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On 10/26, join us in showing off Milwaukee's production capabilities with a powerful film featuring a car explosion shot live downtown!

Milwaukee's Production Talent Is Second To None!

Our goal: Prove to the world that Milwaukee is the nation's most under-utilized production powerhouse, with the capabilities, tools and talent to handle even Hollywood-style action and special effects.

To do it, we’ll tell a powerful story with a message we can all embrace, while simultaneously creating explosive effects for an overall production on par with anything created on the West Coast.

    PS -- Yes, we really are going to blow up a car. 

NEW: OnMilwaukee article reveals the passion behind the project: http://onmilwaukee.com/movies/articles/blowitup.html?31448

Flipeleven Creative

(also check out www.facebook.com/flipeleven)

A Milwaukee-based digital marketing team, Flipeleven Creative believes that greatness is a lifestyle -- and that Milwaukee itself helps make this life possible.

Known already for our video storytelling's cinematic sensibility and high production value, this year we assembled a 30-person team and seized first prize at the Milwaukee 48 Hour Film Project for “Until Death.” 

Part of the prize is a one-day RED camera package from North American Camera. That means we have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to capture greatness at 300 frames per second. And we decided it was time we showcased not just our own passion and craft, but that of the entire city we proudly call "home."

RISD Graduate and Co-producer Katie Pfeiffer starring in "Until Death"
RISD Graduate and Co-producer Katie Pfeiffer starring in "Until Death"

Learn more about the RED camera here: http://www.red.com/shot-on-red

What We're Going To Do

Being the passionate Milwaukee advocates we are, we set out to do more than just shoot some cool slow-mo footage with the camera. We set out to send a message to the world.

Tentatively titled "The Nugget," the film follows the explosive consequences of a romance gone badly awry over a disputed treasure known as "The Nugget."

 What is The Nugget, you ask? You'll have to see the film to find out!

So pledge what you can, and share with your friends. Together we can put Milwaukee firmly on the production map -- and possible attract some outside work into our city. (Not to mention blowing up a car on the way)!

Newaukee Joins The Team!

Major local young professional group Newaukee (www.Newaukee.com) has teamed up with us to turn the explosion itself into a spectacular live event! Combining the Capture MKE Awards Ceremony with #LoveMKE will turn an ordinary film shoot into a city-wide rally for creativity.

No Pressure

So now, with hundreds of spectators and a nation to reach, it's time to make this thing happen. That's where you come in.

We all know Milwaukee has incredible talent and a tight-knit community of supporters, so let's show the world that we can handle the action and effects typically associated with Hollywood.

Visit us at www.facebook.com/flipeleven and follow us on Twitter at @flipeleven so we can stay connected and help continue to grow our beautiful city into a national icon for creativity!

Storyboards!

Just to whet your whistle, here are some preliminary storyboards for the film:

Thank You!

Thanks so much to the hundreds of supporters so far through the journey as well as everyone who's choosing to get involved now!

Here are just a few of our key team members. Make sure you say "hi" so we can thank you personally when we see you around Milwaukee!

Kyle Buckley, Producer/Director and Partner at Flipeleven Creative
Kyle Buckley, Producer/Director and Partner at Flipeleven Creative
Lisa Walker England, Screenwriter
Lisa Walker England, Screenwriter
Chad Halvorsen, Producer/Editor
Chad Halvorsen, Producer/Editor
Jon Kline, Director of Photography
Jon Kline, Director of Photography
Jordan Post, Key Grip
Jordan Post, Key Grip
Paula Schultz, Storyboard Artist
Paula Schultz, Storyboard Artist
Andi Woodward, Production
Andi Woodward, Production
Betty Allen, Production
Betty Allen, Production
Justin Schnor, Executive Producer and Partner/Creative Director at Flipeleven Creative
Justin Schnor, Executive Producer and Partner/Creative Director at Flipeleven Creative
Becca Ahlf, Designer
Becca Ahlf, Designer
Lora Steinmetz, Production Coordinator
Lora Steinmetz, Production Coordinator
Shawn Rupnick, Programmer
Shawn Rupnick, Programmer

Love Milwaukee. Blow up a car! #CarsplosionMKE #LoveMKE

LOVE-MKE.com

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