Purpose: 1835 Productions, LLC is an Arizona Limited Liability Company formed in 2015 for the purpose of resurrecting a film project begun in 2005 to adapt A Matter Of Time, a best-selling book authored by Don Kirchner, for eventual theatrical release. Efforts to turn Don’t book into a feature film were initially well received by numerous filmmakers and a number of equity investors, however a variety of circumstances impossible to predict or anticipate, culminating with the real estate and stock market bust of 2008 resulted in an abandonment of the project in 2008. 1835 Productions has
been formed by a group of former investors in the original company that wishes to pick up where that effort left off, and produce the film based upon new developments, better conditions in the film industry, and renewed interest on the part of filmmakers and a considerably growing interest among moviegoers for action dramas that are based on true stories.
Outlook: A Matter Of Time has maintained strong appeal to readers of all ages because it is an action/adventure story that has a deep moral principle that gives hope to people facing dire consequences and adversity in their lives. It has always had strong appeal to filmmakers who well know of the success and enduring appeal of such epic films as Dances With Wolves and The Shawshank Redemption, both of which have parallels and even direct connection with A Matter Of Time. Michael Blake, author and Oscar-winning screenwriter of Dances With Wolves, approached Don with an interest in his story because he felt strong parallels, and eventually wrote a screenplay based on Don’s book but passed away from Hodgkin’s Disease before he could finish it. Efforts are now underway to re-write and complete that script based upon Michael’s passionate desire that it not only be produced but that many of the crewmembers from Dances would be moved to take part in its production. A highly experienced film producer with substantial credits on over a dozen feature films stands ready to provide consulting advice and script development supervision, and an entertainment attorney with legal counselling credits on over 240 feature films and documentaries has been legal counsel on this project for eight years. An investment banker in New York City has maintained strong interest in financing various stages of script development and pre-production, and is capable of arranging full film production when the time is right and a full production team and talent has been attached.
Strategy: A former script analyst and reviewer for both NBC Television and Village Roadshow Productions, and ardent admirer of Michael Blake’s work, has undertaken to revise and in places re- write Michael’s first draft, and has shown remarkable depth, talent and insight with the First Act. A final draft of the First Act is expected to begin in early November, and the Second and Final Acts during December and January. A complete First Draft and Polish is projected for the end of February, by which time it is expected that a substantial portion of $500,000 in total pre-production capital will be raised via a Private Placement Offering for the purpose of attracting and attaching a credited Producer, Director, Cinematographer and at least one A-List actor and such other key crewmembers as will be necessary to green light the film. At that point, further efforts will be made to fully capitalize the production of the film, based upon a production budget that will be developed and in place. Efforts will also be made to re-release a 4th Edition of the book, and to launch a national publicity campaign to coincide with production, thereby offsetting to a large extent the usual high costs of advertising and marketing of the film (“P&A”).
Costs and Revenue Projections: Although impossible to accurately project at this point, based upon parallels with the two other productions mentioned above, and other films that were considered comparables during the first attempt to develop and produce A Matter Of Time, management considers a reasonable below-line cost to produce this film to be Thirty-Million ($30,000,000) Dollars, with reasonable expectations of 3:1 ratio in total box-office revenue of Ninety-Million ($90,000,000) dollars...well within the range of what is considered a moderately successful film by today’s standards. Adjusting for above-line costs of talent and top crew, distribution, marketing and other normal costs, it is the expectation of management that 1835 Productions as the primary developer of the film to hold a 12% to as high as 15% equity interest in the adjusted gross profit of the film. Given the nature and the background of the team that has already begun to come together, and the propensity for possibly being able to raise pre-production as well as much of the production capital for the film, this is believed to be a reasonable expectation.
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