Get Involved with Marshall Allman’s Film ‘Sugar’

November 13, 2010 by  

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Make a Pledge and Receive Goodies!

Marshall Allman, who plays Sam Merlotte‘s brother Tommy Mickens on True Blood, has had several projects on the go during his hiatus from the show.  One project he is set to start filming November 29th is the movie ‘Sugar‘ co-starring Shenae Grimes (90210) and Alex Meraz (The Twilight series).  The movie, directed by Rotimi Rainwater, centers around a group of homeless kids trying to survive on the streets of Hollywood.  The cast and crew of the film have teamed up with My Friends Place, the most frequently visited drop-in resource center for youth in Southern California, to help raise awareness of the problem of homeless youth.

Rainwater spent six months in his youth living out of his car so when it came time to decide the topic of his first feature film, he knew he had the opportunity to make a difference.  He is looking forward to speaking for these disadvantaged youth who cannot speak for themselves.

How You Can Help

Funding for the film was primarily received by investors, however there is still a $50,000 budget shortfall.  The group has teamed up with kickstarter.com to help raise the additional funds for filming and to also raise funds for My Friends Place.  In order to help raise the money, they are offering several incentives for people who make donations.  Here is a breakdown of some of the goodies you can get.

Pledge $10 or more

Get a Digital Download package along with a personal thank you call from the Director, Rotimi Rainwater! Ever give your phone number to a Director? You will now!

Pledge $25 or more

Get a Limited Edition “SUGAR” movie poster which will be signed by the Director, Rotimi Rainwater and select Cast members!

Pledge $50 or more

Get a Sugar/”My Friends Place” packet! What does that include? You’ll get a specially designed T-Shirt from Sugar & “My Friend’s Place”, along with a surprise thank you gift from “My Friend’s Place”!

Pledge $100 or more

Congratulations – you’re an Associate Producer! You will receive an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit – and your name will appear alphabetically during the end title crawl of the movie, under the heading “Associate Producers”! What better way to impress your movie-loving friends and relatives than to have your name come up in lights as soon as the film is over?!

Pledge $200 or more

Have one of the five main cast members of your choice record your personal voicemail greeting! OK so they can’t come to your house to record it…but your friends will think you’re the coolest cat in town once they’ve heard it! (Comes with Associate Producer package.)

Pledge $1000 or more

Appear as an extra in the SUGAR film on location in Hollywood or Venice Beach, California! Ready for your close-up? Get an up-close and personal view of what goes on on the set..by actually being in the film! (Comes with Associate Producer package – Transportation not included.)

Pledge $2500 or more

Come to the set and have lunch with the film makers – and Marshall Allman! How much fun would it be to have lunch with the people making the film… as well as one of the lead actors?! Come and find out! (Comes with Associate Producer package – Transportation not included.)

There are several other reward levels these are just a few of them.  The deadline to contribute is January 9, 2011 so click here to make your donation today!

Visit the Sugar Blog to get updates from the set, see production photos and find out all the latest news about the film.

Submission thanks to: SugarFilms

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Source: Kickstarter.com – Let’s Make Sugar

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