Filmbandit Productions and Shelter Entertainment Studios Launch Kickstarter Offer

To raise funds for the production of the comic book, Open Mind the companies have launched a Kickstarter offering.
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Nov. 20, 2012 - PRLog -- Filmbandit Productions and Shelter Entertainment Studios Launch Kickstarter Offer

Sci-Fi Motion Picture Thriller To Become Venture’s First Faith-Based Graphic Novel


November 20, 2012 – Company Founders Stephen McNiel and Matt Green announced today that their joint venture is launching a Kickstarter offering to raise $16,000 for the production of a graphic novel based upon Matt’s feature length script, “Open Mind”. The two companies, Shelter Entertainment Studios, Inc. (SESI) and Film Bandit Productions (FBP) are in a long term relationship to produce faith-based media in all formats. “Once we met Matt we were taken by his producing and writing abilities and wanted to produce projects with him from the get go,” said SESI CEO McNiel. “He had so much to offer and the fastest way to get something moving forward was with “Open Mind” and the crowd sourcing site,,” McNiel added.

Once the decision was made to move froward the team got busy putting the presentation together under the direction of Green and Tom Zaczyk, SESI’s President. What really cemented the excitement of the project was the team that was assembled to create the comic book and distribute it. Two seasoned actors Anthony Tyler Quinn (“Boy Meets World”, Melrose Place”) - who also co-wrote the script with Matt - and Patrick Levis (“So Weird”, “Inside the Osmonds”) lent their likenesses to the characters. Also accomplished industry artists, David Rhoades added his talents to the project with great enthusiasm. “The sheer coolness of the concept of looking into somebody’s head… it’s intense and it’s a great image,” stated Rhoades. Distribution professional John Sullivan (‘2016: Obama’s America”, “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed”) will add his extensive experience to the comic’s distribution/marketing plan as well.

With all of its dynamic storylines and sci-fi action there is a Christian message. As Levis put it, “At the heart of (Open Mind) is a relatable and genuine character.” Green and Quinn have done an excellent job in presenting a meaningful truth in a web of intrigue. To help make this comic book a reality visit and donate.


Filmbandit Productions is an independent film production company. It is a corporation incorporated under the laws of the State of California, for the purpose of producing a feature length Motion Pictures. The Company is managed by a team of individuals with a total of 40 years experience in the field of entertainment and film production.

Shelter Entertainment Studios, Inc. is a faith-based entertainment corporation founded by veteran entertainment executives Stephen McNiel and Tom Zaczyk. The Company identifies and develops projects for theatrical, digital and printed production and distributes them through all existing platforms.

Both companies are located in Valencia, California and can be reached at:

Filmbandit Productions – Matt Green – 661-755-3543 -

Shelter Entertainment Studios, Inc. – Stephen McNiel – 661-362-0852 –
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