The Best Films Are Original
When the first Star Wars came out, even George Lucas thought it would flop. Audiences had never seen anything like it before which meant there was no guarantee anyone would like it. However, we all know what happened next.
If the George Lucas equivalent of today took the same risk — he probably wouldn’t. Large studios are risk averse which is why we keep seeing the same sequels. Over. And Over. And that means a lot of money going to the same people again and again.
This is where indie traditionally steps in. But if you’re not already in the indie space, it’s hard to be heard. Which is why at Mid-Atlantic Studios, we want to put the power in your hands: the fans and the audience. We care about what you want to see, not just the industry. Think Legion M — one million fans, one million voices heard.
But we’re doing more than just diversifying the storytelling space. We’re a Mid-Atlantic based film studio, hiring 100% of our casts, writers, and crew members locally. We want to provide them with the stability of consistent work that you typically could only get from the volume of projects being produced in LA or Georgia. So when you invest in us, you’re creating jobs. You’re making the industry more sustainable for everyone in it, not just the select few.
Film Sets and Talent in Our Backyard
The Mid-Atlantic Region is full of beautiful scenery perfect for indie film. A two hours drive will take you to the mountains or the ocean, not to mention all the historic neighborhoods in between. And there’s no shortage of talent in the bustling theater districts.
Two Projects Ready, One on the Way
With your help, we’ll be ready to enter pre-production on 2 projects with a 3rd on the way. From concept to completion, we want to have the film out to you within 12 months. And unlike traditional inflated budgets, we have a budget of $1-3M per project, making it easier to see returns. We’ve also slated resources for a third project, which we’ll be selecting from regional pitches.
1st Film Project: Steampunk/Western/Sci-Fi: In a dystopian universe, on a dead-end, backwater world, an orphaned girl, with certain abilities, try to escape from the sway of her megalomaniac uncle by seeking out the help of a reformed gunslinger running from his past.
2nd Film Project: A Marine volunteers to go into cryo-genic only to be awoken 33 years too late, by a passively medicated youth after a civil war and now occupation, where he must teach the youth America is worth fighting for.
3rd Film Project: TBD (from our members).
Our Progress So Far
Our founder, Ron Newcomb, has over 20 years of independent film experience under his belt. His first film, a coming of age fantasy film, was translated into 19 languages, distributed on Netflix and on the shelves of Walmart. And he co-founded www.TheFantasy.Network - so we already have a distribution outlet for fantasy content. With our talented team and Ron’s extensive network, we have the ability to achieve the same success with our upcoming projects.
If we hit our minimum target of $100K, we'll use 20% of your investment to square away legal, 60% to get Ron on the team full-time, 5% for marketing, 10% for pre-production on our first feature film, a Steampunk/Western/Sci-Fi, and 5% in Wefunder fees.
Ron announces Mid-Atlantic Studios to the VIP Film & TV Summit
Wefunder campaign launches!
Have a fully dedicated Member Captain Onboarded
Series A Round to fund 1st Film Project
1st Film Project Production Starts