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"The Owl" is a psychological thriller that focuses on interwoven characters, and the trials they face.

Why on earth would you want to donate to "The Owl"? As a potential backer, it takes a great leap of faith to put your funding on the line. To that end, I would like to explain why I feel that you are making a good decision. 

Filmmaking, at it's fundamental root, is chaotic and latent with challenges; and it is exactly these obstacles that makes the payoff so rewarding in the end. I've made over 25 films in my career. All of those films, I've financed myself, which has taught me not to waste a cent! However, I've now reached a stage where my standards, ability and vision are larger than my wallet.

Ultimately though, all these costs are going solely towards production fees. Our only interest is in making the best version of our film as possible. These costs include:

  • Transportation costs for the equipment, crew, and actors.
  • Location fees
  • Craft services to feed the crew, extras, and actors. (Food, Drinks, Creature Comforts)
  • Production design to contribute to the film's aesthetic.
  • Securing an owl and it's handler

Note: All cast and crew are volunteers.

KICKSTARTER is an "all or nothing" fundraising platform. This means that our minimum budget goal set at $3,000 to produce "The Owl" must be met by the deadline in order to receive your funding and proceed with the project. 

My ultimate goal for "The Owl" is to have a finished product worthy for film festival recognition.

Be a part of "The Owl" today, and help our film spread it's wings and get off the ground! Every dollar counts and I can assure you, that each and every one of you are vital to this production. 

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Like most film making projects "The Owl" presents several unique challenges.
If I'm going to ask for your donations, then you deserve to know exactly what you're donating to. In this case I will be producing a feature length film. That's over an hour of narrative fiction that our team is attempting to fill with believable acting, credible effects, melodious music and rapturous dialogue.

Referencing my previous experience, the challenges I see arising are as follows.

1. The simple obstacle of coordinating everyone's holiday schedules to get our filming done in time.
2. Walking the thin line between productivity and quality.
3. Lodging for the out of town actors.
4. Getting permits and permissions for certain locations.

So, what makes me think that I can produce such a project? Two things; my experience and my work ethic. Making a feature length film is well within my capabilities. I made my first one when I was fourteen and it premiered to a packed theater when I was fifteen. Also, the leadership and organizational skills I learned on my way to becoming a Eagle Scout will certainly serve me well on this project. As I mentioned I have made over twenty five movies and numerous promotional videos. My most recent promotional video was made for Immediate Music in Hollywood, promoting the 2012 Olympics.

This video can be seen here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch…

Some of my other work can be seen on my Vimeo page:
http://vimeo.com/user6298676

I look forward to your support in this endeavor to make "The Owl" a success!

Yours in Movies,

Justin Suttles

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