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Ahab Contributions Campaign: Written & Directed by Brian Holton, this short film is a modern street adaptation of Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick".
Brian Holton
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States
2 Team Members

My name is Brian Holton, I am an Independent Filmmaker/Producer, currently living in Pittsburgh PA. Thanksgiving of 2011, I decided to make a short film adaptation of Herman Melville's Moby Dick. This story has been close to my heart since childhood. I have always dreamt about filming it and retelling the story with a modern street style of my own. I wrote a 21 page script which was an undertaking in and of itself to squeeze all of the nail-biting adventure and wonderful characters into a small package.

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I decided if I’m going to modernize Moby Dick it should be fast and visceral the same way our culture is today. Our Production Team started principal photography in March 2012 and we are in the final stages of Production.

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Support for this film is so important to me and my Production Team because we enjoyed breathing life into Ahab. Having paid out-of-pocket for all aspects of this film production, we graciously ask for your support and contribution to this campaign. 

Your help is now needed to bring Ahab to a larger audience through dvd's, screenings, and various film festivals worldwide. Our team is dedicated and excited about traveling to Park City, Utah in January to promote at Sundance. 

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    Ahab DVD + Signed Movie Poster, Buttons, & Stickers

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    2 VIP tickets for the first Ahab Movie Screening in Pittsburgh (October 12th, 2012), Production Packet + Movie Prop + Ahab T-shirt, DVD, Signed Movie Poster, Buttons, & Stickers

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    The Oscar Goes To You!

    Special Thanks in Ahab DVD Credits + Limited Edition Artist Movie Poster + 2 VIP tickets for the first Ahab Movie Screening in Pittsburgh (October 12th, 2012), Production Packet + Movie Prop + Ahab T-shirt, Dvd, Signed Movie Poster, Buttons, & Stickers

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