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May 25, 2014
 

‘Active Shooter’ Needs Your Support

Patrick Kilpatrick has been a veteran of the action movie genre for several decades now with iconic roles like The Sandman in Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Death Warrant. He has worked with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steven Seagal, Chow Yun Fat, Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg, to name a few.

He has supported this website since I first started it 3 years ago and his current project entitled ‘Active Shooter’ has begun its Indiegogo campaign.

When I spoke to Patrick a few months back we discussed the campaign and we talked about using Indiegogo.

 

Patrick said “Indiegogo involves a very different kind of promotional material than the film itself, so we crafted a piece that I think captures the tone of the movie as well as the direction. We also cover the more serious nature of some of the topics but also capture some of the humour and irreverence about the way that we approach the story“.

Plot Summary: Active Shooter Movie is a veteran actor’s journey into the mind and ways of mass killers — laced with dark comedy, epic adventures, love and redemption, wrapped in psychological land mines. This controversial and timely film deals with the gun debate from every side of the twisted fence as well as the rise of global stupidity and terrorism, all interwoven with delicate nuances of life and death. Just like senseless massacres, ideas and art that are not tangible, but no less alive, can be killed in Hollywood. What would you kill for?

Director’s Prelude

Teaser Trailer

Patrick gave a statement regarding the movie on the campaign page:

Many of you know me as an actor from from 120 plus films and TV shows — from Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report to James Cameron’s Dark Angel, from Eraser with Arnold to 24 to Nip/Tuck. You may not know I have also worked as a director,  assistant director, script writer and producer’s consultant and entertainment teacher.

All my life I have held guns, shot competitively and recreationally. Trained by supreme police and military warriors for acting roles. I have journeyed through the galaxy of firearms, killing arts and tactics.  I believe in the second amendment and the paramount value of skilled education … the King Arthur mantra of “Might for Right” and “Defense of the Innocent”. I embrace the notion of the citizen defender.

Guns have been placed in my hands from the very beginning of my days as an actor 28 years ago. Machine guns, pistols, shotguns, sniper rifles … calibers, concealable or otherwise, configurations of every type and period. To some extent 90% of the roles have been some form of Active Shooter.

Yet I have never pointed a gun at anyone in anger. Never shot or killed anyone in rage or defense.

I began to wonder. What could cause a person, me, you, anyone, to take up arms in what appears to be irrational violent killing?

Would you strike out if your baby were threatened? If your offspring were strangled, the life slowly choked from it’s beautiful body … if your partner or spouse were raped, if the very food from your family were stolen, if pieces of yourself were slashed and tortured away from your very soul … if the very reason for your being was being torn apart, stripped illegally and unethically by less talented scum and thieving institutions until all that was left was derivative, no glorious originality remaining, dead?

What would you do if every morning you awoke blunted, every night you fell asleep unjustly imprisoned to limited horizons — your dreams, heartfelt aspirations, wholesome ambitions savaged?

Would you lash out if forever cornered, eternally pigeon holed? Limited forever when your very soul cried to soar?

We have done the research, prowled the country, filmed the connective tissue, from hilarious to tragic, from governmental and killing experts to global firearms craftsmen. 

All babies are not human. All loves are not creatures. Things of the soul can be murdered, extinguished by evil. Ideas and art that are not tangible, but no less alive, can be killed.

Now, this is the story my team and I wish to tell. How does an actor become an Active Shooter, a character on a screen transformed into a killer … how does a man journey from perhaps kindly self absorption to raging avenger, not against the innocent but rising to strike the vicious institutions of our times?

LET ME ADD GRATEFULLY AND PASSIONATELY THAT WE ALREADY HAVE EXTENSIVELY FILMED REAL S.W.A.T. TEAMS, MILITARY AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS, WILD HELICOPTERS EXCURSIONS, GLOBAL FIREARMS MANUFACTURERS AND JUBILANT ARMED PEASANTRY, ENTIRE UNIVERSITIES BEING  “BOMBED”, SULTRY WOMEN AND MEN IN BIZARRE NATURAL SETTINGS, HISTORICAL VESSELS UNDER ATTACK , HUNDRED OF EXTRAS VOLUNTEERING TO PLAY DEAD PEOPLE AND RAPE VICTIMS, GLAMOROUS EVENTS OF LITTLE OR NO SOCIAL WORTH, CRAVEN RAMPANT SELFISHNESS AND FROGS PLAYING MULLAHS– FROM THE STEAMY BOWELS OF HALLUCINATORY HOLLYWOOD TO THE MOST GLORIOUS WILDERNESS LOCATIONS IN AMERICA, FROM THE VISION OF VAUNTED FASHIONISTAS TO THE BENT, PSYCHOTROPICALLY DAMAGED NUERAL SYNAPSES OF MADMEN — all this already “in the can”.

I hope you will support our effort, contribute  and spread the word. We’ll give you a spellbinding film that will make you laugh, cry, stun you and inform you, move you to awareness and redemption … a movie that will carry you where  you and yours have never visited before.

Best and love, Patrick Kilpatrick

What We Need & What You Get

This Indiegogo campaign and your contribution are vitally important to polish and finish the post production of the 80% completed “Active Shooter”. Like you it means so much to me to both truly safeguard our children and preserve the constitutional freedom to bear arms so fundamental to our nation. It was also vital for me to understand who and what is arising to assail our society, for film makers and artists to answer creatively what institutions and political movements are crushing –  individual spirit – and giving rise to violent deranged events. We need these frugal funds desperately to bolster our already considerable investment in both time, travel, research and money assembling the 500 hours of footage … for licensing fees, editing costs, legal, prints and ads, sound design, promo material printing and design.

We will continue to utilize LA based and international film editors, sound designers and engineers, lawyers, film savvy interns and camera people for more large scale cataclysmic pickup shots involving many of your favorite celebrities and actors.

 

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ACTIVE SHOOTER ALREADY HAS TWELVE MAJOR PRESITGOUS DISTRIBUTORS VYING FOR WORLDWIDE RIGHTS AND SEVERAL COMPLETE DISTRIBUTION DEALS ON THE TABLE. DISTRIBUTION IS NOT A CHALLENGE BUT GUARANTEED!

YOUR CONTRIBUTION WILL ASSURE THE PERMANENCE OF OUR 2nd AMENDMENT and ALSO PROVIDE Needed Debate and Technique for the SAFETY OF OUR CHILDREN AND CITIZENS. It will also drag Into Satiric and Hilarious Truthful Light of Day the behavior of institutions both secular and religious, within Hollywood and without, that stifle innovation and unethically attempt to hinder the creativity of humankind worldwide. 

YOU WILL BE ENTERTAINED, ENTHRALLED, AMUSED AND SHOCKED.

IF YOU CAN”T CONTRIBUTE, PLEASE GET THE WORD OUT VIA TWITTER FACEBOOK, LINKEDIN, ZOPIA, MASS MAIL MERGE, GUN OWNER, LAW ENFORCEMENT, HUNTER, VEGAN, POLITICAL, ENTERTAINMENT, MILITARY, EDUCATIONAL, CITIZEN LISTS AND RESOURCES. WE NEED YOU, YOUR CONTRIBUTION, YOUR CITIZEN ASSETS!  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SPEED, EFFICENCY, PASSION AND GENEROSITY!

The Impact

You will contributing to bold and inventive film making unlike anything else you have seen before. We will take you places never visited, both of the mind and the belly laugh.

Outrageously scathing and self mocking, mapping the rash and rant route to irreverent redemption and truth… raising awareness about our society’s safety while preserving the precious rights of responsible and law abiding citizens mingles orgasmically with multiracial fashion models dragged into the wild, stratospheric bullshit … puerile psycho sexual juvenility, and REBELLIOUS, Irreverent Sons of the American Revolution patriotic common dementia… all the while ripping institutional totalitarianism from the ass end of Hollywood to the butt crack of dictatorial fundamental devils.

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Other Ways You Can Help

Be a citizen! Be a critic! Be a communicator and a transformer of society and culture.  Stand for America and film making beyond comic books.

Get rewards that will tickle your fancy, transport you, and perhaps give you the ride of your life.

Support the brave and the originally inventive!

(For a full, in-depth elaboration of all perks beyond what is listed below, please click and go to PDF link )

Also please visit the Active Shooter website at www.activeshootermovie.com

Active Shooter’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ActiveShooterMovie

Patrick Kilpatrick’s Official Site: http://patrickkilpatrick.tumblr.com/

 

 



About the Author

Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.



 
 

 

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