Patrick and Basti, two naive small time crooks, have kidnapped the famous billionaire Karl-Heinz Volkner’s wife for ransom. When he doesn’t show up for the handover, their plan seems to get out of hand.
Deadlocked is a black comedy action thriller short film about small time crooks dreaming of big money!
We are three young and enthusiastic filmmakers from Berne, Switzerland: Johannes Hartmann, Sandro Klopfstein and Simon Kuhn – or simply: the Decoy Collective! We've produced a lot of music videos, commercials, corporate movies and short films.
We were lucky to have great crew with a lot of really experienced people such as our long time collaborator, UK based Director of Photography Eric Lehner (who shot "Whistle" by Duncan Jones). And we've got some great Swiss and German actors such as Werner Biermeier ("The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" by David Fincher), Esther von Arx ("Achtung, fertig, Charlie!"), Daniel Frantisek Kamen ("Fremdkoerper"), Edward Piccin ("Tatort", "Mannezimmer"), Manfred Liechti ("Die Herbstzeitlosen") and Eliane Chappuis ("Gangs of New York", "James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace") on board as well as other celebrities such as Swiss Rock'n'Roll legend Reverend Beat-Man and Switzerland's most famous pinup model Zoe Scarlett!
For further information check out the Deadlocked website!
What We Need & What You Get
We have filmed all the scenes and are now working on the editing. The entire crew and all the actors worked for free and our rental partners equipped us with awesome material at great rates! But finishing the movie will still cost us a lot of money! We've calculated costs of about $20'000 and we're tryin to collect at least $10'000 through IndieGoGo.
To finish post production and to promote the movie, we're asking for your support to cover the following expenses:
– sound studio for mixdown and mastering
– additional Visual Effects needed
– DVD pressing
– promotional material (e.g. like posters, postcards, flyers)
– festival submissions (unfortunately, we have to pay submission fees for most festivals)
– DCP mastering (DCP = digital cinema package, a new standard for digital screenings)
We're offering some fantastic perks for contributions ranging from $5 to $10'000! You can get DVDs, postcards, posters, an invitation to the premiere, get your name in the credits or even become an associate or executive producer! Just choose a perk in the column on the right side of this page (or you can just contribute any amount from $1 without a perk).
Other Ways You Can Help
Besides contributing, the next important thing is to spread the word! Please tell all your friends about this project, share it on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks and use the button below the video player to embed the campaign on your website, blog, e-mails etc. We really appreciate that!
You've got no credit card or PayPal account to contribute through IndieGoGo? No problem: Just send us an e-mail and we will send you our bank account details. Of course you will get the same perks as if you contribute through IndieGoGo!
Links to share:
This IndieGoGo campaign: http://www.indiegogo.com/deadlocked
Website of the film: http://www.deadlocked-themovie.com
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/deadlockedmovie
Twitter account: http://www.twitter.com/DeadlockedMovie
Trailer & crowdfunding campaign on Vimeo: http://www.vimeo.com/decoycollective/deadlocked
Trailer & crowdfunding campaign on YouTube: http://youtu.be/nZfoTdgjCIw
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!