What did you go through to quit smoking? How did it effect you and your family?

Reasons? A Project of Feature Films

Four childhood friends find themselves dealing with the trials and tribulations of quitting smoking, each for one of three different reasons.

Quick Synopsis at a Glance:

"Reasons?" is a drama motion picture that deals with circumstances that everyday people have to face in their life. With the new stance against smoking in the last decade, "Reasons?" will help show why quitting smoking is a wise decision for the average human being.

Four childhood friends decide to try smoking after watching their parents smoking in the living room. Fast forward twenty years, the group is still friends, but now they face the challenge of quitting after years of smoking, each choosing to quit for a different reason. Now faced with the challenges of fighting their dependence on nicotine, will they each have the power to overcome what faces them, or will they let their addiction rule their life?

Estimated Production Budget for Reasons: about $1.5M
Shooting Format: Red One MX Camera or Black Magic URSA
Production Location: Miami, Florida
Production Shoot Schedule: Dependent on SAG Actors

PRODUCTION STRAGETIES
The key to any successful budgeted independent film is to minimize as many expenses as possible while maximizing on screen produc-tion value. In this business model, keeping costs under control is es-sential. Ensuring that a project is "in the can" for the right cost can help ensure a lucrative post production distribution deal. Delivering the project on time, below the budget is a must. We are determined to bring this film under our estimated budget to prove that a dra-matic film with good moral values can rival Hollywood block-busters. The items on this page discuss some of the strategies Moon-ie Productions will implement to keep to its budget.

FLORIDA FILM TAX INCENTIVES: The state of Florida offers Tax incentives to qualifying film and television productions. Accord-ing to the state's minimum requirements, any film with a budget that reaches or exceeds the minimum of $100,000 may take advantage of a 20% - 30% tax transferable credit, not to exceed $125,000, on every dollar spent in the state, whether on rentals or payroll to any Florida resident. With a budget over the required limit and our company con-tacting the department early, our project is certainly eligible to take advantage of these incentives. The only thing is is that we cannot ap-ply before 90 days prior to shooting. We also plan on utilizing the SAG incentives such as the Background Actor Incentive and the Di-versity-in-Casting Incentive.

THE TOOLS: The viability of making a profit on an independent film has greatly increased in the last 5 years but it's still a tough mar-ket. As high definition digital video has continued to increase in qual-ity, the reasons to shoot on actual celluloid have all but evaporated and so have the 40%-50% cost increases associated with it. We plan on using the Red One MX Camera or the Black URSA to shoot Rea-sons, allowing us to film the movie at the same quality as big block-buster films.

Thank you!

Marjory E. Leposky

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My call to action.

1. A Thank You Shout Out on our Social Media Pages.

Donation Amount: $25 to $99

2. A Thank You Credit in our End Movie Credits and a Thank You Shout Out on our Social Media Pages.

Donation Amount: $100 to $499

3. Signed Thank You Letter from Chatterbox Productions, Inc., a Thank You Credit in our End Movie Credits, and a Thank Shout Out on our Social Media Pages.

Donation Amount: $500 $999

4. An 8x10 Production Still, Signed Thank You Letter from Chatterbox Productions, Inc., a Signed Thank You Letter from the Fiscal Sponsor, a Thank You Credit in our End Movie Credits, and a Thank Shout Out on our Social Media Pages.

Donation Amount: $1,000 to $4,999

5. Your choice of either the Reasons? DVD or Blu-Ray, an 8x10 Production Still, a Signed Thank You Letter from Chatterbox Productions, Inc., a Signed Thank You Letter from the Fiscal Sponsor, a Thank You Credit in our End Movie Credits, and a Thank Shout Out on our Social Media Pages.

Donation Amount: $5,000 to $9,9999

6. Reasons? Film Poster signed by cast, your choice of either the Reasons? DVD or Blu-Ray, an 8x10 Production Still, Signed Thank You Letter from Chatterbox Productions, Inc., a Signed Thank You Letter from the Fiscal Sponsor, a Thank You Credit in our End Movie Credits, and a Thank Shout Out on our Social Media Pages.

Donation Amount: $10,000 to $24,999

7. The Reasons? Soundtrack , Reasons? Film Poster signed by cast, your choice of either the Reasons? DVD or Blu-Ray, an 8x10 Production Still, Signed Thank You Letter from Chatterbox Productions, Inc., a Signed Thank You Letter from the Fiscal Sponsor, a Thank You Credit in our End Movie Credits, and a Thank Shout Out on our Social Media Pages.

Donation Amount: $25,000 $99,999

8. A Signed Copy of the final Screenplay, The Reasons? Soundtrack , Reasons? Film Poster signed by cast, your choice of either the Reasons? DVD or Blu-Ray, an 8x10 Production Still, Signed Thank You Letter from Chatterbox Productions, Inc., a Signed Thank You Letter from the Fiscal Sponsor, a Thank You Credit in our End Movie Credits, and a Thank Shout Out on our Social Media Pages.

Donation Amount: $100,000 and Up




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