Sean Miller wrote -
GIVE IT TO ME STRAIGHT
The Replacement is a dark comedy set in a future where growing your own clones is as common as getting a new outfit. But sometimes your flawless clones make you feel like a loser. Simply put, it's a comedic take on social progress moving faster than anyone is prepared for.
The story comes from my interest in identity, emerging technology, and the conflict between tradition and progress. Our future is probably stranger than we imagine, and even things that might benefit us often appear pretty scary.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
Making movies has a pretty hefty price tag, even on a low budget. Our team has a lot of experience stretching low budgets while delivering the look and quality people have come to expect from the theater. I'm putting my own money into this project, but we still need help to make it cinematic enough for the festival circuit.
SO WHERE IS YOUR MONEY GOING?
Any amount pledged will go to both Post-Production (after filming completes). I'm not making a dime, and many of our crew members are volunteering their time and resources. Despite this, there are many hard numbers that have to be addressed on a film like this.
- Color Correction Session
- Set Extensions
- Professional Compositing for Clones
- Visual Effects
- Original Music
- Sound Design and Mixing
- Festival Submission fees
All the money we raise will go up on the screen, to producing the highest quality film we can make. If we don't hit our $13,200 target, you don't get charged. You only pay your pledge amount if we reach our goal ... so let's work together to reach it. Did I mention we're tax deductible...
Our project is fortunate enough to be sponsored by the Midwest Independent Film Festival, a non-profit that is the nation's only year round film festival solely dedicated to the Midwest filmmaker. This means, all donations to our project are TAX DEDUCTIBLE donations that can be written off at the end of the tax year. It also gives us many inroads to the festival circuit upon completion of our campaign.
BEYOND OUR GOAL
Our funding goal of $10,000 is the minimum to get the movie made with a professional polish. However, should we exceed our goal, any additional funding will go towards more amazing clone effects, flying cars, bigger and better locations, custom costumes, and compensation for the hard working crew that volunteered their time.