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An assassin and his handler attempt to train a rebellious apprentice in this futuristic action thriller short film.
An assassin and his handler attempt to train a rebellious apprentice in this futuristic action thriller short film.
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The Assassin's Apprentice - a Futuristic Action Thriller

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$10,000 STRETCH GOAL!

With your help, we've surpassed our initial goal of $2,500, and now we set our sights on our ultimate goal of $10,000. This will allow us to have an extra shooting day, delve into the characters more, and make the film longer - in other words, you get a much better product! 

When we reach the $10k Stretch Goal, we will give every donor at or above the $25 level one-week access (10/24-10/31) to watch "Occupants," which just won first place for a sci-fi/horror film at the 2016 Shriekfest horror film festival! Directed by Russell Emanuel, Produced by Howard Nash, and starring Robert Picardo.

*Let's get to $10,000, and then celebrate Halloween week with your free viewing of an award winning sci-fi/horror film! 

 

The Assassin's Apprentice is a story about a young apprentice assassin (Tarah Paige - True Blood, CSI: NY, Transformers, Star Trek: Renegades) whose first solo mission is to neutralize a notorious, and previously untouchable, drug kingpin. Because of her unparalleled athletic skills and insatiable thirst for adventure and excitement, she attempts to execute her hit in a different manner than her trainer (Robert Picardo - Star Trek: Voyager, Total Recall, Stargate: Atlantis, Supernatural) and handler (Marina Sirtis - Star Trek: Next Generation, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Generations) would like. 

The Assassin's Apprentice is a short film that will serve as the first step in a bigger plan to establish the Assassins franchise, which will include a trilogy of feature films, an Assassins mobile game, and exclusive membership into the world of secret assassins. 

 

 

 

*Please take a look at Tarah's stunt reel. Her stunt, freerunning and parkour skills will be on full display in this film. 

 

Our production team is made up of Hollywood professionals with combined decades of experience, directing and producing such productions as the award winning Occupants, Tiger, P.J., as well as the sci-fi/thriller 5th Passenger, and horror features When the Fever Breaks and Lure. These people include Howard Nash, Russ Emanuel, Ryan Husk, and Eric Brown.

We've come together to create this new, exciting action/thriller franchise, and to expand it into a multitude of forward-thinking media.  

 

Risks and challenges

Every production has risks and challenges - renting equipment and studios, unforeseen scheduling issues, etc.. - but your donations will help our expert team to minimize these potential pitfalls.

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