WHAT IS OUR PROJECT
Purpose Pictures presents “Parker’s Anchor,” an artistic feature film about struggling with identity, letting go, and second chances. Quirky & beautiful, a must-see for those starting over in their 30’s (or at any age).
WHO IS IN THE FILM
“Parker’s Anchor” follows Krystal Parker who discovers late in adulthood that she is unable to have kids. The news slowly destroys her marriage; she moves back ‘home’ and leans on the support of her high school best friend. Krystal starts over—but is she really starting over? Or was this the plan for her life all along? This film is about relationships, struggling with identity, & letting go of plans.
Filmmaker couple, Ryan & Jennica were inspired by true events close to their hearts. They both felt strongly that this subject needed to be explored in their next film. Since the birth of their first son, they have felt driven to share the unique & differing paths of parenthood and blended families. And they wanted to share with the world the options available to men and women starting over again in their 30’s. Jennica stated that “Some of us are still figuring out what we are ‘going to do when we grow up’ and that’s okay. The important part is that we KEEP growing and expose ourselves to as many options as we can… enjoy the journey. That’s real life.”
Scheduled to film in Picturesque Northwest Arkansas in the winter of 2015-2016. Award-Winning Director Marc Hampson will tell this story of a woman lost & found. Marc Hampson has been asked by production company ‘Purpose Pictures’ to come on board after their successful journey together for the road-trip feature “Gordon Family Tree” that released in March of 2014, a festival darling sweeping top awards for most of 2013 including Big Bear Lake Int’l Film Fest & The Int’l Family Film Fest & the top screenwriting prize at Eureka Springs Indie Fest. Producer Ryan Schwartzman shared that “Marc Hampson has a unique visually stunning perspective that when working with Cinematographer Paul Olson- we cannot imagine a better team.” Marc Hampson’s style was featured most recently in the Award-Winning indie drama “Before The Lights Come Up” and the intimate & raw post break-up drama “Hello & Goodbye”--both in process to release later this year.
Purpose Pictures’ “Parker’s Anchor” stars Jennica Schwartzman, the quirky scene stealing actress from “Gordon Family Tree.” This is not her first rodeo with Director Marc Hampson- she also stars in his Award-Winning music centered indie “Before The Lights Come Up” that took home “Best of Fest” at it’s World Premiere at Offshoot Film Fest (2015 release). “I feel very safe working with Marc, I trust his vision on set & in the editing room. I know I’m going to be moved by the journey” Jennica added.
WHAT WE’RE DOING
We are Making a Film!
--“Parker’s Anchor” filming Dec 31 2015-Jan 16 2016
--Shot on The Epic Camera System
--Coming of age story with a light romantic subplot... some might call it a 'Dramedy'
--Modern story, female driven
--Micro-budget reliant on local partners & sponsorship
--Education Centered: Inviting local cinema school interns on set for training on-the-job
WHY WE'RE DOING IT
Purpose Pictures strongly believes that film has the power to move hearts and change lives. We want to tell stories about real people, universal truths, and love. Stories that have the potential to make the world a better place. We ask that you financially support uplifting, positive storytelling.
OUR GOAL FOR THE FILM
We seek to make a film that audiences will enjoy and share with others, and learn about new ways to find family. We want this movie to enrich the lives of those who see it. More technically speaking, we intend Parker's Anchor to have a Film Festival run, Premiere, Limited Theatrical Release, then on to DVD/Streaming/VOD...
WHO’S MAKING THE FILM
Team Members Attached:
Marc is known for his critically enjoyed webseries “Goon” (released 2010), the Award-Winning indie road-trip feature “Gordon Family Tree” (released 2013), the art house indie “Hiding In The Open” (released 2013), and 2 more features being released soon. He is also a founder of Brotherhood Pictures and the post-production and visual effects company Little Brother Sight & Sound.
Purpose Pictures has Produced 2 full features and 7 award winning shorts since their beginning 5 years ago. Ryan Schwartzman & Jennica Schwartzman have focused all their energy into this feature film which embodies their passion for quality filmmaking. "Parker's Anchor" has been in the works for 3 years and has been their primary focus in pre-production for over a year now. They could not be more excited to see this through.
Brotherhood Pictures is an independent motion picture production company specializing in digital cinema. They are brought together by their love for film and a willingness to do what it takes to push forward in creating art. - See more at: http://brotherhoodpictures.com
ARTISTS- Explorers of visualization and audio experiences.
DREAMERS- Conceptual thinkers unconstrained by convention.
STORYTELLERS- Emotional communicators giving direction to expression.
MAKERS- Digital architects and builders delivering all forms of media.
BEARDLY- Those who have beards.
Elizabeth Barnes is a three-time Primetime Emmy-nominated Casting Director; her credits include the TV shows Revenge, United States of Tara, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Eureka, The Comeback and the feature Woodlawn, coming to theaters in October 2015. Based in Los Angeles, she is a proud graduate of the University of Arkansas Drama Department and serves as a casting consultant for TheatreSquared in Fayetteville, AR. Last year she cast & co-produced RJ Daniel Hanna's award-winning short film SHELTER, starring Clea DuVall & April Grace, currently screening in festivals around the country. She is especially passionate about stories with complex female characters, and stories highlighting faith & social justice issues.
Learn more about the rest of our team on IMDb
WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFO ON OUR PROJECT
ParkersAnchor.com @ParkersAnchor #ParkersAnchor
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WHAT REWARDS ARE WE OFFERING?
Look to the right to see our AMAZING Packages we offer for your generous donations. We are asking that you PRE-BUY the movie at our $25 reward (digital download of the film once its completed) which includes a "Thank You" shout out on social media. Our favorite is the Shipwrecked Package: The ART OF PARKER'S ANCHOR, Worth scrolling down to read!
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DON’T REACH OUR GOAL
If we don't raise our goal, we don't get anything. Donors pledge the amounts, but don't actually pay until the goal is reached and the funding deadline has passed. We want to avoid this so please spread the word. Everything helps!
HOW CAN YOU HELP
Please Tweet it, LIKE it, & share it...
This film is only going to be possible with the help of you (Friends, Family, your local community, independent film fans, and anyone who loves a positive, inspiring story). We want this to be your film just as much as it is ours. The more people who Participate, the more chance we have of getting the story out. To help out please Tweet it, "Like" & Share us on Facebook, email this Kickstarter link and let your friends, family, social groups, and co-workers know about the film and this campaign. We would love for people to get involved on a local level.
WHEN IS THE PREMIERE? WHEN AM I GONNA GET MY DVD? OR MY T-SHIRT?
Any branding materials (ex: T-Shirts, Hats, Digital or Physical Posters…) are dependent upon finishing the film and may be sent out as late as December 2018. Any other materials or Premiere Tickets or DVD related items will be determined after the post-production on the film is finished and will be sent out to you as soon as is available. I will likely be personally emailing you updates on the progress as to keep you in the loop as the time gets closer. Remember: the more money we raise, the faster those items will get to you.
CAN I ‘GIFT’ AN INCENTIVE TO SOMEONE ELSE?
YES! Spectacular idea. If you would like to donate to the film but give the reward to someone as a gift, go through all the normal process of making a donation in your name. For billing purposes, this action must be in your name. After our deadline, we will send a message to you on Kickstarter. (It will be forwarded to the email address you provided) We will request things like your t-shirt size and address from you at that time. Please reply with all the person’s information that is to receive the reward. We will make sure they are the person who receives the reward.
WHAT ARE YOU USING THE MONEY FOR?
Lets break it down: any amount of money we receive will be used to pay for cast and crew, gas, necessary equipment rentals, post-production services that we cannot get for free, and distribution fees (distribution insurance & lab fees). The more money we have, the better and faster our production will go!
We are spending all of 2015 compiling every Sponsorship opportunity & donation (& favor) we can muster to make this as inexpensive as it can possibly be. We are working hard to put the money on the screen and take care of our people with support from the generous and amazing people/businesses/community of Arkansas. Help us make this a mutually beneficial, educational, fun experience for EVERYONE involved at every level!
CAN WE EXCEED THE GOAL?
Yes yes yes! The more funds we raise, the more empowered we are to put "Parker's Anchor" in the public eye and spread this beautifully moving story
CAN DONORS INCREASE PLEDGES ONCE A DONATION HAS BEEN MADE?
Absolutely! If you have already donated, and are signed in to your account, then instead of a green “Back This Project” button on our page, there should be a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click that, and you can enter a new amount or choose a new incentive!
HOW WILL YOU KNOW WHERE TO SEND MY INCENTIVES OR WHAT T-SHIRT SIZE I WEAR?
After our deadline, we will send you a Kickstarter message (which automatically forwards to the email address you gave Kickstarter) requesting all the necessary information, from shipping and email address to t-shirt size to Pizza delivery scheduling. :)
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP
Telling your friends & family about us and our project
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Risks and challenges
We will have the hurdle of finding a good match in funding a proper marketing campaign to really spread this message. We are confident in many of our post film avenues, but are currently researching and finding the best way to get great, visually stunning, artistically driven indie film in front of the right audience. But, we are confident that we will find the right partners once the film is completed!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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