Our indie western AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS is currently seeking a new Executive Producer with funding and branding resources to bring to the project in addition to fulfilling vital production needs. Looking to shoot in Long Island and Upstate NY as well as New Milford, Connecticut within the coming year. Check out our award winning “Best Trailer” and please submit all direct inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Though we didn’t get to win the trailer award at Long Island International Film Expo, it was very nice for AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS be recognized for HONORABLE MENTION in the category. Any recognition for our work is always a blessing and another step towards progress. But a huge congrats is in order to our screenwriter Drew Henriksen for his award win at this festival for his script A BROKEN CHRISTMAS!
Two young brothers of different races witness something no one should have to. With the map of hidden valuables on their arms, they rush off to find valuables that were stolen from the family. Such is the premise of award-winning writer, director, producer, ANDRE JOSEPH’s “American Gunslingers”. The trailer for this soon to be filmed feature is a NOMINEE for Best Trailer in the Long Island International Film Expo. Watch actress/TV Host, HELEN Proimos, and filmmaker Andre Joseph, as they discuss the production of this gem, complete with horses and old time western attire and locations.
The Long Island International Film Expo will be giving out an AUDIENCE AWARD for the most watched film in the festival. So if you can help us by seeing our teaser trailer for American Gunslingers on October 4th (Now in the virtual 1:30pm screening block), please get your tickets here: https://xerb.tv/channel/liife2020/virtual-events/636
We are also up for “Best Trailer” at this festival as well as Arizona’s The Wild Bunch Film Festival in the same month. Please support!
If you’re interested in seeing our trailer for AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS at the Long Island International Film Expo on October 4th along with several great movies from the area, get your tickets here: https://xerb.tv/channel/liife2020/virtual-events/636. Please share that link with your friends and family. The most watched film will win the “Audience award”!
Our award-nominated American Gunslingers trailer screening at the Long Island International Film Expo will now be a virtual event still scheduled for Sunday, October 4th in the 4:30pm block. This will also feature a Zoom introduction with director Andre’ Joseph. For tickets, visit www.LongIslandFilm.com
Our AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS trailer from last year has just received its latest festival acceptance to this year’s Long Island International Film Expo! The event which is still currently planned for a traditional theatrical and virtual experience will take place September 30 – October 8, 2020. More details will be announced in the coming months.
We are also still trying to fundraise privately for the full project. For any info on how you can contribute or wish to see our business plan, please contact me directly in the comments.
I want to personally take the time to let each of you know where we stand with the American Gunslingers project and our Seed & Spark crowdfunding campaign.
As I mentioned in an update days after our initial campaign launch, we had to postpone our initial planned shoot date from the end of May to late summer to ensure a safe film production for our talent and crew. It is no secret how the coronavirus pandemic has affected all artists around the world both professionally and personally. It is also very easy to stop moving forward on any artistic endeavors at such a difficult time when everyone is worried about their job status and putting food on the table. Trust me when I say that I’m scared at times too when I watch the news and I just want to fall back into my creative writing. All that said, quitting is not in my nature and this is the time to move forward.
What does this mean?
Since we have been quarantined at our homes these past several weeks, my team consisting of Chris Corulla ( playing the role of “Randy”), Drew Henriksen (screenwriter and playing “Dragoon”), Dan Griffin (producer), and I have had some serious discussions on how best to proceed with the project once we return to some sense of normalcy. With the theatrical business on the decline (especially now) and streaming platforms becoming the more lucrative wave of the future, the 4 of us agreed that American Gunslingers would work much better as a limited 10-part episodic, telenovela-style series. This new course in direction gives us several advantages in a revised plan that will ease the complications of producing a full-length feature film including the following:
• Using the most recent draft of the screenplay, scenes can be broken up into 10 episodes and better organized budgets by episode.
• The episodic format will add more creative breathing room to tell the fully layered stories of the main characters which would normally be cut down for pacing if it had been a full-length feature.
• We can craft a shooting schedule that works for the actors’ availabilities, more flexibility among our crew, gives us breaks in between to plan new episodes, and keeps our team focused on the specific needs of each episode rather than stressing ourselves with plotting out an entire 90 minute film.
• We will be able to save on specific costs on locations and props because we will take our time shooting and editing each episode.
• For audiences, we believe this episodic format will be binge-worthy on a streaming platform that they will return to time and time again.
We have already proved our capability in producing a western just with the teaser trailer which was shot in Long Island last summer. With additional funds, we can improve on all production needs including sound, lighting, costumes, locations, props, and horses. Once the series is completed, we will submit the pilot episode to film festivals and pitch the full 10-episode series to streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Tubi, etc.
With this new direction from feature film to series, we are now lowering our initial $25K goal to $15K. This will be enough to get the initial episodes produced. For us to receive the full funds, we only need to reach 80% of the goal and thanks to Seed & Spark, we were granted a 15-day extension meaning our new deadline is May 9th. So, all listed rewards have been reduced to increase our chances of matching our new goal.
We believe this direction will be the right way to not only tell our amazing story, but it also has the potential to be something groundbreaking in reviving the western genre to today’s audiences. The current crisis may have disrupted our path and we are mindful about everyone’s personal needs right now. But we started this journey on a dream and it is our determination to finish it.
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