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While the Village Sleeps

A "dummy noir" murder mystery featuring the ventriloquist/dummy detective duo of Trillo & Suede

While the Village Sleeps

A "dummy noir" murder mystery featuring the ventriloquist/dummy detective duo of Trillo & Suede

pledged of $55,000pledged of $55,000 goal
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, July 1 2013 3:59 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated June 14, 2014
 

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    Access to an online screening when the film is complete plus our heartfelt thanks. Plus your name included in an online list of backers of the film.

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    All of the above plus a DVD of the finished film, signed by Jonathan and Ian. The DVD will include a Making Of featurette and other cool stuff. Plus a photo of Trillo & Suede signed by Jonathan.

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    All of the above plus a While the Village Sleeps t-shirt. Plus a downloadable pdf of the shooting script. (We are trying to save trees.)

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    Same as Reward #4 but two While the Village Sleeps t-shirts instead of one.

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    All of the above plus a "thank you" in the end credits. Plus a shout out from Jonathan and/or Ian in a behind-the-scenes online video. Plus a While the Village Sleeps poster autographed by both Jonathan and Ian.

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    All of the above plus an Associate Producer credit in the end credits; plus a one hour Skype video chat with Jonathan and one or more of the "dummies" (Sam Suede, Ezra or Aunt Sarah...your choice!) This chat can be one on one, or you may have as many people as you are able to cram around your webcam. And you may video record the chat and keep it for posterity.

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    All of the above plus an invitation to spend a day and/or night on set and watch the film being shot. (Travel expenses not included.) Eat/drink and chat with the actors during breaks in the shooting, and take photos behind the scenes.

    You can also be an Extra in the movie if you are available on the date that we could use you.

    Plus an invitation to a cast party to be held somewhere in the greater London area. (travel costs not included.)

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    Option A: All of the above plus Jonathan will perform a ventriloquist show for you and your guests in person anywhere within a 50 mile radius of New York City; or Option B: All of the above plus five hours of ventriloquism instruction with Jonathan. Whether you are a professional or amateur ventriloquist, or have no idea how to do it but want to learn, Jonathan will give you five hours of one on one instruction/coaching. This will take place either in a NYC area location, or through Skype. Or you can choose to use some or all of the five hours with Jonathan to get his input on non-ventriloquial things, such as your stand-up comedy routines, acting monologues, etc. Or discuss the meaning of life. Whatever.

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    All of the above plus Ian will read your screenplay and contructively critique it. If you have written a screenplay and would like a candid assessment of it by a very experienced, knowledgeable and insightful film producer/director, here is a golden opportunity. After reading your screenplay (up to 130 properly formatted typed pages) Ian will send you a detailed analysis of what he believes works, what does not, and why; and what you can do to make your screenplay the best that it can be.

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    All of the above plus your name immortalized in the film. This could be a prop, a brand, a character. You name it, we'll make it happen. Plus an Executive Producer credit appearing at both the beginning and the end of the film.

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    All of the above plus Jonathan will travel to anywhere in the world and perform a ventriloquist show for you and your guests in person. (Excluding war zones or other areas where Jonathan or his puppet partners would be in mortal danger, or where travel visas cannot be obtained.)

    Plus Jonathan will attend a private screening of While the Village Sleeps for you and your guests - arranged and hosted by you - and will discuss the film and answer questions after the screening.

    Plus all in attendance will receive Trillo & Suede photos, which Jonathan will autograph.

    Plus Jonathan and one or more of his puppet partners will record a short promotional video for your business or organization. Plus you will have unlimited access to visit the set during shooting, i.e. you will be welcome on set whenever you like to watch the film being shot.

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