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Press Release - February 17th, 2014

UPCOMING INDEPENDENT HORROR FILM “PANIC” LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN ON INDIEGOGO

ALBERTVILLE, MN – February 17th, 2014 – Independent film producers, Jason Riesgraf and Stephanie Riesgraf today announced their upcoming independent horror film “Panic” has launched an initial crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, a popular crowd funding website for indie filmmakers.     

The producers hope to begin principal photography by summer 2014.     

“It has been a lifelong dream of mine to direct a feature film in the horror genre. I believe I have a story to tell. I’m asking friends, family, and strangers to help out in any way they can to help make this dream a reality,” said Jason Riesgraf, the film’s director. 

Added Stephanie Riesgraf, the film’s producer, “I got tired of hearing Jason talk about how great it would be if he made a movie. We finally decided to take the plunge.  We’re really excited for this crowd funding opportunity and are appreciative of any and all contributions.”

In addition to any funds derived from Indiegogo, Jason and Stephanie Riesgraf will be self financing the remaining differential in budget expectations. 

Previously, Jason Riesgraf worked as a camera operator on the films “Monday Morning” and “Emma’s Revenge."

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About Panic

Written and directed by Jason Riesgraf, produced by Jason Riesgraf and Stephanie Riesgraf. “Panic” will be proudly and exclusively produced in Minnesota. 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/panic

Synopsis: Two college girlfriends go to their parent's secluded northern Minnesota lake cabin to prepare for final exams. An uninvited visitor stops by. He isn't there to study.

About Jason Riesgraf:

Jason Riesgraf is an American television producer, cinematographer, post production specialist, and aspiring filmmaker.  After seeing his first horror film (A Nightmare on Elm Street) at age nine, Jason was inspired to pursue an elusive career in the horror film industry.

Jason achieved a degree in film production from the Minnesota School of Business. He is also known for his inventive camera work and cinematography on the feature films "Monday Morning" (2012) and "Emma’s Revenge" (2015).

About Stephanie Riesgraf: 

Stephanie Riesgraf is a principal financier of the film. As producer, production manager, and production accountant, she is responsible for the film's production logistics, business, legal, procurement, budget controls, and financial operations. Stephanie is based in western Minnesota and holds nearly fifteen years of experience in general management, inventory management, and retail business operations. Stephanie has an associates degree in multi-media design. She is married to the film's director, Jason.  

Media Contact:

Stephanie Riesgraf
Producer and Production Manager
LakeRunsRed@gmail.com

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