11 year old Emi, gifted with pyrokinetic abilities, is being hunted down by an off-the-grid governmental organization, intending to make her a military weapon.

About this project

Inspired by  1984 Stephen King science fiction thriller, Firestarter, writer and director Neil Ebanks was drawn to write a screenplay about a child, who is gifted with pyrokinetic powers. Ebanks' two daughters, Emily and Haley, star in the short film.

Though there is quite a bit of fire involved, the short film, BURN, scheduled to premiere mid December, is intended for all audiences.

http://www.burnthemovie.net

In early September, the outrageously talented cast of the new short film, BURN, will began filming. After four days of grueling hot sun, out in an insect filled middle Tennessee field, playing with dangerous flames, and the experience of having not one, but two vehicles stuck dangling in the air,  we pulled it off! 

With a gripping storyllne about an 11 year old pyrokinetic on the run from the government, and some wicked visual effects by Daichi Sakane, this film is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. 

We would love for YOU to be a part of the film. Though the filming is completed, it is NOT paid for.  In an effort to make the film a reality, we're accepting pre-purchase orders of the movie in advance, as a download, a DVD, and a Collector's DVD.  There is also a huge opportunity to get in on the film promotion by becoming a business sponsor of the film. Business sponsors have the opportunity to gain exposure through our promotion of the film, as well as be included in the online movie credits, and receive a professional promotional video (See options to the right. Or see options below if viewing on a mobile device). 

In addition to being in the credits of the film, or having your company shine as a sponsor within the movie promotional efforts, you will be supporting local independent film making, and helping a team of talented cast and crew to be successful. 

To support this film, pre-purchase a DVD, become a business sponsor, or donate to the film production costs, please select one of the options to the right (or below, if viewing on a moblie device) and donate through the Paypal server. 

We truly thank you for your support and for believing in us! 

Sincerely, 
The cast and crew of BURN


How do I participate?

To the right (or below if viewing on a mobile device), there are several options for participating in the completion efforts of the film and the rewards associated with your sponsorship amount. 

Click the "DONATE" button and you will be re-directed to the Paypal Checkout page. If you're on a desktop computer, It may look like the picture to the right. Pardon the wonky banner at the top. I don't know why that is there, but don't have time, nor desire to figure it out. Nonetheless, once you arrive at this page, simply enter your participation (donation) amount and check out by either 

a. Clicking the "Log into Paypal" button

or 

b. If you don't want to use Paypal, look on the bottom left of the check out page, where you'll see
"Don't have a PayPal account? 
Use your credit card or bank account (where available).

Click the CONTINUE link. 

If on a mobile device, it's even easier. You should simply see two options: "Pay wilth Paypal" and "Pay with Card". 

Hopefully, those instructions make sense. If not, please don't hesitate to CONTACT ME, or any of the cast members you know, for help! 


ACTRESS:  EMILY EBANKS

ROLE: EMI

Starring as the lead actress in the film, 11 year old Emily Ebanks studies acting, dance, musical theater, and is at the top of her 6th class in middle school.  Emily has performed in multiple on stage presentations, as well as starring in numerous videos, and is soon launching her own YouTube Channel called "Weird Gang". 

ACTRESS: HALEY EBANKS

ROLE: VAL

7 year old Haley stars as Emi's little sister, which is a real life scenario as well. Getting an early start in the entertainment industry, Haley studies dance, acting, and singing, with a "triple threat" label in her future. 

ACTOR: KYLE SMITHSON

ROLE: BERRINGER

Kyle was signed to MMG in NYC before producing his first movie with Easter Lake. Later moving to L.A, Kyle produced several more films before returning to Tennessee, when both of his parents became terminally ill with cancer. Kyle continues to produce, audition, and immerse himself in the film industry. 

ACTOR: MIKE NEAL

ROLE: MISTER FONTINE

Mike Neal, a miserably-failed songwriter who turned his angst into snide comedy once made "One Day at a Time" star Mackenzie Phillip fall in love with him on a film set.

ACTRESS: FAYE DAVIS

ROLE: OFFICER BEV

Originally from PA, Faye has a BFA in illustration, plays piano, drums and the tenor ukulele (left-handed) and can sing pretty well, too.  She currently resides in Nashville, where she has a number of creative ventures brewing, including a comic book! 

ACTRESS: KELLA RAINES

ROLE: EMI'S MOTHER

ACTRESS: MARY MEYER

ROLE: FRANKIE

Mary Meyer film and television actress based in Nashville, TN.  She is best known for her roles as Rebecca’s mom in REMEMBER THE GOAL and as Auntie Margaret in AS DREAMERS DO.  Mary also hosted a cable late night show for two seasons called MUSIC CITY CORNER.  Mary only worked with Neil because he’s cool and classy and also because he let her film a fight scene in his movie.  ;-) 

ACTOR: ROBERT BIEHN

ROLE: BILLY

Robert Biehn started acting at a young age in live theater. With a passion for storytelling being conveyed through his performances, he has such landed several lead roles in feature films, commercials, live shows, among other avenues. When not on stage or in front of a camera, Robert can be found singing, song-writing, working on his next novel, or helping behind the scenes on other projects.

ACTOR: JULIAN BARNETTE

ROLE: GOLIATH

Julian Barnette was born December 1, 1990 in South Hill Virginia. After graduation Julian joined the army and was stationed in Schofield barracks Hawaii for 3 years. In 2015 Julian achieved his air assault status in the army, and won third place in the Naga grappling tournament in Nashville TN. In 2016 he decided to take up acting. Where one of his first notable films was BURN, directed by Neil Ebanks

ACTOR: SCOTT MORENO

ROLE: DONALD FURMAN


Support this project!


REWARDS


PLEDGE $10 OR MORE

Personal mention and "Thank You" on our BURN social media. 


PLEDGE $20 OR MORE

Receive a download of the final BURN movie file!


PLEDGE $25 OR MORE

Receive a DVD copy of the movie BURN! 


PLEDGE $35 OR MORE

Receive a Collector's Edition DVD of the movie BURN. Includes Behind the Scenes, Bloopers, Interviews with the cast and crew, and more.


PLEDGE $50 OR MORE

You're in the movie!

Receive the Collector's Edition DVD, signed by the cast, plus YOUR NAME in the credits insert of the DVD!


PLEDGE $150 OR MORE

You're a STAR in the BURN DVD!

Receive the Collector's Edition DVD, signed by the cast, plus BE IN THE MOVIE's "Behind the Scenes" clips on the DVD!  Just send a 30 sec clip of yourself talking about the movie. and show off your newfound fame to all your friends and family. Of course, your name will be in the DVD credits insert, now that you're a star and all. 


PLEDGE $500 OR MORE

Business Sponsor Level 3

Your business will appear in all of our social media promotion. with links to your social media and website, and your company will be listed in the credits of BURN as an "Official Sponsor".


PLEDGE $1000 OR MORE

Business Sponsor Level 2

Your business will appear in all of our social media promotion. with links to your social media and website, and your company will be listed in the credits as an "Official Sponsor" of BURN.

Plus, your business will receive a professional 15 sec video promo that will appear before the movie!


PLEDGE $1500 OR MORE

Business Sponsor Level 1

Your business will appear in all of our social media promotion. with links to your social media and website, and your company will be listed in the credits of BURN as an "Official Sponsor".

Plus, your business will receive a professional 30 sec video promo that will appear before the movie! 

Plus, your company will be listed in the opening credits of the DVD, as well as on the DVD cover, as "Presented by [YOUR COMPANY NAME HERE]".