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This story is about a brother and sister who are hurt by the disapearance of their father one year earlier. They take out their frustration on each other and sadly, their mother. They're left with their quirky uncle on his Kansas hoby farm for a week while their mother travels for a job interview in Chicago. Unhappy about being left with him, the siblings friend the uncle's neighbour Holly, a flirty teen girl with a sharp tongue, and an eye for Dillon.
Suspicious of their uncle's behaviour surrounding local disapearances, the three teens discover hidden secrets inside the old man's barn. He's not who they thought he was.
We plan to begin shooting in early 2016 with our incredible talented and generous cast and crew (see their bios below), with an eye to complete the film in 20 days. Then we plan to get distribution and eventually put it out online for everyone to watch and enjoy - after all, the film wouldn’t be anything without you and an audience.
Once it completes its distribution runs and we can legally do so, those who pledged above $25 will receive a digital password link to download the final cut of the film. Partners will get a copy once the film is edited, before it goes out to the world.
HOW MUCH MONEY ARE YOU RAISING?
We're looking to raise $8,000 for pre-production money to help with location and legal expenses (Copyrights). We are going to make this movie one way or another. The schedule may get pushed back, but this film will get made.
How will EQUITY PARTNERS make back their investment?
Patrners will get a percentage through distribution of the movie and soundtrack sales. For more information about becoming an EQUITY PARTNER please fill out the Contact form below to request our investors kit. Serious inquiries only please.
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$50, TRANSPORT CAPTAIN. Help get the cast and crew to and from set. Also receive a Thank You on our social media pages and in the film's credits! (1 Donation)
$100. ART DIRECTOR. Help us pay to design and dress our sets. Also receive a Thank You on our social media pages and in the film's credits!
$100. LOCATION MANAGER. Help us pay to secure and manage our locations. Also receive a Thank You on our social media pages and in the film's credits!
$100. ‘READY FOR YOUR CLOSE-UP?' Help pay to dress, style, and make up our cast. Also receive a Thank You on our social media pages and in the film's credits!
$100.THE TALENT AGENT. Help pay our cast union fees. Also receive a Thank You on our social media pages and in the film's credits!
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$250. ENJOY 'CRAFT -SERVICES'. Have lunch with the crew on location. Also receive a Thank You on our social media pages and in the film's credits!
$500. ASSOCIATE PRODUCER. Have Dinner with the Director-Writer in Calgary, Canada. Also receive a Thank You on our social media pages and in the film's credits!
$750. The NEW Superstar. Enjoy a small speaking part in the film with a film and IMDb credit. Must be able to travel to Calgary, Canada. Also receive a Thank You on our social media pages and in the film's credits!
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Meet The Cast & Crew
Elizabeth Landry (Holly)
Elizabeth is a Canadian actress, dancer, a film/T.V. producer, a writer,and directer. She was born Elizabeth Margaret Landry in Montreal, Quebec. to Allen Landry a computer programmer, and Doreen Gilligan an award winning equestrian. Elizabeth started acting and dancing at the age of 5. Her family moved to western Canada in 2007 where she continued her pursuit in theater and film. She has been stage managing for six years and has just started to break out in film producing. She is CEO of YourEntertainment LLC. an L.A./Calgary entertainment company. She is also co-auther of The Filmmakers Handbook. Available online at Gumroad.com
Elizabeth's experience and knowledge has been instrumental in helping Brandon get to the next phaze of his career.
Raliegh Wilson, First Assistant Director And Co-Production Company (Rollywood Studios)
For over 40 years Raliegh Wilson has entertained audiences on and off the screen. A Rodeo Rider, Marlboro Man, to today's Action Film maker. Raliegh won Many awards around the World, 1979 Montana Championship, 1979 National Finals Rodeo, 1980 California Championship 1980. 1981 World Cup Rodeo in Australia, committing to rodeo until 1995 then retiring after winning The Senior Pro National Championship. During that time He was hired by Leo Burnett Ad agency to do print work as "The Marlboro Man" Began acting, modeling and performing light stunts in 1983 after appearing in several commercials and television productions. (Lee Jeans, Eveready Battery, Pontiac and Miller Beer). He solidified his role in the World of Stunts in 1998 when he founded Stunt Grunts Inc., a select group of Stunt performers dedicated to bringing scripts to life, Coordinating and supplying Stunt EFX equipment to major film productions. In early 2002, Wilson opened Rollywood Studios in Simi Valley, California, a 4,000 square foot Green Screen facility and production company, which immediately opened its doors to independent film productions, Raliegh Wilson is most recently involved with developing his own projects to Direct and Co-direct.
Raliegh's film credits include, Air America, Force of Execution, Planet Of The Apes, Univeral Soldier, Odd Thomas, The Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, The Green Hornet, Machete, Fun with Dick and Jane, War of the Worlds, Charlie's Angels, Galaxy Quest, Snow Falling on Cedars, The Mummy, The Thin Red Line, Starship Troopers, Titanic, The Firm, Hoffa, Clinch Moutain Mountain Tracker, Encino Man, Far and Away, and of course now, Encounter plus many , many others.
Jennine St.Jean is a sound and lighting technician know for her work on 'Interstellar, 'Hell On Wheels', 'Diablo', 'Forsaken', 'Fargo'and many more.
Caroline Buzanko has had an adventurous life, to say the least. She had an eventful childhood and loved performing from a very young age. Upon graduating high school, she joined the army but soon realized acting was where her heart belonged. Her interest in film took her abroad to Australia, where she landed several roles. Returning back to Canada she became actively engaged in film and theater. She won a CAT award for Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress for her role in "Saving Grace;" a true story about a young girl's journey in a drug addiction program. She has since worked in a number of films over the years while pursuing her doctoral degree.
Allan Stickel (cast as the news anchorman) is former firefighter, who found his passion
for film later on in life. He is a well known and respected face the Calgary Film Industry and
has the asset of Emergency Medical Trauma training he's had to used many times on set.
His acting credits are; Stan in Off Screen (TV Movie), 2015, Supervisor in The Great Fear (Film), 2015, Tom in SomeWhen (TV Movie), 2015, Cletus in Calico (TV Movie), 2015, Gross Gilman in Young Drunk Punk (TVSeries), 2015, Uncle Mikail in Go Fish (TV Series), 2013.
Jill Maria Robinson (cast as the radio news reporter) aka J.M.R in the last year has been a rising talent in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is most known for her acting role as Vivvie on the Canadian TV series Go Fish which was aired on Shaw TV in Alberta. J.M.R has a handful of professional film projects she is to be filming throughout 2015! This Romanian born Actor is also a Publicist (Her client list includes Brandon Watson) and certified Makeup Artist.
Caroline Murray is a makeup artist know for Claddagh, Still Waters, Who is Riley Oakes, Drawing Home, Bluff, and many more.
Spencer Streichert is an actor and Stunt Coordinator known for his work on Redirected Intention (2014), Lust in the Time of Heartache (2014), Hell OnWheels, Fargo, Stranded and Encounter
Tahmoh Penikett ( Jeff Paycheck)
Tahmoh's been in several TV series and movies. He's best know for Man of Steel,
Battlestar Gallactica,lSupernatural, and 50 other titles. He'll be playing the role of the uncle
Brandon Watson (Dillon Larsen)
Brandon is a writer/actor/producer/director/film editor with several IMDb credits. He wrote,
producsed, starred, and edited a 96 minute western feature film set in 1898 Called "Calico",
in 2014 at the age of 13. His film has been picked up for world wide distribution (all media)
by Adler & Associates Entertainment Inc L.A. making him one of the youngest filmmakers
in the world to acomplish this. He has written 7 other scripts, another western set in 1866
in pre-production, and several has several other titles in development.
Please check back for cast and crew updates!
Not All Encounters End Well
Dillon, teenage film-making enthusiast, and his older sister Kimberly go to visit their estranged grandfather on his farm, where strange phenomena occurs that speaks to the presence of extraterrestrial beings, and have an encounter they'll never forget.
Thank YOU Chris & Selena,
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