Valley filmmakers turn to Kickstarter to crowd-fund completion of anthology film
Ricky Schroder leads Academy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning cast and crew in locally-made Locker 13
Phoenix, Ariz., July 15, 2013. – Local filmmaking company Brothers’ Ink Productions, in association with multiple filmmakers and high-profile talent, have produced Locker 13, a film comprised of five stories intertwined by their ties to a mysterious locker in a modern day old west theme park. Local director/producers Adam Montierth, Donovan Montierth, and John Waldron are turning to the popular site Kickstarter to help fund post-production and release the film in theatres nationwide.
Movie buffs can help fund the completion of Locker 13 by contributing to the Kickstarter campaign while receiving various rewards, including their name listed in the film’s end credits, a copy of the screenplay, a copy of the Locker 13 graphic novel, props and costumes from the film, signed merchandise by the cast and crew, and an invite to the screening of the film, among other rewards.
About the film
Locker 13 is the story of Skip (Jason Spisak, The Vampire Diaries), a young ex-convict who takes a position as a night janitor at an old-west theme park. His supervisor Archie (Jon Gries, Napoleon Dynamite), teaches him the ropes, but more importantly attempts to convey critical philosophical messages through a series of four stories: a down and out boxer (Ricky Schroder, NYPD Blue, Silver Spoons, The Champ) is given the opportunity to become a real golden gloves killer; an assassin (Rick Hoffman, Suits, Battleship) kidnaps three people in order to find out who hired him for his latest hit; a new recruit (Bart Johnson, High School Musical) is initiated into a lodge of fez-wearing businessmen where hazing can take a malevolent turn; and a member of a suicide club (Jason Marsden, Boy Meets World, White Squall) introduces real fear into a man about to jump to his death. The four stories suddenly come into play when Skip is faced with a life-or-death decision.
Brothers’ Ink Productions was founded by Valley-based brothers Adam and Donovan Montierth, who have won more than 20 awards for their previous films and screenplays, including film festival accolades and an Emmy® for their film “Reveille”. Cinematographer Russell Carpenter (Academy Award® Winner for Titanic) leant his talents to Locker 13, drawing the interest of Golden Globe winner Ricky Schroder (The Champ), leading other notable talent to quickly sign on.
About the set
Gunsight Pass, the authentic western town built for the film just outside of Fountain Hills in the east valley, has fully functional interiors and exteriors, providing a perfect backdrop for interviews and photo shoots with the filmmakers. There are plans to turn the set into a media production backlot for use in films and photo shoots.http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/brosink/locker-13