, and NoFilmShool.com. 

Since 2009 he has produced and directed two documentary features, Jens Pulver | DRIVEN (2011), and Bloodsworth–An Innocent Man (2015). In 2014 he co-created (with Christian Lybrook) and directed the pilot for, the award winning series Zero Point, which was developed through the IFP Screen Forward Lab and premiered as part of the 2015 Tribeca N.O.W. program.

Currently, Bayne is in post-production on his debut feature 6 Dynamic Laws for Success in Life, Love & Money, and developing his second narrative film, Total Electric Living.

Christian Lybrook (Producer)

Christian Lybrook is a writer, director and producer whose work has appeared at film festivals throughout the U.S., including the Tribeca Film Festival, SeriesFest, and the Sun Valley Film Festival (SVFF). His script for his short film Carbon won SVFF’s inaugural 1 Potato Award. 

He is a fellow of IFP’s ScreenForward Lab and their No Borders Program, and participated in the first-ever Tribeca’s Digital Creators Market for the award-winning pre-apocalyptic thriller series Zero Point, co-created with Gregory Bayne. 

He is currently developing a western crime drama, Branded, which tells the tale of a cattle cop whose past is dredged up when he investigates the murder of a prominent ranching family after their cattle have been found skinned alive.

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

I've been very honored to be able tell the remarkable stories of others through my non-fiction work for the better part of a decade. I've been incredibly blessed over the years to have such a supportive community of collaborators, mentors, and backers who've enabled and encouraged me to continue creating in Idaho. Those films, and individuals have shaped me as filmmaker, and have taught me invaluable lessons in storytelling.

This project marks a departure, and a return, for me. While it’s very different from the documentaries I've made, it's probably the most honest version of my voice I've ever publicized (which is a bit anxiety producing). 6 Dynamic Laws is a culmination of all the things I love about cinema: its inherent abstraction, its beauty found through great composition and light, the interplay between camera, performer, and setting, the bending of time, space, and tone, its memorable characters, and its unique combination of all art forms coming together to create singular experiences. For me, this picture embraces those notions, and hearkens back to the films of Peter Bogdanovich, Billy Wilder, Howard Hawks, David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch and the Coen Brothers, whose work inspired me to pursue film in the first place.

With 6 Dynamic Laws for Success In Life, Love & Money, we set out to create a cinematic experience that was fun, offbeat, and idiosyncratic; a film with the ability to surprise and delight. I believe we've achieved that.

Thank you in advance for your time, and thank you for supporting independent art.

Risks and challenges

"6 Dynamic Laws for Success in Life, Love & Money" has already been filmed and edited, and is currently in the final very stages of scoring, sound design, color correction, visual FX, design and delivery. While timelines can often go awry in the world of independent film, the film will be completed, and we will do our upmost to ensure rewards are delivered in the timeline provided above.

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    Friend, your kind contribution to this picture lands you those EXCLUSIVE UPDATES, and a digital download of writer/director Gregory Bayne's never before seen 1993 student film "An American Tragedy." The picture was filmed in 16mm in Vancouver, BC while Bayne was attending the Vancouver Film School.

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    It Seems Too Good to be True.

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    The Ulysses T. Lovin

    Dynamic Law No. 1 is "You can't get something for nothing," and friend, for your selfless act of contributing $50 clams in support of this picture, we're gonna send you the picture. Yessir, a high quality "backer only edition" digital download of "6 Dynamic Laws for Success in Life, Love & Money," delivered straight to your inbox (along with those exclusive updates). You will also receive an invite to our "backer only" live stream event.

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    Dynamic Law No. 3 cuts to the heart of it, "If You Don't Believe, You Won't Achieve." With your belief (and kind contribution) we can not only finish our picture, we can achieve the creation of a Limited Run Blu-Ray Edition of "6 Dynamic Laws for Success in Life, Love & Money." This Limited Edition Disc, made by cinephiles for cinephiles, will be modeled after our favorite purveyor of films released on physical media, the Criterion Collection, and will come packed with extras, commentaries, and be adorned in beautiful art. But wait, there's more! We'll also be sending you the Ulysses T. Lovin.

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    We could go on describing these dynamic, life changing laws, but don't you want to be a little bit surprised? The Norma Seville, like its namesake, ups the ante. Not only will you receive the Milton Montgomery *AND* the Sisters Duffrey, you'll also be adorned with "Very Special Thanks" in the film's end credit scroll.

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    Named for the author of our fictional self-improvement book, "6 Dynamic Laws for Success in Life, Love & Money," our E.H. Mumford reward includes a genuine replica of the original movie prop book, and a signed original screenplay of "6 Dynamic Laws for Success in Life, Love & Money" by Gregory Bayne. You will also receive the Norma Seville.

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    Do you enjoy public adoration and accolades? Your impressive generosity, and belief in this endeavor grants you the moniker of "Co-Producer." You'll be listed as such in the end credits, and on IMDB. You will also be provided up to 10 tickets to our Boise, Idaho premiere of the film (date/time TBA), where we'll sing your praises, as well as an invite to our exclusive after party where we'll buy you a drink, and ask you about funding our next film. You'll also receive the The E. H. Mumford.

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