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Filmmaker page for cinematographers, actors, graphic artists, soundtrack musical composer, and bilingual writers and publicists.

  

OUR PROJECT IS TO PRODUCE A PILOT FEATURE FILM
WITH FOUR SEQUEL MINI-SERIES EPISODES
about
a historical true story set during World War Two.

"The War of Lions" script is edited in five lengths: 90-min., 135 min., 180 min., 225 min., and 270 minutes.  A historical novel based on
a true story about family, friends, and WWII in Poland and Italy.

Each page of the screenplay will be depicted as a scene-by-scene graphic novel for the director and cast.  The artwork will be renderings from vintage photography by protagonists and the Perantoni family.  Some of the photos can be seen HERE. >  Copies of the graphic novel will also be given out as one of our various rewards for Kickstarter's backer-support.

"The War of Lions" centers on the lives of civilians during WWII
— Their interaction with Germany's occupation soldiers
— Then later with their old friends, as Polish liberators.
— Lastly, with Italy's liberators betrayed by the world.

REVIEWER COMMENTS:  "Civilian protagonists presented very
real and tangible" -  "Nazis outwitted by guile and fearlessness." "Accessible and unique." - "Cunning and tenacity of the main protagonists." - "Compelling story about family life in wartime." 
"A unique perspective to view the WWII era."
"Wit and courage during Nazi occupation."

Events about civilian life before, during, and after WWII can provide a broader comprehension of the 20th century, lifting veils perpetuated
by military and political history.

REVIEWER COMMENTS:  "A fresh view of WWII." - "Perspective never seen before" - "Story that needs to be told" -  "Focuses on civilians" [and their Lwów friends in Polish uniforms] - "A breath
of fresh air regarding most WWII stories" - "Fantastic originality"
"Original and not what we have typically seen of WWII."
"Intriguing and unique."

 

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SCHEDULES:  Participant selections continue until Nov. 2018. 
Our 30-day Kickstarter Campaign will be from 1 to 30 Nov. 2018. 
Contracts with payment arrangements must be co-signed prior to film production, graphic novel, and related screenplay rendering may begin.  Payments for film production and for related team efforts will begin as soon as practicable after the campaign is successfully funded (not sooner than December 2018).

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should write a detailed description
of the job you propose to offer — and set your own total price —  The selection process will ask for resumés and other detailed information at appropriate times. Professional abilities will be
the foremost consideration in the selection process.

YOUR PRICE: Please be well informed of your job's total input requirements prior to presenting your price, so that you might calculate any unforeseen needs which might occur.  A member's failure to account for all expenses could become his/her financial disaster and also a serious burden for the entire team.

TEAM PARTICIPATION: Our film production depends on achieving sufficient crowdfunding from a successful Kickstarter Campaign.  Therefore, applicants selected for team membership with payment arrangements duly contracted will be asked to add their names
and their abilities to this Kickstarter Presentation (as descriptions and/or images/videos) to showcase yourself or your company
in order to make the campaign succeed.

WRITERS & PUBLICISTSTeam members duly contracted as writers and/or publicists who had been selected to perform   
bilingual film-related assignments, should also help to promote
the campaign.*
 (*Explained in "Contracted Members" below).


F.A.Q. & FORUM
Additional questions should be discussed with
us in our public forum so that interested observers might benefit.
The
screenplay offers several other sources of potential fundings to be discussed.  It's vital that this lengthy Kickstarter Preview is read in its entirety as it will provide answers to several basic questions about making the campaign succeed — and about producing "THE WAR OF LIONS" with us.

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED: Please join our public discussions in
our Facebook group "Artists for The War of Lions"
 – and apply by sending your job-description or the service/s which you propose
to perform in producing "THE WAR OF LIONS" with us. 
Please include your credentials and your contact details — 
and above all, your total price.

 Sincerely,
George and Valerie Perantoni
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A WORD OF CAUTION: The price which you submit will be your most critical feature yielding success or failure for you or your company.  It is imperative, therefore, that you calculate a price sufficiently high to cover any and all unexpected factors.

Please resist the propensity to provide a "competitive price" because funding cannot be re-negotiated after the campaign.


PLEASE JOIN OUR PUBLIC DISCUSSIONS IN JULY AND AUGUST 2018 TO BE HELD IN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP "ARTISTS FOR THE WAR OF LIONS"

 Linked FB groups "Artists for The War of Lions"
  
  and... "
The War of Lions behind closed doors"  

 

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*CONTRACTED MEMBERS and the CAMPAIGN



As was mentioned above, members selected to participate**  will be asked to present their abilities in this
Kickstarter
preview in order to showcase our project, attract backer attention to the campaign, and/or to provide related services** in order to make the campaign succeed.
 
**Cinematographers: Actors and Director will be asked to showcase themselves in this preview for our Kickstarter campaign by inserting written excerpts or images to identify themselves and/or their company, or using linked websites and blogs showing their experience, etc.   Then, by adding samples of their work such as videos, images, etc.

 **Graphic artists and musical soundtrack composer will be asked to showcase themselves in this
Kickstarter campaign
by inserting excerpts and images to identify themselves, or
their company by using linked websites or blogs showing
their experience, etc.  Above all, by adding samples of their work such as images, soundtrack music, etc.
 
Showcasing contracted director/s, actors, cinematographers, composer, and graphic artists described above won't require any more effort than what these professionals typically have on hand.  Inserting their showcase items into our Kickstarter page will be done by us.  However, the efforts required from bilingual writers and publicists described below, instead, will need special consideration regards to their compensation.       
 
**Bilingual writers and publicists will be asked to showcase our campaign by reaching out to trademark producers of Italian wines, Polish liquor brands, and makers of other commercial products that are mentioned in our screenplay.
  
**Publicists should also reach-out to production companies
of similar vintage products that may be added to the script 
for the purpose of obtaining their sponsorship and backer support in order to make our campaign succeed.
 
 Publicizing to vintage trademarks is for obtaining pledges - not money
 


*MORE CAMPAIGN NOTES FOR BILINGUAL PUBLICISTS

I am confident that significant backer support can be obtained from trademark producers of vintage wines, liquors, and other products made by classic Polish and Italian companies who survived the war.  Likewise, I'm confident that support can be obtained from classic competitor trademarks who existed in
pre-war years, like the "J.A. Baczewski" company:

      – OUR KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN IS A TEAM EFFORT –
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Team members selected as bilingual publicists, however, will be significantly more involved in the campaign than the rest of the team will be.  The pre-campaign work of contacting the various entities – and reaching out to them for pledged support – will  require much greater efforts from the team's publicists ... than the null pre-campaign efforts from the the rest of the team. 

On the other hand, when the campaign reaches its goal, the
rest of the team will have to get very busy ... 
But the writer/publicists not as much.

Participating in the campaign means risking time.
Our project's pre-campaign efforts will be during the month of September, presenting a risk to bilingual publicists' time.
I suggest that publicists should calculate their risk factor and add it to their total price, to make the risk worthwhile.
I believe that hard work with positive drive always pays off.

Other team members (especially bilingual members) may choose to take part of September’s pre-campaign work.
Just list it with your price.  There’s plenty "pledging work" available
for talented sellers. 

Kickstarter will launch our 30-day campaign on November 1st.

 

  
OTHER RESOURCES FOR BACKER-SUPPORT:

Additional backer-support may be obtained from the sports organizations mentioned in our screenplay, such as: Italy's champion football-soccer team 'A/C Milan'  —  Mantova's museum and foundation of the world famous auto-racing pioneer 'Tazio Nuvolari'  — and other sports resources that existed before WWII such as the Lwów Grand Prix and the 
Lwów Pogon football team.
 
 Publicizing to organizations is for obtaining pledges - not money
 
Likewise, interest in our project can reach philatelic societies of stamp-collectors, even governmental postal organizations which are known for having long traditions of giving support to philately and stamp-collecting. 
 
 Publicizing to organizations is for obtaining pledges - not money
 
Also, agencies for commerce and tourism in the regions and towns mentioned in our screenplay should also be contacted for sponsorship and their backer-support, as well.

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THE WAR OF LIONS - Reprisal of the LIONS


PLEASE NOTE: No portions 
involving actual film production of "The War of Lions" are required for the campaign.

LIKEWISE: No portions of "The War of Lions" graphic novel
or its soundtrack music are required for the campaign.
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TO CLARIFY: It must be stated that there are no provisions
for payments to contracted members for their voluntary participation in the campaign.

However, in estimating one's total price, applicants who want to participate also in the campaign should consider their time and expenses and list them with their proposed
job-description and added to their total price.


PAYMENTS: Arrangements for monthly payments (or other timed disbursement) will be scheduled with applicants who are selected to participate.  Each team member's payment arrangement will be part of his/her overall service contract.
Their mutual agreement prior to co-signing with us.

PRODUCTION: Film & graphic novel production may start soon after the campaign is successful and Kickstarter's
disbursements begin.  At that time, payments to team members will also begin, based on pre-arranged payment schedules, proportionate with rates of production.

SUMMARY:  The campaign features and the campaign services described above are intended for members who
 prior to the campaign 
might be 
selected to participate
with us in a
contract for producing "The War of Lions"
film, or its graphic novel, and who have co-signed with us a p
re-approved payment arrangement with payments
to begin
after the campaign is successfully funded
no sooner than December 2018.


After the Campaign

ITEMS ASSOCIATED WITH FILM PRODUCTION

 
The products and services described below should not begin until after the campaign is successfully funded, and payment arrangements are legally concluded with
the office of our legal counsel.


The project will be filmed in the English language with some scenes filmed in Italy and Poland. Therefore, will require planned commitment/s for distribution and legal memorandums of understanding with agreements for contracted services supported by international law.

With the guidance of our legal counsel, our project's writers and publicists will help to obtain said international requirements in English, Italian, and Polish.

There will be other tasks requiring the services of our team's writers and publicists during our film project's
pre-production period - and during production period - 
- also during the post-production period.

Therefore, applicants for writers and/or publicists should accurately describe how they will benefit our team during the project's production period, including pre-production and
post-production periods.

Accordingly, accurate job descriptions with services clearly listed will facilitate cost-estimating and will promote
accuracy of prices submitted by applicants.

The scope-of-work for graphic artists will be to produce a scene-by-scene graphic novel titled 'The War of Lions' with frames depicting each page of the script in its various scenes. Its purpose will serve as a screenplay aid for the director and cast. It will also serve as one of our various Kickstarter backer-rewards.

Our film will require a talented composer able to create the soundtrack theme incorporating Poland's popular pre-war tunes and 1930s Italian songs of the historical "Ventennio Fascista" – to be creatively mixed with notes and chords from popular modern music (Rock, R&B, Rap, etc.).  Soundtrack recordings will also be given out as backer-rewards.

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THE WAR OF LIONS - Reprisal of the LIONS
THE WAR OF LIONS - Reprisal of the LIONS

 

Our screenplay is a family novel in war drama genre.
It's an adaptation of Arrivederci Leopolis by George Perantoni and Sam Ivey (Amazon 2011). Its style is upbeat as much as possible, by not indulging too much in the horrors of the war, while still alluding to the atrocities happening.

It's not a film to shock or terrify. Instead, it's a story presenting uncommon historical facts, even unveiling some, and staged to provide history and entertainment at
the same time.  Not a re-enactment, but a captivating
novel loaded with fascinating originality. 

Our exceptional screenplay can reach the common interests of diverse audiences in Europe, USA, Canada, and Australia.

The script’s extraordinary storyline ought to attract large international audiences  --  in view of the screenplay's
seven thought-provoking controversial subjects.

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THE WAR OF LIONS - Reprisal of the LIONS
THE WAR OF LIONS - Reprisal of the LIONS



SEVEN THOUGHT-PROVOKING CONTROVERSIES:

(A true story in real chronology)

1) MUSSOLINI IN POLAND.
2) WAR ON THE SONS OF ITALY.
3) MASSACRED BY COMRADES.
4) THE IMPACT OF MONTE CASSINO.
5) THE DESTRUCTION OF VOLARGNE.
6) THE WORLD'S LEADERS BETRAY POLAND.
7) JOSEPH STALIN STEALS THE WAR'S TROPHY.

SEVEN THOUGHT-PROVOKING HISTORICAL EVENTS.

Seven remarkable controversies presented in their
true historical chronology. Not 7 separate narratives,
but seven sensational events embracing our story's
main theme* - From Poland's summer of 1939,
to liberated northern Italy in 1945-1946.

*Our story's main theme contains lighter entertaining portions 
in between the seven historical events,
joining them into a single family novel
loaded of engaging originality.

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