Hello Fellow Smartians!
Andrew Treglia, writer and director here! Thanks for taking the time to review our proposal for our feature film, Under the Veil, and the behind-the-scenes documentary series, The Making of Under the Veil.
In addition to this proposal, please feel free to use the links above to help better assess the value of the project for our community. The links are:
1. Project Pitch Deck
2. Project Pitch Video, which includes a video lookbook and video synopsis of the film
3. A fun infographic outlining how our project will help SmartCash
4. Pages 1-50 of the script
I have been a working artist and professional, producing commercial media, television and film content for over 12 years - including producing and directing two feature films.
I understand this may be a unique proposal for our community, but it’s also uniquely interesting and exciting. We have put together a very efficient budget for a feature film, and we’re going to utilize the tax rebates that New Mexico (production) and Pennsylvania (post-production) offer with no-minimum budget spend. Also, much of the team will be working for 20% of their standard rate. I’ve developed a lot of amazing relationships over the years with wonderful, talented people that are excited to be involved in this production. Under the Veil will be a million dollar film asset for a 200k budget.
HOW WILL IT HELP SMART CASH?
CURRENCY PRICE INCREASE
As the writer and director of, Under the Veil, I am also an investor and advocate of Smart Cash. The success of SmartCash is dependent on Brand Awareness and Adoption, and we need Publicity, Promotion and Attention! Under the Veil is going to be the 1st feature film ever funded by a crypto community, minus a few one-off ICO’s that were created specifically for a project. Our film will have name actors and industry professionals working on the production, post-production and distribution, and the attention this production will receive could have a transformative effect on the SmartCash currency and community.
In addition to the film, we’re going to produce a SmartCash-sponsored behind-the-scenes documentary series about the making of the film. This 13 episode series will be aired while we’re producing the film, and will be a great opportunity to build our audience and further increase awareness of SmartCash. An entertaining behind-the-scenes series like this will be an impactful way to reach numerous online platforms while simultaneously growing our community through targeted marketing and advertising - and effective SmartCash branding.
Producing interesting and exciting content that adds value to the audience is really the secret sauce for magnetizing people to our community and currency. This project can really move the needle for Smart Cash.
If you’ve ever wanted to see your name on the big screen as a Producer, here’s your chance. We’re going to make a film, Smartians! I’m looking forward to meeting you all the premiere party!
Again, you are also encouraged to review the additional application materials at the links above, and hopefully become more excited about the Under the Veil project and the opportunity it presents to further spread our disctinctive platform and currency.
SYNOPSIS - UNDER THE VEIL
Frank Travis is sleepwalking through life due to a family tragedy. During his 40th birthday party at his office in Los Angeles, he breaks down and quits his job. Frank ends up in Mexico pounding booze, cocaine and prostitutes. He’s far worse off than he was before. Then he meets an Ayahuasca Shaman who convinces him to attend a ceremony. Frank drinks the Ayahuasca and has a phenomenal consciousness breakthrough experience, giving him a new purpose in life...because now he sees THEM. THEY are a race of Frog-Faced Aliens that walk among us, and control humanity by limiting knowledge of the universe to our five senses. Frank is no longer blind like most of humanity, and now sees that THEY are in positions of power and celebrity everywhere - politicians, cops, media personalities - and more.
Frank hunts these vile, Luciferian creatures on the streets of L.A., and knows he has to do something soon. If Agent Temojin from The Department of Domain Defense (D.O.D.D.) gets his new surveillance facility built, it could be the final noose around the neck of humanity. Are the Alien’s real, or has Frank lost his monkey mind?
BEHIND THE SCENES SERIES: THE MAKING OF UNDER THE VEIL
We really believe that an absorbing, original behind-the-scenes series like this is a great way to get the most bang out of a Smart Cash sponsorship.
This vanguard documentary series will intimately depict the wild and exciting ride of making a feature film. The audience will get to look through the director’s eyes as scenes are developed, watch actor’s find the truth in their performances, stress with producers as they struggle to steer the ship, and get a front seat view of all of the rest of the drama, tension, energy and fun that comprises the crazy world of an indie film production.
The style will be run-and-gun, fast and furious, both in the production shooting and the post-production editing. As well, interviews of the cast and crew - both set-up and impromptu - will be Inter-cut with the action.
The characters in the show will be the talent and crew, and as is typical for a reality series, certain people will rise up and shine as the production gets its legs.
The series will be released on every onlne platform from YouTube to Instagram to Minds to Bitchute, and everything in-between. Viewership and audience growth will be enhanced with some smart, targeted online advertising.
This entertaining series will effectively help to grow brand awareness and draw audiences to SmartCash who will appreciate this rare and intimate portrait of the making of a film.
The series will be as follows:
Pre-production - 2 episodes
Production (principle photography) - 8 episodes
Post-Production - 3 episodes
A production is a fluid situation, and the episode breakdown might be subject to minor changes depending on developments during the making of the film.
Release of the episodes will be consistent - 2 episodes/week on specific dates and times to be determined - the final episode being original the red carpet screening of the film in Hollywood. This will give us some lead-time to finalize the structure and design of the series, and offer some pre-release advertsing/marketing for the project and for SmartCash.
UNDER THE VEIL PRODUCTION SCHEDULE:
Week 1 - Week 12: Pre-Production
- Line Item Budget
- Cast Locked
- Crew Locked
- Locations Locked
- Script Locked
Week 13 - Week 16: Production
Week 17 - Week 37: Post-Production
- Picture locked
- Sound locked
- Color timing and correction
- Visual Effects
Week 38: UNDER THE VEIL COMPLETED
Week 38 - Week 48:Marketing, Promotion and Distribution Negotiation
Week 38 - Week 48 Red Carpet Screening (date tbd)
OCTOBER 1, 2020 RELEASE: UNDER THE VEIL
UNDER THE VEIL DETAILED BENCHMARKS:
11/1/19 Pre-Production Continues
Line Item Budget Delivered
Location Scouting and Securing
Securing Production Crew
Meetings - Cast, Crew, and Script Polishing
12/20/19 - Pre-Production Ends
- Line Item Budget
- Cast Locked
- Crew Locked
- Locations Locked
- Script Locked
1/6/20 - 2/2/20 - Principle Photography
2/3/20 - 7/20/20 - Post-Production
Sound and Color Locked
Film Completed - 7/20/20 - Yeah!!!
7/21/20 - 9/30/20 - Marketing, Promotion. Distribution Negotiation (much of which has been ongoing throughout the project)
7/21/20 - 9/30/20 (date tbd) - Red Carpet Screening
10/1/20 - RELEASE UNDER THE VEIL
SERIES RELEASE SCHEDULE: THE MAKING OF UNDER THE VEIL
- Week 41 - Episode 1 & 2
- Week 42 - Episode 3 & 4
- Week 43 - Episode 5 & 6
- Week 44 - Episode 7 & 8
- Week 45 - Episode 9 & 10
- Week 46 - Episode 11 & 12
- Week 47 - Release Final Episode one week prior to the "Under the Veil" feature film release
UNDER THE VEIL SUMMARY BUDGET
Above-the-Line (Producers, Director, Cast) - 60K
Principal Photography Budget - “Under the Veil” - 75K
Total Budget 13 Episodes- “Making of, Under the Veil” - 15K
Post-Production (Editing, Sound, Color) - 35K
Promotion, Marketing and Distribution - 35K
Misc. - 1k
Funding SmartCash - $200,000
Funding Tax Rebates - $21,000
TOTAL BUDGET SPEND - $221,000
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Andrew Treglia has directed and produced a wide variety of media content in film, television and online for over 10 years.
Andrew spent much of his first five years in production at GPB, the Georgia PBS flagship station in Atlanta. He worked on dozens of projects and shows for the station, including the Emmy Award winning, Georgia Traveler, and his own special, BlockHeads: Return of the Neighborhood, about Martin Luther King's birthplace and neighborhood, The Old Fourth Ward. Andrew was also the Cinematographer and Lead Editor on the, Georgia WWII Oral History Project, which was produced in coordination with director Ken Burns and his epic documentary, The War.
Andrew then turned his attention to Los Angeles, eventually directing and producing two feature films: the narrative crime drama,
The Atlantan, and the absurdist documentary, Lord of the Freaks. With a Hollywood red carpet premiere at the world famous Egyptian Theater, Lord of the Freaks features appearances by Jimmy Kimmel, Stan Lee, Dave Navarro and a multitude of other recognizable personalities. Andrew also worked as the 2nd unit director on the narrative feature film, Transmigration, shot in the magical western jungles of Brazil. It was a challenging, brutal shoot, and Andrew was hospitalized for severe dehydration upon returning to The States.
In 2016, Andrew became executive producer at TimefireVR, where he produced and directed his award winning Virtual Reality Experience (VRX), Hypatia. The piece won "Best Social Experience" at the Cinequest Film and VR Festival, and Andrew was invited to speak at the 2017 NAB show by Adobe Mettle.
In addition to his commercial work Andrew has also created extensive content for effective non-profit organizations like the Water Well Trust, which provide safe, clean water wells for low-income Americans with no water supply, and the Annual Georgia Environmental Conference. His non-profit work has been screened before the United States Congress, and on C-Span.
Andrew earned an M.F.A. in Filmmaking and Digital Imaging from Georgia State University in 2006.
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Thank you for taking the time to review this project!