A message from Actor, Trevor Friedrich
A message from Director / Producer, Kelly Jones
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!
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!
If you would like to own points in “The Violent” by investing at the $18k + range, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.