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The Shift

of $618,000 max*
422 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.


What is The Shift?

1. The Shift is a feature length sci-fi film releasing in theaters December 1st. It follows the journey of a man who is banished by a mysterious stranger with otherworldly powers to a tyrannical, parallel earth where he must fight to get back the woman he loves.

2. The film has already been made. This investment opportunity is for raising funds for the theatrical distribution costs (P&A).

3. The Shift stars Kristoffer Polaha (Wonder Woman 1984), Neal McDonough (Yellowstone), Elizabeth Tabish (The Chosen), John Billingsley (Star Trek: Enterprise), Rose Reid (Finding You), Paras Patel (The Chosen), and Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings).

What is P&A?

P&A stands for “Prints and Advertising.” It’s an old theatrical industry term from back when movies were printed onto physical film. The term is still widely used today to describe the cost of taking a finished film like The Shift and marketing it to moviegoers.

P&A is a crucial piece of the marketing budget for a film and may be appealing to certain investors. Why? Because with P&A, money is only raised after the film is already made and you know the quality of the work. Also, any potential return to P&A investors is paid directly out of theatrical proceeds–meaning P&A investors get paid right after the theater gets paid. So, it’s the last money in, and the first money out.

The Shift’s P&A will follow the standard film industry payout model. What’s more, this P&A investment holds the potential for returns far faster than the significantly longer timeframe required when investing in a film before the filming process even begins.

To provide the opportunity to invest to as many people as possible, the investment cap is either $20,000 or your legal limit under the law.

How much could investors make?

No return is guaranteed, so only invest what you can afford to lose. The maximum potential return is 100% repayment of initial capital invested plus an additional 20%. This means that if you invest $100 you could potentially receive that entire $100 back plus an additional $20.

*No return is guaranteed, so only invest what you can afford to lose.

About The Shift

Embark on a journey with The Shift, a contemporary sci-fi tale of struggle and hope about a modern day Job.

In The Shift, Kevin (Kristoffer Polaha) encounters a mysterious and enigmatic figure known only as "The Benefactor” (Neal McDonough). What unfolds is a thought-provoking story that throws a light on the darkness we all inevitably encounter in this life, revealing the underlying lies and manipulations with a piercing insight.

Kevin, faced with relatable, tangible temptations, provides a window through which we explore how seemingly small choices can ripple into transformative waves. These choices get a sci-fi, allegorical twist with the idea of “shifting”—or the ability to move between realities. As we weave through The Shift, the question surfaces: What will Kevin do with the infinite possibilities and opportunities put in front of him? And, more importantly, what would we do?

The Cast

Kristoffer Polaha - Kevin

Kristoffer Polaha, born in Reno, Nevada, USA, is an actor and producer recognized for his work in Jurassic World Dominion, Wonder Woman 1984, and Where Hope Grows. He has been married to Julianne Morris since June 7, 2003, and they have three children. You can also see him as a Hallmark heartthrob in several films.

Neal McDonough - The Benefactor

In 2019, Neal delivered a standout performance as Malcolm Beck in Yellowstone, acting opposite Kevin Costner and has been featured in popular shows like Van Helsing, Altered Carbon, and Suits, as well as films including The Warrant, Minority Report, and Captain America: The First Avenger. Though acclaimed for his roles in numerous top-rated TV series and films like Greater and 1922, Neal prizes his relationship with his wife Ruvé, their five children, and his devout Catholic faith.

Elizabeth Tabish - Molly

Elizabeth Tabish is an actress and filmmaker known for her portrayal as Mary Magdalene in The Chosen. She received her Master of Arts in Theater and Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies from Oklahoma State University. She has directed a number of award winning independent films exploring female archetypes and is the Co-Founder and Art Director of The Arthouse Film Festival.

Rose Reid - Tina

Rose Reid is an American actress, writer, and producer from Nashville, Tennessee, embarked on her creative journey by writing her first script at 14 and producing a short film at 16. Rose starred in the feature films Surprised by Oxford, Finding You, The World We Make, and A Welcome Home Christmas. She ardently supports various charities like Horse and Man Foundation, and The Hands and Feet Project.

John Billingsley - Russo

John Billingsley is an American actor renowned for his portrayal of Doctor Phlox in the TV series Star Trek: Enterprise. Billingsley's diverse acting career includes roles in popular series such as The X-Files, The West Wing, Cold Case, and 24, as well as films like The Man from Earth. He has appeared in True Blood, Grey's Anatomy, Intelligence, and Twin Peaks. Billingsley is married to actress Bonita Friedericy, with whom he has collaborated in multiple projects.

Paras Patel - Rajit

Paras Patel is an actor who rose to prominence for his portrayal of Saint Matthew in the historical drama series, The Chosen. Before this role, Patel can be seen in several films and series including Teen Angels Sing and The Duff.

Sean Astin - Gabriel

Sean Astin has performed memorable roles such as Mikey in The Goonies, the heartfelt hero in Rudy, and the loyal Sam Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. An avid political activist and philanthropist, Sean passionately supports several causes such as mental health advocacy and literacy programs. His rich personal life is centered around his wife Christine, their three daughters, and a steadfast commitment to family and faith.

What is the film like?

Our favorite sci-fi films like Inception, Interstellar, and Gattaca captivate us with their compelling tales, impactful themes, and stunning visuals. Similarly, The Shift dives deep into the realms of temptation, hope, and perseverance, unfolding in the rich landscapes that only science fiction can offer. The hope for the audience is an experience that goes beyond the movie; for something that lingers and prompts them to explore the "what ifs" and reflect on their own journeys in a new way.

In this cinematic adventure, Kevin’s path is marked by tremendous trials, a relentless fight for love, and a confrontation with a sinister alternate self.

With your invaluable support, we aim to bring The Shift into as many theaters as possible, reaching audiences far and wide. More than just a visual experience, this film hopes to serves as a gentle guide, illuminating hearts and sparking conversation about what leads us towards the light. Together, let’s ensure that as many eyes as possible witness this unique cinematic journey.

The Team

Brock Heasley

Writer and Director

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 released by Lionsgate. 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.

Ken Carpenter


Producer Ken Carpenter most recently produced Surprised By Oxford in the UK, featuring Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey) and Mark Williams (Harry Potter). He produced Finding You in Ireland, which was released in 2021 by Roadside Attractions/Lionsgate/Amazon Prime with Academy-Award winner Vanessa Redgrave. He also produced Roll With It with Endeavor Content, releasing in 2022. He produced Run the Race, released theatrically by Roadside Attractions in 2019, as well as Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in 2021, featuring Heather Locklear. Before producing feature films, he produced and directed music videos, commercials, documentaries, and branding films for a wide array of artists and organizations, including dc Talk, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman, Compassion International, Blood Water Mission, Prison Fellowship, Joni & Friends, and many more. He and his family reside in Nashville.

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.

Beverly Holloway

Casting Director

Casting Director Beverly Holloway has been an independent Casting Director for TV and feature film for over 20 years and is a proud member of The Casting Society of America. Throughout her career, Beverly has had the opportunity to work with some of the best actors in the industry across multiple productions, including The Chosen, I Can Only Imagine, and I Still Believe. She’s worked in many genres of film and television including drama, comedy, family/faith, action/adventure, rom-com, thriller, sci-fi, horror and animation.

Angel Studios Model

The Shift, LLC plans to bring this movie to life in a way that traditional Hollywood has never done before, utilizing the innovative model of Angel Studios. Angel Studios is a film studio platform that helps filmmakers 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.

At Angel Studios, the approach to entertainment isn't just about crafting captivating stories; it's about something more profound—amplifying light. They define entertainment that amplifies light as entertainment that is true, honest, noble, just, authentic, lovely, admirable, and excellent. Through Angel Studios’ platform, thousands of fans choose which titles will be created, funded, and distributed. Angel Studios allows creators and audiences to form passionate communities around their creative projects, making the story behind the story as important as the final project itself.

*Investing in these early-stage companies involves a high degree of risk, including the possibility of the total loss of your investment. There is no guarantee of any return. You should consult with your advisors prior to making an investment decision.*


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