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HLD FILM INC

Share in the Multi-Billion Dollar Movie Industry. Invest in HERO. LOSS. DIRT

Last Funded August 2022

$167,240

raised from 32 investors

Highlights

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📜 Script scored highly with SLATED, a leading Feature Film script market-viability assessor
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📈Investors in 1st position recouping 115-120% of their investment before 50% profit sharing
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🗽 Fast profit disbursements of over $500k through NY State refunded tax credit
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🎬 Production Team - Hollywood insiders working with major directors, networks & A-listers
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🏆 Award-Winning Buffalo 8 of Toronto, Berlin, Sundance, and SXSW, Executive Producing
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🎭 Major Film Casting for top films including actors Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsenolder
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🎭 Director /Producer /Writer, Oliver Mann recently released the Indie Gem “Such A Funny Life”

Our Team

This idea came to me shortly after the release of my last film. It was what you call an epiphany where I knew I would spend years developing this idea. Once you know, you know. An idea of a film that would be so intriguing that I must show the world. A suspenseful film encompassing various backgrounds colliding then ultimately coming together.

HERO. LOSS. DIRT

Logline: 

A dramatic thriller about a successful New York psychologist who is accused of his wife's murder a year after heroically saving her life. While under investigation, he uncovers her secret past in West Virginia, which includes a troubled brother now seeking the truth about her death.

Imagine if the indie film icons AMORES PERROS, HALF NELSON, and BLACK SWAN had open investor invitations to behind-the-scenes production, access to the filming, the movie stars, the premieres, shares in the credits, AND shares in the profits. This dream is made into a reality through your investment:


I’m here to bring you closer than you ever imagined to behind the scenes movie magic, with investor Perks that include rare and exclusive access to the production and movie stars throughout the development of my next groundbreaking film:

Get Your Share of the Multi-Billion Dollar Movie Industry

Your investment is also your ticket to financially share in the multi-billion dollar movie industry, as investors are in first position to recoup 115-120% of their investment followed by 50% of all net profit distributions.

“Indie Gem” Machine

Leveraging over a decade of experience in writing, producing, and directing films for Indie Festivals across the globe, I premiered my first Feature Film, “Such A Funny Life,” in 2019 which was hailed an Indie Gem by industry critics, proving a unique ability to bring great new independent films to market.

Cinematic History

My team and I invite you to join us in making cinematic history with the production & release of our all-new feature film     Hero.    Loss.   Dirt.

Set in iconic New York City and the grand beauty of the West Virginia Mountains, our lead plays a heroic psychologist who publicly falls from grace and faces the dark hearts of those who seek the truth in this deeply mysterious dramatic thriller.

Initial viewings are planned for post-pandemic theater audiences thirsting for fresh new independent releases such as Hero. Loss. Dirt

Investors receive up to 120% of Principal + 50% Net Profits, and that’s not all.

Your investment is also your ticket to incredible Investor-Only Perks such as “members only” access to online exclusive footage, in-production updates, select access to the film crew & stars, private screenings, IMDB credit listing, and more!  See below for the full list of Investor Only Perks:

Investors Group Video Call with Oliver Mann & select film crew members

Above + SPECIAL THANKS credit in the end credits of the film, AND your IMDB Credit Listing!

Above + “Members only” access to online-exclusive video footage & updates during development.

Above + Digital autographed picture of the main cast, & access to select live stream of the audition process and/or rehearsals.

Above + First 50 Investors receive invitations for two to the Cast and Crew Screening of the Picture, & Zoom Access to live stream of select film editing session.

Above + Investor receives an invitation to be an Extra (travel & lodging not included), & access to Investor Group Video Call with select Movie Stars.

Above + 115% early preferred return of your original investment + 50% of Net Profits.

Above + Access to attend select live filming day (travel & lodging not included).

Above + Early preferred return increased to 118% of original investment, and a special invitation to Exclusive Actor Meet & Greet Event (travel & lodging not included).

Above + Associate Producer Credit in the beginning credits of the film, VIP invites to selected screenings, festivals, red carpets, after parties that occur, & Invitation to Film Release Party (travel & lodging not included).

Above + Early preferred return increased to 120% of original investment, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit in the beginning credits of the film, recognition for any awards received, AND script signed by the writer / director / producer.

Above + Ability to receive awards alongside Oliver Mann & cast, credited as TOP EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of the film, AND inclusion in selected photo ops for producing team.

Low-budget Indie Films & Psychological Dramas are cashing in Profit and Award Nominations, providing a unique opportunity to produce a film for approximately $1.5M - 10 Million Dollars with potential returns of 9X - 43X.


Moonlight (2016)
had an estimated production budget of approximately $1.5 million and enjoyed massive success at the worldwide box office to the tune of $65 million, accounting for a 43x ROI.

Similarly, In 2017, both Lady Bird and Call Me By Your Name, indie films with low budgets achieved not only massive box office success ($79 million and $41.9 million respectively) but were both nominated for Best Picture at the 2018 Academy Awards.

1st Position Terms

Whether you invest $250 or $250,000, all investors receive 50% of all net profit distributions after 1st Position recoup. Additionally, 1st Position investors receive 115% - 120% of Principal depending on investment amount.



    Logline - A New York psychologist is accused of his wife’s death a year after being hailed a hero for saving her life. While under investigation, he must journey to West Virginia to honor her burial wishes and uncover her secret past, which includes a troubled brother, now seeking the truth about her death.


    Initially set in the muddy, fast-paced streets of New York, the mysterious death of our heroine Claudia triggers a dramatic cascade of unforeseen events… While being under investigation after Claudia’s funeral, her husband Adam must journey to her childhood home in the primeval depths of the Blue Ridge Mountains of West Virginia.

    The film explores the extent to which one grieving widower will go to honor his wife’s burial wishes, even when confronted with the fact that she was not who he thought she was.

    In the boldly suspenseful style of Gone Girl, this film will have you questioning the innocence of Claudia, the husband suspected of her murder, and the outlaw brother she discarded with the secrets of her past.

    The Writer / Director

    As a critically acclaimed writer/director, graduate of the New York Film Academy, and a military veteran, Oliver Mann is in the unique position of capturing the sinister psyche of the world he created. Dark and intelligent, with just the right amount of anxiety-inducing psychological thrills, Hero. Loss. Dirt plays to Mann’s strength of bringing out the inner essence of each of his multifaceted characters to be viscerally experienced through film.

    Script Score

    “Slated,” a leading film industry resource, boasts a documented correlation between their script-score-ratings over 70 and high scores on the most trusted industry film rating website “Rotten Tomatoes.” Slated awarded Hero. Loss. Dirt an impressive score of 72!

    To further characterize the value of this score, it conveys a solidly formulated, production-ready script, positioned to be a showpiece in the critical film festival circuit, and places HERO. LOSS. DIRT alongside award winning films such as Hell or High Water, Moonlight, & Whiplash!


    Award-Winning Executive Producers Buffalo 8

    The top-ranking independent production company Buffalo 8 hand selected Hero. Loss. Dirt as a key film for Executive Production. As a full-service Hollywood film and media agency with a focus on production, post-production, design, and finance for the entertainment industry, Buffalo 8’s projects attract top talent and critical acclaim.

    Behind The Movie Magic

    The Director:  Oliver Mann maintains a talented team, dedicated to the success of Hero. Loss. Dirt. As a critically acclaimed director/writer/producer, military veteran, and a graduate of the New York Film Academy, with decades of experience bringing his unique films & vision to audiences across the globe, Mann has the tenacity and vision required to bring Hero. Loss. Dirt to the big screen.

    The Crew:  Our film Crew boasts a stellar team of dynamic Hollywood insiders who work with A-list actors, award-winning cinematographers, and worldwide distribution channels.

    The Casting:  BASS/CASTING is poised to recruit the talent for our film, starting with the lead. Having casting projects such as Wind River (starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen), Chemical Love (starring Lili Reinhart and Austin Abrams), and other feature film, television, and short film projects under their belt, they’ve been able to entice many larger-named celebrities to take on roles in Hero. Loss. Dirt.

    Cinematographers:  Oliver is currently in discussions with award-winning cinematographers

    Medium:  As we endeavor to keep Hero. Loss. Dirt as close to its arthouse roots as possible, we are proud to announce that we will be shooting our entire project on Kodak film.


    Gonzalo Trigueros to play Dirt: is an actor, writer, and producer, who immigrated to the United States at an early age. Recent credits include “Such a Funny Life” (Amazon), “Power” (Starz)”, “Instinct” (NBC)”, “La Condesa” (Amazon) directed by five-time Emmy winner Mario Ramos, Nilo Cruz’s “Exquisita Agonía” and “Hotel Desidirium” , for which he originated the roles of Tommy and Sunol, respectively. Other theater credits include “Anna in the Tropics” with the Acting Company, “Blindspot”, “Valor, Agravio y Mujer”, “La Celestina." and “Eva Luna”. He is attached to “Little Fears” the film, starring alongside Alexandra Gray. Trigueros has also participated in several voice over campaigns & He is currently in preproduction for Oliver Mann’s “Hero. Loss. Dirt”

    Gonzalo Trigueros


    Tom Ashton
    to play Adam: is an NYC-based actor/musician. TV: The Blacklist (NBC); City on Fire (Apple TV+ - in production); God Friended Me (CBS). FILM: The Kill Room (Samuel L. Jackson/Uma Thurman – in production); Such A Funny Life, Saturnalia (also wrote/performed songs); Full Moon and High Tide in the Ladies Room (also composed score). NYC THEATER: Everything Dark in This World; Butterfly Hour; Yellowface; Who'll Save The Plowboy. TV/FILM MUSIC: Enchantments; Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star; View From The Top; My Boss's Daughter; Tru Calling; Roswell. RECORDING ARTIST/PRODUCER: Early Edison (Sony Music). AWARDS: Winner, Best Supporting Actor (Seoul Webfest): Tech Bettys.

    Tom Ashton

    Additional Roles still to be selected! This provides the EXTREMELY RARE opportunity for you, dear investor, to take part in the casting couch review and selection of our top Movie Stars! See the Perks section at the top for more information.

    Added Capital:  Bondit pledges up to $1.7M in investment once we hit $1.3M of investment through Wefunder.

    Tax Strategy:  Production to shoot in areas with above-average tax incentives, such as New York which offers a tax credit of 25% of the budget on all qualified in-state spending, which we will be using as part of our investment strategy. Taking advantage of such incentives protects an investment before production even begins.

    Though this tax credit will be given to the loan entity, repayment of the loan allows profits to be distributed to investors much more quickly.

    And, Section 181 Deduction under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2018 (TCJA) creates a 100% deduction for any money invested in a film that is produced in the United States and that qualifies under the original qualification standards of Section 181.

    Pre-Sales: In addition, our pre-sales agreement takes advantage of the film’s potential sales results and leverages that against a senior debt lender to finance a portion of the production - Once the sales agent can pre-sell a portion of the 150 territories, that money, minus the sales commission, will be handed back to the investors.

    The Market

    Indie/arthouse theater audience resurgence & Streaming Service acquisitions are rising at a pace never before seen in the industry:

    • Over half the films featured at Sundance Film Festival in 2019 were purchased for distribution
    • The independent feature CODA broke records, selling to Apple+ for an unprecedented $25 million.
    • There remains a vast void in the market, starving for exciting, high-quality new content.
    • Top-tier festivals actively seek content that celebrates diversity, and where Hero. Loss. Dirt is helmed by a Latino director, produced by a female-dominated creative team, and poised to star a diverse cast of minorities.
    • Over the last decade, the 25-29 age demographic has been responsible for 25% of all theatrical ticket sales worldwide. This group goes to see more films and spends more money on arthouse/indie films like Hero. Loss. Dirt.
    • Hero. Loss. Dirt is well-positioned to capitalize on the burgeoning arthouse audiences across the globe.
    • Independent films with superb storytelling and spellbinding characters prove that there is financial and critical success to be had for a character-driven, independent drama like Hero. Loss. Dirt.

    Market Comps

    Hero.  Loss.  Dirt is comparable to such Indie greats as Moonlight & Manchester by the Sea - Similar in Tone, Actor Profiles, & Indie Budget, and where the two comparable films earned approximately $65 million and $79 million respectively, with both films receiving numerous top industry Accolades & Awards.

    Early State Marketing

    Marketing at a grassroots level has already begun, including targeted genre-based social media marketing and this Campaign, which is just the start of our tested and savvy approach.

    Early stage marketing further includes partnering with a well-known entertainment sales agency during the development phase. This allows for strong casting selections to generate early interest before production is complete, and, introduce our concept to the market before beginning a physical sales campaign.

    Release Marketing

    In addition to traditional marketing towards a widespread theatrical release, we will also market through streaming video on demand (SVOD) and over-the-top (OTT) platforms such as Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Crackle, Apple+, and others.

    Distribution

    Feature Film Marketing starts at the beginning of development and finishes after release on all distribution platforms, where World-Wide distribution plans additionally equate to promoting our film nonstop, including:

    • Market-focused film festivals
    • Los Angeles Distributors Screenings
    • Special Interest Groups Screenings

    Plans include working in tandem with agency and sales partners to premiere Hero Loss Dirt at top-tier film festivals, targeting: Sundance, Berlin, SXSW, or Toronto. Additional film festivals targets include: Sun Valley FF, Tribeca FF, Newport Beach FF, among others.

    With our robust & detailed plan for development, pre-and-post production, photography, marketing, and distribution, Hero. Loss. Dirt is ready to capitalize on the current momentum to craft an amazing film through an efficient timeline toward a highly successful distribution.

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