Vancouver, Canada, May 09, 2015 –(PR.com)– Campfire Films announces the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for its feature film “Heads You Lose.” The film is a crime comedy thriller that centers on the lives of two adult orphaned siblings living a mundane, small town life when a headless body appears on their doorstep. Based on the novel by Lisa Lutz and David Hayward, the story is led by a complex and strong female character while exploring the often quirky and challenging relationship between siblings.
Award winning Director Kyle Leydier has taken the project to Kickstarter in support of changing the way movies get made: “This is a story as much about the making of a film as it is about what it takes to make that film. The traditional studio system is broken, so good projects are much more difficult to get green lit. Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter democratize the fundraising process, giving power to filmmakers and audiences to decide what projects become a reality.”
Watch the presentation short film to see Kyle’s vision for the feature film adaptation of “Heads You Lose”: http://bit.ly/HYLshortfilm.
Tony Award winning actor Alan Cumming is set to star in a pivotal supporting role. “Alan is an exceptional actor with great depth and a kind heart.” Kyle and Alan have worked together on numerous projects including X-Men 2, Reefer Madness and Bad Blood, Kyle’s award winning short film adapted from the novel Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh.
The next step to getting “Heads You Lose” into production is securing a lead actress. The purpose of the Kickstarter campaign is to raise the funds to hire a Casting Director and make an offer to a top Hollywood actress to play this great female role.
“Being able to bring this story to the big screen is rewarding for so many reasons,” says Kyle. “For one, the story of a small town whodunnit told within a complex sibling relationship resonates with so many people all around the world. Then there’s the chance to create a compelling female character in an environment where there are so few of these in Hollywood today. It’s a great opportunity as a filmmaker.”
To contribute to the making of “Heads You Lose” visit
Fiona Grant Leydier
Business & Marketing Director
Campfire Films Ltd.
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About “Heads You Lose”
Based on the novel by Lisa Lutz and David Hayward, “Heads You Lose” is a crime comedy thriller that centers around the lives of two orphaned adult siblings living a mundane, small town life when a headless body appears on their property. Since they make their money by growing and selling marijuana, they can’t exactly call the cops. So they dump the body, but it mysteriously reappears, setting them off on a journey to figure out whose body it is, who put it there and why. Along the way, they discover that there’s much more going on in their small town than they ever imagined.
About Kyle Leydier
Kyle has come a long way from the small town he grew up in Kenora, Ontario, Canada where he dreamt of making movies. For the past 15 years, working as an assistant to directors, producers and cast on massive feature films, Kyle has been a student of some of the best in film: Christopher Nolan, Zack Snyder, Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler-Donner, Harrison Ford, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Ben Kingsley, Penelope Cruz, Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hillary Swank. The list goes on and on. Working with and observing these great talents, he is now pouring that priceless knowledge into his feature film debut “Heads You Lose”.
About Campfire Films Ltd.
Campfire Films was founded in 2005 by filmmaker Kyle Leydier with the intention of producing compelling, thought-provoking and entertaining stories through film. Stories that provoke. Stories that affect. Stories that inspire. Kyle’s first film, “Bad Blood” – based on a chapter of the novel Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh, won multiple awards after premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2005. Campfire Films has turned to Kickstarter to raise developments needed for its first feature film “Heads You Lose”.
For more information visit http://www.campfirefilms.ca.
Fiona Grant Leydier