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GENRE: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
APROX. RUN TIME: 80 minutes
LOGLINE: An anti-social biologist hiking the Appalachians stumbles upon a lonely maiden being held captive by a sinister power.
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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:
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.
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 $30,000 on production and grosses $50,000 in sales, net proceeds would equal $20,000. In that scenario the lender would receive a payment of $4,400 ($4,000 loan repayment + 2% of net proceeds).
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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 young biologist named Max is working on a research project while hiking along the Appalachian Trail. But when he ventures off the beaten path Max has a terrible fall that leaves him unconscious. When he wakes, Max is pleased to find himself in the care of a beautiful young woman named Arabella, who lives alone in a secluded cottage deep in the forest. Suffering a concussion, Arabella suggests he stay awhile and allow his body to heal before getting back on the trail. Max agrees but feels like she’s hiding something.
As Max spends more time with Arabella he discovers the cottage is owned by a cruel landlord, and comes to suspect Arabella and this landlord are somehow connected to the disappearance of his deceased professor’s wife, who went missing 20 years earlier. But as Max investigates further, he is shocked to discover Arabella is his professor’s wife, yet somehow is 20 years younger. Perplexed, Max confronts Arabella, who explains she has been kept there by the landlord, a wraith, who tricked her into a blood pact that has bound her to his domain where he feeds off the years she’s already lived. Each year Arabella remains in captivity she becomes one year younger. This will continue until she becomes a helpless infant and perishes.
Upon this revelation, Max is convinced his finding her wasn’t a coincidence and is determined to set her free. But when they try making their escape, the Laird overpowers them. Max tries fighting the Laird but is no match. The Laird is about to dispatch Max when Max offers to make his own deal with the Laird. Intrigued, the Laird tells Max he will hear his offer, but that if he changes his mind, will make Arabella’s remaining years even more miserable than the last. Arabella pleads with Max not to make a deal with the Laird but Max believes he’s found a way to out smart him. So, against Arabella’s wishes, Max goes to confront the Laird. However, it isn’t long before she realizes what Max is planning and tries to stop him before it’s too late. Good versus evil takes a fresh spin in this modern day fairytale.
Three years ago Max survived a chronic kidney failure because his brother offered one of his kidneys for transplant. However, complications during the procedure resulted in his brother’s death. Max has struggled knowing his life came at the expense of his brother’s ever since.
When Max meets Arabella and discovers her plight, he believes this moment is why he’s been given a second chance at life – to help her escape the clutches of the evil Laird Raven. But things get complicated when he realizes the only way to set her free is to put his own life on the line.
Arabella came to the forest in her 40’s in search of a way to cure a terminal cancer. She didn’t have to search very long, in fact the answer seemed to find her when she met Laird Raven, who promised he could cure her disease if she made a blood pact with him. Desperate to save her life Arabella agreed only to discover she had been tricked. Her symptoms did begin to subside, however, she quickly found she couldn’t leave the Laird’s domain and with each passing year turned one year younger. She didn’t cheat death and could no longer be with her husband.
Laird Raven is a cunning shape shifting wraith who feeds off the desperate souls foolish enough to enter into a blood pact with him – the promise is always to help them cheat death but the price is always their freedom.
When a host turns 13 years old, he lures in another to serve as their caretaker until they become an infant and can no longer survive. Then they live alone, trapped, until a new host is brought in for their own twilight. The Laird doesn’t permit any to enter his domain without permission.
✓ Acquire Screenplay
› (Fantasy, Mystery / 75 Pages)
✓ Key Attachments
› (Producers, Actors and Crew)
✓ Create Budget
↺ Raise Production Capital
↺ Additional Casting
↺ Additional Crewing
↺ Create Shoot Schedule
↺ Build Sets
› Arabella's Cottage & Lord Raven's Lair
↺ Design, Acquire and Create Props & Wardrobe
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.
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.
Arabella Hartman – Older
Director of Photography
1st Assistant Director
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