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Just two filmmakers with crazy passions and crazy dreams trying to make a short film.

What We’re Doing Simply put, we have raised primary funding for our film and are now looking for completion funding so we can drive the project through post production. KILL ME is an independent short film with intent on becoming a feature and continuing the fine tradition of entertaining audiences with non-traditional and unique storylines. Producer Vinay Chand and award-winning writer/director Damon Silvester have put together KILL ME, a short film about an elderly woman who only wants to be reunited with the man she loves. The problem is that he's dead and she has more life in her than she knows what to do with. Because of her religious beliefs, she is against suicide, so she has to come up with a cunning way of getting someone to kill her. You can get the full synopsis / plot and details of the film at www.killmefilm.blogspot.com 

Why We’re Doing It Everybody has a dream. Vinay and Damon have been working hard on television and movie projects to meet people and learn about the industry. But, in the end, directing and producing are our career paths. More importantly, telling a good story visually is our passion. We are both Americans born to immigrant families and possess a desire to see diversity in quality films. U.S.A. is just too varied a country to be telling the same stories with the same people in them. We would like to change that. Will you join us? 

 FAQs Can I Donate Goods and Services rather than money? DEFINITELY! Splendid idea! If you are acquainted with or have worked with Vinay or Damon or you have no idea who we are and simply like our names, and are in a position to provide any goods or services (cameras, equipment, food, locations, yourself, etc.), we would be more than happy to take you up on the offer. We are putting this together from scratch and any and all help is welcomed. If you are willing to do this, please email us at killmefilm@gmail.com.

Can I Gift A Reward? 


Of Course! If you would like to donate to the film but give the reward to someone as a gift, go through all the normal process of making a donation in your name. For billing purposes, this action must be in your name. After our deadline, we will send a message to you on Kickstarter. (It will be forwarded to the email address you provided) We will request things like your phone number and address from you at that time. Please reply with all the person’s information that is to receive the reward. We will make sure they are the person who receives the reward.

Now that the film is funded, when will it release? 


Still to be determined. Filming is slated for the the beginning of March 2011 (funding pending) and post-production will begin soon after filming is complete. The plan is to have the movie in festivals by the fall of 2011. Rest assured all of us involved will make sure YOU know when and where it’s due to release.

Can I increase my pledge once it’s been made? 


YES! Once you donate to our campaign, you may want to change your incentive reward to a different one, or increase your pledge amount. To do so, go to Kickstarter and sign in. If you go to our campaign page, the green “Back This Project” button has been replaced with a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click it and you can enter a new amount, or choose a new incentive. 


What happens if the money isn’t raised in time?

Unfortunately nothing. If our goal isn’t met before the deadline, no money changes hands and no movie is made. We want to avoid this scenario at all cost!

Can we exceed the goal? 


YES! What an amazing problem to have. Kickstarter will allow as much money as is given before the deadline. Maybe that would mean a more widespread theater release, or more unique physical copy packaging. The possibilities are endless.

How do you contact us?

Glad you asked! You can contact us directly at killmefilm@gmail.com. We check it. We will get back to you. We promise!

Is my donation tax deductible?

Unfortunately not. We are not a non-profit and donations are raw gifts. Non-tax deductible.

If I donate, when can I redeem the reward? 


All rewards, big and small, will only happen if our goal is met. If we do meet our goal, immediately after our deadline we will start to manufacture and ship all physical merchandise directly to you. It will be our priority to schedule the more personal incentives as soon as possible. You will hear from us. (More on this as we get closer to our deadline)

Who does the money go to? 


Every penny (minus the fees for Kickstarter’s involvement) will go directly to Producer Vinay Chand's movie budget - i.e. Your money goes directly to the funding of this film.

Why ask for $5,000 if the budget is $25,000?

We already have 10 grand funded for this film!  Ideally if we get to $15,000, that would help us out a great deal! Any other questions? Just ask us. We’d be stoked to answer them. killmefilm@gmail.com -- Damon Silvester and Vinay Chand

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    Our whole-hearted gratitude for supporting independent cinema and specifically, our short movie.

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    Our whole-hearted gratitude for supporting independent cinema and specifically, our short movie.

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    Along with our gratitude, you will also receive a set of stickers with stills from the movie to place on your favorite appliance or furniture or small animal to remind you of what an incredible film patron you are.

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    Along with our gratitude, you will also receive a set of stickers with stills from the movie to place on your favorite appliance or furniture or small animal to remind you of what an incredible film patron you are.

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    As a "thank you" for donating at this level or higher, we will physically thank you in the form of your name on our movie credits in the "Special Thank You" section. Congratulations, your name will be in the credits of a movie. (Of course, you will also receive all rewards pledged at lower denominations).

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    As a "thank you" for donating at this level or higher, we will physically thank you in the form of your name on our movie credits in the "Special Thank You" section. Congratulations, your name will be in the credits of a movie. (Of course, you will also receive all rewards pledged at lower denominations).

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    You'll receive a digital download of "The Race," my very first comedy short animation (exclusive - never seen before!) with your name as "Producer" in the opening credit. (Of course, you will also receive all rewards pledged at lower denominations).

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    You'll receive a digital download of "The Race," my very first comedy short animation (exclusive - never seen before!) with your name as "Producer" in the opening credit. (Of course, you will also receive all rewards pledged at lower denominations).

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    To show how much you care about this production, you will be able to post a limited edition KILL ME poster in your bedroom or on the front door of your worst enemy (not that a kind movie patron like yourself would have enemies). You'll also receive a digital download of Kill Me to play on your computer; phone; ps3 or whatever you can get it onto so you can carry around your name in the credits. And, of course, you will also receive all rewards pledged at lower denominations.

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    To show how much you care about this production, you will be able to post a limited edition KILL ME poster in your bedroom or on the front door of your worst enemy (not that a kind movie patron like yourself would have enemies). You'll also receive a digital download of Kill Me to play on your computer; phone; ps3 or whatever you can get it onto so you can carry around your name in the credits. And, of course, you will also receive all rewards pledged at lower denominations.

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    For donating at this level or higher, you will be rewarded with a limited edition dvd of the film, complete with behind the scenes footage and out takes. Damon and Vinay will even sign the copy. Vinay might even do a rendition of "Jai Ho" from Slumdog Millionaire. And, of course, you will also receive all rewards pledged at lower denominations

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    For donating at this level or higher, you will be rewarded with a limited edition dvd of the film, complete with behind the scenes footage and out takes. Damon and Vinay will even sign the copy. Vinay might even do a rendition of "Jai Ho" from Slumdog Millionaire. And, of course, you will also receive all rewards pledged at lower denominations

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    Congratulations! You have now been bumped up to Associate Producer in the credits of this film. In celebration of your new-found Hollywood pulling power, if you reside in the United States, you will receive a dozen, gourmet KILL ME cookies delivered to your door. For International pledges, you will receive an exclusive digital download package including original artwork, personalized Quicktime thank you, and a copy of the Director's script, complete with Director's notes and drawings. Anyone donating at this level or higher will receive a personal "thank you" telephone call from either Vinay or Damon (you specify). Yes, we will need your phone number. No, we will not bother you again. And, of course, you will also receive all rewards pledged at lower denominations.

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    Congratulations! You have now been bumped up to Associate Producer in the credits of this film. In celebration of your new-found Hollywood pulling power, if you reside in the United States, you will receive a dozen, gourmet KILL ME cookies delivered to your door. For International pledges, you will receive an exclusive digital download package including original artwork, personalized Quicktime thank you, and a copy of the Director's script, complete with Director's notes and drawings. Anyone donating at this level or higher will receive a personal "thank you" telephone call from either Vinay or Damon (you specify). Yes, we will need your phone number. No, we will not bother you again. And, of course, you will also receive all rewards pledged at lower denominations.

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    Ever wonder how to best accentuate your front door? Or add some gorgeous oxygen-producing plants to the interior of your home? Wonder no more. You will receive 1 complete container garden designed by a USC landscape architecture professor. Not only will you feel good about yourself for supporting the arts, you will look good next to your new interior or exterior container garden. Comes complete with do not KILL ME instructions. And, of course, you will also receive all rewards pledged at lower denominations.

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    Ever wonder how to best accentuate your front door? Or add some gorgeous oxygen-producing plants to the interior of your home? Wonder no more. You will receive 1 complete container garden designed by a USC landscape architecture professor. Not only will you feel good about yourself for supporting the arts, you will look good next to your new interior or exterior container garden. Comes complete with do not KILL ME instructions. And, of course, you will also receive all rewards pledged at lower denominations.

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    Congratulations on your promotion! You now hold the highest title one can possess in the movie industry: "Executive Producer". This title that you share with the likes of Steven Spielberg will come in the opening credits at the head of the movie. For your generosity, you will also get a role as a special extra in the feature production of Kill Me when the opportunity comes (transportation and accommodation not included). And, of course, you will also receive all rewards pledged at lower denominations.

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    Congratulations on your promotion! You now hold the highest title one can possess in the movie industry: "Executive Producer". This title that you share with the likes of Steven Spielberg will come in the opening credits at the head of the movie. For your generosity, you will also get a role as a special extra in the feature production of Kill Me when the opportunity comes (transportation and accommodation not included). And, of course, you will also receive all rewards pledged at lower denominations.

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    You will be invited to the filming of the movie, where you will meet the cast, watch the crew work and last, but not least, Vinay and Damon will treat you to dinner at a very special Indian restaurant (unless you don't like Indian, then it's your choice). But trust us, we know Indian. (transportation not included). And, of course, you will also receive all rewards pledged at lower denominations.

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    You will be invited to the filming of the movie, where you will meet the cast, watch the crew work and last, but not least, Vinay and Damon will treat you to dinner at a very special Indian restaurant (unless you don't like Indian, then it's your choice). But trust us, we know Indian. (transportation not included). And, of course, you will also receive all rewards pledged at lower denominations.

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