18:46Чарли Бьюли, Мэтт Даллас и Стивен Грэм запустили компанию «Дорога Грома» в Kickstarter
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Сегодня, Мэтт Даллас, Чарли Бьюли, и Стивен Грэм запустили Kickstarter кампанию, чтобы собрать финансирование на их совместный фильм «Дорога Грома». Парни долго работали над сценарием: "не имеет срока давности послевоенная жизнь после конфликтов в Афганистане и Ираке", - говорят они. У ребят есть 42 дня, чтобы собрать $ 750 000, для того, чтобы начать съёмку в Детройте в начале следующего года. (Первая половина дня сборов, принесла ребятам почти $ 7000)
"Нет фильмов о солдатах нашего поколения, в которых действительно рассказывается о психологических последствиях жизни после войны. «Дорога Грома» покажет скрытые истины и оставшиеся без ответов вопросы от общества", - говорит Стивен, он же написал сценарий к фильму.
"Это фильм о людях, для людей - сообщества ветеранов, которые составляют 15% населения, не говоря уже об их семьях, друзьях, которые пострадали. В конечном счёте, мы все пострадали. Мы просто не замечаем этого. «Дорога Грома» не просто образовательный фильм, он так же интересный и полезный", - добавил Стивен.
Just Jared: Matt Dallas, Charlie Bewley, and Steven Grayhm have just launched a Kickstarter campaign to aid in the development of their film Thunder Road!
The guys worked together to develop the script for the film, which is "a no-holds-barred account of post-war life with respect to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
The Kickstarter campaign launches TODAY (July 31) and the guys have 42 days to raise $750,000 so they can start filming in Detroit early next year.
"There is no movie out there for this generation’s soldier which truly explores the psychological repercussions of life after war the way The Deer Hunter and Coming Home did for their generation. Thunder Road will unveil the hidden truths and unanswered questions for the masses,” Steven, who wrote the screenplay, said.
"This a movie about the people, for the people – a community of veterans which make up 15% of the population, not to mention their families, friends and support networks, all of whom are affected. Ultimately, we are all affected. We just don’t see it. This is why Thunder Road, as educational as it is entertaining, is so important,” he added.
О ФИЛЬМЕ И МОТИВАХ
Кратко о сценарии фильма «Дорога Грома»
Знаете ли вы, что большая часть фильма «Дорога Грома» будет основана на реальных историях солдат, ветеранов и их семей, ПТСР врачей, которые проживают на территории США, Канады и Великобритании? Мы включили реальные события, которые были тщательным образом исследованы, чтобы показать вам самую подлинную историю из боевых точек, а так же затронем тему о эпидемии ПТСР. (примечание: ПТСР - Посттравматическое стрессовое расстройство («вьетнамский синдром», «афганский синдром», и т.п...) — тяжёлое психическое состояние, которое возникает в результате единичной или повторяющихся психотравмирующих ситуаций)
Thunder Road Kickstarter
При помощи сайта Kickstarter, который создан специально для привлечения денежных средств на реализацию творческих, научных и производственных проектов по схеме краудфандинга (т.е. добровольных пожертвований), Чарли Бьюли, Мэтт Даллас и Стивен Грэм 31 июля запускают компанию «Дорога Грома». Об этом сообщил Чарли Бьюли на своей страничке в твиттере.
Ребята призывают всех поддержать свою компанию в Kickstarter, чтобы собрать денежные средства, и заплатить за создание нового, достойного кино «Thunder Road» («Дорога Грома») о солдатах, которые возвращаются домой после войн в Афганистане и Ираке.
- "Мы обязуемся сделать честный и подлинный фильм, который рассказывает о истинной борьбе и победе храбрых мужчин и женщин во всем мире. Кино о людях, которые жертвовали своими жизнями и боролись за свободу".
— Matt Dallas, Steven Grayhm and Charlie Bewley
Чарли Бьюли, Мэтт Даллас и Стивен Грэм: «Мы обязуемся»!
В преддверии запуска кампании на Kickstarter, которая стартует с 31 июля, Чарли Бьюли, Мэтт Даллас и Стивен Грэм пытаются найти как можно больше единомышленников, чтобы собрать финансирование на их совместный фильм «Дорога Грома». На своей официальной странице в фейсбуке (Official Facebook Page) друзья опубликовали обращение...
Мы ОБЯЗУЕМСЯ создать честный и подлинный фильм, который покажет истинную борьбу и триумфы храбрых мужчин и женщин во всем мире, написавшие карт-бланш своему Богу и правительству, которые, жертвуя своими жизнями, отстаивали и боролись за свободу. Мы будем усердно работать каждый день, чтобы сделать всё, что под силу человеку, дабы убедиться, что эта «Дорога Грома» наделит голосом призраков, блуждающих среди нас. - Стивен Грэм
Мы ОБЯЗУЕМСЯ слушать. Мы будем рассказывать. Мы завершим нашу миссию, чтобы донести людям истории о храбрости и силе, а также расскажем о невзгодах и надежде. Мы станем посланниками для тех, кто хочет быть услышан. Мы в это верим и поддержим. - Мэтт Даллас
Мы ОБЯЗУЕМСЯ сделать все возможное для того, чтобы переключить сознание наших зрителей на необходимость дальнейшей интеграции ветеранов и их семей в наше общество. Мы обязуемся сделать это без политического подтекста, рассказывая только правду о том, что узнали, благодаря обширным исследованиям во время публичных встреч. - Чарли Бьюли
ПОДДЕРЖАТЬ РЕБЯТ МЫ МОЖЕМ НА САЙТЕ KICKSTARTER
An epic war drama that explores the physical and psychological repercussions of combat for this generation's soldier.
Steven...Charlie…Matt...? How Are You At The Helm Of An Epic War Film?
...It was late one evening back in the winter of 2011 when after sharing a warm case of Guinness, Steven and Charlie mused about their overall discontent with the diminishing quality of work in their industry and their growing desire to lend themselves to a greater cause. Steven revealed that he was toying with the idea of returning to his roots as a writer. He was considering blowing the dust off a script that he began writing back in 2003 that was to be a follow up to his award winning short film based on his grandfather's experience as a POW during WWII (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0410866/), but that his acting career had since taken priority. The script would follow soldiers returning home from war during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom and explore the psychological repercussions of combat life and the collateral damage on the civilian world. Steven suggested that in order to continue to write a genuine and authentic piece, he would need to go directly to the source - the soldiers, doctors, veterans, families - themselves - and research and develop on a grass roots level. He also revealed that there was a strong supporting role of a British soldier whom he secretly had Charlie in mind to play. Charlie upped the ante by suggesting that the two garner corporate sponsorship to help fund their collective endeavor and agreed to join him on the journey.
That’s Great! How Did Matt Dallas Join Forces With You?
While working on the feature film Wyatt Earp’s Revenge, Steven and Matt bonded during their scenes, Steven playing an outlaw running from the law - and Matt - the law. Sat atop their horses one day on set waiting for the background to reset and the director to call action, Steven shared his newly hatched plan. Matt encouraged Steven to see it through. Later that night, Steven met up with Charlie and divulged that he had met an actor on set that had an innate sensitivity and honesty that was conducive to the role of Steven’s best friend Darryl Sparks in his script. The two decided that night that they should offer the role to Matt. The following day, Steven returned to set and expressed to Matt his strong feeling about him playing his best friend. With a gleaming smile, Matt accepted and was officially on board.
Awesome Guys! Why Kickstarter?
After two years of researching, developing and writing the screenplay for Thunder Road, we began to take meetings with producers and production companies and learned very quick that Hollywood had little interest in making a film on PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and even worse, with three relatively unknown actors. All of the elements to satiate the "Hollywood Money Making Machine" were there; a strong narrative, an anti-hero protagonist, a love story, epic combat scenes, a well researched underlying cultural education, but despite all of that, much of the feedback was, "really great script but...(insert nonsensical comment about bottom lines and A-Listers)”. We grew impatient with the conventional way of getting an independent film off the ground and with the success of Kirsten Bell’s, Veronica Mars and Zach Braff’s, Wish I Were Here, we felt compelled to explore the Kickstarter route of crowd funding to ensure that our film gets made the way we intended. Only what differentiates us from our more famous and established colleagues is that we have a CAUSE. We are aiming to both entertain and EDUCATE.
Ok, I'm Intrigued. What's The Film About?
Thunder Road is the story of returning U.S. soldier SGT. CALVIN COLE (played by Steven) whom we meet in present day Detroit as a troubled veteran who suffers from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and tbi (Traumatic Brain Injury) from multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Initially resistant to the VA system COLE must find a way to assimilate back into civilian life before he ends up dead or in prison.
Through his rekindled friendship with his estranged childhood friend PFC. DARRYL SPARKS (played by Matt) who he served on the "buddy system” with and his newly formed relationship with a doctor at the VA Medical Center, COLE finds redemption and salvation through sharing his captivating experience as a combat infantryman. The film also explores the psychological repercussions of war and seeks answers to the growing epidemic of PTSD and tbi in returning soldiers.
Thunder Road also shows the allied forces involvement in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom as we intertwine COLE's story with CPT. CHARLES RHODES (played by Charlie), a Sandhurst educated Captain of the British Army who we learn has crossed paths with COLE and SPARKS during their service in the middle east.
Fantastic! ...But How Is Your Film Any Different From Others On This Subject Matter?
First and foremost, our screenplay has been thoroughly researched. We’ve spent hundreds of hours sitting in front of doctors and clinicians role playing a multitude of scenarios. We’ve collected vast amounts of personal accounts from soldiers experiences from the field. Most importantly, there is NO other film for our generation that truly explores the psychological repercussions of war from these current conflicts. Many films aim to check off the boxes when it comes to PTSD (i.e. loud noise = veteran jumps). It’s much more complicated than that. Furthermore, many films neglect to show the rehabilitation process, both mentally and physically. We have created characters that you will CARE about. Characters that you can relate to and follow and root for on their most extraordinary journey!
Our Pledge To You…
We PLEDGE to make an honest and authentic film that represents the true struggles and triumphs of the brave men and women around the world who have written a blank check to their God and government with their lives to uphold and fight for our freedoms. We will work hard everyday to do everything humanly possible to make sure that THUNDER ROAD gives a voice to the ghosts who walk amongst us. - Steven Grayhm
We PLEDGE to listen. To always be storytellers. We will make it our mission to bring to the people tales of bravery and strength as well as ones of adversity and hope. We will be the messengers for those who need to be heard. This we believe in and will keep alive. - Matt Dallas
WE PLEDGE TO DO OUR UTMOST TO SHIFT THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF OUR AUDIENCE TOWARDS THE FURTHER INTEGRATION OF VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES INTO OUR SOCIETY. WE PLEDGE TO DO THIS WITHOUT POLITICAL AGENDA, BRINGING ONLY THE TRUTH OF WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED THRU EXTENSIVE RESEARCH INTO THE PUBLIC FORUM. - Charlie Bewley
Incentives Just For You...
We're excited to announce our partnership with CoinForce.com - the team behind the 9/11 10th Anniversary Challenge Coin raising $911,000 for U.S. Military and First Responders via USO and NYPD (issued to all living presidents and featured at the Freedom Tower in NYC). CoinForce.com will be designing an exclusive THUNDER ROAD CHALLENGE COIN for us. A limited amount of only 1000 coins will be made.
I’m Sold! How Do I Become A Backer And Join This Incredible Journey?
To become one of our backers, just click on the big green button to the right of our video. Kickstarter will ask you for your pledge, which reward you want, and how you want to sign up. Signing up is easy; you can even do it through Facebook.
We have compiled a list of directors whose work we have thoroughly researched and collectively feel would be the best fit for our project. It will really come down to scheduling but usually the Hollywood math translates to: the more money we raise = the better quality of director we can attract!
We have several strong supporting lead roles that we are confident will attract top tier talent who will help to elevate our story AND our budget. A successful Kickstarter campaign will ensure that we get to cast the right people for the job.
Detroit - John D. Dingell VA Hospital, VA Shelter, Downtown, Cass Corridor. We are excited to announce that we have secured most of our locations in the Motor City and honored to bring our project to the state of Michigan!
Iraq - Baghdad, Hegnah. (Our team is working on similar location(s) that will double for this).
Afghanistan - The Korengal Valley - located in the northeastern part of the country (Kunar Province) and widely known as "the valley of death”. (Our team is working on similar location(s) that will double for this).
The amount of funds we raise will directly dictate how many action sequences we can include in our film (based on real accounts from soldiers that we’ve met and worked with), how many military vehicles we can acquire for these scenes, how many authentic extras we can hire (The Hurt Locker hired many refugees from Iraq from their national theater that were displaced but found work as their background and supporting cast). Thunder Road is a psychological drama at its heart but to understand PTSD we must show the cause and effect. The cause is the expensive part of our film.
This is going to be a dooooozey! We’ve always been huge fans of original orchestral scores in film. In addition to an epic sweeping score, we intend to release a soundtrack that we hope will elevate our film and have already compiled a list of our favorite artists whom we intend to reach out to (we’re also eager to discover new artists and hope to include some unknown work on our soundtrack!).
The Boys doing a live Q & A from the porch of the "The Tree Of Life" house - starring Brad Pitt. Smithville,
TX. Summer 2011
A Final Word From The Boys...
After two years of anxiety attacks, paranoia, night terrors and finally a stomach ulcer (I’m cured now!) caused by the stress that came with fully immersing myself in this subject matter to write an authentic screenplay, I am so excited (and perhaps relieved) to finally be at a stage to launch a Kickstarter campaign. Even more so, to be doing it alongside two of my best friends that have worked so hard every step of the way with me. I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t terrified of putting myself and the project out there like this. I feel a tremendous responsibility to all those who’ve shared their stories with us and are counting on us to see this through. We have no idea if this is going to work. What we do know is that we have a truly incredible script (thanks to all of those that shared so openly with us!) with an original and captivating story, an amazing team of people behind it and a passion and determination unlike any other Kickstarter campaign. While you are reading this right now, we are out on the road attending events, meeting potential backers, doing press nationwide in every city that will have us - everything and anything we can do to make sure that we reach our Kickstarter goal and bring this very special film to the screen - to you - our audience. We will go down swinging on this! Thank you so much for taking the time to consider your support for our project and know that we are so truly grateful and honored to have you on this journey with us! God bless. - Steven Grayhm
First of all, thank you for taking the time to check out our project. This has been a long two years of blood, sweat and tears so we appreciate every bit of support.
We set out to make a really special film and with the help of so many we are getting closer and closer to achieving that goal. It is because of the those incredible people that believed in us that we have been able to come this far and we are hoping that we can recruit you to come aboard this passion project as well.
As an actor I read screenplay after screenplay and I can honestly say it is rare that a script this special comes along. It has been a long time since I have loved a project as much as I do this one.
So we ask you, even if you can't back us monetarily, help us out by spreading the word and sharing this link. We will love you forever. We also promise to do everything we possibly can to deliver a movie that you can be proud to say you were a part of! - Matt Dallas
Thunder Road is a fictional tale based on the true stories of hundreds of veterans, soldiers and their families. It therefore represents the trials and tribulations of millions of people who live among us, many hidden away from society as a direct result of the incredible tales they have to share.
Bridging the gap between docu-drama and film, Thunder Road lifts the veil on veteran life allowing our audience a unique, voyeuristic glimpse into a subculture of society that is as heart warming as it is heart wrenching.
I am honored to have been a part of this journey. I have learned so much along the way, much of which I would have remained ignorant to without this experience.
It is my hope that our passion and spirit in our investment to the veteran community resonates within your hearts also... We'll get this funded ...And this same education I received will be hitting your screens by the end of 2014! Thank you. - Charlie Bewley.
Gold Star Mother Bunnie Jacquay. Bunnie's son SGT. Cody Legg was K.I.A. in Hegnah, Iraq on June 4th, 2008. His life and the military operation during which he was killed have inspired events within Thunder Road
Have An Event You'd Like Us To Speak At?
We'll be traveling across the country in support of our Kickstarter campaign from August 3rd to September 8th. Have an event you'd like us to speak at to help spread the word on our project? Want to host your own Thunder Road Kickstarter fundraiser? Let us know and we'll show up! Email us at: AstoriaEnt@gmail.com with the heading "Speak At My Event". See you on the road!
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
One of the biggest challenges with releasing a film is distribution. "Thunder Road" does not have a distributor attached yet. We plan to deliver an outstanding product that we can enter into the global film festival circuit. If we are successful with our Kickstarter campaign, we intend to start pre-production immediately, shoot this winter in Detroit, take a short break and finish the film in our "middle eastern” locations in early Spring 2014.
All of our incentive obligations (t-shirts, posters and other awesome Thunder Road swag) will be sent out by a professional fulfillment company. Most of our rewards/incentives will be fulfilled before December of 2014, which is when we hope to release the film and have all of our premieres and screenings. For those of you who are attending an event or joining us on set, we will do our very best to keep you in the loop of our schedule..
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