HEADRUSH is a science-fiction, suspense short film being produced in Mississippi by an all-star team of Mississippi filmmakers and actors.
Kurt Schuler, a PhD student in Biochemistry, does cutting edge research into the nature of death, but when he discovers a mysterious human body in his laboratory, he must race to find the killer or risk losing everything he has worked for, even his own life. While thrilling, HEADRUSH also grapples with the ethical limits of science and the chaos that results when man tries to play God.
HEADRUSH was created by Johnson Thomasson and has been brought to life by a team of talented filmmakers from Mississippi, mostly volunteers. The words on the page have been given color and light by award-winning cinematographer David Matthews, and the stars of the film are some of the most talented actors the South has to offer: Kenny Cook, Cameron Spann, Amye Gousset, Jon W. Sparks, and Leslie Palmer.
We’ve come so far, but we need a push across the finish line. We have two crucial scenes left to shoot, and the money has run out. HEADRUSH is incomplete without those scenes, a dead duck, if you will. Beyond those scenes, we need funds for the long and labor-intensive process of post-production and for film festival entry fees. Fees are often $50 or more, and we intend to apply to 30-40 film festivals around the world including SXSW, Tribeca, and Sundance.
Breakdown: Funding will go toward:
- Location Costs (including permits, police and fire department fees)
- Equipment Rentals
- Production Insurance
- Food, and Travel Expenses
- Post-Production (including sound mixing, color grading, and visual fx)
- DVD Duplication and Festival Fees.
We’ve tried to come up with an appetizing menu of rewards (more details on the sidebar). The most important thing to note is that every level of donation earns a copy of the movie. By donating at least $10, you will own a copy of Headrush when it is finished, and you’ll help us finish it. It's definitely a win-win.
And what about risk, you ask? A donation to HEADRUSH is low risk. You see, crowd-funded campaigns come in all shapes and sizes. Many of the projects on IndieGoGo are in their very early stages, some just ideas on paper. When you donate to a campaign, there is always the risk that, for whatever reason, that project never gets completed. But with HEADRUSH, your risk is low, because we are so near completion already. We just need a little push.
The best way to keep up with HEADRUSH is to like our Facebook page. The Facebook page will keep you up to date on our progress through post-production and on to the film festival circuit.