Untitled John Hancock Film

Academy Award nominee John Hancock has rallied the surrounding community to support the film project we lovingly call “The Town That Made a Movie."
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Kelly Daisy
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Film
LaPorte, Indiana
United States
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Short Summary

At 73, LaPorte, Indiana, resident and Academy Award-nominated director John Hancock has decided to make another movie, one he hopes will round out his legacy. John’s production company, Filmacres, has rallied the surrounding community to support the project we lovingly call “The Town That Made a Movie."

The Story: After losing her mother, 13-year-old Julie comes to La Porte County, Indiana, to live with her grandmother, Karen. A former star of stage and screen, Karen wants desperately to connect with her granddaughter in a meaningful way and share her history. But the two of them — each stubborn in her own way — butt heads at every turn. Soon, Karen makes a remarkable discovery: Julie’s powerful, unique singing voice. Will the sudden discovery of Julie’s talent be enough to bring the two together and allow Karen to pass on her legacy?

Although John will direct the movie, this will ultimately be our film—made by and for the people of our community. 

So let's do something special together and become The Town That Made a Movie.

John and Dorothy

What We Need & What You Get

Although this campaign's goal is $25,000, the movie's actual budget target is $300,000. Regardless of the final amount raised, you can be assured the donations will be used wisely and appropriately. 

Many of our resources are volunteer-based, but in some cases we simply have to pay for things like:

  • key technical talent
  • equipment rentals
  • set construction supplies
  • costumes
  • props
  • festival fees

None of the producers and directors will be paid from the donations.

Grace's Audition

Your generous donations will help leave a legacy for yourself and others. You can say "I helped make a movie." In some cases, you can even be a part of the production! Everyone wants to make a film. This is your chance to participate.

Final Alice Set

Visit the updates to view more conceptual art by Production Designer Victor LaPorte. 

Other Ways You Can Help

You can also help us by mentioning our project on Facebook, sharing with your friends and don't forget to use Indiegogo's share tools to spread the word.

Dorothy's Highlights

 

John's Highlights

$3,500USD
raised by 42 people in 2 months
14% funded
0 time left
$25,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on June 22, 2013
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  • $15USD
    FilmAcres Fanfare

    A special thank you on the FilmAcres website and facebook page. A list thanking all contributors under this category will appear weekly.

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  • $25USD
    FilmAcres Family

    A digital download of the film. Please include an email address, as well as a phone/cell number in case we need to contact you. Estimated delivery time is 30 days after the film's official release.

    5 claimed

  • $50USD
    FilmAcres Insider

    You'll receive the movie's T-shirt worn by the cast and crew, along with a digital download of the film. Please include your name, address, email address and a phone/cell number, as well as the requested T-shirt size. Estimated delivery time for the T-shirt is 30 days after the picture wraps in August. Estimated delivery time for the digital download is 30 days after the film's official release.

    13 claimed

  • $75USD
    FilmAcres Publicity

    A signed poster of the film, along with the movie's T-shirt and a digital download of the film. Please include your name, address, email address and a phone/cell number, as well as the requested T-shirt size. Estimated delivery time for the T-shirt is 30 days after the picture wraps. Estimated delivery time for the poster and digital download is 30 days after the film's official release.

    4 claimed

  • $100USD
    FilmAcres Cast

    A signed DVD/Blu-ray of the film by director John Hancock, writer/actress Dorothy Tristan and actress Grace Tarnow. Please include your name, address, email address and a phone/cell number. Estimated delivery time is 30 days after the film's official release.

    6 claimed

  • $250USD
    FilmAcres Crew

    The perfect movie keepsake: an actual prop used during the shooting of the film and signed by director John Hancock, along with the $50 perks. Only five props available. Please include your name, address, email address and a phone/cell number, as well as the requested T-shirt size. Estimated delivery time is 30 days after post production on the film ends.

    3 out of 5 claimed

  • $500USD
    FilmAcres Heavy Hitters

    A bound copy of the screenplay signed by director John Hancock and writer Dorothy Tristan, a signed DVD/Blu-ray of the movie and a T-shirt. Please include your name, address, email address and a phone/cell number, as well as the requested T-shirt size. Estimated delivery time is 30 days after the film's official release.

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  • $750USD
    FilmAcres Stars

    Spend a day on the set as an extra on the film, and receive a signed DVD/Blu-ray of the film. Housing and transportation not included. Please include your name, address, email address and a phone/cell number. Estimated delivery time for the DVD/Blu-ray is 30 days after the film's official release. You will be notified during the film's production, which is June 21 through Aug. 13, of when your day as an extra is planned.

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  • $1,000USD
    FilmAcres' Next Big Thing

    Spend two days on the set of the film, getting to meet the cast and crew. You'll also receive the $50 and $100 perks. Housing and transportation not included. Please include your name, address, email address and a phone/cell number, as well as the requested T-shirt size. The film's production, which is June 21 through Aug. 13, of when your two days on the set have been scheduled. Estimated delivery time of the other items is 30 days after the film's official release.

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  • $5,000USD
    FilmAcres A-Lister

    Attend the movie's premiere, have lunch with director John Hancock and screenwriter Dorothy Tristan and receive all the previous perks. Housing and transportation not included. Please include your name, address, email address and a phone/cell number. You will be notified of the film's premiere, the target date for which is early 2014. Estimated delivery time of other items is 30 days after the film's official release.

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  • $10,000USD
    FilmAcres Walk of Fame

    Your name or corporate logo will appear in the film, and you'll be listed in the film's credits. You'll also receive every perk listed above. Please include your name, address, email address and a phone/cell number. Estimated delivery time for any items is 30 days after the film's official release. For information on corporate sponsorship, contact co-producer Andrew Tallackson at atallackson@att.net.

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