THE AMYGDALA PROJECT
$1,110 of $5,000 goal
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..
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 Smith, Carl Jessome, Eddie 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.
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.
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.
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.)
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!
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 !
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!
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!