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A writer must find his muse - but what is a muse, really?

THE STORY: A Musing is an independent short film we’re producing in the Seattle area. There are two pivotal characters in this short story, Pete Matthews (The Writer) and the Clerk (The Muse). Pete is a writer struggling with his loss of creativity and hasn’t penned a word in three years. Pete is suffering from the all too familiar “writer’s block” and needs to find a cure.

Pete pays a visit to his literary agent “Bill Skinner” and after a brief meeting, Bill presses Pete to find his muse. Pete sets out to find his inspiration in the most common of places. After nightly visits to his local liquor mart, Pete is convinced that the Clerk is his muse. Will Pete find success from his new found inspiration or has his hope and desperation created a false sense of encouragement?

THE LOCATION: A Musing will be filmed in Seattle, Washington where the rolling green hills intersect to a bustling metropolis known as the Emerald City.

THE COLLABORATORS: Filmmaker and Cinematographer Phil Seneker (www.spotfilm.com) has taken on the responsibility of Producer, Cinematographer and Editor on this project. Filmmaker and Screenwriter David Spies - in addition to writing A Musing, David has taken on the responsibility of Director (www.davidspies.com)

THE MUSIC: We are working with a local composer, as well as searching for artists that have just the right sound to include for our film. We're excited to see what we come up with for our project.

THE PERKS: When you contribute to this film project, you not only get the satisfaction of funding a fantastic project, you'll also get perks ranging from DVDs, to film credit, or even an opportunity to meet the cast and crew of A Musing. If there's a perk that looks fun to you, make it yours! We'll make it happen!

WHERE WILL YOUR CONTRIBUTION GO? Meals, travel and pay for cast & crew; equipment; props; digital storage; and DVD production & marketing materials (Posters, Postcards, Photos, and DVD Covers). The remaining funds will cover the expenses associated with film festival submissions.

We know this project has the potential to be an incredible short film and with your help, it will be something we can all be proud of.

Thanks in advance for your support for helping to make this inspiring film!

A Musing Team

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    Regular updates on our filmmaking progress. Listed on the website as a backer and our sincere gratitude.

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    All of the above and a SPECIAL postcard signed by cast and crew and mailed to you at the completion of our film. A “Movie Only" copy of the film (DVD or digital download).

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    All of the above and “A Musing” film poster (Autographed by Cast and Crew).

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    All of the above and one or more cast members will record a video performing a scene from any movie you choose. Autographed 8x10 portrait of the entire cast and crew.

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    All of the above and come spend a day on the set. It will be “A Musing” Night out in Seattle / Dinner with Cast and Crew. (Travel and lodging not provided).

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    All of the above and you're invited to the special cast & crew screening of the film and party! (Travel & lodging not provided) *Associate producer credit in the end credits of the film and on imdb.com when the film is accepted. *Receive one of two shooting scripts from the film (Signed by cast and crew with director’s notes)

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