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$1,167
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33
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, March 22 2013 4:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

Over Exit Out is a drama/thriller feature film that explores the bleak and stressful era of the twilight years of youth.

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Over Exit Out is a drama/thriller feature film that explores the bleak and stressful era of the twilight years of youth. A class of high school seniors with vastly different backgrounds clash after the suicide of a fellow classmate, interweaving a story of sexuality, violence, and acceptance. Flynn Beam returns home from the war in Afghanistan reeling from the death of longtime friend, Tyson Ray. A chance meeting at his funeral brings back painful memories of her tumultuous high school life. 3 years prior, the students of Red Hills High School deal with the many trials and tribulations that go along with growing up. Cain York, Loved and respected leader of the theater troupe, commits suicide after a particularly brutal episode of bullying by some of the football players. This event rocks the foundations of Red Hills, setting the stage for chaos, destruction, and revenge. A dark and violent coming of age, Over Exit Out is the story of a generation of youth forced to grow up beyond their means.

Emerge from the ashes, or burn trying

The Characters of Over Exit Out

The following are just some of the characters presented in Over Exit Out. A small taste of what is to come.

Ivy Sinclair grew up in a good home, part of a wonderful family. She was effectively shielded from the darker things in life. But everyone is forced to face the harsh realities of the world eventually.

Cain’s death lifts the veil of innocence from Ivy’s eyes and she, like many a teenager in her situation, was unprepared for what she saw. The world is a dark and confusing place at times and Ivy, forced to navigate this terrain for the first time in her life, cannot help but fall into the abyss. Not even Ariel can save her now. She must find her own way or remain lost forever.

Second in Command of Troupe, Ariel Stein will do anything for her friends. Pulled from the wreckage of a troubled and angry youth in a broken home, Ariel owes her life to her mentor, Cain, and her girlfriend, Ivy.

After Cain’s death, Ariel becomes the de facto leader of Troupe, and gives them a new purpose, vowing revenge on those who caused his suicide—The Red Hills Rebels. Ariel Stein does not stop. She does not give up. And she will prevail.

Cain York, the passionate leader and guiding light of Troupe, leads a more tormented life than he lets on to those closest to him. The darkness around him threatens constantly to overwhelm him and though he has saved many a friend from similar circumstances, there is no one to save Cain.

One final instance of persecution and betrayal is all it would take to push Cain over the edge and put into motion a series of events that could lead to the unravelling of all that ties the town of Red Hills together.

Shane Dufrane exists constantly in the shadow of his father, struggling to find some kind of meaning in life. He needs someone, anyone really, to give him purpose, to give him a reason to move.

Ariel Stein gives him that purpose. She gives him the drive to do whatever needs to be done, whatever the cost. He can and will do anything for her. Anything at all for the one who drew him up out of the darkness.

The 'Look' of Over Exit Out
We want to portray the characters and story of Over Exit Out in a gritty, realistic light similar to the works of Darren Aaronofsky (Requiem for a Dream) or Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Ultimatum). To do that we will be shooting much of the film in a 'cinema verite' style that mimics realism with its documentary feel. This style will make the audience feel closer to the characters as though they are seeing these real people doing real things. However, while this style allows us to get a close in, tight view of the characters and events of the film, it leaves us with a lot of very in-depth shots that will seem almost unconnected with each other. To amend this, we will be mixing in wider shots that have a lot more epic scope in a sort of Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom) style theater look. This will show that these individuals and their actions all come together to form just part of a much larger, more grandiose in scale, world: The unique world of Red Hills.

From the Screenwriter
Everyone has that moment. That moment where the veil of youth is lifted and you're faced with a decision that will change your life forever. Its never the same for anyone. But for everyone, the decision is never easy. When I wrote Over Exit Out I wanted to craft a story through the eyes of its young characters. Over the course of writing this film I talked with students, faculty, and used my own personal experiences to create a story that is realistic and thought provoking. Nostalgia and yearning for a time gone are major themes of Over Exit Out. Every character in this film wants to go back to the days before Cain York died, when the problems of life didn't hold such dire consequences.
 
Growing up today is very different from what most modern films portray. Its not about being popular, going to parties, or getting laid. This generation of teens grow up knowing that life is going to be harder than their parents. Expectations are vast, and the years of hard work greatly exceed their graduation day in high school. They are expected to know who they are before they've even had a chance to grow up. Over Exit Out explores this tumultuous point in life where uncertainty overwhelms you, where the stress of expectation, and your past culminate to this moment you aren't ready for. The suicide of Cain York is simply the push off the edge of youth for these characters. The fall to a grounded adulthood is sometimes painful, but its something we all must go through.


Over Exit Out is helmed by Writer/Director Jay Cardenas and Director of Photography/Production Designer Parker McCabe. Behind them is a skilled and passionate team of dreamers dedicated to making this film a reality.

Jay Cardenas - Jay is a filmmaker whose skills have taken him across the country. Jay participated in the inaugural year of Sprite's "Refreshing Films" program, a Technical Director for the short film 'Fresh Studio' starring Jennifer Stone (Wizards of Waverly Place). Most recently he interned at The Institute, director Michael Bay's production company. Jay's Youtube channel, 'IBSalot' has attained moderate success with music video covers (Life's A Happy Song - The Muppets), action shorts (Siren), and documentary shorts (The Veil). Jay is most known for being a 'Jack-of-All Trades.' Aside from being a filmmaker, Jay is a successful music producer, film editor, screenwriter, and award-nominated lighting designer. In 2011, Jay and Parker McCabe joined forces to launch 'Setsuna Media,' an all-inclusive production house. For the past two years, Jay and Parker have been developing their first feature film Over Exit Out and believe it's time to get it done!

Parker McCabe - Parker comes from a strong acting background, starting when he was 5. Doing multiple national theater productions and even having a small role in an HBO film, he's had a lot of experience in production. His other background is in design. He has been a professional graphic designer for the last 10 years. He has also been doing VFX for the Florida State University filmschool for the last 5 years which has garnered him much respect and friendship in the Tallahassee film making community. Through the FSU filmschool, his work has been seen all over the country. His third main passion is music as he has been a drummer for the past 15 years. He has performed with many national acts as well as been in numerous bands in Florida. Meeting Jay has opened up a plethora of creative solutions and a partnership that is a great company in the making. Jay and Parker hope for Over Exit Out to be the first in a long list of feature film accomplishments. Parker, himself, was in a theater troupe in high school.

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The characters in Over Exit Out suffer under the shroud of others’ cruel judgment and, consequently, are compelled to fight a constant battle for their own self-respect and identity. Our purpose with Over Exit Out is to examine the aspect of being pushed beyond one's means and our capability to adapt or fail. Whether it be abuse, neglect, homophobia, self-identity, or corrupted authority, these characters are pushed to their breaking point and are forced to change. Over Exit Out is a story of modern humanity and our never-ending quest for purpose in a sinister world.

The goal of our campaign is to raise $120,000. Check out our handy info graphic at the link below to see how we will spend every cent of your donation. -ALL- of the money raised will be going towards the production of the film. Over Exit Out is an ambitious film. With an ensemble cast, many locations, and a long shooting schedule, we'll need whatever you can give us!

Check out our cool budget info-graphic: http://bit.ly/12vt3d3

When you back Over Exit Out, it isn’t a donation, we have some really great rewards you can receive at different levels. The higher your pledge, the bigger the rewards. For example: At $10 you'll get a copy of the film and at $75 you'll get a digital copy of the script! 

The Kickstarter Campaign has a hard deadline of MARCH 22nd. If the goa is met, your credit card will be charged and we'll get to make Over Exit Out. If the goal isn't met, then your card WILL NOT be charged and the story of Over Exit Out will forever remain a mystery. Sadface.

You can keep up with us here on the kickstarter page, or check out our other social media outlets. We'll be releasing weekly updates and videos so check back anytime!

Website - www.overexitout.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/overexitout
Twitter - www.twitter.com/overexitoutfilm
Youtube - www.youtube.com/ibsalot
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Tumblr - overexitout.tumblr.com
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Please spread the word! Facebook, E-mail, texting, or yelling at random people, whatever gets our story out there! It helps us out A LOT!

Feel free to send us a message on any of these platforms, we'll be happy to talk about anything! Also, check out the FAQ down below for more info! An from all of us at Over Exit Out, THANK YOU!

All Character renderings are courtesy of Diana Rose Art
All Photos are courtesy of Ken AD

Risks and challenges

A feature film, or any film for that matter, is a huge undertaking. Unexpected problems arise, causing you to adapt or fall behind, and thats with a perfectly funded project. When budget and funding is as huge of an issue as with an independent film it adds a layer of difficulty that can be frustrating because its not something easily solved by creatives. Our fist goal once we've secured the funds for the projects is to find a legitimate producer to effectively help distribute funds to different departments and coordinate the building of the film. A competent producer will go a long way to laying the framework of a successful shoot and production schedule.

Over Exit Out's unique challenges span beyond the normal independent feature issues. From a high speed car chase, a rivalry football game, and a calculated mass kidnapping, Over Exit Out consists of a compelling story as well as a grasp on edge of your seat action. To properly create these scenes, we need to expertise and knowledge of experts in the fields mentioned above.

Over Exit Out is unlike other indie features in the sense that our goal is to bring an over-arching narrative that spans beyond the microcosm of its main characters. We want to show that the decisions made by our characters effects the world around them, consequences that are real and destructive. Red Hills High needs the appearance of a real and functioning highschool. Troupe needs the distinguishable feel of a large group of misfits. What will allow us to properly portray the world of Red Hills is a heavy investment in Production Design. From cheerleading uniforms, extras, to set dressings, production design will be our biggest investment with our budget.

Securing funding from Kickstarter adds a sense of responsibility to the fans, and the funders. We want to deliver and create a compelling piece of cinema that speaks to people. So a large challenge will be keeping that vision and still telling the story we set out to tell, but keep the backers interested and happy.

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    WEAR an OEO T-Shirt + WATCH a Blu-Ray or DVD copy + ACCESS the production forums. + ACCESS to the Daily Update Vlog + SEE yourself in the Special Thanks! + HANG a Full (One-Sheet) sized signed poster + LISTEN and DOWNLOAD the digital soundtrack. + TALK with the Cast and Crew in a 20 minute Skype Session + HANG OUT on a virtual day on set + COLLET The full lobby card set + COLLECT a physical copy of the locked spec script + COLLECT the OEO Year Book + 140 characters in your on screen credit + PARTY at the after party! || That's A LOT of stuff! It's the best of EVERY reward level! Also, you'll get a Red Hills 'year book' created by our production designer and concept artists. Not to mention, you'll get 140 characters next to your on screen credit to say whatever you want! Best of all, you'll get access to our after party after the premiere!

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