Help Us Complete The LAX Trilogy

Last year we set out to write and shoot three films within three years. Join us as we finish what we started.
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Joshua Caldwell
Film
Los Angeles, California
United States
2 Team Members

What is the LAX Trilogy?

Last year, my producing partner Travis Oberlander and I decided it was time for us make our first feature film. With tons of resources but very little money, we produced Layover, a French-language film about a woman's 12 hour layover in Los Angeles. 

Now, almost one year after production began, Layover is having its World Premiere at the 2014 Seattle International Film Festival! To top it off, the film will be screening in competition for the New American Cinema prize -- meaning SIFF programmers consider Layover to be one of the best films of the festival.

Now, we're setting our sites even higher. Out of Layover, we've crafted a trilogy of films we're calling the LAX Trilogy.

LAYOVER

ASSASSIN

X (TEN) 

While each film begins with our main character arriving at Los Angeles International Airport and explores similar themes, they are all very different films:

Layover A young woman en route from Paris to a new life in Singapore, finds herself stuck, overnight, in Los Angeles. When she ventures out into the city, she meets a handsome, mystery-man and has an adventure that forces her to question the direction of her life.

Assassin A female assassin who, while hiding out in the San Bernardino Mountains, meets and falls in love with a local woman. As the two grow closer, the baggage of their lives begin threaten their relationship.

X (Ten) 10 women, one man. An epic romance telling the story of one man’s journey through love and life.

Who Are We?

Joshua Caldwell (writer/director/producer), an accomplished director, writer, producer, former digital exec and MTV Movie Award winner. I've worked with a number of high profile producers, including CSI: creator Anthony E. Zuiker, for whom I produced Cybergeddon the online global motion picture event for Yahoo! My award-winning short film Dig, starring Mark Margolis of Breaking Bad, was featured in numerous film festivals across the country. I've directed episodes of Welcome to Sanditon, the new series from the creators of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Furrocious, a webseries for Discovery Digital Networks. Most recently, I released my latest short film, Resignation.

Travis Oberlander (writer/producer), a writer and producer based in Los Angeles. I have also worked closely with CSI: creator Anthony E. Zuiker; co-writing the screenplays for Dark Revelations, the final part of Zuiker’s Level 26 book-series. Additionally, I served as the writer's assistant on ABC's Whodunnit? and have written and produced projects for Discovery Digital Networks,  Hazy Mills and CORE Media Group. In my previous career, I amassed over seven years of experience managing social media teams, developing digital strategy and overseeing various programs for major brands such as Unilever, Walmart and Beam Global and more.

What We Need & What You Get

While Layover was made for next to nothing, part of our plan with this trilogy was to increase the budget and scope of each subsequent film. This way we will gradually increase the production value of our films without biting off more than we can chew.

Finding the best locations, the best actors and the perfect team with the right chemistry is not a simple task. But those aren't the only costs we are facing.

Location permits, travel for cast and crew, equipment rental, feeding everyone, post production costs, paying for prints... some things just aren't free.

We need the help of our generous friends, family, fans and film-lovers to help us complete this trilogy.

EXCITING REWARDS

We are offering a multitude of awesome rewards to our Indiegogo backers. There are opportunities to visit set for a day, attend VIP premiere screenings, get limited edition posters and artwork and take a one-on-one class in directing from Joshua.

The Impact

Each of these are personal films, being made outside the studio system, telling stories that would never survive the typical Hollywood development process. Which is why we need YOU to help.

We must raise this money in order to shoot and complete both Assassin and X (Ten). While $54,000 is a lot of money, it's not very much when you consider the fact that the average independent film costs $750,000

Which means that we will be making three films for less than 7% of what it costs to make one!

When are you filming?

Spring 2013 - Layover COMPLETE!

Fall 2014 - X (Ten)

Winter 2014 - Assassin

Other Ways You Can Help

Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help:

SPREAD THE WORD

Even if you cannot financially support our campaign, we would be grateful if you can help us spread the word on your favorite social media sites.

THANK YOU!

Thank you for the clicking on our campaign page. Over the coming days, we'll keep updating this and Layover's Facebook page. Reach out, ask your questions, we would love to hear from you! 

If you can contribute, we'd love the help. If not, please do share the campaign and help us take this project to the widest possible audience.

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  • $5USD
    Thank You!

    Thank you so much for contributing to this film, we truly appreciate the support. Your name will be listed on the LAX website as contributors and remembered forever.

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  • $10USD
    Thank You + Digital Swag

    Thank you! You will receive digital downloads of special LAX-themed Facebook/Twitter Covers, Mobile (iPhone and Android) Backgrounds and a high-resolution, digital copy of ONE LAX trilogy poster of their choice designed by Adam Maida. You'll also receive all previous rewards.

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  • $15USD
    Thank You + Digital Swag BONUS

    Thank you! You will receive digital downloads of special LAX-themed Facebook/Twitter Covers, Mobile (iPhone and Android) Backgrounds and high-resolution, digital copies of ALL THREE LAX trilogy posters designed by Adam Maida. You'll also receive all previous rewards.

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  • $25USD
    Thank You + Stream!

    Big Thank you! You will be able to watch a digital stream of either Layover, Assassin or X (Ten) before they become available to the general public. Backers will also receive all previous rewards.

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  • $40USD
    Thank you + Stream ALL!

    Big Thank you! You will be able to watch a digital stream of Layover, Assassin and X (Ten) before they become available to the general public. Backers will also receive all previous rewards.

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  • $50USD
    Download!

    Big Thank you! You will receive an HD digital download of either Layover, Assassin or X (Ten) before they become available to the general public. Backers will also receive all previous rewards.

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  • $55USD
    DOWNLOAD ALL + POSTERS!

    Big Thank you! FOR ONE DAY ONLY! You will receive an HD digital download of Layover, Assassin & X (Ten) before they become available to the general public. Plus you will get your choice of a full-size LAX trilogy poster designed by Adam Maida! Backers will also receive all previous rewards.

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  • $75USD
    Download ALL!

    Huge Thank you! You will receive an HD digital download of Layover, Assassin and X (Ten) before they become available to the general public. Backers will also receive all previous rewards.

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  • $95USD
    THE USB!

    Huge Thank You! You will receive a limited edition USB Flash Drive preloaded with: An HD copy of the LAX Trilogy, high-res files of all LAX artwork, mp3s of the film scores, exclusive behind the scenes footage and digital copies of all three screenplays. You'll also get all previous rewards.

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  • $125USD
    LTD ED: THE USB + T-shirt!

    Huge Thank You! You will receive a limited edition USB Flash Drive preloaded with: An HD copy of the LAX Trilogy, high-res files of all LAX artwork, mp3s of the film scores, exclusive behind the scenes footage and digital copies of all three screenplays. This will come bundled with a limited-edition T-Shirt with an LAX Trilogy design from Adam Maida. You will also get all previous rewards.

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  • $150USD
    LTD ED: BluRay Set + T-shirt!

    Thank You!Thank You!Thank You! You will receive a limited edition Blu-Ray Set featuring behind the scenes and making of featurettes. This will come bundled with a limited-edition LAX Trilogy T-Shirt with a design from Adam Maida. You'll also receive all previous rewards.

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  • $200USD
    LTD ED: BluRay Bundle!

    Thank You!Thank You!Thank You! You will receive a limited edition Blu-Ray Set featuring behind the scenes and making of featurettes. This will come bundled with a limited-edition LAX Trilogy T-Shirt and all three LAX trilogy posters designed by Adam Maida.

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  • $225USD
    Phone Call w/ Director

    THANKS!!! Get the chance to have a private, 30 minute phone or Skype conversation with the director of the LAX Trilogy + everything in the $95 USB package.

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  • $250USD
    Name Credit!

    Thank You!Thank You!Thank You! You will also be listed in the LAX film credits as a backer as well as everything listed in the $200 package.

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  • $350USD
    LTD ED: BluRay Bundle! SIGNED

    Thank You!Thank You!Thank You! You will receive the limited edition Blu-Ray Set SIGNED by the Cast and Crew of all 3 films!!! This will come bundled with the limited-edition LAX Trilogy T-Shirt and all three LAX trilogy posters designed by Adam Maida.

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  • $500USD
    THE CLASS!

    Learn the filmmaking techniques and tricks that Josh and Travis employed while making The LAX Trilogy for less than the cost of catering on a Hollywood blockbuster! You will receive exclusive access to this online class as well as a private invitation to one of three, hourlong Google Hangouts where the filmmakers will answer all of your questions. All this + everything in the $200 package.

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  • $1,000USD
    Screening w/ Filmmakers!

    Enjoy an exclusive, private screening with just you and the filmmakers in Los Angeles* + everything in the $200 package. *Travel not included

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  • $5,000USD
    Assassin Associate Producer!

    Welcome to the Team! You will receive an “Associate Producer” listing in the credits of the film plus an invitation as a VIP guest to one of our major premieres throughout the World (and accompanying party in select cities). All this as well as everything listed in the $200 package.

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  • $5,000USD
    Associate Producer ON SET!

    We'll bring the filmmaking experience to you and turn your house/flat/condo/trailer/whatver into a piece of cinema! That's right, we will come to your place and film a chapter of X (Ten) right there with you. Nom on some crafty while you watch the director go over the scene with his actor. Crouch over the monitor and watch the scene unfold at "Action!" Only one of these available so act fast! Includes everything in the "Associate Producer's Package!"

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  • $5,000USD
    Ten Associate Producer!

    You will receive an “Associate Producer” listing in the credits of the film plus an invitation as a VIP guest to one of our major premieres throughout the World (and accompanying party in select cities). All this as well as everything listed in the $200 package.

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  • $7,500USD
    LAX Exhibitor!

    We will "Four Wall" (rent) a theater near you and come watch the complete LAX Trilogy with you. Invite as many people as you want to come watch the film or invite no-one. With this, the theater is yours! Only three of these available so act fast! Includes everything in the "Associate Producer's Package!"

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  • $10,000USD
    Assassin Co-Exec Producer!

    Become a Co-Executive producer of the film! This is an exclusive opportunity to lend you support for a film unlike another. Your name will be prominently featured in the films credits as well as being invited to attend the World premier of the film and after party! You will also receive everything in the $350 package as well.

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    Ten Co-Exec Producer!

    Become a Co-Executive producer of the film! This is an exclusive opportunity to lend you support for a film unlike another. Your name will be prominently featured in the films credits as well as being invited to attend the World premier of the film and after party! You will also receive everything in the $350 package as well.

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