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A struggling musician falls for a burlesque dancer while trying to survive in a border town.
Scott Leisk
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San Antonio, Texas
United States
1 Team Member

Short Summary

Mahogany Sunrise is a romantic, action drama about a downhearted IT guy named Jackson who longs to be a musician. After being sent to a border town for work, Jackson stumbles upon a stash of loot. Thinking he's hit the jackpot he takes it but soon learns that his new found fortune comes with a price as he finds himself on the run from two ruthless hitmen. He later meets and falls for a charismatic burlesque dancer named Mercedes. Things get even worse for Jackson when he gets entangled with her ex Chato and his gang. Jackson and Mercedes are two star-crossed strangers that happen to meet, inspire each other and fall in love. In the end their love must survive greed and the relentless pursuit of those that want to kill them.

Greed, romance, music, and guns collide in this story of second chances and near misses. Infused with inspirations from Kerouac and Godard, this tale invites you to abandon your routine and 'take the leap' and risk it all for a little adventure.

What We Need & What You Get

We wrapped production on December 2nd 2012 and now we’ve returned to crowd funding for one final campaign to finish the film. It’s been an amazing journey and I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Mahogany Sunrise is finally in the can! We've shot a vibrant, beautiful film full of great images, comedy, action, romance and performances but we need your help getting it completed.

With this campaign we are hoping to raise finishing funds that will go towards editing, color correction, ADR, Music liscensing and a professional sound mix. A portion will go towards paying the actors that deferred their pay and anything additional will be used for Film Festival fees. 

The funding goal is set at $26,882 to offset Indiegogo charges so that the campaign once successful has a full amount of $25,000 required for post.

In exchange for your generous contribution we are offering some great rewards like DVDs, signed CDs, T-shirts, posters, film credits, IMDB credits, script coverage, tickets to the premiere and much more.

The Impact

The film has been shot and is sitting on hard drives waiting to be edited. Your contribution will ensure that this film gets edited so that we can share it with you and the world. 

There are many risks associated with film projects. Some films never go into production but we are halfway there...we are in the post-production phase. The film was shot on the Red Scarlet and we've shot a beautiful film. The images are vibrant...the performances are awesome. We really feel we've made something very fun, moving, romantic and entertaining.

In the next few months we will be actively working on putting together a distribution package that will include poster and t-shirt designs. The post-production process is estimated at taking up to four or five months to have a quality film completed and worthy of sharing. We willl work hard to get DVDs and digital downloads completed as soon as we can so please bare with us.

Other Ways You Can Help

Please share the project on Facebook and Twitter with your friends and family.  Make it personal; share with others your enthusiasm to see this film made! Try to get at least 5 people on board and interested in being a backer. There are instances where a backers that are following the film's Facebook page have shared the post on their personal page and it generates the interest of their friends who would have otherwise never know about the film or the campaign. 

You are the biggest asset we have in reaching more people. We can do this!  Thank you for all your support!

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raised by 112 people in 15 days
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$26,882 USD goal
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This campaign ended on March 2, 2013
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  • $15USD
    The IT Guy

    Your name film credits under 'THANKS'. PLUS you will get the FIRST LOOK at the film with a digital download after the film is distributed. A special thanks posted on film’s website, Facebook fan page and a Tweet that "YOU ROCK!"

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $25USD
    The Aphid

    Your name will appear in the closing film credits as 'SPECIAL THANKS'. You will get a Indiegogo supporter edition DVD of the completed film with cover art and sleeve. A Tweet that "YOU ROCK!" (Please add $5 for International shipping)

    13 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $35USD
    The Singer Songwriter

    Get a signed copy of Austin musician Nano Whitman's CD 'I Leave On The Light'. www.nanowhitman.com Nano is the singing voice behind the character of Jackson in the film. His songs 'Wedding Prayer' and 'Arms By My Side' will be showcased in the film. Also get a MP3 download of his UNRELEASED single 'Wedding Prayer'. PLUS your name in the closing film credits and IMDB as 'SPECIAL THANKS' and a Kickstarter supporter edition DVD. (Please add $5 for International shipping).

    8 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $50USD
    The Leafhopper

    You will receive a special edition two-disc DVD or Blu-ray with the trailer, behind the scenes footage, director commentary, bloopers, deleted scenes and cast interviews. You will also get a 11x17 poster signed by the cast and principle crew. In addition you will get a one of a kind Mahogany Sunrise t-shirt. A PDF copy of the shooting script will also be emailed to you. 'SPECIAL THANKS' in the closing credits and on the film's IMDB page. (Please add $5 for International shipping).

    19 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $100USD
    The Screenwiter

    Script coverage by Writer/Director/Producer Scott Leisk. He will provide detailed analysis and feedback of your script, its marketability, character, story arc, plot points, structure, conflict, dialogue, as well as a general overview of any punctuation, spelling, or formatting errors. 1 or 2 pages of objective, thoughtful script analysis, logline suggestions and comments to give you an idea of what’s working and what needs improvement. 'VERY SPECIAL THANKS' credits and IMDB.

    2 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $100USD
    Associate Producer credit

    Your name will appear in the end credits as an 'ASSOCIATE PRODUCER'. You will also get the special edition DVD, a copy of the shooting script with director's notes, a 11x17 signed poster, the t-shirt. (Please add $10 for International shipping).

    24 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $150USD
    The Cinephile

    A set of 5 limited edition 8 x 10 vintage lobby cards of stills from the film. This is a limited reward and once the film is locked we will choose 5 different stills to offer for these Exclusive Collectors items. PLUS you will get everything in the Associate Producer credit reward including the title ASSOCIATE PRODUCER in the credits. (Please add $10 for International shipping).

    3 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $200USD
    The Screenwriter / Musician

    Script coverage listed above. Plus get an early draft of the script along with a copy of the shooting script both signed and both bound. You will get to see the evolution of how scenes and characters have changed over the development of the film. A CD of songs that were inspirational in setting moods and tones when writing the script. PLUS the title ASSOCIATE PRODUCER in the credits. (Please add $10 for International shipping).

    2 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $200USD
    Meet the Papparazzi

    Walk the Red Carpet and come party with the cast and crew! You and a guest will get tickets to the Celebrity Premiere screening in Austin, Houston or San Antonio and the after party (travel not included). We will take your photo with the cast as a memento. PLUS you will get everything in the Associate Producer credit reward including the title ASSOCIATE PRODUCER in the credits.

    4 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013

    The Hitman

    Associate Producer IMDB You will see your name listed in the credits as a 'ASSOCIATE PRODUCER' and on the film's IMDB page. PLUS you will receive everything above.

    6 out of 6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $1,000USD
    The Gang Leader

    PRODUCER CREDIT. You will see your name listed in the film's credits as a 'PRODUCER'. If you have a business we will promote it by word of mouth, Tweets, in the marketing materials and on screen credits. Writer/Director Scott Leisk will personally plug your business every time he is interviewed.

    4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $5,000USD
    The Muse

    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER IMDB credit. You will see your name listed in the beginning and end credits as a 'EXECUTIVE PRODUCER' and on the film's IMDB page. Plus everything listed above

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
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