The Violent

Help make this film, featuring AFI's Davey Havok, and written by SYSTEM SYN's Clint Carney.
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A message from Writer / Producer, Clint Carney


About this Campaign

Thank you for checking out this IndieGogo campaign to help us make the feature film, “The Violent.” 

Set in the mid 90s amongst a tight-knit group of punks and skins, “The Violent" follows a teenager in his final year of high school as he is drawn down a path of crime, and must ultimately reconcile his own violent nature, or be consumed by it. 

“The Violent” is an independent film, financed by private investors, and the awesome public at large who want to see this movie get made. That’s you!

This campaign’s initial goal of $20,000 allows us to begin certain highly important aspects of preproduction immediately. This covers a wide range of things from legal and business expenses, to the casting process, all the way up to beginning production on some of the crazy props and wardrobe that will be onscreen in the film.

About the Filmmakers

We’ve got a great crew onboard to make this film. As this campaign moves forward, we’ll be introducing more of our team. But for now, we’ll start with the guys who you see in our campaign video. 

Kelly Jones: Director / Producer 

A passionate storyteller, Kelly Jones has been framing shots for over twenty-five years. Kelly is deeply involved with all levels of production. He was a producer and cinematographer for the feature films  “Hot Guys With Guns,” and “Mobbed Up.” He was also the director of photography for the recently released biopic documentary “Iceberg Slim; Portrait of A Pimp," and co-director for the Foo Fighters music video “White Limo,” a comedic homage to the punk rock videos of the early eighties.

Clint Carney: Writer / Producer 

Apart from his writing and film career, Clint is perhaps better known as the singer and songwriter for the band SYSTEM SYN, and  as a member of the bands God Module and Imperative Reaction. Clint is also a visual artist, whose works appear on-screen in numerous major motion pictures as well as in art galleries and private collections worldwide. 

Davey Havok: Actor / Co-producer

Davey is the singer for the bands AFI, Blaqk Audio, and XTRMST. He has recently appeared alongside an all-star cast in the film “Knife Fight,” and on Broadway in the musical “Green Day’s American Idiot.” Davey is also a talented novelist, whose book “Pop Kids” is making waves in the literary world. 

Where the money is going:

All of the money raised from this campaign will go toward every aspect needed to make this a great film. This includes crew, talent, locations, equipment, permits, etc. With your help, this film will be providing jobs to many people!

The more money we raise, the closer we get to making this film a reality!

Rewards:

Check out these great prizes that you can get, while simultaneously helping to make this movie!
Exclusive Limited Edition T-shirts and Tank Tops


Exclusive Limited Edition Poster


"The Violent" Screenplay, Autographed by the Writer and Director


Limited-Edition SYSTEM SYN Shirts!


Signed Limited-Edition Art Prints by Writer/Producer, Clint Carney


Other Ways You Can Help

If you can't contribute financially but would still like to help out, please help spread the word about this campaign by posting a link to this page anywhere and everywhere you can. 

We’ll be adding new Instagram-ready images all the time. Please keep checking back and sharing! Thank you so much!


Invest

If you would like to own points in “The Violent” by investing at the $18k + range, please email invest@theviolentmovie.com for more information. 

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$22,710USD
raised by 262 people in 1 month
114% funded
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$20,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on August 14, 2014
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  • $10USD
    Production Blog

    You get exclusive access to the behind the scenes Production Blog, including updates from our film team and behind the scenes photos, following our film making exploits all the way to the completion of the film.

    19 claimed
  • $15USD
    Digital Copy of the Screenplay

    You will receive a digital copy of Clint Carney's script for "The Violent," as well as access to the Production Blog. (Screenplay to be digitally delivered in PDF format, after the official release of the film.)

    16 claimed
  • $25USD
    Davey's "Pop Kids" giveaway

    This is for people who want access to the Production Blog, but who would also like to contribute a little more toward getting “The Violent” made. To thank you for this, three random people who donate to this tier will be selected to receive one of three autographed copies of Davey Havok's novel, "Pop Kids." Show your support for "The Violent" and get a chance to take home this great Davey Havok collector's item in the process. (Shipping worldwide included if you are selected.)

    25 claimed
  • $29USD
    Limited SYSTEM SYN shirts!

    Wear your favorite SYSTEM SYN album cover on a T-shirt or girls tank top. Choose from 1 of 8 designs, or just multiply your donation accordingly to get more than one. (See picture on the left) [We'll contact you at the end of the campaign to get design and sizing info.] Small - XXXL sizes. Shirt options: Premedtiated, Postscript, The Mourning Ritual, End, Strangers (EU cover), Strangers (US Cover), All Seasons Pass, No Sky to Fall (Please add $15 for shipping outside of the US)

    23 claimed
  • $35USD
    Digital copy of "The Violent"

    You will receive a digital download of the finished film when it is released, as well as access to the Production Blog.

    39 claimed
  • $45USD
    Signed Clint Carney Art Print

    You’ll receive a signed limited-edition print of one of Clint’s oil paintings. Choose your favorite out of four options (See the picture on the left), or you can get more than one by increasing your donation amount accordingly. (Please add $15 for shipping outside of the US)

    12 claimed
  • $50USD
    "The Violent" on Blu-ray

    You will receive a Blu-ray copy of the finished film when it is released, as well as access to the Production Blog. (Please add $15 for shipping outside of the US)

    23 claimed
  • $50USD
    Limited Edition Poster +

    You'll get a limited edition poster, available exclusively to supporters of this campaign, plus a digital download copy of "The Violent" when the film is released, and access to the Production Blog. (Please add $15 for shipping outside of the US)

    6 claimed
  • $65USD
    Limited Edition T-shirt +

    You'll get a limited edition "The Violent" T-shirt, available exclusively to supporters of this campaign, plus a digital download copy of "The Violent" when the film is released, and access to the Production Blog. (Please add $15 for shipping outside of the US)

    24 claimed
  • $100USD
    T-shirt + Blu-ray

    You'll get a limited edition "The Violent" T-shirt, available exclusively to supporters of this campaign, plus a Blu-ray copy of "The Violent" when the film is released, and access to the Production Blog. (Please add $15 for shipping outside of the US)

    13 claimed
  • $100USD
    LIMITED Autographed Blu-ray

    You'll receive "The Violent" on Blu-ray, autographed by both the Director, Kelly Jones, and the Screenwriter, Clint Carney. This will be delivered when the film is officially released. You will also receive access to the Production Blog. (Please add $15 for shipping outside of the US)

    5 out of 200 claimed
  • $150USD
    Signed Script +

    You will receive a professionally bound copy of the script for "The Violent," signed by both the writer, Clint Carney, and the director, Kelly Jones. In addition, you will also receive a digital download of "The Violent" when it is released, the exclusive limited edition T-shirt, and you will get access to the Production Blog. (Please add $23 for shipping outside of the US)

    10 out of 125 claimed
  • $200USD
    Original Oil Painting by Clint

    Commission an original 5”x7” oil painting by Clint Carney. This could be a painting of you, or anything you want (within reason, given the small canvas size). This may be one of the only chances you’ll get to own one of Clint’s original works of art for such a low price. (Please add $20 for shipping outside of the US)

    9 claimed
  • $300USD
    Screen-Used Prop or Wardrobe

    You will received a cool prop used on screen in "The Violent," or a piece of wardrobe worn onscreen by one of the actors, along with a letter of authenticity. These items will be randomly selected by our producers, but they will all be awesome. You will also receive a digital download of the film when it is released, the limited edition T-shirt, and you will get access to the Production Blog. (Please add $15 for shipping outside of the US)

    3 out of 25 claimed
  • $350USD
    Skype with the Director

    You will have a 30 minute Skype conversation with "The Violent" director / Producer, Kelly Jones, in which you can talk about whatever you like. You'll also get access to the Production Blog, and receive a digital download of the film when it is released.

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  • $350USD
    Skype with the Writer

    You will have a 30 minute Skype conversation with "The Violent" Writer / Producer, Clint Carney, in which you can talk about whatever you like. You'll also get access to the Production Blog, and receive a digital download of the film when it is released.

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  • $500USD
    On Screen Credit! +

    For you awesome supporters of "The Violent," You will received an onscreen credit at the end of the film, reserved exclusively for backers of this campaign. You'll also get the Blu-ray (when it is released), the limited edition T-shirt, limited edition Poster, and access to our Production Blog. (Please add $25 for shipping outside of the US)

    3 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Invitation to the Premiere!

    If you want to rub shoulders with the cast and crew of "The Violent," this perk is for you. You will receive an invitation for you (+ 1 guest) to the Los Angeles premiere of The Violent (travel and lodging not included) plus everything from the $500 perk. (Please add $25 for shipping outside of the US)

    1 out of 25 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Walk-on Role!

    This perk lets you be immortalized on screen in "The Violent." You will have a walk-on, non-speaking role, and will be able to obnoxiously point to the screen and say "Hey, that's me," every time you watch the movie. You will also get a digital download of the film when it is released, and access to the Production Blog.

    3 out of 10 claimed
  • $5,000USD
    Associate Producer

    You are amongst the most elite supporters of "The Violent." You will receive an on-screen "Associate Producer" credit, an invitation to the Los Angeles premiere (Travel and Lodging not included), plus everything from the $500 tier.

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  • $10,000USD
    Co-Executive Producer

    You really want to see "The Violent" get made, and for that, we will always love you! You will receive an on-screen "Co-Executive Producer" credit, an invitation to the Los Angeles premiere (Travel and Lodging not included), plus everything from the $500 tier.

    0 out of 13 claimed
  • $10,000USD
    Speaking Role!

    For you actors out there, you will be featured onscreen in “The Violent" and will be able to deliver at least one line. You will also be invited to the premiere and receive everything from the $500 tier.

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  • $15,000USD
    Your Business Mentioned!

    You’ve gone above and beyond in your support for “The Violent” so we want to help you by supporting your business. We’ll show your company logo/name/product whatever on screen or have one of the characters mention it. The only catch is that this film takes place in 1995, so if your business is based on a technology that did not exist back then, we’ll work with you to create a suitable way to advertise it within the world of our film. You’ll also receive an onscreen credit for your support!

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