“Our faith-based movie is not scary but features the themes of love and compassion. It’s a story we feel will resonate with families and we want to share it with the world,”
Key West, FL (PRWEB) May 08, 2015
Kickstarter.com has a new project for the purpose of raising production funds for a family values-based film, “Key West: The Conch Republic.” As the title hints, the family movie takes place in Key West in the early 1980s and is based on actual events when Key West, for a brief period of time, seceded from the United States. During this secession, a visiting pastor and his family go to Key West, and their youngest daughter, Natalie, and her mischievous friend, Angel, a white pelican, touch the lives of everyone there.
“The story was actually inspired by Psalms 91 and reflects the idea that the Lord provides refuge and protects those who believe in Him,” said John Racin, one of the corporate directors working hard to bring the film to life and also who wrote the original script. “I particularly liked the Psalms verse, ‘For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways,” said Racin, “but I don’t want to say more or it will give away too much of the story.”
The script is ready and promises to make viewers laugh and cry while demonstrating Christian values in the actions of its characters. “Our new movie is not scary but features the themes of love and compassion. It’s a story we feel will resonate and we want to share it with the world,” said Racin. “We can only do that if we can fund its production, and we can only do that if we can get the word out to help support it. We are turning to Kickstarter as a proven platform to help manage the pledges.” (Kickstarter is a newer funding platform for creative ideas including family films, and is powered by a unique all-or-nothing funding method where projects must be fully funded in a specific period of time or no money changes hands.)
The film’s corporate directors hope to raise $4M dollars during the 45-day Kickstarter funding window. Monies raised through Kickstarter will be used to fund the production costs of the movie, including hiring a director and actors; the production of graphics, original music, any special effects; film crews, sound design, legal fees, marketing, travel costs for everyone involved, and all other elements of pre- and post-production.
“It seems like a lot, but honestly the costs do add up quickly,” said Racine. “But we want to pay our actors and everyone involved with the film for their time, that is not always the case for these type of films but it is very important to us. We do not want to ask anyone to work for free.” Racin will not receive any money donated through Kickstarter. If the Kickstarter campaign is successful, the goal is to use the anticipated monies from the movie’s theater ticket sales and DVD sales to completely fund the sequel, which is also already written.
The Kickstarter family movie project runs through Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 1:29 pm Eastern time. If the goal isn’t met by the end of the run, then no funds change hands. Those interested in supporting the project should visit Kickstarter (http://bit.ly/keywestmovie) to learn more.