thinking man's anti-bullying psychological thriller... Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on August 29, 2012.
About this project
Bully Pulpit promotional trailer
the anti-bullying psychological thriller...
Here's our story...
We are just starting our new feature film, Bully Pulpit, & you can help!! Kickstarter makes it easy for you to learn about the project, keep track of its progress, buy valuable treats at various levels to help raise funds for our project! So with Kickstarter you can be a big part of making our film Bully Pulpit!!
Bully Pulpit, a psychological thriller/horror film, is award winning writer/director Tennyson Bardwell's third feature film & our very first Kickstarter fundraising drive. We are raising $25,000 for development costs. This will pay for things like casting, attorney fees, Private Placement Memorandum, website development, marketing & promotional costs, etc... Any remaining funds will go straight to pre-production, production, & postproduction costs. Almost as importantly, other potential donors & investors will use our success at Kickstarter as a gauge by which to measure the public's appeal of Bully Pulpit, so your donation may be worth so much more!
How Kickstarter works...
Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Artists in a variety of disciplines use Kickstarter to raise money from energized patrons all over the world. Rather than investing in projects patrons buy tangible & valuable treats at different money levels. Rather than rely on a few investors to fund projects with large investments, artists receive funds of varying levels from hundreds, even thousands of fans from all walks of life in any corner of the world, also increasing the level of awareness for their projects. Kickstarter is an all or nothing proposition. If we don't hit our goal we don't get any of the money...
We will be updating our Kickstarter Bully Pulpit page regularly with photos, videos, & other little surprises here & there so check back regularly. Check out our list of treat packages! Join us for the journey! Sign up for Bully Pulpit newsletter!
Bully Pulpit synopsis
After a secret bully group at a small town high school taunts a young student to suicide a mysterious & deadly retaliation against the group begins. The town's female chief of police becomes unhealthily obsessed with solving the murder spree after she learns that one of the main bullies & targets for retaliation is her own daughter!
there's zero tolerance for bullying at Mill Central
Contribute to the project by clicking one of the buttons on the right.
More information about Bully Pulpit can be found here:
Visit our website www.Bully PulpitTheMovie.com
"like" us on facebook Bully Pulpit
Demand Bully Pulpit comes to a theater near you!! Bully Pulpit demand it!
Tennyson Bardwell's other films
A psychological thriller distributed by IFC starring Tim Daly, (The Practice,Diner, Storm of the Century, Wings, twitter), Tom Arnold, (True Lies, Soul Plane, Nine Months, Roseanne, facebook,twitter), Zoe Saldana, (Avatar, Star Trek, Pirates of the Caribbean, facebook, twitter), Andrea Roth, (The Collector, War, Last Exit, Rescue Me, facebook), Edward Herrmann, (The Lost Boys, The Aviator, Reds), Robert Prosky, (Dead Man Walking, Mrs. Doubtfire, Last Action Hero), & Bruce Altman (Matchstick Men, Glengarry Glen Ross, L.I.E.).
After the mysterious death of his Aunt, a confirmed skeptic, Bryan Becket (Tim Daly), dismisses reports that her house is haunted and moves in. Immediately occurrences begin he cannot explain.
And beyond the occurrences there is something about the house which gnaws at Becket - some strange connection he senses he has with the house's past. As the haunting turns personal, Becket questions his sanity & seeks medical help. He stumbles upon a young psychic (Zoe Saldana) who immediately senses, "There's a bad secret in this house."
Together they embark on a terrifying journey to uncover the secret - a journey which leads them deep into the recesses of The Skeptic's own troubled mind.
Contribute to the Bully Pulpit project by clicking buttons on the right...
Anxiety is the main course for young Dorian Lagatos (Michael McMillian, facebook, twitter) as he wades through high school purgatory, the shadow of his star athelete brother (Lea Coco, IMDB) & the struggle of trying to come out of the closet to his domineering, homophobic father.
Dorian, a self-described stereotypical gay, who is so horrified by what he expects will be his father's (Steven Fletcher) reaction to his homosexuality he enlists his brother to help him think straight. Acceptance, however, may only lie at the end of his journey through boozy counselors, swing-dancing strippers & sudden emotional discoveries.
Dorian Blues won fourteen awards on the film festival circuit including AUDIENCE AWARDS at Cinequest Film Festival, Lake Placid Film Festival, Philadelphia G&L Film Festival, BEST SCREENPLAY at The Bahamas International Film Festival, & New York's Newfest, & the coveted BEST FIRST FEATURE AWARD at the famed Los Angeles Outfest Festival.
More information about Dorian Blues can be found here:
"like" us on our facebook page: Dorian Blues
Contribute to the Bully Pulpit project by clicking buttons on the right...
ABOUT OUR TREAT PACKAGES...
Below are videos describing our different treat packages!! Check them all out!!
High Five!! You're Not Dead Weight! Our $3 treat!
The Stalker!! Our $10 treat!!
The Slap on the Wrist!! Our $15 treat!!
Go Postal!! Our $20 treat!!
Scary Ringtones!! our $25 treat!!
Flash-Lights Camera Action!! Our $35 treat!
Early bird special for Flash-Lights Camera Action!! $30: limited to 50!!
Graffiti Poster!! Our $40 treat!!
The Pinch!! Our $45 treat!!
Cyber Support!! Our $50 treat!!
Reader's Delight!! Our $65 treat!!
Bully Cap!! Our $75 treat!!
Bully Fashion!! Our $100 treat!!
The Skeptic Enthusiast!! Our $125 treat!!
Dorian Blues Enthusiast!! Our $125 treat!!
Bully Pulpit Enthusiast!! Our $175 treat!!
Early bird special for Bully Pulpit Enthusiast!! $175: limited to 50!!
Your Two Cents!! Our $200 treat!!
Tennyson Bardwell Enthusiast!! Our $325 treat!!
Your Name In Lights!! Our $350 treat!!
Skype Psych!! Our $400 treat!!
Credit You!! Our $500 treat!!
Day on the Set!! Our $750 treat!! limited to 200!!
Cutting Action!! Our $1000 reward!!
limited to 75!!
You're Covered!! Our $1250 treat!!
That's a Wrap!! Our $1500 treat!! Limited to 100!!
Here's Looking at you Kid!! Our $2500 treat!!
limited to 3!!
Signature Moment!! $3000 treat!! limited to 10!!
Scene One Take One!! $3500 treat!! limited to 1!!
House Call Cinema!! Our $10000 treat!!
limited to 25!!
What's My Line?? Our $10000 treat!!
limited to 1!! (ACT NOW!!)
Why are we on Kickstarter?
We are looking to raise money for development for Bully Pulpit as well as build support to help us through this filmmaking journey making Bully Pulpit...
What is your Kickstarter goal & what will the money be used for?
We are raising $25,000. for development costs. This will pay for some of the following: casting, attorney fees, Private Placement Memorandum, website development, marketing & promotional costs, etc... Any remaining funds from this drive will go straight to pre-production costs. Almost as importantly, other potential donors & investors will use our success at Kickstarter as a gauge by which to measure the public's appeal of our project, so your donation may be worth so much more!
Can you exceed the goal?
Yes we can! We would love to raise the whole budget for filming Bully Pulpit which is 1 million dollars!! The more funds we raise, the easier it will be for us to both market & distribute the film, & the more cities we can play theatrically! There is no limit to the amount of funds we can raise & additional funds will be put to good use & will help ensure that Bully Pulpit reaches audiences everywhere!
Can donors increase pledges once they have been made?
Absolutely! If you have already donated, & are signed in to your account, then instead of a green "Back This Project" button on our page, there should be a blue "Manage Your Donation" button. Click that, and you can enter a new amount or choose a new incentive!
What do patrons receive for giving?
Each patron receives what ever "treat package" they signed up for. We spent a long time considering what those of you who will support Bully Pulpit might enjoy. For more information, just look to the right for our fun treat packages!
When will I receive my treats?
As soon as we reach our funding deadline we will start getting treats out to everyone. Some will take longer than others because they will need to be created or ordered. We hope to ship most rewards with in two weeks of the end of the Bully Pulpit Kickstarter campaign.
How much is shipping?
Shipping is included in all pledge amounts in the continental US.
Can I give an incentive as a gift?
Gifting an incentive is a wonderful idea! Please give us the information for the person you wish to gift.
How will you know where to send my treats, or what's my size?
After our deadline, we will send you a message requesting all the necessary information.
Aside from donating, how can I help?
There are so many ways you can help! The most direct way is for you to let people know about our Bully Pulpit Kickstarter campaign!! Use the buttons above to post our Kickstarter page link to Facebook & Twitter, email friends & family you think might be interested, & anything else you can do to help spread the word! Also "like" our video at the top of the page. Thank you in advance for your time & support. We can't express how much it means to us!
Other ways to help us:
share the Bully Pulpit kickstarter campaign with everyone you know! email it, facebook it, tweet it, google+, etc... (Bully Pulpit Kickstarter link:
"like" us on the following facebook pages...
When do you plan to release Bully Pulpit?
We are planning a 2013 release to theaters, retail, movies on demand, iTunes, etc.
How can I contact you?
BullyPulpitTheMovie@gmail.com Feel free to email with questions, comments, or happy thoughts!! Please give us a couple of days to respond... we get a lot of emails!!
Thank you for helping make Bully Pulpit happen!!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
- (30 days)