Monster of The Salt

A French motorcyclist creates a replica of a comic-book hero's bike. Then we meet the real person who inspired the comic, and learn the other half of the story.
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Thomas Guttry
Film
Toluca Lake, California
United States
3 Team Members

They say art imitates life.

This is a story of life, imitating art, imitating life

We have already begun production on our film and have shot 15+ hours of footage including interviews conducted in Paris, and the American Southwest.  

The principle photography will take place in Paris and at Bonneville. In the film, we’ll bring Laurent and Denis, along with the French ‘monster’, to Bonneville. They’ll meet Nira and see the original monster for the first time. 

Nira’s Triumph has not run since Speed Week, 1967! Laurent and Nira will work together, on camera, to prepare it to run safely at Speed Week 2014. 

We’re raising funds to shoot the Paris principle photography, then transport both bikes along with Laurent and Denis, and Nira, to Bonneville.

Once principle photography is complete, we’ll edit the material, incorporating new illustrations by Denis that will be brought to life in animated transistions. The film will be shown at festivals and released on DVD. We have high hopes that we’ll find broadcast partners both in the U.S. and in Europe.  

As a patron of this project, you’ll be helping to tell a heartwarming and inspiring story about two real-life American Dreams - the life of a pioneering African-American drag racer, and the “Vive l’Amerique” fantasies of two French kids who grew up in Paris but wanted to be American hot-rodders. 

This is a story that deserves to be told, and we’re sure that you will, like us, derive enormous satisfaction from helping to tell it. But, you won’t only get our thanks - you’ll also get some cool perks!..

Cool links with more information about our film...

http://airspeedproductions.wix.com/monster-of-the-salt

And Mark Gardiner's original story about meeting Laurent and Denis in Paris, then discovering the original monster, still alive and well, in Nevada is found here...

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/811/16757/Motorcy...

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  • $35USD
    DVD copy of film

    When movie is finished we will send you a DVD copy

    12 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $75USD
    DVD & Movie Poster

    Receive custom designed movie poster first then when movie is finished we will send you a DVD.

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  • $150USD
    Signed Trivia Book

    A DVD copy of the film, A custom "Monster of The Salt" Movie poster, and a signed copy of Mark Gardiner's "The Bathroom Book of Motorcycle Trivia".

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  • $250USD
    Custom T Shirt

    A DVD copy of the film, a movie poster, a custom "Monster of The Salt" T-shirt, a signed copy of Mark Gardiner's "The Bathroom Book of Motorcycle Trivia".

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  • $1,000USD
    MONSTER OF THE SALT VIP TENT

    a copy of the DVD, movie poster, T-Shirt, Trivia Book and VIP Tent Invitation To The Monster's Timed Runs At Bonneville

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    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • $2,500USD
    Premiere tickets

    DVD of Completed Film, movie poter,T-Shirt, Trivia Book, VIP tent at Bonneville and 2 Tickets to World Theatrical Premiere of Film

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  • $5,000USD
    Custom Branded Webisode

    We will produce a 2-3 minute "Behind The Scenes" making of the film webisode as branded content for your company or organization's web site.

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  • $10,000USD
    Exec Producer Screen Credit

    Executive Producer Credit in our film

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