The over arching goal of this project is to have a positive impact on the Loveland community and world.
by David Miller
Christi and David Eaton from Miami Township have been working for about two years on a feature film called Hope Bridge.
As you are all well aware, the Loveland area has lost several people to suicide over the past several years, The Eaton family has been directly impacted.
Eaton said, "Many of you have been either involved in our
marketing our video shoot, on our prayer team, or have just asked us about
the project somewhere along the way, thank you for that."
The Eaton's have now have partnered with a very established Christian production company called Rebel Pilgrim Productions. They have significant experience having made several films and have relationships with key distributors like Sony Affirm, BMG, NetFlix, RedBox and others. They approached the Eatons about Hope Bridge and the Eatons are both very excited to be moving forward together with these partners. "We will be filming this summer and preparing for a 2014 release, said David Eaton. "Through Rebel, we have also partnered with Asbury College down near Lexington, Kentucky. This Christian university is well known for the strength of it's film production department." This will allow Asbury students to gain experience as part of a crew, and provides significant financial benefit with equipment and facilities. "Basically, we will be able to produce a film equivalent to a $500K budget for nearly half the actual budget. This is huge," said Eaton.
So, the opportunity. The Eatons have created a "teaser" for the film outlining the investment opportunity. They are seeking to sell 25 shares in the film to raise a total of $300,000. Many of the shares are sold out. Eaton said, "A very saavy investor that knows Rebel Pilgrim, jumped on board immediately with $50,000 when he heard about our
Typically, investment in a film project would be the riskiest part of someone's portfolio, but the Eatons feel blessed to be a bit different. They already have a deal lined up with BMG (Bridgestone Media Group), one of the nation's largest distributors of DVD's, to distribute the film and have committed to an advance on those sales. They looked at the project and it's potential and immediately jumped on board. They committed $125,000-$150,000 cash advance on anticipated sales of DVD's. "It is very rare for an independent film to get this kind of deal this early, but for our investors, it's great since it limits much of the downside risk." Rebel Pilgrim has also put together a theatrical deal to be in 40 cities on their current film and expect that to happen for Hope Bridge as well. "This gets us into Wal-Mart and likely into some cable deals. The opportunity is bright," Eaton said.
More importantly, this film and your investment is something that can save lives and change lives. The over arching goal of this project is to have a positive impact on the Loveland community and world. The Eatons and their supporters want to give those suffering in silence hope that there is something more in their lives.
The film is also a call to action for parents, friends and others to ask questions if they suspect something may be wrong. It is not always "typical teenage behavior," sometimes there is more to it. It's an opportunity to invest in something that can be life changing.
You can download an information package for youself to look at or pass along to someone you think may be interested. ( Download Hope Bridge Teaser) "If you are interested in hearing more about it, feel free to shoot me an e-mail at email@example.com or call me at (513) 515-3813," Eaton urges. "I promise you, if you join on with us, it will be meaningful and possibly lucrative."