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FilmPistol ProductionsBy FilmPistol Productions
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FilmPistol ProductionsBy FilmPistol Productions
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About

                                                                  THE STORY

                                                  WHY THIS STORY IS ABOUT YOU

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    WHO WE ARE:

 Amber Dixon Brenner

                                                                Writer / Co-Director / Actress

FilmPistol’s founder, Amber Dixon Brenner comes from a background in the arts and has worked as an actress, model, art director, and production designer on a multitude of films, music videos and commercials for a host of recognizable names including Coldplay, Audioslave, Kelly Osborne, The Foo Fighters, Chris Cornell, Fort Minor. She was most notably seen in the the film, SAVAGES, dir. by Oliver Stone. As  a poet, actress, artist, mother, and lover of life, she captures Passion in LUV & PERVERSITY by showcasing life lessons most would avoid. Amber dives into the psyche, bringing to the page, and now screen, a vision that would best be described as coming from “the beyond”.

                                                 David Brenner

                                                                             Co-Director / Editor

 Alongside Amber is her life partner, David Brenner, the Oscar winning editor behind such classics as The Doors, Independence Day, Born on the Fourth of July, Man of Steel, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and Lolita, to name a few. When he is not editing, he is parenting the couple's three children or playing his grandmother's piano while Amber paints or writes nearby. David is currently finishing editing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice while gearing up to bring his expert sense of timing and grasp of film language to the breathtaking moments that will become LUV AND PERVERSITY IN THE EAST VILLAGE

                                                     Tomas Voth

                                                              Production Designer

 Production Designer Tomas Voth will transport us to Bohemia via art direction reminiscent of the times he shared in the East Village and SoHo with Basquiat and Julian Schnabel.  Lucky for us, history repeats itself in design and fashion.   A hybrid of 80's and 90's pop culture andfashion remain mainstays of Soho and The Lower East Side, glamorization and grand scale gentrification of lower Manhattan being a rapid fire bi-product of the massive culture boom arising out of SoHo in the Warhol Days.  Tomas has won several awards for  his work in art direction and set design including a primetime EMMY for Tony Bennett: An American Classic, alongside multiple Art Directors Guild Nominations for such films as PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES, DREAMGIRLS, and WANTED.   He worked with Amber when he designed Oliver Stone's SAVAGES.    

                                                Cynthia Jean Hajj

                                                                      Producer

The multi-faceted Cynthia Jean Hajj joins FilmPistol from a deeply-rooted background in Psychology and a love for film, which enabled her to step into the role of Creative Logistical/Development Producer for Homage Arts while working at Electric Entertainment, home of Independence Day, The Patriot, and TNT's Leverage and Librarians, and many others.  When Cynthia met Amber and read "LUV AND PERVERSITY" she fell in love with the project. Through it, she is fulfilling her dream of producing.  Her passion, knowledge and belief has been invaluable in seeing the film's fruition.

THANK YOU - THANK YOU- THANK YOU.

BRINGING THE STORY TO LIFE

Selective by nature, Amber hunkered down to write "LUV & PERVERSITY" in the Summer of 2012 after a trip to Manhattan where she met characters who would inspire the story. But in the writing process, the conflicts in her own life and childhood would come painfully into light.

While the script varies from Amber's life experiences, it makes painstaking efforts to shine light upon the often tell-tale signs of pathology that can result through no fault of our own, but all the same shape the lives we live and the perception through which we experience them.

Operating in a land of facades, Hollywood can be an emotionally expensive place for the authentically inclined. But for Amber, writing "LUV & PERVERSITY" was something she could not avoid -- emotionally, artistically or psychologically. While she describes the writing process of this film as words pouring through her from whence she can't explain, the outcome exceeds an amazing script of a cool 122 pages. Described as an awakening, Amber hopes the film's message will reach many who need to see their own story, that it might open a door to their healing.

When asked what her goal would be for this film, Amber pauses, then admits: “Oh I’d love to save lives, really. It may be lofty, and why not… I’d imagine many lives would be saved if everyone weren’t running around in some effort to be enough, or get around the shame, or pain, or whatever it is that eats away at us… I’d imagine that just knowing that the dark often opens to light would be helpful… To not give up... To try again. Try, try again.”

While the film is dedicated to bohemia, Amber has written it in memory of her mother, who lost her life to a suicide in the Spring of 2002.

WHAT YOU CAN HELP US WITH 

Your contributions will go to hiring: 

Line Producer,  Unit Production Manager,  Production Crew, Attorneys, Visual Effects...  Locations, Equipment Film, festivals submission , PR, Promotions, and finally, Distribution.

Your contributions also secure TALENT.  The actors we are in talks with and those that have been secured are some of the finest in show biz.  We guarantee that you will know and love them all!   Please stay engaged with  our Kickstarter for UPDATES on casting and all other production news!

We are committed to using your contribution in each item on the line budget so that we as a crew remember you from the moment we start our day. If filmmaking has the power to sway consciousness, then the collective should be the mirror to which we stand and salute.

We believe in this film because we believe in you as an individual and we desire to connect with you via life experiences we all share. We believe in the right of happiness, and the happiness we have found lies in service. With your help, we can serve you and others you love, through the art of filmmaking, whose execution has the capacity and aim to positively affect a generation to come.

Thank you!

We guarantee this movie will affect you. Allow its birth. Water its seed.

 www.LPEVTHEMOVIE.COM

Risks and challenges

Due to the nature of the story, shooting in New York is crucial but expensive. However we all know that some things just can't be faked and authenticity is one of them. The feeling of the streets, the decay of the buildings, the rhythm of the nightlife, will bring to our cast and crew that certain swagger we can only attribute to the East Village. In truth, the film's writing was captured in Manhattan on a series of trips into the lab of life. We are committed to offering our actors the environment that will most help them flourish. In doing this, we can give our audience the true experience they deserve.

Because film takes a crew, we potentially face minor delays due to scheduling. Though we have no intention of delaying the shoot or subsequent post production, if a key crew mate has a reasonable scheduling conflict, we may accommodate their calendar should the lack of their presence prove detrimental to film.

We are committed to executing the project on schedule as well as delivering our promises on schedule. With a successful Kickstarter campaign, we GUARANTEE the completion of the film by Summer 2016, and the allocation of rewards no later than 90 days from the target date should unexpected circumstances arise.

We are committed to honoring our backers and take your contribution as seriously as we would take any other investor.

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    A canvas and leather limited edition handbag made by LA based luxury brand Parabellum with the film's title, production company, and one sheet art, beautifully showcased on bag.
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    Pledge $3,000 or more: An original framed painting from the series "YOU CANT HAVE HIM: A STUDY ON THE INNOCENCE OF YOUNG BLACK MEN" by Amber Dixon Brenner- Writer, Co-director, Actress-Lead.

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Funding period

- (30 days)