Veracruz - Independent Feature

Charm City is currently being produced as "Veracruz." Thanks again for your support!
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Seana Meek
Film
San Francisco, California
United States
3 Team Members

Thank you so much for believing in us! It's one week later and we're so grateful at the last-minute rush of backers who allowed us to surpass our goal! 

To all those who missed out on the deadline, but would love to contribute a little, we'll be announcing an event to celebrate our movie and our amazing backers soon! 

Press and Updates for Charm City!

 

Our Film

Still from trailer shoot

Jimmy Hill was going to die in prison. At least until a face from his past showed up to offer him an intriguing bargain-- Jimmy can leave prison on his feet instead of a box in exchange for one last job, just one night of his life.

Newly paroled, Jimmy's looking to reconnect with the woman he left behind, while keeping a low profile. Our movie follows Jimmy as he tries to duck a crooked Parole Officer, a former partner in crime, and a burn-out Narc Cop with a mysterious grudge, as all the sins of Jimmy's past converge on him on one fateful night...

The Filming Experience

Still from trailer shoot

We hope to make this film in the San Francisco Bay Area. The film is set here and we want to shoot it here. This makes the filming schedule and location permits a little more challenging and expensive.

So far, we have cast only one role (Naomi!) and have a small production team signed on. We want to support our local filmmaking community and use local talent as much as possible, for both cast and crew. Please help us make this possible!

We'd also like to include YOU. Our rewards include several opportunies to be involved:

  • Come by the set, meet the team, and eat with us!
  • Shadow our director, call the shots on set, and watch scenes unfold.
  • Learn to shoot with the Red, try some steadicam and dolly shots.

We even have a few featured roles up for grabs, including a prison guard, a thug and a police officer!

For those of you who can't make it to the Bay Area for filming, you can still be involved:

  • Name a character, be featured on a rap sheet.
  • Be a producer, or even an executive producer! 
  • Get regular updates, and our shooting script
  • And much more, please see our rewards!

We also have some exciting stretch goal incentives lined up!

The Team

Still from trailer shoot

We have one investor so far, our savings, and our credit cards. We are coming to you, the crowdfunders and backers, so that we can keep creative control and make the film the way it should be made. 

Team Charm City is a diverse group of committed, experienced filmmakers.  We've made numerous features before and we're determined to make this movie the right way!

We are:

Joel Souza - Writer/Director - Joel is a Bay Area native who has developed numerous projects at different production companies, and has written several screenplays for independent producers as well. In recent years, Joel wrote the horror film "Machine Head," and wrote and directed "Hanna's Gold," which won the audience prize, the Top Applause Award at the 16th International Family Film Festival. IMDb Profile

Jimmy Hill

Seana Meek - Producer, IMDb Profile

Mike Pine - Associate Producer

Please refer to our website for more information on our team.

If we can't hit our goal, we won't let it stop us, but we will likely have to post-pone our shooting schedule while we raise more funds, find investors and save.

Help Us

Still from trailer shoot

Please consider backing our film and choose a reward level that fits your budget. 

We also know that many of you don't have uncommitted funds to contribute, but you can still help by sharing our campaign with your friends, colleagues, and family!

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Find us on: Facebook!

 

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$54,375USD
raised by 184 people in 1 month
101% funded
No time left
$54,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on June 26, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $12USD
    Wanted

    Our eternal gratitude, access to our film updates, and a shout-out on Twitter for the world to see!

    15 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $25USD
    Arrested

    The pdf of our shooting script, our eternal gratitude, access to film updates, and a shout-out on Twitter for the world to see!

    19 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $30USD
    New Perk -- Visitation

    Thanks to you by name in a special section for friends and family the credits of the movie! Also includes a digital download of the movie, the pdf of our shooting script, our eternal gratitude, access to film updates, and a shout-out on Twitter for the world to see!

    23 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $55USD
    In Custody

    A digital download of the movie, the pdf of our shooting script, our eternal gratitude, access to film updates, and a shout-out on Twitter for the world to see!

    17 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $85USD
    Arraignment

    A limited edition, official crew shirt! Plus, the digital download of the movie, pdf of our shooting script, our eternal gratitude, access to film updates, and a shout-out on Twitter for the world to see!

    16 out of 200 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $110USD
    Under Surveillance

    Naomi @NaomiKyle will follow you on Twitter! Plus, the digital download of the movie, the pdf of our shooting script, our eternal gratitude, access to film updates, and a shout-out on Twitter for the world to see!

    10 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $150USD
    Possession

    You'll receive the DVD and a special thanks to you immortalized in the credits of the film! Plus, the digital download of the movie, the pdf of our shooting script, our eternal gratitude, and access to film updates!

    18 out of 200 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $300USD
    Aiding and Abetting

    Hangout with Naomi, join the cast and crew for a meal on a day of shooting! Plus, a digital download of the movie, the pdf of our shooting script, our eternal gratitude, and access to film updates!

    8 out of 9 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $600USD
    Sentenced

    Be an Associate Producer, forever in the credits and on your resume. Plus, the digital download of the movie, the pdf of our shooting script, our eternal gratitude, and access to film updates!

    7 out of 7 claimed
  • $800USD
    It's a Rap

    Name a character in the movie! You will hear this name said out loud at least once. We guarantee this name will make the final cut. The character name we like the most will be integrated with a rap sheet and a photo. (We must be able to clear this name legally, and it must be in the realm of good taste.) Plus, the digital download of the movie, the pdf of our shooting script, our eternal gratitude, and access to film updates!

    2 out of 3 claimed
  • $2,500USD
    Line-Up

    Featured Role! We have 3 roles up for grabs, each with at least one line for you to say in the movie! We'll reach out to the you with details at the end of the campaign. (Travel to the set not included.) Plus, the digital download of the movie, the pdf of our shooting script, our eternal gratitude, and access to film updates!

    2 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $5,000USD
    In for Life!

    Be an Executive Producer, forever in the credits and on your resume. You'll receive the DVD, plus the digital download of the movie, the pdf of our shooting script, our eternal gratitude, and access to film updates!

    3 out of 4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
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