IN THE BUCK Feature Film

A provocative story about sex, love and fertility from Sundance director Brian Jun.
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ARE YOU AN ACTOR?  HAVE YOU BEEN WAITING TOO LONG FOR A BREAK?  HERE'S 3 STEPS YOU CAN TAKE!

  1. Go to the "Gallery Section" above, and download the LINES, depending if you are a Male or Female.
  2. Audition on Video!  Email a link or File to inthebuck1@gmail.com
  3. Spread the Word!  BACKERS get to vote on the "Top 3" Auditions picked by the Casting Director and Director! 

THE STORY

“In The Buck” is a story about a young married couple, Paul and Gabi LaPointe who seek fertility treatment in order to have their first child. They immediately face obstacles when Gabi is not approved due to her recreational drug use, while Paul carries the burden of caring for his elderly Father, Henry - a Korean war veteran trying to find some dignity despite a fractured past. 

Gabi's mission to have a child creates an intimate and financial barrier between she and Paul.  Gabi turns to the black market in order to obtain the necessary fertility treatment, while Paul further distances himself from his father by hiring a caretaker named Rachel, who needs extra money. 

Gabi quickly realizes that her own intentions are turning against her, while Paul learns the motives behinds Rachel’s involvement in Henry’s life. This creates a bold, compelling story about sexuality that is both provocative and courageous.

ABOUT THE FILMMAKER

Originally from the Midwest, Brian Jun made his feature film debut with “Steel City,” which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, and opened theatrically in May 2007. Jun has done a myriad of feature writing and directing assignments including “The Coverup,” which was acquired for broadcast by the Lifetime Movie Network, “Joint Body,” and most recently “She Loves Me Not.” Jun’s films often center around a strong ensemble cast that examine the human condition. Owen Glieberman of Entertainment Weekly proclaimed, “If Jun keeps weaving together characters this compelling, he could be a major film artist in the making.”

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PERKS

SIGNED DVDS!

"She Loves Me Not" DVD


The digital download and DVD will be available after the first public screening of the film.

Other perks such as set visits and dinner will occur in St. Louis, Missouri. If you obtain one of these perks, but live out of town, please keep in mind that travel will not be included unless you obtain the “Executive Producer Package,” which includes tickets and a flight to the World Premiere.

All contributors must be 18 years of age to visit the set, or be accompanied by a legal guardian.  This also applies to the Premieres, Dinner and Director lunch. 

My goal was to keep the perks meaningful, yet manageable. Most of the higher-end perks are more personal and will allow for a true insider’s look into the filmmaking process.

CAST

Casting has already begun in Los Angeles, CA by veteran casting Director Emily Schweber, a Veteran casting director of with some major credits to her name, Schweber has worked on high profile films such as “Titanic,” “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” and “Reindeer Games.”  Emily has been involved in all of Jun’s prior feature films.

Raymond J. Barry (HENRY)

Raymond J. Barry is a veteran of both screen and stage work. Some of Barry’s feature film credits include "Born on the Fourth of July," "Dead Man Walking," "The Deep End," "Walk Hard: the Dewey Cox Story," "Training Day," "Falling Down". For his role in "Steel City," he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award in 2007. For his role in "Interview with the Assassin," he received the Best Actor award at the New York International Independent Film Festival in 2002.

His many television appearances include the series Justified, Cold Case, Law and Order, Lost, CSI, Alias, The Cleaner, The X Files, Tales from the Crypt, and L.A. Law.

In theatre, he began with such legendary companies as the Living Theater, and Joseph Chaikin’s Open Theater where he toured around the world, and took part in such creations as "The Serpent," "Terminal," "Endgame," and "Nightwalk." He received a Dramalogue Award for his lead performance in Sam Shepard’s "Buried Child." He also received a Dramalogue Award and L.A. Drama Critics Award for Writing and Best Actor, for his play "Once in Doubt."

CREW

Corey Gegner
Director of Photography

Corey Gegner is an award-winning cinematographer and a member of IATSE Local 600. After winning the “Best Cinematography” award in his thesis year at New York's School of Visual Arts, Corey went on to win the Kodak Vision Award for “Best Cinematography” at Slamdance (2011) for his work on Shunka; a documentary about the rural landscape of South Dakota. Among several other independent features Corey is known for his work on Ari Maniel Cruz’s Under My Nails which won “Best U.S. Feature Film” at the prestigious New York International Latino Film Festival (2012). In 2013, Corey was awarded the “Best Short Documentary” prize at The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, along with collaborator Matt Cascella for their work on Howdy, Montana. His most recent efforts includes Tony Blahd's ROVER currently circulating festivals. As a Focus Puller Corey has recently worked with acclaimed directors Matthew Barney and Abel Ferrara.

WHEN / WHERE ARE YOU SHOOTING?

Filming will commence this Fall in Alton, Illinois.  If you select a perk to be on the set, somebody from our team will coordinate with you well in advance to line-up your visit and/or appearance in the film.  Travel will not be included to/from set, but upon arrival you will be treated to a hot breakfast and lunch and get to enjoy the full duration of the day. 

Furthermore, we will ask for a photo so we may accurately place you in the appropriate scene. 

COMMON QUESTIONS:

How do I make a contribution?
To your right are the package details.  After selecting "Contribute Now" you will be asked to choose your perk and will be guided to make a payment via credit card or Paypal.  It's fast and easy.

What's a Digital Download?
A digital download will be a HD version of the film emailed to you with instructions on how to redeem the download.  It will be similar to any other purchase you make online.

Is this a non-profit endeavor?
This is not a non-profit project and your contribution is not tax-deductible, nor is this considered an investment. 

Can I give this as a gift?
Absolutely.  However, you must redeem the package first, and follow up with the creator with instructions on who we should contact. 

When will I be charged?
Since this campaign is "flexible funding" you will be charged after making your selection and your card is authorized.

ONCE THE FILM IS FINISHED

I commend anyone who can make a film.  Getting a film seen is a different story.  Independent films rely on the marketplace of Film Festivals in order to gain attention and distribution.  The challenge lies in what makes your film distinct, how effectively you told your story and the star-power behind your project.

Without making any promises, I feel that "In The Buck" will find its audience, and have healthy film festival exposure, which will ultimately lead to distribution in some fashion.  However, Indiegogo backers receive the film regardless of the distribution status of the film.

Thank you!

"In The Buck" TEAM

SPECIAL THANKS

Kyle Krupinski who shot the video. Gina Cassaro helped me with dialogue.  Sean Lass did Grip/Lighting.

Music in the video is by Paul Cristo.

Thanks to John Simmons, Dan Brannan and Roger Lewis at Advantage News.

Thank you to Missy Laney at the Sundance Institute for guidance.


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  • $25USD
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    FAN PACKAGE

    DVD or Digital Download (you pick) of "In The Buck!" Plus 3x5 post-card of key Art signed by Filmmaker Brian Jun.

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    Estimated delivery: May 2015
  • $5USD
    Last DAY Download!

    A Digital Download of "In The Buck!" Thanks for being a Backer!

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    $10USD
    EARLY BIRD PACKAGE

    A Limited number of Digital Downloads of "In The Buck!" Thanks for being the first to back the project!

    10 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2015
  • $35USD
    RIVERBEND PREMIERE PACKAGE

    LIMITED - 2 TICKETS to an exclusive Screening of "In The Buck" in Alton, Illinois PLUS DVD and signed 3x5 postcard!

    8 out of 100 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2015
  • $45USD
    FilmFANatic PACKAGE (VALUE)

    *BEST VALUE* $10 Starbucks Gift Card, DVD of "In The Buck," PLUS a PDF of the Shooting Script, Copy of Director's Shot List, Access to Behind-The-Scenes Video journal from Director Brian Jun. CD of Score and Songs used in "In The Buck."

    2 out of 15 claimed

  • $50USD
    COMBO PACK

    Combo LIMITED ONLY - signed DVDs of Brian's prior 2 features "Steel CIty" and "Joint Body," Plus DVD of "In The Buck," 3x5 signed postcard PLUS name in credits as INDIEGOGO BACKER!

    19 out of 40 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2015
  • $60USD
    SHE LOVES ME NOT on DVD!

    Pre-order "She Loves Me Not," starring Cary Elwes, Joey Lauren Adams, Lisa Edelstein, Briana Evigan and Karen Black! You will receive a DVD upon its release, SIGNED by filmmaker Brian Jun! PLUS, a DVD of "In The Buck." SLMN DVDs will ship upon the release!

    10 out of 30 claimed

    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $75USD
    STARBUCKS PACKAGE

    Director Brian Jun will meet you at a Starbucks in either Los Angeles, CA or St. Louis, MO (locations may be added) for a "One-on-One" Chat about whatever! Movies, Life, Dogs, Politics... PLUS a DVD or Digital Download of "In The Buck."

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    $100USD
    VIP PACKAGE

    Your choice of DVD or Digital Download of "In The Buck," PLUS tickets to Midwest Premiere and VIP access to after-party. Meet and greet with Director/Producers.

    10 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2015
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    $100USD
    THE AMY PACKAGE

    Dinner with the Brothers - Brian and David Jun. DVD of "Joint Body," and DVD of "She Loves Me Not." 2 Tickets to Midwest Premiere. No Shipping.

    4 out of 4 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2015
  • $150USD
    ACTION! PACKAGE

    DVD+Digital Download, PDF Copy of Script, NAME in Credits, 11x17 Poster Signed poster by Director and 5x7 signed still by Cast Member!

    6 out of 25 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2015
  • $500USD
    SCOUT PACKAGE

    Action! Package PLUS accompany the Crew on a the location Scout. Have lunch with Director Brian Jun.

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    Estimated delivery: May 2015
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    $1,000USD
    NETWORKING PACKAGE

    2 Tickets to Midwest Premiere - meet and greet with CAST. Dinner with Director and Producers, Script, DVD, Name in Credits, signed 11x17 Poster by Cast members of "In The Buck." PLUS be a featured background actor, spend the day on SET with us!

    4 out of 4 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2015
  • $2,500USD
    CO-PRODUCER PACKAGE

    IMDB Credit, Access to set, sit-in on Production meetings and Casting. 11x17 signed poster by Cast of "In The Buck," Dinner with Director and Producers, All access to audition/production materials. For Film Enthusiasts only!

    1 out of 4 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2015
  • $5,000USD
    PREMIERE PACKAGE

    For Travelers! 2 Tickets to World Premiere PLUS Lodging at Starwood Property, Dinner and VIP to after-party, Framed Poster signed by all Cast Members, meet and greet at event, welcome basket with wine and snacks.

    0 out of 2 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2015
  • $10,000USD
    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PACKAGE

    The Big One folks! All access, everywhere, anytime. Flight, Lodging, Tickets to World Premiere. Headliner Credit in Main Titles, IMDB credit, framed poster signed by all Cast Members. Tickets to ALL screenings.

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    Estimated delivery: May 2015
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