Los Angeles, California | Film Feature

Comedy, Drama

Anderson Cowan

1 Campaigns | California, United States

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This campaign raised $84,644 for production. Follow the filmmaker to receive future updates on this project.

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I've been discussing and promoting independent cinema for the last 10 years on The Film Vault and have worked on Loveline for 17 years. Groupers was born out of my experience with troubled youth and love of indie films. Groupers is an after school special, but made for adults.

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The Story

Making a movie is no easy task and has been nothing more than a distant dream until recently. I've spent the last 20 years of my life studying film as though it were a science. The last 10 years I have been fortunate enough to talk about the smaller films that I've fallen in love with on a show called The Film Vault where my aim is to expose these gems to listeners who might have otherwise missed them.


Groupers is the fourth feature script I've completed. It is also the most affordable and most controversial in tone. It was at the end of act one that I knew I had stumbled across a story that I could make with the help of my people. It has been almost a year since that occured to me and with much prep and early help from my dedicated team members it is looking like that distant dream is coming into focus.


In writing and directing nine short films it has become apparent that this is not only what I do best, but what I should be doing. Filmmaking is challenging to say the least and telling a unique story is even tougher as of late. All it takes is a quick look at the majority of features playing at your local multiplex to see that remakes, sequels, prequels and reboots are an epidemic. Groupers vows to be original and worth the thought that it will ask of its audience. With bullying, mob mentality and homophobia at its core, Groupers promises to be original, thought-provoking and the after-school special with adult themes that you've always wanted to see, but never have.


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Costs $10,000

Groupers has 8 lead roles that need to be cast and paid for.

Camera Dept.

Costs $15,000

We'll be getting a steal at $5K a week. An Arri Alexa and Panavsion lenses is what we're looking for.

Production Staff

Costs $5,000

It takes a team that fills a small office to keep all the departments on track.

Wardrobe package

Costs $2,000

Our cast needs to wear clothes and look pretty.


Costs $11,500

While there aren't a lot of locations, we'll be there for 4 weeks. An abandoned house with an empty pool is at the heart of the film.

Art Director

Costs $4,500

Art direction and props will be key in giving Groupers the proper tone.

Sound Recording

Costs $4,000

Other than talent and camera, the sound is the most important thing.


Costs $15,000

From Production Assistants to Producers, it takes a small army to get the scene done right.

Production Insurance

Costs $3,000

Can't shoot a single frame without paying the man to cover our butts.

Distribution Deliverable Costs

Costs $5,000

A lot of those perks cost money. Won't know how much until the end of the campaign so this is the roughest of estimates.

Cash Pledge

Costs $0

About This Team

Team Groupers is made up of passionate film lovers and professionals that are interested in getting the film made. 

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