"Hope Still Lives"
AMNESIA isn't a film but a TV show described by the Slamdance Scriptwriting contest as "very fast paced... reader could barely catch their breath". The main character, Allan Carter, is driven to find the clues to what's going on while struggling to stay one step ahead of an army bent on killing him. It's part thriller, part action, part mystery, part drama, with a great love story that spans every episode. You can read the first 10 pages of the pilot here.
Starring Andrew Roth, Christina Rose and Erika Hoveland.
Supporting cast is: Julie Kendall, John Thomassen, Amy Hoerler, Keri Maletto, Torry Martin, Didrick Davis, Jennie Kahn-Jacques, Annette Figuerroa, Carlacia Grant, Alan Heyman, Donnie Kent, Thomas Falborn, Mario Temes, Kathy Sandvoss, and Janet Carabelli. (for more detail on each actor scroll towards the bottom)
For Allan Carter, he is driven by one constant theme, Hope Still Lives! Our writer/director came up with this concept and theme 4 months after 9/11. Just when things are the bleakest there is always the possibility, the hope, of something better. Most apocalyptic TV shows have a tendency to be bleak and have a lack of hope. Even if zombies are trying to kill you, shouldn't there still be a presence of hope?
BRINGING ALLAN CARTER TO LIFE
The key to selling the believability of the AMNESIA TV show was finding the right actor who could sell the emotional struggle and challenges of Allan Carter. We picked Andrew Roth to helm the lead of Allan because of his diverse acting experience, his on screen presence and the fact that he looked exactly the way the producers had envisioned.
Most of the time a producer will attempt to shoot the TV pilot and then pitch it to the networks. Why just make a first episode of AMNESIA and hope someone funds the rest.... We're going after the entire 6 episodes of the first season!
What we're doing right now is raising the funds for Phase I of AMNESIA (the high concept Big Event scene and scenes that accompany it). Phase I is the most challenging and pivotal part of the production and will be used throughout the entire season. This phase is key in drawing in more interest for the project in the long term.
The best part is the producer has already done it before! He shot a demo of the big accident scene with an extremely tight budget which proves that with the kickstarter goal reached for Phase I he can take it to a new level of quality! Watch the demo here.
With the entire 6 episodes of AMNESIA completed, we will have a much stronger position when pitching it to the networks. If for some reason the networks pass, we'll look into online options and get the episodes to our fans. Either way you will see the AMNESIA TV show.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
But why just back a project when you can also join us on the journey... One of our best rewards is to get those cool behind-the-scenes videos that we'll post once a week after the shooting of Phase I is concluded. We're calling it the AMNESIA CAM.- This way you're on the journey with us almost like watching episodes of a reality TV show.
There are more interactive rewards like the Easter Egg Hunt where your name is hidden throughout the Big Event timeline for people to search for. Or what about a chance to own some memorabilia like Allan Carter's costume, or the director's notebook or original storyboards after production is completed.
Current Cast and Crew (more being added weekly)
New Cast Member just added: Brett Golov
Another New Cast member added: Maria Gray
Andrew Roth, some of his work: The Wire, Devils Racecourse, Elysium, Man Name is Paul imdb
Christina Rose, some of her work: How do You Write a Joe Shermann Song, DeadHeads, Jennifer Day TV, Favor imdb
Erika Hoveland, some of her work: The House That Jack Broke, Roadkill: A Love Story, Sparkle imdb
Julie Kendall: Under The Dome, So Dark, New Hope and more
John Thomassen: Wisp TV, The Awakened, Sharp Love, Sharp Kitten and more
Amy Hoerler: Lumiere Fantome, Run Stinky Run, All that You Can't Leave Behind and more
Keri Maletto: Not for Human Consumption, So Dark, Quarterlifers and more
Torry Martin: My Name is Paul, Adrift, How I Met My Father and more
Didrick Davis: Lee Martin's Midnight Hour, Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption, Mimesis and more
Jennie Kahn-Jacques: The House That Jack Broke and more
Annette Figuerroa: Ned Venture, Apollyon, Just My Luck TV series, and more
Carlacia Grant: Apollyon and more
Alan Heyman: Hollow Creek, the Projectionist, The Killing of A Japanese Bookie and more
Donnie Kent: America's Most Wanted and more
Thomas Falborn: Burn Notice, The Glades, America's Most Wanted and more
Mario Temes: Sub Rosa, I Am Sane, Requiem, Clarissa's World TV show and more
Kathy Sandvoss: It's Supernatural TV Series, My Name Is Paul, Distraction and more
Janet Carabelli: Assumed Killer, Schizophrenia, an Obsession more
Risks and challenges
There is always the possibility of unforeseen issues, but the best thing about Phase I of AMNESIA is that the producer has already proven his ability to get it done! Not only has he produced the highly acclaimed The House That Jack Broke, which appeared in 4 cities across Michigan, but he has also shot a demo of the big accident scene with an extremely limited budget, which proves that with the kickstarter goal reached for Phase I, he'll be able to take things to a new level!
Also, every person who supports AMNESIA through this kickstarter campaign is helping to generate interest in the entire project which will help us complete the remaining two phases.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
I already gave, but one thing that does confuse me a bit is what's actually being shot with the $5K - is it all 6 eps, or just one sequence of the 6 eps? If it's the one sequence, how many minutes of the total runtime of the 6 eps does it equate to?
The show is told in 3 timelines spread out over the 6 episodes. We're shooting the Big Accident scene timeline first (that's what the 5k is for) Total running time of that segment is just under the 45 minutes that you get from an actual episode. The only reason I am able to pull it off at that really tight budget is that the most time consuming part is the set up. Once we've set up all the cars the day before, on the road, then we can just focus on the acting and camera work. If I hadn't shot the demo of the first 5 minutes I wouldn't have even proposed the idea.
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