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Homestead

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Overview

What Is "Homestead"?

The end of the world may just be the beginning. 

Homestead, based on the best-selling book series Black Autumn, is a post-apocalyptic family survival drama. A string of attacks and collapses drives troubled Green Beret Jeff Kirkham to take a job as head of security for a wealthy doomsday prepper, Jason Ross. Ross has built an elaborate permaculture compound for friends and family. As the fabric of America goes to pieces, a few dozen families scramble to "The Homestead" in a last-ditch effort to survive.

They quickly discover that Ross' elaborate plans will not protect them. Outside the gates, desperate neighbors, criminals, and opportunistic rivals look to The Homestead's resources as a treasure trove.  Inside, the community divides into factions: military versus civilian, compassionate versus practical, spiritual versus rational. These groups clash over every fatality, every demand of survival, and over the strange prophecies of Jeff's adopted daughter.

Eventually, the gentle rhythms of the land permeate all, and a spirit of unity begins to overtake the community. As they cultivate the plants, animals, and the soil, and as they face looming destruction, their modern squabbles give way to ancient, forgotten truths.

What Will the Show Be Like?

Homestead is The Last of Us meets Lost in Space meets Seal Team. It’s a high-intensity end-of-the-world drama with a touch of military thriller. 

We believe that this story’s action-packed apocalyptic thrills combined with redemptive characters and hopeful themes make this a unique series. Unlike the incredibly popular apocalyptic movies and TV shows of our day, Homestead will show the good in humanity, be they Christian or atheist, compassionate or practical, prepared or untrained. It will make your heart race without making your stomach churn.

Other Projects the Team Has Worked On

Our Team

The Homestead Team

Ben Kasica

Creator | Showrunner

Ben is the founder of Skies Fall Entertainment and the former lead guitarist from the Atlantic Records artist, Skillet.

After selling over 12 million records, receiving two Grammy nominations, and scoring numerous #1 radio singles, Ben launched Skies Fall, a production company and entertainment ecosystem. Ben led the development and production of thousands of powerful stories in the brand, film, and television space as well as creating strategy and content for F500 brands, celebrities, influencers, and nonprofits. Ben and his wife, Caitlyn, reside in Los Angeles and have a passion for inspiring people and engaging audiences with media that carries purpose.

Jayson Orvis

Author | Creator | Showrunner

With a passion for entrepreneurialism, Jayson Orvis founded or co-founded over sixty start up companies including Progrexion, Lexington Law Firms, XTac, Thirsty Earth, ReadyMan, and Black Rifle Coffee Company. He’s authored numerous non-fiction works as well as the Black Autumn series of preparedness fiction. After his first major business transaction in 2010, he pivoted to exploring how best to help those in the American, Guatemalan, and Eswatini, African homeless communities. Along the way, he picked up a passion for sustainable farming and permaculture. Jayson serves with Fox River Foundation, Guatemala Prospera, and the Rio Grande Foundation.

Jayson, his wife Pamela, and their seven children reside in Bountiful, Utah; Lana’i, Hawaii; and Eswatini, Africa.

Neal McDonough

Lead Actor

In 2019, Neal gave a lightning rod performance as Malcolm Beck in Yellowstone opposite Kevin Costner.

He can also be seen in his second season of Van Helsing (as the Bride of Dracula), as well as the Netflix hit series, Altered Carbon, and in the final season of the USA hit TV series, Suits. In addition to starring in six top-rated TV series this year, he is also starring (as the hero) and executive producing the new western feature film, The Warrant. Other credits include Band of Brothers, Minority Report, Captain America: The First Avenger, Justified, Desperate Housewives, and Walking Tall. More recently, he starred in the award-winning film, Greater, 1922 for Stephen King, and Game Over Man for Netflix.

But Neal's most prized accomplishment is his relationship with his wife Ruvé, their five children, and with God, as a devout Catholic.

Benton Crane

Executive Producer

Benton Crane is a co-founder of Angel Studios and the former CEO of Harmon Brothers. Benton and his teams helped with the fundraising and marketing of shows like The Chosen, Dry Bar Comedy, and The Wingfeather Saga. Benton is an Executive Producer of Tuttle Twins.

Benton led Harmon Brothers agency in helping grow five unicorn companies (worth over $1 billion) and an additional six companies (worth over $100 million.). Some of their most famous campaigns include PooPourri, Squatty Potty, and Purple Mattress.

Matt Peterson

Co-Executive Producer

Matthew C. Peterson is a software engineer, entrepreneur, and angel investor. Matt’s most recent company, Jive Communications, is a cloud-based telecommunications SaaS company with over 700 employees. Jive was acquired by LogMeIn (NASDAQ: LOGM) in 2018.

Matt was a Hinckley Scholar at Brigham Young University, graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Information Systems, and has an MBA from BYU with an emphasis in Finance and Venture Capital. Matt also teaches a Venture Capital & Private Equity course at Utah Valley University, where he is an advisor for the Wolverine Fund (UVU’s student-run venture fund).

Angel Studios Model

HOMESTEAD plans to bring this faith-based post-apocalyptic series to life in a way that traditional Hollywood has never done before, utilizing the innovative model of Angel Studios.  Angel Studios a film studio platform that helps creators come together with viewers to create high-quality TV and film without the Hollywood guesswork.  How do they do that?  Producers like us use the Angel Studios’ platform to pitch TV content to you, and then you --the audience-- chooses which projects qualify to be potentially distributed by Angel Studios. By partnering with its affiliated crowdfunding portal Angel Funding, Angel Studios has also innovated a way to let the audience invest in these projects to help fund their creation and for investors to share in some of the profits of films and TV series that are profitable.  

Past series projects backed by Angel Studios follow the same funding and development model that we plan to use.  We plan to use a combination of additional investments and the reinvestment of all of our revenue to continue to develop new seasons of our show, so profit distributions, if they happen at all, are likely to occur years down the road.  We have confidence in Angel Studios as a distribution partner because we have seen them forge new distribution methods and still help a project get to profitability.  The Chosen commenced a 120% distribution* (the preferred return) to its crowdfunding investors, and although we cannot say that we will be as popular as The Chosen, nor have as much success in obtaining revenue and profit as The Chosen, we have gained confidence in Angel Studios' ability to help us distribute our project in new and innovative ways.

Investing in early-stage companies involves a high degree of risk, including the possibility of the total loss of your investment, and there is no guarantee of any return.  You should consult with your advisors prior to making an investment decision.  Additionally, we have highlighted The Chosen here solely as a demonstration of why we trust Angel Studios to be our distribution partner and not as an indication that our project will be as successful as The Chosen.  As of the time of this offering, no other series project backed by Angel Studios has reached profitability nor made distributions to investors and they all follow the model of reinvesting all of their revenues into the development of future seasons.

Unique Product Integrations

Homestead is working to create experiences for the viewer that go beyond the screen. Viewers will be able to see a product on the screen then buy it in real life. This will help viewers prepare their own family as they are learning from, and enjoying, the series. It will hopefully create an additional revenue stream for the show and increase the probability of success for investors.

Brand Story Partners

These are a few of the brands that we expect will be integrated in the Homestead Story

Lion Energy

Bakou Bikes

Thirsty Earth

Bosch Kitchen Mixers

Nutrigrain Mills

X-Tac

FAQ

Perks

Invest $250 or more

Pre-Screening Pass to watch Online Season 1 Episodes Early

Get exclusive access to watch Season 1 Episodes before general release.

Invest $500 or more

Your name in the credits as an investor + Digital BTS Photo Album

Your name is listed in the credits of Season 1 as an investor and exclusive digital access to a behind-the-scenes photo album at the conclusion of production (plus all previous perks).

Invest $1,000 or more

Invited to be an extra on set

You can be on screen in the background of Season 1 as an extra in the series! We'll update you with filming times, locations, and availability as soon as details are finalized. Remember, you have the full responsibility of travel and lodging to get to the film location (plus all previous perks).

Invest $5,000 or more

1-Day VIP Set Pass for Two

Spend a day seeing it all happen on a real set as HOMESTEAD is filmed right in front of you. We'll give times and locations for the possible dates when the details become available.  Remember, you have the full responsibility of travel and lodging to get to the film location (plus all previous perks).

Invest $10,000 or more

Invitation as a VIP Guest to the Red Carpet Premiere of the first two episodes of Season 1

Receive an invitation to the World Premiere of the first two episodes of HOMESTEAD. You have the full responsibility of travel and lodging to get to the event (plus all previous perks).

Invest $100,000 or more

Become an Associate Producer of Season One

Receive an associate producer credit that will be included in listings on IMDB (plus all previous perks).

Invest $250,000 or more

Become a Executive Producer of Season One

Receive an executive producer credit that will be included in listings on IMDB (plus all previous perks, except the associate producer credit).

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