EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ::
Spacemonkey Labs (SML) is a startup enterprise engaged in the development and production of motion pictures for theatrical release. The goal of this company is to raise the bar for quality and overall entertainment value of independent film while producing commercially viable, yet modestly budgeted feature films.
SML is seeking investment capital of $2 million in minimum shares of $250 thousand to produce the feature-length family adventure film “Stone Soup”. At this point, it is our intention to pay back this investment plus 9% then share in any profits 50/50.
Management Team ::
The founders of Spacemonkey Labs bring to the table both entrepreneurial and creative vision, in-depth expertise in film production, and more than 20 years of motion picture experience. In addition, the team is complimented by a support group of talented and experienced consultants and advisors.
The Product ::
SML endeavors to produce the feature-length family adventure film entitled “Stone Soup” written by Greg Dorchak about a mysterious soldier who reunites a war-torn village with magical soup made from an enchanted stone.
Family films with solid stories that both children and parents alike can enjoy are historically a crowd favorite at movie theaters across the country. In 2004, 4 of the top 10 grossing pictures were rated PG.
The Industry ::
The success of 1999’s “The Blair Witch Project”, which has earned more than $200 million in worldwide revenues to date, has signaled a new day for independent films. Its success revolutionized how studios and distributors approach both production and marketing of films of all sizes. Independent films can range widely in budget, from just a few thousand dollars to as high as $100 million (or more), but their similarity is a freedom from the homogeneity of studio production. By definition, an independent film is one that is financed by any source other than a U.S. studio. Independent does not have to mean low quality.
The Market ::
"The country may be divided on some issues, but movies that have a good message for kids that adults enjoy are universally embraced," says Tom Rothman of 20th Century Fox.
"It's just good business to create movies that everyone wants to see," Disney spokesman Dennis Rice says. "It's all that much better when Mom, Dad and the kids agree (on) movies they all want to see."
“Stone Soup” will target families looking for entertainment with a positive message as well as general fantasy film enthusiasts.
SML will seek distribution by smaller, genre oriented companies whose proven ability to handle low-budget films with interesting themes appeals to our desire for special handling. We will hold screenings specifically for distributors in Los Angeles and/or New York. We will contact individually some of the distributors who have experience with the horror film genre. In addition, we will take the film to markets and festivals where appropriate.