Walking Papers - Short Film

Hello! Thank you so much for your interest in our film!

Set in the Texas Panhandle in the 1980’s, “Walking Papers” finds Joe at his post as a security guard at a rural bank, on his last day of work before being forced into retirement. As the last hour of his employment strikes, the bank is robbed at gunpoint, and Joe must then make a decision: will he let these men get away with the bank’s money? Or will he go after them, risking his life to protect a bank that has shown him no mercy? “Walking Papers” is a gut-punch of a crime story, filled with surprises and double-crosses.

On November third (five weeks from tomorrow), we will start production on this short film. We’ve already assembled an amazing team to make this happen, and we have our own money invested in this project, but for the first time ever, we’re asking for your help to cover the costs. 

The money being raised will:

·       Fund props, wardrobe, and music and film festival fees in post-production. 

·       Help pay some of our crew members

·       Go toward obtaining lodging for those traveling to Amarillo for filming

·       Purchase food for our talent and crew, while on set

We are so appreciative of you and your support. Even if you can’t help us financially, we would love it if you’d pass the word along and help us get others invested. We’ve been able to do this for as long as we have because of our supporters, and we hope you’ll continue to support us now and in the future!

Due to recent data protection regulations, GoFundMe has removed the option to offer reward levels. However, we would still like to reward our amazing followers, so go to our first update to see those rewards for your contributions!

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REWARD LEVELS: (To claim these rewards, please e-mail us at [email redacted] with your information)

Iron Level - $10
Your name will be included in the credits

Bronze Level - $25
-Iron Level included
-Access to see our newest short film "Them", currently entered into several film festivals.

Silver Level - $50
-Bronze Level included
-Lumos Pictures T-Shirt

Gold Level - $100
-Silver Level included
-Signed copy of the script

Platinum Level - $250
-Gold Level included
-Co-Producer credit
-DVD of "Walking Papers" with behind the scenes footage

Diamond Level - $500
-Gold Level included
-Executive Producer credit
-DVD of all projects by Lumos Pictures, including "Walking Papers"
-Have a character named after you in a future film by Lumos Pictures


Steve Mokate - Joe 

Judith Anderson - Debbi
Actor's Access 

Thomas Scott - Jesse

Tom Partain - Bob

David Collins - William


Micheal Willbanks - Writer/ Director/ Producer

Stephanie Willbanks - Producer/ Make-up/ Wardrobe

Nicholas Herron - Director of Photography

Jonathan Baker - Associate Producer

Bella Barnett - Art Department/Set Design
  • Tim Meverden  
    • $20 
    • 34 mos
  • Jack Hildebrand 
    • $100 
    • 36 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
  • Sarah Adam 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
  • Chance Houston  
    • $200 
    • 36 mos
See all


Micheal Willbanks 
Canyon, TX
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