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Meghan AshleyBy Meghan Ashley
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Meghan AshleyBy Meghan Ashley
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About

Welcome to my FILM :-)

Film Poster; Art by Cliff Nielsen
Film Poster; Art by Cliff Nielsen

Matt's job was always calling him away from his sister, their days together, dinner plans, whatever. They were a tight knit bunch those two. But Joe could never figure out how designing code for a computer company was such urgent business all the time for her bro. 

So when the C.I.A. shows up at her door one morning telling her that not only is her brother dead, but he was a white hat hacker for them and that they were in the middle of a huge operation AND that now she's the only one who can take his place ... she's stunned. She doesn't believe, doesn't want to, all she wants is her Matty back.

Then the Agent says the one right thing, "Don't you want to take your shot at bringing in the man who's responsible for your brother's death?" And she's in. But what comes next, what she becomes next even Joe couldn't see coming.
 

"There is no try..."

My friend asked me last year why I wasn't writing and producing my own stuff..  And I just couldn't give him a good enough reason not too.  I've been writing since I was 10 years old, offered my first NY publication at 13, done everything from poetry to prose to editorial to biographies.  So I sat down and started writing with a pad and pen, and didn't get up till I had finished my 12 page short film some 13 hours later.  I like my things done well, plus I get all these ideas! (Also why I'm not directing)  Many revisions later and my film was born, a screaming hungry film waiting to go into production . . . so hungry.  Alas the lack of funds.  HELLO KICKSTARTER!!!

I am in love with this film and the idea and love that it's based off of.  It's basically a love letter to my brother whom I never get to see.  He's with his family in Arizona, and I'm out here in LaLaLand with my career. Plus a chance to play the parts I really want to play and have loads of fun furthering my career at the same time. Please watch the video, it explains so much better that I can here.  But my film will have comedy, drama, action, the whole shebang! It's so awesome!

Rewards for you to drool over!

Reward: Signed Mystique 8x10 (option #1)
Reward: Signed Mystique 8x10 (option #1)

AND

Reward: Signed Mystique 8x10 (option #2) - Based off of Cover #11 that won the Wizard Magazine Cover of the Month Award!
Reward: Signed Mystique 8x10 (option #2) - Based off of Cover #11 that won the Wizard Magazine Cover of the Month Award!

AND

Reward: Signed Mystique Mini Poster 11x17 (option #3)
Reward: Signed Mystique Mini Poster 11x17 (option #3)

AND

Reward: Signed Custom Mystique 8x10 (option #1)
Reward: Signed Custom Mystique 8x10 (option #1)

AND

Reward: Signed Custom Mystique 8x10 (option #2)
Reward: Signed Custom Mystique 8x10 (option #2)

AND

Reward: Custom Ornate Handled Made By Me FIRE EATING TORCHES
Reward: Custom Ornate Handled Made By Me FIRE EATING TORCHES

WITH

All cotton torch heads and instructions to re-wrap these babies.
All cotton torch heads and instructions to re-wrap these babies.

AND

Reward: My Own Personal Swingline Stapler used as a prop in the film and autographed.
Reward: My Own Personal Swingline Stapler used as a prop in the film and autographed.

AND

AND

AND

Risks and challenges

Money. I'll say it again ... MONEY. I made myself and everyone else a promise on day one that EVERYONE was getting paid. I've been doing this for so long and have worked on so many project where they ask you to work for free, or everyone gets paid except for the actors. Not here, I decided on a base minimum for everyone and then go up from there. The more money this Kickstarter raises the better people I can hire and the better a film I can produce.

I'm wearing a lot of hats on this. I wrote the script, I'm starring in it, I'm producing the film, and I would really like to be directing it but I know I would go crazy. Ahhhhhh!!!!! You can just imagine. So I am passing the Directing hat off to my good friend with the goods Mr. Cas Anvar, look him up he is amazing! He built and ran a Shakespearean Theatre Company for over a decade, a long standing acting career with the latest role as Dodi in the movie "Diana" this September" (OMG!). I'm lucky to have his classical theatrical skills on this project, plus the luxury of someone who knows me and my inherent pitfalls in front of the camera. I can trust him completely as my director.

But a Director of Photographer is just a critical if not more so, and it's like trying to find Cinderella . . . without the shoe.

As you can see my crew means everything to me. For a decade when I have been on set I spent my free time on set watching the crew, grips, lighting, techs, DPs, ADs, PAs, what they were doing, what they were working with, asking questions. I always had so much respect for those whose shoulders I stood on. And now I want a great crew; but finding one is not easy let me tell you!

Risk - What if I don't reach my $5,000 KS goal? I'm going to promote like hell, but that fear is always there for me.

But my biggest challenge has for the past year and still is casting the role of Joe's brother "Matt Garder". Why did I write a brother into this? Please tell me? Oh I remember, it's an homage to my own brother (very much alive). But I wonder who's going to fit the bill who will conceivably look like he could be my brother, be a great actor since the movie hinges on him and is also taller than me. Don't laugh y'all, I'm 5'11" there's not many tall leading men out there (*cough**Tom Cruise*cough*)!
UPDATE: I have found my MATT GARDER! Welcome Mr. Matthew Mercer. Mr. Amazing. We are lucky to have found him and have him on our project. His acting and V.O. skills are legendary. (look him up). And the whole cast and their pages are now listed on our FB page /GeekieWolf.

I've never produced a film before, so I'm a work in progress. But I have some awesome mentors guiding me (like you would not believe!). And I'm being brought up to speed pretty darn quick, and it is awesome, so exciting let me tell you. I'll helm this ship steady as she goes.

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    FOLLOW YOUR GLISS - Ok, this is for those who what already asked me, "Do you teach harp lessons?" since I play the harp. Well now I do. For a $300 donation you will get 3 (three) months of once a week 1 (one) hour lessons taught in the Salzedo method (which is the Classical style) from me and my over 25 years of Harping experience - don't do the math. Harp lessons will take place in my hope on my Grande Concert Harp. This equates to $25/class which is a steal!
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