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Raven's Bluff

GENRE: Fantasy, Gothic, Mystery

APROX. RUN TIME: 80 minutes

LOGLINE: A burdened biologist stumbles upon a young woman living alone in the forest who claims she’s been imprisoned by a shapeshifting demon.


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$30,000 to Greenlight Production

Current funds pledged…

$ 7,060

Fund the Project

Raven’s Bluff – the Movie is the first feature-length, independent film production project for East Stream Group, LLC dba Liner House. The script is wholly-owned by Liner House and free-and-clear of copyright encumbrances. For persons interested in helping us fund this film, we are making the opportunity to do so available by accepting production loans for the sole purpose of bringing Raven’s Bluff – the Movie to market. Please find Production Loan Terms and Lender Acknowledgment below:

Production Loan Terms:

  • This is not an investment. No ownership in the business entity or partnership in the film project is expressed or implied.
  • This is a 100% unsecured, 0% interest, forgivable loan. Funding is restricted solely to the production costs of Raven’s Bluff – the Movie. A complete loss for the lender is possible. 
  • The only recoupment opportunity is income derived from a distribution deal. There is no guarantee of distribution, however, Liner House does have Sales Agent representation to the film distribution market. 
  • The only potential return for the lender beyond recoupment is derived from Producer Points* (see “How Producer Points Work”) earned post-distribution. The rate is 0.5 points for every $1,000 loaned for the production of Raven’s Bluff – the Movie.

Lender Acknowledgment:

By proceeding in review of the lending opportunity and further contact with Liner House, LCC regarding this opportunity, I/we acknowledge that a complete loss of funds loaned is possible and I/we certify that such a loss will not put me/us in financial hardship as a result. I/we also acknowledge that, in the unlikely event that Raven’s Bluff – the Movie does not enter production by September 1, 2023, Liner House will return borrowed principal in full to lender(s) by September 15, 2023.

*How Producer Points Work

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A project is comprised of 100 points which derive their value from the project’s net proceeds (income minus expenses & liabilities). Once a project has recouped all expenditures and zeroed out all liabilities (ie. Production Loans), payments are made to those entities (corporate and individual) which hold points in the project. 

Recoupment & Points Payout Scenario:

Liner House is offering 0.5 points per every thousand dollars loaned to production. A loan of $4,000 would award the lender 2 Producer Points. Which means, if Liner House spent $50,000 on production and grosses $90,000 in sales, net proceeds would equal $40,000. In that scenario the lender would receive a payment of $4,800 ($4,000 loan repayment + 2% of net proceeds).

Additional Information:

  • Residual payments will continue to be made to point holders for as long as the project is exploited in the marketplace. 
  • Point holders maintain ownership of their points even if the rights to the film are sold and restructured under a different legal entity other than Liner House.
  • Points are transferable
  • Residual payments will be made every quarter or once a point holder’s balance equals $100.

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Mock movie poster for Raven's Bluff

A Modern Day Fairytale

The fantasy film genre is one of the most popular and stable genres in entertainment. And it’s no wonder why – the genre allows storytellers to create interesting new worlds and characters that have never before been experienced by audiences. And that’s just what we’ve done with Raven’s Bluff. 

A biologist finds a woman living alone in the forest who claims she’s been imprisoned by a shapeshifting demon that feeds off her soul. However, the biologist begins to suspect the woman is somehow connected to his mentor’s missing wife when clues arise that suggest she is lying about her identity.
Raven’s Bluff takes us on a mystery-filled, heartwarming journey that reveals there is freedom for captives when promises kept overpower promises broken.

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Until Production


It's Kinda Like...


Max, is a burdened biologist working on a research project as a legacy to his recently deceased professor and mentor, Bruce Hartman. While hiking along the Appalachian Trail alone, Max ventures off the beaten path and has a terrible fall that leaves him unconscious. When he wakes, Max finds himself in the care of a beautiful young woman named Arabella, who lives alone in a secluded cottage deep in the forest. 

Arabella’s odd behavior and disturbing stories of a murderous demon prowling the forest lead Max to attempt a premature departure. However, Arabella convinces him to stay due to symptoms suggesting he suffers from a severe concussion. As time passes it becomes clear to Max that Arabella is being controlled by a very powerful, sinister entity. As clues continue to arise, Max comes to suspect Arabella and the evil that controls her are responsible for the disappearance of his late mentor’s wife who went missing twenty years earlier.

As Max investigates further, he comes to believe Arabella is, in fact, his mentor’s wife, Belle Hartman, but somehow 20 years younger. Arabella explains she is under a blood bound curse that allows the evil force to feed off the years she has already lived. As Max struggles with his own internal pain he is convinced his being there is providential and sets out to help Arabella escape. Good versus evil takes a fresh spin in this modern day fairytale.


The World

Script Excerpt


We can make a highly competitive film because so many cast, crew and sponsors are either volunteering or giving extremely discounted rates for their involvement in this project. When all is said and done this $30,000 film will look like $300,000 because of the expertise of each person involved. 

Project Timeline


3 Months

Write Script (Fantasy, Mystery), Build Executive Team, Acquire Key Attachments, Create Budget, Raise Production Capital (on-going), Greenlight Project


8 Months

Cast Actors, Build Sets, Acquire Props, Create Shoot Schedule, Rehearsals, Hire Crew and meetings… lots of meetings


8 Days

Film Principle Photography and capturing any other assets required for Post Production

Post Production

3 – 4 Months

Edit, VFX, Grading, ADR, Scoring, Supers, Credits, Mix & Master

Sales & Distribution

2 Years

Premiere, Submit to Film Festivals and pitch at Film Markets

The Creators

Stefan Liner

Writer / Director / Producer

Stefan is an award-winning filmmaker with nearly a decade of experience in commercial video and independent film production. As a writer, director, producer, actor and editor, his deep knowledge of the production process gives him a unique ability to get the most out of each story while staying on budget and on time. Stefan is a meticulous planner but is also comfortable going off script should unforeseen challenges arise during production. He does whatever it takes to finish and finish well.


Writer / Director / Producer

Robin Liner has been immersed in writing since she was a teenager. By the time she was 17, Robin had written and recorded two albums under the name, “Robyn Pope” which reached national recognition, topping many charts on Christian radio. In 2008 she began writing scripts. She’s written and directed two stage plays and penned several screenplays, one of which made the semi-finals for the Kairos Prize Screenplay Competition. In 2016 she joined forces with her son, Stefan Liner to produce an award winning web-series, a short film and has a catalog of 9 feature film scripts production ready as well as dozens in development.

The Cast

Stefan Liner

Max Winthrop

As one of the writers of Raven’s Bluff Stefan has a close connection with the project. He’s excited to bring the character of Max Winthrop to life because the internal struggles the character deals with are ones Stefan can personally relate to.

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Arabella Hartman

Madison Garris is an actress, singer, and voice over artist from Waynesville, NC. She has performed professionally in dinner theater, musicals, operas, and plays across western NC since the age of 8. Her most recent theater credits include leading roles in The 39 Steps at BMCA and the world premiere of A Southern Appalachian Christmas at SART. She will be playing John Audubon’s wife in the world premiere of The American Woodsman next month at WCPA. Her screen credits include a leading role in the feature film, The Rush Chairman, available on Amazon as well as recurring roles on two YouTube web series: When Fact Met Fiction and PT: Pain & Torture where she won Best Supporting Actress for the 2020 Asia Web Awards. Currently, Madison is appearing in a regional television PSA for Homeward Bound and in commercials for Highland Brewing. Her voice over credits include several podcasts, video games, commercials, and audiobooks including the lead character in H.R. Hutzel’s BethEl series, Anointed. Follow Madison a (Psalm 104:33)

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Laird Raven

Steve has a wide range of experience within the entertainment industry. From starring on The Electric Company in the 1970s to working at DreamWorks as manager in DVD production where he facilitated the DVD release for films like Saving Private Ryan, The Peacemaker, Mouse Hunt and many others. His insight and counsel is invaluable. 


Arabella Hartman – Older

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Jacob Palmer

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Louise Palmer


Burt Hartman

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The Gypsy

The Crew


Director of Photography

Dustin Abernathy has worked in film as a Director of Photography and a filmmaker since 2012. He has worked on short films, documentaries, commercials, music videos, web-series among others.He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication with a specialization in Visual Media Production from The University of North Carolina Asheville. He is currently pursuing an MFA in Filmmaking at The University of North Carolina Wilmington, where he is a Teaching Assistant in the BFA in Film Studies Department and an Adjunct Professor at The University College.

Moriah Burchfield

1st Assistant Director

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Concept Artist

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Set Designer

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Prop Master

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Wardrobe Supervisor

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CGI Artist / Animator

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VFX Supervisor


Audio Mixer

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Colorist / Finishing Editor

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Set Photographer

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