Washed in the Blood
Washed in the Blood
Saskatchewan. 1961. 80 yr-old recluse Harry loses his only child to cancer and finally allows himself to avenge a fifty year wrong.
Saskatchewan. 1961. 80 yr-old recluse Harry loses his only child to cancer and finally allows himself to avenge a fifty year wrong. Read more
Washed in the Blood
CASTING NEWS!! ERIC PETERSON (CORNER GAS) ON BOARD TO PLAY VILLAIN, ROBERT LOGAN, IN WASHED IN THE BLOOD.
About this project
*Read below for PayPal pledges*
What is the film about?
Saskatchewan. 1961. Harry, an 80 year-old recluse, loses his only child to cancer and finally allows himself to avenge the brutal rape and murder of his Métis wife 50 years ago. After some drunken mourning, he frees his animals, dons his old ‘cowboy’ gear and rides into town to get his long overdue revenge.
Who are we?
We are Canadian filmmakers in Toronto, Ontario and Regina, Saskatchewan with a passion for making engaging and entertaining films. We love the collaborative process of film and the challenges of bringing a story to life for everyone to enjoy. Writer/director Maurey Loeffler’s last film, “Pooka”, starring Katie Boland (currently filming in Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" and Megan Follows (of Anne of Green Gables fame), recently won a Golden Sheaf for Best Drama at the 2011 Yorkton Film Festival, North America's longest running film festival. Maurey is truly grateful for the support of other filmmakers, friends and family who continue to inspire him to create. Maurey's company Choroid Entertainment is partnering with Regina based Trilight Entertainment (Hardcore Logo II).
We love Kickstarter because it allows us to build a community around “Washed in the Blood” by bringing the general population of movie fans into the filmmaking process. Sharing the collaborative process of film production with the Kickstarter community is an honour. It’s a great way to bring people into our world of filmmaking and creating, and a way that we can give something back in return for their investments.
How does it work? How do I receive my reward?
We have a financial goal of $30,000 and a time limit of 40 days - the financial goal needs to be met or exceeded by the end of the 40 days for it to succeed. If the goal is not met, none of the pledges, transactions, or rewards take place.
Once we reach our goal, investors will be contacted regarding when and how they will receive their reward(s). You get your reward only when we reach our goal - so help us spread the word!
*New Paypal Pledging*
> KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN > CONTRIBUTE
These will be totaled and added at the end of each week - and contributors will be listed as backers in our comments page, and by personal email by director Maurey Loeffler. If our campaign does not reach its goal of $30,000 - all PayPal transactions will be immediately refunded.
What do you plan to do with the film?
Our ultimate goal for "Washed in the Blood" is to screen it at the best North American and International film festivals. Getting to exhibit “Washed in the Blood” at these festivals would expose our work to industry professionals, distributors and audiences around the globe. This exposure will enable us to continue making films.
We’re premiering 'Washed in the Blood' exclusively at a large cinema in Toronto and Regina for our Kickstarter contributors, cast and crew. We’re going to exhibit 'Washed in the Blood' alongside some other Canadian short films. This screening will not be open to the public- it is exclusively for applicable Kickstarter contributors and their guests, along with the cast and crew.
What do we need?
FIlmmaking requires the resources and talents of a ton of people. We believe in surrounding ourselves with individuals who are great at what they do and we want to pay them for their hard work and the resources they need to do their job well. The money raised for our budget goes towards (and is not limited to): actors, extras, crew members, insurance, legal fees, camera gear, lighting, locations, set design, picture vehicles, catering, generators, portable bathrooms, etc.
Tell me more about the specifics of the film's production
The film will be around fifteen minutes long and will employ a crew of about 16 professionals and many volunteers from LeRoy and the surrounding area, over the course of 5 shooting days. We will shoot on an HD camera system entirely on locations in and near director Maurey’s hometown of Leroy, Saskatchewan. The community of LeRoy will play an integral part of the production as well as the look and feel of the story. We are currently in talks with two Canadian icons to play the lead roles. Hopefully, we'll have good news soon on that front.
How do I donate?
Once you select a reward it will take you to the next page where you can confirm or change your investment amount. From there, all donations are handled through Amazon payments. If you are having trouble using Amazon we have set up a PAYPAL system (if you don't have one its easy - and good for future use on amazon.com). All funds are in USD - but right now the CDN dollar is around par, so it should not factor in too much.
Is it possible to exceed your goal?
Yes! We would be so grateful if that happens. We can exceed our goal by any amount and this would contribute greatly toward the production and exhibition of the film. Even at our intended goal, this film will be a challenge to produce. If we exceed our goal, it will buy us that extra production value that will give us a better chance of getting exposure internationally. As it stands, we are depending on the good will of volunteers and donations to get this film done. I would be thrilled to be able to pay everyone at least a token amount for their generosity.
Is my investment publicly displayed?
No, only we will be able to see your investment amount.
I don't live in Canada or the US, can I still donate?
Absolutely, Amazon payments and PAYPAL can handle international transactions.
Can I increase my investment once it has already been made?
Absolutely! Maybe you want to increase your investment to a higher reward level. To do so, go to Kickstarter and sign in. If you go to our campaign page, the green “Back This Project” button has been replaced with a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click it and you can enter a new amount to receive a new incentive.
Are there any other ways I can help?
Spreading the word via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, YouTube, Vimeo, Myspace, email and sharing the link back to this page is a huge help. Telling friends and family who might also want to donate helps us beyond measure! We appreciate all the love and support! We'll be looking for any and all publicity we can get in one short month, so spreading the word will help immensely.
I have more questions or want to find out more - what should I do?
Check out our website at washedintheblood.com, WASHED IN THE BLOOD FACEBOOK GROUP, or don't hesitate to find us online at Choroidinc.com contact us at email@example.com Subject: Kickstarter - Washed in the Blood
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