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The Shift

Next NiFTy Gift Perk Cost Increase at $1,250,000
$1,153,662
of $4,425,234 max*
1,881 People*
*People includes all persons who have submitted subscription materials. Amount raised is an estimate that includes subscriptions, however not all such amounts have been accepted or closed, and some subscriptions may not be accepted.

How it Works

Invest

Invest in The Shift by purchasing Preferred Units at $3.00 per unit.

Creation

We will use funds to produce The Shift.

Returns

If we earn enough from distribution revenue, you will receive 120% of your investment before the founders take a profit distribution, and then we split profits by ownership.

Overview

"From the beautiful production value to the importance of this story, I was blown away."
Dallas Jenkins
Director, The Chosen TV Series
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THE SHIFT is the first feature film supported by Angel Studios. It’s an uplifting story set in a sci-fi world, showing the struggle to maintain faith in God in the midst of great trial.
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The market for faith-based drama is stronger than ever, and the biggest box office hits of all time are mostly sci-fi films. By telling a Sunday-approved story via a popular genre (like C.S. Lewis did), we hope to create a Christian story that's as entertaining as a blockbuster hit.
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We intend to team up with Angel Studios, the production company that brought you The Chosen, to share this feature film full of Christian values with the world. Between us, Angel Studios, and your support, we believe we can do it better than Hollywood ever could.
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Over $700,000 was raised in previous crowdfunding rounds from over 1,500 investors. That tells us that there is a major appetite for a Christian film that doesn't preach, condescend, or fall apart halfway through.
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A team of talented professionals (who also believe in God, which we find crucial when making a story about God) are already at work on this film, including Executive Producer Dallas Jenkins, the creator of THE CHOSEN.
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Partner with us to create a faith-based film even non-believers will want to watch. We'll show the world that a well-executed Christian allegory has real power at the box office.
Another Opportunity

Our previous offers to invest in THE SHIFT were so successful, especially towards the end. We also heard from so many people who missed out that we are now opening up a third round of crowdfunding.

We know you understand how cringey Christian movies are when they’re made by Hollywood. We also know you’re aware that most indie Christian films don't focus enough on solid storytelling and have all the production value of a church play. THE SHIFT is the game-changer audiences have been waiting for: a blockbuster-quality film made by fully believing creators.

There is absolutely a “leveling up” happening in faith-based media, as represented best by THE CHOSEN. We see it as a calling to get on board with this new movement to inspire broader audiences with the message of God’s love. With THE SHIFT, there’s a chance to reach those who regularly watch faith-based cinema, those who shy away from it, and even those who don’t believe at all.

Success in other projects does not guarantee success in THE SHIFT. There can be no assurance that the project results will be obtained, and actual results may vary significantly from the projections.

Own a Piece of the Process

I’m so excited to be partnering with Angel Studios because they’ve created NiFTy Gifts or NFTs so that you can own a piece of THE SHIFT’s history with a UNIQUE frame from our ORIGINAL short film.

We have a limited-time NFT perk attached to our current Stretch Goal — those who invest RIGHT NOW will be investing in THE SHIFT and get an NFT of an original unique frame from the short film. However, when we reach our current Stretch Goal, the cost to earn the NFT perk will increase. So act NOW to get the NFT perk before the cost of this perk increases.

Read the Script

We value you as a potential partner, so there doesn't need to be any mystery. For a limited time, find out what happens to Kevin after he walks out the door and how different THE SHIFT will truly be by scrolling down to the bottom of this page to read or listen to the full feature film script.

What is The Shift About?

THE SHIFT is a modern day, sci-fi story of faith that takes a lot of its cues from the Book of Job.

Job’s story is particularly striking for those in the modern world who still choose every day to hold on to their faith. Job was so severely tested that he believed he had been abandoned by God entirely. We can all relate to how that feels. We've chosen Job as the inspiration for this film not just because we've experienced that kind of despair at times, but because he made the choice, every day, to keep believing despite all his hardship.

This is the film the world needs right now. Our Job—Kevin—will face off with the devil in a way that exposes his tricks and his lies by shining a light that cuts through all that darkness. Kevin will be presented with concrete temptations most of us can relate to, and we'll see how his choices alter the world around him. The sci-fi plot that lets Kevin "shift" between realities shows with dramatic allegory the way our lives can be changed by small daily choices.

In the end, Job proved worthy of God’s faith in him. The question is: can Kevin overcome the temptation of untold wealth and power to do the same?

"Watchmen everywhere need to know how to discern the enemy in these last days. [Writer/Director Brock Heasley's] portrayal of Satan is biblical, solid, and gives him the solidity he should have without the accolades he's getting in the rest of the media. Godspeed fellow watchman!"
Joe Kerr
Co-host, A View From the Wall on CSN
"Today was one of those days. I was in despair. Felt the temptation; wanted to throw in the towel. And this film was a confirmation that I wasn't alone and (a reminder) to go to God. He has answers for me."
Ricky M.
"It was GRIPPING. It actually made me dig down and realize the fact that's me and my struggle in this crazy world we live in here."
Jeff C.
What Will the Film Be Like?

Hollywood may get a lot of things wrong (especially about faith), but what it gets really right is presenting dramatic stories with strong themes and high production values.

Inspired by films like Inception, Interstellar, and Gattaca, THE SHIFT explores its themes of temptation, hope, and perseverance with the storytelling tools and incredible worlds only available in science fiction. Like those films, this is a movie that will stay with audiences long after the credits roll, leaving them imagining the "what ifs" and thinking about their own lives and experiences in a different light.

In the feature film, Kevin will leave the diner having rejected Satan's offer and seen clear evidence of God's love for him. He finds himself in a dystopian world under the thumb of tyranny and, like Job in the Bible, seemingly abandoned by God. With Satan's promise to never leave him alone, ever, still lingering in his mind, we'll see Kevin pass through incredible trials, journey to new worlds, fight to get back to the woman he loves, and even come face-to-face with an alternate version of himself.

It's safe to say you've never seen a faith-based film like this.

The Shift short film was made for just $500, and yet it still looks THAT good. Imagine what we could do with a proper budget. We may not have Hollywood money, but with your help we can make a film that has the look and feel of a Hollywood blockbuster that will also turn hearts and minds toward God.

"This doesn't seem like your typical, cheesy (Christian movie)...I can invite my dad and he's still going to be interested in it and he's not turned off because it doesn't seem like a Hallmark movie."
Allyssa M.
"I'm not really a big sci-fi guy...but this is very compelling. It got me and it went deep. Very powerful."
Joe R.
"The Shift means to us that in a modern-day world every problem still exists that they had in biblical times; temptation is always around. The Shift will help inspire Christians and non-Christians alike to choose what is right in their hearts to be right in their lives. It’s a beautiful film."
Barry and Chaplain Cindy Baker
The Team

Brock Heasley

Writer and director Brock Heasley is an award-winning filmmaker with a passion for telling stories of hope on the screen and on the page. His work in film has seen him write and direct two short films (The Shift, The Two Hundred Fifth), and serve as an Associate Producer on a feature film produced by Blumhouse Productions and Tremendum Pictures. He has written the YA novel, Paper Bag Mask, and also the memoir The Other Side of Fear: A True Story of Murder, Forgiveness, and the Peace Only Faith Can Bring. He is the creator of the comic The SuperFogeys, which was recently collected as a graphic novel. Heasley lives in California with his three daughters and a wife who is way smarter than him. He’s thrilled to be working with Angel Studios on a project that so personally speaks to his faith and values.

Orlando J. Gomez

Orlando J. Gomez is a director, producer, editor, and the owner/president of Stellar Lense Productions, Inc. With over fifteen years experience in film and business ownership, Gomez leverages a creative eye and sharp business sense to help produce entertaining and marketable content. He has worked on countless commercial and promotional videos, as well as a number of short films, documentaries, music videos, and feature films. His film school thesis was acquired by acclaimed director Robert Rodriguez for his new cable TV channel. Gomez has worked with or created content for people and companies like Facebook, Samsung, Dove, Uber, GE, DebMed, Jimmy Kimmel, Trent Dilfer, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Jon Favreau, and is serving as a producer on The Shift feature film. He’s been happily married to his wife of fifteen years, and together they have three children.

Dallas Jenkins

Executive Producer Dallas Jenkins has worked in Hollywood for nearly two decades, creating films for Warner Brothers, Lionsgate, Hallmark Channel, PureFlix, and Universal. The son of celebrated Christian author Jerry B. Jenkins (The Left Behind series, The Jesus Chronicles series), his passion for sharing unique, inspiring, and unexpected stories of faith has delighted audiences around the world. After creating feature films such as Midnight Clear and What If…, the Hallmark movie Though None Go With Me, and the recent theatrical release The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, Jenkins is now working on what he considers his “life’s work,” a TV show about the life of Jesus called The Chosen. The first season is already completed and available now!

Dan Haseltine

Co-composer Dan Haseltine is a 4x GRAMMY winner, BMI songwriter of the Year, and Dove Award winning songwriter/artist, and front man for Jars of Clay and synth-Pop trio, The Hawk In Paris. Dan has penned 14 #1 radio singles, and composed the score for feature films, documentaries, and commercials. He is the co-composer of the world- renowned TV series, The Chosen. Dan is the founder of Blood:Water, an organization that supports clean water and HIV/AIDS work in Africa, and co-founder of local anti- racism organization THE PUBLIC.

Matthew S. Nelson

Co-composer Matthew S. Nelson is a cellist and a guitarist who has worked professionally in a wide variety of musical roles since 1999. He is best known for his touring work as bandleader for country artist RaeLynn, his touring and session work with award-winning band Jars of Clay, and his score (co-composed with Dan Haseltine) for the hit original series The Chosen. In addition to album credits as diverse as JD Souther, Anderson East, Michael W. Smith, and Hooray for the Riff Raff, Nelson has performed live with Amy Grant, Sleeping at Last, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Cheap Trick, among a long list of others. He has appeared on NBC’s Today, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Grand Ole Opry, NPR’s Mountain Stage, and the TV drama series Nashville. Matthew S. Nelson lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Kyle Gentz

Kyle Gentz is a director of photography, director, colorist, editor, and producer with extensive experience in film and television. As Director of Photography, he has helmed more than 500 commercial video projects, including national ads with millions of views. Gentz has had his work shown at the Cannes Film Festival, SXSW, Netflix, and through worldwide theatrical distribution (The Gallows). His most recent feature film was produced by Blumhouse Productions and Tremendum Pictures, and then sold to Lionsgate. He served as Director of Photography for The Shift short film, and will return for the feature. He is a family man, an amateur carpenter, and an avid ATV enthusiast.

Brandon Jones

Brandon Jones is a sound designer and sound supervisor with an ear for detail and talent for innovation that has put him in key positions on some of Hollywood’s biggest movies. He worked closely with director John Krasinski as the sound designer for A Quiet Place, and with director Stephen DeKnight as the lead sound designer for Pacific Rim: Uprising. Other credits include The Shallows, Christopher Robin, Godzilla 2: King of Monsters, and Michael Bay's 13 Hours and Transformers: The Last Knight. At USC, Jones earned his Masters in guitar performance, only moving into the film industry years later by doing sound design and mixing for small independent projects, eventually working his way up to feature films. He served as the lead sound designer for The Shift, and is returning for the feature film. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Emily, and their two boys.

Joel Erickson

One of the industry's very best Dialogue/ADR Supervisors, Joel Erickson has worked on some of the biggest Hollywood films of the past decade including World War Z, Argo, Transformers: The Last Knight, the upcoming Jungle Cruise, and more. Joel often works alongside fellow Sound Supervisor Brandon Jones. He will be acting as Co-Sound Supervisor with Brandon on THE SHIFT.

Franco Sama

Independent feature film producer Franco Sama boasts a remarkable and extensive history in public speaking, public relations, and a decade of independent film development, production, and financing. Franco has produced an impressive array for over twenty films, most notably Guns, Girls, and Gambling starring Academy Award Winner Gary Oldman. Most recently, Sama became the newest member of the Board of Directors for the non-profit organization "New Filmmakers, L.A." Franco is excited to serve as an Executive Producer on The Shift.

Gary M. Zuckerbrod

A longtime Casting Director operating out of Hollywood, Gary M. Zuckerbrod has been the key figure in assembling top notch casts for over 70 film and television productions, including Pulp Fiction. Gary’s other credits include the films Frequency and The Kissing Booth, and the TV series The Last Ship and Without a Trace. Gary joins THE SHIFT as a Consulting Casting Director to assist in capturing well known and upcoming talent.
Deeply Rooted Values

One of the core values driving THE SHIFT is the idea that suffering has purpose, and that purpose is not supposed to be a mystery.

Writer/Director Brock Heasley was originally inspired to make THE SHIFT after experiencing some incredible trials, like the murder of his father and when he and his wife found out one of their daughters was born with severe physical and mental handicaps. In both cases, God didn’t just show up and fix everything. Instead, He allowed the darkness to remain so that the light—which at times seemed so dim—could shine brightly. It’s only looking back that it’s obvious God was never absent, He was always there, helping and sustaining. What started out as despair turned into a greater appreciation for God’s love.

We can’t have a true appreciation for light until we have seen darkness. THE SHIFT is about the darkness that God allows so that we can behold His light, and how within that light is true joy. Darkness—the dark times, the tragedies—in a very real sense, is our way to joy.

Christ saw darkness when tempted in the wilderness, and taught us the way through it when he said “Get thee hence, Satan.” (Matthew 4:1-11) God told Jeremiah, “Before I formed thee in the belly, I knew thee.” (Jeremiah 1:5) He knows each of us, and, because His ways are higher than our ways, He knows the hard things we need to turn our hearts towards Him.

Our goal with THE SHIFT is to help the world think deeply about how God interacts with this world, and encourage people in their trials to hold onto hope and faith.

The Challenge

“Faith-based” doesn’t have to mean low quality, cheesy, or cheap. THE SHIFT is a chance to put something good into the world that is thought-provoking, entertaining, faith-affirming, and worthy of recommending to even your non-believing friends.

We’re excited to introduce this sci-fi element that sets the film apart from other faith-based films. Sci-fi is a genre with a rich history of allegory. It’s been used to attack social injustice and illustrate that--regardless of the setting--humanity is always struggling to fight temptation.

As both a sci-fi and a faith-based film, THE SHIFT has a crossover appeal that we believe will open it up to all new audiences and serve as a powerful witnessing tool.

With this goal of wide distribution in mind, we have already brought on board a skilled team of industry professionals with extensive experience in bringing films to market. While there is no guarantee of success, an early sales projection analysis done in concert with an international distributor indicates that, as a film designed to play just as strongly in the sci-fi genre as it does as a faith-based film, The Shift has great potential in the worldwide market.

The Angel Studios Model

A genre-bending show that inspires you with Christian values doesn’t mean it won’t make money. Unlike other crowdfunding campaigns, we’re not looking for donations, we’re inviting you to partner with us by investing in the film. If the film succeeds and earns enough revenue, our investors will receive 120% return of your investment before the creators receive any of the profits, and then continue to share in any future profits, if there are any.

We know from shows like The Chosen that when faith-based media is done right, the audience shows up. Combine that audience with the multi-billion dollar science fiction audience and THE SHIFT has the potential to be a success in a way we’ve never seen before.

Faith-based films are a thriving, niche cinema market with great theatrical and streaming potential. To cite a recent example, I Can Only Imagine (starring Dennis Quaid) opened with over $17 million in box office receipts in its first week of release, eventually reaching a total of over $83 million.*

Our plan is to cast a wide net with THE SHIFT. Once completed, we’ll start by reaching out to successful, well known faith-based distributors like Pinnacle Peak Pictures and Mission Pictures International, but we’ll also work to connect with mainstream distributors friendly to faith-based films. Companies like Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have a track record of taking on projects with Christian overtones, and we’re excited to see what they could do with The Shift if we enter an agreement with one of them. In conjunction with our theatrical release strategy, our plan to work with Angel Studios means it will also be distributed in their app, which has an audience of 35 million and growing.

We believe that audiences all over—even some that would never otherwise watch a faith film—will be excited for a movie that, at its core, is just a really great story beautifully told. By expressing interest, you’ll help create something that you can believe in and will be wildly entertaining. Bonus: This film will give people hope in their trials and point them towards God.

*Success in other projects does not guarantee success in THE SHIFT. There can be no assurance that the projected results will be obtained, and actual results may vary significantly from the projections.

FAQ

Yes, we did! Our previous offerings were successful over the short term, especially in the home stretch, that we've decided to open up a third opportunity for those who missed out before.
It's important to remember that THE SHIFT is science fiction, and we're using that genre to express faith, just as C.S. Lewis used fantasy fiction to do the same with the Narnia Chronicles.
THE SHIFT is both a science fiction film and a faith-based film. Granted, those two genres don't usually cross over, but why not? It's exciting to be making something new. Call it a "theo-fiction," if you will.
Our hope and plan is to begin shooting in Spring 2022. Movies are typically released between 12-18 months after production begins.
We will be operating under all necessary safety procedures. Thankfully, we have Dallas Jenkins on board as Executive Producer and he's dealt with many of these issues firsthand with the production of Season 2 of THE CHOSEN.
That's right! Dallas, the Creator of THE CHOSEN, is on our team as Executive Producer and we couldn't be more lucky to have him.
The goal for the “The Shift” is to release it theatrically both in the United States and Internationally, and then make it available with Angel Studios and other streaming platforms. The short film that shows you what the feature film will be like is already available free on Facebook and the Angel Studios website.
Angel Studios helps creators fund shows and movies, and distribute them, and is the studio platform responsible for bringing you The Chosen, Dry Bar Comedy, The Tuttle Twins, and more.
Not at all. As in the short film, THE SHIFT feature will tackle its themes in an understated, non-preachy way that will help it appeal to not only the faith-based crowd, but also to anyone who is just looking for a good genre story. In fact, as we took the short film around to secular film festivals, we were struck by how many people enjoyed it and celebrated it who said they didn’t have any particular faith, or that they had left theirs behind. We look forward to the feature film and its message of hope being seen by many more people than just "the choir."
The simple answer is: yes. Not only are most of the core creative team Christians themselves, but THE SHIFT is also very much about the specific struggle believers have to keep on believing that Christ is right there beside them even when times are tough and the evidences are seemingly few.
No. Although no law limits the minimum amount of money you can invest as an individual, transaction costs related to the purchase of the stock and ongoing maintenance make accepting investments less than $100 unreasonable. In fact, most Regulation CF offerings will typically limit investments at $1,000. But we wanted to ensure that anybody who wanted to invest in The Shift would have the opportunity regardless of how large, or small, their investment was, so the minimum is $100.
You may invest as many times as you would like until you reach your investment limit under Reg CF.
As part of Regulation CF, we are required to file annual reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We will also send out regular investor updates via email to let you know all the latest news of the company.
We will be selling up to 1,475,078 preferred units in this offering.
Yes. As an owner of The Shift, you would be entitled to your share of profits as outlined in the operating agreement. The management of The Shift determines when this distribution can be made.
Films generate income from distribution, whether it’s from customers of streaming sites, theatrical ticket sales, DVD rentals and sales, fees from TV stations, and international distributors purchasing the rights. The goal is for The Shift to be distributed in the following ways: In North America, through VidAngel’s streaming service, theatrically, and then down the road potentially on DVD and television; and overseas in all countries through multiple channels.
No. The Shift, LLC is a legal entity that is a separate and distinct company from Angel Studios, Inc. Investments made are in The Shift, LLC, not Angel Studios, Inc.
No. Investment in early-stage companies/films is extremely risky, and you should consult with your independent financial advisor before making a decision on whether you want to invest. In any case, you should never invest more than you could afford to lose!
Unlike securities purchased on a stock market, such as the NYSE or Nasdaq, there is no public market for units in The Shift. Therefore, it is highly unlikely you will be able to SELL your investment. However, you may receive distributions of cash from The Shift if The Shift generates cash flow at a level where management determines to make a distribution – rather than reinvesting in the series. NOTE: management will not receive any profit distributions related to their ownership in The Shift until at least 120% of your investment has been distributed to you.
Investments will be on a first come, first serve basis. We cannot guarantee that there will be opportunities to purchase additional units in the future.
We don't see that happening, but in the event that it does, all the money invested will be returned to the investors.
Yes, we are happy to accept ACH transactions.
Yes, but only for those investors investing larger amounts (due to the higher processing fee).
NFT stands for Non-fungible-Token. You can replace “fungible” with “replaceable”. Everything in our economy is either fungible or non-fungible. A sack of rice is fungible, you don’t care which sack of rice you get when you buy one, you just want one. The Mona Lisa is non-fungible. Things that are non-fungible are not surprisingly more valuable than fungible things. NFTs are a technology that allows us to make digital things non-fungible for the first time in history. It is like a digital signature from the creator that proves you own the original non-fungible frame of the movie.
Yes! Anyone who invests in this round before the stretch goal is reached will automatically receive the NFT that pertains to that goal so long as they have invested the required amount. For example, anyone who invests $500 before we reach $750,000 in total investment will get our first stretch goal NFT.

Perks

Invest $100 or more
Added to the backer list
Your name added to the backer list for The Shift website and you have our sincere thanks!
Invest $300 or more
Your Name in the Credits
Your name is listed in the credits of the film as an investor (plus all previous perks).
Invest $600 or more
Exclusive newsletter from the creators
Receive an exclusive newsletter from the creator with special announcements and perks (plus all previous perks).
Invest $1,000 or more
Director's Cut of the Trailer
Exclusive digital access to the Director's Cut of the film's trailer prior to film's release (plus all previous perks).
Invest $1,100 or more
LIMITED TIME PERK by investing before the $1,250,000 funding goal
Exclusive NiFTy Gift, an NFT of a unique frame from our Original Short Film. NFT Perk price will increase after $1,250,000 goal is reached.
Invest $1,500 or more
Early access to the film
Early access to the film before it actually launches (plus all previous perks).
Invest $3,000 or more
Behind-the-Scenes Photo Album
Exclusive digital access to a behind-the-scenes photo album at the conclusion of filming (plus all previous perks).
Invest $5,000 or more
Option to be an Extra in The Shift
You can be on screen in the background of the movie as an extra in the film! 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 $10,000 or more
Signed Copy of the Shooting Script
After the release of the film, you will receive a copy of the shooting script for The Shift signed by Writer/Director Brock Heasley (plus all previous perks).
Invest $25,000 or more
Exclusive 1-Day Full Access to the Live Set of The Shift
Spend a day seeing movie magic happen on a real set as The Shift 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 $50,000 or more
Lunch on Set with Writer/Director Brock Heasley
Come to the set and sit down with the Writer/Director himself, Brock Heasley, for a good meal and better conversation. We'll give times and locations for the possible dates when the details are available. Remember, you have the full responsibility of travel and lodging to get to the film location. (Plus all previous perks).
Invest $75,000 or more
Become an Associate Producer
Receive Associate Producer credit in the credits of the film, and also an Associate Producer credit on IMDb (plus all previous perks).
Invest $100,000 or more
Become an Executive Producer
Receive Executive Producer credit in the credits of the film, and also an Executive Producer credit on IMDb (plus all previous perks).

Script

See The Completed Script

This is very unusual. In fact, this is nuts. We’ve never heard of any filmmaker making their script available to the public like this.

But we strongly believe that by inviting our supporters behind the curtain, we will be able to build even more support to make the completed version a reality.

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