Most movies are made in big cities like Los Angeles or New York. But three local filmmakers are raising money to shoot their movie right here in Toledo and you can help.
They need to raise $100,000 to get their movie made. They're using the internet to raise the cash and Toledo to film their story.
You can watch the trailer from the movie.. "Market Correction." It was shot in an abandoned warehouse in the Uptown district.
The story is a farcical commentary on how powerful corporations kill their upstart competition.
Brady Kesling is the films director.
Tom Hofbauer is the assistant director.
Jonathan Watkins wrote the script.
Watkins tells 13abc's Bill Hormann, he's proud of the story he's put on paper, saying, "I think the characters are entertaining and engaging and people watching it will be amused and entertained."
"Market Correction"is part of a new wave in cinema.
First, it is another independent movie bypassing the stodgy studio system. Brady Kesling wants to go all-local on this one.
"We're going to have Toledo crew, Toledo cast and we're looking for people in Toledo to help us out and get it off the ground," he says.
It is the financing part that make this movie part of this new wave, as well.
Instead of begging powerful movie studios for cash, and losing control over the project, Brady is using the power of the internet and a site called Kickstarter... to get the movie made.
Kesling says, "One of the coolest rewards that we're offering is that if you pledge a certain amount of money you can actually be in our film; you can be killed by the hit men in our movie."
Many independent movies like this will find an audience on Netflix or the internet.
Tom Hofbauer believes that will inspire local artists, saying, "The more people see successful films in Toledo the more likely young filmmakers or new filmmakers are going to realize I don't have to go to LA, Chicago or New York to make any film."
Brady, Jon and Tom need to raise $100,000 in the next month; they are not close. They have only raised about $1,400.