THE AMYGDALA PROJECT

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Kenn Crawford  Glace Bay, NS

When the government will stop at nothing to create the perfect soldier, the doctor in charge of the experiment will stop at nothing to get his test subjects back.

Hi, my name is Kenn Crawford. I am the author and Producer of the Dead Hunt novel and audiobook, and an indie filmmaker (The Final Goodbye). The audiobook version of Dead Hunt was downloaded more than 88,000 times in the first four months, and is being turned into a feature-length film in the summer of 2017.

I wrote The Amygdala Project as an episodic series. Filming has already begun and the series will be released online, completely free..

Amygdala stars:
Darren Andrea (The Undertaker's Wedding, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days) and newcomer Sarah Goree with  
Stephen McGean (The Trailer Park Boys, Frontier) 
Malcolm DeLeskie (Fort Petrie) 
Chad Bryden (Moneyball, The Sean Tweedley Show) 
Ida Donovan (My Bloody Valentine, The Bay Boy)
Sarah Walker (Les Misérables, A Christmas Carol)
Matt Campbell (The Pit Pony, The Song Spinner)
Shaun Thorne
(Fort Petrie)
Michael G. MacDonald (Legend of the Pyschotic Forest Ranger), Angela SmithCarl JessomeEddie Donovan, Andrew Parland, and featuring 7'1" Colin Barrie as The Giant.


The team consists of:
Kenn Crawford, Director/Camera
Michael G. MacDonald
, Associate Producer  
Darren Andrea,1st AD 
Derrick Roberts, 2nd AD
Carl Jessome, Drone Operator 
Gregory Cain, Music Composer   
Ida Steeves, Special FX Makeup   
Sheryl Holman, Scheduling  
Margie Marr,  Production Assistant 
Andrew Parland, Production Assistant
J.O. Poirier, Production Assistant
Brandon McKinnon, Production Assistant
Mark Pretash, Story Consultant
 
My first short, The Final Goodbye, was shot on a budget of zero dollars by  borrowing everything we needed from props to cameras, but to shoot an ongoing series involves several unavoidable costs such as upgrading the audio and video equipment, props, weapons, wardrobe, and of course, feeding the cast and crew during the shoots. 

Here's a short film I shot with a $0 budget:
Our funding goal is to shoot the ENTIRE series, not just one episode. Every contribution will help us make AMYGDALA.

On behalf of the entire cast and crew, thank you  for your support. We look forward to entertaining you with our first season of THE AMYGDALA PROJECT.

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Update 31
Posted by Kenn Crawford
6 months ago
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Just a quick update on Amygdala.
We shot all the footage we could get working with everyone's shooting availability. I am in the process of writing some additional scenes to "fill in the blanks" so to speak to make up for the scenes we were not able to film. Once this is done a couple of actors and I, and a small crew, will shoot these new scenes so I can start editing the footage together.
Unfortunately we do not have enough footage to create a mini-series as originally written, so I am trying to turn it into a long-form short film.
I will keep you updated of our progress.
Thank you.
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Update 30
Posted by Kenn Crawford
7 months ago
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It's been a wild and crazy ride! The Amygdala Project brought together a group of strangers who finished filming the story as a group of friends!
Post-production will take a while but I do have other projects in various stages of production, and I can't wait to work on some of those projects with the talented cast and crew that helped me film Amygdala.
The Last Day of Filming
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Update 29
Posted by Kenn Crawford
7 months ago
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Getting ready for the big shoot this Sunday. Usually it's two to four people per scene, this time there's going to be nine actors in the scenes for the majority of the shoot. Going to take a fair bit of rehearsing and blocking to co-ordinate that many people at the same time. Looking forward to it.
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Update 28
Posted by Kenn Crawford
7 months ago
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For the past couple of months we have been working on our web series and we are grateful for the wonderful support we have received. In a few days we will be shutting down the gofundme page for Amygdala, so this is our LAST KICK AT THE CAT to try and raise enough money to finish shooting the film - EVERYONE who makes a contribution, regardless of the amount, will have their name listed in the credits in a special thank you!

A $5 contribution doesn't seem like it would make a difference, but when enough of you decide to take an active part in making sure the stories and films you want to see are made, those small contributions add up, giving local filmmakers, directors and actors the opportunity to make those films for you.

Filmmaking is expensive and we can't do it without you, so please make your contribution today and spread the word by sharing this post on your wall, inbox your family and friends and ask them to support independent filmmaking on Cape Breton Island.

(no cats were kicked in the making of this message.)
Kenn Crawford, Writer | Filmmaker
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Colin Barrie
8 months ago
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Working on Amygdala has been an absoloute pleasure so far. The other cast and crew are awesome to work with and very friendly. Im truley inspired by this project and cant wait to see a massive colaberation of group effort turn into something that will no doubt make an awesome finished product.... Thanks again to the others working with me. And Kenn. For having that mad scientist brain!

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Derrick Roberts
8 months ago
1
1

I am having such a great time being part of this project. I got to meet a bunch of great people that I instantly became friends with. I can't wait to see the finished project. It's going to be amazing!!!

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Angela Smith
8 months ago
1
1

To be working on this film has been the most great experience ever. The cast and crew have been amazing and Kenn has been awesome to work for. To everyone that has been donating to Amygdala, a big thank you.

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Darren Andrea
8 months ago
1
1

Working with Kenn Crawford has been an uplifting and creative experience . Thank you for donating to a project that is inspiring for me and I'm sure for everyone involved who has experience or is learning the craft of film making . The dedicated Crew and Actors have been generous with their time and we know we will deliver a fantastic product thanks to the many generous folks like you who help make AMYGDALA happen . Thank You !

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Stephen McGean
8 months ago
1
1

Working on this film has been one of the most entertaining and enjoyable things Iv ever had the pleasure of taking part in. Kenn has been amazing to work for, my fellow cast and crew have been great and easy to get along with. Everyone works as one big team and everyone is passionate about making this film a success. I myself am confident that amygdala will be as fun to watch as it was to create. I can't wait to see how it turns out and I'm sure everyone's hard work and determination will pay off!

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Chad Bryden
8 months ago
1
1

I am thrilled to be part of this project. Don't let the 'local' aspect misguide you. I've done the Hollywood thing and been directed by an Oscar nominee director and this is on par with a major production. Imagine this taking off (and it very well could and should) and you being listed as an executive producer! Yeah I'm totally plugging right now but I wouldn't if I wasn't on set to see for myself how good this is going to be!

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Created July 6, 2016
TG
$100
Todd Gracie
8 months ago
1
1
$50
Reni Butler
8 months ago

Good luck! This looks amazing!

$50
Anonymous
8 months ago (Offline Donation)
$50
Anonymous
8 months ago (Offline Donation)
KY
$100
Katie Yuill
8 months ago

Donating to support my friend Colin Barrie :)

DA
$50
Darren Andrea
8 months ago (Offline Donation)
1
1

Thanks Darren. It's much appreciated.

$100
Jim Morrison
9 months ago
1
1
RM
$50
Ray McInnis
9 months ago
1
1

Good luck Ken with the movie.

DS
$50
Dr. StrangeJob
9 months ago
1
1
DM
$20
Darren MacQueen
9 months ago
1
1
Colin Barrie
8 months ago
2
2

Working on Amygdala has been an absoloute pleasure so far. The other cast and crew are awesome to work with and very friendly. Im truley inspired by this project and cant wait to see a massive colaberation of group effort turn into something that will no doubt make an awesome finished product.... Thanks again to the others working with me. And Kenn. For having that mad scientist brain!

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Derrick Roberts
8 months ago
1
1

I am having such a great time being part of this project. I got to meet a bunch of great people that I instantly became friends with. I can't wait to see the finished project. It's going to be amazing!!!

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Angela Smith
8 months ago
1
1

To be working on this film has been the most great experience ever. The cast and crew have been amazing and Kenn has been awesome to work for. To everyone that has been donating to Amygdala, a big thank you.

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Darren Andrea
8 months ago
1
1

Working with Kenn Crawford has been an uplifting and creative experience . Thank you for donating to a project that is inspiring for me and I'm sure for everyone involved who has experience or is learning the craft of film making . The dedicated Crew and Actors have been generous with their time and we know we will deliver a fantastic product thanks to the many generous folks like you who help make AMYGDALA happen . Thank You !

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Stephen McGean
8 months ago
1
1

Working on this film has been one of the most entertaining and enjoyable things Iv ever had the pleasure of taking part in. Kenn has been amazing to work for, my fellow cast and crew have been great and easy to get along with. Everyone works as one big team and everyone is passionate about making this film a success. I myself am confident that amygdala will be as fun to watch as it was to create. I can't wait to see how it turns out and I'm sure everyone's hard work and determination will pay off!

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Chad Bryden
8 months ago
1
1

I am thrilled to be part of this project. Don't let the 'local' aspect misguide you. I've done the Hollywood thing and been directed by an Oscar nominee director and this is on par with a major production. Imagine this taking off (and it very well could and should) and you being listed as an executive producer! Yeah I'm totally plugging right now but I wouldn't if I wasn't on set to see for myself how good this is going to be!

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