FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DAVID CRAWFORD’S REVOLUTIONARY INTERNET BEST-SELLER “LIGHTS OUT”
TO BECOME A FEATURE FILM
PRODUCED BY REEL EQUITY FUNDING & ATLANTA’S BUG-OUT BAG PRODUCTIONS,
DIRECTED BY THE BROTHERS YOUNG
Action-Packed, Post- Apocalyptic Prepper Novel Has Been
Downloaded Over Three Million Times
March 18, 2013 – ATLANTA – David Crawford’s wildly-successful, action-packed, post-apocalyptic novel LIGHTS OUT (lightsoutthebook.com) will soon become a feature film executive produced by Reel Equity Funding, Inc. (REF) and Atlanta-based Bug-Out Bag Productions (bugoutbagproductions.com). Downloaded over three million times, the novel has been championed by America’s growing “prepper” and 2ndAmendment Rights communities. The Brothers Young will direct the film, with pre-production and casting to start immediately in Atlanta. REF and Bug-Out Bag Productions recently wrapped production on feature film “Remnants,” with Tom Sizemore.
LIGHTS OUT’s Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign (indiegogo.com/projects/
In the tradition of “The Walking Dead,” the film LIGHTS OUT examines how a group of everyday middle-class Americans copes with a worldwide disaster that takes down the nation’s electrical grid, flips all technology off, and throws the country into a harrowing, fend-for-yourself downward spiral – as currently anticipated by preppers and planned for by the CDC, FEMA, and others. The story focuses on suburban accountant, karate instructor, and hunting enthusiast Mark Turner, who must find the strength within to unite his family, friends, and neighbors if any of them are to survive the harsh reality of life as the veneer of civilization strips away.
Initially shared by readers from a variety of prepper and gun enthusiast online communities – including AR15.com, BackwoodsHome.com, FrugalSquirrels.com, and TheSurvivalPodcast.com — this popular serialized novel was ultimately collected and published in December 2010.
“I’m thrilled to see the unplugged struggle of LIGHTS OUT moving to the big screen,” said author David Crawford. “Executive producer Travis Fox of Reel Equity Funding & Bug-Out Bag Productions and directors The Brothers Young share my self-reliant, family- and community-based vision here, soI feel confident that fans of the book will embrace and enjoy this wild ride on film.”
“I’ve followed LIGHTS OUT for almost a decade,” said REF head/executive producer Travis Fox. “I discovered it as an online story, talked with author David Crawford as he wrote it, and seized upon the opportunity to bring this important tale to the big screen when the rights recently became available again. LIGHTS OUT is a fantastic story that entertains and educates simultaneously. It explores the weaknesses of society and our dependence upon a fragile infrastructure, while providing a thought-provoking scenario that pulls people in. This is a story that sticks with you, and captures the good and bad within each of us.”
Author David Crawford is an avid outdoorsman who likes to hunt, fish, hike, off-road, and shoot. He is a third-degree black belt with the American Society of Karate where he teaches kids and adults. Crawford resides in San Antonio, TX with his wife and two children, and is working on his next novel, a sequel to LIGHTS OUT.
Based in Atlanta, Bug-Out Bag Productions (bugoutbagproductions.com) is a creative collaboration between AFX Studios Inc., Brothers Young Productions, and White Flame Studios. This seasoned team of filmmakers, special effects artists, set designers, fabricators, digital animators, graphic artists and costume designers can handle anything creative. BOBP’s mission is to provide a turn-key solution for your multimedia and multi-platform needs. The company specializes in narrative marketing, immersive environments, interactive storytelling, specialty props and sculptures, and good ole fashion movie-making. Recent projects include the feature films “Remnants” and “Miss Bobbins and Her Trees”; and award-winning shorts “The Boy and The Bard” and “The Princes Perfect Party.”
Led by identical twin writer/director/producers Matthew & Jared Young, Brothers Young Productions (broyopro.com) creates worlds, reaching beyond the ordinary, time and time again, to explore uncharted territories of cinematic storytelling. Their original multimedia children’s franchise, “The Fantastic World,” combines live-action and animation, packed with original music and whimsical characters. From their low-browed spoof “Galactic Perry’s Learning Starship” to their recent sci-fi/steampunk collaboration “Remnant,” the pair captures hearts and minds of audiences by taking singular ideas and molding them into worlds of fantastic possibilities. Matthew & Jared Young’s imaginative productions are brought to life through their essential strengths: ingenious writing, visionary directing and producing, unforgettable art design, and talented acting. Creative boundaries are simply nonexistent in the limitless, fantastic world in which they work.
Reel Equity Funding (REF) is a film investment and production group, owned by Travis Fox. A successful entrepreneur, security consultant, disaster planning specialist, and firearms instructor, Fox serves as an executive producer on LIGHTS OUT. His passion for preparedness and self-sufficiency are what drew him to this story. Fox is based out of Sanibel Island, FL.
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