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A group of middle aged friends go on a camping trip, only to be hunted down by a sadistic maniac who's weapon of choice, is oranges. Read more

Davenport, IA Horror
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A group of middle aged friends go on a camping trip, only to be hunted down by a sadistic maniac who's weapon of choice, is oranges.

Davenport, IA Horror
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My name is Stephen Folker and I make movies.  And I don't make ordinary, run-of-the-mill already been done 20 million times over films.  Instead, I opt to be different. 

My number one goal is to make a quality, entertaining project.  And the Orange Man is no different!

I wanted to take a genre that is saturated with zombie, vampire and cut 'em movies and bring back a sense of comedy and originality!  Think EVIL DEAD!  It was scary, hilarious, and highly original!

Alright Mr. Folker, (not Focker!!!) what in tarnation is this movie all about?

In 1987, Peter Walkins, a disgruntled door to door orange salesman brutally kills his first victim.

Twenty-seven years later, land developer Gerald Johnson is acquiring an orange grove. Just served with divorce papers, he convinces his quirky friends (WILBUR, REGGIE, JIMMY) to join him on a fishing trip to clear his mind and finalize his business transaction. Unbeknownst to him, his soon to be ex-wife DEBORAH and her boyfriend ROGER will be vacationing in the same location.

The following day, the group arrives at a quaint and secluded cabin. It's not long before strange noises in the night start to get the attention of Reggie, Gerald's wheelchair bound friend and the only one with any common sense. Gerald, thinking it's nothing, brushes his friends concerns aside. Soon, Reggie's fears are confirmed when he catches a glimpse of the 'Orange Man' while fishing.

As the plot thickens, the Orange Man slowly and methodically begins picking them off one by one, utilizing his prosthetic hook hand and a sack of oranges. The Orange Man wants everyone to have a taste.

Four Lifelong Friends - GERALD, WILBUR, JIMMY, REGGIE
Four Lifelong Friends - GERALD, WILBUR, JIMMY, REGGIE
The Ex & Her Lover Boy - DEBORAH, ROGER
The Ex & Her Lover Boy - DEBORAH, ROGER
The Killer aka THE ORANGE MAN - "Go on, have a taste..."
The Killer aka THE ORANGE MAN - "Go on, have a taste..."

Why 20k?  That's alot of money!!

I know what your thinking.  20k.  Wow, do you really need that much money.  And the short answer is yes!  Those who work in the film industry already know this, but movies cost lots of moolah to make.  In fact, most low budget films are a couple million dollars.  So, being able to make a quality film for less than even 100k is a feat within itself.

The money is going toward the following:

Professional Location Sound Guy - $5k

Most independent films have horrible sound.  This is one area that cannot be overlooked.  It's also one of the more expensive areas!

Professional Editor / Colorist - $3k

I've lined up a true professional editor / colorist for The Orange Man.  We've done two projects together, and his resume includes:  HER (Joaquin Phoenix), NCIS, X-MEN, etc.  Cutting to the chase, this guy is the best one can get.  And this is a steal considering most indie movies cost 15-30k for a professional editor alone.  That's not including color.  He's doing both!

Make-Up / FX / Props - $2k

Even though The Orange Man is a comedy, the effects still need to look professional.   My make-up / FX people have agreed to donate their time for this film, but we still need to buy the materials.

Food / Lodging - $4k (3 weeks of filming)

Thankfully, most of my cast & crew are local to the Quad Cities, Iowa (which is where we'll be filming).  There are a few people that will be coming in from out of town that will need a place to stay.  Also, to further cut down on lodging expenses, I've made arrangements with a local hotel to get all the rooms at a discounted rate.  

Hard-drives (for movie / sound files) - $1500

We'll be filming the movie with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera in RAW.  For those of you unfamiliar with RAW files, they are huge!  But the difference in quality is AMAZING!  And, to play it safe, we need to have backup hard-drives in case one would fail. 

1970s Van - $1200

A van.  Really?  Yep.  One of the staple props in this movie is a vintage van.  And since it get's trashed in the film, we can't risk borrowing one from a friend then giving it back in ninety pieces. 

Additional Expenses - $3300

Boat / Cabin Rental - We will be filming scenes on a lake and will need to rent both a boat and cabin for several days. 

Wardrobe - For cast & The Orange Man

Oranges - Trust me, we'll be going through alot of these!

There are many other small expenses not listed that will surely come into play.  Trust me when I say this, every dollar will be accounted for.  On top of that, I'll be putting my own money into the project in other places including marketing the film to distributors, film festival submissions, website (design and hosting), etc. 

With my solid track record, you can be assured that I will finish this project without cutting corners our compromising quality!

What We Are Getting For FREE

Actors & Actresses - I've been fortunate enough to meet people in the industry that believe in my work and want to see me succeed.

Camera Gear - I own the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and professional grade lenses. 

Director & Cinematographer - Not one single penny of your money will go in my pocket.  Rather, it will all go toward the production.  Your taking a chance on me, so I don't have the right to get paid for that.

Risks and challenges

Stephen, you sound like you have everything lined up. Is there anything that could go wrong?

All independent films have their own unique set of risks and challenges.

Some common hurdles that all filmmakers run into are:
- Re-Shoots on Scenes
- Pick-Up Shots Needed (getting a Close up of an object or person for editing)
- ADR (re-recording audio for final edit)
- Post-Production takes longer than expected

This is all normal within reason. We promise to keep you updated if we run into any those scenarios.

We sincerely hope you can help us get this project 100% backed! Making an independent film isn't easy. It takes a story, dedicated cast and crew, ambition, creativity and last, but not least money. Like all great writers and directors, someone took a chance on them. Will you be that someone?

Thank you for your time and consideration. :)
For more information, visit orangemanmovie.com

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    Thank you! Every dollar counts! We can now buy two oranges!

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    We will cut your fingernails too short and squeeze orange juice behind the nail bed. Or you can simply get a DVD of the finished film along with a 11x17 glossy movie poster and a thank you on our official website.

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    Blu-Ray or DVD of finished film, 11x17 glossy poster, PDF of movie script (so you can follow along with the story), and all the behind the scene still photographs. Plus, you're name will appear in the end movie credits as Co-Producer & on IMDb!!!

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    Congrats, you are now a big time movie producer! Your name will appear by itself in the opening movie credits as 'EXECUTIVE PRODUCER'!!! Your name will also appear in the end credits, official movie poster and DVD case as 'EXECUTIVE PRODUCER.' Also included are all perks listed above along with opportunity to come on set for a day. (Travel and lodging not included). As a bonus, we'll give you VIP passes to our private Cast & Crew Screening and access to private updates.

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    Are you ready to be killed in the movie? Well guess what, it's going to happen! You will receive all the above plus the opportunity to have your own small scene in the movie being beaten to death with a bag of oranges. Folks, could it get any better?! I think not! (Travel & Lodging not included) All perks listed above included.

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    You are ORANGE-TASTIC!!! We love you. No perks could truly say thank you enough for such a generous contribution. All perks listed above included along with opportunity be on set as many days as you'd like and have dinner with the cast and crew! We'll also buy you not one, but two jugs of OJ to drink while on set. :)

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    Because of you, we made it happen!

    You'll you get not one, not two, but three jugs of OJ on set with extra pulp! Plus all the above. :)

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