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WE ARE PICTURE LOCKED!

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RE-OPENING Movie Donation

by Chris Guerra, Matt Koppin & Kelsey Cooke-Guerra Guerra

  • $20,000.00

    Funding Goal
  • $12,231.00

    Funds Raised
  • Campaign Never Ends

    Campaign End Method
Raised Percent :
61.16%
Minimum amount is $1 Maximum amount is $ Put a valid number
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Los Angeles, United States (US)

Campaign Story

Let us introduce ourselves:

Chris Guerra, Kelsey Cooke-Guerra, & Matt Koppin – three independent producers attempting to complete a film in the midst of the lockdown in California. When the world came to a halt in Los Angeles in 2020, productions stopped, movies were delayed, and the film industry ceased to function. Five months in and we realized: we were in it for the long haul. That’s when it dawned on us: Now was the time for us to create!

With Chris’ background at the Groundlings Improv/ Sketch Comedy Theatre as well as the world of Broadway, Kelsey’s extensive background in TV/ Film and Theatre all over the country, and Matt’s background in Documentary Filmmaking all over the world, the idea for RE-OPENING came to fruition. Our goal was to tell a story (current circumstances in mind) with a cast of characters attempting to pivot in this new world, and failing miserably (for our enjoyment), encapsulated in a message of levity and hope.

This film is a timely comedy with heart, speaking into the extreme circumstances we have all undergone throughout the past year. We wanted to tell a hopeful, honest story of a small business fighting to get back on its feet after the hardest year of their lives.

In January 2021, we scraped together the resources we could and began production — filming over half the film under strict COVID protocols, and social-distancing. By mid-April, we had captured the first 50 minutes of the film. Now, we are about to shoot the most crucial scenes of the film and we are looking to our supportive communities to help us finish this hysterically relevant, fully-improvised, little piece of Mockumentary history.

All funds will go toward the remaining expenses of the film’s production and post-production, allowing us to safely gather our ensemble for the thrilling climax of the movie. Through tiered-rewards, and weekly updates and posts, we invite you to join us on this journey and donate to the Finishing Funds for RE-OPENING.

Thank you for your support in whatever you can give, whether it’s financial or sharing our story with others, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

 

Sincerely,

Chris, Kelsey, & Matt

Rewards

$3.00 - $49.00

EVERY PENNY COUNTS!
Anyone who donates ANY amount will be invited to an exclusive Zoom Call with the Producer/ Creators: Chris Guerra, Kelsey Cooke-Guerra, and Matthew Koppin.
+ You're contributing to help us submit to film festivals!
+ Open Q & A Session!
+ Educational opportunity for up-and-coming filmmakers!

25 backers
5 rewards left

$50.00 - $99.00

SIGNED DVD!
+ You're contributing to help us submit to film festivals!
+ Thank-you note from the Producers
+ Signed DVD of Re-Opening Movie

11 backers
14 rewards left

$100.00 - $149.00

NAME IN CREDITS!
+ You're contributing to help us submit to film festivals!
+ Special Thanks in Film Credits
+ Thank-you note from the Producers
+ Signed DVD of Re-Opening Movie

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20 backers
0 rewards left

$150.00 - $249.00

EXCLUSIVE SCREENING!
+ You're contributing to help us submit to film festivals!
+ 1 Ticket to a Private Screening of Re-Opening!
+ Special Thanks in Film Credits
+ Thank-you Note from the Producers
+ Signed DVD of Re-Opening Movie

5 backers
10 rewards left

$250.00 - $499.00

SCREENING FOR TWO!
+ You're contributing to help us submit to film festivals!
+ 2 Tickets to the Exclusive Screening
+ Special Thanks in Film Credits
+ Thank-you Note from the Producers
+ Signed DVD of Re-Opening Movie

5 backers
5 rewards left

$500.00 - $1,999.00

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
+ You're contributing to help us submit to film festivals!
+ Assoc. Prod Credit on Film
+ IMDB CREDIT
+ Two tickets and Reserved Seating for you and a guest to our Red Carpet Premier and After Party!
+ Thank-you note from Producers
+ Signed DVD of Re-Opening Movie

4 backers
1 rewards left

$2,000.00 or more

BE A PRODUCER!
+ You're contributing to help us submit to film festivals!
+ Producing Credit on the film
+ IMDB Credit
+ Two Tickets and Reserved Seating for you and a Guest to our Red Carpet Premier and After Party!
+ Thank-you note from producers
+ Signed DVD of Re-Opening Movie

2 backers
1 rewards left
  • 25-04-2021

    Upcoming Shoot Dates

    We’re excited to continue shooting May 1st and 2nd! Thank you for your support and we’ll keep you updated!

  • Shooting a HUGE scene!

    Thanks to the donations so far we are shooting one of our biggest scenes this Saturday!

  • Final Scene Shoot THIS Saturday 6/26!

    Very exciting – we have arrived at our FINAL scene to shoot! This Saturday June 26th we will be shooting in the Bel Air area of Los Angeles. We can’t tell you much more than that, so we don’t give it away. But after this we will have some small pickups with Roger and Penny’s characters possibly some others sprinkled in, BUT we will officially be in the “Post-Production” phase and editing!
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    Thank you to everyone who has supporting us in ANY way so far, there is still time to grab some amazing incentives and help produce our film!

  • PICTURE LOCKED!

    We are picture locked! We’re editing SOUND and COLOR then we will be submitting to film festivals September 13th 2020! THANK YOU!

  • Submitting to International Film Festivals has begun!

    We have now submitted to over 25 International Film Festivals and awaiting others to open up!
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    Major Festivals so far include: Sundance, Slamdance, SXSW (South by Southwest), TriBeCa, Sunscreen, LA Comedy, Atlanta, among others. International Festivals so far include: Brussels, Hong Kong, Dublin, Manchester, Berlin, Vancouver, and Capri.
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    We look forward to submitting to others as others open up and deadlines approach. THANK YOU SUPPORTERS! You have allowed us to submit to this many and more to come, because of your generosity! Please keep sharing so we can keep submitting, we are incredibly grateful!

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