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What's the story?

Every victim of burglary would probably love to get their hands on the criminal that stole from them. This is the true story of one man who obsessively risks everything to do just that.

When his wedding rings are stolen prior to the big day, John is told by the police that he will never see his jewelry again. Incensed, he decides to hunt the criminals himself, through the seedy lower working class tenements, the spit-and-sawdust bars and snooker halls, second hand shops and no go areas. He puts his life on the line for pride and then watches as it falls apart.

"Volatile” is a faithful account based on events that took place in Geoff Thompson’s extraordinary life.

So, who is putting this project together?

We're Ludwig & Paul Shammasian, AKA The Shammasian Brothers. BAFTA winning writer Geoff Thompson wrote the brilliant script and we're producing and directing the project as an independent production.

Geoff Thompson, Ludwig Shammasian, Paul Shammasian. On the "Romans 12:20" film set.
Geoff Thompson, Ludwig Shammasian, Paul Shammasian. On the "Romans 12:20" film set.

Who is involved so far?

As you can see from our video, we already have a brilliant cast for “Volatile” including James Cosmo (“Braveheart”, "Trainspotting", “Highlander” and the new hit HBO series “Game of Thrones”), Craig Conway (“Doomsday”, “Romans 12:20”, “Fragile”) and Amy Manson (“Torchwood”, “Desperate Romantics” and “Being Human”).

These actors all came on board because they believe in the script and the creative team behind it. They are putting their names to it to help us, the filmmakers, build momentum and try and make this project happen. 

James Cosmo
James Cosmo
Craig Conway. Photograph by Kaush Bharti
Craig Conway. Photograph by Kaush Bharti
Amy Manson
Amy Manson

The Shammasian Brothers - Directors

We started directing together in 2005 when our first commercial won the Cannes Young Director Award. In 2008, we decided to make a short film that would help build our careers as film directors. After meeting Geoff Thompson and discussing various projects, it was evident that we had found a very powerful and special writer to collaborate with. Once Geoff completed the script for "Romans 12:20", a 30 minute short film, we tirelessly tried to raise the finance through traditional funding channels and get a producer attached. But "Romans 12:20" is not an easy subject matter and many found it far too challenging to take on or back. We exhausted the traditional finance route with no one willing to support the film. 

Down but by no means out, we felt we owed it to the project and its message not to give up, so we turned to alternative means. We reached out using a crowd funding strategy and "Romans 12:20" ended up being funded by a group of fans and followers who all shared an extraordinary love of the project. In return, we gave rewards such as signed books, scripts, DVD copies of the film, invite to the screening, and so on. This was actually just before the concept of crowd funding took off and it worked out really well for us. We managed to raise our target goal and combined with generous industry support, we were able to independently produce and direct "Romans 12:20". It went on to win awards at international film festivals and secured us a UK and US agent.

Paul Shammasian - Director
Paul Shammasian - Director
Ludwig Shammasian - Director. Photograph by Kaush Bharti
Ludwig Shammasian - Director. Photograph by Kaush Bharti
Photograph by Owen Billcliffe
Photograph by Owen Billcliffe

After the success of "Romans 12:20", we collaborated with Geoff Thompson on developing other projects and it's all ultimately led us to "Volatile", which we hope will become our first feature collaboration together. We feel it's a small enough project to make independently and at the same time is extremely powerful, hard hitting and has a beautiful message at its core. It's simple but has the ability to reach out to a mainstream audience. 

Watch our first commercial below that won the Cannes Young Director Award

And watch our multi-award winning short film "Romans 12:20" (contains strong language, violence and adult themes).

Geoff Thompson - Writer

Geoff Thompson has written 30 published books - 250,000 copies in print - and was on the Sunday Times Best-Seller list with his autobiographical book "Watch My Back" about his nine years working as a night club doorman. As a freelance journalist he has written for the Independent, Guardian, GQ, FHM, Arena and many other publications. He is one of the highest ranking martial arts instructors in Britain.

Geoff was nominated for a BAFTA for his short film "Bouncer" staring Ray Winstone and Paddy Considine. Watch below (contains strong language, violence and adult themes).

He then went on to win at BAFTA the following year for his hard hitting film "Brown Paper Bag" about alcoholism. Watch below (contains strong language, violence and adult themes).

Geoff Thompson: BAFTA winning writer
Geoff Thompson: BAFTA winning writer

Why Kickstarter?

We fought hard to get traditional finance for "Volatile" but unfortunately were met with the same closed doors we encountered when trying to put together "Romans 12:20". History repeating itself all over again...

So, we decided to go full circle and approach this project as we did with our short film. Reach out to individuals who can get involved and become part of a wonderful story and just take the power back as filmmakers and make it independently ourselves. 

We're here because we believe this is what Kickstarter is truly about - getting artists out there who are unable to compete for traditional funding. So we're reaching out to people who want to help make a great film and be part of the journey.

"Romans 12:20" Poster
"Romans 12:20" Poster
Craig Conway on the "Romans 12:20" film set. Photograph by Owen Billcliffe
Craig Conway on the "Romans 12:20" film set. Photograph by Owen Billcliffe

Where did the project come from?

The original idea for "Volatile" came from a chapter in Geoff's best selling book "Watch My Back" called "A Hunt for Gold". It's the true story of when Geoff's house was burgled and the personal hell he went through to get his gold back. The story is a real page turning thriller and we all felt it would make a powerful movie. So, here we are today... 

Watch My Back - The story of an ordinary man who faced his fears and took himself from bedsit to bestseller but very nearly got killed on the way
Watch My Back - The story of an ordinary man who faced his fears and took himself from bedsit to bestseller but very nearly got killed on the way
The Shammasian Brothers preparing a shot on location
The Shammasian Brothers preparing a shot on location
Ludwig and Paul Shammasian directing a scene on "Romans 12:20". Photograph by Owen Billcliffe
Ludwig and Paul Shammasian directing a scene on "Romans 12:20". Photograph by Owen Billcliffe

What's the vision for Volatile?

Please note, there are story spoilers in this section. 

To best answer this, we need to first briefly look back at "Romans 12:20" which is a 30 minute film about child abuse and is based on Geoff’s personal experience about confronting his past. When we asked him how he felt before meeting his abuser, Geoff replied “wrath, vengeance, hatred”. And how did you feel after meeting and forgiving your abuser? “Free”, was Geoff’s reply. 

You can read about his story on The Forgiveness Project website.

"Volatile" is also based on a real life incident experienced by writer Geoff Thompson, tackling the subject of home burglary. 

When we asked Geoff how he felt after his house had been broken into and his belongings taken, he replied, “Abused all over again”. And how did you feel after violently hunting down every criminal in the area and finally retrieving your possessions? “Like I had lost everything”. He was referring to the extent one would allow pride and materialism to come before morality and those we love. "Volatile" is the story of that powerful journey. On the surface, it’s an exciting revenge film. A man takes the law into his own hands and decides to make an example of his burglars. Who wouldn’t like to do that? The film is set out like a mystery as the main character hunts high and low for the culprits. As he gets closer, the stakes get higher. Will he ever get his possessions back? Who are the criminals responsible? Will he live to see justice? However, we will also draw out the tale of morality that parallels the action. The closer he gets to his possessions, the more anger he leaves in his wake, which in turn pushes him further from those close to him. 

"Volatile" Teaser Poster
"Volatile" Teaser Poster

"Volatile" will in many ways feel quite mainstream yet we want to retain a sense of honesty by offering the prospect of revenge and then playing with those expectations. How would people really feel about risking everything for the sake of their pride?

Ludwig and Paul Shammasian discussing a scene with Craig Conway on the set of "Romans 12:20". Photograph by Owen Billcliffe
Ludwig and Paul Shammasian discussing a scene with Craig Conway on the set of "Romans 12:20". Photograph by Owen Billcliffe
Ludwig Shammasian directing on location. Photograph by Owen Billcliffe
Ludwig Shammasian directing on location. Photograph by Owen Billcliffe
Paul Shammasian on the set of "Romans 12:20". Photograph by Owen Billcliffe
Paul Shammasian on the set of "Romans 12:20". Photograph by Owen Billcliffe

Soundtrack by Stephen Hilton

Stephen Hilton works out of Remote Control studios in Los Angeles where he collaborates with Hans Zimmer. He's worked on titles such as ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ (2011), ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ (2011), ‘Haywire’ (2011), ‘Man on a Ledge’ (2012), ‘Wrath of the Titans’ (2012) and ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ (2013). 

We first worked with Stephen on the short film "Akhtamar" where he composed and produced for us an evocative and beautiful soundtrack.  We've built a very strong relationship since and are very excited to be working with him again.

Here are two of Stephen's tracks for the short film "Akhtamar" we did together.

Music by Stephen Hilton.

Our aim

We need to raise our target to begin production. We are hoping to start shooting early 2014.  After the film is finished, as we did with "Romans 12:20", we will enter it into festivals and do industry screenings for distributors. 

A personal message from Geoff Thompson

"I can't tell you how thrilled I am to be working with the Shammasian brothers on my new script Volatile. It is a story that is close to my heart, so who better to direct it for me than the two men who are equally close to my heart, Paul and Ludwig. Not only have they always proven to be amazing collaborators and the most discerning script editors, but they are also visionary film directors. I have complete faith in them to produce a world class film. Thank you to everyone for helping us bring our film to fruition in any way you can." Geoff Thompson

Geoff Thompson (writer of "Volatile") with Renée Zellweger after winning his BAFTA
Geoff Thompson (writer of "Volatile") with Renée Zellweger after winning his BAFTA

Where can I learn more about the project?

Please visit our official Facebook page. We will keep it updated as the journey unfolds.

Is my pledge amount publicly displayed?
No. Only you and the project creator will be able to see your pledge amount.

If I donate, when can I redeem the incentive?
All incentives, big and small, will only happen if our goal is met. If we do meet our goal, immediately after our deadline we will start to deliver all rewards directly to you. Some of the rewards, such as invites to the private screening, wrap party, thanks on the credits, online stream of the completed film, and so on, can only happen after the film is completed so this will take a bit of time but once you have donated you will get access to all of our updates so will be well informed of the timeline.

Why are we asking for £250,000?
It may seem like a lot of money but similar UK “micro-budget” films tend to float around the £300,000 mark so in fact we are a little below. Also, we want to be fair to all of you by setting a goal that realistically allows us to complete the project to a high standard. 

Can we exceed the goal?
YES. This would be truly amazing. Exceeding our goal would give us the opportunity to make a more ambitious film. Kickstarter will allow as much money as is given before the deadline. We have set our goal at the absolute minimum we need to make the film BUT raising a bigger budget would help us make a bigger movie experience.

Can I increase my pledge once it’s been made?
YES. Once you donate to our campaign, you may want to change your incentive reward to a different one, or increase your pledge amount. To do so, go to Kickstarter and sign in. If you go to our campaign page, the green “Back This Project” button has been replaced with a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click it and you can enter a new amount, or choose a new incentive.

Can I gift an incentive?
YES. That’s very kind of you. 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 using the email address you provided. We will request all the details we need to fulfill your reward. Please reply with the person’s information that is to receive the reward and we will make sure they receive it.

How do I receive my reward?
When the project is fully funded we will drop you a message through Kickstarter asking for the relevant details for your reward and as soon as it's ready we will send it over to you.

What happens if the money isn’t raised in time?
If our full goal isn’t met before the deadline, no money changes hands and no film is made. We really hope this doesn’t happen.

Who does the money go to?
Every penny (minus the fees for Kickstarter’s involvement) will go directly to the “Volatile” film budget - i.e. Your money goes directly to the funding of this film which covers everything from the equipment to locations, the cast and crew, post productions, and so on.

I'm not in the UK. Can I still pledge to projects?
Yes. You can pledge from anywhere.

How do we contact you?
Through the the "Contact me" feature on our Kickstarter page. 

Thank you

Thanks so much for all your support and we hope the journey continues after the campaign deadline is up.

Risks and challenges

Production Schedule
Our plan is to shoot "Volatile" as soon as possible after raising our target. Given when our Kickstarter campaign will be going live, this could mean we will start principle photography at the start of 2014, but it's very much based on people's schedules and existing professional commitments. Everyone on board knows they'll be working on a low budget film and we will be expecting to pull in favours and get some help - but, we're aware, for example, one of our actors may suddenly land a role in a Hollywood film and it could mean the production schedule is delayed as a result. We will know more once the money is raised and we are able to start booking our cast and crew for specific dates. So, expect updates online with how that's all shaping up.

Cast & Crew
We don't expect our cast and crew to change as we're a tight team, but these things do sometimes happen due to unforeseeable reason.

Distribution
Being a low budget feature film, we have decided to stay away from distributors until it's all finished. At which point, we will do screenings and get the distributors involved. We actually prefer to do it this way. Without a distributor or financier attached at this early stage means we get to make the film we want to make and not have to adjust it for their needs. We believe this way we will attract the distributor that's right for us and our creative vision.

Rewards
We will first fulfil all the rewards that are not dependent on the film's production or release. For those of you who are coming on set, taking part in the post production process or joining us at the wrap party, etc, we will keep you up to date on our schedules and dates.

Just a few points to consider:

For those of you visiting the "Volatile" set, we anticipate shooting early 2014 in England. However, as mentioned above, there is a chance dates could change. So, we will keep you updated so you're able to plan your visit and stay ahead of the schedule.

You must be over 18 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for any of the visits (production, post production, screening, etc). All extras or those attending any of the parties must be over 18 so please bring valid photo ID with you just in case.

If you are appearing in front of the camera, even as a background artist, you will have to sign a release form. We will do our best to keep you in the final cut, but a lot changes in the editing process and we cannot guarantee you'll be seen in the final film.

If we have to change a reward for a reason outside of our control, we will do our best to give you something that we feel is a fair substitute. We are not expecting this to happen, but making a film is often a huge up hill battle and inevitably we will encounter situations we simply could not have predicted. If, for example, our post production unexpectedly gets moved abroad on the grounds of, say, availability or price - we wouldn't expect those who pledged to join us in the post suite to pay for expensive flights and accommodation abroad, so we would try and work something else out. Again, this is a pretty extreme example and very unlikely to happen, but we're just saying.

Having said this, we are a group of incredibly experienced film makers so we don't foresee any problems in terms of the production of the film. The more money we raise over and above our minimum target the more freedom we get to make an even bigger film.

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    Thank you so much for your support. Every pound helps us towards our goal. We will add your name on the official Volatile Facebook page as a supporter of our film as a special thank you.

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    Digital download of Geoff Thompson’s classic book Watch My Back that contains the true story that inspired the film "Volatile". Watch My Back has gone on to find a global audience (100,000 copies sold) and a cult following. As well as making the Sunday Times Best Sellers List in both paper back and hard back, the book has made its way into hundreds of articles, and was also the inspiration for a stage play (Doorman), a BAFTA nominated short film (Bouncer) starring Ray Winstone and Paddy Consadine, a muti-award winning half hour film (Romans 12:20 / directed by The Shammasian Brothers) and a theatrical feature film (Clubbed). After sixteen years from its first publication, this is a brand new, updated version of Watch My Back, with a new epilogue and lots of exciting new photographs. You’ll also get the special thanks on the Facebook page, the digital download of the Volatile screenplay as a PDF and exclusive backer updates throughout the production.

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    Limited Edition Volatile Feature Film A3 poster showing the original artwork from our kickstarter campaign.

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    A signed hardcopy of Watch My Back. Get the latest edition of the book Watch My Back signed by BAFTA winner and author Geoff Thompson. First released in 1992 as a 180 page paperback, Watch My Back has gone on to find a global audience (100,000 copies sold) and made the Sunday Times Best Sellers List.

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    Digital download of Geoff Thompson’s new book Warrior. A powerful step-by-step guide to re-booting purpose and reclaiming warriorship. Plus, get a digital download of the inspirational book Live Your Dreams, with examples from Geoff Thompson’s life and other case studies, this unveils ten secrets to help you escape any negative situation and guide you through the art of positive enforcement, drawing on an array of scientific and cultural techniques to help you get where you would love to be. You’ll also get a digital download of Geoff Thompson’s classic book Watch My Back, the special thanks on the film’s Facebook page, the digital download of the Volatile screenplay as a PDF and exclusive backer updates throughout the production.

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    T-SHIRT. Get one of the limited run "Volatile" CREW T-SHIRTS plus a digital download of Geoff Thompson’s classic book Watch My Back that contains the true story that inspired the film. You’ll also get the special thanks on the Facebook page, the digital download of the Volatile screenplay as a PDF and exclusive backer updates throughout the production.

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    Get the 10 disc audio version of Geoff Thompson’s Watch My Back SIGNED by BAFTA winner and author Geoff Thompson. This is the unabridged audio version of the book, read and dramatised by the fabulous Royal Shakespeare Company actor Simon Trinder. Listen to the legendary tales of Geoff Thompson's epic odyssey through ten years of madness, mirth and mayhem, from bed-sit to best seller, from bouncer to BAFTA. It is 12 hours of compulsive listening, spread over 10 discs.

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    WATCH VOLATILE. BE PART OF A SPECIAL AUDIENCE and watch the whole Volatile movie via a private online stream ahead of the official release. We'll be streaming the complete film EXCLUSIVELY just for you. Each audience member will be given their own password that will allow access to the live stream. Schedule to be confirmed. PLUS, you'll also get the Digital download of Geoff Thompson’s new book Warrior, a digital download of the inspirational book Live Your Dreams, digital download of Geoff Thompson’s classic book Watch My Back, the special thanks on the film’s Facebook page, the digital download of the Volatile screenplay as a PDF and exclusive backer updates throughout the production. Please note: The "Watch Volatile" stream is only available with this reward and reward £5,000 or more.

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    Digital Download of Geoff Thompson’s Watch My Back the Audio Recording / 12 hours. This is the unabridged audio version of the book, read and dramatised by the fabulous Royal Shakespeare Company actor Simon Trinder. Sit back and listen to the legendary tales of Geoff Thompson's epic odyssey through ten years of madness, mirth and mayhem, from bed-sit to best seller, from bouncer to BAFTA. It is 12 hours of compulsive listening, spread over 12 hours. You will be able to re-live Watch My Back from the comfort of your car or from the privacy of your own headphones. You’ll also be the first to receive ten digital hi-resolution on set production photos taken during the filming of Volatile. PLUS you’ll receive a digital download of Geoff Thompson’s new book Warrior, the inspirational book Live Your Dreams, the classic book Watch My Back, the special thanks on the film’s Facebook page, the Volatile screenplay as a PDF and exclusive backer updates throughout the production.

    Please note: Any rewards related to post production have an estimated delivery of middle of 2014. Any rewards related to production have an estimated delivery of early 2014. Schedules will be set once we start pre-production.

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    Get a “Thank You” on the END CREDITS of the film. Your name will appear alphabetically during the end title crawl under the heading "Thank You". PLUS you’ll receive Digital Downloads of Geoff Thompson’s Watch My Back the Audio Recording / 12 hours, the new book Warrior, the inspirational book Live Your Dreams, the classic book Watch My Back, the special thanks on the film’s Facebook page, the Volatile screenplay as a PDF and exclusive backer updates throughout the production.

    Please note: The end credits thank you will be created during the post production process estimated for the middle of 2014.

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    Get Geoff Thompson's Masterclass as a 6 DVD Set, SIGNED by Geoff Thompson himself. It cost £1,200 to attend this masterclass and was sold out within 48 hours, but get this DVD set and watch the entire contents from the comfort of your home. (Region 2 / PAL Format Only)

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    Get Geoff Thompson’s 100 Hour Masterclass - Home Study Course. 18 DVDs, five books, a course instruction manual, your own personal log book, and a certificate of completion when finish the 100 hours of training and study. (Region 2 / PAL Format Only).

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    Get a link to the behind the scenes “making of documentary” ahead of anyone else. This will be filmed during the production of Volatile that will include interviews and exclusive behind the scenes footage . You’ll also receive ten digital hi-resolution on set production photos PLUS the Thank You on the film’s end credits, digital download of Watch My Back, Warrior, Live Your Dreams, Watch My Back the Audio Recording, the Volatile screenplay as a PDF, the special thanks on the film’s Facebook page, and exclusive backer updates throughout the production. Please note: The "making of" documentary and any reward related to post production has an estimated delivery of middle of 2014. On set photos have an estimated delivery of early 2014. On top of all this we will give you a digital download of Geoff's 6 Disc martial arts masterclass.

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    A private screening of Volatile just for you followed by an audience Q/A session with The Shammasian Brothers and Geoff Thompson. This is an opportunity to get to hear it from the filmmakers themselves about their journey and how they go about putting film projects together. Ask questions about Volatile or anything directing or writer related. Should be a very insightful event. You’ll also get the Thank You credit on the end title roll, so look out for your name at the end of the film. Venue will be in London. Transport and accommodation not included and schedule to be confirmed.

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    CHAT WITH A BAFTA WINNER. Personal one on one conversation with BAFTA Winner Geoff Thompson. Have a one hour Skype mentoring chat with Geoff, and enjoy his infinite wisdom, charm and unique perspective on life. Plus, you get the Thank You on the end credits, Digital Downloads of Geoff Thompson’s Watch My Back the Audio Recording / 12 hours, the new book Warrior, the inspirational book Live Your Dreams, the classic book Watch My Back, the special thanks on the official film’s website, the Volatile screenplay as a PDF and exclusive backer updates throughout the production.

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    A WALK WITH GEOFF THOMPSON. Places are limited but with this reward you’ll be guaranteed to go on a walk with Geoff Thompson. Be inspired and then relax for a 5 star afternoon tea in the luxury of historical Coombe Abbey in Coventry. Accommodation and transport not included.

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    You get digital downloads of Geoff Thompson’s Living Dreams Part 1 & Part 2, the documentary Know Fear that gives a personal account of how Geoff moved on from a savage world of violence to become a best selling author, devoted husband and father and an inspirational figure around the world. Also get all 3 of the series of the books called Everything that happens to me is Good, Everything that happens to me is Great, Everything that happens to me is Fantastic. This series is a distillation of thoughts, experiences and hard-won philosophy on living and dying, change, challenge, motivation and a whole lot more; a collection of insightful, moving and often provocative musings that will change the way you view your world. Also get Shape Shifter, powerful advice on personal development. PLUS, you’ll receive digital downloads of Geoff Thompson’s Masterclass, includes the complete content from each of the six discs. Also, you’ll get a link to the behind the scenes “making of documentary” ahead of anyone else AND you’ll also receive the Thank You on the film’s end credits, digital download of Watch My Back, ten digital hi-resolution on set production photos, digital copies of Warrior, Live Your Dreams, Watch My Back, the Volatile screenplay as a PDF, the special thanks on the official film’s website, and exclusive backer updates throughout the production. The rewards are really stacking up now. Please note: Any rewards related to post production have an estimated delivery of middle of 2014. Any rewards related to production have an estimated delivery of early 2014. Schedules will be set once we start pre-production.

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    INDUSTRY SCREENING. Get an exclusive invite for two people to the cast and crew screening of the finished film in London. Come and mingle with industry professionals, cast and crew, take pictures and enjoy the film on the big screen (transportation/accommodation not included). You’ll also get the Thank You credit on the end title roll, so look out for your name at the end of the film.

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    WRAP PARTY! Come and join us at our private wrap party in London. You’ll get two invites. Venue yet to be chosen but we have some top spots in mind and it should be a fantastic night out. You’ll get to meet the team behind the film, have a laugh and enjoy the industry vibe. You’ll also get the “Thank You” on the end credit reward so your name is on the film forever.
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    Pledge £700 or more About $1,113

    BE PART OF THE FILM. Come spend a day on the set and get photos taken by our on set photographer, who will make sure to document your experience. Those photos will be sent to you for you to remember the day. Transportation and accommodation not included. You’ll also get the “Thank You” on the end credit reward plus a digital download of the Volatile Screenplay.

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    BE A FEATURED BACKGROUND EXTRA IN THE MOVIE. You’ll spend the day on the Volatile production set. We’ll put you in front of the camera in one or more great scenes. You’ll eat lunch with the cast and crew. You’ll have your photo taken by our on set photographer, who will make sure to document your experience. Those photos will be sent to you for you to remember the day and will be signed by the directors and writer of the movie. We’ll do our best to feature you in the scenes you film, but we can’t promise every extra will make the final cut. Extras will be given appropriate shoot dates and will need to provide their own travel, accommodation and transportation. Locations will be in the UK but will depend on how much we raise so details will follow. You’ll also get a signed copy of the Volatile screenplay, a signed DVD copy of the multi award winning film “Romans 12:20” directed by The Shammasian Brothers and written by Geoff Thompson. PLUS, your name will appear alphabetically during the end title crawl under the heading "Background Artists".

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    EDITING POST PRODUCTION. Sit in with the editor of a feature film and watch how it’s cut together. You’ll be invited to spend a day in an edit suite with the directors The Shammasian Brothers. You’ll also get a signed copy of the Volatile screenplay, a signed DVD copy of the multi award winning film “Romans 12:20” directed by The Shammasian Brothers and written by Geoff Thompson. PLUS, your name will appear alphabetically during the end title crawl under the heading "Thank You". Transport and accommodation not included and dates (TBC) will be fixed around our post schedule.

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    SFX/VFX POST PRODUCTION. Want a first hand glimpse into the magical world of professional sound design and visual effects. You’ll be invited to spend a day in your choice of an audio or visual effects post production suite with the directors The Shammasian Brothers. You’ll also get a signed copy of the Volatile screenplay, a signed DVD copy of the multi award winning film “Romans 12:20” directed by The Shammasian Brothers and written by Geoff Thompson. PLUS, your name will appear alphabetically during the end title crawl under the heading "Thank You". Transport and accommodation not included and dates (TBC) will be fixed around our post schedule.

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    JOHN'S BASEBALL BAT. Receive the actual bat John uses to arm himself during the search for his stolen belongings. Principle cast and crew will sign the bat and you'll own a piece of the film.

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    MEAL WITH BAFTA WINNER. One-on-one meal with Geoff Thompson at the The Groucho Club in Soho, London. Have a delicious meal in the company of BAFTA winning writer Geoff Thompson at the private members club in the bohemian heart of London, and be in the company of a wonderful host around other members from the arts, film and music industry where you’re bound to spot a familiar face or two. A very exclusive reward indeed. Transport and accommodation not included.

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    Pledge £1,250 or more About $1,988

    MEAL WITH BAFTA WINNER. One-on-one meal with Geoff Thompson at 195 Piccadilly - the Home of BAFTA. Situated in the heart of London’s West End, the BAFTA Members’ Club in London is a very special place indeed. Have a delicious meal in the company of Geoff Thompson and be in the company of a wonderful host around other members from the arts, film and music industry where you’re bound to spot a familiar face or two. Another very exclusive reward. Transport and accommodation not included.

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    BE PART OF THE VOLATILE PRODUCTION TEAM. If you wanted a close-up look at what it’s like to direct a feature film, here’s your chance to be on set BEHIND THE CAMERA for one day with the directors and feeling part of the production crew. Watch the actors perform close up, the Director of Photography setting the lights, the directors working with the heads of department. Transport and accommodation not included and dates (TBC) will be fixed around our production schedule. You will also receive a digital download of the Volatile screenplay.

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    THE FILM SLATE. Receive the actual slate we use on the production. Principle cast and crew will sign the slate and you'll own a piece of the film's history.

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    Pledge £2,500 or more About $3,975

    COMBINATION of some of the big rewards. You get BOTH the SFX and VFX rewards. You’ll also get the BE PART OF THE FILM, WRAP PARTY and the INDUSTRY SCREENING rewards PLUS you get the “Thank You” reward on the end credit roll of the film. A great package.

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    BECOME AN EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF A FEATURE FILM and take your first step into the movie business. If you’ve always wanted to get your foot into the film industry but don’t quite know how, here’s an opportunity just for you. Your name will appear alphabetically during the end title crawl under the heading "Executive Producers". This also means your name gets published on the IMDb (Internet Movie Database) website under the official credits section of the film. You’ll also get an invite to both the PRIVATE WRAP PARTY and the PRIVATE INDUSTRY SCREENING where you’ll meet a lot of industry professionals (well, you’re one of our Executive Producers, so you need to be there). If the film does well, it puts you in a great position to leverage off the success and move onto other projects. You’ll be mixing with film industry professionals, shakers and movers, so this could be a great calling card for you. PLUS, we’ll also give you the rewards (that are not limited in numbers) covered by the amounts: £1, £5, £10, £20, £30, £50, £200, £300. So all in all, this is a whopper of a reward bundle. Please note: You don't receive the £100 reward (Get a “Thank You”) because you're credit will be that of "Executive Producer" instead.

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