Hollywood Giving Back: Paradox Film, LLC is Assisting Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts One Production at a Time

Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:11am EST

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NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Award-winning director Elana A.
Mugdan and accomplished film producer Dave Brown are gearing up for an ambitious independent film
project this year: a $5 million science-fiction drama entitled Paradox.

Paradox tells the story of Sophie and Caleb, two scientists who are drawn into an impossible
mission when a time traveler from the future returns to the past…in order to prevent the invention
of time travel itself. Set in both the near and far future, the film is the first in the genre to
embrace the paradoxes inherent in the concept of time travel, rather than to have them hinder the
story as plot holes. Paradox blends exciting action, thought-provoking science theory, and an
unconventional love story.

Shooting is planned for late summer and early fall of 2013, on location in and around New York

Mugdan and Brown are well on their way to making this movie a reality. They already have an agent
to negotiate sale of the rights in foreign territories; they have a number of equity investors
lined up; and New York State film incentives will provide a significant fraction of their total
budget. Their next step is to raise funds for pre-production and development, including hiring a
casting director in LA to bring in name talent and creation of investor packages.

The development budget for Paradox comes in at under $23,000. Mugdan and Brown have launched a
"crowdfunding" campaign to raise that much money or more in the next 30 days. They plan to focus
on reaching investors and fellow artists in the film community in order to meet their goal.

"Achieving our goals for development funding will put us in a really good place," said Mugdan.
"From there, we know we'll be able to take the steps that will attract equity investors and secure
the rest of our production budget. This movie will get made." Mugdan has a proven track record of
producing quality films on time and under budget. She has produced numerous trailers, web series
and short films, including one with over a million views on YouTube. Her first feature film,
produced in 2010, was accepted to 14 film festivals world-wide, won awards at four of them, and
has since received distribution and has been released to the public.

While Mugdan will take the creative lead, Brown will manage the business end of the Paradox
project. He has spent the last six years working in production, and has been privileged to
collaborate with two Academy Award winning producers.

In addition to acquiring an equity position in the film, investors can choose from a number of
rewards, detailed on the IndieGoGo campaign page. Those rewards are designed to be particularly
attractive for investors at the higher end of the range. They include film credit as Producer or
Executive Producer, spending a day on set with the cast and crew, and a VIP all-access invitation
to the world premiere of Paradox.

Contributions through the crowdfunding campaign will be serving double duty: not only will they
support the Paradox development budget, they will also support two important charities. Mugdan and
Brown are donating 5% of net proceeds from their IndieGoGo campaign to the Hurricane Sandy Relief
Foundation, and an additional 5% to the ASPCA. "Producing the film at home in New York will serve
to stimulate the local economy," said Brown. "But it's also vitally important that we be able to
give back what we can to help rebuild our community." Mugdan added, "the hurricane was devastating
not only for people, but for animals as well. We aim to help both … and that's not a paradox."

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