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Sci-Fi Actor Doug Jones Stars As An Imaginary Friend in ‘My Friend Max’

Sci-Fi Actor Doug Jones Stars As An Imaginary Friend in 'My Friend Max'

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My Friend Max

Logline: “My Friend Max” centers around a bullied young girl, Thea, and the strong bond that she shares with her imaginary friend, Max, after the death of her father at a very young age.

Elevator Pitch: Acclaimed actor Doug Jones (“Pan’s Labyrinth,” the “Hellboy” films, “Hocus Pocus,” “Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer”) has been cast to star alongside award-winning child actress, Kaylynn Burgin. The film will also feature a hit song from Midnight Cinema (formerly known as Thriving Ivory).

Special perks for donors include:
– Doug Jones’ on-screen costume
– Producer credits 
– Digital copies of the finished film
– Autographed posters
– Give a character in the film your own last name

Production Team: 

Steven Luke: Producer (“War Pigs,” “Dust Of War”)
Mikeal Burgin: Producer, Co-Writer, Director (“Special,” “Bring Me A Dream”)
Chuck Mittan: Co-Writer (“Damn It Mamet,” “Leaving Kansas”)
Peter WIgand: DIrector fo Photography (“Dust Of War,” “Destroyer”)
Chris Canfield: Production Desiger (“Dust Of War,” “War Pigs”)

About the Film: Typically a horror/thriller director, I wanted to do something a little more tame, with a very mild supernatrual element. I’ve always been intrigued by imaginary friend stories. There is so much to explore in the imagination of children, and there are no rules in a child’s creative mind, so the concept was one that I had thought about for quite a while. Instead of it being horrific, I decided to make it heart-wrenching and very relatable to everyone who’s ever experienced losing someone close to your heart. This is a story about growing up, finding yourself, and taking chances.

Current Status: Pre-production fundraising for September shoot.

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