“UNDER THE DOME” STAR MIKE VOGEL TURNS TO CROWDFUNDING FOR NEW SCI-FI FILM.
SHORT FILM “REVERSE” IS EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY WRITERS OF NEW LINE’S “THE CONJURING”. KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN DESIGNED TO PAVE WAY FOR FEATURE-LENGTH FILM.
NASHVILLE, TN., November 6, 2014 – “Under the Dome” star Mike Vogel (also known for his roles in “Poseidon” and A&E’s “Bates Motel”) has partnered with filmmaker Ryan Smith (“After”) on a new science fiction short film, titled “Reverse”. Smith is raising funds on Kickstarter for the short, with the hopes that it will pave the way for a feature-length version.
“‘Reverse’ blends two worlds,” Vogel says. “You have a sci-fi aspect of our story, which uses a time travel angle, but under that you have this very character-driven piece that wrestles with some difficult questions. I think the door is wide open to take this thing to a longer format and really get into some intricate detail.”
Vogel began acting in 2001 when he landed a recurring role on Fox’s “Grounded for Life”. Since then, his career has continued to rise with appearances in such films as “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”, “Rumor Has It”, “Poseidon”, “Cloverfield”, “She’s Out of My League” and “The Help”, and shows such as “Miami Medical”, “Pan Am” and “Bates Motel”. Vogel is currently preparing for his third season in the lead role on CBS’s “Under the Dome”.
Smith has directed several short films, music videos, and commercial spots. With his debut feature film “After”, the 31-year-old filmmaker ambitiously tackled a sci-fi thriller that seemed near impossible with limited resources, but quickly garnered accolades for its slick execution and exceptional cinematography.
Chad and Carey Hayes, the screenwriting team behind 2013’s wildly successful “The Conjuring”, have signed on as Executive Producers on the short. This pair got their first break with a spec script that landed them a three-picture deal with Twentieth Century Fox.
Also confirmed on the project is the acclaimed indie rock project Sleeping at Last. The artist will be composing and performing an original score for the film. His music frequently sets the tone on TV and film, most recently on project such as “The Fault in Our Stars”, “Twilight: Breaking Dawn”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “So You Think You Can Dance?”, among many others.
Supporters of the campaign begin with a simple $5 commitment to see the film, followed by an assortment of offerings including the soundtrack, tickets to a private screening of the film, signed scripts and Associate Producer credits. As with all Kickstarter campaigns, these rewards are contingent upon the campaign being fully funded.
For more information, visit the REVERSE page on Kickstarter:
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