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SPLIT is a romantic bowling comedy combining all of our favorite things: bowling, laughing, love, and Louisville. Help us make it!

SPLIT is the story of Cassie, an over-achiever with a thing for bowlers, who reads a strangely ominous statistic in the local newspaper one morning as her 30th birthday looms. Chronically absent and infamously eccentric, her recently deceased father has left her with not only a freeloading mother on her couch but an undying notion in her head that in order to maintain her status as "above average" in all ways she has just under a month to meet -- and marry -- the man of her dreams. Despite pleas from her friends, she begins to hatch a plan, but a fateful run in at the local lanes with a couple of guys from the local video store quickly makes her wonder what she really wants – the 7… or the 10?

As a bit of an experiment, we shot the first few pages of the flick into a short a while back and we were able to get such amazing people involved that the end result and feedback have been... Well, nothing short of incredible.

So, here we go... We're pushing forward on feature!

With the help of a few generous folks in some pretty high places, the backer rewards we're able to offer to you for this project are amazing - everything from custom-drawn caricatures direct from the hand of our esteemed writer/director, all the way to a few hours of quality lane time with not just one but two PBA Hall of Famers.

This is a good ol' grassroots effort to get the exact people we're making this film for excited and involved at the most crucial level of the indie filmmaking process - the base. By contributing here, you'll not only receive some great rewards but also the unique distinction of being a part of the SPLIT team from the very beginning. The money we raise is going toward structuring a company for the feature production, generating an enticing offering packet for potential investors, and attaining a few dedicated dollars for approaching the people that can really make this thing happen in just the right way.

Working on other people’s films for the last few years has really helped us learn a countless amount of invaluable things about the entire movie making process. It has also helped us frame a very important goal: to bring quality film work and general exposure to the great Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Through SPLIT, and with your help, we will attain that goal while reminding people about the beauty and comfort that can be found in a few good friends (and a few embarrassing family members), help those watching regain some of that long lost respect for the “sport of the people,” and, hopefully, make a few people laugh along the way.

While this is a project that incorporates many of our favorite things: bowling, movies, comedy, and Kentucky, it's also a simple story about love and its countless forms - and that’s definitely what’s gone into it since day one. And, with your help, that's exactly what will continue to go into it all the way until the day that it's available on a screen near you.

Keep checking back for new rewards! And please after pledging go visit our generous friends' websites:

PROFESSIONAL BOWLERS ASSOCIATION: http://www.pba.com

- on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ProfessionalBowlersAssociation

- on twitter: http://twitter.com/PBATour

LEBOWSKI FEST: http://www.lebowskifest.com

- on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LebowskiFest

- on twitter: http://twitter.com/LebowskiFest

PETE "PDW" WEBER: http://www.peteweberbowling.com

- on facebook: http://facebook.com/Pete-Weber-Bowling

- on twitter: http://twitter.com/PDWBowling

HEINE BROS. COFFEE: http://www.heinebroscoffee.com

- on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HeineBrothersCoffee

- on twitter: http://twitter.com/heinebroscoffee

EAR X-TACY: http://www.earx-tacy.com

- on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/earxtacyrecords

- on twitter: http://twitter.com/earxtc

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    Original storyboard panel art from production of "SPLIT - the short"

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    Be a bowler in the big tournament finale scene (transportation to KY not included)

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    Signed logo mini-poster from Writer/Director, Jamie Buckner

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    Special LOVE, LOUISVILLE Package (from our very own, world-famous, indie record store) - ear X-tacy t-Shirt & $10 gift card, local artist CD, various compilation albums and stickers, including the iconic ear X-tacy bumper sticker; exclusive, password access to the online 'digital premiere weekend' for the feature (date TBD)

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    Special COFFEE & TEA FOR YOUR SOUL Package (from our favorite local fair trade roastery) - 3/4 pound bag of Heine Bros. coffee, a Heine Bros. logo travel mug and bumper sticker; exclusive, password access to the online 'digital premiere weekend' for the feature (date TBD)

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    Signed copy of the feature DVD (once available); Special Thanks in feature credits; and signed logo mini-poster from Writer/Director, Jamie Buckner

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    Hand-drawn caricature from Writer/Director Jamie Buckner (can be of self, friend, pet, whoever); Special Thanks in feature credits; Signed logo mini-poster from Writer/Director, Jamie Buckner; Signed copy of the feature DVD (once available)

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    Special LEBOWSKI FEST Package - "ABIDE" sticker, "Achiever" t-shirt, one vintage fest poster of contributor's choosing; Shout out via the official @lebowskifest twitter feed; Special Thanks in feature credits; signed copy of the feature DVD (once available)

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    Two hour bowling experience with PBA Hall of Famer Pete Weber ("PDW") in or near St. Louis, Missouri (transportation not included); Associate Producer Credit; Signed copy of the feature DVD

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    Two hour bowling lesson with PBA Hall of Famer Johnny Petraglia in NYC; Invite to investors party in NYC (transportation not included); Associate Producer Credit; Signed copy of the feature DVD

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    Special PBA Package - official 2010 PBA Tour program & t-shirt, authentic autographed PBA tour bowling pin, shout out via the official @PBAtour twitter feed; Special Thanks in feature credits; Signed copy of the feature DVD (once available)

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    Invite to investors party in NYC; Meet & greet with select Cast & Crew (transportation not included); Special Thanks in feature credits; Signed copy of the feature DVD (once available)

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    Walk on speaking "roll" (role) in the feature film, as well as two tickets to the VIP red carpet world premiere; Associate Producer Credit; Invite to investors party in NYC; Meet & greet with select Cast & Crew (transportation to KY and NYC not included); signed copy of the feature DVD

Funding period

- (90 days)