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Rogue Elements: A Ryan Drake Short Film

A project in Toronto, Canada by The Critical Drinker

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An untold adventure in the bestselling Ryan Drake action thriller saga, and Drake's first onscreen appearance.
Backers: 5212
Average Pledge Per Backer: £58

Funded: £303,339 of £20,000
Dates: Oct 20th -> Nov 19th (31 days)
Project By: The Critical Drinker
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Latest News


November 19th - via:
Hello everyone!  We are in the final hours of the campaign. What a wild crazy ride it's been! If there's one thing I learned or perhaps more accurately re-learned over the past 30 days, don't underestimate the fans!  Thank you to everyone who has... (Read More)

Only a couple days left!

November 16th - via:
Hey all you drinkers out there! How are you doing today? We're getting our first major snow storm today, a 30cm dump. Hooray! Firstly can you believe we've made it this far? Take a moment and pat yourselves on the back. I'm so excited to get behind... (Read More)

Deep cuts

November 14th - via:
Hey gang, How's everyone doing today? We just started getting our first bits of training in the snow is gonna be fun for Ryan. Speaking of. Ryan and I went for a nice marathon run yesterday.  Well, I ran for a bit with my camera in the... (Read More)

Thank you, slight Ryan update, behind the scenes of one of my action shorts.

November 12th - via:
Hello friends! How's everyone making out on this fine Saturday? It's a little rainy in my neck of the woods. Don't tell Ryan but we're doing a hardcore workout in the rain later, it's not going to be fun. Also $400k! wow. Thanks so much everyone for... (Read More)

Meet Jean-Luc

November 11th - via:
Hey gang,  Time to shine the light on Jean-Luc. I like to say he's the secret sauce to a lot of the projects that we do together.  JL is there from start to finish. In pre-production, he and I have long discussions about shots, feel/tone of the... (Read More)

Lets talk music

November 10th - via:
Hey Gang, So, I've been chatting a lot about either myself or Ryan and I think it's time to shine the light on Maksim Osipau, our composer. Maks originally hales from Belarus and thanks to the mystical ways of the universe, moved just down the street... (Read More)

The many talents of Ryan!

November 9th - via:
Hello folks.  First, thanks to everyone who showed up for the live stream of the Q&A.  For those of you that missed it or got some weird private notification, I'll talk to Mr Drinker and see if the video is going up at a later point or if we... (Read More)

Got a question for us? Then join us for an online Q&A session!

November 8th - via:
 Rogue Elements Q&A Session   (Read More)

A little update from The Drinker

November 7th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Meet our Stunt Coordinator Max

November 7th - via:
Hello everyone.  I'm back with another update.  I'm no mind reader, however I bet a lot of you are thinking, "How could they ever pull off such wicked cool badass stunts?"  My friends let me introduce you to Max, our stunt coordinator. Max and I... (Read More)


November 6th - via:
Hey everyone,  Will and I have gone over the updated script and are happy with the results! Will has really fleshed out the mission that Ryan is about to embark on. There's more action, more realized characters. I think we're at the point where it's... (Read More)

Meet Carson, one of our producers

November 3rd - via:
Hey folks,  There's been a lot going on behind the scenes, so lets chat about that for a second. Will and I have been working on beefing up the script to help reflect our new reality.  The story that we had originally come up with is still intact,... (Read More)

Answering some questions

October 28th - via:
Hey folks,  I'm back! I've been seeing questions pop up on here, so I'll do my best to address them. Before that lets all give a round of applause to Ryan Barton, our lead. He was nominated for Best Actor at the Anatomy: Crime and Horror and Film... (Read More)

Small updates and a new short film to watch.

October 23rd - via:
Hey backers! We're still moving along! The team can't thank you enough. I've been in talks with my producers and the wheels have begun turning as far as what's going to happen with all the generous support you've shown us. I won't have any real... (Read More)

Why hello there.

October 22nd - via:
I continue to be amazed at the progress of the campaign. I knew the drinker had a loyal fanbase but sheesh. The only loyal fanbase I have is my mom. It's quite humbling.  I guess I would have to include myself as being a fan of the drinker as well,... (Read More)

What just happened?

October 21st - via:
Hello everyone,  First, let's all take a moment and shake everyone's hands digitally.  You, the fans have heeded the call from The Drinker.  Thank you, thank you, a thousand times thank you. I can't speak for Will, or the rest of the team, however... (Read More)

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