Kickstarter

Welcome!

Thanks for stopping by the Rising Star the Movie Kickster page. We hope you have a few moments to learn about us and our film – an independent film shooting entirely in Hartford, CT by CT residents with the support of CT businesses and business people.

Who are we?

We are a group of CT filmmakers with the drive and creativity to make a feature film. We are trying to raise 15,000 by 10pm on September 15th for production costs. Watch our pitch video to learn more about who we are, who we are working with, and what we want to do.

What is Rising Star about?

An overworked insurance adjuster must decide between his job and his passion after he accidentally meets his online love interest.

When and Where will Rising Star shoot?

October 3rd – October 22nd.

100% of the film will be shot in Hartford, CT. We hope to shoot in Bushnell Park, the Mark Twain House, and a number of other locations.

How Does Kickstarter Work?

It is a crowdfunding website that requires a campaign to reach at least 100% of its goal or the project gets nothing.

That means we have to have $15,000 of pledges on September 15th at 10 PM or we get $0.00. You read that right – nothing.

Give Backs!

The great thing about Kickstarter is you get something for backing a project! Each level donation gets you something more. To learn about all our giveback levels and to pledge click on the “Rising Star the movie” image to the right.

Amazon.com?

If you have an Amazon.com account contributing takes less than a minute. Your credit card will not be billed unless we reach our goal of $15,000 by September 15th at 10 PM. It’s a no lose situation. You get something if we are funded and you aren’t billed if we don’t reach our goal. It’s that simple.

Thank You!

To everyone who contributed to our Kickstarter campaign to raise $15,000, thank you!

Over the course of our campaign many of our backers contributed $9 or more. A great number donated and selected the “No reward” option. With their privacy in mind we will not note them on this page but wish to extend our humble thanks.

For our backers who opted to have their name added to our thank you page, those who donated $9 have their name noted below while those who donated $14 or more were given the option to include a link to a project or website of their choice. Please take a look at our backer’s sites.

Contributors

July

Michele Simmons – Jul 30
Nathan Wrann – http://www.daltongang-productions.com/ – Jul 31
Greg Nutcher – Jul 31
David Branin & Karen Worden – http://www.filmcourage.com/ – Jul 31

August

Gary King – http://grking.com/ – Aug 1
Ken Schneck – Aug 2
Ronald – Aug 2
Sharon challenger – Aug 2
Mike Dean – Aug 2
Meagan lang – Aug 3
Emily Sharp – http://digitalemily.com/ – Aug 3
Judith Nutkis – Aug 3
Vivian J. Dennis – Aug 3
Erin Cronican – http://erincronican.com/ – Aug 4
Phil Holbrook – Aug 4
Jed Breed – Aug 5
D.R. Ceballos – Aug 5
Maria Douglas – Aug 5
Karen Yeltema – Aug 5
Chuck Hadad – Aug 5
Maria Orsini – Aug 5
Christopher Harley – Aug 5
Bill Lang – Aug 6
Jeff Cannata – Aug 6
Melissa Rath – Aug 6
Karen – Aug 8
Chuck Horner – Aug 9
Alice – Aug 9
Michael Hauck – Aug 9
Dan Russell – http://SeaTeaImprov.com/ – Aug 9
Reno Venturi on behalf of the Actors Gym – http://actorsgym.net/ – Aug 10
Michael Silvestrini – Aug 11
Bridget Stokes – http://hermanandshelly.com/ – Aug 11
Deanna Robinson – Aug 11
Jeff Hoyt – Aug 11
Tim Callahan – Aug 11
Quyen Nguyen – Aug 12
Magda – http://indiegogo.com/calicoon – Aug 12
Phil Seneker – Aug 13
Michelle – Aug 17
Greg and Linda Ploski – Aug 18
Thomas Sellitti – Aug 19
Dan Ast – Aug 20
Tim Dumont – Aug 20
Peg Rocchi – Aug 21
FilmSnobbery – Aug 22
Kristi Morrissey – Aug 23
M Wagner – Aug 25
Valerie Will – Aug 26
Lynn Johnson – Aug 27
David Chambers – Aug 28
Alan and Barbara Wann – Aug 29
Peter Glyman – Aug 29
Jack Zbuska – Aug 29
Patrick Whalen – Aug 30
Conor Timmis – Aug 31

September

Joe Breed – Sep 2,
Leah Attruia – Sep 2
Justin King – Sep 2
Alysse – Sep 3
Chris Conway – Sep 3
Dory, Gary, Becca and Adam Redman – Sep 4
Steve Lettieri – Sep 4
Shane – Sep 5
Sherry “Cosmo” Cummings – Sep 5
Marcella Cook – Sep 6
Michael J. Citak – Sep 7
Wayne Chang – http://wccasting.com/ – Sep 7
Mike Taylor – Sep 7
Brent Morris – Sep 7
Kathleen Deutsch Morrison – Sep 7
Christopher Trudeau – Sep 8
Silk City Flick Fest – Sep 8
Chris Murtha – Sep 8
Mercedes Rose – http://mercedesrose.com/ – Sep 9
Ken Campbell – Sep 9
Gravelines – Sep 9
Justin Schussler – Sep 9
Edward Bosk – Sep 10
Brian Trent – Sep 10
Arin Sime – Sep 10
T. Wolf – Sep 10
Peter Sheik – Sep 10
Alec Asten – Sep 13
Carolyn Taylor – Sep 13
Tonya Edmonds – Sep 13,
Luanne Corriente – Sep 13
Carol Spiegel – Sep 13
Danielle Konrad – Sep 14
Alexia Anastasio – http://alexiaanastasio.com/ – Sep 14
Michael Mizov – Sep 14
Philip G. Dunphy – Sep 14
Theresa Earle – Sep 14
Katie Zahara – Sep 14
Marty McPadden – Sep 14
Scott – Sep 14
Stevo and Fran – Sep 14
Kara Parlin – Sep 14
Kelsey Blakely – Sep 14
Sarah Trobaugh – Sep 14
Amy Mielke – Sep 14
Athina Loveland – Sep 14
Casandra – Sep 14
Amy Hollis – Sep 14
Jennifer de Vre – Sep 14
Sin-Clair – Sep 14
Barbara Gunterman – Sep 14
Stephen Roberts – Sep 14
Dave Bonan – Sep 14
Stephanie – Sep 14
Cuyle Carvin – Sep 14
Nicholas Doumlele – Sep 15
Ravi Shankar – Sep 15
J. Sibley Law – Sep 15
Yorick Brown – Sep 15