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Parallel America The Movie

$10,265 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 63 people in 2 months
Created September 11, 2018
An independent feature film is about to be made in the beautiful state of New Hampshire. PARALLEL AMERICA Written by Ernest Thompson, Oscar® & Golden Globe® winner for his screenplay of On Golden Pond,  Ernest will also direct and star in the film. The cast includes Gordon Clapp (Emmy® winner, NYPD Blue & Tony® Award nominee, Glengarry Glen Ross), critically acclaimed actress Lisa Bostnar, actor/singer John Davidson and theatre legend Alvin Epstein (originated the role of Lucky on Broadway in Waiting for Godot).

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PARALLEL AMERICA is the story of three college friends who started a Movement.  Half a century later, one is the mayor of Portsmouth, NH, and running for Congress, and the other two see one last opportunity to effect change in our turbulent times.  60s radicals may have failed in storming the castle walls, but what if there were someone already on the inside who could be encouraged to do the right thing?  What if unwelcome ghosts from his past appeared to make sure that happens?  And what if there were a beautiful woman, married to the candidate but with still-conflicted feelings for her college sweetheart, the mastermind behind the Movement?

What a story that would be.

If you feel sometimes as if you’re living in a PARALLEL AMERICA, this is the movie for you, an adventure for all ages—from Boomers (and their parents) to Millennials to Gen Z— and for every party and ideology, wildly funny, urgent and timely, heartbreaking, and even hopeful.

Here’s your invitation to come be part of the Movement.

What We Need & What You Get

We are funding the production of the film PARALLEL AMERICA in 2 ways:
Crowdfunding support from fans who love independent films, films with relevant & important messages and film production in New Hampshire. Their gifts of support will come with perks that are fun and memorable. This support will get the project quickly off the ground. This is where our friends on GoFundMe, that's You, come in. Additional support will come from traditional film investment with a formal prospectus for potential investors.

Why is our film campaign worthy of your GoFundMe donation?

•. A killer and timely script from an Academy® Award-winning filmmaker.
•. A stellar cast of award-winning actors.
•. The beauty of New Hampshire as a backdrop for the story. Sadly, few feature films are made in New Hampshire. We hope this film will change that forever.
•. We will submit PARALLEL AMERICA to the best film festivals around the world.
•. Ernest Thompson offers all of his independent films as On Location Training to anyone of any age or background interested in learning about the filmmaking process. So far, more than 800 people have taken him up on his invitation, many of whom have gone to careers of their own in the entertainment industry.  

... plus, REWARD PERKS for your donation:

☞ $25 - Online access to the finished film

☞ $50 - Cast-signed DVD (and online access)

☞ $100 - Cast-signed PARALLEL AMERICA poster

☞ $500 - 4 tickets to the Premiere of PARALLEL AMERICA plus VIP admission to the premiere after party.

☞$1,000 - Day on set. Your big gift puts you on the set of PARALLEL AMERICA for one day. Meet Ernest and the cast. Learn film production. Have lunch with the cast & crew. Be a walk-on in the movie! PLUS all of the above rewards.

☞$10,000 - Dinner with Gordon Clapp or Ernest Thompson and all of the above.

☞$25,000 - PRODUCER credit on the film plus all of the above.

Challenges
We need to raise our initial funding very quickly. We are going into production in the fall of 2018.

Find the appropriate level for you to help make this special film be realized.

Other Ways You Can Help
If you can't contribute, you can still be involved and help:

Please get the word out & share our campaign with friends, family, and social media. Talk it up!
☞ Use the easy GoFundMe share tools!
☞ Look for updates on our production schedule. Visit NH and see history being made!
Become part of the Movement.

All donations to support this film go to Parallel America The Movie LLC, the production company established to produce the film.

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Raised by 63 people in 2 months
Created September 11, 2018
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