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A comic drama of three unlikely individuals who come together to find their way. Backers can experience filmmaking live. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on June 10, 2013.

A comic drama of three unlikely individuals who come together to find their way. Backers can experience filmmaking live.

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EXPERIENCE AND PARTICIPATE IN THE MAKING OF THIS FILM 

If you’ve ever wondered how a feature film is made, this is your chance. We want you to be a part of the production.  Be there on day one and watch how a scene is shot, experience a live set, or involve yourself in a production detail that interests you. Whether it’s a scene breakdown, a lighting set-up, an actor’s process, or a directors note. You determine what you want to be involved with. Come and go as you please, or stay until you hear, “That’s a Wrap!” The bottom line: we’re opening our set to you.

HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE?

We’ve made a decision to use all of our secured funds for production costs. Every dime we have is being put into the principal photography of this film, from the crew of industry professionals to the equipment we will be using. We feel this film deserves such a high level of quality, that we’re willing to put all our money into this phase of production.

This will directly benefit you since we are opening up our set to our backers, allowing you to actively watch and participate with this project as it happens.

WHY ARE YOU SO CRUCIAL?

Since all of our funds are being used for production, we need your pledge for all our post-production costs. Including editing, color correction, sound design and marketing to name a few. There is a lot to do once the production has wrapped, and putting it all together is where we need your help.

A LIVE INTERACTIVE LINK

All backers who pledge of $25 or more will gain access to an Interactive Link. This link will become active on day 1 of filming, and will last for the duration of principal photography. During each shooting day we’ll be uploading videos, pictures, and we'll also have live video streaming from set. You can comment in real-time directly to the cast, crew, and even the director! We’re going to make this as interactive as possible keeping you involved every step of the way.

Ask questions, tell us what you think, or just sit back and see how this all comes together. Your involvement really depends on you and what interests you. The entire cast and crew is on board and is excited to take part in this Kickstarter first.

WHEN DOES THIS START?

Its happening right now!! Since this campaign is active, we have already begun. Make a pledge of $25 or more and you’ll be sent the interactive link to begin your journey with us.

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THE STORY

The Frontier is a comic drama about three unlikely individuals at crossroads in their lives, who come together and help each other find their way forward. Sean, a retired literature professor and civic activist who knows he’s nearing the end of his life, writes a letter to his son, Tennessee, a ranch hand who hasn’t been home for years. Upon receiving this letter Tennessee hitchhikes back home with the hope of making peace with his father. Nina, a young woman looking to find herself and her place in the world, accepts Sean’s offer to move into his guest room and help him write his memoirs. The three find it difficult to live under the same roof, but eventually as their walls come down they find that they are becoming a strange sort of family.

Director Matt Rabinowitz
Director Matt Rabinowitz
Max Gail as Burt Shotton in "42"
Max Gail as Burt Shotton in "42"
Anastassia Sendyk as "Nina"
Anastassia Sendyk as "Nina"
Coleman Kelly as "Tennessee"
Coleman Kelly as "Tennessee"

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ACTORS

  •    SEAN - Max Gail
  •    TENNESSEE - Coleman Kelly
  •    ANNIE - Anastassia Sendyk
  •    OLIVER - Oliver Seitz
  •    SUSAN - Katherine Cortez

DIRECTOR / WRITERS

  •    DIRECTOR / WRITER - Matt Rabinowitz
  •    WRITER - Carlos Colunga

PRODUCERS

  •    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - Elliot Roberts
  •    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER - Bonnie Levetin
  •    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER - Lea White
  •    PRODUCER - Jeffry A. DeCola
  •    PRODUCER - John Thompson
  •    UPM / LINE PRODUCER - Rob Van Norden

ASSISTANT DIRECTORS

  •    1st AC - Rob Van Norden
  •    2nd AC - Ashley Franklin

SCRIPT SUPERVISOR

  •    SCRIPT SUPERVISOR - Simone Boudriot

CAMERA DEPARTMENT

  •    DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - Adam CK Vollick
  •    A CAMERA 1st AC - Jeremy Seward
  •    B CAMERA OPERATOR - Thom Valko
  •    B CAMERA 1st AC - Nick Cutway
  •    ADDITIONAL B CAMERA OPERATOR - Drew Dawson

SOUND

    •    PRODUCTION SOUND / BOOM - Rob Fillmore

GRIP / ELECTRIC

    •    GAFFER - Chad Dougherty
    •    GRIP - Darina Sikmashvili
    •    ADDITIONAL SWING G & E - Peter Mosiman

ART DEPARTMENT

    •    PRODUCTION DESIGNER / COSTUMES - Lea White
    •    ART DIRECTOR - Catherine Weiss
    •    ART DIRECTOR - Lindsay Garvey

HAIR / MAKEUP

    •    HAIR / MAKEUP - Melissa Anchondo
    •    ADDITIONAL HAIR / MAKEUP - Julz Perez

EDITORIAL

    •    EDITOR - Tim Mirkovich
    •    SET INTERN / MEDIA MANAGER - Matthew Somogyi

PUBLICITY

    •    PUBLICIST - Mickey Conttrell
    •    ASSISTANT TO MICKEY COTTRELL - Emily Doss
    •    SOCIAL MEDIA / EPK - Joseph Adams

CONSTRUCTION

    •    FENCE CONSTRUCTION - Glenn Tobey

STILL PHOTOGRAPHY

    •    STILL PHOTOGRAPHER - Theo Rabinowitz
    •    PRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPHER - Alexas Wiener
    •    CHARACTURES - Tommy Sugimoto

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS

    •    SET PA - Kerri Farrell
    •    SET PA - Brett Chatelain
    •    SET PA - Zack Rabinowitz

RANCH

    •    HORSE WRANGLER - Erik Olson
    •    THUNDERING HOOVES RANCH - Steve Lukasiewicz
    •    AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION - Katie Vincent
    •    AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION - Chad Byrnes
    •    AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION - Claudia Vizcaino

PRODUCTION

  •    LEGAL - MANATT | PHELPS | PHILLIPS - Laurance Marks
  •    ASSISTANT TO LAURENCE MARKS - Maritza Martinez
  •    PAGE JENKINS FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. - Page Jenkins
  •    ACCOUNTANT - Rachel Mandel
  •    CITY NATIONAL BANK - ENTERTAINMENT DIVISION - Ramiro Mendoza
  •    PAYROLL - ADP - Terrence Walsh
  •    ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE - ADP - Billy Stanford
  •    MOMENTOUS INSURANCE BROKERAGE, INC. - Nori Sherman
  •    TITLE SEARCH & OPINION / SCRIP CLEARANCE - Suzy Vaughan
  •    CLEARANCE - Ashley Kravitz
  •    SAG-AFTRA BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVE - Lisa Ford
  •    SAG-AFTRA FEILD SERVICES - Antoinette de Wolff
  •    PERMITS - FILM L.A. - Yulizza Ramirez
  •    SEAN'S HOUSE - Cynthia Gullen
  •    REHEARSAL SPACE - THE ACTORS COMPANY - Colby Christopher
  •    SET DESIGN HELP - Sylvia Roberts
  •    KICKSTARTER - Elisabeth Holm

Risks and challenges

Every film has risk associated with it, but we feel we have reduced these risks because of our highly skilled production team, crew, and support infrastructure. This includes the engagement of legal services, consultation from Millennium Films, and our well connected Executive Producer.

We have also completed the necessary legal steps and hurdles for any proper film to be picked up for distribution including; Liability Insurance, Copyrights, Production Insurance, Errors & Omissions, Filming Permits, Clearance Reports, SAG Contracts, and Title Searches.

With our professional team and all of the proper steps completed, we can confidently make this film a success and secure distribution.

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    THE ROBERT FROST

    -- STAY CONNECTED --

    With this pledge you’ll be kept up to date on our progress, our late nights and the joys and heartaches of making an independent feature film. You'll also receive our unending gratitude for your help in making this film happen. (NOTE: The special interactive link starts at a pledge level of $25 or more).

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    THE HARPER LEE

    -- SPECIAL THANK YOU ON WEBSITE --

    In addition to our unending gratitude, you will get a Very Special Thank You on our website, www.TheFrontierPicture.com. (You may also include a website link to attach to your name).

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    THE JACK KEROUAC

    -- DIGITAL COPY OF SCREENPLAY --

    For this pledge, you’ll receive a digital copy (.pdf file) of “The Frontier” Screenplay and a Very Special Thank You on our website, www.TheFrontierPicture.com. (You may also include a website link to attach to your name).

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    THE WALT WHITMAN

    -- A LIVE INTERACTIVE LINK --

    Everything above this level allows you to be an active participant in the production phase of this film. You'll get a special interactive link that allows you exclusive access to see how a film is made. We have assembled a world class crew of industry professionals, and a talented cast starring Max Gail; so interact, share, or comment with them. You'll also receive a digital copy (.pdf file) of the screenplay to follow along. We begin principal photography on May 6th, so pledge ASAP.

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    THE J. D. SALINGER

    -- HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD --

    We feel this is the best bang for your buck!! In addition to all the previous pledge levels, you’ll be among the first to see the film with your very own HD digital download (format to be determined). Imagine screening the film for your friends and family, reading along with the screenplay, and bragging to everyone that you were there (virtually) for every step of the way. You might even want to take credit for a particular shot. We’ll back you up.

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    THE JOHN STEINBECK

    -- COOL T-SHIRT TO WEAR AS YOU SCREEN THE FILM --

    In addition to all the previous pledge levels, we’ll give you a cool limited edition custom T-shirt with The Frontier movie graphics on it. You have to wear this as you screen the film at your house, showing off to everyone of how you were involved in the making of the film.

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    THE LANGSTON HUGHES

    -- COPY OF MOVIE --

    With this pledge you will receive a physical copy of the movie when it's released (either DVD or BLU RAY) in addition to all previous pledge levels.

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    THE EMILY DICKENSON

    -- SIGNED COPY OF MOVIE --

    In addition to all previous pledge levels, you will receive a copy of the movie (either DVD or BLU RAY) signed by the Screenwriter and Director.

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    THE MARK TWAIN

    -- MOVIE PROP --

    Have you ever wanted a piece of a movie? In addition to all previous non-limited pledge levels, you’ll receive a book of great American literature (author TBD). Said prop will be used as set dressing in the movie, and will be signed by Max Gail “Professor Sean Sullivan”, screenwriter Carlos Colunga, and director Matt Rabinowitz.

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    THE HENRY DAVID THOREAU

    -- SIGNED COPY OF SCREENPLAY --

    With this very special pledge you’ll receive a copy of the screenplay signed by the full cast and crew. You will also receive all previously non-limited pledge levels.

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    THE MAYA ANGELOU

    -- SIGNED COPY OF SCREENPLAY AND MOVIE --

    Receive a copy of the screenplay signed by the full cast and crew, and a copy of the movie (DVD or BLU RAY) signed by the director and screenwriter. You will also receive all previously non-limited pledge levels.

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    THE HERMAN MELVILLE

    -- SPECIAL THANK YOU IN CREDIT ROLL --

    This pledge is for someone who wants to see their name on the big screen. You’ll receive a SPECIAL THANK YOU in the credit roll of the film. Just think, as you screen the film for your family and friends, you can read along with the screenplay and watch your name appear in the credit roll, knowing you were involved in the making of this movie. You will also receive all previously non-limited pledge levels.

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    THE E.E. CUMMINGS

    -- PERSONAL TOUR OF SET --

    With this pledge you will get a 30 minute personal tour of the set via Skype! Virtually walk around the set visiting with cast and crew, and see the nitty gritty behind the scenes. Time it correctly and you may see a scene being filmed, just please be quiet while we're rolling. This is a perfect gift for any aspiring director or actor to talk with industry professionals and see how a film comes together. You will also receive a special THANK YOU in the credits of the film, and all previously non-limited pledge levels.

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    THE PHILIP ROTH

    -- BE IN THE FILM!! --

    Do you want to be in the film, or do you just want to be on a real movie set? Sometime during May we will be filming a scene with extras, and with this pledge level you or one of your friends could be a part of the production! Please reserve a full day in the Los Angeles area. You’ll also receive your name in the credits of the film, and all previously non-limited pledge levels.

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    THE WILLA CATHER

    -- TWO TICKETS TO THE PREMIER --

    With this pledge you are invited to our premier with a guest (Location TBD). You will also receive all previously non-limited pledge levels. You must provide your own transportation.

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    THE SAUL BELLOW

    -- LEARN FILMMAKING - BE AN INTERN --

    Do you want to help with this film? Can you commit to a full 20 day shooting schedule in the Los Angeles area? Learn the aspects of filmmaking on a real set. This is a PA/Intern position and time is of the essence since we begin principal photography on May 6th. You will receive a credit in the film and on IMDB along with all previously non-limited pledge levels. You must provide your own transportation.

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    THE RALPH WALDO EMMERSON

    -- DINNER AND 2 TICKETS TO PREMIER --

    With this pledge you’re invited to dinner with the cast and the director, Matt Rabinowitz. They will dine you and a guest at a local restaurant in Los Angeles. You will also receive all previously non-limited pledge levels. You must provide your own transportation.

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    THE WILLIAM FAULKNER

    -- YOUR NAME ON IMDB AS A CHARACTER NAMED AFTER YOU --

    Do you want a character in the movie named after you or a loved one? With this pledge THE JOGGER character will be named after you or someone you chose. See your name as this character forever on IMDB and in the movie. You will also receive all previously non-limited pledge levels.

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    THE ALICE WALKER

    -- YOUR NAME ON IMDB AS A CHARACTER NAMED AFTER YOU --

    Like The William Faulkner pledge, we can name THE MAILMAN character after you or a loved one? See your name as this character forever on IMDB and in the movie. You will also receive all previously non-limited pledge levels.

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    THE ERNEST HEMINGWAY

    -- CO-ASSOCIATE PRODUCER - TICKETS TO PREMIER - ACCESS TO SET --

    At this level you’ll be credited as a CO-ASSOCIATE PRODUCER. Forever be a part of this film with your name in the credits and on IMDB. You’ll also get one day of full access on set. Come spend a day with us! You will also receive all previously non-limited pledge levels. You must provide your own transportation.

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    THE ZORA NEALE HURSTON

    -- ASSOCIATE PRODUCER - TICKETS TO PREMIER - ACCESS TO SET --

    You’ll be credited as an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER. Forever be a part of this film with your name in the credits and on IMDB. You’ll also get one day of full access on set. Come spend a day with us! You will also receive all previously non-limited pledge levels. You must provide your own transportation.

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