FILMING HAS BEGUN!! Please go to our “Gallery” page for behind the scene photos from the set!
SPILT MILK ENTERTAINMENT, along with TEN WEST FILMS, is producing the short film project entitled Poker Donkey.
Short films have quickly become the most popular category at film festivals across the world. They even compete for the coveted Oscar at the Academy Awards. It’s our belief that Poker Donkey will be such a contender. This path will allow us to eventually make Poker Donkey into a full-length feature film.
Production on the film is set to begin on November 13, 2012 and continue through December 8. Writers Roger and Laura Ranney will serve as producers along with producer Britt George. Shooting will take place in Los Angeles and put us on target for the 2013 film festival season, the optimal venues to generate critical attention for new independent films.
CURTIS ARMSTRONG (Negotiations completed)
Curtis Armstrong is an American actor best known for his portrayal as “Booger” in the Revenge of the Nerds movies, as Herbert Viola on Moonlighting, and as famed record producer Ahmet Ertegün in the film Ray.
Why Support Independent Film?
Independent films are the underdogs of the film industry. They are committed, blue-collar filmmakers who have limited budgets and resources but possess an unyielding passion for their projects.
By utilizing new digital technology in photography, editing, and post-production we are able produce a short film with minimal funding.
Our goal is to raise $15,000.
Donor Highlights and Benefits
$10 or More – Personal Thank You on the film’s website + receive all project updates on our adventure via email
$50 or More – All of the above + One Digital Copy of the Picture
$100 or More — One Complimentary DVD Of Picture + Cast Photo
$250 or More – All of the above + Signed Cast Photo
$500 or More – All of the above + Poker Donkey Movie T-Shirt
$1000 or More – All of the above + Invitation To Visit Set + Poker Donkey Hat & T-Shirt
$2500 or More – All of the Above + Associate Producer Credit in the end Credits + Invitation To Visit Set + Two Tickets to Cast & Crew Screening (transpo/lodging not included)
$5000 or More – All of the above + Director and Screenwriter will fly to your city and present a special screening of the movie for your school, organization, or private function, followed by a Q & A session You provide the venue (filmmakers’ transportation and lodging is included in this reward; for Hawaii and international screenings an additional amount will apply). Screening delivery TBD.+ shooting script + Executive Producer credit + Two Tickets to Premiere (transpo/lodging not included)
$7500 or More – All of the above + MAKE YOUR SCREEN DEBUT! Be an “extra” in the movie. You and a guest (parent or guardian, if you’re under 18) can experience the set together from “Action” to “Cut” (transpo/lodging not included) + YOUR NAMES will appear in the end credits. You’re officially part of HOLLYWOOD! (We will do our VERY best to keep this scene in the film but we can’t guarantee what will happen when we edit. If for any reason the scene has to be cut, your scene is GUARANTEED to appear in deleted scenes on the DVD release, and we’ll send you your scene on DVD in advance of this.) If you prefer, receive a Executive Producer credit and simply watch from our VIP area + Shooting Script signed by the screenwriter and director + Movie Poster + Two Tickets to the Celebrity Premier (transpo/lodging not included)
$10000 or More – All of the above + YOU’RE A STAR!– you are guaranteed at least a one line speaking role in the film (transpo/lodging not included) + YOUR NAME will appear in the end credits. (We will do our VERY best to keep this scene in the film but we can’t guarantee what will happen when we edit. If for any reason the scene has to be cut, your scene is GUARANTEED to appear in deleted scenes on the DVD release, and we’ll send you your scene on DVD in advance of this.) If you prefer, receive an Executive Producer credit and simply watch the filming from our VIP area + Movie Poster and Shooting Script both singed by the Cast, Screenwriters & Director + TWO TICKETS TO THE CELEBRITY PREMIER + WRAP PARTY (transpo/lodging not included).
Funds raised for the production of the film “Poker Donkey” will be put into a separate escrow account until the entire production budget is raised. The anticipated date for completion of financing is December 31, 2012.
CHECKS can be mailed to:
Spilt Milk Entertainment – 4012 Denny Ave., Studio City, CA 91604