Saturday, October 7, 2017

But I Digress... Crystallized Nostalgia

By Cat

The Dark Crystal (1982) is one of my earliest movie memories. It was both terrifying and awe-inspiring; and I credit it as one of the heavy influences of my life-long love of the fantasy genre, things darkly beautiful, and even odd fuzzy creatures. Needless to say, the original movie is very near and dear to my heart – and highly placed in my list of top favorite movies of all time. 

I don’t claim to be a ‘superfan,’ however. I haven’t scooped up every bit of memorabilia or even kept up with the sequel published in graphic novel format, etc. My knowledge of the story ends with the closing credits crawling along the screen following the 1982 classic. That being said, I have been both vastly relieved that Hollywood’s reboot bug hadn’t claimed this property thus far; and also highly curious as to what something of that nature might look like, given today’s technology. 

Following The Jim Henson Company’s announcements that began back in May, I seem to be getting my cake and eating it, too. Not only is Henson revisiting The Dark Crystal property with a prequel series for Netflix, they’re promising to stay true to the heart of the original tale by relying heavily on practical effects while taking modern movie magic to elevate it rather than entirely attempt to recreate the original lightning in a bottle. 

The new series is titled The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, and is slated for an initial 10 episode run as a Netflix Original. There is no current release date at this time, though the company’s press release indicated that they would begin filming ‘this fall.’ 

Skeksis surrounding the Dark Crystal. (c) The Jim Henson Company
Fans of the original shouldn’t worry about this series tinkering with the existing cannon lore or aesthetics, however. The May 18th, 2017 press release announcing this new venture was clear that this story will be taking place decades before the events of the 1982 movie. As Henson is working with the original concept designers, the Froud family, the goal is to remain thematically consistent.

“[Director] Louis Leterrier is passionate about the world of The Dark Crystal and has an incredible creative vision for the series. He brings this passion to every facet of the production as he leads the talented team of artists and writers that are bringing this entire universe to life... Netflix has a deep respect for my father's original work and the many people it inspired. They are the perfect partners to create this next epic chapter in The Dark Crystal story for new fans and the loyal fans who have waited so long for more adventures from this world." -Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company.

May and September of 2017 were very busy in the world of Henson. Not only did they release the news of the upcoming series on the 18th of May, but also announced pairing with McFarlane Toys to release action figures for several of their classic properties, including The Dark Crystal

The very next day, Henson released the news that they’d entered into licensing agreements with BOOM! Studios for a 5-year publishing deal for new graphic novels for at least 4 classic brands, including The Dark Crystal. It’s unclear at this time what the story content of the new publications will be, but things are certainly heating up around the land of Thra. 

(C) 2017 The Jim Henson Company, you can find the book on amazon here.

But wait, there’s more! September brought the unveiling of a new book for fans of the original, partially in celebration of the movie’s 35th anniversary. The Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History includes much behind the scenes information from the beloved movie, and should be quite the treat. That’s not what I’m most excited about from September’s news, however. 

September 2nd, 2017, Henson announced a contest centered on the new Netflix series. Everyone is invited to create and submit their own creature for the Dark Crystal universe, and the winner will get a small monetary prize as well as a chance for their creation to be brought to life by Jim Henson's Creature Shop and a potential cameo in the new series. The deadline for the contest is November 22, 2017 so fire up your creative juices if you’re interested.

Click here for contest details. Image (c) Jim Henson Company

I’m really excited about all of this news; though, I am likely the most excited about the new series. I can’t wait to see what they bring to the screen and a chance to revisit the both horrifying and enchanting land of Thra as the rebellion against the Skeksis begins. 

Here’s what we know so far about the new Netflix production:

Production Companies: The Jim Henson Company, Netflix
Executive Producers: Lisa Henson, Louis Leterrier, Jeffrey Addiss, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Blanca Lista, Will Matthews, Halle Stanford
Director: Louis Leterrier
Writers: Jeffrey Addiss, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Will Matthews
Special Effects: Brian Froud, Jim Henson's Creature Shop
IMDb blurb: "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance" returns to the world of Thra, where three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis' power and set out to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.

But I Digress... is a weekly column for that can't be pinned down to just one thing. It's our celebration of tangents, random references, and general fan geekdom that both intertwines with, revolves around, and diverges from our movie-review core. In homage to the beloved Brit comedians, we want to bring you something completely different!

Friday, October 6, 2017

The Flowers of War (2011) - FFF - Through the Eyes of Cat

By Cat


Number Rolled: 148
Movie Name/Year: The Flowers of War (2011)
Tagline:  In extraordinary times, ordinary people become heroes.
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Length: 146 minutes
Rating: R
Production Companies: Beijing New Picture Film Co., Edko Films, New Picture Company
Producers: Chaoying Deng, William Kong, David Linde, Leo Shi Young, Weiping Zhang
Director: Yimou Zhang
Writers: Heng Liu, Geling Yan
Actors: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Huang Tianyuan, Zhang Xinyi, Xiting Han, Doudou Zhang, Dawei Tong, Atsuro Watabe
Stunt Doubles: Fatih Ugurlu 

Blurb from Netflix: A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

I had to watch something completely different after watching this movie in order to put myself back together again. Frankly, I’m surprised it didn’t win more awards – but then, there were some heavy hitters at the box office in 2011. I’m not sure what else was going on in China at the time, but the film did apparently crack the top 10 highest grossing Chinese movies of all time.

Set during the time of conflicts leading up to World War II, as Japan invaded China, this movie doesn’t pull any punches in regards to the brutality and destruction of war. You’ll find no candy-coating here. There were bodies everywhere, and people dropping like flies. 

If you have trouble watching graphic things of that nature, or are easily triggered by violence against women, this movie is not for you. 

That being said, none of the graphic content was unwarranted. You won’t find fountains of blood here. The scenes were tasteful and overall the movie was visually stunning, through both the ravaged city of Nanjing and the stark contrast of rich colors in the scenes centered on the church. 

I was buying what this film was selling. While the movie was based on a novel, it did give me pause to wonder if this was someone’s real memoir. The author wasn’t old enough to have lived through the film’s scenario. It feels entirely plausible that it could have happened to a relative of hers; however, that’s purely speculation on my part. 

The cast was absolutely enchanting – especially the actress that played Yu Mo, Ni Ni (Back in Time, Enter the Warriors Gate, Suddenly Seventeen). This was her movie debut, and I think she nailed it. She embodied such elegance and sultry essence.

I was rather surprised to see Christian Bale (3:10 to Yuma, Out of the Furnace, The Big Short), but he quickly erased any doubts I might have had. 

This was one hell of an emotional roller-coaster. I’m glad I was along for the ride. Against the horrific backdrop, the beauty of hope shines more brightly. I was left wanting more of the story, and yet satisfied with the ending all the same.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this film. Don't forget to have some tissues handy, just in case.

Speech Available: Mandarin
Subtitles Available: English, Spanish

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 42%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 73%
Metascore – 46/100
Metacritic User Score – 7.1/10
IMDB Score – 7.6/10

Trust the Dice: Cat’s Rating – 4/5

Movie Trailer: 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Survivor (2015)

Number Rolled: 13
Movie Name/Year: Survivor (2015)
Tagline: Framed. Abandoned. Hunted.
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Length: 96 minutes
Rating: PG-13
Production Companies: Millennium Films, Winkler Films, Survivor Productions
Producer: Jason Bloom, Boaz Davidson, Ged Dickersin, Mark Gill, Avi Lerner, Alexander O'Neal, Matthew O'Toole, Lonnie Ramati, Trevor Short, John Thompson, Les Weldon, Charles Winkler, Irwin Winkler
Director: James McTeigue
Writer: Philip Shelby
Actors: Paddy Wallace, Parker Sawyers, Sean Teale, Rege-Jean Page, Jing Lusi, Antonia Thomas, Milla Jovovich, Dylan McDermott, Frances de la Tour, Robert Forster, Roger Rees, Benno Furmann, Alissa Atanassova, Pierce Brosnan, Genevieve O’Reilly, Malcolm Sinclair, Alex Beckett, James D’Arcy, Angela Bassett, Sonya Cassidy, Steven Robertson, Corey Johnson
Stunt Doubles: David R. Grant, Radoslav Ignatov, Danko Jordanov, Radka Petkova, Jan Petrina, Reni Sirmina, Annabel Elizabeth Wood, Marina Yordanova

Blurb from Netflix: Framed after a terrorist bombing, a U.S. embassy employee is on the run in London, while trying to stop another pending attack.

Selina’s Point of View:
I like a good action film, and I’m a big of Milla Jovovich (Faces in the Crowd, Bringing Up Bobby, Resident Evil), but I had some logistical problems with this film.

Normally, I can suspend disbelief through a lot. Give me a creature feature and I can even forget science exists for a couple of hours. That’s fine, to me. This film, however, takes its thrill factor from its roots in reality. Therefore, I expect reality to be a factor.

For instance, a world-class assassin should have impeccable aim. Also, law enforcement wouldn’t follow the best friend of a fugitive up until the two meet and then forget she exists. There were a lot of small issues like that – and when you put them all together, they don’t seem so small.

The ending also seemed rushed and completely out of the realm of possibility. I can’t say much without spoilers, however. Just know there were a lot of loose ends and an unrealistic take on the actuality of the setting.

For all that, it wasn’t a terrible movie. It was mediocre, though. I wouldn’t complain if friends wanted to watch, but I wouldn’t turn it on myself.

I just found it a bit unrealistic and boring.

Cat’s Point of View:
I was excited when the dice gave us this movie. I mean, seriously - Pierce Brosnan (Seraphim Falls, Remember Me, Urge) and Milla Jovovich (Ultraviolet, The Fourth Kind, Cymbeline) in an action movie? Sold. Jovovich and Brosnan weren’t even the only ‘heavy hitters’ amongst the cast, either.

Sometimes, regardless of how great the recipe looks on paper, when you put it all together it just doesn’t work. I wanted so much to love this film. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t hate it. I just didn’t feel enough of the thrills in ‘thriller’ and it felt like I’d seen it before. I know I haven’t, but that tells me that there just wasn’t anything unexpected about the plot.

It was surprising, to say the least. There was just something missing for me to make it stand out and grab my attention. This was entirely not what I expected from a movie directed by James McTeigue (V For Vendetta, The Raven, Sense8). He helmed one of my favorite guilty pleasure action films, Ninja Assassin (2009), I wanted more from him.

It bears repeating that the movie wasn’t bad, per se. I found it fairly entertaining. I just didn’t connect with it on the level I would have liked. I’d likely recommend other action films ahead of this one.

Speech Available: English
Subtitles Available: English

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 9%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 32%
Metascore - 28/100
Metacritic User Score – 3.8/10
IMDB Score – 5.6/10

Trust the Dice: Selina’s Rating2/5
Trust the Dice: Cat’s Rating3/5

Movie Trailer:

Monday, October 2, 2017

Okja (2017)

Number Rolled: 54
Movie Name/Year: Okja (2017)
Tagline: None
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Length: 121 minutes
Rating: TV-MA
Production Companies: Kate Street Picture Company, Lewis Pictures, Plan B Entertainment
Producer: Joon-ho Bong, Luca Borghese, Dooho Choi, Collin Creighton, Sarah Esberg, Pauline Fischer, Dede Gardner, Lewis Taewan Kim, Woosang Kim, Jeremy Kleiner, Sandro Kopp, Christina Oh, Brad Pitt, Ted Sarandos, Woo-sik Seo, Tilda Swinton, Stan Wlodkowski
Director: Joon-ho Bong
Writer: Joon-ho Bong, Jon Ronson
Actors: Tilda Swinton, Giancarlo Esposito, Jake Gyllenhaal, Seo-Hyun Ahn, Jeong-eun Lee, Hee-Bong Byun, Jaein Kim, Je-mun Yun, Shirley Henderson, Woo-sik Choi, Steven Yeun, Paul Dano, Daniel Henshall, Lily Collins, Jihoon Park, Devon Bostick,
Stunt Doubles: Mei Han, Drew Reade, Rorelee Tio

Blurb from Netflix: A gentle giant and the girl who raised her are caught in the crossfire between animal activism, corporate greed and scientific ethics.

Selina’s Point of View:
So, the first thing I noticed is that Okja is not a kid’s film. June of this year was one of Cat’s months for the Top 20 article, so she did the research. I missed the TV-MA rating. Naturally, I thought I was settling in for a very Pete’s Dragon (2016) kind of film.

That was not what I got. Not at all.

What I did get was a very long, preachy film about vegetarianism.

Now, I don’t have any problem with vegetarians. That’s a personal choice and people are free to do whatever they want in that capacity. I begin to have problems with it when the choice is forced upon others.

This film felt like that was what it was trying to do. Force a perspective. It doesn’t even accomplish that well. It winds up making both sides of the argument look ridiculous and immoral.

Although the start of the film was decent, by the end I wasn’t even enjoying it anymore. I felt like someone was basically screaming in my face about the fact that I had a hamburger yesterday. They even drew a visual parallel between a slaughterhouse and concentration camps. I mean, the scene was something that could have been straight out of Escape from Sobibor (1987).

I don’t like being preached to. A film like this needs to offer debate, not a sermon. Someone is much more likely to change my mind about something with a logical and calm discussion, than a ridiculous display.

Okja was not for me.

Cat’s Point of View:
I’ve been fascinated with this movie since Netflix first started dropping teasers. Okja came in at #19 on my Top 20 Movies to Look Out For in June of 2017 – it was awarded low placement only due to the abundance of movies I was interested in that month. While I was already intrigued by the premise and the trailers, there were still so many question marks.

Now that I’ve seen it, I still think that Okja is ‘the cutest floppy-eared hippo-thing ever’ – though, I was surprised to learn that the title creature’s face was supposed to be modeled after a manatee. Go figure.

At first blush, I’d taken this movie for a family film; considering the child-animal relationship. Charlotte’s Web (1973) had a similar situation of a girl raising an animal she didn’t want to see killed for food, after all. Somehow I missed the TV-MA rating, because this definitely wasn’t for child consumption. There was some pretty heavy usage of the f-bomb; but aside from that, there were some fairly graphic scenarios involving the processing plant for the ‘super pigs.’

The underlying socio-political message in this film wasn’t subtle at all. It paints a giant bullseye on genetically modified food sources and the corporations behind them.

Let’s talk cast. Jake Gyllenhaal’s (Zodiac, End of Watch, Nocturnal Animals) character was absolutely nutters. He’s so gifted in altering himself to meld to his roles, it’s a bit freaky. I also really enjoyed the young lady who played Okja’s farm-girl, Mija. I’m curious to know how much of the action for Seo-Hyun Ahn’s (The Housemaid, Dream High, Monster) character she was able to do herself.

All told, this is a creature-feature with real heart, and I really enjoyed it. (I even managed not to cry!)

Speech Available: English, Italian, Spanish, French, German
Subtitles Available: English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Spanish

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 85%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 83%
Metascore – 76/100
Metacritic User Score – 7.4/10
IMDB Score – 7.4/10

Trust the Dice: Selina’s Rating1.5/5
Trust the Dice: Cat’s Rating3.5/5

P.S.  There’s a scene after the credits.

Movie Trailer:

Sunday, October 1, 2017

This Week in Crowdfunding (10/1/2017)

By: Selina

Through “This Week in Crowdfunding,” you’ll find five of the best projects Trust the Dice found hosted on crowdfunding sights this week. These are Films/Web Series’/Shows of varying lengths and genres that we believe in. If you like any of the projects you see here, donate to them, tell your friends, and/or post it on social media.

These projects don’t just need money, they need people to care and spread the word that they exist.

Support creativity. Support indie artists.

Remember that every actor, director, writer, and movie you have ever fallen in love with had to start somewhere.

Trust the Dice does not, and will not, accept payment from project creators for
appearance on this list. Projects are chosen solely on the merit of the idea,
proposal, and people involved.

You may be wondering where “This Week in Crowdfunding” has been. There were reports that one of the films we endorsed might have been done by someone known for scamming donors. We wanted to ensure we didn’t mislead anyone before continuing on, and it required a significant amount of research. Our research showed that the person who contacted us was an angry ex-employee of the director. For that reason, we will not be naming the film because the allegations were false.

We have put new research measures in place to ensure this doesn’t happen again.

5 – My So-Called Selfish life

Crowdsource Platform: Kickstarter
Director: Therese Shechter
Writer: Therese Schechter
Other Staff: Iris Ng, Marin Sander-Holzman, Gillian Kleiman, Giovanna Ferri, Michelle Milner, Becky Jewell, Adrien Lesser, Jordan Pines, Sara Schmidt, Molly Peacock, Shanthony Exum, Chanel Dubofsky
Amount Requested: $42,000
Current Standing (as of Saturday night): $13,323 raised by 174 backers.
Type of Goal: All or Nothing

Although I have decided to have a child with my husband, I think it’s important to understand that not everyone feels the same way.

The decision to have a child is a very personal and important decision that people have to make in their lifetime. Saying it’s selfish to not have a child is ridiculous.

Some people decide to have kids. They feel ready and happy for the chance to raise a child. Some people decide to go a different direction. Nothing is wrong with either of them.

In documentaries like this, it’s difficult to strike a balance. The creators need to express their ideas for their lifestyle without managing to put down the people of the opposing lifestyle. From what is shown in the trailer and through the rest of the information available, Therese Schechter (How to Lose Your Virginity, #slutwalknyc, I Was a Teenage Feminist) manages to do just that.

I believe this project is important. The first step to tolerance of other lifestyles is learning that they exist. Hearing the stories of people dealing with the stigma of this particular decision could help change the way people act toward them.

Lowest Fund Reward: $10 – Cool Aunt or Uncle – We than you (or your niece or nephew) on the website and with social media love.
Highest Fund Reward: $10,000 – NO REGRETS!! – Take the money you would have spent on diapers, piano lessons, bail, and college and put it towards a better cause: Our Film! We’ll give you 4 signed DVDs, Golden Girls 4-Ring Set, The Biological Clock, 4 Premiere + Party tickets – and even Therese’s Deviled Egg Recipe. Plus, all the thank yous online and Very Special Shout-Out in the film’s credits. NOTE: DVD/download will be sent separately when the film is finished. Doesn’t include travel or accommodations.

4 – Mumatar

Crowdsource Platform: Indiegogo
Director: Destiny Ekaragha
Writer: Louise Ann Munro, Sherill Turner
Other Staff: Jane Frisby, Cecilia Noble, Matthew Kelly
Amount Requested: $13,398
Current Standing (as of Saturday night): $2,985 raised by 17 backers.
Type of Goal: Flexible

Superheroes going after bullies? Hell yeah, sign me up.

The plot for Mumatar is actually really interesting. It reminds me a bit about the film Super (2010) or American Hero (2015). However, I believe Mumatar is going to be less violent and less mental.

Judging just by the trailer and Indiegogo page, it looks like this short film is going to have that ‘home-made hero finds themselves’ kind of feel. Origin-ish. There’s a good cinematic climate right now for films like this.

The moodboard for Mumatar has an impressive amount of awesome on it, also. If the characters noted are where the creators drew inspiration from, the film is going to be great.

Lowest Fund Reward: $13.40 – The Journey Begins – We will celebrate your heroics with a written shout out on Facebook and Twitter and your name will forever be visible on the Heroes list at
Highest Fund Reward: $1,340 – Superstar Super Squad – See your name in the opening credits of Mumatar and be credited as Associate Producer on IMDb, plus everything in The Journey Begins to Superhuman packages.

3 – Jeong

Crowdsource Platform: Indiegogo
Director: Michelle C. McGhan
Writer: Michelle C. McGhan
Other Staff: Richard Song, Stevie Stern, Gianna Aquilina, Owen Rodriguez, Sophie Mannaerts
Amount Requested: $5,000
Current Standing (as of Saturday night): $2,949 raised by 25 backers.
Type of Goal: Flexible

Human trafficking has had a lot of entertainment-based light shined upon it lately. I think that’s a great thing. We all only get one life, and there are people out there forced to live theirs in slavery – something that this world should be long passed. It never should have existed to begin with.

Jeong is not a documentary. Although some documentaries on this important topic are necessary, it’s a great idea to have fiction tell the tale as well. Documentaries simply don’t speak to everyone. Personally, I much prefer a fictional tale – even if it’s based on truth.

This goes into my belief that entertainment in incredibly important where social matters are concerned. Not only do films spread the word about issues many might not realize exist, but they tell the tale in a way that tugs violently at the audience’s heartstrings. That’s the quickest way to really get people to care – affect them personally.

Now, this is a university film, but I don’t think that should matter when you consider whether or not to donate.

Lowest Fund Reward: $5 – Runaway – Thank you so much for donating for our film! We are so grateful for everything. 5 dollars may not seem like a lot, but every dollar makes us closer to reaching our goal.
Highest Fund Reward: $3,000 – JEONG – You have shown us the true meaning of JEONG! We can not thank you enough for your generosity. You are part of our family as the Executive Producer! Alongside with that and everything from Freedom, we would also like to invite you to a special Korean dinner with our director and creative producer! (Travel and lodge not included)

2 – Warm in Here

Crowdsource Platform: Indiegogo
Director: Alec Battistoni
Writer: Alec Battistoni
Other Staff: Elizabeth Dworkin, Matthew Foundoulis, Ramsee Chand, Robert E. Newman, Jacob M. Fertig, JT Corder, Fallon Horvath, Maxx Evan, Alisa Traskunov, Cutouts
Amount Requested: $5,000
Current Standing (as of Saturday night): $1,031 raised by 17 backers.
Type of Goal: Flexible

The plot for this film is so intriguing, that I seriously considered it for the number one spot in this list. In fact, I wanted to put it there. The only reason I was forced to push it back is because there’s a lack of interaction possible to find out more information. I was unable to find any mention of social media, or a movie website through Indiegogo.

Don’t let that convince you to not donate.

This is a university film, but it’s incredibly well thought out and the trailer indicates that the writer/director is passionate about his subject matter.

It’s important to support students of cinema. In this case, you have a talented young man with a great idea and a well laid-out plan. The Indiegogo page will tell you all you need to know about how the money will be spent once the movie team is in possession of it.

This film being at number two is due to a technicality. It’s worth looking into.

Lowest Fund Reward: $10 – Thank You – We appreciate any and all donations, & a little goes a long way. You will receive a personal hand written thank you from the director.
Highest Fund Reward: $1,000 – Executive Producer – Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You have made a massive difference in the realization of this project. In return, we will credit you as an Executive Producer for the film. You’ll be invited to the premiere, of course, as well as any other events surrounding the film, such as festivals and such.

– Crypto

Crowdsource Platform: Indiegogo
Director: Jon Silverberg
Writer: Jon Silverberg, Andy Hodgson
Other Staff: Richard Harmon, Philip Granger, Amanda Tapping
Amount Requested: $16,039
Current Standing (as of Saturday night): $3,388 raised by 72 backers.
Type of Goal: Flexible

These days, it’s impossible to not know who Richard Harmon (The 100, Christmas Icetastrophe, The Age of Adaline) is. By the end of 2018, by the look of his upcoming projects, he may well be on his way to becoming a household name. He’s going to be working with some great actors, such as: Emily Bett Rickards (Arrow, Brooklyn, Dakota’s Summer), Bella Thorne (Ratchet & Clank, You Get Me, The DUFF), and Dermot Mulroney (Struck by Lightning, Crisis, The Mountain Between Us).

The only thing that tells us about this film, of course, is that Harmon is going to bring a decent amount of experience to it – and he’s not the only one bringing that benefit. His co-stars, Philip Granger (Dark Harvest, Big Muddy, Rogue) and Amanda Tapping (Supernatural, Sanctuary, Stargate: Atlantis), are acting veterans as well.

On first look, the plot can seem pretty typical. Photos that reveal the future – it’s a plot that’s been done quite a few times. The twist here is that it’s a psychological thriller and the main character is a junkie photojournalist. That leads me to believe that the answer might not be supernatural at all. If that’s the case, it’s an interesting twist. Something that would be fun to watch unfold.

To show my confidence in this film, I have donated a small amount toward its success.

Lowest Fund Reward: $4.01 – Badge of Honor – Wear it PROUDLY! This starter perk is an Instagram-formatted Photo that expresses two important things: 1. You LOVE Richard Harmon, and 2. You are now a part of bringing “Crypto” to the screen! #jointheadventure

Highest Fund Reward: $2,807 – Crypto Producer Package – The Producer Package allows you to #jointheadventure in the most EPIC way possible – by becoming part of the “Crypto” team as Co-Producer of the film! Not only does this mean major bragging rights, but also an official IMDb credit on the “Crypto” film page! You’ll also receive a ticket to our private Screening Gala and MUCH more!!