Mahogany Sunrise - Feature Film - Finishing Funds

While on the run from hitmen, an IT guy becomes entangled with a femme fatale burlesque dancer and her ex's border town gang.

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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