Baker's Man: A Maurice Hall Film

When love becomes complicated, laughter is always a good wingman. A movie about friendship, obstacles and how we overcome.
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Maurice Hall
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Los Angeles, California
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We are so excited to announce we have cast Taja V. Simpson for the role of Theresa Stevens. Taja is currently recurring on the long lasting soap The Bold and the Beautiful. You might have also seen her on hit shows Grey's Anatomy, Intelligence and Mystery Girls. We are very excited to have her on board.


A SCENE FROM THE MOVIE!!! I am so EXCITED about making my movie Baker's Man that I hired some AMAZING actors to shoot a scene from the movie SPECIFICALLY for THIS CAMPAIGN. My HOPE is you will become just as excited as I am and CONTRIBUTE to this campaign and SPREAD THE WORD for the remaining 7 days we have left.  I would love to hear your comments after you watch. I hope you enjoy.and LET'S GET THIS MOVIE MADE.

We're in the final stretch and we need your help! We're asking you one more time to Tweet, Facebook, Email and Blog about Baker's Man so a community can rally around the film and help make it reality. In case you needed more reasons to help us out, check out J.R. Lemon from NBC's The Night Shift endorsing us.





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Show your support to this great movie by picking one of our amazing perks. We can't do it without YOU. Finally, SPREAD THE WORD!!!

Follow us on Twitter: @BMANTHEMOVIE

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We are so EXCITED to offer this new PERK. For almost HALF the retail value you could go toUNLIMITED CROSSFIT classes for ONE MONTH. WE expect these to go fast so DON'T WAIT!


DON'T FORGET TO SPREAD THE WORD AND CHECK BACK FOR OTHER PERKS.


After multiple table reads and many rewrites, I am happy to say I have completed writing my first feature film. A romantic comedy that my mom will love. 


THE STORY

BAKER’S MAN is the story of a successful entrepreneur (played by me)  who has passion for giving, especially to bakeries. He learns one of the bakeries up for his grant this year is the bakery his mother owned before it was stolen from her. He decides to go back to his hometown of Columbus, Ohio to take back the bakery that should still be a part of his family.  In the midst of him going after his objective, the opportunity of love  with the new owner complicates things.

I wrote this over Thanksgiving and Christmas last year in between my wife yelling "Babe, it's time to eat, now get your computer off the dining room table." 

                           

REWARDS:

You can go to see one of the players with a friend by contributing ONLY $20.                    

 MALCOLM JENKINS

 DeVIER POSEY

MATT DANIELS

  LORENZO ALEXANDER

JUSTIN BLALOCK

You can go to see one of the players with a friend by contributing ONLY $20.

T-SHIRT

This soft tee is only being made for our backers and also comes in WHITE.

THIS SOUNDS COOL BUT WHAT ELSE HAVE YOU DONE:

I wrote and directed a dramatic web series, Shadow Love that was said to be the best dramatic web series of 2013. Check out all ten episodes below.

Independent films can only be made with the support of backers like you. Here are several ways you can help us out:

DONATE: Any amount helps! And don't forget to tell your friends! 

SPREAD THE WORD: Share with a personal note on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or your Blog or anywhere you can!

Stay tuned for more updates.

Indiegogo: igg.me/at/BakersManTheMovie

Facebook: BakersManTheMovie

Twitter: @BManTheMovie

Instagram: BakersManTheMovie

#BakersManTheMovie


FAQ's

When will the movie be made?

If you guys help us make the funding goal, we hope to start pre production right away.  Ideally, we would shoot the movie in September in LA and do post-production in the fall.

When will the movie be released?

Since we don’t have distribution, we don’t have a release date locked down. There are a lot of factors that whoever distributes our film will take into account when picking a date. We would like to premiere the film at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2015. We hope to find a distributor there and release the film in a theater near you in June 2015.

Who will be in the movie?

We're getting a lot of questions about this. Long story short - we have ideas, but without you guys, we won't be able to cast the people we want to cast. If you guys fund us, we will have the freedom to cast the people we feel are perfect for all of the roles (pending their availability). If we don’t fund through Indiegogo, the “money people” will require that we cast someone from the small list of actors they think will get them their money’s worth. So once we fund (thinking wishfully), we can start offering the roles to the people that we think should play them. We will keep everyone updated on casting via backer updates and we will try to get backers the news first, before the Hollywood trades.

Where does my money go?

Should we achieve our goal, all of your pledges will be collected and deposited into a bank account that our producers have set up for the sole purpose of funding the film.

Are you contributing your own money?

We are absolutely contributing our own money to the funding of the film, but we can't afford to cover the entire cost of production. With a combination of our own personal funds, backing from investors and friends like you we will be able to make the film we intended to make which we are hoping is a film you want to see.

When will the rewards be available?

Most of our estimated delivery times reflect September 2014 date, we are hoping to release the movie in February 2015. If that date changes, so do our delivery times. The advance screenings will happen just before the release date.
 Most of the physical items, like tee shirts, and art prints will come pretty quickly. The posters will take a bit longer because they won’t be designed until the movie has its festival premiere. So, it’s a bit up in the air as of now. We will keep you posted via backer updates on the ETAs of all of the rewards.

How do I coordinate a set visit or extra gig?

Once we know how much money we have raised, we should be able to confirm our shoot schedule and send you some options for when to come visit. As noted, we want to shoot in September in Los Angeles. We hope to lock down a date with you in mid August, so you have plenty of time to plan ahead. On the day, you will have to catch a ride to the set, and we’ll take care of it from there.

How do the advance screenings and Q&As work?

We will set a date for those screenings far in advance so you can plan ahead to join us. The screenings will most likely be on a weeknight before the movie is released. If you cannot make the screening date, we will allow your ticket to be transferred to a friend.


Hey, why isn’t there an advance screening in my city?

We would love to come to your city and meet you. Please comment and let me know! We will add more cities if there is demand.

If I perform in the movie as an extra, will I be in the final cut?

We can’t guarantee that you will be in the final cut of the movie, but we do have the best intentions for offering these rewards. Movies can change a lot in the editing room, but we will try to keep our backers in the final cut unless it’s at the expense of story.

How will you know my shirt size, or where to send my goodies?

When the campaign ends, we will send out a survey to all of you wonderful backers asking for your addresses, sizes and any other relevant rewards info so we can make sure you get your stuff.

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    BAKER'S MAN T-SHIRT// We're designing a t-shirt just for our backers. We promise you, these won’t just be your run of the mill giveaway t-shirts, these tees will be soft as a kitten. ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script. Add $10 if shipping outside US

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    Estimated delivery: December 2014
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    THANK YOU TWEET//Every wall starts with one brick being laid and we appreciate your help to make this movie happen. You will receive a personalized thank you tweet from our Baker's Man twitter page.

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    PRODUCTION DIARY// You're now a part of this movie making club and we want to show you the process, from start to finish. Each week throughout this summer's shoot you will receive my Production Diary. This will include a video memo from producers (with cameos from the cast and crew) detailing the process of making the movie. You'll also get casting and production news first, before the Hollywood trades. And, we'll email you a PDF of the "BAKER'S MAN" screenplay right before the movie premieres.

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    Estimated delivery: September 2014
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    SOUNDTRACK AND PLAYLISTS// You'll be the first to hear the soundtrack for "BAKER'S MAN," before it's released, via a streaming link. And, we'll create and send you a brand new playlist each week of production for your listening pleasure. ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get our Production Diary and the script.

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    Estimated delivery: October 2014
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    FRAMABLE ART PRINTS// Two pieces of art, printed in high quality and ready for framing. Choose from selects of production stills from the movie. We'll send out a backer update with options, so you can help choose the selects you want included. ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get a sneak peek of the soundtrack, our exclusive t-shirt, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script. Add $10 USD to ship outside the US

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    *Special* Arena Bowl Tix

    TWO ARENA BOWL TICKETS//Dominic Jones and Quinn Pitcock battle it out in the SUPER BOWL of Arena Football on August 23rd and we have two seats with your name on it. Watch the exciting action in person in Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena.

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    DINNER FOR TWO AT HYDE PARK// Enjoy a night out with your friend, family or significant other at one of Columbus, Cleveland and Pittsburgh's best restaurants. HYDE PARK! You will be treated like a celebrity with this $150 value that you get for almost HALF THE PRICE.

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    ADVANCE FILM SCREENING AND Q&A IN COLUMBUS or L.A.// We will preview the final cut of the movie just for you special backers before it’s released. After the movie, we'll stick around for a live ask us anything Q&A session. You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation. ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get art prints, our t-shirt shirt, a sneak peek of the s

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    SIGNED ART PRINT// Your choice among the select prints included in the $60 reward package, enlarged and signed by me. ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get the $60 reward art prints, our polo shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    UNLIMITED CROSSFIT CLASSES FOR 1 MONTH// Whether you want to start Crossfit or are a veteran, you can't beat this deal at one of the top gyms in LA. ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get the $60 reward art prints, our polo shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    SIGNED "BAKER'S MAN" POSTER// A lithograph print of the theatrical poster signed for you by us and the principal members of the cast ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get art prints, our t-shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    ADVANCE FILM SCREENING AND Q&A IN COLUMBUS OR L.A. FOR TWO// I will preview the final cut of the movie before it’s released. After the movie, I'll stick around for a live ask us anything Q&A session. You'll have to provide your travel and accommodation. ------------------------------------------------- You'll also each get art prints, our t-shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Di

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    VOICE GREETING// Fifteen seconds of me saying whatever you want. (as long as it doesn't compromise my morals. :-) we'll send you the MP3 file so you can use it as your outgoing voicemail, to prank call a friend, or to gently soothe yourself to sleep with my voice. ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get art prints, our t-shirt, sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    COLUMBUS OR L.A. MEET AND GREET// You and a date to spend some time with us in the hour before the Columbus or L.A. screening. We will also show you the movie and have a live Q&A session. You'll have to provide your travel and accommodation.------------------------------------------------- You'll also get art prints, our t-shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    PREMIERE TICKETS FOR TWO// Watch the film with the cast, crew, and other special guests in L.A. or Columbus. You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation in LA -------------------------------------------------You'll also get art prints, our t-shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    L.A. or COLUMBUS PREMIERE TICKETS PLUS AFTERPARTY FOR TWO// Watch the film with the cast, crew, and special guests then join us all at the exclusive afterparty for food, drinks and hobnobbing. You have to provide your own travel and accommodation.-------------------------------------------------You'll also get art prints, our t-shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    2 FREE TICKETS TO SEE TEXAS A&M VS. ARKANSAS AT JERRY'S WORLD//Join us for the RED CARPET PREMIERE of our movie with a guest and our Official After Party with all the cast and crew. By getting this perk we will throw in two free tickets to one of the biggest college football games of the year at one of the best stadiums in the country. DON'T MISS OUT!!!.-------------------------------------------------You'll also get art prints and our t-shirt.

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    SET VISIT FOR TWO// Watch us film a scene, have lunch with the cast and crew, and take part in the movie making magic! Maybe you will make your own Hollywood cameo in our Production Diary! We'd like to film the movie in Los Angeles this September. You'll have to provide your own travel and accommodation. ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get art prints, our t-shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    BE AN EXTRA// If you want, you can be a background actor on a glamorous (low-budget) Hollywood film set. You will get to meet the actors working and have lunch with the cast and crew. We can't guarantee you show up in the final cut, but we will try our best. We'd like to shoot in L.A. in September. You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation in L.A. --You'll also get art prints, our t-shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    BE AN EXTRA FOR TWO// If you want, you and a friend can be a background actor on a glamourous (low-budget) Hollywood film set. You will get to meet the actors working, have lunch with the cast and crew. We can't guarantee you show up in the final cut, but we will try our best. We'd like to shoot in L.A. in July. You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation. --You'll also get art prints, our t-shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Diary and the script.

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    MY PERSONAL GUESTS AT THE PREMIERE AND AFTERPARTY// You and a guest will sit in our row at the premiere and our table at the afterparty. We are looking forward to personally thanking you for your support of the making of the film. ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get art prints, our t-shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    NAME A CHARACTER// The name you choose will go to an actor in the film. We guarantee this character’s first name will be said, out loud, in the final cut. ----------------------------------------------- You'll also get art prints, our t-shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    Estimated delivery: September 2014
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    FILMMAKING SYMPOSIUM AND SPECIAL THANKS// Spend a day with us in LA during post production for a screening of the director's cut. After you see the film, we'll discuss what you liked and what you didn't. After the screening, the post team will join us to answer your questions about filmmaking. You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation in LA ------------ You'll also get art prints, our shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    "VISUAL EFFECTS MADE POSSIBLE BY" END CREDIT// You will share the screen with five other backers on a special end credit card that will be on both the theatrical and video release of the film for all time. You will be part of this film forever ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get an invite plus one to the premiere and afterparty, art prints, our shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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