Rainstorm Entertainment (<-- click to check out our website) is thrilled to produce the horror film, MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT. Meet some of the M2M team:
(Pictured L-R): Steve Kaplan - producer, John Morrison - talent lead, Christopher Don - writer, and Eric Forsberg - director.
"Eric, where'd you get a hand grenade?"
"I don't know."We, here, at Rainstorm LOVE movies. We LOVE to make movies. In fact, we produced such films as THE BIG EMPTY with a stellar cast like Jon Favreau and Sean Bean, TERROR TRACT with John Ritter (his last movie before his passing, rest in peace) and Bryan Cranston, SUNSET STRIP
documentary with Johnny Depp and many other celebrities, FUCK: A DOCUMENTARY with Bill Maher, Kevin Smith, and many more. M2M is the next movie we're making with Kane Hodder, Bill Moseley, John Kapelos, and WWE Star John Morrison. Check out his perks and watch his video under the PERK section.
What Your Contribution Will Cover
$10,000 will cover the initial costs to making this movie happen. Yeah, Seriously. $10,000 will hire Department keys, cover casting costs, and initial pre-production costs to lock in contracts. Pretty cool, huh? And guess what? Your hard earned money and your support will be budgeted and used efficiently, down to the cent, so that we will bring you the most BADASS horror film you'll ever see.
The Cheap and Easy Way You Can Help
The fast and quick result of your five dollar support (FLESH WOUND PERK) is you get a personal social media shout out from Rainstorm. Tom Hedeen, a great friend and supporter of M2M, purchased the Flesh Wound perk and this is how we thanked him. Depending on the perk you purchase, you too will get your personal shout-out. You can also visit: Minutes To Midnight Facebook page to see more examples of past supporters.
MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT IMDB PAGE <--- Click here to get a list of Cast and more information about Minutes to Midnight
Lending your support is simple and easy. To thank you, we offer elite, exclusive bonuses and limited perks for you.
John Morrison is offering TWO very special perks for his fans: Shout-outs and Wrestling Lessons
John Morrison will teach a private lesson in WRESTLING. How cool is that?!
As he promised, he will give you a personal video shout-out. Virginia, an M2M friend and supporter, purchased the Morrison shout-out perk. Check it out here. You can have this very perk for yourself forever and ever. Thank you, Virginia.
Rainstorm will review your logline or cover your script. As you know, getting your script read is one of the hardest battles to overcome. We're giving you an opportunity and offering our services as a special perk for you. And if we really like it, well, you know what happens after that! Don't miss this opportunity! We ask that it would be smart to have your logline/treatment/script registered with the WGA before sending us your script. We also ask that to protect yourself, you will have to fill out a release form with our production company.
Red CarpetWe're not kidding when we say you can attend a red carpet event for the premiere of Minutes to Midnight. If you want to experience it, we're offering it as a limited special perk.
MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
It's New Year's Eve 2015 and there is going to be a slaughter. All bets are off. MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT – it is a countdown to the end.
Christopher Don, writer, talks about Minutes to Midnight synopsis:
MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT IMDB PAGE <--- Click here to get a full list of Cast involved in this project.
SOFIA GOMEZ (lead) - Early to Mid-20s - A Hispanic woman with drive, determination, and leadership skills. She’s the assistant manager of the lodge. She’s conflicted when her ex-boyfriend, Michael, comes back into her life.
MICHAEL BANNING (lead) - Early to Mid-20s - Michael is a real go-getter. He's got a big heart, but is also masculine. He left his hometown, his friends, everyone he's ever known, and the love of his life, Sofia Gomez, to pursue his dreams out in Los Angeles. After some hard times and now being on the verge of poverty, Michael returns to his hometown just in time for New Year's Eve. He gets his job back at the historic ski resort. Most importantly, he returns back to his true love, Sofia. Sofia has been struggling to cope with losing him. She later reveals she's been keeping a dark secret from Michael. As New Year's Eve progresses, Michael tries to reconnect with Sofia when they are soon being hunted down by a group of maniacal killers. With the clock ticking close to midnight, Michael must gear up and show his heroism as he tries to protect and get Sofia back.
ANGUS [Kane Hodder] (lead) - Late-30s to Early-40s - A beast of a man. He wears camouflage as he hunts and stalks his prey. He was bullied as a child.
MR. WALTERS (lead) - Late-60s to Early-70s - The owner of the lodge. He’s very traditional with hints of uniqueness. He treats his employees with absolute respect and warmth. He maintains a secret that will soon be unraveled.
TRAVIS CRENNA [John Morrison] (lead) - Early 30s - A chiseled hero. He’s a survivalist that grew up in the woods. He searches for his missing brother, Charlie, and Charlie’s fiancée, Emily.
KYLE - Early to Mid-20s - The macho wild man of the bunch and life of the party. A stud that has jock-like qualities. He never met an alcoholic beverage he didn’t like. He has a short-temper. He’s sexually active with his girlfriend, Vanessa.
VANESSA - Early to Mid-20s - Kyle’s equally wild girlfriend. She is Sofia’s best friend. She is the only person Sofia trusts. She means well and will do what she can to bring people together.
TIFFANI [Krystyna Ahlers] - Early to Mid-20s - An absolute knockout. A bombshell with bleach blonde hair. She uses Richie as a pawn. She tries to seduce Michael and steal him away from Sofia. Amidst her bad tendencies, she ultimately knows when she’s wrong.
HEATHER - Early to Mid-20s - Shy and nerdy. She wears glasses and tries to drink more than everyone else to fit in. She has a secret crush on Richie.
SHERIFF WYATT - 40s to 50s - An extended cameo. A striking man that commands respect. He’s a married man that has been the sheriff for quite some time. He’s seen a lot happen and will do everything in his power to protect civilians.
TASO [John Kapelos] - 50s to 60s - A law enforcement park ranger. He’s a former Vietnam combat photographer. A hard ass. He’s dedicated to his work and will do whatever it takes to get the job done. He clashes with Travis because he’s overly protective of his town.
CALYPSO - Late-30s to Early-40s - Angus’s eerie accomplice in murder. He’s a contortionist of sorts. Tall and lanky. He wears a gas mask and has a wolverine-like claw.
GIMPLE [Bill Moseley] - 50s - A deranged and psychopathic painter who uses human blood to paint his masterpieces.
RICHIE - Early to Mid-20s - The local hipster with a thick beard. He’s kind of geeky. He desperately tries to get into Tiffani’s pants.
CHARLIE CRENNA [Artie Ahr] - Mid-20s - Handsome and outgoing. He’s the younger brother of Travis. He plans to open up a sporting goods store with Travis. He is devoted and in love with Emily.
EMILY HILL - Mid-20s - Beautiful and reserved. She is the fiancée of Charlie. She is taken captive by the antagonists. She reveals that she is pregnant with Charlie’s child.
CHLOE - Early to Mid-20s - Very pretty. She is Gabe’s girlfriend and never makes it to the party.
GABE - Early to Mid-20s - Very handsome. He is Chloe’s boyfriend and never makes it to the party.
If You're Curious, Meet the Creative Team:
Eric came to Los Angeles in 1997 from Chicago where he helmed over 60 stage productions many of which he also wrote, including KNAT SCATT PRIVATE EYE, Steve Carell’s first big show there. In LA, Eric has written and sold over a dozen feature films, half of which he directed, including the SyFy original movie MEGA PIRANHA, which drew 2.2 million viewers, the 2nd largest viewership in SyFy history. Other feature films include the stoner comedy SEX POT, the zombie horror NIGHT OF THE DEAD, CLASH OF THE EMPIRES and the mockbuster classic SNAKES ON A TRAIN. Eric is the writer on numerous SyFy original movies including ARACHNOQUAKE, ALMIGHTY THOR, GHOST SHARK, and the upcoming films LA APOCALYPSE, DRAGONS OF CAMELOT, and TROY. Most recently, Eric has been asked to write a chapter for Alain Silver’s upcoming book on low-budget film making.
Christopher Don - Writer/Producer
Christopher M. Don is a graduate of the Film & Screenwriting Program at Keene State College with a bachelor's degree in film production. He studied and worked with Academy Award winner Martin Landau and George A. Romero.
In addition to his action script, TRACKERS, starring Luke Gross and directed by Demian Lichtenstein, Christopher M. Don has several other projects on the horizon. His horror screenplay, MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT, will be directed by Eric Forsberg. Don's Navy SEAL epic, RIGGED, is being directed by Daniel Zirilli with Popart Film Factory. And Don’s gritty action screenplay, ARSENAL, is being produced by Infra-Red Pictures.
Steven G. Kaplan - Producer
Steven G. Kaplan is the founder and President of Rainstorm Entertainment, Inc. (www.rainstormentertainment.com) (http://pro.imdb.com/name/nm0438378) a privately financed feature film development, production, finance and sales company. Mr. Kaplan is also a founder and partner in Rainstorm Music (www.rainstorm-music.com).
As a film producer and financier, Mr. Kaplan produced the award winning TERROR TRACT starring the late John Ritter and Bryan Cranston in 2000. He was the primary producer of THE BIG EMPTY (2002) starring Jon Favreau, Rachael Leigh Cook, Daryl Hannah, Kelsey Grammer, Joey Lauren Adams, Adam Beach and Sean Bean. Lionsgate released the film theatrically and on DVD. Showtime Networks purchased cable rights. Mr. Kaplan also served as the primary financier and producer for the critically acclaimed documentary F*CK, released theatrically by ThinkFilm as well as the award winning WWII documentary RED WHITE BLACK & BLUE which appeared on PBS/ITVS in November, 2007 after premiering at the Locarno Film Festival. Mr. Kaplan’s other producer credits include BIG BAD WOLF (Universal) and THE LOST COLONY (SyFy Channel/ Allumination Filmworks).
Mr. Kaplan is in post-production on the feature documentary STATE OF CONTROL (www.stateofcontroldoc.com), shot on location in Tibet, Nepal, China, India, Japan, Denmark, Canada and numerous other locations. He just finishing producing the feature film BILLY BATES (which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2012 and feature documentary SUNSET STRIP (www.sunsetstripthemovie.com) which just premiered at the 2012 SxSW Film Festival and was premiered by Showtime in August 2013. Mr. Kaplan is attached as a producer to a number of television series, both scripted and non-scripted.
He is currently writing, producing and financing the feature films, BABY FAT, WHITE DEATH and HEROVILLE. Mr. Kaplan is currently in pre-production on Alfredo de Villa’s THE LOWLANDS, Darren Mann’s MAGNET, writer/director David Benullo’s FROST BITES, Boris Damast’s ROAD TO CAPRI. He is currently in production on the documentary based on the best selling autobiography by Guns N’ Rose’s lead bassist Duff McKagan, ITS SO EASY and other lies. Rainstorm is currently in post-production on Michael Oblowitz’s stirring documentary on the great surfer Sunny Garcia.
Steven was a partner in the Beverly Hills based entertainment law firm, ENTERTAINMENT LAW PARTNERS, LLP. Steve graduated from U.C.L.A. in 1985 with a B.A. in Political Science, attended Oxford University where he studied economic structures and literature and earned his J.D. from Loyola Law School in 1988. He is an adventurer, a master scuba diver (over 1,000 dives), a collector of American Pop Art and a world traveler.
Harry Manfredini - Composer
Born in Chicago, Harry has spent most of his life in music. While living in the Midwest, he worked as an arranger and performer. He also earned a Bachelor of Music degree from DePaul University and a Master of Arts degree from Western Illinois University, where he subsequently taught theory, orchestration, and conducting. Harry moved to New York to pursue his doctorate at Columbia University. Upon completion of his doctoral courses, the opportunity arose for him to further his longtime dream of a career in film music.
The years of classical training and the twenty years in the popular music scene (he plays great sax) combined with a good sense of drama to make him a natural in film music.
Harry has scored over one hundred films. His major feature credits include the highly successful FRIDAY THE 13TH series for Paramount Pictures, and now New Line Cinema. SWAMP THING for UA/Embassy, HOUSE, A breakaway hit for New World Pictures, and DEEP STAR SIX and ACES-IRON EAGLE III for Carolco Pictures. These films characterize his style as an action, suspense, and thriller composer but Harry's credits also include SPRING BREAK, a good-time rock and roll summertime success for Columbia Pictures and MY BOYFRIEND'S BACK, a teen comedy for Touchstone Pictures. Harry's dark, jazzy, dramatic scores have been heard in A GUN, A CAR, A BLOND, and HIDDEN AGENDA. Harry's score to WISHMASTER, helped make it the number one independent film of 1998, and he repeated in 1999 with his score to THE OMEGA CODE, the largest grossing independent for 1999. AMORE' and FOLLOW YOUR HEART are examples of his lighthearted love story scores.
Harry is extremely proud of his scores for numerous children's films. While many of them have received various awards, three of them, CORDUROY, ANGUS LOST, and A BOY, A DOG AND A FROG were awarded best children's film at the American Film Festival. His children's feature films include THE STORYBOOK, and DANNY.
Harry also has found time to write and bring to Broadway a country-western musical titled PLAY ME A COUNTRY SONG.
"Eric Forsberg has been an affiliate with the Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival since day one and he knows the horror and sci-fi genres, representing them better than almost anyone I have met in this industry. His record breaking numbers speak for themselves, but what the numbers don't tell you is that he appreciates and takes time for his fans. A class act!"