MERMAID DOWN. An original film about a mermaid thrown into a mental home.

$100,001USD
raised by 716 people in 2 months
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$100,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on August 25, 2014
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  • $1USD
    "Krill"

    ACCESS the 1st Official Design Meeting // Unlock an Audio Recording (approx.7min) of the design meeting between Jeri Baker and Jeffrey Grellman. This is the first official meeting regarding the visual and physical design of the Mermaid's HAIR (please include your email so we can send you the link and password!)

    221 claimed

  • $5USD
    The "Sea Sponge"

    SEAS THE DAY! // You just want to HELP get this 'fintastic tail' of a lost mermaid up on the screen - and we couldn't be more grateful :)

    42 claimed

  • $10USD
    The "Sea Monkey"

    THANK YOU! // Welcome aboard the SS Mermaid Down! For just a "drop in the ocean", YOUR name will be listed under an OFFICIAL THANK YOU on our website launching soon! Your support helps us tell the moving story of the MERMAID who was ripped from the Pacific and thrown into a Mental Home (where no one BELIEVED she was a MERMAID). It means the world to us. You've let us know you are behind this film. From the bottom of the sea (and our hearts), thank you.

    30 claimed

  • $15USD
    The "Hermit Crab"

    SEE THE SECRET MERMAID DESIGNS BEFORE ANYONE ELSE // Our mermaid has a unique and distinctive look, never before seen in films. You will be the 1st to see the secret designs, sketches and extensive notes on our MERMAID when we email you a password protected pdf (You're invited into the inner circle so we're trusting you with keeping her secrets!) ------------- Plus the OFFICIAL THANK YOU on our website.

    12 claimed

  • $20USD
    The "Gold Fish"

    THE SCREENPLAY! // Be the 1st to READ the Award Winning SCRIPT! We 'aint fishing for compliments on this one - we're fishing for mermaid ... We'll email you the secret PDF of the powerful "MERMAID DOWN" script right before the movie premieres-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Plus the OFFICIAL THANK YOU on our website.

    10 claimed

  • $25USD
    The "Fishing Net"

    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE FILM! // "The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever"-(Jacques Cousteau). With this 'perk', you will be in our network (and in our hearts) forever, which will include the High-Definition Digital Copy of the finished full-length feature. Every contributor $25 and over will receive a Digital Copy-------------------------------Plus the OFFICIAL THANK YOU on our website and the Script PDF

    55 claimed

  • $31USD
    The "Pirate"

    BE THE FIRST TO SEE WHAT THE MERMAID LOOKS LIKE!// You'll drink like a fish with glee when you see what we've got inside our chum hatch! We want to give you PRIVATE ACCESS to the very FIRST IMAGES of our MERMAID in FULL make-up and tail (please include your email so we can send them to you the same day we take the pictures!)------------Plus the OFFICIAL THANK YOU on our website, the Script PDF and DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the FINISHED FILM

    5 claimed

  • $35USD
    The "Star Fish"

    UNLOCK BEHIND THE SCENES! // You're now a part of this movie making crew and aboard this fishing vessel! And we want to show you the process, from start to finish. Throughout the filming you will have EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to our PRIVATE Behind the Scenes (BTS) Footage, detailing the process of MAKING the MOVIE------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Plus the OFFICIAL THANK YOU on our website and the Script PDF.

    7 claimed

  • $50USD
    The "Sea Horse"

    "FILM MADE POSSIBLE BY" CREDIT// You'll share the END CREDITS ROLL with other backers on a SPECIAL end credit that will be on the film forever. We wouldn't be able to tell the STORY of our breathtaking fish out of water without your help. You will be an integral part of the history of this film---------------------------------------------------------------------------Plus the OFFICIAL THANK YOU on our website, the Script PDF and Private Access to Behind the Scenes Footage.

    33 claimed

  • $75USD
    The "Sea Turtle"

    CREW T-SHIRT and LIMITED EDITION FRAMABLE BLOODY FOOTPRINT and A KISS FROM A MERMAID! // The actress portraying the MERMAID will leave a BLOODY FOOTPRINT (after her human legs grow in!) AND -you LUCKY sailor- a wet lipstick KISS on a card, signed, sealed and delivered to YOU. AND you'll receive our OFFICIAL 'MERMAID DOWN' CREW T-SHIRT! (specify adult size: SM,MED,LG,XLorXXL)--------Plus the OFFICIAL THANK YOU, Script PDF, Private Access to BTS Footage and the "Film Made Possible By" end credit.

    18 claimed

  • $100USD
    The "Sting Ray"

    PRE-ORDER YOUR BLU-RAY OF THE FINISHED FILM! //- Who needs all that other shark chum! This is what it's all about! LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY WHICH WILL INCLUDE EXCLUSIVE SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL! Includes behind-the-scenes bonus features and/or extended interviews (DVD copy also included)------------------------------------------Plus the OFFICIAL THANK YOU, Script PDF, Private Access to BTS Footage, "Film Made Possible By" end credit, Official Crew T-Shirt, Bloody Footprint and a KISS from a Mermaid.

    34 claimed

  • $150USD
    The "Octopus"

    SIGNED BLU-RAY, SCRIPT and PHOTO // Hoist up the topsheet and spanker! A SIGNED BLU-RAY w/DVD (signed by the DIRECTOR), with an 8.5" x 11" SIGNED PHOTO OF THE MERMAID (signed by the actress) and A HARD COPY OF THE SCRIPT PERSONALLY ADDRESSED TO YOU and SIGNED by the WRITERS !---------------------------------------------------------------Plus the OFFICIAL THANK YOU, Private Access to BTS Footage, "Film Made Possible By" end credit, Official Crew T-Shirt, Bloody Footprint and a KISS from a MERMAID

    16 claimed

  • $200USD
    The "Great White"

    SCREEN USED MYSTERY GRAB BAG! // We'll hook a piece of DRESSING off the SET or trawl for a PROP while filming, then we'll put it "on ice" and send it directly to YOU! We'll also give you a LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY from the Director verifying your item is truly SCREEN-USED! ---------------Plus the OFFICIAL THANK YOU, Private Access to BTS Footage, "Film Made Possible By" end credit, Official Crew T-Shirt, Bloody Footprint, Mermaid KISS and Signed Blu-Ray/DVD, Signed Script and Signed Mermaid Photo.

    7 claimed

  • $225USD
    The "Dolphin"

    MERMAID SCALE JEWELRY ! // "For whatever we lose; it’s always our self we find in the sea.”– E.E. Cummings / We will fashion a single, beautiful black scale from the mermaid's tail into a piece of jewelry of your choosing (feminine or masculine styled ring or necklace) or simply wrap it in silk, in a wooden box, to keep as an extremely rare collector's item-Plus the THANK YOU, BTS, "Film Made Possible By" credit, T-Shirt, Footprint, KISS, Signed Blu-Ray/DVD, Script, Photo and prop/set-dressing.

    8 out of 13 claimed

  • $250USD
    The "Colossal Squid"

    TWO TICKETS TO OUR L.A. PREMIERE! // All hands on deck …. SEE the FILM with the CAST, CREW and other special guests in Los Angeles. Please provide your own travel and accommodation---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Plus the OFFICIAL THANK YOU, Private Access to BTS Footage, "Film Made Possible By" end credit, Crew T-Shirt, Bloody Footprint, Mermaid KISS, Signed Blu-Ray/DVD, Signed Script, Signed Mermaid Photo and prop/set-dressing.

    8 claimed

  • $333USD
    "Aquaman"

    SIT DOWN WITH JEFFREY// Fish can hear "Aquaman's" thoughts and Jeffrey wants to hear yours! Sit down for lunch or dinner with our director (or on the phone if you're not in LA) and tell him what you want to see in the film -If he uses your idea you will receive a "Creative Contribution" credit- and expect a Titanic hug (or Titanic 'thank you' if by phone)---Plus theTHANK YOU, BTS, "Film Made Possible By" credit, T-Shirt, Footprint, KISS, Signed Blu-Ray/DVD, Script andPhoto, Prop and 2Tickets

    6 claimed

  • SOLD OUT

    $499USD
    The "Tiki God"

    KEEP THE DIRECTOR'S MOST PRIZED POSSESSION: HIS PERSONAL PRODUCTION BINDER!! // Shiver my timbers, this is a BIG one! FILLED with his thoughts, his notes, the shot list, sketches, designs, pictures and more! ONLY ONE AVAILABLE - Signed by the Director----Plus the THANK YOU, BTS, "Film Made Possible By" end credit, Crew T-Shirt, Bloody Footprint, Mermaid KISS, Signed Blu-Ray/DVD, Signed Script, Signed Photo, a prop/set-dressing and 2 LA Premiere Tickets

    1 out of 1 claimed

  • $500USD
    The "Whale"

    PRIVATE WRAP PARTY TICKETS FOR TWO! // You have become ESSENTIAL to the film which is why you and a friend are invited to join us at the exclusive "Three Sheets to the Wind and a Rolling Sea" AFTER PARTY (please provide your own travel and accommodation)--------------------------------------------Plus the THANK YOU, BTS, "Film Made Possible By" end credit, Crew T-Shirt, Bloody Footprint, Mermaid KISS, Signed Blu-Ray/DVD, Signed Script, Signed Photo, a prop/set-dressing and 2 LA Premiere Tickets

    11 claimed

  • $550USD
    "Ariel"

    YOU ARE THE MERMAID FOR A DAY! // We'll transform YOU into a MERMAID (full make-up, hair and mermaid tail) and our director, an accomplished photographer, will capture the moment for you to keep and remember forever :) (please provide your own travel and accommodation) ---Plus the THANK YOU, BTS, Crew T-Shirt, Bloody Footprint, a KISS from a Mermaid, Signed Blu-Ray/DVD, Signed Script, Signed Photo, a piece of Set-dressing, 2 Premiere Tickets and 2 tickets to Private After Party.

    1 claimed

  • $750USD
    The "Deep Sea Diver"

    SEE YOUR NAME on the BIG SCREEN in the OPENING CREDITS as "ASSOCIATE PRODUCER"!! // Happy as a clam, FOREVER in the opening credits, on IMDb and on your resume. Serious bragging rights. This is where everyone will be able to see you had a hand in MAKING this film -------------------Plus the THANK YOU, BTS, Crew T-Shirt, Bloody Footprint, a KISS from a Mermaid, Signed Blu-Ray/DVD, Signed Script, Signed Photo, a piece of Set-dressing, 2 LA Premiere Tickets and 2 tickets to the Private After Party.

    8 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    The "Fisherman"

    YOU are a VIP at the PREMIERE and WRAP PARTY! // We want to treat you like a VIP! You (and friend) will sit in the BIG FISH roped-off section at the Premier (w/the cast) and the VIP area at the AFTER PARTY! Spend some time with us celebrating the completion of all our hard work, blood, sweat and tears (sure to be a whale of a time and very emotional)----Plus the THANK YOU, BTS, T-Shirt, Bloody Footprint, Mermaid KISS, Signed Blu-Ray/DVD, ScriptAndPhoto, Set-dressing and Associate Producer Credit

    9 claimed

  • $2,000USD
    The "Boat"

    VISIT THE SET // Between the Devil and the deep blue sea? Forget "Making Of" Featurettes, COME SPEND A DAY ON SET! See how movies are made! Watch us film and take part in movie making magic! Just don't tread on our mermaid's tail and please provide your own travel and accommodation!---------------Plus the THANK YOU, BTS, Crew T-Shirt, Bloody Footprint, Mermaid KISS, Signed Blu-Ray/DVD, Signed Script, Signed Photo,Set-dressing, Associate Producer Credit and VIP tickets to premiere and After Party

    3 claimed

  • $2,500USD
    The "Sea Captain"

    YOUR PHOTO IN THE FILM OR PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS! // Fish or cut bait! Send us a digital pic of YOU. YOUR PHOTO WILL BE FEATURED IN THE FILM and you'll get on-screen credit! (Sorry, only GIRLS as it is a Home for Disturbed Women) OR PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS! Must be a legit name. We'll show it or speak about it in the film-----------Plus the THANKYOU, BTS,T-Shirt, Footprint, Mermaid KISS, Signed BluRay/DVD,ScriptAndPhoto, Set-dressing, Associate Producer, VIP at Premiere and After Party and SetVisit

    3 claimed

  • $3,000USD
    The "Sunken Treasure"

    BE AN EXTRA! // Don't clam up! Portray a MENTAL PATIENT scooting your slippers around in the BACKGROUND for a day on set if you're a GIRL! Or portray a MENTAL HOME VISITOR or SECURITY GUARD if you're a GUY! You'll get ON-SCREEN CREDIT! Must provide your own travel and accommodation-------------------------Plus the THANK YOU, BTS, T-Shirt, BloodyFootprint, Mermaid KISS, Signed Blu-Ray/DVD, Signed Script, Signed Photo,Set-dressing, Associate Producer Credit, VIP tickets to premiere and After Party

    2 claimed

  • $3,500USD
    The "Lost City of Atlantis"

    NAME A CHARACTER and OWN A PIECE OF THEIR COSTUME! // The name YOU choose will go to ONE of the Mental Patients, Guards, Nurses or Doctors! Or NAME THE CHARACTER AFTER YOU (first name) Legit names only. And OWN a PIECE of the CHARACTER'S COSTUME SIGNED by the Actor/Actress who wore it! (be warned: It may be DRENCHED in BLOOD!)-Plus the THANK YOU, BTS, T-Shirt, Footprint, Mermaid KISS, Signed Blu-Ray/DVD, ScriptAndPhoto,Set-dressing, Associate Producer, VIP at Premiere and AfterParty and SetVisit

    4 claimed

  • SOLD OUT

    $5,000USD
    The "Kraken"

    OWN THE MERMAID'S WIG AND HER AUTHENTIC MENTAL PATIENT GOWN! // As long as her tail and laced with lost trinkets and fish bones, the MERMAID'S HAIR will be created by JERI BAKER (started in SpecialFX on"ArmyOfDarkness" and was HairStylist on"DjangoUnchained" and "CaptainAmerica:WinterSoldier" as Scarlett J.'s HairStylist)--------Plus the THANK YOU, BTS, T-Shirt, Footprint, Mermaid KISS, Signed Blu-Ray/DVD, ScriptAndPhoto,Set-dressing, Associate Producer, VIP at Premiere andAfterParty andSetVisit

    2 out of 2 claimed

  • $7,000USD
    The "God of the Sea, Neptune"

    OWN THE INFAMOUS SCREEN-USED AXE THAT CHOPS OFF THE MERMAID'S TAIL! AND THE FILM SLATE! // Wish you owned Jack Nicholson's Axe from "The Shining"? That sold for a lotta clams! (If audiences like the cut of our jib, THIS AXE could become extremely valuable) You will ALSO get the FILM SLATE we use! SIGNED by the DIRECTOR and CAST!---Plus the THANK YOU, BTS,T-Shirt, Footprint, Mermaid KISS, Signed BluRay/DVD, ScriptAndPhoto,Set-dressing, Associate Producer, VIP at Premiere andAfterParty andSetVisit

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  • $8,000USD
    The "Siren"

    GET A SPEAKING ROLE! // Get ready to be thrown into the deep end! YOU will be credited as a CAST MEMBER! We'll put you in a scene we're shooting and give you a line! And, we'll give you the STAR treatment: Hair, makeup, wardrobe and a private "crow's nest" to practice your line. Please provide your own travel and accommodation------------Plus the THANK YOU, BTS, T-Shirt, Footprint, Mermaid KISS, Signed Blu-Ray/DVD, ScriptAndPhoto,Set-dressing, Associate Producer, VIP at Premiere and After Party

    0 claimed

  • $9,000USD
    The "Mermaid"

    MERMAID TAIL PROP! // FULL-SIZE SCREEN-USED MERMAID TAIL built by SpecialFX ARTISTS -Due to the stress of the OCEAN, 2 tails will be made (TAIL may be a bit SEAWORN!) W/only 2 in existence, this is the ultimate collectors item.--------Plus the THANK YOU, BTS,T-Shirt,Footprint, Mermaid KISS, Signed Blu-Ray/DVD, ScriptAndPhoto,Set-dressing, VIP at Premiere andAfterParty andSetVisit

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  • $9,500USD
    The "Ocean"

    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT // You will be credited as EXECUTIVE PRODUCER in the OPENING CREDITS of MERMAID DOWN and on IMDb. There is no higher credit than that of Executive Producer ------------- Plus the THANK YOU, BTS,T-Shirt,Footprint, Mermaid KISS, Signed Blu-Ray/DVD, ScriptAndPhoto,Set-dressing, VIP at Premiere andAfterParty andSetVisit

    0 claimed

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