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The Last Good Country is the origin story of Ernest Hemingway and his dark descent into the Michigan wilderness to find himself.
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The Last Good Country is a drama about the origins of Ernest Hemingway and his transformation into one of the greatest writers/icons the world has ever known. His dark journey through the Michigan wilderness has played a crucial part in shaping his identity and how the world eventually views him.

WHO WE ARE

We are a collaborative of artists that have an immense passion for storytelling and film. We all live and breathe the projects we create, and it's what gives us the energy to live.  All of us are long time college friends and collaborators, this project will be the last one based out of our Chicago home. This fall, most of our crew will be branching out across the country to persue some amazing film opportunities. While Chicago will always be our home, we have to say goodbye (temporarily) and want to make our final film here, one for the books.

CAST AND CREW

Our cast and crew is comprised of some very talented artists, all with seasoned backgrounds. Individually each has made several short films and music videos. This past year alone we've created a feature film and over 50 episodes of national television.

Aidan Brezonick - Writer/Director

T.J. Connor - Producer 

Chris Birkmeier - Cinematographer

Nic Collins - Ernest Hemingway 

WHERE YOU COME IN

Movies are expensive, everyone knows that, especially when they're period pieces where authenticity is key. This is where your generous donations would go:

*Camera and lighting rentals

*Prop department

*Wardrobe

*Transportation

*Housing

*Feeding our hungry crew

*Permits and Insurance

*Festival submissions

Everything else we're doing for free (out of love and passion)

FOLLOW OUR ADVENTURE!

This is going to be fun. It's a long journey to the completion of this project so strap on in and come along for the ride. You can watch our progress by liking our Facebook and following us on Twitter. 

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    We will send you a personalized thank you card from our cast and crew, with a special thanks and exclusive access to our production videos...along with all of our love.

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    We will send you a DVD copy of the film, access to our production videos, and a hand made, period authentic post-card or letter made by our production department...love still included.

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    You will get a limited edition movie poster, signed by cast and crew, DVD copy of the film, complete access to production videos, and a hand made post card...and yes all of our love.

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    A special thanks credit in the film, An advanced screening of the trailer and sneak peak of the film before it's released, a personal call from our Hemingway, completely in character, or he can leave you a voicemail (he's spot on). A limited edition signed movie poster, 2 copies of the DVD, and a hand made post card...With even more love than we gave out before.

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    You will receive a Producer credit in the film! One of our 20 limited edition Blu-rays, bound in a twine/leather package, containing access to cast and crew commentaries, extra special production videos, production stills, a personal look into the inspiration and creation of the story and more! An invitation to a formal advanced screening party for the film in downtown Chicago, A call from Papa Hemingway himself, The movie poster, 2 DVD copies, and a post card from set. And of course all our love.

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    If you do this then we will love you forever. You will receive an Executive Producer Credit in the film, plus a personal back massage from our director (very soft hands), tickets to any festivals the film may screen in (travel and lodging not included), one of our 20 limited edition Blu-rays bound in a twine/leather package containing access to cast and crew commentaries, extra special production videos, production stills, a personal look into the inspiration and creation of the story and more! An invitation to a formal advanced screening party for the film in downtown Chicago, a call from Papa Hemingway himself, the exclusive signed movie poster, 2 DVD copies, and a post card from set. Endless thanks, plus we'll read you bedtime stories.

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