My next film Colossal Youth
I wanted to share with you two teaser scenes for my next film Colossal Youth based on my own high school experience. if you are interested in... Read more
Update on distribution and my new film
I wanted to give you an update on Mahogany Sunrise aka Gang Money Run. The film was sold to a distributor and had a brief run on Red... Read more
My next film Colossal Youth
I wanted to take a moment to share my next film Colossal Youth with you. What if you could take the romance of a John Hughes film, mix... Read more
After fun screenings in San Antonio, Houston and Austin Gang Money Run is going international! The film has been officially selected to screen at the 6th Underground Cinema... Read more
Great Day SA interview
This morning I was interview on Great Day SA promoting Gang Money Run along with actress Sandra Nori who plays Mrs Salinas, and Brandon Olmos of Mutt Productions.... Read more
Red Box Release! Rent it Today!
Today culminates a long journey with Gang Money Run as it is released on Redbox. There have been many ups and downs with this project but today I'm... Read more
San Antonio Premiere
The theater venue in San Antonio has been approved. The San Antonio premiere will be July 14th at 7:30 at Santikos Palladium IMAX.
Come see Gang Money Run... Read more
Red Box, DVD and Tugg
Very exciting times! There are days when I have felt sometimes that this time would never come, but it is finally here! Thank you all for your patience.... Read more
New Key Art - poster
Here is the new key art for Gang Money Run (formerly Mahogany Sunrise), not my first choice but I can't complain Redbox and the distributor like it and... Read more
I have some great news the film will be distributed through The Bosko Group. As part of the terms of the deal the title will change from Mahogany... Read more
Updated higher resolution trailer full HD
In an effort to put the best foot forward I uploaded a higher resolution trailer. Please share it with your friends! More to come, stay tuned!
All... Read more
Mahogany Sunrise - trailer #1 Released!!!
Here it is the long awaited trailer for Mahogany Sunrise. Please share it, let's get it to go viral! Thanks again! - http://youtu.be/ZGUTvYbv49k
More news to come,... Read more
Mahogany Sunrise is nearly complete
Hello dear backers!
It has been a longer then expected post production process. We're doing some finishing touches on the film. The Mahogany Sunrise soundtrack is coming together with some... Read more
Casting for Feature
Casting is just about done. Here are some of the talented faces of the actors I get to work with to help bring this film to life. We've been in... Read more
Final hour!!! $1120 away from our goal!!! Please consider upping your pledge!!! We're so close! I know it's alot to ask but if you can please consider upping your pledge!!... Read more
4 hours left!!! Crowd funding craziness!
We're edging closer to our goal! I cannot believe the outpouring of support! It is truly inspiring to have you all believe in me and Mahogany Sunrise! I'm ready to... Read more
10 hours left!!! Please continue to share the campaign!
Hello folks! We're taking it down to the wire! You like drama we got it! High stakes crowdfunding drama!
Please continue to share the campaign! We're 78% funded $5300 away... Read more
24 hours left!!! Time to rally the troops!
Here we are now 77% funded with ONLY 24 hours left! Thank you so much for backing Mahogany Sunrise and believing in me and the film.
This is... Read more
Woohoo!!! We're now 76% funded!!!
Woohoo!!! We're now 76% funded with only 35 hours to go! Every dollar counts!
PLEASE KEEP sharing the campaign http://kck.st/JNKtbN
We can do this!
We're down but we're not out! KEEP Fighting!
Woohoo! We're now 60% funded! Please continue sharing the campaign. We're not giving up! You all rock!!! Thank you so much for your support!
Three days left! Keep Spreading the word!
Hello folks, here we are at 55% funded with 3 days remaining. Can we do it? Will we make it? Well stranger things have happened and larger deficits have been... Read more
Pledging at $2000 level or more...Executive Producer credit
Pledging at $2000 level or more: You are now not only an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER but business smart! Get all the rewards offered and see your name in the beginning and... Read more
Please continue to share the campaign...You all ROCK!!!
These are the crucial final days! We have a ways to go, but we're NOTgiving up!!! We need your help sharing the campaign! Please post on Facebook, Twitter and... Read more
Mahogany Sunrise - scene 'It's Leafhopping Time'
Here is the final scene cut from the raw, non-color corrected footage we shot during the promo trailer shoot. In this scene, Jackson is complaining about the management at the... Read more
Get to know actor Drew Whelpley who will play John Morrison
Morrison is the comic relief in the film. I wrote the character of Morrison with a cross between Jack Black meets Steve Buscemi in mind. Morrison is Jackson's obnoxious co-worker... Read more
Who is Mercedes?
Mahogany Sunrise is the story of a wannabe musician Jackson finally taking charge of his life and doing what he longs to do... make music. Mercedes becomes his muse but... Read more
We are officially half-way there!!!
Woohoo!!! We are over 50% let's keep the momentum going!!! Please keep spreading the word through email, twitter and facebook! Please reach out personally to at least 4... Read more
Mahogany Sunrise - scene 'Jackson meets the Family'
Here is another scene cut from raw, non-color corrected or audio remixed footage from the promo trailer shoot. Prior to this scene Jackson was at Mercedes' apartment and narrowly escaped... Read more
Mahogany Sunrise - scene 'Jimenez Calls'
Here's another scene cut from the raw, not color corrected footage from the promo trailer shoot. In this scene, Jimenez the drug kingpin calls his man on the street Chato... Read more
Writer/Director/Producer Scott Leisk on WOAI's SA Living
Here's an interview I had back on March 27th on WOAI's SA Living morning show interviewed by Shelly Miles. Basic message from this is I'm not giving up! Going to... Read more
Mahogany Sunrise - scene 'Hola Perritas'
Here is another snippet of a scene we were able to put together from the raw non-color corrected or audio remixed footage we shot during the promo shoot. In... Read more
The Lowrider...Scene stealing cast member
More on the lowrider car 'Minty Fresh' as she's affectionately called by her owner Austinite Javier Vega. This is his baby that he totally restored. This car is truly a... Read more
Mahogany Sunrise - scene 'The Fight'
Here is another scene cut from the raw non-color corrected or audio remixed footage from the promo trailers. Prior to this scene in the script Jackson has searched all over... Read more
Get to know actor/stuntman Jesse Campos who plays Chato
Austin actor Jesse Campos plays the ruthless, sneaky gang leader of the border town gang in Mahogany Sunrise. Jesse brings a great personal touch to the character that was evident... Read more
Getting there...Nearly 50%!
We are edging ever closer to becoming 50% funded. Statistically here on Kickstarter there is a 90% success rate for projects that make 50% funding or better. There... Read more
There are several themes throughout the story
There are several themes throughout the story. One of them is love or finding love, or that one person that moves you and makes you a better person. Audiences will... Read more
Have you seen our cool t-shirt designs?
Starting at the $50 Pledge level we are offering some cool t-shirts! Here are the design ideas. These can be on white or colored t-shirts.
1. "Take the... Read more
Mahogany Sunrise - scene 'Joli Sphinx'
Music is a major theme throughout the story not only in Jackson's persona but also in the songs that are sung or referenced by both Mercedes and Jackson.... Read more
Get to Know Austin Musician Nano Whitman singing voice behind Jackson
Austin singer songwriter Nano Whitman is the singing voice behind Mahogany Sunrise's lead character Jackson Schultz. His songs "Arms By My Side" and "Wedding Prayer" will be featured in the... Read more
Mahogany Sunrise - scene 'The Meeting'
Here's another scene to get you excited to see this film completed. *Just a note: These scenes are cut from the footage we shot the promo trailers. The footage is... Read more
More on the Fender Stratocaster guitar & amp reward
Get to know actor Patrick Mackie who plays Jackson
Austin actor Patrick Mackie plays the role of Jackson the struggling musician looking for inspiration who gets more than he bargains for after taking a duffel bag full of money.... Read more
What would you do if you found a bag full of money?
I started writing Mahogany Sunrise 5 years ago based on the premise of the moral dilemma of someone finding a bag full of money. Take it or leave it? The... Read more
KEEP spreading the word!
Time to rally the troops! KEEP spreading the word! We're still in the early stages but have a ways to go! Please try to get at least 3 people interested... Read more
Mahogany Sunrise is a romantic action drama
Mahogany Sunrise is not just an action flick at it's core it's a romantic film about a musician finding inspiration and falling in love. Here is a scene cut from... Read more
Get to know Writer/Director/Producer Scott Leisk
Read an article Mahogany Sunrise Writer/Director/Producer Scott Leisk wrote for Film Courage by David Branin and Karen Worden an Indie film blog website and LA Talk Radio show: wwww.filmcourage.com