View Full Version : "Amber" - A Kickstarter Promotion for an Action/Drama about Human Trafficking

08-02-2012, 11:25 AM
We could use your support in creating our feature film "Amber." Check out the trailer:


ďAmberĒ is an ACTION/DRAMA about a Man who follows a truck described in an Amber Alert. He stumbles into a Human Trafficking Ring and has to rely on strangers to help him save the kid. Itís an intense, gritty action film, but its also a film about courage; about ordinary people making extraordinary choices to do whatís right.

In the United States, a child is missing or kidnapped every 40 seconds. Thatís over 2,100 children per day. In 2011, over 800,000 children were reported missing. When a child is abducted, the first 3 hours are the most crucial in getting the child back safely. Law enforcement immediately launches a widespread search for the missing child. Amber Alerts are vital in the race to save that child.

Please help us make our Goal!

Deadline: September 2nd, 2012 at 11:59pm.

Kickstarter Link:

Check out our YouTube Channel:

Amber (Estimated )Budget Breakdown:

All numbers are estimated for a 15 day shoot schedule.

Production Equipment:

Production Insurance - 5000
Permits - 3000
RED Scarlet Production Package - 5000
Zeiss Prime Lenses Set - 3000
SteadyCam Operator (for 7 days) - 7000
Jib Arm (7 days) - 1000
Shoulder mount - 600
Varizoom Vest - 400
Lighting Package - 3000
Audio Equipment - 500
Misc. Equipment - 3000

Total = $30,500


Line Producer - 5000
DP - 3750
Asst. Cameraman - 2250
Asst. Director - 3000
Gaffer - 2250
Grip - 2250
Audio Recordist - 2250
PA - 1500

Total = $22,250

Actors - 15000
Locations - 5000
Casting - 2000
Props & Vehicles - 5000
Wardrobe, Set Dress & Makeup - 5000
Food - 5000
Music - 2000
VFX - 5000
Final Color - 2000

Total = $46,000

Estimated Total Production Cost = $99,750

I will be supplying most of the audio recording equipment as well as doing the Video Editing and Audio Foley and Mixing myself. I have an extensive background in Audio Recording and Engineering.

If I'm lucky enough to obtain more than my goal, I would use the additional funds to first rent another RED Scarlet package and necessary crew. This would allow me to get more coverage while shooting. I would also invest into better Actors and locations which would ultimately raise the films production value.

I will also be adding $10-15,000 of my own funds for misc expenses related to the full creation of this film.

Thank you for taking the time to review my project. If you have any questions or would like more information, feel free to contact me.

- Christopher Miles

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