Sun And Moon Studios NC is creating a new way to look at Film and Production in North Carolina
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Sun & Moon Studios NC was founded in early 2014 and has been involved in the NC film community with regards to growing the Independent Film option in the area of North and South Carolina ever since.  The goal of the studio is to “Build It Here” with regards to the overall film production capabilities within the Carolinas.

We have helped clients with commercials, short films, demo reels and more since our inception, and we are collaborators with those who share our desire to make film grow in the directions that it needs to grow to build the foundations of a reliable film production scene in the Carolinas.  We also conduct our own productions like Ravenwatch, which is a multimedia production making use of local artists, actors, crew members, web designers, studio locations, voice over talent, and more.  The final product will be a comic book, a radio show, and a film production in each issue/episode we produce. 

UPDATE!!!!  :   RAVENWATCH IS ABOUT $600 AWAY FROM 1ST ISSUE PRINT!!!


In 2016, we are setting up the final stages of
FOR SUPPORTERS:
If you would like to support Sun & Moon Studios NC, you may choose one of the options on the right of the page to do that.  Check out the perks that we've set up for you folks and buy in at your desired level of involvement!
Patreon is only set up to take monthly payments (at the first of every month), so if that’s what you’re looking to do for us, then carry on as normal.  If, however, you are looking for a one time donation to our studio in support, then we will send you a PayPal link to do that!

Example 1:“I only want to give ‘X’ dollars one time to the support of the studio.What do I do?”
Choose the level of monthly support that represents the dollar amount you’re looking for, and send us a message at [email protected] .  We'll reply with a link to our PayPal Payment Center, and you can follow through at your leisure!

Example 2:“I want to give ‘X’ dollars to the studio, but I want to break it up into payments.What do I do?”
Decide how many payments you want to break it into and choose the dollar amount from the monthly payment options below.  Send us a message that lets us know how many payments you want to make.After receiving that many payments from you, we will cancel your monthly payments to us and send you a message that we have done so.  There are no penalties for canceling at any time.

FOR CLIENTS:
We have several different programs going for building our clientele as a studio depending on your needs.  Here are the programs available so you can pick the one that fits you the best:

DEMO REELS for ACTORS/ACTRESSES:
Our normal rate for delivering an industry standard 2 minute – 2 minute and 30 second demo reel is $50.00.  If you need us to pull the footage from the web or from a DVD, there is a $10.00 charge for doing that, as well.  If the footage you want on the reel is on a disc or flash drive already, there is no further charge beyond the $50.00.  Our turnaround on these is within five business days.

COMMERCIALS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES:
Our commercials range in price from $175.00 to about $500.00 depending on your needs. We also provide a HUGE discount if your business is willing to be listed as a possible film location for our productions going forward, so contact us today to discuss options for this as each customer has varied needs and expectations.  There is an easy to fill out form that we will send you that allows you to tell us what you are looking for and gives you the ballpark pricing you can expect.  Our commercials are TV or internet ready at the time of handover, and you can use them however you see fit.


USE OUR NETWORK FOR ADVERTISING:
We have worked hard on our social media outreach through Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and more to develop a local outreach of about 35,000 people in order to broadcast our work and our clients to a specified target audience that will benefit those local to Charlotte, North Carolina.  We have set up programs for increasing that outreach and allowing our customers to use that network to build their own in doing so.  We target the local area in order to streamline our contact and support to those that are in the community which we are trying to uphold and push forward, so you can count on reaching customers that matter with your advertising in our network.  You may not become well known in Bangalore, Maine, or Bangladesh, but that probably wouldn’t do your business any good anyway.
We have Quarterly, Monthly or Weekly sharing programs through our social media outreach that are all affordably priced at between $10.00 and $50.00 per month.  All payments are accepted through our Patreon site right here, and you can cancel them at anytime with no penalty.  Contact us today to let us know you would like to discuss these options and a representative will get back to you within 3 business days.  These programs can also be used in conjunction with the Commercial or Demo Reel options above.  This program is equally useful to musicians, artists, and other production studios to broaden their reach and ability to be seen on social media as using multiple social media sites and users to do the sharing for you keeps you from being a social media “spammer” and “tooting your own horn” too often.








OUR FLAGSHIP SHOW :
CAROLINA'S OWN PODFORCE FIVE - ENTERTAINMENT, ARTS, MUSIC AND FASHION IN THE CAROLINAS


There are some things you should know about us going forward if you choose to support or work with us in the future as we want to see the film community advance and not become stagnant in the absence of the much-talked-about Film Incentives programs.

Our studio attempts to actually follow industry standards and practices when it comes to legal issues.  We encourage everyone we work with to do the same from NDA paperwork to Location Agreements.  We are not big supporters of what is called “guerilla film-making” as we do not believe that conducting business in that way encourages trust in the local film-making community.

We also do not support the idea of working for free.  We try to compensate people that work on our productions even if that compensation takes the form of a temporary issuance of deferred payments.  As we operate in a non-union state, we are building the film business under the idea that it works like any other job in North Carolina – at non-union rates – and in support of starting everything having to do with payment at the negotiating table.  We believe that if you are running a production that doesn’t pay people, then you haven’t even tried to raise the funds necessary to shoot a film.  Marketing is a part of the endeavor that falls through the cracks too often in independent film-making, and we would like to see that change for the better.

Film-making is not about whether or not you can pick up a camera, film something, and upload it to YouTube.  Film-making is about creating something from scratch and launching it into forever.  That requires the parts that some folks consider the “not fun” parts as well as the actual acting, directing and editing of it all.  Marketing, legal paperwork, performing as a registered business, paying your taxes on expenses and income, etc.  These are all integral to any large scale production, and if the independent film community wishes to grow in the way that any small business wishes to grow, then these models of business operations should be followed to a large degree.

Here’s where we are different in regards to those existing models.

We don’t believe in state or federal sponsorship through incentive programs.We believe in raising the money the so called old fashioned way.  We interact with small businesses before we interact with large soul-less corporations that don’t care about our local growth.  We don’t operate within the confines of a Non-Profit structure either.  We do this to grow into a new form of entertainment industry here on the East Coast doing away with business issues that have plagued the Hollywood example wherever we can.  We try to learn from the industry mistakes that have been made as well as capitalize on their successes.  We believe in independent ingenuity and originality in our films and that follows suit with our business practices.  Expansion goes hand in hand with creation and both of them advance with solid plans in place or the proper amount of attention and work has not been put in on the project.

If these ideas and practices sound like things you can agree with, and you are involved in film production or theater events in our area, please feel free to contact us today and let’s see what we can dream up next and make it happen!

Thanks for reading about our business, and we hope to hear from you soon no matter your level of involvement or interest!


Please find the following North Carolina Film-Makers and Entertainment Providers on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter to keep up with this rapidly changing environment for multimedia productions:

Nerd Nation Magazine - Comic, Movie, and Convention Reviews to keep you up to date!
Red Warrior Global - An Award winning Videographer and Studio based in Monroe, NC!
Manny Mac Studios - 6 time Carolina Music Awards winning video editor and photographer


Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
2 patrons
THIS is the primary amount that we are asking for from our Patrons.
Being able to chip in a dollar to keep our film business moving in North Carolina means everything to us!
We're dedicated to doing this for a living, and folks like you keep us going!
This level of contribution unlocks the "Patron Only" posts that give access to lots of our upcoming projects and the behind the scenes things that happen in making our studio run.

Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
The second tier of our lower contributions means you get access to all of the stuff in the above reward from our "Patron Only" posts, AND you'll get access to the monthly Press Release that tells you where to catch special screenings, meet-n-greets with cast and crew.
Thanks for helping us out every month to keep us working to build the Film Industry in our state!

Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
The last of our lower tier gains access to all of the stuff above PLUS you get listed as a Fan Supporter in our future productions!
You'll see your name on the screen during our credits and so will others which will let them know that you support Local Film in NC!

Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
Our midrange tier of rewards starts here, and it gives everything above this level.
In addition to that, at this level of support, you also get a personal thank you video sent to you for supporting us!  It will be uploaded to YouTube and shared over to you so you can post it on Social Media or just keep it to yourself and watch at your leisure.
Thanks for the support!  This kind of month-to-month support is a wonderful thing, and we really appreciate it!
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
Our other mid-range tier of support gives access to everything above, and you also get a limited edition T-shirt or Hoodie (Red, Black or White) featuring artwork from local NC artist William Wacllace of Rebel Star Studios!

Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
Welcome to the Executive Producer Tier!
At this level of support, your commitment to helping us bring out multimedia productions in North Carolina is hitting levels of awesome that we can't even begin to thank you enough for what you're doing... but we can try!
You'll get everything above in the other tiers, but you will also be listed as an Executive Producer on our film projects.  This will show up on IMDB and our other web pages, too!
We're glad to have someone like you aboard on our mission to make films!
This is the low end of this tier, and there are no limits to how many of you can jump on this.
If you're looking to build out your IMDB clout, this is a easy, no-brainer way to get that done!
Pledge $250 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
Okay, big league.  We hear you.  You want MORE access, MORE goodie bag stuff, and MORE in general outta this deal. 
Well, we can do that.
You get access to everything above PLUS you get us to buy tickets to any screening/premier or public event that we have going on in the biz.  You can network, hobnob, mingle and mix with folks in the film biz in our area and expand your involvement at an incredible rate by coming to these events which range from convention level events to special premiere screenings here in the North Carolina region.
These tickets will be placed in your name and are yours to use in any way you like.
Pledge $500 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
Top Dawg Status.
You get everything above PLUS top billing in the credits as an Executive Producer.
You also get copied in on our Casting Calls, Filming Dates and Workshops, and you have entry to all of those for free, of course.
We welcome folks that are this serious about film in our state, and we look forward to seeing you on set with us!
Goals
$1 of $50 per month
This goal helps us to keep our marketing and promotions crew moving to gain more funding through advertising and networking.
Think of it as a seed fund that should help us to grow exponentially in the coming years!
Thank you for helping us hit this goal!

Picture Credit:  Chris Clark of Lost Abroad Photography
"Ravenwatch Cast"
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Sun & Moon Studios NC was founded in early 2014 and has been involved in the NC film community with regards to growing the Independent Film option in the area of North and South Carolina ever since.  The goal of the studio is to “Build It Here” with regards to the overall film production capabilities within the Carolinas.

We have helped clients with commercials, short films, demo reels and more since our inception, and we are collaborators with those who share our desire to make film grow in the directions that it needs to grow to build the foundations of a reliable film production scene in the Carolinas.  We also conduct our own productions like Ravenwatch, which is a multimedia production making use of local artists, actors, crew members, web designers, studio locations, voice over talent, and more.  The final product will be a comic book, a radio show, and a film production in each issue/episode we produce. 

UPDATE!!!!  :   RAVENWATCH IS ABOUT $600 AWAY FROM 1ST ISSUE PRINT!!!


In 2016, we are setting up the final stages of
FOR SUPPORTERS:
If you would like to support Sun & Moon Studios NC, you may choose one of the options on the right of the page to do that.  Check out the perks that we've set up for you folks and buy in at your desired level of involvement!
Patreon is only set up to take monthly payments (at the first of every month), so if that’s what you’re looking to do for us, then carry on as normal.  If, however, you are looking for a one time donation to our studio in support, then we will send you a PayPal link to do that!

Example 1:“I only want to give ‘X’ dollars one time to the support of the studio.What do I do?”
Choose the level of monthly support that represents the dollar amount you’re looking for, and send us a message at [email protected] .  We'll reply with a link to our PayPal Payment Center, and you can follow through at your leisure!

Example 2:“I want to give ‘X’ dollars to the studio, but I want to break it up into payments.What do I do?”
Decide how many payments you want to break it into and choose the dollar amount from the monthly payment options below.  Send us a message that lets us know how many payments you want to make.After receiving that many payments from you, we will cancel your monthly payments to us and send you a message that we have done so.  There are no penalties for canceling at any time.

FOR CLIENTS:
We have several different programs going for building our clientele as a studio depending on your needs.  Here are the programs available so you can pick the one that fits you the best:

DEMO REELS for ACTORS/ACTRESSES:
Our normal rate for delivering an industry standard 2 minute – 2 minute and 30 second demo reel is $50.00.  If you need us to pull the footage from the web or from a DVD, there is a $10.00 charge for doing that, as well.  If the footage you want on the reel is on a disc or flash drive already, there is no further charge beyond the $50.00.  Our turnaround on these is within five business days.

COMMERCIALS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES:
Our commercials range in price from $175.00 to about $500.00 depending on your needs. We also provide a HUGE discount if your business is willing to be listed as a possible film location for our productions going forward, so contact us today to discuss options for this as each customer has varied needs and expectations.  There is an easy to fill out form that we will send you that allows you to tell us what you are looking for and gives you the ballpark pricing you can expect.  Our commercials are TV or internet ready at the time of handover, and you can use them however you see fit.


USE OUR NETWORK FOR ADVERTISING:
We have worked hard on our social media outreach through Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and more to develop a local outreach of about 35,000 people in order to broadcast our work and our clients to a specified target audience that will benefit those local to Charlotte, North Carolina.  We have set up programs for increasing that outreach and allowing our customers to use that network to build their own in doing so.  We target the local area in order to streamline our contact and support to those that are in the community which we are trying to uphold and push forward, so you can count on reaching customers that matter with your advertising in our network.  You may not become well known in Bangalore, Maine, or Bangladesh, but that probably wouldn’t do your business any good anyway.
We have Quarterly, Monthly or Weekly sharing programs through our social media outreach that are all affordably priced at between $10.00 and $50.00 per month.  All payments are accepted through our Patreon site right here, and you can cancel them at anytime with no penalty.  Contact us today to let us know you would like to discuss these options and a representative will get back to you within 3 business days.  These programs can also be used in conjunction with the Commercial or Demo Reel options above.  This program is equally useful to musicians, artists, and other production studios to broaden their reach and ability to be seen on social media as using multiple social media sites and users to do the sharing for you keeps you from being a social media “spammer” and “tooting your own horn” too often.








OUR FLAGSHIP SHOW :
CAROLINA'S OWN PODFORCE FIVE - ENTERTAINMENT, ARTS, MUSIC AND FASHION IN THE CAROLINAS


There are some things you should know about us going forward if you choose to support or work with us in the future as we want to see the film community advance and not become stagnant in the absence of the much-talked-about Film Incentives programs.

Our studio attempts to actually follow industry standards and practices when it comes to legal issues.  We encourage everyone we work with to do the same from NDA paperwork to Location Agreements.  We are not big supporters of what is called “guerilla film-making” as we do not believe that conducting business in that way encourages trust in the local film-making community.

We also do not support the idea of working for free.  We try to compensate people that work on our productions even if that compensation takes the form of a temporary issuance of deferred payments.  As we operate in a non-union state, we are building the film business under the idea that it works like any other job in North Carolina – at non-union rates – and in support of starting everything having to do with payment at the negotiating table.  We believe that if you are running a production that doesn’t pay people, then you haven’t even tried to raise the funds necessary to shoot a film.  Marketing is a part of the endeavor that falls through the cracks too often in independent film-making, and we would like to see that change for the better.

Film-making is not about whether or not you can pick up a camera, film something, and upload it to YouTube.  Film-making is about creating something from scratch and launching it into forever.  That requires the parts that some folks consider the “not fun” parts as well as the actual acting, directing and editing of it all.  Marketing, legal paperwork, performing as a registered business, paying your taxes on expenses and income, etc.  These are all integral to any large scale production, and if the independent film community wishes to grow in the way that any small business wishes to grow, then these models of business operations should be followed to a large degree.

Here’s where we are different in regards to those existing models.

We don’t believe in state or federal sponsorship through incentive programs.We believe in raising the money the so called old fashioned way.  We interact with small businesses before we interact with large soul-less corporations that don’t care about our local growth.  We don’t operate within the confines of a Non-Profit structure either.  We do this to grow into a new form of entertainment industry here on the East Coast doing away with business issues that have plagued the Hollywood example wherever we can.  We try to learn from the industry mistakes that have been made as well as capitalize on their successes.  We believe in independent ingenuity and originality in our films and that follows suit with our business practices.  Expansion goes hand in hand with creation and both of them advance with solid plans in place or the proper amount of attention and work has not been put in on the project.

If these ideas and practices sound like things you can agree with, and you are involved in film production or theater events in our area, please feel free to contact us today and let’s see what we can dream up next and make it happen!

Thanks for reading about our business, and we hope to hear from you soon no matter your level of involvement or interest!


Please find the following North Carolina Film-Makers and Entertainment Providers on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter to keep up with this rapidly changing environment for multimedia productions:

Nerd Nation Magazine - Comic, Movie, and Convention Reviews to keep you up to date!
Red Warrior Global - An Award winning Videographer and Studio based in Monroe, NC!
Manny Mac Studios - 6 time Carolina Music Awards winning video editor and photographer


Recent posts by Sun And Moon Studios NC

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
2 patrons
THIS is the primary amount that we are asking for from our Patrons.
Being able to chip in a dollar to keep our film business moving in North Carolina means everything to us!
We're dedicated to doing this for a living, and folks like you keep us going!
This level of contribution unlocks the "Patron Only" posts that give access to lots of our upcoming projects and the behind the scenes things that happen in making our studio run.

Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
The second tier of our lower contributions means you get access to all of the stuff in the above reward from our "Patron Only" posts, AND you'll get access to the monthly Press Release that tells you where to catch special screenings, meet-n-greets with cast and crew.
Thanks for helping us out every month to keep us working to build the Film Industry in our state!

Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
The last of our lower tier gains access to all of the stuff above PLUS you get listed as a Fan Supporter in our future productions!
You'll see your name on the screen during our credits and so will others which will let them know that you support Local Film in NC!

Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
Our midrange tier of rewards starts here, and it gives everything above this level.
In addition to that, at this level of support, you also get a personal thank you video sent to you for supporting us!  It will be uploaded to YouTube and shared over to you so you can post it on Social Media or just keep it to yourself and watch at your leisure.
Thanks for the support!  This kind of month-to-month support is a wonderful thing, and we really appreciate it!
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
Our other mid-range tier of support gives access to everything above, and you also get a limited edition T-shirt or Hoodie (Red, Black or White) featuring artwork from local NC artist William Wacllace of Rebel Star Studios!

Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
Welcome to the Executive Producer Tier!
At this level of support, your commitment to helping us bring out multimedia productions in North Carolina is hitting levels of awesome that we can't even begin to thank you enough for what you're doing... but we can try!
You'll get everything above in the other tiers, but you will also be listed as an Executive Producer on our film projects.  This will show up on IMDB and our other web pages, too!
We're glad to have someone like you aboard on our mission to make films!
This is the low end of this tier, and there are no limits to how many of you can jump on this.
If you're looking to build out your IMDB clout, this is a easy, no-brainer way to get that done!
Pledge $250 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
Okay, big league.  We hear you.  You want MORE access, MORE goodie bag stuff, and MORE in general outta this deal. 
Well, we can do that.
You get access to everything above PLUS you get us to buy tickets to any screening/premier or public event that we have going on in the biz.  You can network, hobnob, mingle and mix with folks in the film biz in our area and expand your involvement at an incredible rate by coming to these events which range from convention level events to special premiere screenings here in the North Carolina region.
These tickets will be placed in your name and are yours to use in any way you like.
Pledge $500 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
Top Dawg Status.
You get everything above PLUS top billing in the credits as an Executive Producer.
You also get copied in on our Casting Calls, Filming Dates and Workshops, and you have entry to all of those for free, of course.
We welcome folks that are this serious about film in our state, and we look forward to seeing you on set with us!