Around Here the Film

A science fiction film about an Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran with PTSD who finds healing through an extraordinary encounter.
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Tim Sparks
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Film
Denver, Colorado
United States
9 Team Members

We did it!


Thanks to you we've reached our goal! We are humbled by your support and enthusiasm and couldn't have done this with out you.

We still have lots of great perks that are a one time opportunity and won't be offered again and we still would love to have you on our team!


Thank you!


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Video Update! Location Scouting at Westcliffe, CO!



Around Here is a science fiction film about an Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) who finds healing through an extraordinary encounter.

Today PTSD is a popular subject in cinema because we deal with it everyday as a society. According to CostsOfWar.org over 2.5 million service members have been to war since 2001 and almost half have been deployed more than once.

After five years and one deployment in the U.S. Marines Tim has met too many people who have the symptom of war we call PTSD. This story was inspired by them.

The film will be shot entirely in Colorado and we expect to begin production this summer.


The story is about Shane, who is an Iraq and Afghanistan War veteran. After too much war he leaves the military to go find solitude from his memories. Shane returns to a place his family spent time at while growing up in Colorado.

When Shane learns that you can’t run from your memories, an otherworldly encounter teaches him another way of living. 

Around Here is a film about HEALING.


"From space I saw Earth - indescribably beautiful and with the scars of national boundaries gone."
                                               - Muhammad Ahmad Faris, Astronaut 



We can’t tell you how excited we are to have Ben Leopard of Startle the Heavens on board for the soundtrack. Part of what is raised will help Startle the Heavens produce a soundtrack that will provide a dynamic emotional soundscape for Around Here

More About Startle the Heavens

Startle the Heavens is the solo project of Ben Leopard. Inspired by independent films and their beautiful soundtracks, he began to make ambient/instrumental music. He has released 5 albums since 2008 and plans on releasing his 6th early in 2014. 


Startle the Heavens on iTunes



    



Brittany Horn {IMDB} {Twitter} // Nathan Camp {IMDB} {Twitter}


We are thrilled to have Brittany and Nathan on as our leading cast. They are both up and coming talent and we have worked with them on various short films and commercial projects. They recently starred together in the short film "Loss", which screened in NYC at the Galapagos Art Space as one of the top 24 films in the international 2013 24 Hour Film Race.



PARTNER PERKS

We are now accepting what we are calling our "partner perks". There are a limited number of these spaces available.

If you have a company that is a fit for our film and it's mission we would love to hear from you about your partnering with us! We'll create a custom perk to make the partnership tailored for you.


PERK ADDED!

At every perk level you will get the Special Edition Indiegogo Contributors Startle the Heavens Album. 5 songs from different albums, 1 unreleased track that is only available on this album.

We have a lot of great perks at all levels. If there is something missing please let us know! All suggestions are welcome!

At every perk level you will get the Special Edition Indiegogo Contributors Startle the Heavens Album. 5 songs from different albums, 1 unreleased track that is only available on this album.


Watch the creation of the original canvas inspired by the story of Around Here.


The Official Around Here Poster

The Official Around Here - "You Are Not Alone"  T-Shirt

(the final version may vary)

 

   

The Soundtrack and Blu-Ray

(the final version may vary)


Budget Breakdown

               

We already have most of the equipment necessary to create this film, but a film requires more than just equipment. Much of the budget will cover travel expenses, securing locations, wardrobe/make-up, and finding the right help as well as making sure that every department (sound, post-production, music production, etc.) has the support they need.

Making a "micro budget" film has its challenges, but with your contributions the funding will help us be prepared when those challenges arrive.




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Other Ways You Can Help

Share! You can be a part of this film just by sharing! There are AWESOME share tools right on this campaign page underneath the video at the top of this page! Also, you can find us on all of your favorite social media outlets via the Around Here film project and our production company Deep Field Cinema, LLC.

Be a part of the team! Are you a filmmaker in Colorado and interested in joining the Around Here team or doing an internship with us? Just go to this link and fill out the form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. (Filling out this form does not guarantee a spot on our team or an internship.)


Who Are We?

 

Tim Sparks {IMDB} {Twitter} // Chrissy Sparks {Twitter}

Tim considers himself an inspiration addict. This is the driving force behind his work.  He holds a bachelors degree in Mass Communications and Video Production from CSU Pueblo in Colorado and is currently working on his Masters degree in Directing with the Raindance Postgraduate Degree Program Online. He is also the President of Deep Field Cinema, LLC.

Chrissy is the glue that holds the film projects together, as she has been Producer on every film and commercial project at Deep Field Cinema. On top of that she is also an internationally collected artist. She is co-founder, VP and Art Director at Deep Field Cinema LLC.

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Want to be a partner? Contact us about our 'Partner Perks'! Get your logo on the films website and on the beginning of the film as "associated with"! We'll customize one just for your company or personal needs.

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$9,420USD
raised by 139 people in 2 months
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This campaign ended on March 2, 2014
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  • $5USD
    Supporter

    After the premiere screening we'll send you a link to the online screening for Indiegogo supporters only! We'll also put your name in the credits as one of our original supporters and on the film website! (Expected completion of the film is Fall 2014)

    13 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $10USD
    The Soundtrack

    You'll get a digital download of the original soundtrack composed by Ben Leopard of Startle the Heavens and we'll send you a link to the online screening for Indiegogo supporters only. Your name will also be in the credits and on the website!

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    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $15USD
    The Film

    You'll get an HD digital download of the finished film and we'll send you a link to the online screening for Indiegogo supporters only. Your name will also be in the credits and on the website!

    5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $20USD
    The Full Digital Package

    This gets you both the original soundtrack and the HD digital download of 'Around Here' when it is finished. This will include behind the scenes content about the making of the film available only to our Indiegogo supporters. Choose a personal thank you video or song (Tim has been learning the Ukulele) *Expect 1 week for us to make it for you. We'll also put your name in the credits as one of our original supporters and on the film website!

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    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $35USD
    The Poster

    You'll get the 24"x36" movie poster signed by the director and the cast and crew! You'll also get all previous non-limited perks!

    7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $35USD
    The T-Shirt

    You'll get the official 'Around Here' film t-shirt. Which says, "You are not alone" on the front. You'll also get all previous non-limited perks! Please add $10 shipping outside the US.

    8 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $60USD
    Something to Hold

    This perk includes a physical copy (HD Blu-Ray or DVD) of the film and the original soundtrack (CD) with a personalized note from us. You'll get two tickets to the premiere of the film in Denver, Colorado. (travel and expenses not included). You’ll also receive all previous non-limited perks. Please add $10 shipping outside the US.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $100USD
    The Collector

    Get an original 8"x10" painting by Chrissy Sparks inspired by the landscape of Colorado where 'Around Here' will be filmed. You'll also get all previous non-limited perks! Please add $10 shipping outside the US.

    7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $300USD
    Walk-on role! - LIMITED!

    Want to be in the film? Well here is your chance! We will give you at least a walk-on role in the film and you'll be listed in the cast on IMDb. Expected to film in Summer 2014. You'll enjoy VIP seating at the film's premiere in Denver, CO! You’ll also receive all previous perks. Please add 10 shipping for outside the U.S. (travel + lodging not included)

    1 out of 4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $500USD
    Behind The Scenes

    You will receive a Personalized "Production Photo Album" showing the behind the scenes making of 'Around Here'. You'll enjoy VIP seating at the film's premiere in Denver, CO and then we'll take you out for drinks with members of the cast + crew (travel+lodging not included). You’ll also receive all previous perks.

    1 claimed
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  • $500USD
    Producer + BHTS Photo Album!

    You'll be credited as an Producer in the film and on IMDb. You will receive a Personalized "Production Photo Album" showing the BHTS (behind the scenes) making of 'Around Here'. Join us at the premiere in Denver, CO. Afterwards we'll take you out for drinks+hors d-oeuvres (travel+lodging not included) You’ll also receive all previous perks.

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  • $750USD
    Executive Producer - LIMITED!

    You'll be credited as a Executive Producer in the film and IMDb. A LIVE Google Hangout (or Skype) during production. During our virtual hangout, we'll take a photo of you with the cast + crew and send you a framed copy signed by all of us. Sit with the cast and crew during the premiere in Denver, CO. Afterwards we'll take you out for drinks+hors d-oeuvres (travel+lodging not included) Collectors Edition of the movie - framed and signed. You’ll also receive all previous perks.

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    $1,000USD
    Speaking Role! - LIMITED!

    Yes, you read that right, a speaking role! In one scene you'll get to work with the director and cast and you'll be listed in the cast on IMDb. Expected to film in Summer 2014. You'll enjoy VIP seating at the film's premiere in Denver, CO! You’ll also receive all previous non-limited perks. Please add 10 shipping for outside the U.S. (travel + lodging not included)

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    $1,500USD
    Enso Press - Partner Perk

    Your company logo will be in the beginning and end as “in association with". The owner/owners of the company will be an executive producer on the film. We will send you the script before it is finalized for feedback. Your company will be on the film's website. VIP at the premiere in Denver, CO. After we'll take you out for drinks+hors d-oeuvres. We'll buy your pass to the first festival the film screens at. You'll receive all other perks. (travel + lodging not included)

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $3,000USD
    Pop-up Cinema!! - LIMITED!

    We will drive or fly (which ever is cheaper) to your location (anywhere in the continental U.S.) and have a public or private screening with you! You'll get an executive producer title on the film and receive everything in all other NON-LIMITED perks. Delivery date is subject to change due to festival screening requirements! But don't worry we'll make it work! Cast and crew attending will depend on availability.

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