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Seashell brings Shelly into a world of Super Girl Squad Adventures to destroy the Anti-Racist Machine, which may cause Global Warming. Read more

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Seashell brings Shelly into a world of Super Girl Squad Adventures to destroy the Anti-Racist Machine, which may cause Global Warming.

About this project

I am using Kickstarter as the way to fund my newest feature, "Be Meaner." 

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Be Meaner is a very odd film with 20 locations, over 30 characters, a film full of sexy mayhem and distress, brilliant colours of machines, weapons, creatures such as plant women & meteor men, with odd places such as Cloud City, The Space Bar, Queen Maritime's Ship, Highrise Rooftops, Ships both Above and Underwater and so much more.

The PLOT revolves around an eclectic group of good girls led by Seashell, an Australian Inventor and Sailor.  They are trying to stop Rusty BcBallion, who leads in the worldly bad guys' attempts at using a machine that will destroy racism, forever. Because, if the machine is used it may make everyone really warm to one another, which may cause global warming.

  • My goal is to raise at least $100,000. This is to cover set design, props, equipment, crew and actors. We want time to be able to focus while on set.

While we do have access to great equipment and talent, all Cast, Crew, Sets, Props, Make-Up, Costumes, Lighting, Special FX, Lenses and Memory Cards, Permits and Lease Fees, Catering, On Location Traveling Expenses, Music Rights and more all make-up the budget!!!!

Below is a short breakdown of expected costs:
  • Cast- 30 Casts Members at $100 a day for an average 7 days per actor and actress equals a budget of $21,000....
  • 20 Locations- Built-On-Set or Shot on Location in Portland, OR (Rental Costs, Traveling Expenses), equals a budgeted expense of $20,000.....a New Sum Total of $41,000....
  • Crew- 10 Crew Members (Art Director, Director, Set Designer, Prop Maker, Costume Designer, Director of Photography, Boom Operator, Sound Designer, SFX Supervisor & Editor), at $100 a day for 30 days (all members come with their own equipment, which saves a lot of expense), equals a budget of $30,000.....a Newer Sum Total of: $71,000....
  • Equipment Costs- Rental or Purchase of Lenses, Memory Cards and Lights: We do have access to equipment discounts, but some stuff is cheaper to buy also, when filming for 30 days, all of this equaling a budgeted expense of $3,000.....the Newest Sum Total of $74,000..
  • Sets, Props, Costumes & Make-Up- Most sets will be built, because such locations a part of Be Meaner (such as a Cloud City), do not exist!  The props, costumes and make-up are also completely original, equaling a budget of $20,000.....the Near Final Sum Total of: $94,000....
  • Permits, Leasing of Locations & Festival Entry Fees- budgeted for an amount of $6,000.....a Final Sum Total of: $100,000.

And that's that.

Be Meaner will be over 90 minutes, typically coherent, completely reverent in of the irreverent and lastly, sexy-good times! So come be a part of Be Meaner. Come watch the evil Rusty BcBallion do his best to stop killing people, come watch Plantini heal The Queen with her Aloe Powers, come understand what a Booblyshaker actually does and there is so much more for so many different types of viewers. It moves slow and fast, all at your mental pace. If it were rated, it would be, "R," due to the natural and occasionally rough discourse.

My last film, "K'Nights -The Trees Move-" has had one premiere before the submission to Sundance. It was compared to Arrested Development,due to the fact that like Be Meaner, it is simultaneously both hilarious and emotionally affecting.  I love this film:

Above is a still frame from, "K'Nights -The Trees Move," our last feature, Written & Directed by Montetré.  Below is an In The Behind The Scenes of this film:

"Be Meaner" is the all-female version of, "K'Nights," minus the fact that there are men in the film (they just keep dying).

Further below now is the trailer for PICKLED, Montetré's second and very, very odd feature film also shot in Portland, which may be watched in whole, on YouTube:

You can also see the trailer for his first feature film, "nellAnoRe," and the third, "MoonPi," along with many shorts films and his old television show, "SequIntial Events," at Mwb3 Problems.

We are starting our casting and rehearsal process on November 28th. Next to come online are the conceptualized film photos and the beginning of the Behind-The-Scenes, starting with our Writer's Group and Rehearsals  (this can all be seen through the Special Link).

Once again we film in Portland, OR. We aim for a January 2012 Shoot.

Why do I need $100,000? To make this film rock your socks off. It's not my first rodeo. And we've got our matured clowns in the corner, ready.

Above is a collage of The BE MEANER Reward System's visual representation.

When you donate, an e-mail will be sent to you regarding the secret link, your first and last name, the shirt and hoodie sizes, if applied to you.

On a further note, the video at the top of the page (You should watch it again, don't you think?), starred the Versatile Actress Christina Lark, the Immeasurable Filmmaker Gabriel Maitreya and the Brilliant Musician Stephen James.  The video was shot by the Great Eye of Derek Hutton and the audio was recorded by The Best Production Assistant Ever, Matthew Montchalin.  Project Starter Montetré also starred, wrote and directed the video.

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    $5 reward

    2 backers

    Thank you!! Up to date news from your friends a part of Be Meaner. This includes all new photos, blogs, video, etc. & is A SECRET Link to these Behind-The-Scenes. This link is available now!

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    $10 reward

    3 backers

    Thank you so much! A "Special Thanks" to you on Be Meaner's End Credits, plus you get the SECRET Link.

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    $15 reward

    0 backers

    You are amazing!! One (1) specialized Be Meaner T-Shirt, fit according to your size. Also, you get the "Special Thanks" and the SECRET Link.

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    $20 reward

    1 backer

    You are so, so, so wonderful!! One (1) Fleece Meanie-Beanie. Also, you get the T-Shirt, the "Special Thanks" and the SECRET Link.

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    $25 reward

    2 backers

    Words can't describe how great you are! One (1) copy of Be Meaner, on DVD with Special Features Galore. In addition to the film, you get the Meanie-Beanie, the rockin' T-Shirt, the "Special Thanks" and finally the SECRET Link about our doings.

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    $35 reward

    1 backer

    In appreciation of your fantastic contribution, we would like to personally offer you One (1) On-Set Walk-On (Get to visit the set and meet the Cast and Crew for a Day of Your Choice!!!). Also, you get the Film on DVD with the Bonus Features Galore, you get the Meanie-Beanie, the Custom Shirt, the "Special Thanks" and finally the SECRET Link that shows you how we do what we do Behind-The-Scenes.

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    $45 reward

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    Just because you rock so hard, we give you Two (2) Tickets to an Advance Screening of Be Meaner. Also, you get the On-Set Walk On, the Film on DVD with so many Bonus Features, you get the Meanie-Beanie, the Custom Shirt, the "Special Thanks" and finally the SECRET Link to our very special, up-to-date Behind-The Scenes.

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    $55 reward

    0 backers

    We really cannot thank you enough, but here is One (1) Signed Photograph from the Entire Cast & Crew of Be Meaner, to you. You also get bring a friend to the Advance Screening, You get to come On-Set for a Day and see what we do in person, plus have the film in your hands with Bonus Features, plus the Meanie-Beanie, the fitted T-Shirt, the "Special Thanks" and finally, the SECRET LINK.

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    $100 reward

    1 backer

    Wow you are so cool!! Because of this, we are giving you The Special Edition DVD Copy of, "PICKLED," and making you an official "Be Meaner" Associate Producer, as listed at the End Credits! Also, the Entire Cast & Crew will sign a photograph for you, especially, then there's the Advance Screening with Tickets for you and a friend, you even get to come be on set for a day, plus you get the DVD with Bonus Features, the Meanie-Beanie, the T-Shirt, the "Special Thanks" and finally, the Behind-The-Scenes, SECRET Link.

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    $150 reward

    0 backers

    You couldn't be much cooler! We want to thank you with a warm, winter gift: One (1) specialized Be Meaner Hoodie, fit according to your size. You are also receiving The Special Edition DVD Copy of, "PICKLED," and have become an Associate Producer, as listed at the End Credits! Also, the Entire Cast & Crew will sign a photograph just for you and don't forget, there's the Advance Screening with Tickets for Two (2), plus you'll be coming to our set for a day and you get the DVD with Bonus Features, the Meanie-Beanie, the T-Shirt, the "Special Thanks" and finally, our Behind-The-Scenes, SECRET Link.

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    $200 reward

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    OMG You are the best!!! Both You and One (1) Guest are invited to share your beauty at the "Be Meaner" Wrap-Party Dinner. Excellent Food and Fun. Plus....You get that Be Meaner Hoodie made for you, The Special Edition DVD Copies of, "PICKLED," AND, "nellAnoRe!" You are an Associate Producer, as listed at the End Credits! The Entire Cast & Crew are signing a photograph to you with love, but we'll also see you at the Advance Screening with Tickets for Two (2), while in addition you are invited to the Walk-On Set for a day, plus play the DVD with Bonus Features, wear the Meanie-Beanie, the T-Shirt, wallow in the "Special Thanks" and finally, our Behind-The-Scenes, SECRET Link.

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    $250 reward

    0 backers

    Well, you have surpassed what we thought an individual could do, but only because you are so awesome. And so, we want to make you a Co-Producer at The BEGINNING Credits of "Be Meaner." Quite an honour, to be at the beginning of a film! Don't fret though. because you'll be getting everything else, the Wrap-Party Dinner for Two (2), the Be Meaner Hoodie and The Special Edition DVD Copies of both, "PICKLED," AND, "nellAnoRe!" You are still an Associate Producer, as listed at the End Credits! The Entire Cast & Crew are signing a photograph to you too, but we can't wait to see you at the Advance Screening with Tickets for Two (2), plus you are also invited to the Walk-On Set for a day, you get the Be Meaner DVD with Bonus Features, you get to wear the Meanie-Beanie, the T-Shirt, be in "Special Thanks" and finally, our Behind-The-Scenes, SECRET Link we shall gladly give to you.

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    $300 reward

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    We love you!!! So much!! Special VIDEO OF THANKS from the Entire Cast and Crew (A collection of everyone telling YOU, thank you). You are also a Co-Producer at the Beginning Credits, you're very much invited to the Wrap-Party Dinner for Two (2), you get a Be Meaner Hoodie, The Special Edition DVD Copies of, "PICKLED," AND, "nellAnoRe!" This all also comes with credit also as an Associate Producer (at the End Credits), we're also all signing a photo for you, but the Advance Screening for Two (2) is also great, plus the Walk-On Set for a day (Meet the Cast & Crew!), even the DVD with Bonus Features, the Meanie-Beanie, the specialized T-Shirt, another token of gratitude in the "Special Thanks" and finally our SECRET Link to all of our up-to-date, secret stuff in the making of Be Meaner.

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    $500 reward

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    Thank you sooooo much!!! You are so amazing!!! We offer you an Official, "Be Meaner" prop from the film. This could be anything from an odd weapon, gadget, gizmo or costume from Be Meaner. Trust us, you'll love it. You are also getting a Special Video of Thanks from the Cast & Crew, plus you're a Co-Producer at the Beginning Credits, you get Two (2) tickets to The Wrap-Party Dinner, the Be Meaner Hoodie, also The Special Edition DVD Copies of, "PICKLED," AND, "nellAnoRe!" along with credit as an Associate Producer (An End Credit Listing), we're getting you a photo signed by us all to you, plus tickets for Two (2) to the Advance Screening, also Guest Passes for Two (2) to the set for a day, plus the DVD with Bonus Features, the very special T-Shirt, the Meanie-Beanie, a listing in the "Special Thanks" and lastly (there's so much!), the SECRET Link of our Behind-The-Scenes.

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    $1,000 reward

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    We love you. We love, love, love you. It is obvious to us now that you are raw with independent film-funding energy. You have exceeded every expectation of a contributor and have become an Official "Executive Producer" with Credit at The BEGINNING and END of "Be Meaner." You get everything listed above and more: a select Prop/Costume from the film, A VERY Special Video from the Cast & Crew, Co-Producer Credit at the Beginning of the film, Four (4) tickets to the Wrap-Party Dinner, the Be Meaner Hoodie, The Special Edition DVD Copies of, "PICKLED," AND, "nellAnoRe!" plus Credit as an Associate Producer (at the End Credits), too, plus we are giving you one signed photo from the entire Cast & Crew just for you, plus Four (4) tickets to the Advance Screening of Be Meaner where we will mention you and give credit where credit is due, also Guest Passes for Four (4) to the set for a day, the Be Meaner T-Shirt, the Meanie-Beanie, plus the DVD with Bonus Features, a listing in the "Special Thanks" and lastly the SECRET Link of our Behind-The-Scenes. You cannot be thanked enough for what you have done.

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