This is it. We're making a movie! Now the only question is: how big can we make it? We need your help!
Please allow me the pleasure of introducing myself, my name is Alphonso Irving also known as Maxamillion , author of the best selling urban novel SCRILLA "THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL."
I'm reaching out near and far from my hood to your hood world wide in hopes that YOU, will support me with the making of my feature film SCRILLA "THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL."
Hollyhood Publishers is an independent Black own publishing house. C.E.O. Alphonso Irving infamously known as Maxamillion states, “I launched the publishing company with only one vision in my mind— which is to make my impression felt in the publishing industry. I’m in it, to win it. Some authors want 100,000 followers. I want a $100,000 in a duffle bag. Books are an integral part of my business and I intend to sell plenty of books. More importantly, I plan on keeping the lion’s share of the profits unlike most street lit authors who are getting exploited by Amazon. Personally, I don’t subscribe to that starving author mentality. Publishing is a billion dollar business and I intend to get my slice of the pie. I’m not in business to make friends. I’m in business to make money that will enable me to both inspire and more importantly provide jobs and empower people in my community with opportunities that aren't readily available. ”
In 2013 Hollyhood Publisher’s released its debut novel titled, Hood Rich “In God We Trust” to rave reviews. The publishing company’s novels are a catalyst to familiarize our reading audience with true to life urban stories rooted in the black experience. Our company’s main objective is to deliver reader’s five star stories that will enable us to take our profits from book sales and expand our novels into independent urban movies produce by our production company Jack Out the Box.
Today we are proud to announce that our first movie Scrilla “The Root of All Evil” a cautionary urban story based on our sophomore novel release is now in preproduction. In addition, to novels and movies we have also ventured into urban fashion with Amaru Apparel. Our Motto is, “The World Is Ours.
With our sights set on establishing a true independent Black own media empire, our vision is to launch more corporate ventures and turn the Hollyhood brand into a lifestyle for millions. “I’m out here ten toes down in the streets, mom and pop hood restaurants, barbershops, beauty salons, car washes, trap spots. City to city and state to state pushin’ these books, like I use to move weight,” declared Maxamillion. Fans and supporters can look forward to great works from Hollyhood Publishers and Jack Out The Box Productions in 2019.
Furthermore, it brings me great pleasure to share with my supporters that I've already invested a considerable amount of my own money into laying the foundation for the movie. The short film or proof of concept have already been shot and entered into into several 2019 film festivals.
Nevertheless, to shoot the entire feature film will cost me an estimated $50,000 to $75,000 which entails :
THE 3 WEEK SHOOT:
The 3-week shoot will allow the cast and crew with a adequate amount of time to provide a more expansive story with 10 -15 locations. (BENEFIT: Better Storytelling)SCHEDULE:
The 3-week shoot allows a Shooting Schedule of 10 -12 pages per day. (BENEFIT: Better Coverage)ACTING PERFORMANCE:
The 3-week shoot you can permit Two and sometimes Three Takes (BENEFIT: Better Acting)LIGHTING:
The 3-week Shoot allows 12-15 minutes to reset Lighting between takes (BENEFIT: Better Visual Look)CREW & SHOOT
The 3-week Shoot is a 8-12 Hour/workday. (BENEFIT: Happier & More Productive Crew)DIRECTING:
The 3-week shoot allows the director to capture 50% Master shots, with 40% Mediums & 10% Close-ups (BENEFIT: Better Coverage)EDITING:
The 3-week shoot allows an Editor 6-weeks for 6 cuts plus an Assistant Editor (BENEFIT: Better Edit)POST-PRODUCTION:
The 3-Week Shoot doubles the Post Time (BENEFIT: Better Final Picture)
Ultimately, the biggest benefits that the 3-week shoot provides (A)
better work hours, (B)
More Takes, (C)
Better Acting Performances, (D)
Better Lighting, (E)
more Expansive Story and More Time during the post-production process for Edit, ADR, Foley, Music & Mix… End Product Benefit… “A much better movie”.HOW DO I INTEND TO SPEND $50,000 -$80,000 FOR A MINI BUDGET FILM
$0,000 (SCRIPT): The script was written by yours truly himself. As a result I've save an estimated $5,000 by not having to hire a screenplay writer.
$1,000-$2,000 (CASTING): Hiring a Casting Director. Working with Breakdown services & Cast Now for a 5-day casting process
$5,000 -$10,000 (ACTORS): Paying Actors $200/Day for leads and $150 for Bit Parts and $50/day for Extras
$3,000 - $5,000 (PRE-PRODUCTION): 3-weeks Scouting, Rehearsing, Crewing & Planning
$15,000-$18,000 (CREW): 12-15 Person Crew: Paying $1,000/week for Keys (DP, PM & PD) & $300/week for Secondary
$7,000 - $10,000(EQUIPMENT/VENDORS): Cameras, Grip, Lights, Dolly for 2-weeks
$3,000 -$5.000 (LOCATIONS): Paying $100-$200/Day or $1,000/Week to rent practical locations
$3,000-$5,000 (FOOD): Feeding 15-20 people at $200-$300/day
$2,000-$3,000 (EXPENDABLES/MISCELLANEOUS): Filters, Gels, Batteries, Gas, Gratuities, Thank Yous
$2,000-$3,000 (PICKUPS/RE-SHOOTS): You always have to go back for a day or two and re-shoot. Budget for it.
$8,000-$11,000 (POST-PRODUCTION): Lab Work, Editors, Audio Post, ADR, Foley, Music, etc.
$3,000-$5,000 (PUBLICITY/FESTIVALS): No private screenings. Premiere at a Tier 1 Global Film Festival.
$3,000-???? (MURPHYS LAW): There is always going to be problems that $100 big face hundreds are needed to handle.
With that said, I've put in the ground work and laid a solid foundation , I was taught that BEGGING AIN'T NO HUSTLE and a "EVEN SWAP IS NO SWINDLE." So, you can also go over to amazon and also show support by purchasing my novels titled Hood Rich "In God We Trust" and Scrilla "The Root Of All Evil."
HIT LINK BELOW TO PURCHASE PAPERBACKS AND AMAZON EBOOKSwww.hollyhoodpublishers.com https://www.amazon.com/SCRILLA-Maxamillion-ebook/dp/B07C4B4F2Q/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1499446548&sr=1-1 https://www.amazon.com/HOOD-RICH-GOD-WE-TRUST-ebook/dp/B00D1I2KYW/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1541311643&sr=1-1&keywords=hood+rich+in+god+we+trust INCENTIVES:
$1.00 -$9.00 I'll GIVE YOU A SHOUT OUT ON MY TWITTER, INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK!
$10.00 -19.00 CUSTOMIZE I LOVE SCRILLA COFFEE MUG WITH A THANK YOU CARD
COPPER :$20.00 -39.00 YOUR CHOICE OF AN AUTOGRAPH PAPERBACK COPY OF MY NOVEL SCRILLA OR HOOD RICH.
BRONZE: $40.00 -49.00 YOU'LL GET ONE AUTOGRAPH PAPERBACK OF YOUR CHOICE AND A PROMO T-SHIRT
SILVER: $50.00 -59.00 YOU'LL GET BOTH MY AUTOGRAPH NOVELS AND A PROMO T-SHIRT
GOLD: $ 60.00 - 99.00 YOU'LL GET BOTH AUTOGRAPH NOVELS AND A PROMO SWEATSHIRT
PLATINUM: $100 YOU 'LL GET BOTH AUTOGRAPH NOVELS, PROMO SWEATSHIRT & TSHIRT
DIAMOND: $200 YOU' LL GET BOTH AUTOGRAPH NOVELS, A VARSITY JACKET AND PROMO T-SHIRT AND A SCRILLA SHORT FILM DVDHELP ME , HELP MYSELF ......TEAM WORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK!