Locally produced FBI thriller, Casualties of the State is nearing completion. On March 23, the filmmakers launched a “crowd-funding” campaign that includes perks for fans. The campaign ends Monday, May 7.
Filmed primarily in St. Louis, Missouri, drama thriller Casualties of the State features solely Missouri and Illinois actors and crew. A small company of local filmmakers, Corner Film Productions, began this independent production in 2009, filming on weekends and taking time to edit and improve the movie with care. Key locations include The Old Post Office downtown and Kirkwood City Hall.
Earlier this year, Patch profiled Jeremy Cropf, Ladue graduate and one of the key producers.
Funding will support completion of the film, including visual effects, color correction, cinematic score, and mastering a sound mix. In return for their pledge, fans can select from personally meaningful perks, including pre-sale products and unique project experiences. Details are available on this website.
Producer Alan Lamberg asks fans in the community: "Please spread the word to your friends and family, because the more fans who pledge, the better we can showcase our St. Louis film worldwide." Corner Film’s social media networks have been abuzz since late February in anticipation of the campaign.
As of 2011, the website IndieGoGo has hosted over 45,000 funding campaigns in areas such as music, charity, small business and film.
Casualties of the State follows two seasoned FBI agents and a young security analyst as they investigate the murder of several high-ranking government officials. As the trio races against time to catch the killer, they find themselves in an unexpected moral struggle where there is more at stake than just the lives of the killer's victims.
Corner Film Productions is a St. Louis based media production company. Through collaboration with associates the company is working to make St. Louis a media production hub. By producing evocative motion pictures and photography, the company aspires to reveal relationships within the world, cultivating their craft in the process. For information contact Corner Film Productions, or to schedule an interview with one of the managing partners, Call their publicist, Nathan Gemayel at 314-270-CFP1 or e-mail Contact@CornerFilmProductions.com.