Afterthoughts is a paranormal crime thriller feature film, based on the mind-bending book series by Louisville, Kentucky native, Lynn Tincher. The film will be shot in Louisville, and it showcases the life of a strong female protagonist. It has the potential to bring jobs and publicity to Louisville and the surrounding counties in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. We would LOVE for you to join us by helping us raise money towards shooting a proof of concept trailer and start-up costs.
Any additional funds would be greatly appreciated and will be safely set aside to be used for the actual production. All donations and support is helpful and appreciated.
In Afterthoughts, a paranormal crime thriller, Paige Aldridge is a police detective in Louisville, KY, struggling to solve the brutal murders of her family. Haunted by visions that implicate her in the murders, she discovers that the key to solving the crimes lies in her past. Afterthoughts features an empowered, intelligent, yet vulnerable female lead protagonist. The story is the first in a series, with strong potential future revenue from additional films.
Afterthoughts is based on the first book by Louisville, Kentucky Author, Lynn Tincher. There is already strong community support for Afterthoughts, including from the Kentucky Film Commission. Kentucky provides easy permitting, and currently provides a generous tax incentive which will assist with the budget. The film commission offers a 30% production credit on Kentucky-based spending as well as an additional 5% credit available using local labor.
Robert Peyton Skelton, Director, Co-Writer, Executive Producer
Peyton has been working in film for 26 years, getting his start in Wilmington, NC as a Grip and Lighting Technician. Early on, he worked on a few notable projects including; The Coen Brother's The Hudsucker Proxy, The Portrait (with Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall) and Household Saints. In 1994, he relocated to Los Angeles working on projects such as; It's My Party, Scream II, The Animal, and Princess Diaries.
After working steadily as a Lightning Technician for ten years, he worked his way up to Chief Lightning Technician (aka gaffer). Gaffing TV shows including: Grey's Anatomy, You're the Worst, and Selfie.
In 2012, Peyton refocused his energies into his work as Cinematographer. Since then he has lensed a multitude of celebrated short films, commercials and web series. Some of his award-winning work includes; Just Another Dance With My Father, Break: The Musical, and Desperate Manny. He also shot the Princess Rap Battles web series on YouTube (over 100 million views), The World of Steam, and in the last few months a round of nations spots for Careerbuilder.com.
Recently, he added writing and directing to his already prolific IMDB credits, with the recently complete short film, Surface, and the web series The Remedy.
Diane Musselman, Producer, Co-Writer, Actor
Diane Musselman is a writer, producer, and actress. Born and raised in southern Illinois, Diane moved to California in 1981. In 1994, she completed her Master's Degree at California State University, Northridge, in Speech Pathology. Throughout the years, Diane has studied acting and performed in theater productions as well as commercials, most notably in The Elephant Man and The Good Doctor.
In 2008, Diane, along with three fellow actors, created a production company called Chocolate Old Fashioned Productions. The company produced two short films HMMM and Unrequited.
In 2013, Diane moved on to create Dancing Forward Productions, where she wrote and served as Executive Producer on the award-winning short, Just Another Dance With My Father, starring Jerrika Hinton of Grey's Anatomy.
Diane has also served as an Executive Producer of the award-winning web series, Carbon Dating, as well as Co-Executive Producer on the feature film, Last Call at Murrays, both currently making the festival rounds. Diane also served as producer for the music video, Look, featuring Nina Paolicelli.
Lynn Tincher, Author, Executive Producer
Lynn Tincher was born just outside of Louisville, Kentucky in the beautiful city of La Grange. One of her fondest memories of growing up was when a short story she wrote for an English class was read in front of the students at Oldham County High School. Since then, her love for writing blossomed. She studies Theater Arts at Eastern Kentucky University in hopes of becoming a Drama/English teacher. Lynn had several articles publishing in local magazines and online, but the thought of writing a novel always stuck with her.
Inspired by Nora Roberts, JK Rowling, and Gregory Isles, Lynn wrote Afterthoughts, the first book in the mind bending series. Blackwyrm Fiction picked up Afterthoughts for publication in 2008. When she signed the contract, it landed Lynn the center page story in Leo Weekly. Since then, Lynn has released three additional books, Left in the Dark, Buried Deep, and Where There is Light. She is currently writing Junna, the fifth book in the series. The series is now being published through Kentucky Publisher, Hydra Publications.
What We Need & What You Get
We are reaching out to investors, and working towards our goal to fully fund Afterthoughts and make it the phenomenal movie it deserves to be. For this campaign, we are targeting a small portion, $14,000, for shooting a proof of concept trailer and start-up costs.
We would LOVE for you to join us on this journey to get this film made.
Other Ways You Can Help
We completely understand if you can't make a donation. There are many other ways you can help. One way is to follow, like, and share our Social Media posts! A strong social media following is helpful as we approach investors. Word-of-mouth is extremely helpful!
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For more information, visit our website at http://www.afterthoughtsfilm.com .
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