Mara is a neo-noir sci-fi short film currently in pre-production and is raising funds for production and post production.
Taylor High
Springfield, Missouri
United States
19 Team Members


Mara is a short film that explores corruption, betrayal and sacrifice in a dystopian society. Our protagonist, Dex must complete a job for Ava, a beautiful old flame, in order to escape the city. Our film will be loaded with dynamic fight scenes, stunning visual effects, stirring music, and strong male and female characters. We start principal photography in October 2013.

We have numerous expenses. Due to the genre and the look we're going to create, it will cost a pretty penny. We aim to create a different atmosphere. Imagine the 40's style in 2060. 

The funds we raise will pay for costumes, makeup, set dressing, props, location fees, equipment rentals, and special effects. Our perks will allow you to a have a piece of the film with you, whether it be Tyler's score to create that epic car ride on the way to work or Bryan's graphic design work to place in your study. 


The Impact

This narrative short film is the senior project for many members of our team. It will be the crowning achievement for their last four years of hard work at Missouri State University. You can be assured we're pulling out all the stops to make this film exceptional!

By contributing, you could be supporting the career of the next David Fincher, Zac Snyder, or Guillermo Del Toro. You'll be able to say you knew us when.

Members of our team have successfully worked together on previous projects and we're really excited to see what we can do when we join forces again! Take a look below at a few examples of our previous individual and joint work.

Director Taylor High

Director of Photography Josh Pfaff

Associate Producer Wes Walker

Line Manager/Location Manager/Line Producer Evan Pollock

Directed the fabulous musical comedy At the Top of my Lungs

Composer Tyler Durham

Visual Effects Director Cody Winchester


Other Ways You Can Help

You may not have the funds to purchase any of our larger prizes--and that's okay. By pushing the pink "contribute now" button you can give just a dollar. As students, we've really learned how to stretch a buck. Every little bit helps! 

Or you could give us a hand by spreading the word about our campaign using the Indiegogo share tools!

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, again. And we love you. A lot.

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  • $5USD
    Your Name on the Big Screen!

    With a contribution of just five bucks you'll get to see your name revealed in the credits! Tell your friends how you're making movies happen just like those Hollywood bigwigs.

    8 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $10USD
    Ambrosia Injections

    Become part of the problem that plagues Mara City! Send us a photo of yourself and we'll incorporate you into the Amrbosia Injections Commercials of the film!

    4 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $15USD
    Music to Your Ears!

    Receive a sampling of work by award-winning composer Tyler Durham. This uber-talented musician really knows how to set the mood with just a few notes. We've already heard some of his work for MARA and we promise your ears will be delighted! You'll also get the prize listed above.

    1 out of 75 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $25USD
    A Thrilling Experience!

    An action-packed digital download of MARA will be delivered electronically. You'll also get the two prizes listed above.

    9 out of 75 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $50USD
    An Official MARA Movie Poster!

    Get some eye candy to fill that empty space on your wall! We've got our graphic designer hard at work on this one. You'll receive a fabulous poster signed by the designer. You'll also get all the prizes listed above.

    3 out of 75 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $75USD
    An Extra Thrilling Experience!

    Receive an action-packed DVD copy of MARA--signed by the director--delivered posthaste. And--you got it--you'll also receive all the prizes listed above.

    3 out of 75 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $100USD
    The Deluxe Fan Package!

    Order "The Deluxe" to see your name on the big screen, receive a sampling of work by the award-winning composer Tyler Durham, an action-packed digital download of our project, the official MARA movie poster, a DVD copy of the finished film signed by the director, an electronic copy of our production book, a signed copy of the shooting script, a behind-the-scenes photo of the cast or crew AND a shout out on our official Facebook page.

    3 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $500USD
    Let's Do Lunch!

    You'll be listed as an Executive Producer in our film credits! You'll also receive all the prizes listed above. And--if you make it to the Springfield or K.C. area--we'd be honored to take you out to lunch or dinner and "talk business." And you are incredible...seriously!

    2 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
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